"He was 45 but his white hair and lined face made him look 60. Tears filled his eyes as he watched marchers protesting over the presidential election results file past yesterday, chanting “Give us back our Iran!” and holding up two fingers for victory.
He had fought on the side of Ayatollah Khomeini to overthrow the Shah in 1979, he said, but felt betrayed when the cleric returned from exile and imposed strict Islamic rule. He was looking at his younger self. “It’s just like the revolution,” he said, pulling a black cap down over his eyes, declining to give his name because he was an economist in a government ministry.
The hundreds of thousands of men, women and children who marched in sweltering heat nine miles down Enghelab Street in the heart of Tehran hope they can force another turning point in Iranian history. They want change and the annulment of the election they believe rigged by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
They had defied a government ban on the march, and they marched in numbers so great that the police and plain-clothed security, who have been breaking up opposition demonstrations, simply had to stand by." Timesonline.
I have heard enough. Let us side with the Iranians in the streets. "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country…" (and women obviously) Tom Paine and Mr. Jefferson call to us across the centuries to come to the aid of the Iranian people. Contrary to the nonsense of the propagandists, Americans never meant any harm to the Iranian people. Americans should now stand with those who want to be free people. What about it, President Obama? pl