Friday, June 19, 2009

Freedom and Iran

Last Friday the Iranian people went to the polls in what they thought was going to be a free and fair election.
What they got was a blatant insult to their intelligence and any chance of change crushed.
The reigning clerics knew their tight grip on policy was slipping away, so the supreme leader declared the incumbent firebrand Mahmoud Ahmadinijad the winner by an almost two to one count.
The problem is that this happen while polling places were still open and counting was in progress.
How does this happen? This is a the theocracy where religion is the ultimate rule , lying is forbidden as I believe it is in all religions, I also believe that stealing is a sin. The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has ripped the people of Iran off and stolen a God given right, that is to elect the people to govern with no interference.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has also made it very clear in his Friday sermon that it is time to stop the protest. Here is where he turns loose the feared militia "Basij" this way they can claim that they had no responsibility for the many deaths that will happen in the coming days.

From what I see this isn't just a power struggle withing the existing ruling system, but of the class that brought the revolution to Iran and the younger more educated and "wired" generation.
It doesn't matter what the ruling mullah's do the younger generation already knows what exist in the world beyond the borders of their ancient lands.
They do not want to bring down their government, that has been stated repeatedly. What they do what is for the government to do the right thing and respect their call for a new election.
This time let it be fair and let all opposition have equal time on TV and radio and any other means. Open the Internet to all site, not just what the ruling class deems is right.

The people can and will make the ultimate sacrifice and and do what any other repressed society will do when they have had their fill of being held down.
The government of Iran is afraid of what they see, this is exactly how they came to power.
They know the power of a motivated people.

Let the people have their voice.

God Bless and our prayers from the people of the United States

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