Saturday, June 20, 2009

All Hell Breaks Out In Iran - Quiet Weekend In U.S.

It's Saturday, and I'm resting comfortably on my lounge chair by the pool drinking mojitos. In Iran, all hell is breaking out as anti-riot police are using tear gas and water cannons to silence angry mobs of demonstrators. The country's Supreme Leader, Ayatolla Ali Khamenei, yesterday cut off any further investigation into the country's disputed election results, and declared that any more demonstrations would be illegal. According to CNN, Twitter and other social networking sites are being used to spread the word about the protesters who are ignoring the Supreme Leader. Since foreign journalists have been barred from reporting in the country, YouTube images are being circulated, showing images of defiant protesters, some bloodied and beaten. Tensions are continuing to rise, and there are reports that injured protesters are being arrested as they arrive at hospitals. Twitter messages are urging the injured to be taken to foreign embassies that are sympathetic to their cause. The Australian Embassy, the British Embassy and the Italian Embassy, among others, are being listed as safe havens. The U.S. has no embassy in Iran because it has no diplomatic relations. In America, we're more concerned with Jennifer Anniston's new date, the rumored split of Brad and Angelina, and David Letterman's feud with Sarah Palin. As for me, I'm just trying to find some guacamole for my chips.


  1. This shows us how good we have it here in America. No matter how bad the economy gets or whether we just lost a job or our house is in foreclosure, we still have a lot to be thankful for. We have the right to disagree with our government and we have the right to protest. We won't be arrested for disagreeing with the party in power. We take our freedoms for granted, but if we look at other ountries, we can see how bad things can really get. No matter how bad things may seem in any individual's life, in America anything's possible. The story of our president is evidence that anything's possible. He came from humble beginnings. As Obama said in his inauguration speech, we need "pick ourselves up, dust ourselves off, and begin again the work of remaking America." Peacefully.

  2. I don't know why this story is not getting more coverage. Probably one of the biggest stories in the last 20 years.

    We are lucky to be Americans. I just hope Obama starts saying something of value with some actions.