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.