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ChairmanAgnostic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-20-09 07:06 AM
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20. today is the make it or break it day.
How the people act, and how the ayatollahs react will set the future of this country.

It feels a little bit like the Baltic States leaving the USSR - happiness, worry about the army cracking down, excitement.

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  -Banned Tehran rally to go ahead on Saturday, wife of opposition leader Mousavi says Turborama  Jun-20-09 03:18 AM   #0 
  - Here's the full details  MADem   Jun-20-09 03:26 AM   #1 
  - Severe responses always remind me of  dipsydoodle   Jun-20-09 03:44 AM   #2 
  - All of this reminds me of Prague Spring, '68. nt  tsuki   Jun-20-09 03:51 AM   #4 
  - Indeed  dipsydoodle   Jun-20-09 04:00 AM   #5 
     - I was talking about the Dubcek-Novotny in Czechoslovakia. I was  tsuki   Jun-20-09 05:10 AM   #14 
        - It's very much like Sprintime for Prague but on a fast track and shorter lived  ohio2007   Jun-20-09 07:22 AM   #21 
           - Englehab is one of the large squares, I think it means Revolution, so that  MADem   Jun-20-09 09:14 AM   #41 
           - I am watching today. I had hoped that a more peaceful settlement  tsuki   Jun-20-09 03:37 PM   #79 
  - Unfortunately, I am afraid it will be.  razorman   Jun-20-09 08:01 AM   #27 
  - this could get ugly.... n/t  OKDem08   Jun-20-09 03:47 AM   #3 
     - It probably will. The "mourning demonstrations" are how Shah was taken down.  MADem   Jun-20-09 04:13 AM   #8 
  - Al Jazeera reports that organizers say they are going ahead - rally starts in 2 hours  Douglas Carpenter   Jun-20-09 04:05 AM   #6 
  - Al Jazeera English just broadcast this, they also said state TV is denying it n/t  Turborama   Jun-20-09 04:07 AM   #7 
  - Police aren't all in lockstep, lately, neither are the Army.  MADem   Jun-20-09 04:15 AM   #9 
     - well that's the question, isn't it?  Douglas Carpenter   Jun-20-09 04:37 AM   #11 
        - Will Iranians kill their own children? That's the other question.  MADem   Jun-20-09 04:50 AM   #13 
        - Whoever was charged with stealing this election did a horrible job.  EFerrari   Jun-20-09 05:10 AM   #15 
  - Confirmed from Mousavi's hanoom!  MADem   Jun-20-09 04:31 AM   #10 
  - Violent crackdown and bloodbath to begin shortly thereafter...  DRoseDARs   Jun-20-09 04:40 AM   #12 
  - Elsewhere on DU, a few posters were throwing water on all these street demonstrations.  pnorman   Jun-20-09 06:35 AM   #16 
  - This is already much much more than the election results.  SkyDaddy7   Jun-20-09 06:43 AM   #17 
     - That's more or less what I was trying to get at.  pnorman   Jun-20-09 06:57 AM   #18 
        - No matter  ohio2007   Jun-20-09 07:33 AM   #25 
  - pics from Tehran today  tocqueville   Jun-20-09 07:04 AM   #19 
  - I support you, brave Iranians, for standing up to the repression. Thank you  wordpix   Jun-20-09 08:10 AM   #28 
  - The comments of solidarity from all over the world  Qutzupalotl   Jun-20-09 11:43 AM   #71 
  - today is the make it or break it day.  ChairmanAgnostic   Jun-20-09 07:06 AM   #20 
  - When a mass of one million people rush at you, I believe those militia will then flee like pigeons  tomm2thumbs   Jun-20-09 07:24 AM   #22 
  - I just hope the Leader's army doesn't fire on the protestors  wordpix   Jun-20-09 08:10 AM   #29 
  - Some of what they are up against  MADem   Jun-20-09 08:34 AM   #31 
  - Police outnumber those protesting now.  woo me with science   Jun-20-09 09:14 AM   #42 
  - current tweets  tocqueville   Jun-20-09 07:26 AM   #23 
  - When ants unite, they can skin a lion. IRANIAN PROVERB  tomm2thumbs   Jun-20-09 07:29 AM   #24 
     - I caught that Iranian proverb posted this morning also nt  ohio2007   Jun-20-09 08:50 AM   #34 
  - clashes reported  tocqueville   Jun-20-09 07:35 AM   #26 
  - Here's a live blog  Aloha Spirit   Jun-20-09 08:25 AM   #30 
     - There are reports of a bomb blast at the Tomb of Imam Khomeini  MADem   Jun-20-09 08:42 AM   #32 
        - suicide bomber, one dead, two injured (reports so far from al Jazeera English)  wordpix   Jun-20-09 08:43 AM   #33 
        - Anybody else remember the Iranian president bragging about having "10,000" suicide bombers ready to  ohio2007   Jun-20-09 08:53 AM   #36 
        - August 2006 article  ohio2007   Jun-20-09 09:03 AM   #38 
        - That Birds of a Feather pic is right on the money. nt  MADem   Jun-20-09 09:06 AM   #40 
        - Wonder what terminal disease he had, and how many family he needed cared for? NT  MADem   Jun-20-09 09:04 AM   #39 
        - Agreed, remember govt reported earlier in the week they foiled bomb plots from  Aloha Spirit   Jun-20-09 08:52 AM   #35 
        - Resorting to ISI tactics to discredit the protesters imo. nt  ohio2007   Jun-20-09 08:54 AM   #37 
        - Boy you hit the nail on the head....  WestSeattle2   Jun-20-09 09:40 AM   #44 
  - If you have a facebook, this video is DISTURBING  MADem   Jun-20-09 09:33 AM   #43 
  - Did I understand this correctly?  Kajsa   Jun-20-09 09:42 AM   #45 
     - Yes. You understood correctly.  MADem   Jun-20-09 09:44 AM   #46 
        - That is very disturbing!  Kajsa   Jun-20-09 10:52 AM   #66 
           - When you get 140 % of the vote in some areas, how can you lose? nt  MADem   Jun-20-09 03:07 PM   #78 
  - The protest had 3,000 people  TomClash   Jun-20-09 10:08 AM   #47 
  - Iranian protests 'will go ahead': Protests agst Iran's disputed presidential elections will go on  Bucky   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #48 
  - Sky News: 'State TV: "Iran Opposition Demo Called Off" '  Bucky   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #49 
  - State tv reports what it wants people to think.  tekisui   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #52 
  - Good Luck to the Very Brave People of Iran!!  SkyDaddy7   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #50 
  - It is 4pm in Tehran...  SkyDaddy7   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #51 
  - RT Aljazeera English confirms that Cell-phone service is disconnected around Enghelab Square  ohio2007   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #53 
  - Twitter saying crowds are gathering and growing.  tekisui   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #54 
  - Twitter: Tear gas and shootings. Mousavi says he is prepared to die.  tekisui   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #55 
  - LOL. Thats what I said  ohio2007   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #56 
     - Most recently, Al=Jazeera reporting smoke over the city.  tekisui   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #59 
        - bytes of live blogging (a somewhat filtered twitter info blog )  ohio2007   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #60 
           - Khomeini shrine has been hit with bomb, many ppl injured.  tekisui   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #61 
  - K&R n/t  myrna minx   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #57 
  - Knowing they will be arrested they are still out there.  Life Long Dem   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #58 
  - Photo from Tehran, about an hour ago:  tekisui   Jun-20-09 10:33 AM   #62 
  - as other noted, reading that Mousavi is giving a speech starting 'we all return to God'  tomm2thumbs   Jun-20-09 10:34 AM   #63 
  - Wow.... I was just wondering about that.Embassies pretty close and subways shut down.  Aloha Spirit   Jun-20-09 10:38 AM   #65 
     - Canadian Embassy was reportedly rejecting injured protesters  chatnoir   Jun-20-09 01:54 PM   #74 
  - Good twitter  alfredo   Jun-20-09 10:37 AM   #64 
  - Thanks for the link.  Kajsa   Jun-20-09 11:09 AM   #68 
     - Scary too. Andrew Sullivan's site , The Daily Dish is on the case and  alfredo   Jun-20-09 05:53 PM   #82 
  - What are the Neocons saying about the situation? Cheney and Kristol? whose side they on? nm  rhett o rick   Jun-20-09 11:01 AM   #67 
  - "bomb the evildoo-ers" no doubt. Assclowns would be sending US troops if still in charge  wordpix   Jun-20-09 11:37 AM   #70 
     - yes but which do they see as evil doers? nm  rhett o rick   Jun-20-09 12:13 PM   #72 
        - My concern also...  AntiFascist   Jun-20-09 02:15 PM   #76 
  - Video:  janx   Jun-20-09 11:12 AM   #69 
  - Video of the girl who was shot today by Basij  chatnoir   Jun-20-09 01:48 PM   #73 
  - i don't find your crying smiley at all appropriate.....  create.peace   Jun-20-09 05:09 PM   #80 
     - Excuse me??  chatnoir   Jun-20-09 05:19 PM   #81 
  - It's a bloodbath  Baclava   Jun-20-09 02:14 PM   #75 
  - THANK YOU for that link  chatnoir   Jun-20-09 02:22 PM   #77 
  - my wild guess as an admittedly amateur observer of the Middle East as to how this will play out  Douglas Carpenter   Jun-21-09 05:18 AM   #83 
 

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