Iran Election: Her Name Was Neda
Early today, a beautiful young woman was demonstrating in Tehran, along with her father. When friction between the Basiji – the brutal packs of militia that patrol the streets of Tehran, beating women and children and students — and the demonstrators broke out, it was her ill-fortune to become one of the first victims of Basiji homicide, though she was doing nothing more than standing by innocently, watching.
It is said that a Basij sniper shot her through the heart, simply to see her die.
The final moments of her tender young life leaked into the pavement of Karegeh Street today, captured by cell phone cameras. And not long after, took on new life, flickering across computer screens around the world on YouTube, and even CNN.
Pictures are all over Twitter. Too horrible.
Also-Obama takes a stand:
The Iranian government must understand that the world is watching. We mourn each and every innocent life that is lost. We call on the Iranian government to stop all violent and unjust actions against its own people. The universal rights to assembly and free speech must be respected, and the United States stands with all who seek to exercise those rights.
As I said in Cairo, suppressing ideas never succeeds in making them go away. The Iranian people will ultimately judge the actions of their own government. If the Iranian government seeks the respect of the international community, it must respect the dignity of its own people and govern through consent, not coercion.
Martin Luther King once said – “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” I believe that. The international community believes that. And right now, we are bearing witness to the Iranian peoples’ belief in that truth, and we will continue to bear witness.
“This Is No Longer About #IranElection It Is For Iran Regime Change”
“Her name was ندا (#Neda), which means voice or call in Farsi. She is the voice of the people, a call to freedom”
“Do not listen to those who tell you to take up the gun. Mousavi calls on Sea of Green not to be violent”
“What kind of government is it that its citizens are afraid of its hospitals and seek medical aid in foreign embassies?”
I agree with that last statement. Keep the moral high ground and show the mullahs as the butchers they are.
Home remedies for relief of tear gas and pepper spray all over Twittter.
Obama is learning the hard way not to deal with Tyrants and Religious fanatics.