Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Silent March

The “silent” march in Tehran. 17 June 2009

Some of the placards read:

- Sokoot Sabzeman (“Our Green Silence”)

- Neveshteem Mousavi, Khandand Ahmadinejad (“We Wrote Mousavi, They Read Ahmadinejad”)

- Dolat-e Coup d’Etat, Estefaa, Estefa (“Government of Coup d’Etat, Resign, Resign”)

- 8 Shahid , 46 Zakhmi (“8 Martyred 46 Injured”) – Rasool Hospital

- Tasliat (‘Condolences)

- Where is My Vote?


Nader Uskowi said...

Thank you, Mina.

Anonymous said...

The administration of President Barack Obama in the United States could see through the allegorical mode of the Iranian election and probably anticipate the flood of destruction that would follow once vengeance is unleashed. It did just the right thing by staying aloof, studiously detached. Now comes the difficult part - engaging the house that Khamenei presides over as the monarch of all he surveys.

How do you make progress in these matters when most of society seems perfectly happy with the status quo? Whatever the answer, what they are doing - hitching their wagon to crooks and Zionist intelligence assets - isn't the way to go. While I'm sure many of the protesters are quite sincere, I can't help but be reminded of the similar protesters against Hugo Chavez, marching against things like progressive taxation and the end of feudal land-holdings. The real reformer was Ahmadinejad, but in the upside-down world of American/Zionist analysis, bad guys are good, and good guys are bad.

Anonymous said...

Still, there are two Irans. And though I have many friends amongst the 'Shah's men', I did see the poor who would be out in the streets dleivering goods to Tehran's many bazaars on hand-pulled carts at 2 a.m. in the morning.
The 5th column of twittering journalists based in North Tehran never saw them, of course.

Anonymous said...

It's still early days; there's a rumour out of Iran courtesy of Shirin Ebadi on NPR that the Council of Electors, which has the power to dismiss Ayatollah Khamenei, is meeting in Qom.
I don't think he'll go, and much as I dislike theocratic rule, the oily Rafsanjani, whose corruption is legendary, would be far worse, as the Trojan horse of liberalisation is used to transfer Iranian state assets to him and his cronies..

Anonymous said...

The unseen Iranians