Yearning for Freedom in Iran

by Sal on December 8, 2008

in Politics,War on Terror

A protest rally of five thousand people, mostly students, was held yesterday in Tehran, Iran.  The rally was held to protest Ahmadinejad and the Islamic theocracy, and demand a change to a democratic form of government.

Past protesters have met with imprisonment and have been barred from academic life.  These protesters showed extraordinary bravery to fight for freedom in the face of tyranny.  Freedom is the natural desire of all peoples, and the students in Iran are expressing that desire and protesting for their freedom, likely at great personal cost.  I am encouraged by this display, and hope that this yearning for freedom eventually brings about a regime change in Iran.

With its economy in shambles, and the failure of diplomatic efforts to contain Iran’s nuclear ambitions (big surprise), Iran is bound to become a hot spot over the next few years.  It even seems that The One’s pledge for “unconditional talks”, as dangerous as they are, are now being rejected by Iran.  Bush was unable to effectively deal with Iran because of his lack of political capital in the later years of his presidency.  Because of this, Iran will now become Obama’s problem to solve.  Somehow, that does not instill me with confidence.  Yet the courage shown by the Iranian protesters gives me hope that Iran will eventually be free, and no longer a threat to the United States.  Unfortunately, as history shows, it will likely not be without blood, sweat, and tears.

H/T: Gateway Pundit

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rightonoz December 8, 2008 at 10:48 am

Strange how the very group that was a big part of the Islamic Revolution is seeing how it has been hijacked by the theocracy and want to change to a more democratic (Western) system.

Happens so often when there is a revolution based on economic, cultural or religious ideals. The reality is never as promised by the instigators. You always end up with a repressive regime, and with today’s ready access to outside media and the net, groups such as these students eventually understand what they are missing out on.

Here’s hoping they succeed, though at the same time, here’s hoping there is no period of anarchy as in Iraq immediately after the invasion. Hate to see any nuclear material go missing.


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