Sunday, June 21, 2009

Horror in Iran

I've been glued to the twitter feed about the events in Iran all day long.  Husband managed to get through to his sister on the phone this morning and she said it is so bad in Tehran that we should keep motherinlaw here with us longer than the 6 week visit we had previously scheduled.  Then they lost connection and husband couldn't get her back on the phone.

This video is graphic, don't watch it if you are super sensitive to blood, violence or death, but I think it's important for it to be available for viewing because protestors in Iran are risking their lives to get photos and information out of the country about what is going on.


The video of Neda's death may well be what brings down the current government of Iran, Time has a great article by Robin Wright about why.

I want the Iranian government to change just as much, if not more, than anyone else but I desperately wish that it didn't take the death of innocent people to achieve that change.

6 comments:

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Currently reading All the Shah's Men, about the CIA-engineered coup in 1953. A little depressing, reading about how we messed up that country. The implications extend to what is happening today.

SuburbanCorrespondent said...

Also, The Lede (the ny times blog) seems like a good source for info on the situation. Tell me if you've found anything better...

MOM #1 said...

It's all just too sad and complicated. I agree. Keep your MIL here longer. She's certainly not missing anything over there.

Jason, as himself said...

AWFUL. This video made me shudder. What a mess. I hope all of your in-laws are okay.

The Hotfessional said...

My thoughts are with your family.

Christy said...

It's all very scary...are you going to keep your MIL there? How does that work--will she get into trouble for staying longer? I'm thinking of them all. :(