Two days ago, I posted this story at Command Post: Iranians Arrested in Iraq.
It got little play in the mainstream news.
Today, it's getting a little more
coverage (posted again at TCP), but still not enough.
Back in the day, during the Iran hostage crisis, some radio DJ took The Beach Boys' Barbaran Ann
and did a parody called Bomb Iran
. Maybe it's time for an update.
No, I'm not really calling for the carpet bombing of Iran. But something has to be done. However, I wonder if this is something we should leave alone for now and let the people of Iran take control.
Today, Ace says
Without doubt, we have the right to bomb the living shit out of Iran. As has been the case for 10 years, though, we probably won't, because we have what seems increasingly-futile hope that the Iranian democracy movement can change the regime at some point, and we don't want to turn those pro-US reformers against us.
That's a good point and one I take seriously. I really, sincerely have this hope that they can make a difference. And they don't want American intervention. They want American support.
I don't know where the two situations can meet. Iran has proven itself to be our enemy. Yet, if we were to attack in retaliation for their acts of war, we would diminish all that the pro-democracy activists have done to help themselves. Can they actually succeed? I believe they can if give them strength by letting them know we are behind them, and by letting the mullahs know that we are out here, supporting the revolution.
It's important for this story about the Iranians arrested in Iraq to get out there. The more people that know about it, the more people will get behind the student uprising.
It's three days until the anniversary of the 18 Tir uprising
. We need to give the Iranians our support. If there is any group of people living under an evil regime that can change their country from the inside out, the revolutionaries in Iran
, who has been diligent in his support of the Free Iran movement, will be on XTV
today at 2pm EST (that's fifteen minutes from as I write) talking about the Iranian struggle for freedom. The XTV link has the info you need to listen to it live.
Please support the Free Iran movement. I have more here
Pejman has more.