Mousavi responsible for the killing of 5,000 political dissidents when he was prime minister.
A New American and Iranian Alliance
The Iranian People have made a very loud statement, but now I think they have reached an impasse.
It’s time to make plans for peace, go to the table and work a few things out before anyone else gets hurt.
Democracy is a process. Take a look at resent US history, 60 years later and we are still trying to make sure every American has Health Care. It is immoral to allow 18,000 people to die each year for the sake of profits. That is six 911s. Untold millions continue to suffer because they are under-insured or have been refused treatment.
Over 40 years ago police and the National Guard were beating protesters in Chicago and African Americans on the march.
From Vietnam, Iran Conta to the Wars in Iraq, Kosovo, Iraq again and now Afghanistan, yet it seems few can be bothered to muster up off their Lazy Boy and demand our leaders in government and industry be held accountable.
We’ve got a new president now, a man of color, so we have come a ways, but we’re still getting there, it takes time and Allah Willing Iran will do the same.
This massive twitter and blogging frenzy was interesting, certainly played a big part for the people who have family in Iran and a huge part for the media. Some politics was extrapolated, not unexpected, and it was a great exercise for students. Shame it too often takes a war for students in the US to learn about the geography of a place in the world.
The Americans who participated in this effort, I hope, will do the same when it comes to Health Care, Living Wage Jobs, Fair Housing and Education for their fellow American Citizens, and I hope when they take to the streets, which I expect them to do now, set as an example by the Iranian People, they will not have to face a stick, a gun or a tasers like the people in Iran and the folks who marched and protested at the RNC Convention.
What the Iranian People have illustrated so far to the American People is they are intelligent, modern, and even though they yearn for more liberty they are a lot more democratic than any place in the Middle East outside of Israel and even more so than China.
And what all this twittering and blogging; communicating, has done for the United States is sent the message loud and clear that the American People have nothing fear from the People of Iran.
Mousavi, Celebrated in Iranian Protests, Was the Butcher of Beirut
He may yet turn out to be the avatar of Iranian democracy, but three decades ago Mir-Hossein Mousavi was waging a terrorist war on the United States that included bloody attacks on the U.S. embassy and Marine Corps barracks in Beirut.