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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Where is Iran headed?

Pay attention to what happens at the end of this Iranian hoop-de-do. Everything just might work out completely different from where we all are being lead by the media. You just never know.

“The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers." Thomas Jefferson.

While Thomas Jefferson had reason to utter the foregoing; it might be a little too far fetched for this day and time. Newspapers admittedly have some agenda; but they are much more adept at the real news than the “short-byte” visual media. Thirty seconds just isn’t long enough to get to the bottom of anything.

The major problem we have with the Iran situation is that it is becoming more difficult to get the news out of Iran as each day passes. This might lead the visual journalist, under the gun for a sound byte, to “report” what they are spoon fed regardless of their integrity.

Republicans in the US are assailing the President for his lack of toughness on the Iranian protests. This is their best challenge to the Islamic Republic since the bad guys took over from the Shah back in 1979 – you remember that, don’t you.

Don’t be surprised if there is more behind the protests than election results; camouflage is not exactly transparent as it might seem. Look for Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani to come out of this with more power than he went into it with; even with his daughter’s involvement – more here also than meets the eye.

Mir Hossein Mousavi may not become President, but some other big change just might take place.


  1. Newspapers of course were the media of Jefferson's time. I would bet (also) had he been around today the focus of his distaste would be directed at our mostly inept visual media.
    It seems to me that the only folks on the planet that want the people of Iran to shut up and accept the "results" of the election are the few that are benefiting from these alleged "results". I remember hearing on the radio the week after the election that Iran election participation results were no longer being reported after they began to find that multiple locations had a greater than 100% of registered voter turnout.
    Iran is a relatively young country. The median population is 10 years younger than ours and more than 2/3 of Iranians are younger than 30 years old. (Born post-revolution) The youth crave progess and to be part of the global community. Sooner or later big change is coming to Iran.

  2. One of the reasons for Iran's young population is the Iran-Iraq War in the eighties. Iran lost over 300,000 lives and sustained over 500,000 injuries during the war. This took a lot of fathers outta the picture and devistated an entire generation; which they are just now catching up from. There is a great deal more to the "Big Picture" here than meets the eye.