Monday, February 14, 2011

The Green Movement (موج سبز) is alive and kicking!

Okay so today's demonstrations were not as huge as June or December 2009, but the Iranian nation showed the government and the world that the movement is not dead.  It has been sustained for almost two years and will not die down.  The youth won't let it die down.  The women won't let it die down.  I am in awe of their courage.  They're all my heroes.  Here are the latest videos from today.  Remember foreign press is virtually nonexistent in Iran.  These videos are shot by ordinary (for the lack of a better word -- nothing ordinary about their courage) Iranians while facing danger and precautions.  Long live Iran.  Long live freedom.   

Thursday, February 10, 2011

I just had to share this! - What's the big whoop about Egypt's uprising?

Okay this is satirical, but mostly true.  Click here for the hot link.  When you read it, try to go beneath the humor and comprehend what he is trying to say.  I am not one to compare Egypt and Iran.  But come on.  It's hard not to.  Enjoy!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The only constant is change!

Change is brewing in the Middle East.  First Tunisia and now Egypt.  Algeria is being the good neighbor following up on what's happening in the neighborhood.  Jordan's king Abdullah II dismissed the government and appointed a new prime minister.  Yemen's President Saleh announced that he will not run again after mass protests.  It begs the question: what regime is next in the region?  Hmmm...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Something fishy is going on in Egypt!

The Egyptians were duped.  Army's apparent siding with the masses may have just saved Mubarak, at least for the near future.  This maneuver gave him just enough time to regroup and strategize.  Let's see.  The army praises Egyptians and respects their rights to assemble, and almost immediately after Mubarak's speech the army asks people to stop protesting  so life and business would resume in Egypt.  Hmmm…  The Egyptians were not only duped, they were snubbed.  The army used its relationship of trust with the people to come to Mubarak’s aide. 

Okay.  I'm hinting at a conspiracy theory.  But I can't help it.  I'm Iranian.  I'm middle-eastern.  It's in my DNA.  Part of me wants to encourage Egyptians to finish Mubarak while he is down.  Go for the kill.  But then what?  What's next?  Could the Egyptians reorganize and start their journey to so called democracy after such an abrupt end.  On the other hand, Mubarak will have until September to complete the transition.  In a perfect world it's a win/win situation.  But is it in Egypt?  A lot could happen in nine months.