Saturday, November 10, 2007

Iran: the Untold Story


GABRIEL N. LISCHAK writes:
For many, a military confrontation looms just over the horizon, with the drumbeat of war growing louder and louder. Yet within Iran’s borders, a storm is brewing—of which few outside the country are aware.

In December 2006, a notable crowd of Iranian students participated in an event called “University is Alive.” They chanted, “Nothing to lose but our chains!” “Death to dictators!” “We want bread, not bombs!” This demonstration occurred despite the government’s tough measures on political dissent.

Elsewhere, as President Ahmadinejad delivered a speech at Amirkabir University, students heckled him and set his picture on fire.

A “war of words” is spreading among Iran’s youth, with talks of “change” and “revolution.”
Read the rest of the story.

3 comments:

nunya said...

"and no longer believes in the endless wars of its forefathers. A new generation is pressing forward to destroy the old formula”

Hmmmm. That doesn't sound all that different from American kids.

Ron Paul is one of the (safely) Republican candidates who raised four million dollars in ONE day on the internet; mostly because he is anti-war.

Hey, maybe quasar9 should read the article you posted here.

Naj said...

Nunya,

you'll be surprised at the number of Iranian kids (and grown-ups) who are like American kids and grown-ups.

America is still a beautiful "idea", too bad bush is pissing on it! And you know what, all those America-loving kids, when make it to America, realize how hollow their "dreams" of America were!

nunya said...

No, I don't think I would be surprised at all.

Neither would I be surprised at the realization that the American dream has become a nightmare.

Or that it was always just a dream.