These are YouTube video grabs of a young Iranian woman reportedly named Neda, who reportedly was shot to death in the chest during a protest in Tehran on Saturday. Hopefully the Repugnicans and other warhawks won’t try to use such tragedies as Neda’s death as an excuse to push the United States, which already teeters on the brink of Repugnican-induced collapse, into yet another war in the Middle East for the benefit of the war profiteers, such as Dick Cheney’s Halliburton.
Iran is a bloody mess, to be sure.
At least 17 Iranians reportedly have been killed while protesting against Iran’s old guard in the aftermath of the nation’s June 12 presidential election, which the protesters claim the old guard rigged in order to keep hardliner President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in power.
The Repugnicans — yes, the same bunch of traitors who mired us in the illegal, immoral, unprovoked and unjust Vietraq War — unsurprisingly are clamoring that the Obama administration isn’t doing enough about the current turmoil in Iran.
The images coming out of Tehran indeed are heartbreaking, such as the images of the apparent shooting death of a young Iranian woman, who, it appears, has become sort of a martyr even though it’s not clear who shot her, whether she was shot by a member of the Iranian old guard or whether she even was killed by friendly fire.
It would be wonderful to see the Iranians free.
It also would be wonderful to see the Tibetans and the Chinese free from Chinese totalitarianism, too, but why aren’t the Repugnicans and the other warhawks clamoring for us to free Tibet and China? And Saudi Arabia from its oppressive monarchy, while we’re at it?
There are many nations around the world that aren’t free (don’t make me Google that fact), and the United States of America cannot free them all.
“Team America: World Police” is just a movie.
Fact is, during the eight long nightmarish years of rule by the unelected Bush regime, the Repugnicans put the United States of America into its weakest state at least during my four decades on the planet.
The United States, rotting from within like the ancient Roman Empire did, still teeters on collapse, but the Repugnican traitors (that’s redundant) apparently want us to put even more resources that we don’t have into yet another fucking war in the Middle East.
The Repugnicans need to sit the fuck down and shut the fuck up. They lost the election of November 2008 and they need to start acting like the losers that they are.
The United States of America still needs to recover from the grave wounds that the unelected, lawless Bush regime inflicted upon it. As tragic as the theocratic, totalitarian oppression of the Iranian people is, now is not the time for the United States, which is on life support, to go meddling in the Middle East even more.
If the Repugnicans feel so strongly about launching Operation Iranian Liberation (that’s OIL for short), I invite them to take the next boat or plane to Iran and join in the struggle for freedom there.
But not a single member of our military goes to Iran to die for the Repugnicans’ business interests in Iran, as more than 4,300 of them already have in Vietraq, and not one American taxpayer’s penny goes to OIL, serving only to make the treasonous plutocrats of the Repugnican Party even more filthy rich at the expense of the Iranian people and at the expense of the good of the United States of America.
P.S. This Los Angeles Times piece identifies Neda as 26-year-old Iranian Neda Agha Soltan.
The more you read about Neda, the more tragic her death strikes you, but I think it’s important that we not allow our emotions to overrule sound judgment where foreign relations are concerned.
Many apparently well-meaning individuals, such as Peter Daou on the Huffington Post, are being critical of the Obama administration for supposedly not doing enough about what’s going on in Iran, but these critics, like Daou, aren’t offering up any actual workable solutions, just criticism.
Iran is a mess right now, but there is not much that the United States can do about it.
Maybe, had the unelected Bush regime not incredibly retardedly named Iran as among the “Axis of Evil” in 2002, the United States could do more right now than it can…