Lot of shit going down in Iran right now…

If you’ve been paying attention at all, you know there’s a lot of shit going down in Iran right now. Since the digital transition on TV, I haven’t been watching much tv. The quality pretty much just sucks, so it’s not worth it. The cable companies have, I suspect deliberately given us a total failure of a digital broadcast standard, so, broadcast tv is basically dead now.

So, I get my news from “teh internets” these days, and oddly enough, one of the better news sources about the current goings on in Iran seems to be, of all places, fark.com. If yoiu know anything about fark, you know that “it’s not news, it’s fark.” You know that fark typically has all the weird “man bites dog” type stories, and you know that your local news cherry picks bits and pieces from fark and with a bit of film, makes a story.

But on this Iran thng, fark seems to have somehow transcended its usual jokey personality.

Some fark threads of interest:
On 9/11, we were all Americans. Tonight, we are all Iranians.” Iran Discussion thread XXXII “
Her name was Neda; she is the voice of the people, a call to freedom. Iran Discussion XXXIII

In what is probably the biggest blunder the Iranian government has made so far, a bystander, a beautiful young woman, probably in her early twenties*, was shot by a sniper and died in front of her father., and a camera. What the camera captured has made its way around the internet, and you have almost certainly seen it already. If not, be warned, it is hard to watch, and is apt to make you cry, and you won’t soon forget it. The woman’s name was “Neda,”

Another angle:

Pretty rough, to say the least.

They’re already calling her the “Iranian Tank Man“, after the guy that stood up to the tanks in Tiananmen square in the ’80s.

Interesting times in Iran, these days.

Edit: It is completely unintentional, and horrific, that this post immediately follows my “Where is Kafirgirl?” post. Hoping Kafirgirl is doing well, and has just decided not to blog anymore.

*Edit again: According to what’s floating around the internet, it seems that she was only 16 years old.

Eidt: I see youtube has already removed the 2nd video because they’re fucking bastards. Google’s “don’t be evil” motto doesn’t seem to extend to youtube, despite the fact that Google bought youtube.

Edit again: I see youtube has removed both videos. Search for “neda” and you’ll find it.

~ by scaryreasoner on June 21, 2009.

2 Responses to “Lot of shit going down in Iran right now…”

  1. Did you ever find out what happened to Kafir Girl?

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