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2009-06-14 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Twittering the Iranian uprising
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Posted by Mizzou Mafia 2009-06-14 06:41|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6462 views ]  Top

#1 Is this the week we've been hoping for?

No.
Posted by ed 2009-06-14 12:49||   2009-06-14 12:49|| Front Page Top

#2 To clarify: Riots occurred after the last "elections". The mullahs will let the urban youth blow off steam for a few days. Then the mullahs will bring in their goons from the countryside to crack some city slicker heads and the natural order will be restored.
Posted by ed 2009-06-14 12:58||   2009-06-14 12:58|| Front Page Top

#3 This one seems to be much more than any in the past --- Demos at the Iranian embassy at The Hague --

Tweeter reports -- it's getting bigger and bigger - and not only in Tehran, but across Iran.

# RT @iran09: is 23:09 in #tehran and people are in the streets again. it's worst that last night! #iranelection36 minutes ago from twhirl

# RT @potent_one: #iranelection: PLS RT TMRW DEMO'S LOCATIONS ACROSS IRAN: KERMANSHAH: TALEGHANI ST; OROMIYEH: KHAYAM STR; RASHT: MANZARIY ...about 1 hour ago from twhirl

# RT @JSLeFanu: BBC24 Jon Leyne#Iranian Police tried to shut him down. Says they wre saved by #Iranian protestors. Think he'll b expelled ...about 1 hour ago from twhirl

# RT @JSLeFanu: BTW this BBC guy Jon Leyne is way ahead of other broadcast reporters. John Simpson by comparison looking lazy & timid
#iranabout 1 hour ago from twhirl

# RT @JSLeFanu: BBC24 Jon Leyne" #Iranian situation getting out of control" senses authorities don't know what to do.
#Iranelection #mousa ...about 1 hour ago from twhirl

# RT @JSLeFanu: BBC24 Jon Leyne " #Iranian crowds protected him & camera crew from brutal secret service intervention" #Iranelection #mousavi
Posted by Sherry">Sherry  2009-06-14 15:45||   2009-06-14 15:45|| Front Page Top

#4 Do the mullahs know enough to shut down Tweeter or Twitter or whatever? How about all the cell phones, the texting and the Internet? Do the mullahs understand that these new forms of communication could make a difference? Last night there was video coverage of the riots on TV that was made with a cell phone. It was pretty good quality video and the police had no clue.
Posted by Abu Uluque 2009-06-14 16:30||   2009-06-14 16:30|| Front Page Top

#5 Abu -- seems everything but Twitter has now been shut down -- even foreign news offices closed. They are even beginning to remove YouTube videos --
Posted by Sherry">Sherry  2009-06-14 17:05||   2009-06-14 17:05|| Front Page Top

#6 Interesting that Youtube is responding to the regime's request to remove videos if that is the case.
Posted by Thing From Snowy Mountain 2009-06-14 18:57||   2009-06-14 18:57|| Front Page Top

#7 Yeah, well Google owns youtube now, Thing and they seem to have kind of a crush on totalitarian regimes.
Posted by whitecollar redneck 2009-06-14 21:24||   2009-06-14 21:24|| Front Page Top

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