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2009-06-21 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
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#1 Please take care of the posts you make as so not to endanger them more. Just sayin. You probably know more than me but I do not want to endanger the precious information that gets out. Nor the Humans behind it.
Posted by newc">newc  2009-06-21 02:17||   2009-06-21 02:17|| Front Page Top

#2 Ahmadinejad OWNS the bureaucracy. They fixed the election for him. They are murdering innocents on Iran's streets. They have the power to put down any rebellion.

If Obamapology insists on referring to alleged US/UK intervention moves against Iran during the Cold War, then Iran's opposition will have to look elsewhere for support. This is 2009 and not 1953. And it certainly isn't 1859.
Posted by Uloluns Scourge of the Bunions1692 2009-06-21 05:00||   2009-06-21 05:00|| Front Page Top

#3 I hope they both lose.
Posted by Cyber Sarge 2009-06-21 08:08||   2009-06-21 08:08|| Front Page Top

#4 What can be certain is that people are going to die. "Nothing except a battle lost can be half as melancholy as a battle won" - attributed to the Duke of Wellington. It's heartening to see that there are people in the world still willing to pay the price for real democracy and freedom rather than exist for a handout, a kickback, or political payoff.
Posted by Procopius2k 2009-06-21 08:27||   2009-06-21 08:27|| Front Page Top

#5 Another thing that is certain is that the real revolution here is in the media. With Green Helmet Guy the MSM lost all credibility but still had a strangle hold on sources. Now they have lost control of sources. This is a major shift of power from the center to the people. It will be more and more difficult to run black or white propaganda efforts. The only ones with the resources to do it are the Chinese. And the MSM will become aggregators, their only value being their ability to vet sources and flash cleavage on broadcast channels.
Posted by Muggsy Tholusing5770 2009-06-21 08:58||   2009-06-21 08:58|| Front Page Top

#6 Muggsy Tholusing5770 (if that's your REAL name!)...excellent comment, and very insightful. The MSM had already lost virtually all credibility, and now they've lost the last shreds of their monopoly on "news".
Posted by Justrand 2009-06-21 09:18||   2009-06-21 09:18|| Front Page Top

#7 Muggsy has it right. The MSM right now is following Twitter feeds just like everyone else. The photos they run are the same ones off the web, taken by ordinary people with cell phone cameras.

The news is being truly democratized. I'm guessing 99% of the MSM hasn't figured that out yet, and the 1% that has is trying to figure out either how to put the genie back into the bottle or how to use it to their advantage.
Posted by Steve White 2009-06-21 10:44||   2009-06-21 10:44|| Front Page Top

#8 Muggsy___

Don't understimate the power of a well placed cleavage.
Posted by Elmigum the Wicked1140 2009-06-21 12:14||   2009-06-21 12:14|| Front Page Top

#9 MSM, FOX, and the rest of our "News" agencis are now entertainment and sources for slander. When people want the truth, not debate or lies, they go where they can trust the information. Now it seems Twitter is that place. The bright side to this is the American people seem to want the truth here, not some silicon enhanced beauty queen or viseral MSM hate monger. All the networks need to take note here, fire all the current talking heads and management and place some ethics in reporting or go down in history as falling to a blog called twitter....
Posted by 49 Pan 2009-06-21 12:35||   2009-06-21 12:35|| Front Page Top

#10 Video of a Basij Headquarters burning:
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-06-21 18:02||   2009-06-21 18:02|| Front Page Top

#11 ION FREEREPUBLIC > AL QAEDA SAYS IT WOULD USE PAKISTANI NUCLEAR WEAPONS, agz US = US Interests iff it ever got it hands on 'em.

ALso on FREEP > seems JIMBO CARTER may had escaped an ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT during his covert/secret confab wid HAMAS, etc. Palestinian Leaders, courtesy of a really Realy R-E-A-L-L-Y REEEEEEEELLLLLLYYY BIG BOMB???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2009-06-21 18:47||   2009-06-21 18:47|| Front Page Top

#12 I was at the Ketchikan, Alaska airport for 7 hours on Friday night. CNN was running all kinds of Iran coverage, but there was NOTHING about what was really happening, stuff like the following was missing:
*The candidates run are at the pleasure of the Mullahs.
*The mullahs hold the power.
*Who really sets policy in Iran.
*What is happening in the countryside, not just in Teheran?

Basically, the coverage is just shallow crap about people confronting the police, paramilitaries, etc. Nothing of substance. I have not watched CNN for a long time, and now I know why.
Posted by Alaska Paul back home 2009-06-21 19:06||   2009-06-21 19:06|| Front Page Top

#13 CNN and the MSM have their agenda; it doesn't have much to do with reporting or the truth.
Posted by JohnQC 2009-06-21 19:29||   2009-06-21 19:29|| Front Page Top

#14 If Obamapology insists on referring to alleged US/UK intervention moves against Iran during the Cold War

Iran wouldn't exist except for US/UK cold war intervention. Russia occupied the northern third after WW2 and only left when the US/UK threatened war to kick them out. At the time the USA had the atomic bomb and the USSR didn't. So they complied.
Posted by Phil_B 2009-06-21 19:44||   2009-06-21 19:44|| Front Page Top

#15 "And the MSM will become aggregators, their only value being their ability to vet sources"

When are they going to start?
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2009-06-21 20:26||   2009-06-21 20:26|| Front Page Top

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