A wait and see attitude or passivism helps no one even the one who promotes it from the outside, like Obama has done for the most part so far. Where would the U.S.A. be if France had not helped us in the American Revolutionary War?
Guns might help in Iran but a few well chosen words of encouragement to the protesters without the fear of upsetting the Ayatollah might help more. We have nothing to fear from Iran except fear it's self and then only in the eyes of Obama. Militarily Iran is no better than Iraq was.
The people on Iran didn't like the Shah but they have learned to hate some of the currant leaders as much.
"You can always count on Americans to do the right thing—after they’ve tried everything else".
Sir Winston Churchill
Something I made to support the Iranian peoples fight against Tyranny.
THE GREATEST FREEDOM IS THE FREEDOM TO OPPRESS OTHERS
I wonder how the Iranian's felt when it was our government flogging American protesters in the street, knocking them senseless with high-pressure water hoses and police batons and killing our college kids at Kent State?
In the annals of history, that really wasn't that long ago.
Something tells me they really didn't lose a lot of sleep over that.
Call me jaded.
It's GREAT to be me. --- "45% liberal/55% conservative"
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'nice doggy" until you can find a gun.
We have such short memories. Does anyone remember the "Battle in Seattle" over NAFTA, GATT-TRIPS. Hundreds arrested, tear gas, riot batons...... Or Bush's Innauguration, both times? There were huge protests, but little violence.
Anyway, back to Iran. There are riots outside of Parliament right now. The death of Neda has seemed to galvanize the Iranian women and there is a revitalization of the protest. They're still insisting on a new election, not a recount. It's gaining momentum again because of the women.
There's an old Tsitsisis saying (Cheyenne): A Nation can only be defeated when the hearts of it's women are lying on the ground.
I am a Tiki Bar Tarte, do you really think you can Tango with me?!?
"A Nation is not defeated, until the hearts of it's women lay on the ground" Tsitisisis (Cheyenne) saying