Don't even have the heart to try and put a humorous spin on this. Not much we can do for Iran right now, although FWIW I'm wearing my green shirt tomorrow. However, the Daily Kos has shown itself to be useful. Check out this page to see what can be done from your desktop.
Hurry and start the process before the Iranian's or someone who doesn't like the Daily Kos does it to them!! LMAO
BTW: Thanks for fixing my previous posts!
"CIA Director Leon Panetta says former Vice President Dick Cheney's criticism of the Obama administration's approach to terrorism almost suggests "he's wishing that this country would be attacked again, in order to make his point."
You know Obamaism is just as counter productive as an attack on this nation but the sheeple blindly follow the signs to the showers...stripped of everythihng.
"Cheney has said in several interviews that he thinks Obama is making the U.S. less safe. He has been critical of Obama for ordering the closure of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, halting enhanced interrogations of suspected terrorists and reversing other Bush administration initiatives he says helped to prevent attacks on the U.S."
The sheeple of this nation are trapped under a magic spell like the Sultan in the movie Aladdin.
What better than an attack on America to break the spell?
Like Cheney says....we are indeed the poorer for what Obama has done to our country.
We wouldn't have had to invade Iraq if Bush Sr. had given more support to the people who rose up against Saddam after the Gulf War.
We see the same scenario playing out now with Iran. Obama, Czar of all Czars has decided to sit back and let Ahmadingdong and the mullahs beat down the people in the hopes that a dictatorial Iran will somehow be more amenable to US interests.
Either that or Obama wants Iran to get a bomb and use it on Israel.
Perhaps Obama has visions of a similar "robust debate" occurring here in the streets of America in 2012. With ACORN and Americorps playing the role of the Revolutionary guard and volunteer militia.
As others have pointed out, the protesters have the numbers but the government has the guns. I remember how this played out in Tiananmen Square, Cambodia, and too many other places. Hopefully this time will be different, but Iran's demographics is the winning side, if a slow one: 10 years later? 20 years later?
However, don't forget that despite guns and tanks, a good outcome is possible. What may not have worked in 1953 did work in 1989. Maybe it is a generational thing and the younger Iranians have the guts to stand up to the Mullahs.
And what was the Shah's crime? He was trying to prevent the very thing this generation is trying to cast off now, totalitarian theocracy.
But I don't meet many Iranians born after the Revolution. They do seem angry from what I see on TV, online, and from talk of the older Iranians I encounter.
Which begs a question: shouldn't we respond in kind?
On a different note, I'm glad to see Iranians employing the People's Cube-like wit in their own signage:
That is indeed glorious. Not only is the purple-stained Iraqi finger bloodily hacked off, its absence only enhances the middle finger for the UN. Considering the influence of LA's Iranian community on Iranians, I'm sure the American meaning of the middle finger isn't lost on young Iranians.
Except that "figa" (also "kukish" or "dulya") must be pointed at the person for the effect to take place. Pointing it at the ceiling is, well, like saying "screw the government." Unless you're using the stealth technique of assembling the "figa" safely in your pocket while talking to your boss. Then it can be pointed in any general direction.
My heart beats with pride at the diversity of the last couple of posts. Now pardon me while I get back to my bag of dried Iranian figas.
It was sent to me by my Iranian friend Banafsheh (she was on Fox News the other day as a guest analyst) with this subject line:
"Yet another brave Iranian woman telling Mahmud to put it where the sun don't shine!"
It's hard to tell whether it was photoshopped or not, but either way it came directly from Iran.
I had something in my Mysteries of Islam file. In the image below I was wondering what Mahmoud was doing with his right hand.
Now I know. He was playing with his "figa". Thank you Red Square.