5 thoughts on “Her name was Neda”

  1. I must say, the opposition’s 4GW is going smoothly, but why did it take so long for them to get a martyr to rally behind?

    Sorry, I just needed to practice my cynical realpolitik personality.

    I mean, I really am rooting for the current establishment to crumble though.

  2. Amazing that the theocrats don’t seem to understand their own faith. The creation of martyrs by their thuggishness only inflames the feelings of injustice that not only the protesters feel but the silent 30-40% of the population who have not yet chosen a side. The general strikes later this week will tell the tale if this behavior has helped create the martyr’s lineup Dan refers to.

    The viscous beating of old women by the “real men” of the Basij in particular seems to me very grisly, something even the Burmese junta tried to avoid when it slaughtered its dissidents in ’07.

    It brings a smile to my face when I hear the Iranian youths who are in gangs have declared open season on the basij and their friends. For once honor killings play a positive role!

  3. “It brings a smile to my face when I hear the Iranian youths who are in gangs have declared open season on the basij and their friends. For once honor killings play a positive role!”

    So you are saying, Disperse the kinetics? Hmmm.

  4. Jeffrey,

    (A second reply…)

    Revolutions aren’t made in a day. Iran 1979 wasn’t. China 1989 wasn’t. Serbia 2000 wasn’t. They take time to get rolling.

    Eddie,

    Islam is an evolved version of Christianity [1]. Just as the Christians used Constantine’s Army, the Uma used armies of the faithful against rivals.

    A Nony Mouse,

    Yes. [4]

    [1] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2007/03/13/jesusism-paulism-part-vi-embrace-and-extend.html
    [2] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2006/08/25/jesusism-paulism-part-iv-the-fall-of-rome.html
    [3] http://www.amazon.com/Revolutionary-Strategies-Early-Christianity-Counterinsurgency/dp/193484036X
    [4] http://www.tdaxp.com/archive/2006/11/02/making-a-science-of-the-generations-of-war.html

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