Published on Online Journal, by Bev Conover, June 18, 2009.
Oh noooooo, Mr. Bill, the Iranian election may have been stolen for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad! Horrors of horrors! And where were all those self-righteous voices in the US, especially the corporate media’s, in 2000 and 2004 when the Bushies stole two presidential elections? …
… I’m with Jeremy Scahill who “tweeted” yesterday morning that he “is sick of people talking about ‘twitter revolution’ in iran [sic] … especially hate when it’s US liberals who would NEVER protest anything in USA.” Having used up his 140 characters on Twitter, he elaborated on his website, Rebel Reports, “They’d never face down tear gas or baton-wielding thugs at home. Some of these liberals (you know who you are) were poo-pooing activists protesting at the Republican and Democratic Conventions and scorn activism in general. This whole commentary about the ‘twitter revolution’ when it comes from these lizards is narcissistic crap.”
Americans have the unmitigated gall to point fingers at other countries who fail to do our bidding, while in the good ol’ USA, “home of the free and the brave,” we are either ignored, labeled “terrorists,” arrested and/or suffer broken heads for exercising our constitutional right to “peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” (First Amendment to the US Constitution).
It is up to the Iranian people to settle their internal affairs, without interference from Washington or any other Western, Middle Eastern (read that mainly Israel) or Eastern power. (full text).