Friday, June 19, 2009

Hot Updates

Just got off the phone with a friend inside of Iran. He has mentioned several points which I am going to list here:

1- We intend to be non-violent every day. Our strategy is silent resistance.

2- People do not trust the regime.

3- The free world should give us moral support

4- The whole idea of Islamic revolution is now under question by the people

5- Every body is anxiously waiting to see what will happen tomorrow. No one knows what awaits them

6- People of Iran are very agitated and angry with the government.

I'm trying to talk to more contacts inside of Iran but it's been very hard. Cellphones and internet access within the country are restricted.

14 comments:

Urban Infidel said...

Thanks for the updates, Winston. Please tell your friends in Iran that America supports their cause.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I hope your family and friends are okay. I hope my friends there are okay too. No word at all. Very worrying. But I want so much for them to take the advantage. It's hard to know what to say. We ARE sending them all our moral support. But fwiw I am kicking Obama and western government asses all over blogs for not being more supportive out there. Which they could be. They have a clear advantage here with the web platforms and a willing freedom seeking Iranian audience using them and asking for SUPPORT.

alison -

Louise said...

"The whole idea of Islamic revolution is now under question by the people"

Woopie!!!

John Lucsoft said...

Interesting. Thanks for the inside updates. I am glad that they are going the civil disobedience way. It takes longer, but yields better results than violence. And I certainly lend all my moral support. I hope the outcome is favorable. I doubt we could say that the West on the whole is vocally supporting them, though. People don't seem to be paying Iran too much attention. We'll see what happens.

ransomorama said...

Please tell those brave demonstrators that we are inspired and amazed by their courage and determination. I pray that the 'real' Iran will emerge soon as a free and democratic force in the world. We stand with them.

Vadar said...

As others here have said, please pass along that millions of Americans are following this and our thoughts and prayers are with them. Their courage over the past few days is very inspirational. Anything we can do to help, we will.

Free1 said...

I second what Vadar just said. Please tell your friends in Iran that Americans support them even if our President does not.
We all want to see a free Iran!

FearlessDream said...

The Fear is Gone: Voices from Iran (Wall Street Journal

"President Obama's speech was good; he says that he will support us. He also said that nations must decide the fate of their countries by themselves. I agree with him, but now we don't have any power to change the situation, so we need help and attention.

We ask the president not to accept this coup d'etat."

FearlessDream said...

Free1 said...
"I second what Vadar just said. Please tell your friends in Iran that Americans support them even if our President does not.
We all want to see a free Iran!"

I would like to echo that statement as well.

alison said...

People don't seem to be paying Iran too much attention

That's not true at all. Least not in the UK. It's been headline news and the main topic of political discussion for days. Maybe that's why the top mullah singled us out.

Anonymous said...

I'll be praying for you even though I'm not religious.

The world (the non-government parts, anyway) stands with you. Stay safe!

Asher said...

I don't understand the non-violence. If it were me, I'd be tracking down the families of the militias and lynching them in the streets, even the newborns.

Non-violence works against the civilized masters, not against barbarians.

Anonymous said...

Obama is not to be blamed for the dictatorship in Iran. You must understand that. Many Americans support the cause of the Iranian citizens and we all wish you well! Fight for your freedom people!!! It is a fight worth fighting for!!!
God be with you all!!!!

Anonymous said...

Passive resistance in the face of death or incaceration will eventually win you the freedom that is your basic right. The good of this earth is on your side. God speed.