Sunday, June 21, 2009

Her name was Neda

Yes, this is graphic and disturbing. And yes, you need to see it:

She literally chokes to death on her own blood - on camera - after a basiji thug shoots her in the chest and causes an internal hemorrhage.

There's talk on the internet that Neda could become to Iran in 2009 what the guy standing in front of the tank was to Tienanmen Square in 1989. From my perspective, I think it's probably too early to make those kinds of analogies.

But, if nothing else, her fate proves to the world just how despicably brutal, evil and immoral the current Iranian regime under Ayatollah Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad truly is.

I know Iranians. I worked with them in Dubai last year. They are wonderful people who are the inheritors of a complex, millennia-old culture. They do not deserve this fate.

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