posted on Jan, 16 2005 @ 01:22 AM
The courage involved here is amazing. Fighting is easy. Running is easy. For someone to stand their ground in front of this Iranian government is just
stunning and beautiful.
If successful this person could touch off a string of civil disobedience which forces Iran to enact minor reforms to avoid revolution.
If she fails, this person will go on my bedroom wall, right next to the "tankman" of Tiananmen Square, and unless the government does an oustanding
job of burying the event it is likely they'll see more of this. (I'm sure I'll be swiftly corrected if I'm wrong, but according to articles I've
read, many Chinese don't even know about the tank-man.)
I can only hope the Iranian people will take the lead in their own country. I don't want my friends in the Marine Corps going over there to shoot it
out with good people. I want to see these people handle matters on their own terms so that they can live in peace on their own terms. Hopefully
somebody outside of Iran will give the proper supprot to Shirin Ebadi and those who follow in her footsteps so that we can help these people make
political changes without a war.