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Originally posted by count66
I really wish the Iranian people well in their fight to get their voices heard.
This goes to show no matter what oppression is put on any of us, whether that be political, religious or economic, when the people choose no one can force us to live under that oppression.
All power lies in our hands ultimately.
Originally posted by colloredbrothers
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
The goal is to get the other pres. in power. And everyone fighting there has this goal, In my eyes this is a revolution.
Originally posted by Slash
Well I just came across a video, haven't heard news of this yet.
Warning, disturbing video below.
Iran Helocopter Gasses Protestors
Wow. I've heard that Iran's cops could be cruel. But man...
[edit on 6/21/2009 by Slash]
Young Spartan men who had completed their training at the agoge with such success that they were marked out as potential future leaders, would be given the opportunity to test their skills and prove themselves worthy of the Spartan military tradition through participation in the krypteia.
Every autumn, according to Plutarch (Life of Lycurgus, 28, 3–7), the Spartan ephors (classical Greek Ἔφοροι) would pro forma declare war on the helot population so that any Spartan citizen could kill a helot without fear of blood guilt.
Unarmed, the kryptes were sent out into the countryside with the instructions to kill any helot they encountered at night and to take any food they needed. This could be used to remove any helots considered troublesome and provide the young men with a manhood test and experience of their first kill.
Such brutal oppression of the helots permitted the Spartans to control the agrarian population and devote themselves to military practice. It may also have contributed to the Spartans' reputation for stealth.
The BBC has again been caught engaging in mass public deception by using photographs of pro-Ahmadinejad rallies in Iran and claiming they represent anti-government protests in favor of Hossein Mousavi. An image used by the L.A. Times on the front page of its website Tuesday showed Iranian President Ahmadinejad waving to a crowd of supporters at a public event. In a story covering the election protests yesterday, the BBC News website used a closer shot of the same scene, but with Ahmadinejad cut out of the frame. The caption under the photograph read, 'Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi again defied a ban on protests'. The BBC photograph is clearly a similar shot of the same pro-Ahmadinejad rally featured in the L.A. Times image, yet the caption erroneously claims it represents anti-Ahmadinejad protesters. See the screenshots below (click to enlarge).
Originally posted by FlySolo
reply to post by HunkaHunka
YAAAAAAAA!!!! these videos give me an adrenaline rush and goose bumps man YAAAAAA. Absofhukehnlutely awesome to see this young adults take control of their destiny and fight against oppression.
Keep it up, never surrender!
Originally posted by Boostah
Wouldnt that be awesome if North Korea did that too!!!!