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Peer Pressure May Encourage Embassies to Assist Injured

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Quite a few embassies have told callers that they are no embassies are taking injured Iranians under their wing, but eye witness reports indicate otherwise. Why is it that some countries refuse to take the injured in? Maybe they just don’t want to be the first? They don’t want to step forward.

What Tehran needs is brave men and women from across the world to step out from their embassies and embrace the Iranian activists as the brothers and sisters that they are. Maybe if some embassies step forward and take the ultimate risk it will lead other, less audacious countries’ embassies to step out from the shadows and condemn that which should be condemned.

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  1. How reliable are the eyewitness reports? Which of the embassies have said that they ARE taking in wounded? Have any told you personally?

    Eric

    June 21, 2009 at 02:17

    • The Swiss one is the most telling. http://bit.ly/162z3k The Canadians have brought in 53 doctors to help the injured. The rest are all second hand accounts that people have called embassies or their government. More are incoming 20 minutes it seems. I have so many people from so many places telling me about so many different things that happened. There is no way they are not helping.

      eldercato

      June 21, 2009 at 02:23

  2. Interview Request

    Hello Dear and Respected,
    I hope you are fine and carrying on the great work you have been doing for the Internet surfers. I am Ghazala Khan from The Pakistani Spectator (TPS), We at TPS throw a candid look on everything happening in and for Pakistan in the world. We are trying to contribute our humble share in the webosphere. Our aim is to foster peace, progress and harmony with passion.

    We at TPS are carrying out a new series of interviews with the notable passionate bloggers, writers, and webmasters. In that regard, we would like to interview you, if you don’t mind. Please send us your approval for your interview at my email address “ghazala.khi at gmail.com”, so that I could send you the Interview questions. We would be extremely grateful.

    regards.

    Ghazala Khan
    The Pakistani Spectator
    http://www.pakspectator.com

    Ghazala Khan

    June 21, 2009 at 05:42

  3. I will be hated saying that, but do we have evidences that we aren’t all manipulated and worse manipulating ourselves?

    I heard about tanks in streets and helicopters and they don’t exist, about Foreign embassies accepting people and it’s false (they are said to be blocked or not accepting). I hear about extreme degrees of violence and riots on Twitter and some trusted people (university friends) in Iran say otherwise.

    We don’t even have evidences for example that Neda was killed on the 20th and by Basij (it seems too iconic for me, she was called the “voice”). I am sad and crying. RIP for dying Iranian protestors, but we need evidences, too many rumours, false informations and propaganda from both sides.

    Same Tweets again and again, same videos. It’s not information it’s brainwashing (sorry for the word), we need new and real informations. Who can date the videos, who can prove all that ?

    I am not Iranian. I am Swiss, if you need to verify go on my hotmail. I am sorry to be so critical, if it can seem cynical and cold-hearted.

    Olivia

    June 21, 2009 at 05:44

  4. Above :

    I am not saying that there is no violence at all, that people aren’t dying or getting beaten. But we need to avoid hysteria, chaos, propaganda from BOTH sides and to be aware and rationnal.

    I am sad that news reports use Twitter has a first hand and reliable information source. Call me monster, call me heartless, if you want, but to ALL verify yours sayings.

    Olivia

    June 21, 2009 at 05:58

  5. A few minutes ago, at approximately 14.15 pm EU-time Dutch foreign minister Maxime Verhagen Twitters @DeKaas (https://twitter.com/MaximeVerhagen): “I share your concern about the wounded, but no one has come to our embassy, that is also not equipped to provide medical care”

    Elly

    June 21, 2009 at 08:37

  6. I am running a poll to see how Obama might handle a similar protest here in America?

    Vote here,
    http://todayperhaps.com/2009/06/21/what-would-obama-do-if-the-protest-was-here/

    m0k3d

    June 21, 2009 at 12:52

    • Except that our people are not oppressed so that would not happen. Our government is not a tyrant so that would not occur. And the American people have no reason to have frustration pent up for over 30 years.

      eldercato

      June 21, 2009 at 12:56

  7. شهر شرقی
    ای برادر ! می نویسم ، نامه ای از شهر شرقی
    تابدونی ما نداریم هیچ رقم غصه و دردی

    حال و احوال ای برادر ؟ اون طرف گرمه یا سرده ؟
    راستی بابا خیلی وقته برفا رو پارو نکرده !

    اگه جویا شدی از ما ، حال ما عالی عالی
    هیچ ملالی نیست جز ، دوری جناب عالی

    ما همه خوبیم و آزاد، همه چی وفق مراده
    آخه کی پرسش ما رو پاسخ گلوله داده ؟

    هرکی گفته ای برادر ، دشمنه ، خلاف شرعه
    راستی عمه ، خاله ، دایی دلشون هواتو کرده

    همگی سلام دارن حالشون بد نیست ، خوبه !
    این تورمی که می گن، فکر کنم همش دروغه !

    اینجا رو صورت مردم، دیدن غصه محاله
    ای برادر رنگ مشکی خیلی وقته رنگ ساله !

    دلمون تنگه براتون ، کی میاین به خونه هاتون ؟
    قصد برگشتن ندارن ، هیچ کدوم از بچه هاتون ؟

    ما همه ایرونی هستیم دست از اون اجنبی بردار
    خط آخر مال بابا، از منم خدانگهدار !

    پسرم حالت چطوره؟ مارو که حلال کردی !
    اونجا جاتون خوبه خوبه ، می دونم باور نکردی !

    مایپ
    برای انتشار اخبار و مرسولات فرهنگی به جبهه ی مسیر سبز یاری داده و این شعر را در وبلاگتان قرار دهید .
    با تشکر .

    payam

    June 21, 2009 at 15:47

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    Solange Bergmeier

    February 12, 2010 at 05:30


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