Monday, June 22, 2009

Iran Protest Takes Deadly Turn

A woman whose identity is unclear but unofficialy identified as Neda Soltan was shot and killed during protests on Saturday. Her image has become a rallying cry for the protesters. Her funeral was attended only by closest family members as they were threatened that if her funeral became a rally point for protesters they would be severely punished, possibly with death as well. Americans need to stop living with their heads in the sand and see what is really going on. This is why we have so many issues with the Middle East, we have no real grasp on what is happening. We, as a freedom loving nation, should first, not let our own freedoms be eroded, and secondly, we should rally with the Iranians and encourage democracy. If our government sits idly by and allows this chance for freedom to find its way into one of the oldest civilizations of the world, then we ought to be ashamed.