Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Iranian Revolution Version 2.0

Given the majority of Iranians are dissatisfied with the recent “dubious” June 12, 2009 presidential election, will the time for another Iranian Revolution with a scale like that of 1979 is nigh?

By: Ringo Bones

Like many people around the world, I too am envious with the Iranian people’s vigilance against tyranny – unlike the “majority” of Americans who stood idly by as George “Dubya” Bush stole the 2000 US Presidential Election from Al Gore. But the question in everybody’s mind is will the scores of on-going demonstrations in Iran eventually lead into a revolution that will rival in scale to the one that eventually ousted the Shah back in 1979?

The Twitter-fueled scores of protest against the disputed Iranian presidential election of June 12, 2009 probably gained legitimacy of becoming a larger revolution. When one of the protesters - Neda Agha Soltan - was shot by an "inexperienced" Basij Militia sniper while her gristly slow death was broadcasted around the world via You Tube. Given that she only wanted freedom and democracy in Iran in which the disputed presidential election had utterly undermined only shows how dedicated Iranian citizens are when it comes to patriotism.

The possibility of the repeat of that iconic 1979 Iranian Revolution that eventually ousted Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi could be more than likely now than ever. Because the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shirin Ebadi had already shown her support for the opposition presidential candidate Mir Hossein Moussavi during the historic July 17,2009 protest rally. Given that Shirin Ebadi holds so much political clout to the “Iranian Diaspora” worldwide, Iran’s Guardian Council would now be working overtime convincing the Iranian people on why they should accept incumbent hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

The International Community has been condemning the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s heavy-handed crackdown of demonstrations by opposition supporters who cited election irregularities. The condemnation over the heavy-handed crackdown of opposition supporters had now reached another level as Shirin Ebadi rallies the Iranian Diaspora around the world to never stop their peaceful resistance against the June 12 sham presidential election of Iran. If were lucky, today’s generation too young to remember the Iranian Islamic Revolution of 1979 could once again witness another – hopefully more peaceful – Iranian Revolution in the 21st Century.