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Adar 18, 5771, 2/22/2011
Below is a dramatic email exchange between myself and an Iranian listener. Zareen (not her real name) took part in a recent demonstration in Tehran that was called for by the Green Movement. She was arrested after shouting slogans. She was beaten, handcuffed, blindfolded and threatened. Here is the email exchange I had with her below. (A very few changes were made in this email exchange, and only for the sake of clarity. Text that is in BOLD script, are my replies/questions to Zareen.)
I took part in Monday's demonstration in Tehran that was called for by the green movement and I was arrested and in custody for 8 hours. It was of the worst days of my life, because I did not even imagine that would happen. The revolutionary guards were all over the place and treating the demonstrators so harshly, Tamar it was very painful, but I am lucky that I was freed by midnight and I find that the prayers of my Noahide friends helped because they knew I was going to join and prayed for me.
And if so, can you write me another email telling me what it is like on the streets? How many people are demonstrating? Thousands? Tens of thousands? Less/more? Is the Iranian TV news and media covering your demonstrations or are they censoring it so no one can see or know? Do you see other news media from the outside there, like CNN, BBC, FOX and/or Al Jazera? Can you describe what it was like being arrested? Were any threats made against you? Again, don't answer these questions if it will put you in danger. Ask someone you trust and who can think straight, what they think, if you like. And let me know if I can read your emails (and the answers to the questions) over the air or not.
[Dear Tamar] As you have noticed it is better if as long as I am in Iran I do not come on air, especially after Monday's happenings...
Much love from Tehran,
Why isn't the People's Revolution attempts in Iran not front page news in the mainstream media?
These people are trying to overthrow their Islamic Jihadist regime. Shouldn't the West or International Community be helping them? Or at least giving them decent media coverage? Why is the media silent? Why is U.S. President Obama silent? Why are stories of Lindsey Lohan walking out of a store with a necklace not paid for, more important than a massively important news story such as a revolution attempt agaisnt the Mullahs? The Iranian Islamic regime has threatened the leaders of the Green Movement with targeted assasinations in order to smother any resistance against their regime. Why is this not headline news everywhere? Why aren't world leaders helping these young moderates in Iran to overthrow their Jihadist regime? You can leave your comments in a talk back box below and Zareen will hopefully be able to read them as well.
Adar 11, 5771, 2/15/2011
Reports: Mubarak is in a coma & the Saudi King is dead. What's going on here? Are we watching history unfold a new era in the middle east right before our eyes? The middle east seems to be spinning with a change in power going on faster than the time it takes this old gal to drink coffee and then run to the powder-room.
It continues, "Rumors had circulated earlier that Mubarak had fainted twice while recording his final speech, which was broadcast on state television on Thursday evening."
Adar 6, 5771, 2/10/2011
One man is on fire (lower left of screen) and a few moments later, another man gets shot and falls in the street as he opens his coat and dares the authorites to shoot.
Description of video from Youtube poster:
First watch out for the burning man. But this is not the problem. Close to the end of the video when the boy dared to challenge the police who is firing on them and he opened his chest for them, and people started to cheer him, the police just shot in cold blood.
I do not believe for an instant that the revolution in Egypt was spontaneous and stemmed from high food prices and spread because of the twitter/facebook/social network revolution. Getting people out into the streets is a very difficult thing to do, and it must be planned and funded to be successful. People need to be organized and brought in to the streets. Otherwise all you get is a handful of people who can easily be arrested and brought in.
If you wanted to get people into the streets to protest something in America or Israel or anywhere in the world, and you decided to instant message or text your friends to show up, how many would come? Even if they agreed with you and were also angry and really upset by an issue, how many would come?
People are at meetings, at the dentist, have an appointment they waited weeks to get, need to be somewhere, or are at work and can’t leave. Or, they are just lazy or afraid to get arrested, and let’s face it, getting arrested in Egypt is no trip to Disney Land. People ‘disappear’ in dictatorships, nabbed from the streets or their homes, never to be seen again.
Then again, we see in the news, how other ‘Days of Rage’ are being planned all over the Middle East. Lebanon had theirs already, and just the last several weeks, had their government swallowed by the Hezbollah terrorists, backed by Iran. Reports are that days of rage are taking place all the month of February in Yemen, Syria , Algeria , Bahrain, and even Libya. Tunisia has already been overturned, add to that Lebanon, and the word on the streets is, if Egypt falls, anyone in the Middle East will fall.
You need more than a spark to start an explosion. The Muslim Brotherhood wants to bring in Sharia. They have branches all over the middle east. They hold approx. 20% of the seats in Egypt’s government. They are backed by Iran. And Iran would like to be the domineering power in the Middle East/world. With this revolution, the Egyptian people in the streets, are most likely going to be trading a bad government, for an even worse one. I do believe, that many of the young people out demonstrating really believe they are fighting for democracy and something good, but I also believe they are being used as patsies for the Muslim Brotherhood and Iran. Iran, supporting the Hamas leadership in Gaza, the Hezbollah leadership in Iran, and now possibly the new leadership of Egypt. Iran has its tentacles everywhere.
Voting and Counting Votes in a Democratic Election
Obtaining power through so called democratic elections is not hard to do. As they say, it’s not who votes, but who counts the votes. After gaining leadership, it’s not hard to use intimidation to prevent any other people from running against you. You just throw in a small ‘mix’ for cosmetics, and then come away with 90% of the vote.
There’s the joke about Clinton in the 1990s: Bill Clinton visited Mubarak in Egypt and commented on the President’s popularity in Egypt and how he won re-election so easily again and again. “Mubarak,” Clinton asks, “I’m running for re-election. Can you send your advisors to Washington and have them help me run my campaign?” Mubarak agrees, sends his men to the USA, and they campaign. On Election Day, the votes tallied in were:
90% in favor of re-electing Hosni Mubarak.But the overturning of the Middle East is no joke. Just wait, and after new elections take place in Egypt, ask the patsies of Egypt’s streets.
Adar 4, 5771, 2/8/2011
Warning: This blog post contains graphic material.
Over 1,100 hostages. 777 of them were children. Over 380 killed. More than half of the victims were kids.
How? How can the freakin' lousy two-faced Jew-hating international community tell Israel it must appease and give in to terrorists, and in this way we will finally achieve peace? How do Israel's foolish, and perhaps, bought-off corrupt leaders, think they are going to outsmart and 'buy time' in negotiating away the land of Israel? In the end, we will pay, and we will pay dearly. And so will the rest of the world in giving into and enabling the terrorists. "First the Saturday Ppeople, and then the Sunday People." -they say, as they list their victims in order. Appeasing and feeding this monster that wishes to devour us all will only strengthen it, and be the demise of us.
Lying to ourselves, when we have already faced the evil of several past terror attacks, will bring about more blood and disaster to ourselves and our children. We must face up to the truth, even if it is uncomfortbale, even if it hurts. They said it: They are coming to die, ...and to kill.
Shevat 27, 5771, 2/1/2011
Recently, there were reports of a UFO over Jerusalem's Temple Mount. (January 28th, 2011)
Watch these 3 videos. They are all very convincing. The question you must tackle now, is what you see, and then what you choose to believe.
It is very important that you watch ALL 3 videos in order. This story of the sighting of a UFO was covered on one of Israel's TV news shows, and people are talking about this and sending out emails.
Watch this first video, it really is amazing!
"Proof Jerusalem UFO video is real. A new video of the UFO over Jerusalem surfaced tonight from a tourist that was filming while on a late night tour of Jerusalem on January 28th 2011. The video is not the clearest because it was dark out, but it catches the same glowing orb that was caught on tape from across town."
Now, what do you believe?