Riveting BBC Report From Inside Iran

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Elections, Iran, Media, Video

I’ve heard many on this blog dismiss the current uprising, but I genuinely think this is the real deal and something that won’t be able to be successfully repressed by the government.

Also note around the 2 minute mark that the protesters literally chase away the police so the BBC can continue reporting.



More as it develops…


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7 Responses to “Riveting BBC Report From Inside Iran”

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  2. variousbagels — Iran Election Updates Says:

    [...] sad part about all of this is that apparently only twitter, reddit, facebook, and the BBC [...]

  3. ahmed Says:

    هنا موقع آخر التحديثات على ايران الانتخابات احتجاجات
    http://www.matterr.com

  4. Mr X from Planet X Says:

    I smell a coup in Iran.

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s oponent was supposed to be a pro Western candidate. People should ask themselves why the people of Iran would support a pro Western candidate.
    Pro Western means letting Exxon Mobil, BP, Chevron, or Shell move in and rip off oil. Ripping it off means not paying proper excise taxes.

    Has anyone heard of the 1953 coup that took Iran’s Mohamed Mossadegh down because he wanted to nationalize the oil and charge BP higher fees for Iran’s oil
    http://mrxfromplanetx.com/secret-government (1987 Bill Moyers PBS documentary)
    http://mrxfromplanetx.com/history-of-oil-robert-newman (British comedy and history lesson)
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=9219858826421983682 (“Why We Fight”)
    http://www.mohammadmossadegh.com/1953

  5. Dave Says:

    awesome!!

  6. Chaos In Iran - Protests Rage After ‘Rigged’ Election Says:

    [...] pulled in at a ‘victory’ event today in this video and I’ll post the other, a riveting report from the BBC [...]

  7. UnknownKadaath Says:

    In response to Mr. X:

    ….Of course people have heard of the 1953 coup. I love how people always bring that up like it’s some kind of obscure fact when anyone with even a passing interest in world history, US foreign policy or even an internet connection has heard of it. The coup was initially proposed by the British who were angry about oil and implemented by Eisenhower because he wanted an American friendly “island of stability” in the Middle East to combat Soviet interests.

    Pro-western doesn’t mean the oil companies will have free reign in Iran if Mousavi is elected. I don’t see how you can even begin to draw that conclusion. Provide evidence from that. (Note: the 1953 coup is not evidence. This is not 1953, the political climate is much different and frankly I don’t think the CIA has that kind of power in Iran anymore.)

    Mousavi is pro-Western in the sense that he wants to bring Iran back into global debate instead of isolate it from the west, which is what is predecessor was doing. While this might investors coming to Iran, such as oil companies, your speculation that this is all that seems to be going on, as well as your speculation that this will lead to price gouging, improper or lack of payment of excise tax and stealing money from the Iranian people have lack evidence.

    On a positive note: All the best to the Iranian people.

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