Sunday, June 21, 2009

Murder in the Streets of Tehran

Just disgusting.
A disturbing video of a young woman purportedly shot to death on the streets of Tehran during post-election protests is becoming a touchstone for the opposition.

The horrific footage, posted on YouTube, shows the victim who was watching the protests with her father, collapsing after what sounds like a spray of gunfire is heard in the background.

The gunman, who was "hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house, aimed straight [at] her heart," said the video's poster, a doctor who made a desperate bid to help.

"I am a doctor, so I rushed to try to save her," he said of the victim, known on the internet as "Neda," which means "voice" in Farsi.
Barack Obama was so disturbed he took an extra 30 seconds to decide which flavor of ice cream he wanted.

Perhaps he can rub it in a bit more today by hitting the golf course.

More here.
Sky News foreign affairs correspondent Lisa Holland said: "In movements for change there are usually defining momements, and in Iran this may well be one of them.

"There is a palpable sense that after this there is no going back - that the course to take on the theocracy of Iran has been set."

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