Go Iran!

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Gunshots were heard in the early hours of Monday morning near a Tehran university dormitory that has been the focal point of six nights of pro-democracy protests, a Reuters witness said.

Hardline Islamic vigilantes, some carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles and wearing bullet-proof vests, patrolled the streets near the campus, which were clogged with thousands of cars carrying people trying to take part in the protests.

"I heard three gunshots quite clearly," a Reuters correspondent at the scene said.

"Immediately after the gunshots some of these hard-liners jumped on their motorbikes and headed in the direction of the (sound of the) shots."

The protesters have vented most of their anger at conservative clerics who control the key elements of power in Iran.

But they have also lambasted the reformist government of moderate President Mohammad Khatami and his allies who control parliament, accusing them of failing to deliver change after six years in office.

President Bush has praised the demonstrators, saying on Sunday their protests were a positive step toward freedom.

Iran has accused the United States, its arch-foe, of interfering in its affairs and exaggerating the demonstrations' importance.

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Bush should be a big pain in the ass to the Government of Iran.

So what did Iran do right? Or was the title ""Go Bush!"" just too predictable?

Also, who fired the shots? Why did they mention the extremeists if they went to the scene of the shots after they were fired?

This could mean nothing or it could mean everything. However, bear in mind that no leader can survive without the mandate of the people to support him, just as no rebellion can suceed without the force of the people powering them.

Iran has been rioting for years. The people are wanting change.

We need to nuture this change.

Unlike you Ulairi the last person I want to see nuturing change anywhere is Bush.

That is because you would rather have the people of Iran live under tyrants than for Bush to win the arguement.

"Ulairi" wrote:

That is because you would rather have the people of Iran live under tyrants than for Bush to win the arguement.

Some would say that''s not change

However, I think its great to nuture the change, instead of trying to force it on people. If Iran wants it, great, we should help them get democracy. If Bush does it, that just puts him up a couple of notches in my book.

If you read the article, Bush just lends support to the public. Every person should want Iran to reform and have a Liberal Democracy.

Go bannana!

"Ulairi" wrote:

If you read the article, Bush just lends support to the public. Every person should want Iran to reform and have a Liberal Democracy.

I keep trying to agree with you but you just won''t let me! First, I did read the article and was giving Bush his props, why can''t you let me say something you agree with?
Second, we shouldn''t have a unity of opinion on anything, that''s the strength of a democracy. Besides, what we want doesn''t count, it''s what they want, which is fortunately democracy. If the ""I hate puppies and love fascism"" party won the popular vote, then let em have it. Its thier country, not ours.