So you know it was only a matter of time, and here it is.
First let's look at some sources. Up to date ones. (as of 6/22/09)
Huggington Post discusses Police Action against a memorial for those killed.
PBS NewsHour discusses the Iranian Crackdown
An article on the admittance of voting errors, but apparently this makes no difference.
Also, I suggest the NewsHour Podcasts and On-Point podcasts.
Regardless of your political take on this, this entire ordeal is a shame. What is basically happening here is an election in Iran has clearly gone awry, where balloting is done by hand, and results were announced about 90 minutes after. There is no question that there is some kind of fraud, "tinkering at the least."
Another point here is that Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, and the likes are taking a strangely prominent part in these events, laying the groundwork for the first ever mass-media coverage of a story via social-networking of this degree.
That is to say,
Twitter is breaking news stories where the news reporters cannot
Strange times we live in, especially when standards that ignorant Americans have (admittedly, even those like myself) , when we act dumbfounded that Iranian people not only know about Youtube/Twitter, etc... but have become acutely perceptive in using it to their needs when their other source of information is cracked down on and becomes unusable as the state television has
in Tehran and the rest of Iran.
A far more stunning realization is that regardless of how this turn out is, one thing is very clear. No one (in the U.N. that is) is getting near this with a nine and a half foot pole.
Find this month's TIME on newsstands soon to see the article on these events and naturally next weeks Newsweek.
[Edited on 22/6/09 by Ult_Sm86]
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