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Iran's Disputed Election

Following up from last Friday's entry about Iran's Presidential Election, Tehran and other cities have seen the largest street protests and rioting since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Supporters of reform candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, upset at their announced loss and suspicions of voter fraud, took to the streets both peacefully and, in some cases, violently to vent their frustrations. Iranian security forces and hardline volunteer militia members responded with force and arrests, attempting to stamp out the protests - meanwhile, thousands of Iranians who were happy with the election outcome staged their own victory demonstrations. Mousavi himself has been encouraging peaceful demonstrations, and called for calm at a large demonstration today (held in defiance of an official ban), as Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has just called for an official inquiry into accusations of election irregularities. (Update: several photos of injuries from gunshots at today's rally added below) (38 photos total (plus 3))

A supporter of defeated Iranian presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi shouts slogans during riots in Tehran on June 13, 2009. Hardline incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was declared winner by a landslide in Iran's hotly-disputed presidential vote, triggering riots by opposition supporters and furious complaints of cheating from his defeated rivals. (OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images)
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2676 comments so far...
1.

Incredible

Posted by JR June 15, 09 12:41 PM
2.

very sad. 29 is amazing though.

Posted by Kevin June 15, 09 12:44 PM
3.

Pictures 18 and 34 are powerful.
Good stuff!

Posted by Inshard June 15, 09 12:44 PM
4.

Simply wow... those photographs are becoming seemingly iconic already. A brilliant collection again Alan, thank you. I only wish that there was more - so little information coming out of Iran is very frustrating.

On a side note, I wish for a free, democratic, peaceful Iran - to those 'dissidents'... stay safe.

Posted by Duncan June 15, 09 12:48 PM
5.

#29 is particularly moving.

Posted by Xinavera June 15, 09 12:48 PM
6.

I only hope that Iranians get to see this, unfortunately given the media-blackout in operation there who knows if they will. Brilliant, current, evocative work.
My thoughts go out to all the protesters in Iran, fight for your rights!

Posted by Fred Stevens-Smith June 15, 09 12:49 PM
7.

Wow!! Its sad. Somewhat Disturbing.

Posted by Mario June 15, 09 12:53 PM
8.

I concur with No. 29 being particularly moving.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 01:02 PM
9.

Wow... I just caught wind of Twitter's #Iranelection - amazing times. Obama gets elected in the US, global economic collapse, N Korea flexing its nukes, and now this? There's some major change afoot. I feel for you all, and envy your passion.

Posted by Jason June 15, 09 01:02 PM
10.

Maybe its necessary to gain freedom.
i hope something good comes out

Posted by ewout June 15, 09 01:07 PM
11.

reminiscent of the 60's in the US(Chicago convention 1968). very moving. great pictures. Nobody's blamed religion or God so far, but I guess it's early.....

Posted by alm June 15, 09 01:11 PM
12.

Gone is the positive energy of the last set dealing with the election. How sad!

Posted by Stephanie June 15, 09 01:11 PM
13.

Did they really think they have free elections with Ahmadinejad?

Posted by Mugros June 15, 09 01:17 PM
14.

Thank you for consolidating the best photos of the Iranian protests-uprising today from various websites into one location. For those readers who want live coverage, see http://iran.twazzup.com/
Great job!

Posted by LadyLiberty June 15, 09 01:20 PM
15.

Some year and in Italy will be the same situation, the only different is that we haven't a lot of money like iranian state (says from an italian)

Posted by Andrea June 15, 09 01:22 PM
16.

WOW WOW
I think Mir Hossein Mousawi is powerful man

Posted by Saudi June 15, 09 01:22 PM
17.

Mousavi lost big time -- get over it! Mousavi does not speak for the Iranian people!

Posted by Big Joe June 15, 09 01:24 PM
18.

People, there's a massacre going on in Tehren RIGHT NOW, and CNN sits on its thumbs and covers basketball and NASA. Twitter is ON FIRE:

http://twitter.com/#search?q=%23IranElection

Posted by mmacpherson June 15, 09 01:24 PM
19.

The best one is #29.

Posted by lucas June 15, 09 01:25 PM
20.

The hole world supports you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Arman Persiano June 15, 09 01:26 PM
21.

Viva la resistance!

Posted by Peter June 15, 09 01:26 PM
22.

Some of the most beautiful women in the world are hidden behind Iranian islamic veils.

Posted by KD June 15, 09 01:28 PM
23.

Great pictures, kudos to the photographersto take the risk and be there, and best wishes to the iranian people.

Posted by Dusan Vlahovic June 15, 09 01:29 PM
24.

Fantastic images thank you for informing us. Lets hope it doesn't become too bloody - and that iran addresses the people and let s the people speak.

Posted by Karen NY61 June 15, 09 01:29 PM
25.

Good luck both sides :]

Posted by Massiah June 15, 09 01:30 PM
26.

My heart hurts for the people of Iran.

Posted by Anush Avejic June 15, 09 01:30 PM
27.

Picture 38 speaks to what is possible for Iran.

Posted by liamkennedy June 15, 09 01:32 PM
28.

I pray that peace prevail in Iran, but that justice will be done for the people.
The peaceful majority should not be governed by a radical hateful minority.
Don't give up my brothers & sisters, your friends in the USA are praying for you

Posted by Ernest Ray June 15, 09 01:33 PM
29.

Photo #29 speaks volumes. Photograph of the year.

Posted by Jay June 15, 09 01:37 PM
30.

wow yet sooo sad

Posted by Mike Amenti June 15, 09 01:38 PM
31.

#29 is particularly moving.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 01:39 PM
32.

Very nice to see you guys staying on top of events, some of these photos I haven't seen yet but even the ones I have are still moving and powerful. At this point, even if the election wasn't rigged (unlikely) the government's reaction to the protesters is beyond acceptable. My thoughts are with the Iranians fighting for their vote today!

Posted by Ruth June 15, 09 01:39 PM
33.

Wow. These pictures are fantastic. They capture the essence of these people to the core. 1, 29, and of course 38 sent shivers down my spine.

Posted by Don June 15, 09 01:40 PM
34.

At least these people have the courage to go out in the streets and fight for their rights.I did not see any Americans do the same when Bush stole the Florida result..and the elections.Yes, in the third world in most countries there is limited freedom,if any.But in
the western societies there is no need to cheat in the elections.The job is done in an easier way...by TV.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 01:40 PM
35.

I like #37 best. I hope there won't be a civil war

Posted by Fabian June 15, 09 01:42 PM
36.

My heart goes out to the people Iran who want change. You are my heroes for putting your lives on the line. Stay safe.

Posted by Lucee June 15, 09 01:42 PM
37.

I think it was Mr Mousavi's (the defeated candidate) duty to calm down his supporters and follow the legal ways to make sure he was the winner of the election. God bless Iran and its people!

Posted by Emran June 15, 09 01:44 PM
38.

I hope they keep protesting and don't back down from the cowards that really lost this election..

Posted by Billy Bongin June 15, 09 01:50 PM
39.

#29 Vs. #19 : tells you some thing about who about Good vs. Evil!!!
Shame on the basiji...

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 01:52 PM
40.

#29! That's love!

Posted by Gaurav June 15, 09 01:52 PM
41.

Good to see some people are still willing to fight for freedom.

Posted by RJ June 15, 09 01:52 PM
42.

amazing pictures

Posted by cease June 15, 09 01:53 PM
43.

my god i am touched by these images, 'glad' i have seen this!!

Posted by marcel van doorn June 15, 09 01:54 PM
44.

Hi all,
I am an Iranian and unfortunately I am not there with my friends!
This is really a sad unbelievable situation, they changed our vote, we voted for change, Ahmadinejad had only about 20%;
They don't want to accept the Fraud, they killed our friends in Dorms, and they shot the people in the protest.
We want the world to know that we did not vote for Ahmadinejad, we want change, we want the world not to accept him as our president! It was a COUP!
IRAN said NO to AHMADINEJAD!

Posted by ZAHRA June 15, 09 01:57 PM
45.

Incredible, I think it's time for a second revolution.

Posted by iRegular June 15, 09 02:00 PM
46.

Thank You
Take Care, Iran..
I believe in YOU, iranians

Posted by Doson June 15, 09 02:01 PM
47.

The pictures are powerful and the marchers incredibly brave. People around the world pray for justice.
Why pretend to have an election if it is just a sham? The margins alone point to fraud - their stupid mistake laughable - if not so tragic.

Posted by Michael June 15, 09 02:01 PM
48.

#32 takes some skill - ride motorcycle while holding a gun.

Great pics.

Posted by Oskar June 15, 09 02:03 PM
49.

Number 29 is a wonderful testament to humanity in the face of oppression. This should be a recruiting poster for the opposition. I hope this photo gets huge play. It will be more empowering than a thousand speeches as it so undercuts the regime.

Out thoughts and hopes are with you all in Tehran and throughout Iran.


Posted by Liam Shannon June 15, 09 02:05 PM
50.

Why is Police written in English?

Posted by curious June 15, 09 02:05 PM
51.

Notice how there is no women supporters of Ahmadinejad on picture 23.

Posted by Vincent June 15, 09 02:06 PM
52.

It is unlikely this would be happening if Iraq was not free.

Posted by RecklessProcess June 15, 09 02:06 PM
53.

It is always very upseting when people fight against each other. And it is upseting when people can not free talk what's on their minds. We still try to write about Iran in our forum scholar-online.eu, it is our task to speak free for people who can not speak free for themselves

Posted by Anna Brakoniecka alias Störungsquelle June 15, 09 02:07 PM
54.

Stay strong! Fight hard! We support & love you, Iran. Those green scarves are beautiful.

Posted by mitra June 15, 09 02:08 PM
55.

Where is Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri? We will need the Grand Ayatollahs that are against the current system to stand up, unless we have input from this group; the people of Iran are going to suffer tremendously.

Posted by Shahin June 15, 09 02:09 PM
56.

Excellent, thank you. Keep it up.

Posted by Marco June 15, 09 02:11 PM
57.

This is so much bs. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad needs to go. Thanks again for the amazing pictures.

Posted by Ray June 15, 09 02:12 PM
58.

This is NOT sad....REJOICE!!!.......

Posted by S v K June 15, 09 02:13 PM
59.

#18...breaks my heart...

Posted by Penny June 15, 09 02:13 PM
60.

Latest reports indicate shooting at opposition rally with at least one person dead. This is either the beginning of real change in the country or a authoritarian crack down, I don't think the country has seen dissent like this since 79.

Posted by Mark June 15, 09 02:14 PM
61.

#29 shows the real attitude of protesting people in iran. They are not "filthy people and holigans", the terms president Mahmoud Ahmadi Nejad used to describe them.

Posted by Ehsan June 15, 09 02:15 PM
62.

29 brought tears to my eyes.

Posted by abby June 15, 09 02:15 PM
63.

wo0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0w
i am iranian and your photos is fantastic!
tnx alot

Posted by hossein June 15, 09 02:18 PM
64.

Is this a repeat of the US-backed coup of 1953? Is a democratically elected leader being overthrown before our eyes by media lies and staged riots, only to be replaced by a new puppet and a revival of the SAVAK?

Posted by Michael Rivero June 15, 09 02:18 PM
65.

Fight for your freedom Iranians! The American people are supporting you! God bless you all.

Posted by Patty June 15, 09 02:19 PM
66.

Your Holiness Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri,

I am quite sure that you are watching all that is going on in Iran. I know in my heart that you want to do something to stop the killing of innocent people that only want change. I know this because of our email exchanges many years ago during your house arrest.

I beg you to stand up against these murderers because unless we have the Grand Ayatollahs standing up and go against Khamenei and his killing machine, we shall see more bloodshed on the streets of Iran.

Please stand up, we are going to have innocent people murdered anyway, why not go all the way. We did thirty years ago when you along with others stood against the Shah.

I beg you Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, please stand up against the current ruling class.

May Allah bless upon you.

Kindest regards,
Shahin
USA

Posted by Shahin June 15, 09 02:21 PM
67.

very brave, very admireable

Posted by just do whats right June 15, 09 02:22 PM
68.

I am an iranian girl and I know how wild are BASSIJI, they do anything to save their power , even killing women and children . These pictures made me cry :(( please support and help IRAN . WE NEED WORLD SUPPORT

Posted by rojin June 15, 09 02:23 PM
69.

Here are the emails for Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri:

'montazeri@amontazeri.com'; 'amontazeri@amontazeri.com'

His website:
http://amontazeri.com/farsi/default.asp

Posted by Shahin June 15, 09 02:23 PM
70.

Congrats CIA! This is another nearly perfect PSY-OP...

Posted by Jon June 15, 09 02:23 PM
71.

STOP SAYING DEFEATED DEFEATED! HE IS NOT DEFEATED!

Posted by Keivan June 15, 09 02:25 PM
72.

Thank you for the pictures

Electing Mousavi could would have been the first step in getting rid of the corrupt theocracy strangling Iran.

My heart goes out to all the people struggling for freedom.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 02:25 PM
73.

#29 is moving. we see picture after picture of riot police beating people down. and in this gripping pic we see those being beaten standing up for one who has beaten them.
There is still hope for humanity.

Posted by b June 15, 09 02:27 PM
74.

Picture 19 the guy in the lower left with the striped shirt is actually enjoying himself.

Posted by vesendak June 15, 09 02:27 PM
75.

peace and a future to Iran, it is reachable

Posted by jan June 15, 09 02:27 PM
76.

I cannot believe the # 18. How can they hit people like that?

Posted by Eorse@eorse.com June 15, 09 02:28 PM
77.

Can't believe it. We are in 2009 and this is still happening, makes me so sad.

Gina
Canada

Posted by Gina June 15, 09 02:30 PM
78.

to all of iranian brothers: لطفا خبررسانی کنید.

don't give up!

Posted by mariusz June 15, 09 02:31 PM
79.

Many Americans are with you. This 'election' is a sham. The data is a complete joke; Ahmadinejad and his supporters are so incompetent that they can't even rig an election properly. They have Ahmadinejad getting 80% of the vote in places where he wouldn't break 30%. It's an obvious lie.

Posted by JB June 15, 09 02:31 PM
80.

I am proud of my fellow Iranians! if Western powers don't screw it up for us this time, like the coup of 1952, and the overthrow of Mossadegh's democratically elected government, we will prevail! Long Live Courageous Iranians!

Posted by Leila Mousavi June 15, 09 02:32 PM
81.

Bravo to the people of Iran for standing up for their basic right....to vote in the leadership that they choose.
Do not give up the fight. Many people in the world support you in your fight for freedom.

Posted by A supporter June 15, 09 02:32 PM
82.

"members of the Iranian security force, in civlian clothes" = THUGS.

Posted by double_Gee June 15, 09 02:35 PM
83.

interesting when juxtaposed with the lakers riots, eh?

Posted by hopefields June 15, 09 02:35 PM
84.

Our love and support goes out to all the Iranian people! Whoever you voted for, I hope peace and freedom comes to all of you! We Americans know that you are not crazy, not savages, but real flesh-and-blood people like us, and we wish you the best in this difficult time! I hope someday soon, there is no such thing as an "official ban on demonstrations" in Iran! Peace be with you!

Posted by John Clavis June 15, 09 02:36 PM
85.

"where is my vote?" indeed. wishing peaceful transitions to a more participative and inclusive government. the people deserve it.

Posted by RP Herman June 15, 09 02:36 PM
86.

ABOUT #29 and you people who are so MOVED by it: ALWAYS
in such rallies and protests there are hidden secret policemen
among the protesters,among other reasons for cases like this.
Please next time bother to go to a march,you will see what I mean.
Beautiful photos,this blog is really unbelievable.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 02:36 PM
87.

This looks familiar to me. I have seen the same images in Venezuela during the opposition rallies against president Chavez

Posted by Venezuelan girl June 15, 09 02:36 PM
88.

29 is an amazing encapsulation of the small moments of war, of personal humanity in a situation of inhumanity.

Posted by morgan June 15, 09 02:37 PM
89.

real nice collection. I'm viewing these from Iran. this web page is not filtered. they've slowed down the internet speed so that we can't use VPNs.
about picture 29, I also think it's very moving.. I feel somewhat sorry for the police.. we all know that the majority of the people voted for Mousavi.
We have little hope of anything changing..but we will not back down.

Posted by Proud Iranian June 15, 09 02:38 PM
90.

I admire the courage of these people. They are an inspiration to all who want to shrug off dictatorship, and a reminder to those of us who enjoy democracy not to be complacent about it.

Posted by SDC June 15, 09 02:39 PM
91.

Fight for the truth!!

Posted by Jesse June 15, 09 02:40 PM
92.

#62 Michael Rivero, you are incredibly and depressingly clueless.

Posted by Paul June 15, 09 02:40 PM
93.

sad

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 02:41 PM
94.
Posted by American supporter of Iranians June 15, 09 02:41 PM
95.

Prayers for a nation in turmoil. A lot of courageous people fighting the dark machine. Great photo essay. Among many, the one with women running to help a man being beaten was powerful. And hopefully that guard saved by the protesters will have something to think about.

Posted by Paul B June 15, 09 02:43 PM
96.

Boy ... You're brothers and sisters.
How "irritated" does one have to be to beat you're neighbour because someone far away says to do so....
But still ... freedom is alway worth fighting...

Posted by Mefonu June 15, 09 02:43 PM
97.

http://twitpic.com/7h3r5/full

Mousavi supporters today in azadi square

Posted by amir June 15, 09 02:45 PM
98.

Why do the captions refer to Mousavi as "defeated" Presidential candidate when the election was self-evidently a sham. Yes, Mousavi may have ultimately lost the election. But the numbers "reported" were obviously not reflective of the votes cast, which is the reason for these disturbances. At the very least use neutral language like "Presidential candidate". To call him "defeated" is to validate the very election in dispute.

Posted by Elrod June 15, 09 02:46 PM
99.

THEY CALL THAT AN ELECTION?

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 02:47 PM
100.

I could not stop my tears. All that these people want is to have their votes counted.

Posted by A June 15, 09 02:47 PM
101.

#29 is what is best about our species.

Posted by MrJM June 15, 09 02:48 PM
102.

It a crime against humanity. They are just protesting to support their candidate.

Posted by Amir June 15, 09 02:48 PM
103.

The whole world watching...the whole world is watching...

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 02:50 PM
104.

Any government who so willfully beats its own citizens must go - regardless of any election.

Posted by septemous June 15, 09 02:51 PM
105.

Mr President, where are you?

Posted by Damien June 15, 09 02:53 PM
106.

These are amazing pictures. I send all my love and blessing to Iran. Never give up, peace will prevail!

Posted by shabs June 15, 09 02:53 PM
107.

After living in Iran as a photographer in '78, these bring back so many memories. These too are difficult times for the Iranian people.

Posted by R.L. Scott June 15, 09 02:54 PM
108.

Iranians are some tough sumbitches. Good luck with your protests. It's a life-n-death issue for you. I'm not sure how many Americans that would feel the need to be protesting in the US against anything would have the guts to do so if they knew that some assholes would be sitting on roof tops trying to pick them off only because they were upset that someone who's unarmed was protesting the outcome of an election.

Posted by Mike-in-AA June 15, 09 02:57 PM
109.

Thank you for sharing these.

People around the world should know what is going on in there

Posted by Shahin June 15, 09 02:58 PM
110.

I am totally shocked. We 'hear' of these happenings but rarely see photos as outstanding as these. Thank you.

Posted by P. Blair June 15, 09 03:00 PM
111.

Young iranian peoples,
you are brave, but take care of your life.

Posted by Nicole from France June 15, 09 03:00 PM
112.

Amazing. It's sad and heartening at the same time. People just want to f*cking be. Here's hoping those in Iran get that opportunity.

Posted by JV June 15, 09 03:01 PM
113.

Picture 17 is moving .. God bless you mothers and sisters defending your men.
my heart is with the brave people of Iran. God bless Iran. Shame on KHANMENIE

Posted by Mehrdad June 15, 09 03:01 PM
114.

Pictures 18 and 25 are powerful..

Posted by mahsa June 15, 09 03:02 PM
115.

These people are simply postponing the inevitable the general population in Iran have no guns and thus no teeth to defend what little freedom their masters grant them.

Posted by DFR June 15, 09 03:02 PM
116.

Hell no this isn't a repeat of 1953 Iran. This is a repeat of 2000 USA, only the Iranians aren't meekly sitting back and letting their election be stolen, they're actually standing up for their rights with magnificent courage.

'My enemy rose - and the Rock rose against him. How can any creature rise up against his Creator? Now my troops and the enemy's drew up their ranks opposite each other. On such a day of anger, jealousy, and rage, men deem the Prince of Death a princely prize: And each man seeks to win renown, though he must lose his life for it.'

A

Posted by Erich June 15, 09 03:02 PM
117.

Good luck both sides Messiah??? what the hell do u mean???? are you blind???

Posted by N June 15, 09 03:03 PM
118.

Fist in the air!

Posted by madlove June 15, 09 03:03 PM
119.

The guy on photo 29 is epic.

Posted by Sebas June 15, 09 03:03 PM
120.

Continue spreading the word. Thank you for the pictures. Be happy in the face of deep sorrow and provide order to stop the disorder that is this fraud.

All of your comments on #29 showed that happiness. All these pictures are providing this order. Continue spreading the word.

Posted by Vinay June 15, 09 03:04 PM
121.

People of Iran please know that we are with you every step of the way! We will do EVERYTHING in our power to support you no matter where we are in the world. You deserve FREEDOM!!! You earned it!!!!!!!! keep up the strong and powerful history making work that you are doing.

Posted by Bahareh June 15, 09 03:04 PM
122.

The old man in 18 is really brave, threatening a young girl like this. Irony off.

Posted by lluis June 15, 09 03:04 PM
123.

We're looking at history in the making !

Posted by mike June 15, 09 03:04 PM
124.

"Good to see some people are still willing to fight for freedom." as RJ commented.

Why weren't we in the US willing to do the same after the Gore - Bush election?

Posted by jTM June 15, 09 03:05 PM
125.

This just goes to show that try as they might you can not hide a country. You can not stunt growth. You can not quiet a collective voice. Peace and resolution.

Posted by LalaV June 15, 09 03:07 PM
126.

Picture #41 is someone's father, brother, son, husband. All for organizing in the streets to protest the election results. "Shame on you Amadhi."

Posted by Jim Dewey June 15, 09 03:10 PM
127.

LIVE FREE OR DIE !

Posted by Swampdonkey June 15, 09 03:10 PM
128.

Just replace Iranian protestor's with american/european protestors of WTO/World Bank and oh wait then the tyrant's are those who protest, what do you think other side winning party is thinking in Iran now?

Brutal fact of life they suppress these riots&label em as extremists that are harmful and then toss em to jail for sometime to think.

just like they do in EU, there is ONLY one correct public opinion if you challenge that, you get autocencorship from TV/News and if you rally up protest it's dangerous riot of communist nazi anarchist hippies and it is presented in such way that part of population wish goverment would use even more violence.

For example critism about constitutional laws of EU, that break many countries humanitarian law's haven't seen ANY mediacoverage in many european union countries they just try to press it in all secrecy laws that allow extented inprisonment without charges. (cough in past days such laws were stripped from countries that did join EU)

Posted by kyrpe paske June 15, 09 03:11 PM
129.

These are amazing pictures. They capture the incredible courage of the protesters, knowing they were putting themselves in danger (unlike US protests where the main danger is being ignored).

I really hope that Mousavi is everything they hope he is.

Posted by Margaret June 15, 09 03:13 PM
130.

This photo collection and the whole broad story is dramatic and heart-wrenching stuff. It reminds me of Tiananmen Square in May-June 1989. This time, maybe the results will be different.

It's easy for me to sit here in America and be an e-witness and have a favorite team in the "soccer match," but I know that an entire nation's aspirations are at stake here. I am watching and hoping for a positive outcome. So far as voter fraud is concerned, I can't comment on something that needs to be settled in Iran, of course. (And hopefully it is being settled.) In America, we have our cases of voter fraud, and our famous case in 2000 is what brought in George W. Bush, the man so reviled by the Iranian President. I would hope that the Iranian regime would think about that; but I am being naive here. I know that power wants to reinforce power, no matter the ideals, no matter the country, no matter the demands of true leadership. I am not qualified to comment on deeper matters of Iranian politics and leadership; I do know that the rock band The Who had a great 'revolution' song but ended on the prayer that the new boss is not the same as the old boss. The supporters of any revolution need to attend to business to make sure that this is not the case. But first things first.... and you have my best wishes to all the Iranian people.

Posted by Jeff Kargel June 15, 09 03:13 PM
131.

#29 is an amazing and moving photo, and should win a Pulitzer

Posted by JC June 15, 09 03:14 PM
132.

#29: Just amazing. so strong on morales!

Posted by Shailendra June 15, 09 03:14 PM
133.

Please stop calling Mousavi defeated rival.

Posted by Ali June 15, 09 03:15 PM
134.

Amazing photos. Thank you for posting them. Hoping the best for the people of Iran.

Posted by TJ June 15, 09 03:16 PM
135.

#17 is amazing. Unarmed people (mostly women) running towards, rather than away from, men beating another man with clubs.

Posted by Marianne June 15, 09 03:16 PM
136.

PLEASE, HELP US, PLEASE
WE NEED INTERNATIONAL HELP...

Posted by ali June 15, 09 03:18 PM
137.

As a fellow Arab, even tho im an Iraqi, i see this as a liberation. it shows that Iran is becoming more and more a free nation. yes the police are there, but when arent police there when there is any type of riots? ex reminiscent of the 60's in the US(Chicago convention 1968). (from above) or the riots in la, new orleans, or the riots of the housing market.
photo 29, strikes me tho, see the people arent fighting the police, they are fighting the government. and when the good ones see a downed officer they help. it was the same in iraq during our elections.

Posted by Marx (904) June 15, 09 03:18 PM
138.

@June #48 - Police is written in French. There's no common English word for police. It's not written using Arabic characters because 'Police' is almost universally recognized and they doubtless buy their gear from foreign suppliers.

Posted by Samuel Agboọla June 15, 09 03:18 PM
139.

I concur with many others. #29 FTW.

Posted by gary June 15, 09 03:18 PM
140.

Freedom for the Iranian people! Can the bearded old men keep that country under tight state control any longer?

Posted by Syracusa June 15, 09 03:19 PM
141.

Thank you to the courageous photographers, in the middle of the chaos, who also risk life and limb to get this information out. Those brave souls who are protesting, and standing up against injustice have their power multipled many, many times over through your efforts. God bless those who struggle for freedom, and may their efforts be richly rewarded. We stand with you.

Posted by Colleen O'Donnell Pierce June 15, 09 03:19 PM
142.

#29 is really impressive.

spectating from the states - i am very proud of the iranian youth for powering through this, and feel comfortable for the first time to be called 'iranian' and not 'persian'.

Posted by cg June 15, 09 03:19 PM
143.

excellent pictures. the human nature depicted in 29 is incredible.

Posted by Pouyan June 15, 09 03:20 PM
144.

We are with you in spirit if not in body my Iranian sisters and brothers. The whole world is watching you and we salute your struggle. You are not alone! Your pain is our pain and your voice is our voice.

Posted by Karen June 15, 09 03:20 PM
145.

I so admire the people of Iran for standing up for what is right. I am hopeful there will be a positive outcome and a legitimate election. The people standing up for what is right is truly admirable. I hope people will be peaceful in their protests.
I would like to thank the Boston Globe for running these pictures. I strongly encourage people to so subscribe to their local and international newspapers at this time so they can afford to tell the stories that need to be told.

Posted by mollyj June 15, 09 03:21 PM
146.

this should have happened in the US in 04

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 03:21 PM
147.

Green Revolution will not be vanquished by fascist theocrats allied with IRGA militants. The coup is a theocrat-military junta.

People of Iran in the revolution, I support you. If Ayatollah Khamenei continues to oppose the revolution, he must be removed from power by the committee of Ayatollahs and order a re-do of the election to restore order.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a petty dictator as a puppet of Khamenei. Both must be thrown out for abuse of power!

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 03:21 PM
148.

Mr. Ahmadinedjad: The world is watching your actions - no censorship can stop the free internet!

Posted by Igor June 15, 09 03:24 PM
149.

There is no doubt that the Iranian people are in the prayers of many Americans, including myself. I pray that the truth will come soon for these people who deserve nothing but justice. I would personally like to commend the users of social networks, especially Twitter, for never letting this story die down. It is truly a major crisis in this area and a monumental achievement for the people of Iran. Their unrelenting perservearance and determination to seek the truth during these trying times shows their strength and heroism.

Thank you Iranians for not allowing this injustice to occur as you just stand around. It is this (nonviolent) mindset that we all should possess. We should never allow any type of encroachment on human rights, especially the right to elect the people that shall lead us to a more hopeful and bright future.

Posted by Alexander Lawson June 15, 09 03:25 PM
150.

Shame on Ahmadinejad and his corrupt political party. Stop killing and beating people you bastards. Iranian elected their president and he is no one except Mr Mousavi.

Posted by Fateme June 15, 09 03:26 PM
151.

HI EVERY BODY , IM IRANIAN & YOUR PHOTOs IS VERY GOOD ...
TANX ALOT ...

Posted by SADEGH June 15, 09 03:26 PM
152.

Ahmadinejad or even Mousavi,one thing people should remember is they are not going to make the same mistake again, all the candidate are liar,they should remember the past.

Posted by Joseph June 15, 09 03:27 PM
153.

Come on ... US

Liberate these freedom fighters... get in the fight and help..... may be the best opening you have

Posted by liberatenow June 15, 09 03:28 PM
154.

I am an iranian , i live in tehran , and i have joined all the riots against this non-elected goverment since 2 days ago ... we need world worlds support , we need EA's support ... they use all kinds of weapons against us and as mir hussein mousavai said , we even gave police officers flowers in our riots to show them that we are not harmfull or anything like that , we just need our votes .. Ahmadinejad used our Votes as for him self ... 87% of people took place in elections ... that number could not be reached if ahmadinejad was going to be chosen ... Please Support us .... we need help ... we need attention ..

Posted by ... June 15, 09 03:28 PM
155.

Crying at work

Posted by FK June 15, 09 03:29 PM
156.

"What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too highly; it is dearness only that gives everything it's value. Heaven knows how to put the proper price upon it's goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated" Thomas Pain, The American Crisis, 1776.

It is so sad that people in Iran are suffering, but I so admire their determination, bravery, and solidarity. Thomas Paine's inspiring words, commenting on, supporting the 18th century American fight for representation, would seem to fit this 21st Century Iranian fight for representation (as so many of Paine's words continue to fit so many modern situations)

Posted by Simon June 15, 09 03:30 PM
157.

God help our people, im very impressed

Posted by Camelia June 15, 09 03:30 PM
158.

I'm sorry to say, but Iranians asked for ALL of this when they chose to overthrow the Shah and impose hardline Islam as the state religion. Remember, they did not want progress and hated how "Westernized" Iran was becoming. They asked for a return to Islamic fundamentalism, and with it, they asked for the heavy hand of government and bloodshed. They cannot have it both ways. The Shah was no angel but at least he envisioned Western ideals for his country, and with it, the freedom to dress as one wants, practice whatever religion one wants -- or no religion at all -- and to live one's life with dignity. I will never forget the freedom and happiness my family once had and the life they once lived. The Islamists destroyed a great civilization and culture. Iran's people are now paying the price for the terrible choice they made 30 years ago.


once had there

Posted by Iranian Expat June 15, 09 03:30 PM
159.

I am really speachless... I cant beleive that we are living in 21th century. 30 years violence, excecutions, suffering peoples and etc. What do they say finally to this people. they are cruel! the real DICTATOR!

Posted by aram Mehrparvar June 15, 09 03:30 PM
160.

Amazingly candid and moving photography that captures the very essence of the passion of a people ready for change! Very powerful, indeed! Iran.. please know that there are very many of us in the US that care about you and we are behind you in your quest for justice and freedom!

Posted by Synonymous June 15, 09 03:31 PM
161.

The photos were very touching ... I am not Iranian but am proud of having some Iranian friends among my good friends! ... I pray for your freedom guys!

Posted by Anna June 15, 09 03:31 PM
162.

#28 and #29 made me realize about the integrity of this opposition movement. What you often see is that riots break out not only because of idealistic beliefs but also because humans are naturally thrill seekers. It is tempting to view these riots in the same way, but this would be wrong. As you can tell from these pictures, those people gathered on the streets not only because they want change, they know precisely what kind of change they want and how they want it. They need the conservatives as much as they need the progressive people and they know it.
These pictures tell me that this uprising is not just an uprising, it is the first step in the modernization of Iran.

Posted by Tim (netherlands) June 15, 09 03:32 PM
163.

hope you make it, people of iran ..
@ #29 I hope that is the change you want... to help each other, even if we are NOT follow the same idea. !!!

I do not belive in god... but I believe in you..people of iran.. go for it !!

Posted by Treknor June 15, 09 03:33 PM
164.

Beautiful stills of such tragic moments. Thanks again for the great report.

Love #29 BTW.

Posted by Federico Pistono June 15, 09 03:33 PM
165.

Astonishing pictures. Some real bravery here.

Posted by Robert Machin June 15, 09 03:36 PM
166.

i'm crying now.

#29 shows kindness amongst chaos, let's hope peace comes soon.
i'm praying for iran.

Posted by ellen June 15, 09 03:36 PM
167.

I'm so happy to see the women of Iran rising up against this oppressive government, and finding their voice, as well. Our thoughts are with the people fighting for their own democracy.

Posted by Friend in South Carolina June 15, 09 03:37 PM
168.

Hello every body
please forward all picture !

Posted by alireza June 15, 09 03:39 PM
169.

Great Pictures showing reality of what is going on in my City, Tehran on Fire

Thank you

Posted by Kaya June 15, 09 03:39 PM
170.

Who cares? Seriously. What's that? Democracy leads to mob rule and social disorder? Who would be surprised by that? Any Anarchist could succinctly explain why this is just a conflict of the collective unconscious. It's a bunch of emotionally insecure people fighting over where the government's guns gets pointed. It doesn't matter who wins, society loses, that is how politics based on a system of coerced government enforced with the threat of violence works.

It's pathetic, like all politics.

Posted by Alan Boore June 15, 09 03:39 PM
171.

Tears are strolling down my face viewing these photos

The picture of the woman running to the aid of the man being beaten by thugs with batons, leaves me speechless

My heart is with the people of Iran

After seeing these pics, Its embarrassing that we just took it up the behind in the 2000 election

Posted by vc June 15, 09 03:40 PM
172.

we just strong stay!
People of my country will become a heroes!
We are in iran and fight with....

Posted by Milad June 15, 09 03:40 PM
173.

no comments are needed, just look at the images!

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 03:41 PM
174.

#154:

You have the moral support of everyone. But alas, the Iranian people got itself into this mess and you will have to solve it too. America is otherwise occupied and unlikely to intervene except with presidential verbiage, and as for Europe... I'm sure they will have some very stern words for the Mullahs. My hopes go with you.

Posted by Hon Wei June 15, 09 03:41 PM
175.

The only way is to turn the soldiers and police against the regime and fight the Basiji Force because they are the hired killers. The same was done during the Revolution of 1979. I remember as a kid how people stood on the roof tops at night and shouted throughout Tehran. I will never forget those days; I was so skirt as a child. Keep up the fight Iran and be careful. This is your time if you want change. If people die as they are and as they did in 1979, this is the only way for change in Iran. Long live Iran, Democracy.

Posted by worldcitizen09 June 15, 09 03:42 PM
176.

Reminds me of 1980 in South Korea.

All these nations that are going through their reforms through sacrifice of the civilians will ultimately reach their goals one day and these deaths will be upheld with meaning. This is not a waste.. the only true successful democracies are created when the people from within educate and arm themselves with power, and I see this in Iran, as it happened in South Korea.

Posted by Jeff Kee June 15, 09 03:42 PM
177.

-It is hope, not despair, which makes successful revolutions.-

That actually came from a fortune cookie and I have it taped to my desk.
Good Luck, Protesters. Change your world, change the world!

Posted by myk Freeman June 15, 09 03:43 PM
178.

Mousavi is not defeated! Those bastards who stole our votes are defeated. They are making a show out of nothing. They have support of less than 10% of all Iranian people and this has been examined by many polls before the main election. The whole results announcing was a poor-engineered scenario. As an Iranian, I appreciate spreading these photos around and I am also very grateful to those nice people who showed thier supports for us.

Posted by Mohammad June 15, 09 03:44 PM
179.

superb photos,freedom costs, sadly.

Posted by lusty1970 June 15, 09 03:44 PM
180.

Freedom always comes with a price, in the US we are beginning to see freedom 's lost in our own country. My prayers are with people who seek freedom. My prayer is that hope is never lost. My belief tells me that Love cast out all fear, when fear is gone so will oppression be cast out. This can only be accomplished with the finished work of the Cross. When Jesus Christ died that day He died for all yes for all!! God Allmighty did not spare His only Son to set us free call on Him, He is above all!

Posted by George June 15, 09 03:45 PM
181.

I don't know why you use the word defeated candidate so much??????
if he really was defeated then you think why millions of people are demonstrating???

Posted by farzin June 15, 09 03:47 PM
182.

where is my VOTE ????????????????????????

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 03:47 PM
183.

I am so proud of all the courageous youth of Iran. Fight for your rights and your future. It can be attained. I was only 8 years old when my father took me to the revolution rallies against our dictator in Albania. It will stay with me forever. The feeling that your future lies in your hands is great and it should never be taken away from you.
The west has the impression that Iranian people are extremely conservative and religious but I know them to be well educated and progressive. Iran has the greatest percentage of women with a PhD. In a Muslim state that is amazing.
Cheers to the demonstrators and keep safe!

Posted by Jona June 15, 09 03:47 PM
184.

#29 and 28 shows the true iranian spirit,there is another video on bbc recorded by a italian journalist that shows people rescuing a cop.I am an iranian.. and not surprized to see those photos i know exactly the heart behind that.people know that those anti-riot cops are only soldiers that could well be their own sons and brothers forced to obey commands.

Posted by babak June 15, 09 03:48 PM
185.

all is lie
all is only a photography technique.
iran is safe
and electin was very very secury and safe.
all is only a small lie
mr ahmadinejad are big president.

Posted by amin June 15, 09 03:48 PM
186.

reeeeally profesional... the best way to show our pain...

Posted by sara June 15, 09 03:48 PM
187.

#29 is amazing, and probably why the protesters won't win (I hope I'm wrong).

Posted by MarketGarden June 15, 09 03:49 PM
188.

thanks

Posted by mani June 15, 09 03:50 PM
189.

All dictatorships when threatened by "the people" do the same thing. After "stealing" an election they try to put down the resistance with force. IT ALWAYS FAILS. In fact the more force they use the stronger the resistance gets and it is just a matter of time before they are overwhelmed. It usually happens when the police and security forces refuse to kill and fight their own ppl. I have no doubt that the next action will be a general strike which will bring them to their knees.
A resolution rest in the hands of one man, the Grand Ahatollah (sp?)
Question if it only took a few hours to decide the presidents "victory" why would it take 10 days for a "recount" Me smells a rat

Question

Posted by Bill June 15, 09 03:50 PM
190.

Thank you on your photographs for warning folks regarding objectional material .
It is much appreciated!

Posted by Kristy warshauer MD June 15, 09 03:52 PM
191.

The explanation of the picture number 24 is not correct. They are not the protestors. They are Members of the Iranian hardline volunteer Basij who beat people without needing any permission from anywhere!

Posted by Samantha June 15, 09 03:52 PM
192.

ashame ahmadi nejad ........

Posted by sk8amazing June 15, 09 03:53 PM
193.

This is not a game ! this is a war to freedom
In The Name Of Freedom

Posted by Masoud June 15, 09 03:54 PM
194.

I have been following #IranElection since Saturday afternoon, written long blog entries (cussbunny.blogspot.com), read news reports and blogs and even using a Farsi -> English translator to read Iranian sites - I have seen almost all of these images before. Yet here I am, unable to stop crying - again. My heart absolutely breaks for the Iranian people. I have written Obama, local media, written to reformist web sites with the latest working proxies for the protesters to use, and it doesn't feel like enough. This is not my fight, but I would stand next to these brave men and women if I could.

I hope every one of them knows the whole world is watching, I hope they know how much support they have, I hope they know how much we care. No matter our politics or differences, we all want to have our voices heard, and our votes counted. That is what these people are fighting and dying for.


Posted by Meredith June 15, 09 03:55 PM
195.

SOLIDARITY WITH THE IRANIAN PEOPLE FROM SAN DIEGO CALIFORNIA.

PLEASE SUPPORT THOSE BRAVE SOULD WHO STAND UP FOR PEACE AND JUSTICE.

i hope that peace will finally prevail!!!!
May god be with the people of iran!

Posted by bb June 15, 09 03:55 PM
196.

Ahmadinejad won the election fairly. All this nonsense about him being a dictator and whatnot is just that... nonsense.

I'll have to agree with the above comments on picture #29. It is definitely moving and shows how humans should act towards one another.

I hope these protests end soon. There is no point to them- the election is done. There was no fraud involved.

Posted by Anonymous poster June 15, 09 03:56 PM
197.

Iran's democracy fighters – do not forget this, ever! You are earning the respect and gratitude of the world, right now... Fight hard, stay safe.

Freedom or Death! Courage is alive! Truth will win!

I'm wearing green for the rest of the week, and in my heart forever!

Posted by Andrew June 15, 09 03:56 PM
198.

Thanks for the graphic pix. Show these on TV: CNN, FOX, CNBC, show them all the time. Death to the Basij forces. Long live the Iranian people. Marg bar basij! Javid Iran! Javid Iran! Javid Iran! More media support is needed from outside of Iran to continually air what is going on in Iran.

Posted by Reza June 15, 09 03:59 PM
199.

Your peaceful efforts will have a concrete result. My heart is with you all brave brothers and sisters. God is with you.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 03:59 PM
200.

dear all
iran ,my country is now full of youth's blood .iran,my country is now dwelling of wolves and lions .
if you are human please help us we need your supports as we are alone here we need international support please help us

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:00 PM
201.
Posted by Armin June 15, 09 04:00 PM
202.

We Are Not Going To Have Reform And A Colored Revelotion Like Ucraine,We Are Going To Have Organization aNd Our Own Leader Not Someone From This Goverment,like mosavi,We Our Going To Turn on The Lights Of Our Lives.It's just the bigining
DOWN WITH ISLAMIC REPUBLIC OF IRAN

Posted by Mina June 15, 09 04:01 PM
203.

Such powerful images! Im glad all of us around the world have access to see them, to see the truth. We're with you and so are our prayers!

Posted by Valerie June 15, 09 04:02 PM
204.

I loved the last blog entry about the Iranian elections. The people were all so full of hope and exited about change, and then this... My heart goes out to the people of Iran. The last pictures and the thought of what may be going on there right now brought tears to my eyes. May justice prevail!
From Canada

Posted by Lotti June 15, 09 04:03 PM
205.

down with mahmoud

Posted by amir June 15, 09 04:03 PM
206.

@185: That's right. All is lie. Keep telling yourself that.

You don't really know what's happening here, do you, Mr. Jones ?

Here's a clue: freedom and democracy arising from the ashes of another tinhorn dictatorship barreling towards the trashbin of history.

-- stan

Posted by Stanley Krute June 15, 09 04:05 PM
207.

PEOPLE PLEASE DONT BE SO NAIVE ABOUT #29!! I'M TOO WITH THE PROTESTERS BUT THE GUY WITH THE GREEN T-SHIRT IS PROPABLY A POLICEMAN!

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:05 PM
208.

this was the third day of riots and peacefull demonstrations
it s not organised
everything is done by all people
i urge u to write to your governments not to recognise this government
down with dictator

Posted by pouya June 15, 09 04:05 PM
209.

We cannot wait to act...

We did NOT wait to see who the victor was in WW2 before we threw our hat in the ring.

We took the side of freedom....how has that changed?

Posted by Joshua June 15, 09 04:06 PM
210.

F*ck You Ahmadi Nejad,You are a new Hitler.

Posted by Reza June 15, 09 04:07 PM
211.

write musavi ! but read ahmadi nejhad !

Posted by hosseyn June 15, 09 04:07 PM
212.

The government can barely feed its people but they have the most advanced anti riot gear.
I guess sanctions did not include that!

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:07 PM
213.

I HOPE THIS WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF DISBANDING OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC AS PRESCRIBED BY AYATOLLAH KHOMEN IN 1979I.

WHAT IRAN NEEDS IS TO GET RID OF THE SYSTEM WHOSE HEAD-OF-STATE IN A NON ELECTED ISLAMIC CLERIC LIKE KHAMENEI

THE READ DICTATOR IS THE SUPREME LEADER. WHAT IS THE USE OF ELECTING A PRESIDENT WHOSE AUTHORITY IS CONTROLLED BY THE SUPREME MULLAH ANYWAY?

Posted by Mansour June 15, 09 04:07 PM
214.

I HOPE THIS WILL BE THE BEGINNING OF DISBANDING OF THE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC AS PRESCRIBED BY AYATOLLAH KHOMEN IN 1979I.

WHAT IRAN NEEDS IS TO GET RID OF THE SYSTEM WHOSE HEAD-OF-STATE IN A NON ELECTED ISLAMIC CLERIC LIKE KHAMENEI

THE READ DICTATOR IS THE SUPREME LEADER. WHAT IS THE USE OF ELECTING A PRESIDENT WHOSE AUTHORITY IS CONTROLLED BY THE SUPREME MULLAH ANYWAY?

Posted by Mansour June 15, 09 04:08 PM
215.

FREEDOM is the right of human nature. with the dream of acheaving it.

Posted by nazanin golban June 15, 09 04:08 PM
216.

No. 196 And you know this because…?

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:08 PM
217.

F*ck You Ahmadinejad!

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:09 PM
218.

#29 may be the most beautiful thing I've ever seen.

Posted by Danny Bloomfield June 15, 09 04:09 PM
219.

Help us ... Please Help us ... we can defeat this lier government but we need your help in anywhere of world .
USA please come ... & help . i maybe will die in parade tomorrow but you should help Iran's people ...

Posted by an Iranian June 15, 09 04:09 PM
220.

I want to WHOLE World KNOW .This is the Fraud of the History ! Mr Karroubi (my vote) ranked FIFTH after Ahmadinejad(24 million), Moosavi(13 Million) , Rezaee (600 ,000) and Spoiled ballots (440,000) !!! His votes was only 300,000 while in 2005 election his votes reached 5 Million . Moosavi's Votes are surely greater than 21 Million and Ahmadinejad less than 10 Million . on the other hand the procedure of the election was completely unequal for Moosavi and Karroubi. There was a big gaff in announcing the partial results !! In 9:00 AM they said Rezaee has 633,048 Votes so far while in 13:00 PM they said he has got 587,913 votes !!! for complete details I'll guide you to "www.lotfan.org" and "en.balatarin.com" (in English) to realize that why such huge demonstrators are in #38. World ... Never forget, the real president of IRAN is MIR HOSSEIN MOOSAVI Not Ahmadinejad .

Posted by NoName June 15, 09 04:09 PM
221.

I am being shocked of these photos. No one can understand as to why they should die? All they want is a fair and respectful election. The World must condemn these SAVAGE action by Iranian Security Forces. We need your support
to STOP the violence. Please help Iranian People.

Posted by Mohammad Reza June 15, 09 04:10 PM
222.

INCROYABLE, on en rêvait depuis 30 ans. I love you, children of Iran.

Posted by saadi amini June 15, 09 04:11 PM
223.

Some one help us
We just Need our VOTE
this photo is just in tehran
every city in iran like this

Posted by farbod June 15, 09 04:11 PM
224.

Thanks to all the people who have sympathy with us, here in Iran the government is very frightened, they have blocked access to facebook and youtube and many news agencies. they have even shut down the sms services, they don't want the news be spreaded.
to all of you who want to do something, please urge your governments not to recognize Iranian government.
thanks for covering the news

Posted by Keyvan June 15, 09 04:12 PM
225.

The endless hoplessness, anger and depression through these days was so enormous here in Tehran. Seeing these photos and reading supports of other people all around the world finally broke my tears after 3 days.

Wish us Victory

Posted by Peyman June 15, 09 04:12 PM
226.

Reality ! The pictures show the truth.

Posted by johnny duck June 15, 09 04:13 PM
227.

Sorry #196, president imadinnerjacket did not "win" the "election" fairly. There was no "vote count". The people arriving to count votes were told to go home, their services not needed. There was huge fraud involved, since it was pre-ordained who could be on the ballot in the first place, in addition to the fact that no votes anywhere were actually counted. You need to get a grip on reality...

Posted by Joe June 15, 09 04:14 PM
228.

Where Is My Vote !!!
IRAN
MOSAVI !!!!!!!!!

Posted by TALA June 15, 09 04:14 PM
229.

write musavi but read ahmadi nejhad !

Posted by hosseyn June 15, 09 04:14 PM
230.

this is an iranian real condition in that day.i'm sorry for my president

Posted by arian June 15, 09 04:14 PM
231.

where is my vote!!!!!!!!!!!??????????????????????? Down with Dictator

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:16 PM
232.

i'm crying. my heart is with iran today. thank you for the images.

Posted by julie June 15, 09 04:16 PM
233.

i'm iraniaaaaaaaaaaan...i'm iraniaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.....no ahmadi nejaddddd..... raye ma moosaviiiiiii..we like mooosavii...we don't like lie!!

Posted by katayoon(iranian) June 15, 09 04:16 PM
234.

I've participated in mass protest before, but I wonder if I could ever have the courage to be a part of something so dangerous with such high stakes. The bravery of you young Iranians is astounding. I am terrified and hopeful for you. Yes, the world is watching you, but I'm afraid that no one outside of Iran is going to offer anything besides moral support and encouraging words. You'll have to find a way to win this independently, without any outside force.

Posted by L June 15, 09 04:16 PM
235.

President Obama: Nothing happening here - please move along....

Posted by Armando June 15, 09 04:17 PM
236.

These are stunning

I hope and pray not only for peace in Iran, but also victory. Your voices should be heard.

Posted by emme June 15, 09 04:17 PM
237.

im iranian boy and i want to say we wiil be stand for untill victory

And i want to call international help for people in IRAN...


God help us ......

Posted by Mahyar June 15, 09 04:18 PM
238.

To every demonstrator:

Take something to defend yourself and your brothers/sisters.
Don't let these bastards kill or injure you..

DEFEND YOURSELF!

بچها نذارین این حیوونا این بلاها رو سرتون بیارن..حد عقل چاقو یا تیغ با خودتون ببرین.....از زنا و دخترا دفاع کنید

Posted by Seyd Saba June 15, 09 04:18 PM
239.

These pictures are breathtaking.

My heart goes out to the people of Iran. Let us hope that justice and peace prevail.

Posted by Jeffrey June 15, 09 04:18 PM
240.

HELPPPPPPPPPPPP
PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
:((((((((((((((((

Posted by SHIVA June 15, 09 04:19 PM
241.

The world is with you! Keep up the fight to have your voices heard!

Posted by Unka Willbur June 15, 09 04:19 PM
242.

Hey Mr. Ahmadinejad (I will not use the word president in reference to you). History has proven that all those who would rule by force of their will over the will of the people have come to horrible ends. How does it feel to know that you are next?

Posted by Charles Seale June 15, 09 04:19 PM
243.

down with ahmadinejad and khameneyi , they kill the peopel who protest to the result of that damn election , khameneyi select who he wants... our votes are mooooooooosaaaaaaaaaaaaaavvvvviiiiiiiiiiiiiii

Posted by mary June 15, 09 04:19 PM
244.

this is an iranian real condition in that day.i'm sorry for my president

Posted by arian June 15, 09 04:20 PM
245.

Wearing green from America. My friends and I - from all around the world - support you, you strong, strong people. Thank you for being the absolute best example of what a human being should be - you are heroes for us all. Keep fighting.

Posted by Mary June 15, 09 04:20 PM
246.

We here in America know damn well that was not an election. I was devastated to hear that Ahmajinedad was named the winner with 63%. We all know that is BS. I feel for Iranians having to put up with that madman again. Anyone who thinks Ahmajinedad got 63% would have to be a complete fool. Period.

Posted by Kevin R Watts June 15, 09 04:20 PM
247.

The only way is to turn the soldiers and police against the regime and fight the Basiji Force because they are the hired killers. The same was done during the Revolution of 1979. I remember as a kid how people stood on the roof tops at night and shouted throughout Tehran. I will never forget those days; I was so skirt as a child. Keep up the fight Iran and be careful. This is your time if you want change. If people die as they are and as they did in 1979, this is the only way for change in Iran. Long live Iran, Democracy.

Posted by worldcitizen09 June 15, 09 04:20 PM
248.

Incredible pictures of deep humanity: The police-slaves of the dictator beating up the people and the same people saving one of them from beeing linched ! I wish I could do something for the great people of Iran.

Posted by Miguel June 15, 09 04:20 PM
249.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the devil in disguise. Picture 18 made me sick. I would have loved to be there and hit that old man with his own stick.

Posted by william dubin June 15, 09 04:20 PM
250.

“Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain.” - Saadi This week Iranians turned out in record numbers not seen since the beginning of the Iranian revolution to change their current President Mahmood Ahmadinejad. Their willingness to exercise their democratic right was both historic and uncommon in the Middle East. Iranians longed for change the same way people in the United States, and indeed worldwide, longed for a new beginning after the Bush years. They were tired of an increasingly delusional President who has thrown their country into economic turmoil and portrayed their country as a conflict seeking entity in the Middle East. But today the same Iranian regime that has denied a dialogue with the world, denied human rights, denied democracy, denied the Holocaust, is blatantly denying the will of its people by committing massive election fraud to reelect Mahmood Ahmadinejad, and arresting journalists and opposition leaders in broad daylight. Accepting this deception will be costly not only for the people of Iran but also for the people of the Middle East, with far reaching consequences worldwide. As you read these words, the people in Iran have taken to the streets in nationwide protests. Despite brutal government suppression tactics the Iranian people are courageously fighting for their rights. As antiriot police batons crush the bones of demonstrators whose only protest is election fraud, Iranians are screaming for the world to hear them: WE DENOUNCE MAHMOOD AHMADINEJAD! The people of Iran now ask for your support! We do not expect you to fight our struggle but to help us fight it. We expect people worldwide to put pressure on their governments and politicians not to accept the legitimacy of the Iranian elections and the fraudulent presidency of Mahmood Ahmadinejad. Democratic societies worldwide must not leave the Iranian people alone now that they have risen to the challenge. Instead they need to align their policies with the will of the Iranian people. Friends, we ask you not to let 70 million people in Iran be taken hostage. Any government that accepts Mahmood Ahmadinejad as the new president of Iran has betrayed the Iranian people, endangered world peace, and has no sympathy for human pain.

Posted by Freedom for Iran June 15, 09 04:21 PM
251.

I support the protestors of Iran. But with the Clerics as the ultimate authorities, even a reformer can only go so far. I can only wish TRUE democracy can take place without the clerics REALLY running the show. Twitter and hackers: Kudos... you are the lifeline for these folks in Iran. Stand with the people and offer the iranians a deal. If the new leader abides by the UN nuclear non proliferation agreement, then we will end all sanctions! This will pressure the clerics into hearing the voice of the people. It will finally lead to economic growth for Iran.

A comment on all the people saying that the US should have "rioted" after the 04 and 00 elections.....

Are you guys on crack? 04 was won by a clear margin. In fact, the voter fraud was slanted towards the democratic candidate (slashed tires on republican vans that transported registered repulicans to voting areas, acorn, etc). 00 election was counted then RECOUNTED. It was razor thin, but Bush won legitimately. The situation in Iran is MUCH different. it wasn't winning by a hair... It was a total land slide (fake land slide). If Bush cheated and won by 30% above Gore when the polling showed 50/50... then sure, it's warrented. but this is not reality. Get over your touchy feely emotion and see the facts for what they are. Sure he did not win the popular vote, but in the US you need to balance states rights vs. federal rights. If we didn't have the all or nothing electoral college system, why would anyone campaign in places like north dakota? there are only a few people living there. The fact that all the electoral votes for that state go towards one candidate (the one winning over 50% of the vote) FORCE candidates to hear the voices of folks in small states and communities. Otherwise candidates would only hear the voices of folks in large states and cities. I would expect believers in affirmative action would accept this whole heartedly. But I guess they only accept affirmative action when it suits their agenda. If you don't understand why the electoral college system is needed in the US, then you don't understand US history.

Just like forest gump... "that's all i gotta say 'bout that"....

Posted by Tewkewl June 15, 09 04:21 PM
252.

I do not see how you can count millions of votes in two hours, how stupid is that. This proves the lies against the people of Iran

Posted by worldcitizen09 June 15, 09 04:22 PM
253.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE OF IRAN WHO WANT THEIR FREEDOM!!!
GOD BE WITH YOU, DON'T GIVE UP. GOD HAS GIVEN YOU THE RIGHT TO BE FREE ON THE DAY YOU WERE BORN, TAKE IT BACK.

Posted by Roger June 15, 09 04:23 PM
254.

God bless the people of Iran!!!! For you people that think America is not a positive force in the region....I guarantee you there wouldn't have been an uprising if Americans weren't in Iraq......This is what freedom does ... All people yearn to be free!!!

Posted by Mike Miller June 15, 09 04:23 PM
255.

Biggest protests since 1979! If we don't support the youth movement now, then when?!

Posted by Nick June 15, 09 04:23 PM
256.

IRANIANS, WE ARE STRONG!!

I am so proud and know we will get what we deserve!

The world is with us!

Zendebad Iran! Long live Iran!

Posted by Shahrzad, Iranian-American June 15, 09 04:24 PM
257.

To the makers of this fantastic and important photography: Thank you for your courage in the effort to show us around the world what's going on.

Posted by Karin, Denmark June 15, 09 04:25 PM
258.

Iranians - how can we help? I have done all I can think to do (see comment 194) but will do anything else I can.

با عشق
Meredith
USA

Posted by Meredith June 15, 09 04:27 PM
259.

18 is not a photo of the great quality, but I liked it most. Shows the danger of the generation clash, fueled by the traditions and conservatism against reforming thinking people... sadly, this man should've helped the woman to get up and not to threaten further...

Posted by Mike June 15, 09 04:27 PM
260.

they are not human . they kill their people with no shame and they did every thing with the name of God . now they show us black and say that this is white and they want us to believe them . it is so stupid .
We iranian hate this government .

Posted by sahar June 15, 09 04:27 PM
261.

RE: 158.I'm sorry to say, but Iranians asked for ALL of this when they chose to overthrow the Shah and impose hardline Islam as the state religion. Remember, they did not want progress and hated how "Westernized" Iran was becoming. They asked for a return to Islamic fundamentalism, and with it, they asked for the heavy hand of government and bloodshed. They cannot have it both ways. The Shah was no angel but at least he envisioned Western ideals for his country, and with it, the freedom to dress as one wants, practice whatever religion one wants -- or no religion at all -- and to live one's life with dignity. I will never forget the freedom and happiness my family once had and the life they once lived. The Islamists destroyed a great civilization and culture. Iran's people are now paying the price for the terrible choice they made 30 years ago.

no. that's not the case at all. Iranians chose to overthrow a dictator then and that's what they're doing now. they're not wanting to be ruled by someone like the Shah again. choosing to bring back Islamic fundamentalism is not the same as asking for someone like Ahmadinejad. Islam is what brought the nation to peace after a revolution. it is not the cause of these problems. do not link an entire religion and it's followers with one man. your ignorance fathoms me.


Posted by stoptheignorance June 15, 09 04:27 PM
262.

Keep fighting the noble fight!
You deserve better than oppresive fanatics
the world is with you!
From greece

Posted by stam86 June 15, 09 04:27 PM
263.

look

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:27 PM
264.

Ahmadi is a vicious dictator and an opressor of the people and he must GO.

There will never be justice or peace so long as that monster is allowed to exert his nefarious influence on the downtrodden Persian people!

Posted by Free Iran June 15, 09 04:28 PM
265.

you are fantastic, I hope everything going well with you all.

wish you a great victory
Behjat

Posted by behjat June 15, 09 04:28 PM
266.

where is my vote?

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:29 PM
267.

I am from Tehran, please help us with these fantastic photos which can reveal the reality of nowadays Iran. Americans please see that how a dictator regime can kill the supporters of selected president Mirhossein Musavi who wants to change this gloomy situation inside and outside of Iran.

Posted by Ehsan June 15, 09 04:29 PM
268.

The courage and conviction so clearly displayed in these photos overpowers even the most violent images. To the people of Iran- you are an inspiration.

And to the Boston Globe- thank you for sharing these images with the world. It is shameful how little coverage the MSM has given to the crisis unfolding on the streets of Iran. Thank you for doing your job.

Posted by marisa June 15, 09 04:30 PM
269.

This site allows people in Iran to still see world news. It goes round the Iranian government's attempts to block the Internet. http://www.iran-news.info/news/worldpress/rss.php

Posted by HamidGR June 15, 09 04:30 PM
270.

Contact the WhiteHouse and demand a statement of support from the President. The Iranian people need our support. They want our support. Why has the President been silent? I'm astounded.

Posted by Dani B. June 15, 09 04:30 PM
271.

first of all thx to boston globe for running these pictures which are indeed bilateral unlike iranian channels broadcasting only what they like. plz spread this link to all over the world (whoever u know!) so that everyone would see what is really happening here. we all need your supports. thx in advance.

Posted by Y.H June 15, 09 04:31 PM
272.

write musavi ! but read ahmadi nejhad ,where is my v0te?

Posted by natasha June 15, 09 04:31 PM
273.

How can we not help? While President Bush was vilified in the US and around the globe he never once waivered from his belief that people should be able to live in freedom. How can any American President stand by and watch? Rather than being silent so as to not upstage your "vital" health care speech, Mr. Obama, do the right thing and stand by those who demand a free Iran!

Posted by Gene in Northern VA June 15, 09 04:32 PM
274.

just one thing !!!
we have no access to unicef . please tell theme that we are not satisfied with iran government !! tell them that we want our right ! our votes !!!
where did you see some photo like this ones ? just tell them they are responsible for what happening in iran !! make them sure that nothing will happen until they do something !! the country is in they hands !! police wanted to kill everyone and we are on a edge !!! do something world for us !!!! i dont know how to beg all the world !!! please please please ......

Posted by ali June 15, 09 04:32 PM
275.

Please change the subtitles saying "defeated", it is very offensive.

Posted by Sharareh Noorbaloochi June 15, 09 04:33 PM
276.

I wish American people do something to support Iranians NOW. Iran and U.S Problem is affectingh all of us. These people are being beaten bc they want peace and friendship with all nations including Americans. If it was any doubt about Iranians supporting the Islamic government , now everybody knows they are not. Any government who accept ahmadinejad as the president is not Iranan nation's friend. U.N should do something.

Posted by Azin June 15, 09 04:34 PM
277.

Go people of Iran !

Posted by Bruno June 15, 09 04:34 PM
278.

PLEASE SEND THIS LINK TO ALL .....
WE NEED INTERNATIONAL HELP......
WE PREFER DIE STANDING RATHER THAN LIVE ON OUR KNEES....

Posted by IMAN June 15, 09 04:34 PM
279.

please help us......they're wild....please help.............:((((((((((((((

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:35 PM
280.

on 13 june 2009
Also Isfahan University of Technology was attacked by militia forces. they break into IUT's dormitory and you know the rest...

Students have nothing and they are the weakest people in Iran.

I don't know where can I find my friend's corpse?
who can help them?

Posted by neda shadmani June 15, 09 04:36 PM
281.

Amazing! I posted a Tweet about this page

Posted by Edgar Leijs June 15, 09 04:46 PM
282.

Good people of Iran, I truly feel sorry for you. You didn't want this President any more than we in America wanted ours. If we had a President with a spine, which we don't, we might have been able to help you today. But it's a double-edged-sword. If we help you, the world would SCREAM that the US has come to make war and occupy Iran. Instead of saying the truth that we came to liberate the good people of Iran. That's what happened to us in Iraq. So instead of coming to help you, we'll just have to Pray for your safety..

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:47 PM
283.

Hey World !
Do you hear us?
Ahmadi Nezhad is not our president.
He is a DICTATOR.
Please help us,please.......
:'(

Posted by Faria June 15, 09 04:47 PM
284.

The point is that the supporters of Ahmadinejad can not confess that they are the minority in Iran. they can't respect others and they are not strong enough to admit it. They don't understand that a democratic government has nothing to do with them.

Posted by Twisted Iranian in Paris June 15, 09 04:47 PM
285.

I'm an american and I'm outraged at the "cover up" by the Iranian government - or I should say the "dictatorship". We know the people of the country want freedom and the real vote is not counted. In a world of media, we can see that the count is not truthful, no way could leave the polls open late, have voting stations in the United States, and with millions of votes to be counted (not by computer - by hand!) could they even be counted and be accurate. It is a coup - the defunct government is a coup - attempting to grasp on to power - we hope the best will prevail and that is what the people of Iran want - not what is now.

Posted by Craig from Ohio - United States June 15, 09 04:47 PM
286.

Great Pictures showing reality of what is going on in my City.
very very thank you

Posted by Taha June 15, 09 04:47 PM
287.

this is the most important news story i've seen all month. thank you!

Posted by platypusrex256 June 15, 09 04:47 PM
288.

Hey World !
Do you hear us?
Ahmadi Nezhad is not our president.
He is a DICTATOR.
Please help us,please.......
:'(

Posted by faria June 15, 09 04:47 PM
289.

goh to dahane ahmadinezhad

Posted by binam June 15, 09 04:47 PM
290.

#171, VC, You're an idiot.

Posted by KS June 15, 09 04:47 PM
291.

I'm here in the "STATES" ... I know 1 Iranian from work ... he is very proud of his country and I commend him on that. We too went through a revolution for our freedom from England and to this day place the names of those heroes above all others -- I hope one day Iran has freedom fighters to honor -- there is no reason to live under the tyrannical rule of Islamic dictators

Posted by Robert June 15, 09 04:47 PM
292.

i wish i was in iran to support my ppl, im rly pisst off, plz be strong guys.
FREEDOM

Posted by fereshte June 15, 09 04:47 PM
293.

Hey World !
Do you hear us?
Ahmadi Nezhad is not our president.
He is a DICTATOR.
Please help us,please.......
:'(

Posted by Faria June 15, 09 04:47 PM
294.

Posted by vc June 15, 09 03:40 PM

You are an idiot.

Posted by JB June 15, 09 04:47 PM
295.

It is interesting that despite your own report that hundred of thousands of people attended the demonstration against Ahmadinezhad even though it was declared illegal, you still write of Mousavi as the defeated candidate and of Ahmadi as victorious. would have been nice to show respect to the lives that are lost and all the young people who are risking their lives and the brutal consequences that await their actions.
best

Posted by sonia June 15, 09 04:47 PM
296.

It is outrageous to see how the media deals with uprisings in the world. The demonstrators who are against their governments differ in the eyes of western media depending if the government is pro-West or against it. The rioters in Greece were considered violent and reckless despite public support, and now since the rioters are demonstrating against an anti-West tyrant, they are considered pro-democracy! Sickening! All my support to the demonstrators on the street of Iran, and may the whole world know that you are fighting for your freedom and not in support of any Western government. Your courage knows no limits just like that of your sisters and brothers in Palestine, Seattle, Greece,..etc StleSeattle,Genoa..etc!

Posted by Rioter Than Y´All June 15, 09 04:47 PM
297.

Very shocking photos.
I'm in Tehran, the capital of Iran and I've seen many such scenes with my own eyes. hope we can fight til the end.
stones against guns

Posted by sarah June 15, 09 04:47 PM
298.

What a great day for FREEDOM. True patriots will not be silenced. Iran, stay strong.

Posted by KansasGirl June 15, 09 04:47 PM
299.

marg bar an kasi ke in janjalo pish ovoord..javo0naye nazanin chejoori az dast raftan;-(

Posted by yek iranii June 15, 09 04:47 PM
300.

Finally, a people that show the willingness to stand up to the "uncorruptable" Islamist governement style. They are no longer slaves lost in the wilderness of following, doing as told. They are finally fighting to become their own leaders and masters, tolead their country out the shambles of 30 years of goverment wihtout respentation. I truly hope they win and topple the governement that is a religious dictatorship.

Their vote may mean little to who runs the country, but these events are changing that even now. Even the great mullah is caving now. All monarchal, dictatorial, autocratic governments fall eventually. Usually through rebellion by the people they have beaten down for so long.

Good luck fellow people. Good luck fellow freedom fighters. God speed to getting your country back to being for it people, instead of itself. I pray you find the balance needed to brush away the heavy hand that holds you down. Freedom can only be enjoyed when you are truly free.

Posted by Beaker June 15, 09 04:47 PM
301.

I demand freedom and democracy for every human on earth.

My deepest condolescenes go to those who lost their loved ones. May their sacrifice not have been in vain. May their voices be heard.

Let there be seven billion voices against inhumanity.

Posted by Bastiaan Zapf June 15, 09 04:47 PM
302.

please help us,they killimg our young people,we need helps from other countries,they killed many people during these days,I'm so angry and stressful,please help.
even they can find this girl in this photo and kill her,do not let them kill us.

Posted by maryam June 15, 09 04:47 PM
303.

kesafataie vazi ishala bemirinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

Posted by mina June 15, 09 04:47 PM
304.

Iranians are a bright intelligent people, they need a brighter
future than building atom bombs. 3o year's of the Shah's
dictatorship was too much, 30 year's of the Mollah's dictatorship
is too much. You need to be a democratic, innovative state.
Iranians deserve the best what the world can offer.
Down with Ahmadinejad. Iran deservs better.

Posted by anonymous June 15, 09 04:47 PM
305.

Ask the western governments that why they don't sell passenger aircrafts and their equipment to Iran but they sell the latest weapons and armaments to be used by the Iranian militia and riot police against civilians?

Posted by Patriot June 15, 09 04:47 PM
306.

I hope the People of Iran will go on in their Fight for Freedom - without religious Opression, State-Dictatorship and Islamic Fundamentalism (and by the side - Christian Fundamenatlism is not any better!!):

Here in Germany there are many left-winged (communist) People supporting you and your Exile-People...

Keep up the fight and the struggle for a better world!

And to my colleges out there (I am also an Photojournalist from Germany) - keep on your great work and keep safe out there!!

Posted by Benjamin Hiller June 15, 09 04:47 PM
307.

down with Ahmadi Nejad
He is a big Terorist
he has to go

Posted by shiva June 15, 09 04:47 PM
308.

i,m iranian,
we need international help for seclusion to this goverment Mahmud ahmadi nejad,his Cheater liyer addition peril dangerous for iranian and world.
we need support other country for seclusion seclusion seclusion with decleartion in news and everythings is possible,
we want FREEDOM,DEMOCRASY

Posted by mohammad June 15, 09 04:47 PM
309.

Ahmadinejad and the mullahs, go to hell . It's warm there, and you will be welcome by Hitler, Stalin, Mao,Kim Il Sung, Pol-pot etc...

Posted by antimullahs June 15, 09 04:47 PM
310.

Peace to all of the proud Iranians who demand that their vote be counted properly and fairly. All true Americans are supporting you and your struggle to be free. Do not give up! Demand the truth!

Allaho Akbar!! Down with Dictators!!

Posted by MC June 15, 09 04:47 PM
311.

what can i say?!!! we can just pray for iran jesus bless iran

Posted by benjamin June 15, 09 04:47 PM
312.

Viva La Revolucion! Its time for a revolution in this part of the world! Freedom will shine its light

Posted by Jon June 15, 09 04:48 PM
313.

F*uck you ahmadinejad

Posted by saeed June 15, 09 04:48 PM
314.

I wanna go back, now!

Posted by araz June 15, 09 04:48 PM
315.

All Americans who love their freedom wish only love, prosperity, and peace for the Iranian people. I am but a small voice in a sea of many, but our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Be strong and stand firm in your beliefs.

Posted by Melissa June 15, 09 04:49 PM
316.

I hope the People of Iran will go on in their Fight for Freedom - without religious Opression, State-Dictatorship and Islamic Fundamentalism (and by the side - Christian Fundamenatlism is not any better!!):

Here in Germany there are many left-winged (communist) People supporting you and your Exile-People...

Keep up the fight and the struggle for a better world!

And to my colleges out there (I am also an Photojournalist from Germany) - keep on your great work and keep safe out there!!

Posted by Benjamin Hiller June 15, 09 04:50 PM
317.

Amazing photos... good luck with that revolution. See, you shouldn't ask for the US to help, because whenever we do, we're scolded and blamed for being a big bully, the corrupt cop, whatever. If we bail Iran out, we'll be inciting yet more anti-US rhetoric. I'd like nothing more than to see the corrupt regime ousted, but don't ask the US. Ask the French, or Russians or somebody else. Leave us the hell alone. The jerky left wing folks here are crying about your pain, but do nothing but whine when "it's an unjust and/or illegal war".

Sorry you beautiful Persians, but you're on your own.

Posted by Soontobesocialist June 15, 09 04:50 PM
318.

Does anyone else see irony in the Iranian officals with the word "POLICE" spelled out in English?

Posted by Ted June 15, 09 04:50 PM
319.

I find it notable that supporters of Mousavi help those injured riot policemen, even though they are the ones being beaten up by them. Thats true humanity and is maybe an indicator who's the good guys here. Especially when reckoning the other side beating women. Whoever beats women is wrong.

Posted by Schmierwurst June 15, 09 04:50 PM
320.

These people, have been under pressure for 30 years, And the fraud, was really out of their patience limit.
To my fellow Iranians, Don't be kind to Basijis like the man beeing with the cop in # 29. Basijis are mindless brainwashed psychopathic mass murder machines. Technically, they're not considered human beings, so be harsh with as much as you can be, like the way they are with you.

Posted by Bardia June 15, 09 04:51 PM
321.

Thanks for the support above. people who have access to media, can distribute the message. you can print photos and share links, tell your families and friends. we want this battle for liberty, a concern for all people who believe in liberty.

Posted by amin June 15, 09 04:52 PM
322.

people of world wee need your help & support right now !!!

Posted by sasan June 15, 09 04:52 PM
323.

Ahmadi nejad = complex of lies and wrong dipulicates

Posted by kamyar June 15, 09 04:53 PM
324.

please send this link to every one u know, let the world know what is going on here, please help us

Posted by AB June 15, 09 04:53 PM
325.

people of world we need your help & support right now !!!

Posted by sasan June 15, 09 04:53 PM
326.

S.O.S

Posted by hoseyn June 15, 09 04:56 PM
327.

where will we go ???

Posted by farzad June 15, 09 04:56 PM
328.

we continue with this gov
we destroy them
we must win and help mir hossein
we can do it
we are persian

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:56 PM
329.

IRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN

Posted by Ashkan June 15, 09 04:57 PM
330.

where is my vote? we need help...

Posted by sami June 15, 09 04:57 PM
331.

They should have done this sooner. GWB would have had their back.

Posted by Bill Wagner June 15, 09 04:57 PM
332.

Damn I wish these people luck. It just goes to show you the people of a country must truly want change in order for it to work. Iran seemingly has wanted it for years but simply hasn't had the right moment. I truly hope this goes well for them and there aren't a lot of lives lost. However, I highly doubt that if this we're to see a true shift in Iran.

Posted by NJ Jay June 15, 09 04:58 PM
333.

Such an expression for FREEDOM. True patriots will not be silenced. Iran, stand tall. We in America are watching.

Posted by KansasGirl June 15, 09 04:58 PM
334.

Thanks for the superb coverage. The government is beating up and killing people. Don’t believe the lies. Many universities are under siege. Don’t believe Ahmadinejad’s farce of peace and democracy. Long live People of Iran. Long live freedom. Down with the dictators. God bless all the activists.

Posted by Nawzanin June 15, 09 04:58 PM
335.

SHAME ON AHMADI NEJAD AND HIS SUPPORTERS, WISH GOD REMOVE ALL OF THEM FROM THE EARTH VERY SOON.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 04:59 PM
336.

great thing is happening.

Posted by Monika June 15, 09 04:59 PM
337.

I wish American people do something to support Iranians NOW. Iran and U.S Problem is affectingh all of us. These people are being beaten bc they want peace and friendship with all nations including Americans. If it was any doubt about Iranians supporting the Islamic government , now everybody knows they are not. Any government who accept ahmadinejad as the president is not Iranan nation's friend. U.N should do something.

Posted by Azin June 15, 09 05:00 PM
338.

They did the same to Mossadeq just because he spoke against British/American oil companies. It is sad history repeats in Iran.

Posted by wathsala June 15, 09 05:00 PM
339.

Support our people
they show that Ahmadinjead is not their representative
death to totaliterians, death to dictators, deatht o theocratics!
support us!

Posted by M.K June 15, 09 05:00 PM
340.

and here is iran ,yehhh... we are surry from riot- polices and what do you think??? you don't shock ,if yorself been here ,belive it really. whit victorius right to unright.
be success

Posted by azadikhaah June 15, 09 05:01 PM
341.

Wow...I thought OUR freepers were bad.

Conservatism and religion are not compatible with freedom and democracy. These pictures are proof of that.

Posted by James June 15, 09 05:01 PM
342.

All people write lots of things here , because of photos. I'm from Iran , Tehran .
in our country we have a group that try to reform . and many people like their government and president.
all friends here should know that Tehran is not Iran . it's a city , a big city , but just a city of Iran .
I can tell you that these people you called "supporters of defeated Iranian presidential candidate " killed three Ahmadi nejad supporters by hunting Gun last day and more by stone and ... . day fire a bus and break glass of lots of Banks and shops. if you call them supporter we call them "rioter".

Posted by Max June 15, 09 05:02 PM
343.

I think you are helping Iran security people by publishing these hi-resolution pictures from faces of the people. You can't imagine how it would be dangerous for people on these pictures. Please blur the faces as soon as possible. Remember that here is Iran, not US/EU.

Posted by John June 15, 09 05:02 PM
344.

Maybe this is a superficial judgement in light of all that is happening in Iran, but have you noticed that Ayatolla Khomeini had and Akhmadinijad have THE MOST EVIL looking faces. ever!
If the eyes are the window to the soul, they are both wicked devils!
Akhmadinijad MUST be defeated!!!!!!

Posted by L.M.Tonner June 15, 09 05:02 PM
345.

From a Iranian to all the Iranian legal armed forces. Turn your weapons on the Basij and the Revolutionary Guards and kill them all. Free our nation and your people. Down with the islamic republic, death to dectator

Posted by Sebastian June 15, 09 05:02 PM
346.

yes! this is our country...and this is our politic!!! help us!

Posted by tina June 15, 09 05:03 PM
347.

I am so sorry for mahmud ahmadinejad and Mr.Khmeneie

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:03 PM
348.

F**K OFF AMIN IN 185 COMMENT! F**K U & YOUR PRESIDENT.
I WAS THERE YESTUDAY. WE R BRAVE & FREE IRANIANS.
WEE R FREE. WE R GREAT. GOD BLESS IRAN. GOD BLESS MY PEOPLE. GOD BLESS EVERY FREE MAN.

Posted by SHAHAB ALISHAHI June 15, 09 05:04 PM
349.

During the Great Islamic Revolution, we have always suffered from the U.S. government. This time, again we will win the game and this is the U.S. who will loose. This scnario has been designed by the U.S., and you are the puppets who are playing by the their order, without knowing what is the truth!!

Posted by john June 15, 09 05:05 PM
350.

i am in iran , HELP
PLEASE . . . . .

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:06 PM
351.

Look at these so called MUSLIM men....hitting a woman?
These so called MUSLIMS will never learn.

Posted by Raul June 15, 09 05:06 PM
352.

My prayers go out to the good people of Iran. Because of your brave actions, you will have your freedom and your nation will be a proud member of the world community.

Posted by Sally June 15, 09 05:07 PM
353.

plz help us
make world heard us
they killed every one

Posted by alireza June 15, 09 05:08 PM
354.

i'm iraniaaaaaaaaaaan...i'm iraniaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.....no ahmadi nejaddddd..... raye ma moosaviiiiiii..we like mooosavii...we don't like lie!!
مرگ بر احمدی نژاد
مرگ بر دیکتاتور
بچه ها با خودتون چوب و چماق ببرید دست خالی نرید

Posted by میهن پرست ایرانی June 15, 09 05:08 PM
355.

this is real, iran looks like phalestin

Posted by Jay June 15, 09 05:09 PM
356.

WE ALL HATE PICTURE 22.DAMN YOU AHMADI NEJAD

Posted by shiva June 15, 09 05:09 PM
357.

People of the world
it MEHRDAD
FROM iran
my brothers and my sisters are under BULLETS and FIRE

im iranian boy and i want to say we wiil be stand for untill victory

And i want to call international help for people in IRAN...

where is our VOTE ?
we hate AHMADINEJADwe hate AHMADINEJAD
we hate AHMADINEJAD
we hate AHMADINEJA

please help US

Posted by MEHRDAD June 15, 09 05:10 PM
358.

People of Iran, you much in my thoughts and prayers today. I wish you luck in obtaining the justice that would be denied you and hope that the true will of the people is expressed in a fair election.

Posted by Michael White June 15, 09 05:10 PM
359.

as a 25yrs old Iranian guy , who has friends in jail and also hurt by the government;
i want world to know we are under a huge pressure and scared by recent killings but we are not going to lose our hopes we will move on,
Please Pray for us.

Posted by armin tehrani June 15, 09 05:10 PM
360.

Shame on Ahmadinejad and his corrupt political party! we all hate him!
we're fighting in Iran... not only for our votes... but for freedom! (today i injured badly in the streets)
pray for us... I hope the people succed in bringing changes.

Posted by shamim June 15, 09 05:11 PM
361.

Viva Ahmadinejad
Down to Mirhossein

Posted by makan & Pegah June 15, 09 05:11 PM
362.

I am so sad to see these images, yet so proud to say I'm Iranian. Let the world know that what they see from this government is not what our people want. We fight for freedom and pray for peace around the world.

Posted by Sina June 15, 09 05:12 PM
363.

we hate this ahmadi nejad and never accept him as our president

Posted by iranian_boy June 15, 09 05:12 PM
364.

FREE IRAN

Posted by Dino June 15, 09 05:12 PM
365.

they are killing us. I was in Azady Squere. Some min after I left it basij killed somebody.
those person with black clothes and guard they are not iranian. they were sent here from arabic contries. specially lebonan. we dont know how to fight. we dont want to be killed by this bastards.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:13 PM
366.

People of Iran, you are much in my thoughts and prayers today. I wish you luck in obtaining the justice that would be denied you and hope that the true will of the people is expressed in a fair election.

Posted by Michael White June 15, 09 05:13 PM
367.

If the Persian people can succeed in their efforts to get Ahminajads win contested this would be the beacon of democracy in the middle east that Bush claimed Iraq should be.

Posted by Russ D June 15, 09 05:13 PM
368.

Don't tired iranian the FUTURE is ours

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:13 PM
369.

Valentia, coraje y determinacion esta demostrando el pueblo de Iran. Que viva el pueblo y la juventud Irani.

Posted by Vlad June 15, 09 05:13 PM
370.

I think the Iranian people should hold a very peaceful revolution like the one we saw during Indian revolution against the English empire under Mahatma Gandhi. The Non-Cooperation movement. It will not be a easy one, many may even be killed but for a good cause, your country and freedom for your people.

The more violent the protests are the more hatred is developed among each other. Freedom is more important than petty politics. The Iranian people need to believe in themselves and never give up.

You do not need any outside intervention. You are all brothers and sisters, someday eventually the wrong people will understand that they are harming their own . Fight for your freedom and not for your party.

All the best.

Posted by PEACE June 15, 09 05:14 PM
371.

Support Iranian, Support Iranian, Support Iranian, ...
PLEASE
PLEASE
PLEASE

Posted by Ahmad June 15, 09 05:14 PM
372.

Watch us UN please !!!!!!!!

Posted by Sina June 15, 09 05:15 PM
373.

“Human beings are members of a whole, In creation of one essence and soul. If one member is afflicted with pain, Other members uneasy will remain. If you have no sympathy for human pain, The name of human you cannot retain.” - Saadi This week Iranians turned out in record numbers not seen since the beginning of the Iranian revolution to change their current President Mahmood Ahmadinejad. Their willingness to exercise their democratic right was both historic and uncommon in the Middle East. Iranians longed for change the same way people in the United States, and indeed worldwide, longed for a new beginning after the Bush years. They were tired of an increasingly delusional President who has thrown their country into economic turmoil and portrayed their country as a conflict seeking entity in the Middle East. But today the same Iranian regime that has denied a dialogue with the world, denied human rights, denied democracy, denied the Holocaust, is blatantly denying the will of its people by committing massive election fraud to reelect Mahmood Ahmadinejad, and arresting journalists and opposition leaders in broad daylight. Accepting this deception will be costly not only for the people of Iran but also for the people of the Middle East, with far reaching consequences worldwide. As you read these words, the people in Iran have taken to the streets in nationwide protests. Despite brutal government suppression tactics the Iranian people are courageously fighting for their rights. As antiriot police batons crush the bones of demonstrators whose only protest is election fraud, Iranians are screaming for the world to hear them: WE DENOUNCE MAHMOOD AHMADINEJAD! The people of Iran now ask for your support! We do not expect you to fight our struggle but to help us fight it. We expect people worldwide to put pressure on their governments and politicians not to accept the legitimacy of the Iranian elections and the fraudulent presidency of Mahmood Ahmadinejad. Democratic societies worldwide must not leave the Iranian people alone now that they have risen to the challenge. Instead they need to align their policies with the will of the Iranian people. Friends, we ask you not to let 70 million people in Iran be taken hostage. Any government that accepts Mahmood Ahmadinejad as the new president of Iran has betrayed the Iranian people, endangered world peace, and has no sympathy for human pain. Iranian Artists in Exile

Posted by Shayan June 15, 09 05:15 PM
374.

Thanks for PIC
what are we going to do(Iranian)?
Are we going to accept this regime??
We must change the whole REGIME OF SUPREME LEADERSHIP
No SUPREME LEAder
like turkey o r...
no difference between these Candidates IN IRAN so
go for a big change(narrating to iranian)

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:17 PM
375.

im only hope to america.....and i want amrica government help to iranian people

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:17 PM
376.

Ahmadinejad is a cowardly dog, the George W Bush of Iran

Posted by Chris June 15, 09 05:17 PM
377.

There is nothing stronger than an idea whose time has come...Perhaps that is what we see in Iran; however, do not fool yourself into believing that a revolution is afoot. The Mullahs are too entrenched and the rest of the country is not Tehran....
Keep up the good fight for a new monitored election, and continue to assmble en masse. Perhaps those in power will begin to see what the people want and are willing to sacrifice for..

Posted by harry June 15, 09 05:18 PM
378.

Why isn't President Obama standing up for these people? Why isn't he supporting these people who are fighting for freedom & fair elections?

Posted by Jim June 15, 09 05:18 PM
379.

I'm going home, cuddle my kids right away. What a terrible world...

Posted by bart June 15, 09 05:18 PM
380.

down with khameneie

Posted by Amir June 15, 09 05:18 PM
381.

WHERE IS MY VOTE??????

Posted by k!a June 15, 09 05:18 PM
382.

à bas la dictature!Ahmadi nejad is not my president!
Vive Mousavi!

Posted by Behrooz June 15, 09 05:19 PM
383.

We Are Alone In IRAN !!!

Posted by NooR June 15, 09 05:19 PM
384.


write musavi ! but read ahmadi nejhad ,where is my v0te?
Please Help us

Posted by iman from iran June 15, 09 05:19 PM
385.

These pictures made me furious. Change the subtitles to read "purportedly" or "putatively" or "supposedly" defeated in regards to Mr. Mousavi. Seven confirmed deaths in Tehran so far....I'm terrified to think how many more there must be in truth. Ahmadinejad (the true "defeated" candidate) must go. I wish I was in Iran so I could do something besides having all these links up http://docs.google.com/View?id=dc4rpwn7_0g7xxc4d3

Posted by mary June 15, 09 05:19 PM
386.

I'm Iranian,I see,Using faith as an excuse to kill...!!!

Returning into a world of shallowness and lies...!!!she knows that no one hears her call,but is seems like god hears nothing at all..!!?

Alive Alive Alive Alive Alive Alive Alive my people,Alive...!!!

Kill for religion, will the Lord forgive...??!
correct what they have done, what we are doing...!!!

Posted by kaVeh June 15, 09 05:20 PM
387.

This is a big step towards the long wanted freedom for Iran

GOVERNMENTS OF THE WOLRD, ESPECIALLY THE WEST, MUST NOT AKNOWLEDGE AHMADINEJADS FAKELY ELECTED GOVERNMENT

Long live IRAN

Posted by Ashkan June 15, 09 05:20 PM
388.

PLEASE HELP US

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:21 PM
389.

we LOVE moosavi and we are ready for die for him

Posted by persian June 15, 09 05:21 PM
390.

Picture #29 is - for me - the true spirit of the historic events unfolding in Iran. It says it all. There are no need for words. It is such a strong image. It should be on the cover of every newspaper. I have the utmost respect for the Iranian people. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by Robert Gould June 15, 09 05:22 PM
391.

All of the people of Iran are in my thoughts. The youth are doing things there I wish we had the courage to do in our own country. They are fighting for their freedom knowing that they could be shot on sight. My hopes are this is resolved swiftly and there are no more lives lost. I am wearing my green for the youth of Iran today, I hope my fellow americans are doing the same.

Posted by tiffany June 15, 09 05:22 PM
392.

PLEASE Help For Iran
Help Help PLEASE

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:22 PM
393.

People of the world! Help our movement ! let the world hear our cry of freedom. our country is in danger of a military coup. stay beside our people. They are killing men and women ! Help us

Posted by Omid June 15, 09 05:22 PM
394.

iranian young pepole need help from national societies.ahmadi nejad s government kills them because they want their rights.they are lier and dictator we dont want they govern us.please help us and support us and pressur to ahmadi nejad to gave up iran

Posted by shadi haghighi June 15, 09 05:22 PM
395.

RE TO : #185 : oh I think U're very stupid MR.Amin... If you wanna C the truth and if you R as brave as these people like #27 , #29 & #16 join one of these protests and then say these bullshits... khamene'ee and ahmadi nejad R two dirty liar and dictators...
STAND UP BRAVE IRANIANS...
WHERE IS OUR VOTE?

Posted by Nima June 15, 09 05:22 PM
396.

its a shame,to us people,who voted for ahmadinejad 4 years ago!
its a shame,that we have a corrupt government.
we,iranians living in austria,are holding a demonstration against the election false results,tomorrow here in vienna.it will go on,till we get back our votes,we will stand behind our people in iran,who are being injured or killed in our lovely contry, we will support our people.no matter where i live,im still iranian,and i still love my country!

M

Posted by M June 15, 09 05:23 PM
397.

THANK YOU ALL FRIENDS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD EXPRESSING YOUR SOLIDARITY WITH US IRANIANS.
WE HOPE TO DO THE SAME , WHEN YOU GUYS NEED A VOICE.

FREEDOM FOR IRAAAAANNNN.....
FREEEDOOOM FOR IRAAANNN.....

Posted by Freedom for Iran June 15, 09 05:24 PM
398.

F*ck you ahmadinejad, you disgusting pig
and F*ck anyone promoting you
You people betrayed our country and I hope one you shall be hanged in public
I will personally come and P*ss on ahmadinejad's grave

Posted by Ali June 15, 09 05:25 PM
399.

we want freedom , i'm iranian and allways will be , poeple in the world help us with ur love , we r invaded , we will fight untill we die . help us world .

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:25 PM
400.

john- #342,

are you saying that the U.S. designed the protests in Iran? If so, that is a possibility. It's no secret that the U.S. despises Ahmadinejad and would like to see him go.

Posted by Anonymous poster June 15, 09 05:25 PM
401.

Violent suppression actually does win, more often than not. Our feeble minds like only to think of the successes of freedom seeking people and we subconsciously ignore the failed causes. How about the Tibetans and the massive periodic murderous campaigns against them and others in the Chinese empire? How about Myanmar (aka Burma) where they slaughtered tens of thousands of monks? North Korea? Throughout most of history, the ruthless win. Sometimes the balance leans in favour of the protesters--especially where there is a free press. But in this case, it looks like the establishment is winning. In any case, it's not a democracy.. Who selects the candidates to begin with? Who controls the police.. the military... the judicial system? Isn't it the supreme religious leader? Most peoples of the world live in pseudo-democracies.. The appearance keeps anger against the establishment focused on largely meaningless candidates and away from those who truly lead. In the U.S. it's various corporate masters. That isn't to say there is no democracy.. if you think of democracy as the measurement of how much influence a people have over their government's decisions..... even dictatorships have more or less democracy in this, more relevant sense... Do they listen to their constituencies?

Posted by Matthew C. Tedder June 15, 09 05:25 PM
402.

To the students, the parents, the shopowners, the educators, all the Iranian people who can sense the sweetness of freedom. May you be successful and may you never give up. GREEN!!

Posted by alohaz June 15, 09 05:25 PM
403.

The White House should only say that this is for the Iranian people to decide, and that they wish the desires and wishes of Iranians will be respected as well as their rights to peaceful demonstration, as in any democracy. And that is all the US government should say.
Please do not ask your government to do anymore than that. Iranians hate outside influence in our internal affairs! Please do not think you are doing us good by asking your government to get involved. Trust me, it will not help matters! The clerics only get more brutal if the Americans get involved!

Posted by tahereh June 15, 09 05:25 PM
404.

Me and meny people here in Israel support you, then Iranians.You are very brave to stand against this tyranny. Is seems that America won't help you and that you are on your own, I'm sorry for that. Be brave and don't give up your freedom! 4 more years with Ahmadinjad means world war and suffering, good luck!

Posted by barak June 15, 09 05:27 PM
405.

#29 is very touching. It takes tremendous mercy and compassion to protect that officer considering the events that have taken place. I hope your revolution is successful and that you are soon freed from your oppressive leadership and can enjoy a truly democratic society. I hope that under more moderate leadership perhaps we can begin to close the divide between Iran and the West.

Freedom is the ultimate cause, worth fighting, and dying, for.

The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.

Posted by Jonathan June 15, 09 05:27 PM
406.

Should we be surprised that someone who would lie about a fact of history like the holocaust would lie about an election? I feel for the righteous people in Iran who wanted peace and reform.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:27 PM
407.

I hope everyone rioting in Iran is angry enough to start a revolution and overthrow the religious zealots in power.

WE SUPPORT YOU!

Posted by k June 15, 09 05:27 PM
408.

I noticed some people said the election was fair and these are just some works of photo shops. I've been there, they opened fire on every one. So this election was as fair as these pics not be real!
This so called president is a f*cking bastard and his followers are just like him, liars.

Posted by Marzieh June 15, 09 05:27 PM
409.

this is democracy...
ahmadinejhad's democracy

Posted by milad June 15, 09 05:29 PM
410.

Clearly, governments need us much more than we need them.

Posted by Chagrined June 15, 09 05:29 PM
411.

We need INTERNATIONAL help. please help us.

Posted by iranian June 15, 09 05:29 PM
412.

i'm very very saed and .... for iranian pepolle

Posted by Navid Polic June 15, 09 05:29 PM
413.

please help iranian people .how can hit a woman???
help us help us.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:30 PM
414.

im iranian and im proud of it like helllllll....and stop saying defeated,mousavi is the winner of our hearts anything happens we love him and we will stand by him till the end...and THANK YOU WORLD FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Posted by mani June 15, 09 05:30 PM
415.

WTF?! @ #342

This is NOT. ABOUT. AMERICA.

This is about IRAN. This is about the Iranian people fighting for the voice and the vote that they were promised, that was stolen from them. This is not about the US, this is not about Obama, this is THEIR fight.

Do not disrespect the Iranians who are so bravely standing up at great risk to themselves to demand their voice be heard, some of whom have given their lives. Do not cheapen their sacrifice.

Posted by Meredith June 15, 09 05:30 PM
416.

The picture of the old man waving a stick at the young women fallen in the gutter is so full of impact. Make it high res, better angle, and black and white and you got an award winner.

Posted by Martin June 15, 09 05:30 PM
417.

Down with the fraud president! Go Musavi!

People in Iran, the citizens in the USA are hoping that Musavi will come to power! I know Obama wishes he could do something to make it a fair election, but we cannot get involved in your affairs because of how reclusive Ahmadi has made your country!

Every nation and country has its wars that go down in the history books, good and bad. Make this one count for the good!

Posted by Someone June 15, 09 05:30 PM
418.

i'm tranian,we are youe brother ,why??????????

Posted by amir June 15, 09 05:31 PM
419.

This this just terrible !!!!! innocent people being dragged in the conflict between two political parties. Democracy means freedom of speech, It allows every citizen of the country to express pro & anti government sentiments freely and peas fully. Police/security forces should help the demonstrators express, instead they always provoke them to Violence. Sadly this is a very common scenario in every country...

Posted by Humera June 15, 09 05:31 PM
420.

im just cry . we need help of the world for f*cking these eviles. they dont attention for killing people. they are animals. f*ck islamic republic,f*ck ahmadinejad,f*ck khamenei

Posted by Persian human June 15, 09 05:31 PM
421.

Fight hard, be strong, stay safe!! We are all so proud and amazed at your courage! The world is watching, dont ever doubt that!!

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:32 PM
422.

wow #28 and #29.

even after being beaten down by officers with night sticks some people still try to protect the cop from being killed. inspiring.

Posted by Phil June 15, 09 05:32 PM
423.

Down with Dictator!!!
May God bless these young heros, and bring peace to our beloved country!
And REST IN PEACE to the martyrs for PEACE IN IRAN

Posted by Atan June 15, 09 05:32 PM
424.

i hope that is not next colour "orange" revolution

Posted by klop June 15, 09 05:32 PM
425.

The statistics, circulated on Iranian blogs and websites, claimed Mr Mousavi had won 19.1 million votes while Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had won only 5.7 million.

The two other candidates, reformist Mehdi Karoubi and hardliner Mohsen Rezai, won 13.4 million and 3.7 million respectively.

Posted by Iranian June 15, 09 05:34 PM
426.

I see the Photos, I see People fighting for freedom, and I see honor in a people up until now I had no respect for. You ask for American help yet you have defamed us for years. My heart is torn with hatred, my mind is awash the reality of your situation. I ask you stand, stand tall Iranian people and fight for your freedom. You have burned to many bridges for me to assist; obama is looking you know that, but at last you know he is a coward not willing to risk his public opinion by helping you. So I say again Stand Tall and die well that others may here your call for freedom.

Posted by Greg June 15, 09 05:37 PM
427.

To the all free people of the world,we need your help,we need your support
its not hard for you,just quite demonstrations in your free countries
we are dying over here
please help

Posted by anonymous June 15, 09 05:37 PM
428.

FREEDOM!

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:38 PM
429.

ahmadinejad should resign! thats the only way to go!!!!!!!!!!!
neither revison of election results, nor rerlection itself gonna solve or change anything, no matter if its done in 10 days or couple of hours, its gonna be done under the authority of the same unreliable people who already betrayed their own fellow country-men.
wondering if mousavi is a dummy who is playin around with people, fooling them just to keep his idenitity up or he realy dosnt understand wats goin on around him....
come on guys! wake up...!!
give it a shot! think for a moment before u go out there being beaten or killed!!! wat is it u want reelection, revision or simply pulling down this jackass!!!??

Posted by lilililian June 15, 09 05:39 PM
430.

we want freedom , i'm iranian and allways will be , help us world plz .

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:39 PM
431.

Special thanks to those who has prepared this...
I certainly hope this to be an effective step towards our nation's freedom

Posted by sm June 15, 09 05:39 PM
432.

Mr.Housein Obama please help us...
the prisident of iran, mahmud ahmadinejad killing people in all of the country...
iranian people need help now

Posted by masoud June 15, 09 05:40 PM
433.

we're gonna win i know that i can see that day that ahmadinjad is going to the hell and i hate him , every bodays hate him, we're gonna win. just the god can help us so GOD HELP US TO WIN tnx
just keep going till win

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:40 PM
434.

This is outrageous!!! Please sign the following petition urging the UN to put pressure on the Iranian government to repeat the elections under fair and transparent conditions, using a monitoring mechanism supervised by national and international observers.
http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/repeat-iranian-elections-with-national-and-international-monintoring.html

Posted by Y.F June 15, 09 05:40 PM
435.

Thank you for all the photos. please let the whole world know that people of Iran are fighting for human rights, freedom, and they will not have a dictator in their country.
let the whole world know.

Posted by S.M June 15, 09 05:41 PM
436.

NO ONE CAN TAKE THIS NATION DOWN! NOT EVEN AHMADI NEJAD!!!
WE WANT OUR VOTE & WE'LL FIGHT FOR IT TO THE LAST DROP OF OUR BLOOD.
TO THE VICTORY!!!
thank u for covering the news. plz let the whole world know what they do to us.
DAMN TO THE TALEBAN, IN KABOL & IN IRAN!!!

Posted by Sophie June 15, 09 05:42 PM
437.

freedom for iranian people!!
stop world's obsessive and maniacal dictators
power to the people, not power to the man

Posted by isupport June 15, 09 05:43 PM
438.

http://iranevents.info/?p=63 ph0t0 0f war in esfahan city

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:44 PM
439.

The Dawn is Near, Never Surrender ...

Posted by OM1D June 15, 09 05:45 PM
440.

Please please help us rescue us of this damn situations. we can hardly breathe. it's unfair they r cruel to us.they do whatever they want. i just can hout for help.UN PLEASE HELP US.ANY WAY WE R STRONG

Posted by anonymouse June 15, 09 05:45 PM
441.

Please help Iranian people.
we are in the hell.
they are firing at us.
please help.

Posted by Help Iranian June 15, 09 05:45 PM
442.

Please please help us rescue us of this damn situations. we can hardly breathe. it's unfair they r cruel to us.they do whatever they want. i just can hout for help.UN PLEASE HELP US.ANY WAY WE R STRONG

Posted by anonymouse June 15, 09 05:45 PM
443.

freedom for iranian people!!
stop those obsessive and maniacal dictators at last!
power for the people, not power for the man

Posted by isupport June 15, 09 05:45 PM
444.

To those calling for Obama to speak out: Mousavi's supporters are already motivated and moving. Obama speaking cannot help them at this time, but it would encourage and legitimize Ahmadinnerjacket's supporters. The American people speaking out, grass roots, is the encouragement that is needed now.

Also, the reports I've seen indicate #24 is either Basiji or the Ansari-Hizbullah, not protestors.

Posted by SomeCanuk June 15, 09 05:47 PM
445.

Keep fighting Iran, do not give up until you get what is best for you. you deserve much more than you're getting right now.


I love the Iranian people and they are in my thoughts right now

Posted by KurtTheInfidel June 15, 09 05:47 PM
446.

our president is Mir Hossein Mousavi
ahmadi is cheater

Posted by somebody who want freedom June 15, 09 05:47 PM
447.

what happend to our votes ?
just blood , it`s all i can see . we can`t stand the sounds in the streets any more , i`m from iran and we`re fighting throught .

Posted by maryam June 15, 09 05:47 PM
448.

It's great to see how Iranian women are fighting in frontline for their own freedom! Its impossible for people to forget it once they've tasted freedom, and Iranian women Do remember that they were once free! People wont care if they are beaten up when they have no freedom anyway.

I just wish that this is not some kind of game set up by others to make Iranian people fight against their own people, that this is a real scream for freedom and that it will make a REAL difference in their lives! YOU ARE NOT ALONE! from TR!

Posted by OK June 15, 09 05:47 PM
449.

WATCH this khameneyi.it is the start.see u at thr end

Posted by a man June 15, 09 05:47 PM
450.

yes . we are strong ... AhmadiNejad you better know we are in . we will deposition you .
we dont want a levy president !!!!!!!

Posted by anti mahmood June 15, 09 05:48 PM
451.

PLEASE RESCUE US:((

Posted by anonymouse June 15, 09 05:48 PM
452.

Were is Barack Hussein Obama. did he see these photos???
Is he still silent??
someone tell him I ranians needs some help.
They are fighting for freedom against terrorists. Dont you want to....

Posted by baile June 15, 09 05:48 PM
453.

i woo\riting this text from iran. i was there that man was kiled. ahmadi nejad is a lier and kill our people. dont accept him in president of iran

Posted by saber June 15, 09 05:48 PM
454.

Day of Freedom...Im in iran...im in iran im in iran...i see freedom's comin' i see freedom's face...Day of Freedom...
here in iran we ask each other " where is my vote" cuz there is a lot people who did not vote to ahmadinejad...a lot people, maybe 25 millions of peoples...and for that we fight with them...with this system...Freedom's Comin up...Freedom's comin!

Posted by R.Q June 15, 09 05:49 PM
455.

Rioter Than Y´All, shame on you. You are comparing the "suffering" of people in Europe or the USA to the abuse of the people of Iran? Rent-a-crowd protestors in places like Seattle or Greece think they have it as bad as people in Iran? What a joke. The brave people of Iran are the ones who really have the right to be protesting their opression. Coffee-drinking students in Seattle have a great life compared to students in Iran. Don't compare yourself to them!!!!

Posted by Alan June 15, 09 05:49 PM
456.

who like ahmadinejad ????? he is a big f*cking lier. they`re killing us, these pics are just nothing,that`s worse than what you see,and it`s a big contest for MR obama to show who is he in real.

Posted by m v June 15, 09 05:49 PM
457.

why did they killd protester??

Posted by sxb5551 June 15, 09 05:50 PM
458.

This ruin is my country! :(
and the one bleeding is my brother,
and the one shot in the head is my father!

Mr.President, are you really elected? or selected?

Posted by Peggy June 15, 09 05:50 PM
459.

WHERE IS MY VOTE?????

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:50 PM
460.

The Iranian people are not only fighting for their freedom, they show us in the West how difficult that really is! Support those who would risk their lives to demonstrate against oppression!

Posted by markyboy June 15, 09 05:50 PM
461.

to 342:

the puppets are who attack women
the puppets are who don't know the difference between stable's door and university's door

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:51 PM
462.

Ahmadi Nejad is a cheater and a lier.
Please help iranian poeple.

Posted by Leila Mehraban Alvandi June 15, 09 05:53 PM
463.

Why is Omaba's admin. so quite????????
Ploitics, with what price???

Posted by Fareevar June 15, 09 05:53 PM
464.

In a fluid and unpredictable situation, here are some indisputables:
1) A half-century ago, the people of Iran attempted a democratic revolution led by a moderate progressive, Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, whose social-democratic inclinations have been revived by Moussavi.
2) Prime Minister Mossadegh was overthrown by the Eisenhower Administration and its Central Intelligence Agency, which wanted to wall in the Soviet Union and protect western oil interests.*
3) Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr. (father of the Gulf War general of the same name) used a suitcase full of US taxpayer dollars to bribe Iran's anti-democratic sympathizers and help overthrow Mossadegh.
4) They installed the pro-U.S. general Fazlollah Zahedi, who handed control of Iran to the brutal and vicious Shah. The Shah ruled through the infamous secret terror/torture police force Savak, which Schwartzkopf helped train.
4) A prototypical CIA asset, the Shah used his iron torturer's hand to "westernize" the country and make it more user-friendly to US oil interests.
5) Among other things, the U.S., France and other western powers were moving to provide the Shah with up to 36 atomic power plants designed to provide electricity and, ultimately, radioactive materials with which to build his own atomic bombs.
6) Despite his ostensible commitment to human rights, President Jimmy Carter made a point of spending a high-profile New Year's with the Shah, evoking the bitter hatred of millions of Iranians.
7) The Shah's overthrow by fundamentalist Ayatollah Khomeini led to the 1979-80 hostage crisis that finally sank Carter's presidency. Amidst indications of a secret deal involving past and future CIA Directors George H. W. Bush and William Casey, the release of the hostages was delayed long enough to guarantee Carter's defeat, thus inaugurating the Age of Ronald Reagan,** with 12 of its 28 years under the two Bushes.
8) Secret dealings between Reagan/Bush and the Iranians led to the Iran-Contra Affair, when covert operatives like Oliver North funneled arms to the Iranians and laundered cash and drugs through the reactionary Contra forces fighting revolution in Nicaragua.
9) The Contras in turn flooded the US with cocaine, feeding a horrific crack epidemic that has crippled the black and Hispanic communities here for two decades.
10) Those US-financed arms were used to fight the Iraqis and Saddam Hussein, whom the US also supported, and whom Donald Rumsfeld publicly embraced in the early 1980s.
Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman have co-authored four books on election protection. Bob's Fitrakis Files are available via www.freepress.org, where this article first appeared. Harvey Wasserman's History of the United States is at


www.harveywasserman.com

Posted by JJoyce June 15, 09 05:54 PM
465.

i heard about all this razzle-dazzle happening in Iran but...i've never thought it would end in this way !! with those horrible scenes...

people all over the world don't understand that the Iranian people reach a level of awareness that was hidden before...politics in Iran is just not the mirror of what people over there want...it's not a sign of ignorance as many might think either..
Iranian are wise and aware and
knowledgeable of their rights...in other word, they want freedom,they want to see democracy in Iran ! Real one !
a revolution would certainly make a difference ...like any revolution...
all i can say is : they should be stick to their own ideas / beliefs

Posted by amani June 15, 09 05:54 PM
466.

Twenty years ago, several thousand political prisoners were executed in Iran, after few weeks hunger strikes were held in many Western capitals, only a few parliamentarians acknowledged the killings and governments did not know or care. I had just started using Internet then and not sure if www existed in 1988/89. Now the new generation has youtube, facebook and twitter. World leaders know what's happening and no-one can stop the flow of real information.
Fifty six years ago, a populist government was overthrown backed by CIA & British intelligence. Now a home-grown coup against a reformed leader. This time the coup will definitely not stand. See Tom Cruise and Valkyrie ... learn lessons!

Posted by Dr Simon London June 15, 09 05:54 PM
467.

ive been out in tehran seeing many things and ive been crying for 2 hours after seeing these photos. they're sick god punish them
they kill the youth just to keep their own government with fraud and force.
they are animals
i want the world to know how brave our people are and how bravely they are fighting for their own and their country's rights....
people please keep your fingers crossed for us and pray :( we do need your prayers....
thanks

Posted by Viva la Persia :-( June 15, 09 05:54 PM
468.

these photos are saying you "Iranian people defend from their vote and their dew

Remember , You have to help us ... you ... U.N and this fucking government of America that has said every where they want to be in touch with Iranian , but always they are thinking only to themselves and their revenue ...

now there is the time that you have to show yourselves to Iranian People and you have to vindicate us ....

w
wh

Posted by Soheil Hosseini June 15, 09 05:54 PM
469.

Ahmadi nejad is following Sadams' destiny....

Posted by Arman June 15, 09 05:55 PM
470.

madare tono gaydam khar kose haye madar jendee koniiya madar gahbe haa khar kkosdehaaa kiram to oon ghiyafat ahmadi nejaaaad

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 05:55 PM
471.

My heart & prayers go out to each andy every person in Iran fighting for their freedom. Dp not give up!!

Posted by sherri- a mother from the USA June 15, 09 05:56 PM
472.

so thanks.....damn to dictatorship

Posted by roya June 15, 09 05:57 PM
473.

im iranian ! we alll just want you to know that we didnt choose ahmadi nezhad !all these blood and fight is for that disgusting person !we dont want him for 4 years more ! we want somone that he's the best solution for iran and the other country's !and my friend's dont give up !!! we can do it !!! it's our last chance !!! we have to do it !!! FOR FREEDOM !!!!

Posted by Mr.BenZo June 15, 09 05:57 PM
474.

We in Germany are with you!

Every society in the world has the right to live in freedom!

Martin Müller

Posted by Martin Müller June 15, 09 05:57 PM
475.

This barbaric regime is incapable of reform. People of the world, the only logical solution for Iran is REGIME CHANGE. We need everyone's support through out the world.Please contact your political leadership and demand from them to recall your ambassadors from Iran. Iran must be isolated. Even if you do not have an ambassy in Iran you can stand by the people of Iran and their aspirations for freedom and democracy. They are denied their God given right.The right to be born free and to live free.This is the least anyone can do. Thank you.

Posted by Iranian People June 15, 09 05:58 PM
476.

My heart & prayers go out to each andy every person in Iran fighting for their freedom. Dp not give up!!

Posted by sherri- a mother from the USA June 15, 09 05:58 PM
477.

Im iranian ! i hope to have a better life in future ! with a new president ( Mir hosein ) ! not this f*ckin and crazy man ( Ahmadi) !!!! Down with all liers and specialy our government !!!!!!!!!

Posted by Hosein June 15, 09 05:59 PM
478.

You're amazing, Persian people! I'm very impressed and proud of all your actions. Be safe! This is a dangerous dangerous time!!

Posted by garg June 15, 09 06:00 PM
479.

=i see they kill somone in fron of my eyes today(monday15-jun) with j3
and killed a girl in saturday.
help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz help us plz

Posted by Arash June 15, 09 06:02 PM
480.

iran alive...............

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:02 PM
481.

There is no way after voting was closed, that in a matter of hours after using PAPER BALLOTS it was even POSSIBLE to have counted all those ballots. Furthermore, where are the ABSENTEE BALLOTS because they came in from all over the world, including the US of A, and there is o way they could have arrived in a few hours to be counted. Even though we use touch screens for voting, or even computer cards with shads, we often have to wait for results to find out who won in our elections. So knowing this, it is ABSOLUTELY FALSE and IMPOSSIBLE to have ALL Iranian votes counted! This election was FRAUDULENT! Just like so many who have commented here, I wish the Iranian people ALL THE LUCK IN HAVING THIS ELECTION RECOUNTED. GOD'S SPEED TO ALL IRANIANS.

Like

Posted by MadasHelinVA June 15, 09 06:02 PM
482.

iranian young pepole need help from national societies
iranian young pepole need help from other countrys
please help us
please help us
DONT LET SUN GO DOWN
dont let AHMADINEJAD kill us

Posted by mehrdad sadeghi June 15, 09 06:02 PM
483.

nothing great is happening here, a propaganda ---- innocent lives are being negatively altered for life and for what? Who are you going to replace this government with? Reza Pahlavi? Mojahedin? think before you take impetuous actions --- Iran is a great country, it's a beautiful land - rich in both resources and culture - let's not destroy any more of it by rushing into another revolution. 10 years of fighting with Iraq destroyed many lives, took many youths - let's not repeat that mistake again.

Posted by Rana June 15, 09 06:04 PM
484.

Americans are with the protestors. Stay strong! Fight for your freedom. If not you, then who will? Change Iran... and that will change the world.

Posted by rachel June 15, 09 06:04 PM
485.

so so great professional photos from my country`s disastorous days ...Pray For Us ....Misirable Iranians ....Poor we !!! poor we !!

Posted by Amin June 15, 09 06:05 PM
486.

i was there were People got killed, near AZAADI [freedom] tower in blood.
it ain't fair...

Posted by ghetto bird. June 15, 09 06:05 PM
487.

Thank gawd for photojournalism. I didn't know which to believe, but seeing the pictures brings grave doubts in my mind as to whether there's a democracy in power in Iran at the moment.

Posted by Roi Bigroy June 15, 09 06:06 PM
488.

We don't want an Islamic Republic in Iran. We want a Democratic Republic. No one can tell us what religion to practice. The hard-line mullah's, their fanatic religious supporters, the uneducated immoral traitors who would do anything at the right price including killing their brothers and sisters and maiming them in the name of GOD and Islam, they need to get out of our country. They have taken Iran to HELL.They have raped, pillaged, and sucked life out of us for 30 years. It is time for them to get the HELL out and leave Iran to our intelligent, talented, energetic, patriotic, and couragous youth. We want our country back! Down to the mullahs, down to their supporters, down to anyone who wants to force their religious and political beliefs down everyone eese's trhoats. We want to build a free and civil society..where no mullah would ever again be in the position of power!

Posted by A free spirited iranian- Yek parandeye azade irani! June 15, 09 06:07 PM
489.

To all of you brave protesters, keep up your noble fight! I am from America, and our hearts go out to you. And to the poster who said that Westerners only support the protests to implement a Western government, you are entirely wrong. We support the protests because the people of Iran deserve to be represented by the government they elected.

Posted by Toby June 15, 09 06:08 PM
490.

where is my voteee???????????????help us

Posted by roxana June 15, 09 06:08 PM
491.

Perfect Photos ...
We Need International Supports ....
Ahmadi Nejhad is another Taliban in the middle east....
Support Iranian protests...
_Thank you ,all around the World

Posted by Abraham June 15, 09 06:09 PM
492.

احمدی نژاد جنایتکار است
سگ دست آموز علی خامنه ای

چرا سازمان های حقوق بشر و کشورهای متمدن ساکت هستند

باید این جنایتکار را تحت پیگرد قانونی قرار بدین و به محض وارد شدن به خاکتون دستگیر و محاکمش کنید دیگه سند جنایت از این روشن تر !!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by محسن June 15, 09 06:09 PM
493.

i was hereeeeeeeeeee.yes they killed people they kicked them in bad way.they r not human.im so sad these days.i was in that demonstration.really i proud of my people in iran.the number of people was great.plzzzzzzz dont say that its lie.u r big lier ur self .u r not here to see how they are killing people.i dont know how to describ my feeling but i just pray and ask Allah to help us.plzzzzzzzzzzz u pray 2.

Posted by irani girl June 15, 09 06:09 PM
494.

You are making HISTORY, protestors. The eyes of the world are upon you as you fight for freedom. Keep fighting!

Posted by joyce June 15, 09 06:09 PM
495.

Good luck to the Iranian people. Don't settle for a new election - remove the Ayatollahs from power so you can truly be free..

Posted by Jack Brown June 15, 09 06:09 PM
496.

Down with dictator
Either king or doctor

UN help iran
This dictator governent doesn't have mercy on anyone

Down with ahmadi nejad

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:10 PM
497.

i was there i felt all this moments,and i also see myself in one picture,you cant imagine how horrible that was when they enterd the university...

Posted by PO June 15, 09 06:10 PM
498.

People of Iran, You are brave indeed,
The world is watching you with pride, fear and hope.
Hope that freedom, justice and truth will prevail.
Your fight against this cheating is just.
We are with you.
Solidarity from Paris, France

Posted by Pierre June 15, 09 06:10 PM
499.

F*ck You Mahmud ahmadinejad and Mr.Khmeneie

We love Iran
We Love Freedom
i am in Iran ,
PLEASE Help For Iran

Posted by zero June 15, 09 06:11 PM
500.

To my curageous fellow Iranians: since you've started protesting peacefully for your basic rights, our minds and hearts are with you! I wish we were there to help you out, to attend demonstrations, and to get back our votes together and peacefully... We're not physically there, but in our minds and hearts, we are with you, we pray for you, and we CRY with/and for you. We have held protests here in the North America, and are trying to raise public awareness among our American friends, but remember, this is our own fight, not anyone else's. We will spread the word as much as we can, and will seek support from any international organization we know! You are not alone...

And to the photgrapher(s) of AP: outstanding work! More power to you!...as many have said, # 29 is a masterpiece in humanity and brings tears to one's eyes...no matter how many times you see that photo...

Posted by Alireza June 15, 09 06:11 PM
501.

Only god can help us :(

Posted by S June 15, 09 06:12 PM
502.

we`re fighting against Ahmadinejad , please remove picture #22 .

Posted by atefeh June 15, 09 06:13 PM
503.

I hope that Israel & US will attack Iran and togethar with the millions of brave youth we will stop the dictators of Iran and change their life, more freedom, less wars and bloodshed

Posted by Sharon June 15, 09 06:14 PM
504.

somebody help us we need help from The US or i dont know...

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:14 PM
505.

Re: Comment #349 by Raul

These are not Muslim men hitting women, they are Rafidah Shi'ah.

Posted by Abdullah June 15, 09 06:14 PM
506.

Let the Peoples voice be heard! We are all human and we all know basic rights and wrongs regardless of political affiliation. Take back your Country my Brave Iranian friends.

Posted by Robb June 15, 09 06:15 PM
507.

Thanks for collecting these photographs. Thank goodness for the Boston Globe. We need to preserve and revivify newspapers, alongside all the new media - from blogging to twitter. Thanks for recognizing history, as it occurs.

Posted by markc June 15, 09 06:15 PM
508.

God bless the Iranian people! Down with tyrants wherever they reside!

People of the world must unite and support one another against all of these corrupt governments!

Posted by Darus June 15, 09 06:15 PM
509.

I am an American and am proud of the demonstrations being held in Iran, especially by the students and women. You are not alone and the global community is watching and listening. If you are for freedom and the rights of humanity then we are with you IRANIANS. True Americans will always choose the side of freedom; we are not all warmongers and we support courageous people who stand up for their rights and country! STAY STRONG... FREEDOM IS WORTH IT NO MATTER WHAT RACE YOU ARE OR WHERE YOUR FROM

Posted by saltydude June 15, 09 06:16 PM
510.

Another nice orange revolution.

Posted by George June 15, 09 06:16 PM
511.

We won't stop until full success is achieved.
Down with Mahmoud...

Posted by Shahram June 15, 09 06:16 PM
512.

Do you hear the people sing?
Singing a song of angry men?
It is the music of a people
Who will not be slaves again!

When the beating of your heart
Echoes the beating of the drums
There is a life about to start
When tomorrow comes!

COMBEFERRE
Will you join in our crusade?
Who will be strong and stand with me?
Beyond the barricade
Is there a world you long to see?
Courfeyrac:
Then join in the fight
That will give you the right to be free!

Posted by Bill45 June 15, 09 06:17 PM
513.

help our brothers and sisters!
f*ck those islamic politicians!
u bring pain and fascism into our country!
iam iranian! therefore i hate mollahs

Posted by Aryan June 15, 09 06:17 PM
514.

Heeeeeeeeellllllllllllllppppppppppppppp !!!

Posted by ziba June 15, 09 06:18 PM
515.

Is there anyone saying that ahmadinejad has won the election fairly after watching these photos?
is so, you are seriously sick like ahmedinejad himself. I hope all of his pros die in a flash of light...i hope you would be slaughtered like pigs....THAT DAY IS CLOSE

Posted by AHMADINEJAD IS A TERRORIST..STOP HIM!! June 15, 09 06:20 PM
516.

the police in next days will shot people and people will be scared to be died....we need the world to see and do something for this humilating

Posted by whatever! June 15, 09 06:21 PM
517.

About ten years ago, I came around a high school that was ran by Iranian revolutionary guards corp(IGRC) located within the premises of american embassy in tehran. those students lived in dormitories, and were under constant brainwashing programmes. these people you see as volunteer militia (basiji) are trained and brainwashed for years, to be released in such occasions. they think what they are doing is holy!!! they cannot be reasoned with, they are just dogs trained by regime to oppress people without questions and regret. I just witnessed them opening fire to protesters. these people are scattered around the country, living as ordinary people.

Posted by daniel June 15, 09 06:22 PM
518.

we do not need any help from the other. we do it alone. only mosavi

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:22 PM
519.

khodetun ghezavat konid...
kolli az javoona mordano sar be nist shodan! hich kas ham be rouye khodesh nemiare:(

Posted by pics June 15, 09 06:22 PM
520.

we can win , Mohandes.MOSAVI is the real presidant and it`s none bussiness of america
Ahmaghi nezhad will go to hell

Posted by PIROZMANDAN June 15, 09 06:23 PM
521.

Continue to fight the good fight. You're our brothers, even f we're not Middle Eastern or Muslim.

Democracy and freedom are worldwide concepts.

Posted by John June 15, 09 06:24 PM
522.

we are IRANi. we hate from this government. we try to make a democratic country. WE ARE IRANi

Posted by ÇíÑÇä ÈÇä June 15, 09 06:24 PM
523.

Study your world history and follow the path of other successful revolutions. Start with the Boston Tea Party! Dump Ahmadinejad in the Karaj River.

Posted by Americans Support the Protestors June 15, 09 06:25 PM
524.

Freedom. Grab it with both hands and don't let go.

Posted by K June 15, 09 06:25 PM
525.

KeSsAfata Nakoshid marDOme BigOnaho....Stop killing innocent people !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Sahar June 15, 09 06:25 PM
526.

im irani plz helppppppppppppppppppppppppp

Posted by hamed June 15, 09 06:25 PM
527.

where is my vote!! ahmadi nejad is big lier!!

Posted by f.f June 15, 09 06:25 PM
528.

Fight the good peaceful fight!
Freedom and blessings from the Netherlands

Posted by S.M. Kuitert June 15, 09 06:25 PM
529.

I hope there can be peace.

good luck in your trials

Posted by tim June 15, 09 06:25 PM
530.

Just a fight for the power between Hashemi's group and Khamenei (Ahmadinejad) group and their supporters.Unfortunately, youths have become their tool.

Posted by Ali June 15, 09 06:26 PM
531.

In looking at the pictures of people being beaten by the various "police forces" I feel a strong sense of Deja Vu' .

Where have we seen this before? In America during the late 1960's and early 1970's. America is more of a police state now than ever before and continues to slid into the pit of tyranny.
To those thirsting for freedom in Iran - Good Luck. (The song remains the same, no matter where it is sung).

Posted by John June 15, 09 06:26 PM
532.

thanks for pictures

Posted by maryann June 15, 09 06:27 PM
533.

before election average people who always vote = 65%
people who vote =85% = 38,755,802 votes
which mean : 65% = 21,703,249 votes
to night national TV said before election we had gathered some data which showed that Ahmadi Nejad had 54% to 60% of all votes, and Mir Hosaen Mosavi had 30% to 34% of votes, election so if we consider their prediction.
Ahmadinejad = 13,021,949 max and 11,719,754 min which mean that Mir Hosein Mosavi =6,510,974 min and 7,162,072 max
so we have 20% = 7,751,160 new votes who 100% sure votes to mir Hosaein to mir Hosaein 7,751,160+6,510,974 =14262134.4

sop

Posted by Farhad June 15, 09 06:27 PM
534.

Perhaps that was needed in ordrer for the iranian people to mobilize against the government! I'm with you in my thoughts!

Posted by Armin June 15, 09 06:27 PM
535.

I'm iranian and I have been living outside iran since revolution, I just would like to say my heart and my soul is with all my Iranian sisters & brothers, My hand is out of reach but my prays are with you and we will support as much as we could.
I request all you of you to be armed, have knife, screw driver or any kind of sharp item you can carry with you and defend yourself.
with regards to one of the comments that the police gurds are not iranian, i totally agree, they are bunch of Lebenese trained army who are paid for these kind of jobs,

Posted by Melani June 15, 09 06:28 PM
536.

From a Conservative American. I wish the Iranian people well in their quest for what is right. Stay safe and overcome.

Posted by Josh June 15, 09 06:29 PM
537.

This dirty coup'detat' has planned by Khameneyi and SEPAH did it , leader khameneyi and Ahmadinejad they need each other to keep their power ,Khameneyi's Spiritual speeches are more a joke ! Leader is the first guilty and should answer Iran very soon!!!

Posted by ali June 15, 09 06:29 PM
538.

I'm a iranian girl i see my friends every day going to die..going to prison just becuse they want they real vote and the real president !! is it so much for a nation? is it agains law? please please show this pics to your friends in other countries, we need your help and your government help to see the truth.. so we can have help from the UN. our SMS servises and the facebook are blocked!
i'm only 24 , we need a healthy society .

Posted by Maryam rahbar June 15, 09 06:29 PM
539.

free iran from the cruel islamic regime and bring justice to this nation

Posted by shayan June 15, 09 06:29 PM
540.

WE ARE WITH THE PEOPLE OF IRAN! DEATH TO THE COUP D'ETAT!

Let us know what we can do to help!

http://twitter.com/stellarrose83

Posted by Falon Hanley June 15, 09 06:29 PM
541.

The world can only watch. The people of Iran should free themself from this dictatorship and lie. To speak freely without any fear. Don't expect there will be an foreign army to help you at this beginning stage of this civilian war. You should convinced the Iran's army to help you and by taken over the military bases. A modern free iran will be waiting for you. Good luck.

Posted by Michiel June 15, 09 06:30 PM
542.

Votes have to have meaning. This is what happens when millions of people have their votes stolen.

Iranians need to stand up for Iran. Outside forces can not help, or else the ruling regime will say that the this is a plot by the USA or Israel.

Posted by Andy June 15, 09 06:30 PM
543.

Brian from America supports you and thanks you for showing the world these horrible pictures. Freedom is not free, and even in Iran, one day you will breathe this precious air we all share. My tears alone will not help you, but writing to my news here, and helping to let others see your struggle, may bring some validation to the violence ~ may God, Allah, Jahweh bless you all ~

Posted by Brian June 15, 09 06:30 PM
544.

F**K U AHMADINEJAD
F**K U KHAMENEII
F**K U ALL, WHO SUPPORT THEM.
F**K U JANATI
F**K U MAHSOOLI
F**K U MOJTABA KHAMENEII
TOKHME TAK TAKETOON BE ZENAA BOODE HAROOMZADEHA..

Posted by Proud Iranian June 15, 09 06:31 PM
545.

I am in Babol,Iran.
Our President is Mir Hossein Mousavi
We will fight for freedom .
Down With Ahmadinejad,Down with Dictators.

Posted by Kiarash June 15, 09 06:31 PM
546.

Where is West world?
Do you expect the 4th rich?
Do you want see new Taliban in Iran???

Posted by A student June 15, 09 06:31 PM
547.

ahmadinejads plan was to banish all bahai's from iran. looking back in history any authority that has tried to do that has been taught a lesson. this is gods will and if any body stands in the way He will wipe him out.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:32 PM
548.

bazia koshte shodano mafghud shodan hich kas ham az in mozu khabar nadare!

Posted by pics June 15, 09 06:32 PM
549.

We need serious intervention from the U.N. .........What good is the United Nations if they can't stop this massacre in Iran????!!!!

Posted by Yasmin Ordoubadi June 15, 09 06:33 PM
550.

save us from the hand of these savages,we don't have health safty in our country

Posted by behrad June 15, 09 06:33 PM
551.

dictators won't last so long , Ahmadinejad is a dictator whose tenure for 2nd round is almost over before even getting started ...

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:34 PM
552.

... i'm iranian, the pctures show a little bit of the Reality of the Danger in IRAN and the explanation of the picture number 24 is not corrct. They are not the protestors. They are animals they ar Mmbers of the Iranian hardline volunteer "Basij" who beat people without needing any prmission from anywhr!!
if u want hlp!! frst urge your governments not to recognize Iranian government...and u must start it very soon... there is no time for us.

Posted by free IRAN June 15, 09 06:34 PM
553.

What a bloody cheater is this Ahmadinejad!One day he will be hanged like Saddam Houssein for his criminal acts against the people of Iran.YOU ARE NOT ALONE! from Bulgaria!

Posted by Nedyalko June 15, 09 06:35 PM
554.

Some of the comments about the presidential election have said that the President is only a face for Iran, not actually a political leader. That might be true, and it is truly sad. But at least Mousavi has rallied the people.

Posted by Hope June 15, 09 06:35 PM
555.

we will winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn iran peace

Posted by aria June 15, 09 06:35 PM
556.

I am an American watching this on the web. We support you! Keep up the struggle! Do not give up, and do what you know is right. I wish I could be there to help.

Posted by Naveen June 15, 09 06:35 PM
557.

It is so hard to know from afar what the real will of the people in Iran might be, but I can tell you that once again it has been demonstrated that religion is the worst foundation for government, simply because it must twist itself into something ugly in order to deal with the realities of the world. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. The mullahs are as dirty as any dictator, and I think that God, were he asked, would not be pleased.

It is your right if you wish to be ruled by the mullahs, to be ruled by the mullahs. It is also your right to throw them off your back as the free men and women you were born. May God bless you in your fight against tyranny.

Posted by Watching from Seattle June 15, 09 06:35 PM
558.

May the Lord protect the Iranian people who have shown their intelligence and sense of justice to oppose the despotic dictator. Much like his proxies Hamas and Hezbollah, the Dictator used lies and hate speech about Jews and Israel as a way of propping up his support. Hate is a mind control drug and the Iranian people deserve a lot of praise for rising above it.

Posted by Tuvya ben Mordecai June 15, 09 06:36 PM
559.

where is my vote?????

Posted by ehsan June 15, 09 06:36 PM
560.

I am an Iranian and I ask for help from any true Iranian and the whole world... this people you see in pictures invading our people are something other than our nation...they are not Iranian ... AHMADINEJHAD is a big MO.Fu and so are rest of them .... Help to clear them from this land....

Posted by an iranian June 15, 09 06:36 PM
561.

Boston Globe -

Thank you for these photos. They're stunning.

From one helpless American to Iranians - good luck, and let us know what we can do to help.

Posted by Hibryd June 15, 09 06:36 PM
562.

I am African-American from the U.S., and Im glad to FINALLY see my brothers and sisters fight for their freedom from the government!! I have prayed to Allah to watch over and be with ALL of you on YOUR LAND!! PLEASE use peace as your weapon against them, for they will only be wrong by using force. GOD IS GREAT!!!

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:37 PM
563.

WE NEED HELP US WORLD !

Posted by یونس June 15, 09 06:37 PM
564.

time
peacfull revolution
new generation
no intervation from outside
strong believe
no giving up
u r beautiul people living in beautiful country, do the best for it
fight with love and forgivness in ur heart - no guns ur enemy r ur people they must after all realize they fighting their own brothers and sisters
do not let amerika destroy ur culture and believes
be strong
i am from slovakia {czechoslovakia} where minimum guns was required for our revolution, it was peacefull revolution even took bit longer
it looks like conflicts and wars getting trendy or what in this world
fight with peace people, with education, culture, art - there are so many different weapons to fight injustice in the name of freedom

strength and love with u people of Iran

Posted by lida June 15, 09 06:37 PM
565.

@tahereh : exactly. The American people is with you. But the American government has to stay totally out of it, or people will always suspect this was somehow orchestrated by the US like the 1979 revolution. (They'll suspect it anyway, but there's no need to feed the idea.)

But I do hope you feel the support from around the world as you stand up for your democratic rights. And I hope the governments of other countries who have a less provocative history in the Middle East are able to provide meaningful help.

Posted by Margaret June 15, 09 06:38 PM
566.

F*ck Kamenei and Ahmadi nejad. Zende bad Iran and Irani.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:38 PM
567.

Our thoughts and prayers are for the people of Iran. Although no regime likes to lose power eventually the old old corrupt institutions collapse. May those in Iran, through their blood and sacrifice, obtain freedom of speech, a free press, freedom to protect themselves and their family, and a free and open marketplace of ideas where people have to use reason and logic to persuade others rather than the end of a police club.

Posted by Mike in Dallas, Texas June 15, 09 06:39 PM
568.

We all have seen the pictures, videos and comments about whats happening in iran recently and is still on. I am iranian but not in iran right now,, I wish that I was there with my people right now to help, one more voice , one more fist and one more anger, would help, I am truly proud of you people, You made everyone in the world to beleive and see that you are UNBREAKABLE, and RESPONSIBLE.

May God Bless you all, we are praying for you, thats all we can do, and we are chasing the news every second, we all are iraninas, We just ask for FREEDOM and Democracy......

VIVA IRAN AND TRUE IRANIANS

Keep fighting please and we all may see the results, dont let them get their own image results which may be KOOYE DANESHGAH and what they did to our Uni students,,,,,,


Keep fighting we are praying,,,, Love to all of you

Posted by Sogand, from Sydney June 15, 09 06:39 PM
569.

we need help

Posted by masoud June 15, 09 06:42 PM
570.

I really don't know what to say.if this is real islam i am not muslem anymore.
look what this son of the bitches do.they even don't care about the families.
that is the real shame to be irannian.however, these animals are not irannian.i don't know where they are come from?

Posted by ali June 15, 09 06:43 PM
571.

Time to end the oppression...stay strong, this is the begining of the END! long live democracy. death with dictatorship.God bless.

Posted by Rita June 15, 09 06:45 PM
572.

im a iranian
man ye mihan parastam
vaghan moteasefam baraye irano irani ke ye hamchin etefaghati dare baramon miofte!!!!
vali ino be gooshe hame beresoonid
IRANI MIMIRAD ZELLAT NEMIPAZIRAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by siavash June 15, 09 06:47 PM
573.

Victory is not that far away.
Obama , I voted for you too. Stand up and break the silence. Help my people by not accepting Ahmadinejatd as Iran's president. Please World don't accept Ahmadinejad as a president of Iran. We are all human beings, how can you sit and watch and not do anything? Ask your government to not accept Ahmadinejad as Iran's president.

Posted by Leyla Esfandiari June 15, 09 06:47 PM
574.

I am in tears!!

I am glad that the world is now seeing that Ahmadi Nejad is NOT our president and he does not represent our ideals...

i hope he burns in hell

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:47 PM
575.

why the UN is still silent?
you just know iran when ahmadinejad talks about nuclear energy????????
HELP US
HELP US

Posted by mohamad June 15, 09 06:47 PM
576.

Well done to all those fighting for the country. Everyone is behind you, all the way. Please keep it up.
Stand your ground.

Posted by im 19 from UK June 15, 09 06:51 PM
577.

thx for the pix.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:52 PM
578.

plz help us
make world heard us
they killed every one !
United Nation plz help us

Posted by Amin June 15, 09 06:53 PM
579.

We fight for freedom but we need help from all world shame on this goverment.

Posted by Ehsan -Tehran June 15, 09 06:53 PM
580.

It is time for America to ACT. At this point, the invasion of Iran is an absolute MORAL REQUIREMENT. We invaded Iraq because the prople there were NOT FREE, and now it is clear the people of IRAN need the same help.

!!!!!!!INVADE IRAN NOW!!!!!

Posted by Mahmoud Mohamed June 15, 09 06:53 PM
581.

Be strong and I pray for all Iranians that you will get your freedom. Thank God for the internet and cellphones so the world can see everything going on in Iran. We are watching and praying. God Bless You.

Posted by Jana June 15, 09 06:56 PM
582.

Keep it up! The world is with you!

Posted by Erik (Netherlands) June 15, 09 06:57 PM
583.

Hey there,
Cheer up my hearties! I'm so shocked of your situation. F*ck all those supporters of this wannabe "Adolf". May they all rot in hell!

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:57 PM
584.

Iran's devided. there are really two differnt kinds of creatures living in iran.
the ones who think every thing is A OK; as long as they find something to eat.
if the government gives them bread they're happy. the thing they miss; the others know:
It's the same government that has caused them this hunger.
people should be kept in dark. in poverty. in ignorance; so that they will support and fight for the ones who've caused them the whole situation.
THEY SIMPLY DON'T KNOW.
but some few know that Bread is not enough. THEY WANT GREEN
We know nothing's gonna change. We know it's all a big frign game; but whatever...
GREEN POWER FELAS !

Posted by From Tabriz; north west; iran June 15, 09 06:57 PM
585.

All freedom loving Americans should stand with our Iranian Brothers and Sisters and help them fight for THEIR freedom. To all Iranians, we support you and we need your friendship to build a free and prosperous new world. We should no longer let our governments divide us, oppress us and suppress our voices.

Posted by Americans for Iranian Freedom June 15, 09 06:58 PM
586.

My prayers are for the people of Iran.
This USA needs to pay attention to your problems and stop ignoring the injustice in your country.
Where is President Obama's outrage?
Where is the American people's outrage?

Posted by Vicki in Blairsville, GA June 15, 09 06:58 PM
587.

May justice prevail.

Posted by Jim Etchison June 15, 09 06:58 PM
588.

we support mosavi
we love mosavi
we haite ahmadi nejad
we need a supporterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 06:58 PM
589.

I am so proud of the Iranian people protesting right now.

It's your country!

TAKE IT BACK!

Posted by nadia June 15, 09 06:58 PM
590.

The world has never seen such a brutality. Iranian people are taken hostage but a minority armed too teeth. They beating us to death by batons and bludgeons.
We Iranians hate Ahmadinejad and Ali Khamene'i without whom Amadinejad in nothing.
I am warning to the world, You must be very very very cautious. The mullahs and Ahmadinejad will burn your countries to ashes once the get the Nukes and WMDs.

We Iranians are totally helpless here. The world leaders should not recognize this current President and regime as legal. The are completely illegitimate.
We and the world help us. We are dying under the crackdown
The

Posted by Proud Persian Boy June 15, 09 06:59 PM
591.

For another perspective including an analysis of key players

http://www.understandingiran.com/

Posted by MsEconomist June 15, 09 07:00 PM
592.
Posted by Joshua K. June 15, 09 07:00 PM
593.

To #574,

No, its NOT time for America to act. America has no business coming into other countries' affairs.

Also, to say that the invasion of Iraq was because "the people there were not free" is soo incorrect! The real reason, as said by the U.S., was because of "weapons of mass destruction". Even that reason is a lie. The truth is hidden in a sea of lies.

Posted by Anonymous poster June 15, 09 07:01 PM
594.

Sending support to all those fighting for freedom in Iran!

Posted by Destiny June 15, 09 07:01 PM
595.

Better to fight than live under him...with you....brothers and sisters...

Posted by fatiha June 15, 09 07:02 PM
596.

Where is our VOTE... !?
Stop the LIAR...
please pray for US...!!!!

Posted by soli June 15, 09 07:02 PM
597.

Where is the UN? Where is America?
If Obama wants re-establish the relationship between Muslims and the US, then they must act now, in a democratic way.
This situation could result in enormous consequences if left not dealt with. On the other hand, it has the opportunity for enormous reward.

Posted by Bo June 15, 09 07:02 PM
598.

We recognize the fact that after all the cameras leave this event, that's when the real violence against the protestors will start. Tyrants and dictators never do their damage in the light of day. The little violence so far is incidental. Just wait until later. That's why the cameras MUST STAY and the photos keep coming. The world is watching.
Obama will not help you. He will stick with Ahmadinejad because he thinks he will prevail. He's a coward. He hasn't said ONE WORD of encouragement at this most critical time. But the American people are all supporting your cause.

Posted by joyce June 15, 09 07:04 PM
599.

justice election?????!!!!!!! :)) its maximum of lieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. ahmadi nejad know that you are liar. eldest liar in the century.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 07:04 PM
600.

this is us!
my people save our enemies lifes BUT they kill us!!!!

Posted by sara June 15, 09 07:04 PM
601.

i feel paralyzed. my prayers go out to all my iranian brothers and sisters.

Posted by turk June 15, 09 07:05 PM
602.

People who say 29 isn't a real supporter of Mousavi look at 27 he's the one being tear gased.

Posted by John June 15, 09 07:05 PM
603.

Don't trust America, don't trust Western Countries. They are all thieves and look for their interest everywhere. They will never help you.
Trust only yourself.
Don't let that criminal of Ahmadinejad to rule you with his bastards.
Now its the time and you must catch it.
Fight for your rights.

Posted by A Student from Albania June 15, 09 07:07 PM
604.

AFTER RAIN, SUN WILL FOLLOW.
Please help the people who gets injured and killed for the basic human rights!!!

Plzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help

Posted by M.K June 15, 09 07:08 PM
605.

i am iranian(man iraniyam)
we are angry for vote,,,,,,,,(ma asbani hastim az ray)
where is my vote???????(kojast rai man??????)
we state is not DEMOCRACY(keshvare ma nist demokrac)
we live to bouncer(ma zendegi mikonim dar doroghe bozorg)
we LOVE (MR Mousavi) (ma aghaie mosavi roo dost darim )

Posted by eli June 15, 09 07:08 PM
606.

I support the good people of Iran. Too bad our new President and his Secretary of State believe that the prudent political action is to stay silent during this travesty.

Posted by philw1776 June 15, 09 07:08 PM
607.

I am going to cut the mother F*cking Ahmadinejad head off and feed it to the pigs. He is a plague to human civilization. I will be the one to cut his head off.

Posted by Rass June 15, 09 07:09 PM
608.

dictators won't last so long , Ahmadinejad is a dictator whose tenure for 2nd round is almost over before even getting started ...

Posted by MAYOR June 15, 09 07:10 PM
609.

GOOD LUCK, IRAN!!!! YOUR REVOLUTION IS EVERY BIT AS INSPIRING AS THE ONE WE HAD IN AMERICA CENTURIES AGO! I WISH I COULD MARCH WITH YOU!

Posted by Frank L, Boston June 15, 09 07:11 PM
610.

I am going to cut the mother F*cking Ahmadinejad head off and feed it to the pigs. He is a plague to human civilization. I will be the one to cut his head off.

Posted by Rass June 15, 09 07:11 PM
611.

I hope some people learn what a faulty system would bring .How did we all ended up having this redicilous goverment structure which caused the whole idea of voting to be a shame.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 07:11 PM
612.

There are unconfirmed rumors from twitters in Iran that some guards beating the crowds are not Iranian, but speak Arabic, likely Lebanese Hizbullah imported.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 07:13 PM
613.

I think after 30 years of deception by Iranian government, people are looking for any excuse to show their anger. The reality is Iranian will never stop even if Mr. Mousavi is elected as a preseident. Because Mr. Mousavi’s election is nothing but a selection (as well) by the Ayatollah Khamanei . I think people wanted to abolish Step-By-Step the Velayateh Faghih or known here at USA as Vellayateh Vaghih. Eager to see a true democracy in Iran, where elections will never turn into selections.

Posted by Tom June 15, 09 07:13 PM
614.

Mousavi is not defeated. He was deposed in Ahmadi Nejad's coup. Please be truthful to the people of the world. Iranian people won't forgive you because of false information you are giving to the world.

Posted by Morteza June 15, 09 07:13 PM
615.

If they are on bikes, put sticks through the wheels. If the basij attack a few of you, call others in and swarm them. If they swarm, surround and trap them. Rush them with numbers and take away their weapons. There are always more sheep than wolves - wolves are only strong because sheep do not cooperate.

Posted by Julian Morrison June 15, 09 07:13 PM
616.

The great Persian nation stands up for its rights!

We are proud of your courage! We are worried about your health and safety! And we hope with you for a free Iran and a peaceful common future!

Solidarity from Germany

Posted by Florian June 15, 09 07:13 PM
617.

I am persian. and i am proud to be iranian..we are with you .... you are not alone ....
All of the world they are watching you guys.....
Just try to be safe.....and take care of each other...be always togheter..

movazeb khodeton bashid

Posted by irani June 15, 09 07:14 PM
618.

These R my people getting beaten by batons and killed in the streets for fighting their rights..I did not vote but from the very first moments I saw the photos and videos, I joined my people to support them...What kind of a government does this to its own people????????????? SHAME ON U AND SHAME ON EVERYONE AROUND THE WORLD WHO IS SILENT ABOUT THIS..Im wondering where THE HELL is that STUPID UN????????? I guess we dont care nymore, this is OUR fight and we do nything we can to win this..Our hearts and prayers go out w/ all our fellow Iranians back home and we all wish we were there..

p.s. as many said the photos R amazingly express the situation over there and photo # 29 is such a gr8 job, SHAME ON those who put my people against each other in the streets like this

Posted by Hania June 15, 09 07:14 PM
619.

As Iranians, we strongly demand the world community to announce the fake government of Ahmadinejad as "illegal" and to support the nation's most vital right for freedom and freedom of speech and call for a fraud-free election under severe international observation.
Immediate intervention of the UN seems to be essential, as human right is sverely and harshly trampled by government security forces, tens of innocent people are killed during the protests against the disputed elections, MANY OF THEM STUDENTS.

AHMADINEJAD IS NOT OUR PRESIDENT.
AHMADINEJAD IS A SERIOUS DANGER, BOTH FOR THE GREAT IRANIAN NATION, AND THE WORLD COMMUNITY AS WELL.

STOP AHMADINEJAD... DO NOT RECOGNIZE HIS DICTATORSHIP AS LEGAL.

Posted by Hamed Malekian June 15, 09 07:15 PM
620.

Fellow Americans, Iranian "students" are being beaten and taken hostage just as our Marines and diplomats were in 1979. They are not our "brothers and sisters" ...these same people chant "Death to America" every Friday after mosque prayers. They don't get to grovel for help now to fix their problems after all of their genocidal boasting. LET THEM BURN!! No aid until they stop killing US troops in Iraq, stop funding Hamas, and stop their desire to destroy a democratic Israel. LET THEM BURN!

Posted by Texas June 15, 09 07:16 PM
621.

us governors , after this all , we're doin this , we need whole world protect and support , please help us , all ure watchin on those pic's, that's not whole story , in some other cities it's happening so much stronger and harder, but , we wont give up , we need UN , EU and other department's help , please ... ure all hope we\ve got

Posted by Farshad , From Iran June 15, 09 07:16 PM
622.

My heart goes to the demonstrators in Iran. It's so brave to stand up in a country with such a regime. I hope you may all live in a real free country one day!
Greetings from the Netherlands

Posted by Trebor June 15, 09 07:17 PM
623.

I might be very very far from you, Iran. But I will stand by you, even if it's only with my heart, my soul and my prayers! all my love and my prayers for all of you, people in Iran!!

Mafie, from Mexico City.

Posted by Fernanda June 15, 09 07:17 PM
624.

Ahmadinejad you will burn in the hell that you have created along with your religouse KHAMENEII. You and your kind destroide our country. You will be killed in the most vesiouse way imaganable.

Posted by Rass June 15, 09 07:17 PM
625.

According to CNN: "It's up to the Iranian people to determine their leaders."

translation: Obama: You're on your own, people of Iran.

Posted by Bosk June 15, 09 07:17 PM
626.

where is my vote ?
help us !

Posted by Arash June 15, 09 07:17 PM
627.

im iranian boy
please help.
please help.
please help.
please help.
please help.
please help.
بابا دارن خواهر برادرامون رو میکشن بهمون کمک کنید

Posted by iranian boy June 15, 09 07:18 PM
628.

Iranian People-the world is with you in your movement against a dishonest election. Keep going, and i hope in the United States we have the balls to support you soon.

Posted by Andy June 15, 09 07:18 PM
629.

Wish things didn't have to come to this, but awesome photos. Thanks.

Posted by b.did June 15, 09 07:20 PM
630.

Welcome to Democracy Iran.
We American's know what you're fighting for.
Remember, FREEDOM'S the toughest yet, most deserved reason to die.
You're our Hero's reborn.
We LOVE You.

Posted by Steve June 15, 09 07:20 PM
631.

If only "we the people" in the U.S. had the courage shown by the People of Iran, perhaps freedom and democracy could prevail here in the U.S. as well

Posted by david hartley June 15, 09 07:21 PM
632.

Stay strong Iran! This election is a sham and everyone knows it! So proud of you for protesting and standing up for rights that should be God given! We are with you!

Posted by Chris June 15, 09 07:22 PM
633.

BEWARE IRANIANS - the government is throwing the media out to take the eyes off you... whatever way you can get the word outside your countries borders when it happens.. take video, photos, write down everything, email, text if it all still works. The american people support your plight..

Posted by phil June 15, 09 07:23 PM
634.

We see the pics
We read tweets
Good Luck to the democracy in Iran

Posted by Vic June 15, 09 07:25 PM
635.

I'm Iranian. To every people who want to do some help out there:
1. Please share these pictures with your friends, and anyone willing for peace all over the world. Facebook is recommended. - Note that this ILLEGAL government has disabled our mass-communication services, including SMS, Facebook, and Youtube.
2. Watch and share this video on Youtube ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwKVLwckDYw ) It'll be helpful for us. We are MILLIONS looking for peace in Iran, and it really hurts being known as TERRORISTS all over the world for us. #28 and #29 are what LOTS OF US really are.
3. Pray for us. :)

Posted by Milad June 15, 09 07:27 PM
636.

We hold these truths to be self evident
that all men are endowed by their creator
with certain inalienable rights
among these are life, liberty
and the pursuit of happiness.

May God bless the Iranian people in their pursuit of democracy and justice.

Posted by djmojo June 15, 09 07:27 PM
637.

Obama , Iranians PRotests , truly trust you , our eyes is on your act , plz dont dissapoint us , the situation like this , may never happen again , plz help us , to take back our freedom , our country and our proud ,

Posted by Farshad , From Iran June 15, 09 07:29 PM
638.

In response to Posted by Abdullah June 15, 09 06:14 PM

YOU SHUT UP F*CKING SUNNI BASTARD . THis is an Iranian problem so you shut the f*ck up.............

Posted by Siyamack June 15, 09 07:29 PM
639.

They have significantly manipulated the election results, as I can not find anyone in my friends, relatives, classmates and coworkers supporting Ahmadinejad.

Ahmadinejad is a big liar and everyone in Iran hates him.

We Iranian people expect you to pressure your goverments not to recognize Ahmadinejad's goverment. It's not been chosen by us, they have forced it to us.

God help us.

Posted by Rasoul June 15, 09 07:29 PM
640.

Remember Ahmadinejad , Mousavi , Khatami and ..Khameneai.. they are all in the same path to helping the theory of killing who ever against them and they are all against HUMAN RIGHTS but all of them have differnt tasks and different faces to manipulate and decieved people.They just buy more time for goverment of Iran . People in Iran should keep fighting with them . They are very weak , you can see through the pictures . when people fight back they run away and release the person who was beaten by them. For 30 years they are killing people. Please keep fighting but not with empty hands you must defend yourselves.Love all of you

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 07:29 PM
641.

Rass @ 599
Spoken like a true muslim.
Keep up the good work brah, you do your religion justice.

Posted by Dynamoehum June 15, 09 07:30 PM
642.

I wish the best to all in Iran who wish for freedom from oppression. Especially the woman and youth. I shed a tear for I feel I understand their pain and anguish. I do not wish for violence but it maybe necessary. May God be with all who want a Free IRAN. I wish for FREEDOM in IRAN!!!! NOW!

Posted by Jon Conner June 15, 09 07:33 PM
643.

when will this boodshed end? all countries around the world, especially the US, need to take a clear side and frown upon khamenei and ahmadinejads actions! how much longer are they going to delay it?!! how many more deaths?!!

Posted by sam June 15, 09 07:33 PM
644.

hi
i'm so worried about my countrymen&women because they are figthing without clear purpose and clever leader.
it's just suicide but i hope you succeed.
i pray for u all

Posted by ehsan June 15, 09 07:33 PM
645.

I wish we could help the Iranian people. They are very brave and are fighting harder for their freedom than Americans did in their recent election. We have an impostor ruining our country, tearing down each limb and unfortunately, he will do nothing to help the Iranian people. This is very sad.

Posted by katablog.com June 15, 09 07:33 PM
646.

PLEASE HELP US. WE R ALONE.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 07:34 PM
647.

Iran needs world's help... right now

Posted by amir hossein June 15, 09 07:36 PM
648.

Yo, Albanian! Just FYI, a democracy in Iran IS in America's best interests.

Just saying...

Posted by AliasUndercover June 15, 09 07:36 PM
649.

Awesome photographs. This is insane happening in Iran. Why are these people so fanatic about the leader? Saw this article listed as the HOT page in http://www.boilingpage.com, no wonder why.

Posted by Frank Wang June 15, 09 07:36 PM
650.

hi
i'm so worried about my countrymen&women because they are figthing without clear purpose and clever leader.
it's just suicide but i hope you succeed.
i pray for u all

Posted by ehsan June 15, 09 07:37 PM
651.

Try fighting motor cycle terror bands by quickly drawing a strong rope/cable over the road so that they will run into it when coming driving with full speed . You can also fix one side of it at a tree or light pole, first leave the rope or cable lying on the road, holding the end with several people on the other side. When the terror bands are approaching on their motor cycles, pull the rope/cable suddenly up so that they run against it and fall off their cycles. Then, when they are stunned, you've got the best chance to go and get them.Try dispersing strong nails/peces of glass on the road before/when they are coming, hopefully cutting up their tires.
Policemen of all countries, please help with advice on defensive helpful measures the Iranian people can use against those terror bands!

Posted by helper June 15, 09 07:38 PM
652.

Storm the Bastille! Throw out the Mullahs and their stooge Ahmadinejad.

Posted by Fight for Freedom June 15, 09 07:38 PM
653.

May God bless the people of Iran. Your desire for freedom and fairness are inborn God-given unalienable rights (life, liberty, and the pursuit of happingess). What a horrific sight Tehran is. The world is watching. We realize you (people) are NOT the same as your current leadership. Keep hope alive.

Posted by Valerie June 15, 09 07:39 PM
654.

they have crossed the line by opening fire to people. i know my people. they will neither forget or forgive this

Posted by ehsan June 15, 09 07:42 PM
655.

Send a strong message of Freedom to the people of Iran, President Obama!

Let the people know we stand with them in Liberty!

No more hesitations!.

Posted by America June 15, 09 07:43 PM
656.

#27 green shirt has shorter sideburns than greenshirt in #29.
Just saying...
Continue to fight for your freedom.

Posted by bdub June 15, 09 07:44 PM
657.

The people of Iran should know that the people of Canada arewatching the events unfold in disbelief. We support the will of the people of Iran to be represented by a conservative reformist who can lead Iran to prosperity instead of a hard-lining, radical, near dictator.
I applaud the peple of Iran for being so brave and standing up for themselves and for fairness!

Posted by Andrew June 15, 09 07:45 PM
658.

Keep fighting for your God given rights!

Posted by Steve X June 15, 09 07:45 PM
659.

Fight, Iran. Fight for as long as it takes. Fight when help comes, or fight even harder without it. Fight until there is not one of you left to fight, and even then, rise again to fight again. They cannot kill you all, they cannot kill the ideals and courage that have brought you to this point.

Brave Americans are standing with you, urging our government to speak out against Ahmadinejad. We will fight for their attention while you fight for your freedom. We will fight together until there is a FREE IRAN.

Posted by Mae June 15, 09 07:45 PM
660.

Obama, where are you??? Iran is burning. Iranians are being gang beaten on the streets of their own country, and you are dithering and "thinking" of what to do; what to say; how to say it?!!!!

Do the morally righteous thing. Stand with my Iranian people. Support them. DON'T TALK ABOUT AHMADINEJAD AND THE MULLAHS. DON'T GIVE LEGITIMACY TO THIS GANGSTER ILlEGITIMATE REGIME.

PLEASE GOD, HELP IRANIANS. MAY YOUR GRACE AT LAST SHINE UPON THAT TORMENTED LAND AND ITS BEAUTIFUL AND WRONGED PEOPLE.

Posted by Zahra June 15, 09 07:46 PM
661.

"...let the riot be the rhyme of the unheard.."

Posted by Ignasi June 15, 09 07:46 PM
662.

keep up with the revolution
Unfortunately the WORLD will NOT help the Iranian people.
and I'm afraid the Iranian guard will become dangerously violent and will depress the protesters.
I hope Israel will take the chance of this uprising and attack the Iranian government to destabilized it, only the Israelis have the courage to do it!

Viva La Revolution

Posted by morel June 15, 09 07:47 PM
663.

Americans, pay attention to what's going on. Ahmadinejad is just a mild preview to what Obama aspires to become.

Acorn will fix the next elections in 2010, but will Americans revolt against it? Probably not. Americans have become spoiled into thinking fascist dictatorships like Ahmadinejad's and what Obama wants can't happen in America.

Guess what. It's happening NOW.

Posted by A. Freedom June 15, 09 07:48 PM
664.

When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it--always.
Mahatma Gandhi
Stay strong, keep your faith, believe in freedom from tyranny!

Posted by Patrick June 15, 09 07:49 PM
665.

Thank you for these images, thank you to the hero photographers. THIS is what real journalism is, not stupid insipid brainless enter-info-tainment garbage.

Good luck Iran. Good luck to the women and the poor of Iran.

The world is watching the government and the Supreme Ruler. Let justice prevail.

Posted by MsRy June 15, 09 07:50 PM
666.

There's blood in the streets, It's up to my ankles. There's blood in the streets, It's up to my knees. There's blood in the street, The town of Tehran. Blood on the rise, It's followin' me. "The Doors"

Iranian people continue to fight the good fight. Freedom. Grab it with both hands and don't let it go.

Posted by Bob June 15, 09 07:52 PM
667.

the Iranian people stand up for themselves unlike when Bush rigged an election in 2004, we sat on our butts doing nothing....as an American i feel for my brothers and sisters as i know that you are good people caught up with a government of corrupt politicians...i know that you and me would be friends and respectful of each other whether we believe the same in religion or any details, we are human...its ok to disagree with respect....but watching this violence when clearly something was not done correctly is unacceptable...i feel for you and hope that your voices will be heard and that your government will see what the people want and deserve...i wish we (americans) or any other country could step in and stop this, but any movement by the USA would be seen as we are trying to place "our" guy in office....shameful that we cannot help our fellow brothers & sisters in their time of need because corrupt people will used it against us and for their profits...The UN should step in and persuade the top religious leaders to see what is going on and ask them...Is this what you really want? A Civilian War? Nothing good will come of this unless the Iranian govt and leaders make it happen....sad to say and my heart breaks saying that all i can do is sit and watch and pray for you to be heard...my thoughts & prays go out to you and i hope to share a meal when you have your true freedom to be heard...stay strong

Posted by oziark June 15, 09 07:53 PM
668.

The amazing caliber of the protesters is shown in the pictures where they help the riot officer. To help someone who was part of what was bringing them down: Unforgettable! Bless you, our prayers are with you. Stay safe and strong and fight. Anyone who says freedom is not worth fighting for should not be free!

Posted by Tiffany June 15, 09 07:53 PM
669.

we can't be saved by prayers and slogans!
those basterds who brought these mollahs to iran are now responsible to take them down!
this is not about who must be the president!
ppl are sick of this regime.
we hate this government from the bottom of our hearts.
we want our human rights!
why are your leaders and presidents silent?
what the hell is the UN for?

Posted by Mourning Iranian June 15, 09 07:55 PM
670.

American-Iranian solidarity. Stand firm. The LORD executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed.

Posted by Chris June 15, 09 07:55 PM
671.

What do think? We dont need US to be here.We just need help to kill these tow terorist :Ahmadi nejad and Mr khameneyi can you help us? I can offer free oil for 3 month! all of it.maybe 5 month if you help to kill some others.u have armored men in Iraq dont you? it so close

We fight to freedom.let world hear us.

Posted by Mohammad Ali June 15, 09 07:57 PM
672.

John Lennon said it best:

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace...

Give peace a chance.

Posted by Tony Williams June 15, 09 07:57 PM
673.

You have to try and understand. People wiil only stay in the dark for so long, then they will want to come out and enjoy the sun light. And when they are denided this choose it will bring about what you'er seeing now. But remember this is only the begining theirs more to come. Because they are tired of just having the dark while they see others with both.

Posted by R.J June 15, 09 07:58 PM
674.

All the democratic countries must support the Iranians who are in the streets now without any arms. Please all the countries must do something to stop the blood shed in Iran.

We are civilized people in Iran and we just want our rights.

Alternative is a parliamentary democracy which is seclular.

Posted by Nahideh Anzalichi June 15, 09 07:59 PM
675.

the people of the world need to know that the USA's citizens are separate from its government. We are made up of all the people from all around the world, and enjoy the freedom we do because we stood up to government once before. the people of America will always back freedom, no matter what our government says or does. we are also censored here and require human communication to see the real world. NEVER stop communication, if enough people know and care they WILL rise. the people of Iran need the people of the USA not the governments. dont hate the people of the USA

Posted by Buddy Baker June 15, 09 07:59 PM
676.

@Margaret : you're an idiot. The 1979 revolution deposed the Shah, who was installed with US help in 1953.

Going off to re-educate myself in Middle East history now. The point still stands that any statement of support or preference from the US government would be counterproductive. The UN is who needs to step up here.

Posted by Margaret June 15, 09 07:59 PM
677.

"Nations are born in the hearts of poets, they PROSPER and DIE in the hands of politicians" (Muhammad Iqbal)
Ahmadinejad has betrayed the Iranian nation by separating politics from ethics!!!

Posted by Patrik June 15, 09 08:00 PM
678.

Keep the momentum going!
The young Iranians had enough strength and passion back in the 70's - they can do it again. Or is today's regime worse than Savak?

You have to fix what your fathers screwed up!

Posted by Andrew Polan June 15, 09 08:00 PM
679.

STOP, PLEASE EVERYBODY STOP FOR A SECOND...
My fellow Iranians, Did you forget those days that Mousavi was in power?? Did you forget what he and his friends did to Iran with all the corrupt friends he had and has??
I am not a Ahmadinejad supporter, but I do remember Mousavi and his friends when they were in power. All of you nice people that going to the streets and protesting, if you were in Mousavi's time back then, all of you would be beaten and put in jail a lot worse than now!!!

The biggest Mousavi's supporter is Hashemi Rafsanjani and his sons. Did you forget how much money he and his sons have stolen?? How much land they have stolen or bought very very cheap? Do you remember the news about 15 years ago that one of Hashemi Rafsanjani's sons had a account in one of the Swiss banks for more that $800,000 million? Where did he get that money?

PEOPLE DO NOT CHANGE, NEVER EVER AND MOUSAVI WON'T CHANGE EITHER... WHY YOU THINK MOUSAVI WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN HE WAS 20 YEARS AGO??
I AM NOT SUPPORTING AHMADINEJAD, but if Mousavi would be elected, he would stop or slow down the nuclear power (because he listens to the west only) and he would bring all his corrupt friends that he had and has from long time ago.
Mousavi will sign shamful agreements and treaties with other countries because "west" pays him to do that. Mousavi would sell oil cheap and buy all the junk and trash from other countries and pay them big money just to satisfy west.

I am not Ahmadinejad's supporter, but I do not trust Mousavi either Mousavi is a lot worse. Ask your older brothers and sisters, they remember him... Nuclear power would stop or slow down dramatically on his watch...

Posted by NL June 15, 09 08:01 PM
680.

As an Armenian living in the United States, I am both happy and sad to see my neighbors in this fight against oppression. I am happy because truth, justice, and fairness is finally being demanded by the people of Iran, but I am sad because of the reaction of the government and all the deaths and beatings that this march to freedom has brought.

Fight the good fight, not because it is the easy thing to do, but because it is the right thing for all the people of Iran. It will cost many lives, but such is the price of freedom. I wish you the best of luck.

Posted by Henry June 15, 09 08:01 PM
681.

Mousavi wouldn't be any different than Ahmedinijad. May be a little bit more relaxed on certain issues, but if you notice it's only in the cities where people are pissed. Ahmedinijad was considered a man of the people, as in the lower class people. They are the ones that elected him. A lot of the more monied people are the ones that were backing Mousavi.

Personally, I think it's just another conspiracy theory put on with CIA backing. They are paying people to cause riots, and they are paying people to beat/hurt the rioters. All to fuel the fire. This happened before in Iran, foreign intervention causing problems, and it has never ended well for us.

Posted by Syed June 15, 09 08:01 PM
682.

Why don't the women take of their veils? I think that it would make a very powerful statement for democracy and it will really make a bold statement. No more veils!

Posted by Sara Ahmadi June 15, 09 08:04 PM
683.

@John, #594: Incorrect. Look at the sideburns. But I still do believe he's a real protester, not an undercover cop.

Posted by Paul June 15, 09 08:04 PM
684.

To all the world, We need all your supports... this is a true dictarorship and we're seeking your help. Enhance your supportive presure on Iran's regim RIGHT NOW!

Posted by Armin June 15, 09 08:04 PM
685.

I am proud of all the Iranians protesting on the streets (putting their lives at stake) but also sad that there isn't much the world can do now, especially after the mess in Iraq.

But - DO NOT GIVE UP! as long as the world can see and hear you, the regime will have difficulty claiming that it is legitimate, and the world powers will be able to pressure Iran.

You can be sure Americans, and free people everywhere are with you!

Posted by t June 15, 09 08:05 PM
686.
687.

I support the people of Iran in there quest for freedom and there bid to get there voice heard against the violent oppressive regime. By best wishes are with you.

Posted by rlall June 15, 09 08:06 PM
688.

Mousavi is only an excuse! The clever Iranian people want rid of the whole clerical fascist regime and its supporters including Mousavi.
Fight on my brave people.
God is with you!
And so are all freedom-loving people of the world!

Posted by arash June 15, 09 08:07 PM
689.

Come to nothing-just like all things will.

Posted by astro June 15, 09 08:08 PM
690.

I strongly condemn the barbaric attacks of Ahmadinejad's criminal armed gangs on Iranian students and civilians who are rightly protesting against lies, cheatings, and fraud in 2009 presidential elections. Government supported armed fanatic gangs have attacked Tehran University and killed students the night before, and today they have shot and killed one civilian and injured others. Those responsible for shootings including Mr. Ahmadinejad must be tired for their criminal actions against Iranian people and turning against the constitution.
Dr. Kazem Zarrabi,
Copenhagen, Denmark

Posted by Dr. Kazem Zarrabi June 15, 09 08:08 PM
691.

Tiananmen Square. Again.
My support for every one of you... Hope is what we've got, and a better (read: secular) future is on its way.

Posted by Persian from RI June 15, 09 08:09 PM
692.

Go Ýran GO!

Congratulations !

Posted by murat enver June 15, 09 08:10 PM
693.

I never felt this much insulted, cheated and disrespected. After 30 years putting up with this regime, this is their response to people. How do ther dare to treat people like that. Now you get back what you deserve. Now it's time to pay back. For 30 years we have been chocked with tears. Its time brothers and sisters, its time to stand up against the tyrants, the murderers.

Posted by omid June 15, 09 08:10 PM
694.

I hope for the best for the free thinking Iranians. Ahmadinejad is betraying his people and they shouldn't stand for it. I liked the photo of the wounded police officer getting helped by someone who supports the "loser" of the election. Iranians aren't radical extremists who want to destroy America. They aren't terrorists who want to nuke Israel. Main stream media often tries to imply that Iran is in the same category as Al Qaeda. It's sickening.

Posted by Jordan June 15, 09 08:11 PM
695.

ma hame ensanim
"we are all humans"
ma hameye mardome donya ro doos darim
"we love all the people in the world"
mardome ma mazlooman
"our people have been oppressed"
chon raees jomhooremon diktatore
"because our president is a dictator"
be hame begid, hame ja begid mardome iran terorist nistan
"tell everyone, tell everywhere that Iranian people are not terrorists"
in rahbaramoon hastan ke be ma ham rahm nemikonan
"terrorists are our leaders who do not even have any merci on us"
zende bad ensaniat!
"Viva humanity!"

Posted by Homayoon June 15, 09 08:11 PM
696.

In these crucial hours we Iranians need the support of the free world. But the countries of the free world remain silent or ask for peace. What a shame. What a treason. Where are all the bleeding heart liberals who protested against the war in Gaza? Where are they when we really need them? F*cking hypocrites.

Posted by Adel June 15, 09 08:11 PM
697.

Ahmadinejad is their Bush. Mousavi is their Obama. Imagine if the two had run against eachother in the same year here in the U.S. and Bush had pulled the same voter fraud he had before - that's the level of anger we're looking at. The students and the intellects vs. the feeble-minded and oppressive (again, same as the U.S.).

Posted by Chris June 15, 09 08:12 PM
698.

I am an Iranian living in Canada. For the first time in 20 years, I want to be back home to help, but I cannot.

We are all thinking of you. Don't give up. If the world can bear witness to your determination, then it will be worth the sacrifice.

I just wish I was there with you all.

Defend yourselves! Defend your freedom. Don't stop at this election. Make every voice heard.

Posted by RK June 15, 09 08:13 PM
699.

Take a look at the pictures carefully and see the motorcycles driven by the security force or the riot police members. All the motorcycles are the same, and can be distinguished if their drivers are from the security forces (SEE pictures 12, 19, 32)

Posted by mehran June 15, 09 08:15 PM
700.

This outrage is not just about the sham presidential election. Iranian people have been brutally oppressed by Islamic government for 30 years and this is not the first time that we see them rising against this government. previous uprisings have been suppressed ruthlessly and many Iranians have been imprisoned. The election issue has turned to be the best excuse for the people to use this opportunity in direction of fundamental changes in the system and its flawed constitution which has given uncontrolable powers to Khamenei for his lifetime. More power to people of Iran.

Posted by Robo June 15, 09 08:26 PM
701.

I still don't think a true Iranian would hurt his own fellow countrymen for speaking their truth and wanting justice.

Posted by Khosro June 15, 09 08:29 PM
702.

thanks

Posted by saleh June 15, 09 08:30 PM
703.

Hopefully the people of the USA will wake up as well. The "students" of Iran are showing the way.

Obama's silence IS his answer. Like he really cares? He waits for his teleprompter to tell him what to say.

We are with you!
USA

Posted by JR June 15, 09 08:30 PM
704.

I AM TRULY SORRY FOR YOUR LOTS

Posted by kavya June 15, 09 08:30 PM
705.


About #24, the motorcyclists are militia and so called "suppression group" who are extreme supporters are Ahmadi Nejhad, and do most of the savage beating.

Posted by Hamid June 15, 09 08:31 PM
706.

What is the IRGC doing in this? Why do they send the Basij to do their dirty work? Without the IRGC, this regieme is nothing.

Posted by alextrd June 15, 09 08:32 PM
707.

That mother f**king khamene'i who syas this election has been a "Devine Miracle" has to shut up and open his develish eyes!
what the hell does he know about divinity and God?
he and his evil supporters are satanic blood suckers who just can't give up their power!
they beat and kill innocent people in the name of God.
let the world see what the representatives of islam and Mohamad are doing to our people!
This is the beginning of an END! You digged your own graves, Suckers!

Posted by Iranian Voice June 15, 09 08:33 PM
708.

I'm sooo shocked, my prayers to all the people of Iran. All the passionate smart and incredible people o my cuntry. God protect us!

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 08:34 PM
709.

There are so many Iranian brothers and sisters all over the world who left this regime. This is the time for you to put everything you have to support your countrymen to overthrow this corrupt goevernment and bring the freedom you now enjoy to your home country. You must stand up loud and strong and do whatever you can to help. As an American, I lived and loved living in Iran and hated to leave. It breaks my heart to see what have happened to this wonderful country and its people. Now is the time to act. I will be writing to my President, my Senators and Congressmen asking them to speak out against this dictatorship. Never give up. America was born of a revolution. May God watch over you and be with you.

Posted by Nicki June 15, 09 08:35 PM
710.

The Iranians are showing AMericans what it means to really protest against a fraudulent election!
May the Iranian people survive and have a peaceful and successful govt.

Posted by An embarrassed American June 15, 09 08:37 PM
711.

Come gather 'round people
Wherever you roam
And admit that the waters
Around you have grown
And accept it that soon
You'll be drenched to the bone.
If your time to you
Is worth savin'
Then you better start swimmin'
Or you'll sink like a stone
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come writers and critics
Who prophesize with your pen
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won't come again
And don't speak too soon
For the wheel's still in spin
And there's no tellin' who
That it's namin'.
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come senators, congressmen
Please heed the call
Don't stand in the doorway
Don't block up the hall
For he that gets hurt
Will be he who has stalled
There's a battle outside
And it is ragin'.
It'll soon shake your windows
And rattle your walls
For the times they are a-changin'.

Come mothers and fathers
Throughout the land
And don't criticize
What you can't understand
Your sons and your daughters
Are beyond your command
Your old road is
Rapidly agin'.
Please get out of the new one
If you can't lend your hand
For the times they are a-changin'.

The line it is drawn
The curse it is cast
The slow one now
Will later be fast
As the present now
Will later be past
The order is
Rapidly fadin'.
And the first one now
Will later be last
For the times they are a-changin'.

Posted by Bobby D June 15, 09 08:38 PM
712.

If you think Iran's election is none of America's business, then you don't understand what makes America special.

America is not a single people or a "home" country or any single culture. We are only united by a single idea, that is in our constitution.

The idea that is America: we want everyone to be free.

That's why we are so very concerned about Iran's election. it's not really about oil or nuclear weapons. We want everyone to be free.

I am a 20 year military man from a long military family. Our oath is to our constitution, not to a government or a party or a president.

Good luck.

Posted by Mike Greene June 15, 09 08:40 PM
713.

March towards freedom is never free of blood - even Gandhi's drive to free India was filled with blood. The hopes of everyone including those who live under repressed leaders in Middle East - are watching brave Iranians. May change come fast to your great Persian lands.

Posted by V Nader June 15, 09 08:40 PM
714.

Freedom is not cheap, my Iranian brothers and sisters..... your struggles will eventually pay off, keep the pressure and don't give up, they can beat you to death but the ideals will still live.

Posted by James Nyaking June 15, 09 08:40 PM
715.

WILL COME TO NOTHING AS ALL POLITICIANS AND POLITICAL UPHEAVELS DOO!!!

Posted by ASTROCOMERA June 15, 09 08:41 PM
716.

please please take more picture and send to my mail box

Posted by zahedi June 15, 09 08:42 PM
717.

why my comment did not published?
well FREEDOM BUYIN - FREEDOM SELL OUT
STOP FEEDING ARABS , LEBANON AND PALESTIN
WE NEED HELP OUR SELVES

COME ONE AMERICA
WHERE IS ISRAEL? WHERE IS IS OBAMA ?

Posted by IRANIAN DEAD MAN WALKING June 15, 09 08:43 PM
718.

I'm an Iranian woman who was born in Tehran and moved to the United States at the age of 5. America should act in support of the Iranian youth to outs this dictatorhsip after 30 years! An injustice anywhere is an injustice EVERYWHERE & a threat to the ideology of Freedom wholly. Freedom is NOT a right, it must be Fought for, & once attained, it must be protected with the highest diligence from inequality and injustice -- as those are cracks which can eventually break freedom. With that said, Dear Iranian Youth ---- BURN SH*T IN THE STREETS & PROTEST until you are free! Before 1979 Iran was Free!!

Posted by NG June 15, 09 08:44 PM
719.

Keep up the good fight, freedom-loving people of Iran.
Our hearts are with you all.

Posted by Kai June 15, 09 08:47 PM
720.

I just say let`s assume Ahmadi Nejad won the election fairly!! Let`s say there was no fraud!!
What kind of pig order the people to be killed to maintain his presidency! He is worst than Hitler! He must kiss Shah`s ass!!
He must resigned from presidency when facing internal war or homicides!

Posted by Narges June 15, 09 08:48 PM
721.

The election was fixed before anyone voted.

Why did the Iranians allow a rigged election in the first place?

Neither candidate is any good.

The real reformers were never allowed on any ballot.

This is one corrupt wolf fighting another wolf.

Posted by Edo Van Ede June 15, 09 08:48 PM
722.

i see the educated in cities rioting but the majority of iranians live in the countryside and may very well have favored the current idiot.

basically, i could care less. both of these politicians are thugs who hate the west and oh yeah, the jews, i mean zionists. here comes the new boss, same as the old boss...

burn baby burn!

Posted by lowry lyn June 15, 09 08:49 PM
723.

In my stand point, I don't want to help Iran, i want them to do it on their own not because i don't care, but because i believe in them!! no matter what good will always overcome evil..

People laughed before when using Iran and Democracy in the same sentence but now you're the ones showing us all how democracy is really won.. by fighting, bleeding, and dying for whats right and just. keep it up and never ever give up and you WILL win.

Posted by an American June 15, 09 08:50 PM
724.

@598:

It is prudent. Intervention would only serve to hand a propaganda weapon to Ahmadinejad. That said, the rest of us can do our part by forwarding reports and photos from inside the country. Let Ahmadinejad know that "the whole world is watching."

For anyone inside Iran able to read this, please keep in mind the words of Thomas Paine written during the darkest days of the American War for Independence:

"THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives every thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as FREEDOM should not be highly rated. Britain, with an army to enforce her tyranny, has declared that she has a right (not only to TAX) but "to BIND us in ALL CASES WHATSOEVER," and if being bound in that manner, is not slavery, then is there not such a thing as slavery upon earth. Even the expression is impious; for so unlimited a power can belong only to God."

Posted by jac73 June 15, 09 08:50 PM
725.

carry vinegar bottles for anti - tear gas and the non-violent arm locks are effective. get organized and communicate, search the web for anti riot tactics.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 08:51 PM
726.

man emrooz to hamin rahpeymaee boodam.hichvaght hamchin hambasteghye beyne melatemoon nadideh boodaam.vaghean hame chiz baraye ma hayajan anghiz va eftekhar amiz bood.man az iranihaye kharej az keshvar mikham ke onha ham be ma bepeyvandand.va az onja maro hemayat konan.har kari ke az dasteshoon bar miad bekoonan.beran daame sefarat iran va tazahorat konan.donya bayd maro bebineh.

Posted by nadia June 15, 09 08:51 PM
727.

I see the pictures of how bravely you fight and I know what this regime can do to you jail, torture, and you still go on. I pray that god keeps you all safe. I pray you succeed in what you have started. I prey you bring down these monsters that have ruined so many lives for so many years. Good luck and god bless.

Posted by A supporter June 15, 09 08:53 PM
728.

Quote: "672.
Why don't the women take of their veils? I think that it would make a very powerful statement for democracy and it will really make a bold statement. No more veils!"

Why does democracy have to equal disobeying a country's and a religion's laws? Would it be democracy if females in another country walked around topless? I'd hope not. It would be considered indecent exposure and breaking the law. A majority of the females in Iran feel as though the hijab/veil is the right thing to do. Just because you don't think so doesn't mean you have to try and poison their minds.

And like #669 said, Mousavi was in power before. Look at the past.

Posted by Syed June 15, 09 08:54 PM
729.

Our thoughts and prays are with you from Michigan (USA). Let the freedoms you seek be fourth coming.

Posted by HBB June 15, 09 08:55 PM
730.

Thank u for the pictures! please let the world know that we don't count Ahmadinejad as our president! let the world know that we hate Ahmadinejad and we want him out of office! He is a big liar and a great dictator! please help us but not recognizing Ahmadinejad and Khameneyi as our government!!

Posted by Nazanin June 15, 09 08:56 PM
731.

Iranian protesters for freedom:
Remember Eastern Germany 1989! A well established dictatorship collapsed within few weeks because of peaceful demonstartion.

CHANGE IS POSSIBLE!

The eyes of the world look at you. Our hearts are with you!

Solidarity from Germany

Posted by Florian June 15, 09 08:57 PM
732.

From Iranian people to the people of the world:
Please write to your congressmen, senators, parliaments, presidents, representatives and other officials NOT TO RECOGNIZE AHMADINEJAD AT HIS SECOND TERM AS THE PRESIDENT OF IRAN. This election was a fraud and all that Iranian people are asking for is to hold another election monitored by UN and people will accept the outcome even if Ahmadinejad is the winner. Mousavi had far more votes than Ahmadinejad and thus Ahmadinejad's interior ministry decided to play with the numbers. PLEASE TAKE ACTION.

Posted by Iranian Citizen June 15, 09 08:58 PM
733.

I see the pictures of how bravely you fight and I know what this regime can do to you jail, torture, and you still go on. I pray that god keeps you all safe. I pray you succeed in what you have started. I prey you bring down these monsters that have ruined so many lives for so many years. Good luck and god bless.

Posted by A supporter June 15, 09 09:00 PM
734.

We are not the police for this world.
The special interest people are interested in unrest in Iran.
I don't agree with Iranian policy, but who am I to tell them how to run their country.

Posted by jamil Ahmed June 15, 09 09:00 PM
735.

My thoughts are with the Iranian people in my thoughts this evening as they express their wishes for freedom.

That said, I am shocked that so many are calling for the US to get involved. I thought the world wanted us to mind our own business and stay out of the Middle East???

The hypocrisy is thick this evening...

Posted by CHaz June 15, 09 09:01 PM
736.

Shame to phony ISLAM keep on fighting

Posted by Per June 15, 09 09:01 PM
737.

Fight for your freedom people of Iran. These pictures are so heartbreaking. The world better be watching and better help!! \

Posted by colleen m June 15, 09 09:02 PM
738.

Wow! I'm American and am stunned by your love for your country rather than your religion. We're not taught this here in America. Please keep up your fight. You have know idea what this fight means to us Westerners. Please know that we are with you.

YOU ARE AN INSPIRATION TO THE REST OF US. WE PRAY WITH YOU AND FOR YOU! FREEDOM ALWAYS WINS!!!

Posted by CHT June 15, 09 09:02 PM
739.

How can the world trust the regime who kills their people like this? Now it's not just iranian people problem , if this regime stay in power it would be whole of the world problem.

Posted by Micheal June 15, 09 09:02 PM
740.

Bush vs. Gore was essentially a tie which is what caused the problem. This election is NOTHING like 2000. You are all crazy, did bush send men out with clubs to chase you down? It is an insult to our great nation to compare our political process to what is happening in Iran. Bush was very gracious in his turn over of power to Obama, where was the vote rigging for John McCain? Listen I am an independant and I want to post here to say that these moral equivalencies between the united states and Iran have to stop. None of you liberals would last a single day in Ahmadinejad's Iran. Even if the votes in Iran had all been counted the fact is the ayatollah selected all of the candidates beforehand.

Posted by Steve June 15, 09 09:03 PM
741.

The people of the world support you Iran. Down with the dictator, may you have freedom!

Posted by Hatsuko June 15, 09 09:03 PM
742.

There was a saying, "The revolution will be televised." But it will not! It will be shared with the world via the Internet! They cannot stop or suppress the truth! The people of the world have the power now to share thoughts, support, and information. It is inevitable that evil will fail! We think of you constantly during this time of turmoil. Do not give up! Freedom is everything in this world! It is your right!

Posted by Freedom Lover June 15, 09 09:04 PM
743.

There will never be change in Iran until the Mullahs are finished off; and you'll never be able to get to them unless you can get past the Guards or unless you can get the Guards to turn against the current regime and the Mullahs. If there is a will, there is a way. United you stand, divided you fall. Stay strong and stay united.

Posted by Joanne June 15, 09 09:05 PM
744.

@Texas #612: you are no different than these militia beating people. it just happened you were born in another part of the world.
my thoughts and prays with Iranian youth generation. fight on for your freedom!!

Posted by Alan June 15, 09 09:07 PM
745.

Some idoit wrote: "Too bad our new President and his Secretary of State believe that the prudent political action is to stay silent during this travesty." This is an internal issue that should be handled by the citizens of Iran. What? Should the president dispatch the military to assist. The people of Iran need to know that most of us in the U.S. are a 100% behind them in their pursuit of true freedom. I for one, hope they are successful.

Posted by C Figgs June 15, 09 09:07 PM
746.

Our prayers go out for you.

Posted by Mike O'Malley June 15, 09 09:09 PM
747.

خدایا به داد ایران برس
درود بر مهندس میر حسین موسوی

Posted by ایران June 15, 09 09:09 PM
748.

ANSWER TO 612 MY DEAR FELLOW AMERICAN, MANY OF THESE STUDENTS WHO ARE BURNING NOW AS YOU SAID, HAD NOT EVEN BORN 1979 TO TAKE THE HOSTAGE BUT THEY ARE VICTIMS OF THAT REVOLUTION AND IN FACT ARE FIGHTING THOSE WHO DID THAT CRIME, THEY TOOK THE WHOLE NATION AS HOSTAGE BY SUPPORT OF OTHER COUNTRIES WHICH LIKED
THEIR CHEAP OIL AND INTERESTS IN IRAN MORE THAN DEMOCRACY FOR IRANIAN PEOPLE. THAT'S WHY THEY RUINED THE COUNTRY FOR 30 YEARS,
AND BEHAVING THE PERSIANS SAME WAY BUT WE NEVER HEARD A WORD OF IT. THESE PEOPLE ARE FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM MORE THAN 100 YEARS.

Posted by BABAK June 15, 09 09:10 PM
749.

Thank you all for your support and heart warming comments, specially dear Meredith...We are tired of being pointed as uncultured extremist evils...What we really are not. 30 years ago our fathers chose this regime but now we want a different one. We demand freedom, democracy, equal rights for women and good relationship with West. We are the majority of Iranians.

Posted by Amir June 15, 09 09:11 PM
750.

LAST NIGHT THEY KILLED TREE MAN IN AZADI SQUARE

Posted by NEDA June 15, 09 09:12 PM
751.

You wingnut idiots using this as yet another pretext for bashing Obama need to have your head examined, then you need to go look up what happened last time we directly involved ourselves in Iranian politics. We cannot be used as propaganda to justify what is happening inside of Iran. The bedrock principle of the Iranian "revolution" is based on "American the great satan".

These hard-liners are the enemy of all freedom-loving people in the world. They made a grave mistake by perpetrating this utter sham of an election. As Napoleon once said, "Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."

We jump in now, we completely steal the momentum from what is happening in Terhan. It needs to be held up for the world to see, as clearly as these pictures show, for the naked travesty that it is.

Iranian people, this is your fight. Don't give up. This American supports you.

Posted by Doctor Jones June 15, 09 09:14 PM
752.

Best wishes to the young people of Iran.
We salute your courage..

Posted by H Hilborn June 15, 09 09:15 PM
753.

Dear Iranian People and fighters, THE WORLD IS WITH YOU AND WE SEE ALL IN TV AND NEWS. The dictator will die soon and you all will be free and the help will come soon from all over the world and U.N and you will all be free... God bless you all.,....Keep fighting to change this 30 years of mess....

Posted by Tooraj June 15, 09 09:15 PM
754.

C Figgs - #734 - AMEN!!!

Posted by CHT June 15, 09 09:16 PM
755.

I'm not Iranian.
I'm really proud to see the decent and civilized people of Iran attempting to take back their culture and society from Ahmadinejad and the forces of darkness and fear he represents.
I know how bad I felt when George Bush took two elections; In the first he was appointed president by the courts. Ahmadinejad like Bush is blinded by ideology and with him things will only get worse for Iran and the rest of the world. My heart is with the good people of Iran and their struggle for freedom.

Posted by Jeff June 15, 09 09:17 PM
756.

The GREATEST collection of FANTASTIC photos from Iran is here at Boston.com.

One Iranian wrote that their election was none of America's business.

He doesn't understand America. In fact, most American's really can't verbalize it.

As a life-long military man from a long line of military men, I can tell you that America is not a single people, we are certainly not united by religion or even a language. America is not an old "home" country. The soldiers oath is to "support and defend the Constitution," not a president, not a ruling party.

America is an idea. Here are the most important founding words of our country, from our Declaration of Independence. Everything else flows from these ideas:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

That's it. America is a group of people united by the single idea that all people should be free. We love the idea so much that we go to other countries to fight for them. (Often wrongly, true.)

If it weren't for this American ideal, the French would be speaking German, South Korean would be enslaved and poor just like the North. We lost Vietnam. We freed Panama and Grenada from dictators. We liberated Kuwait. We're trying (and dying) to free the people of Afghanistan. In Iraq, our president screwed up, but we're trying to help Iraqis set up a better life.

Ahmadinejad and Khomeini are a dangerous duo: they had to rig the election. Perhaps Mousavi and Khomeini will be better for freedom and piece.

It would really be good for the world if Iran could establish friendly cooperation with the Western countries.

I want my kids to grow up in a world without nuclear weapons.

Yes, Iran is our concern.
http://michael-alapaki.blogspot.com/

Posted by Michael_Alapaki June 15, 09 09:18 PM
757.

I would be protesting too if a racist, horrible man were the president of my country. I hope that all the world, not just America, comes to Iran's aid. It's a country that seems to want desperatly to be free!

Posted by Meg June 15, 09 09:19 PM
758.

People of Iran. I am a 23 yr old college student sitting here thinking to myself... I am here comfortable in my home, and half way around the world hundreds of thousands of people my age are standing up and fighting for their freedom... risking everything, giving it everything to do what's right. I can't bare the thought. I wish I could fight by your side. My heart goes out to you.

Posted by Adrienne June 15, 09 09:21 PM
759.

Praying for the people of Iran and hope this will not turn into another Tianamen Square. :(

Posted by Wendy June 15, 09 09:27 PM
760.

Please ask your governments by making petitions to request for a new and free election under supervision of independent organizations.

Posted by Samjoepie June 15, 09 09:28 PM
761.

If Iran doesnt changes its governament procedures, and insists to continue its nuclear program, I can tell you for sure that their days are in a countdown. They have many powerfull enemies, USA, Israel, and practically all the arab nations. They must show that in the time they develop their first Nuke, Iran is not going to make all this world blow into pieces

Posted by betowar June 15, 09 09:29 PM
762.

The world is watching, the world is talking. 30 years ago, they'd have been truly alone, network TV slanted towards American interests the only coverage.

Now, we can talk, where there is internet. Communication is the enemy of tyranny.

Posted by robot makes music June 15, 09 09:30 PM
763.

Thank you Boston Globe! And while we are at it people, work to save the Boston Globe which is in danger of being sold because its reporters would not give in to wage cuts. Look at the kind of work they do and work here in the US to save our free press.

Posted by Betty June 15, 09 09:30 PM
764.

Police or "basij" would never shoot 1 person in between thousands, they don't also bomb mosques or banks. Those who shoot demonstrators are those who want to bring down the powerful Iran.

Posted by Bijan June 15, 09 09:32 PM
765.

The protesters own the streets.
That means they can cut off water and power to holdouts in government buildings.
Peacefully showing the old order who has lost, because thats what a government in control does to holdouts in buildings.
Spread the word.

Posted by Brett June 15, 09 09:33 PM
766.


You are my people.
You are more powerful behind the scene.
Do not get hurt.
Go somewhere else.
Do not get hurt.
stay away from the bullets.
You are my people.

Posted by Αμάτι Nώνυμος June 15, 09 09:34 PM
767.

President Obama, Tehran is burning! ... where are You?
Please give support to the people of Iran over this illegal government of Ahmedinijad.
Help Mousavi get his rightful place in leadership ... and remove Ahmedinijad from office and put him in prison.

Posted by Ezra Pound June 15, 09 09:34 PM
768.

Keep fighting!

Posted by marshall June 15, 09 09:34 PM
769.

Photo #29. That's one scared kid. Although the police are doing as they're told, each individual police officer is still a human being.

To be captured, at the mercy of an angry crowd--that's what American pilots felt like when captured in Vietnam.

When he was knocked of his bike, this young man was suddenly thrown defenseless into hell. (I know many Americans who were POW, including my father.)

I support you , Iranians. Unfortunately, we can't help you, directly. But if you can succeed, then the world will rejoice!

Posted by American military man June 15, 09 09:36 PM
770.

Iran needs world's help
right now
plz plz plz !

Posted by One irani June 15, 09 09:39 PM
771.

The Iranian people are so brave to stand up for what they believe is right, which is more than we did in 2004 when our election was rigged. Dear Iranian people, my heart and soul are with you. Bless you all.

Posted by Kat June 15, 09 09:41 PM
772.

I am from Iran & I am surprised to see how much some people are demanding Obama to take action. Actually he is doing the right thing now: Not to interfere!
Iranian people cannot forget the English-American coup' deta against Mosaddegh in 1953. Mosaddegh set up one of the first independent democracies in the eastern hemisphere, but was bitterly forced down by a foreign interference.
Finally, I can say that this is nothing but a temporary dispute, because Moosavi is a part of the regime and not against it. He is not a real leader and is just searching for power!
Thank you for your sympathy and I wish PEACE on earth for everyone.

Posted by Mahdi June 15, 09 09:43 PM
773.

The Iranian People and the heritage of Iran is Great!! Do not allow a dictator to punish your citizens for standing up for their right to personal freedom!!

Posted by Jackson Brown June 15, 09 09:45 PM
774.

#685- What mess in Iraq??? The people are free from living under a cruel and sadistic dictatorship.
To the people of Iran we are watching and keeping you in our prayers.

Posted by teena June 15, 09 09:51 PM
775.

Dear My country Man of Iran; even we are far away from You ; but our heart goes with you ..and know that God is watching over you ; and there is a promsie in Bible :
11 For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

God LOVES IRAN ; and GOD will show his LOVE ...read john3:16


Posted by GOD is Love June 15, 09 09:53 PM
776.

The leadership of Iran are killing their economy. The young people want new leadership. These protests are not going to go away.

Akmajinijad, or whatever his name is, is getting just what he deserves. Payback for running a terrorist state and impoverishing his people. May this not end well for him.

Posted by Mark Giuseffi June 15, 09 10:02 PM
777.

Some of these comments are as disturbing as the photos. "fight fight" and "Obama do something". This is why Iran is in this mess in the first place. There will never be peace in Iran. The people will always have negative thoughts and be brought up to fight. Its a shame because i'm sure with peace it would probably be a nice country. Irans style of government obviously doesnt work. Im not suggesting a Western style but they need something better than what they have. In 30 yrs time we will still be seeing these images.

Posted by Heffy June 15, 09 10:04 PM
778.

I agree with comments 734 and 735. I'm an American student, and I wept as I looked at these photographs, but the USA has no justification to get involved in any way other than rhetorically. An election is an inherently domestic affair, and for one state to try to regulate another state's election is a violation of the second state's sovereignty.

The UN might legally be allowed to intervene, but we all know the UN is slow-moving and basically useless in this type of scenario.

Posted by Julia June 15, 09 10:06 PM
779.

There must be a dozen Pulitzer prize winning pictures in that set.

I am saddened at the outrage. The calls for help are heart-rending, but this is a matter within that no one outside can address. Persians are not children, and I hope for the best. I am incredibly impressed with the courage.

Rational determination, a focus on the long term endpoint, no indulgence in violence. That sounds lame, but Dr. Martin Luther King made it work here.

May the same success be gained by the Iranian people and end in peace. The world needs that dearly. And yes, I really am from Texas.

Posted by texan June 15, 09 10:09 PM
780.

Just like what happened on Tiananmen Square of China 20 years ago! I hope the history don't happen again on Iran people.

Posted by amoiist June 15, 09 10:11 PM
781.

For those of you who have criticized the Obama administration's lack of action, think! THINK about the big picture. Voicing support for the uprising / criticizing Iran's existing government will only undermine the efforts of the protesters.

1) If the US support the uprising -- the protesters / Mousavi will be portrayed as West-leaning, or following America's orders. How do you think that'd help Mousavi gain support from the rest of the Iranian population?

2) If the US criticize Iran's existing government -- what if the uprising turns out to be unsuccessful and Ahmadinejad stays in power? Think about how much damage it would cause to any potential nuclear negotiation with Iran?

I support the Iranian people as much as anybody else (especially seeing the pictures of the injured cop being rescued / treated by other protesters... what wonderful, civilised people!!!), but looking at the big picture, I would say Obama's administration is handling the situation brilliantly.

Posted by jbbj1980 June 15, 09 10:12 PM
782.

The people of America are with the people of Iran. Take your country back and do not stand down. We are watching and that sham government will have to answer to the Iranian people one way or another.

The Tree of Liberty must be refreashed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrannts. -Thomas Jefferson-

Posted by Anna June 15, 09 10:14 PM
783.

I am an Iranian and I can tell you this, world.
The other candidates for presidency, esp. Mousavi, may not be the best option as a president but comparing him with Ahmadinejad, Mousavi is more focused on economy, does not like Jews but is not a fan of helping the war in Palestine and Lebanon, and is not interested in making a nuclear bomb while Ahmadinejad is a maniac looking for nuclear bomb, willing to raze Israel to the ground, and has fucked up the economy during the past 4 years in Iran.

Posted by Ehsan June 15, 09 10:16 PM
784.

Very well said Heffy. I agree It will still be the same in years to come.

Posted by Harbijan June 15, 09 10:16 PM
785.

must of you doesnt understanding what is happining so dont make your judgment let the ppl of iran solve their pblms ,
they are nt sayin no to islamic system bt to the results of election

Posted by mhmd hasani June 15, 09 10:17 PM
786.

baradaran/khaharan - ma ba shoma hasteem! natarseen natarseen!

IRAN - WE ARE WITH YOU!!!!

Posted by chicago June 15, 09 10:17 PM
787.

The Iranian people deserve better....30 years ago they booted the Shah and Khomeini took his place.

Ruholla was no better than Reza, he was just "different".

The US shouldn't be at sword-point with Iran....we need better diplomats.

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 10:18 PM
788.

To the people of Iran: We Americans can learn how to fight Tyranny from the Iranian people. We have a dictator in training ourselves. Fight your Government, the Free World DOES Support You! The American Government is the creator of some or all of this. Don't hate American's, hate our Government. We are nor far behind. This will probably be Amerika in 4 years when Mullah Obama pulls the same crap, just like Bush! May God be with you!

Posted by Freedom lover in WI, USA June 15, 09 10:19 PM
789.

I stand here today as an American. But I stand here with the Iranian people fighting for their rights.

I know the Iranians are good people (for the most part - same is true of Americans - good for the most part). I do not believe Iranians are terrorists. I do not accept our previous President's beliefs.

I stand firm with my fellow human beings, all Iranians seeking justice and peace and freedom. Good luck.

Posted by Isaac Eiland-Hall June 15, 09 10:22 PM
790.

What are you all thinking? Do you really think Moosavi is better than Ahmadinejad he's the same sh* head when he was our prime minister. no doubt better than Ahmadinejad but will he be the answer to all the problems we have? I hope he worths it

Posted by ? June 15, 09 10:23 PM
791.

Oppressed Iranians, please know THE PEOPLE of America are with you, respect you and admire your courage and dignity. As someone else said, we are NOT THE GOVERNMENT, WE ARE THE PEOPLE. YOUR PEOPLE. We clearly see the fraudulent election. You inspire us and we are proud of you. We, the people of America, are your people.

Posted by Edmond Broussard June 15, 09 10:23 PM
792.

The best support from the US at this time is to encourage peaceful dissent. It is respectful and I fully support Obama. These photos are incredibly moving. My heart goes out to the Iranian people. STAY STRONG!

Posted by Kerri-Ann June 15, 09 10:27 PM
793.

Solidarity to the revolting iranian youth & intellectuals from Athens, Greece.

Posted by chaca-khan June 15, 09 10:29 PM
794.

This is what happens when the voters feel they have been cheated, and they see no alternative but to demonstrate. It is also what happens when a "volunteer" militia police force steps in for their leader. Sound familiar?

Posted by Undertaker June 15, 09 10:29 PM
795.

Live Free or Die!

Posted by Patriot Henry June 15, 09 10:30 PM
796.

Iranian may Allah save Iran from their enemy do not count on the western country
the only want you to be their slaves you are great nation we wish Iran peace all time
الله اكبر

Posted by mohammad alnasir June 15, 09 10:35 PM
797.

Everytime I look at #29, I can only think of how much courage, hope and mercy these people have. That photo is proof that they are fighting for the right reasons and they are not all simply mobbing together as an unconscious, confused crowed. They have not lost sight of their goal, even through the pain and anger they've faced today.

I have been following the news all day and I hope to god today's terror was not in vain. You have my support,as much as I can give from where I am now.


Keep fighting the good fight.

Posted by LaVada June 15, 09 10:38 PM
798.

Some very powerful images. We are doing our best over at the Iran Archiving Project to gather and archive as much media as possible. Its just a simple website created by individuals that were very moved by Irans struggle and pleas to ensure the media was not lost.

http://terminal-labs.com/IransCouch/

If anyone has any Photos, Videos or Story's they wish archived for safe keeping, please e-mail us at vc.iranarchive@gmail.com

Posted by Iran Archive Project June 15, 09 10:38 PM
799.

I want to ask all people around the world to protect the people in IRAN. They are really nice people which looking for peice.But the goverment and the stupid ahmadi nejad who are not present the iranian,draws a bad picture about iranian to the whole world. I really do ask people around the world specially the kind american to please protect this iranian who are really looking for peice in the world.

Posted by far June 15, 09 10:39 PM
800.

May your protest go rewarded with peace and freedom.

Posted by Mike June 15, 09 10:41 PM
801.

The election results were announced before the polls were closed in the U.S. & Canada!!!!
Everybody that I know voted against Ahmadinejad for Mousavi.

Posted by Majid June 15, 09 10:42 PM
802.

To comment # 777: I were among the protesters & it was more sad than these photos! Sad but real. I meant it would end up in peace for the people, as was pointed out in comments 779 and 781.

Posted by Mahdi June 15, 09 10:42 PM
803.

I am glad to see the Iranian youth and the women standing up for their rights to just live a peaceful life with simple liberties. These pictures are great because they demonstrate that the Iranian people are people just like us. They are not terrorists and so I hope that the Iranians see the support they have here in the US. All of us US citizens are not war mongers (most of us did not support Bush's policies). We want the same thing you do ...a peaceful life with liberty. These pictures go a long way to break down some of the negative stereotypes brought about by FORMER president amidinajad.

Posted by Lynn June 15, 09 10:43 PM
804.

Fight the good fight! We are behind you 100%!

Posted by Pam22180 June 15, 09 10:43 PM
805.

what sort of freedom do we have? what sort of freedom can we achieve?

Posted by Ben June 15, 09 10:46 PM
806.

Friends,
I'm saddened and outraged at the state-fomented violence against the opposition party. I am also saddened and outraged that the verdict of the election is being challenged on unclear grounds. It was a free election, was it not? As Democratic westerners, we must respect the result. A brutal fascist dictator has no place in the modern world...but if the people elected him? How do we resolve this?

Posted by Duran June 15, 09 10:49 PM
807.

My dear Iranians, DO NOT ask help from other courtiers!! If they offer you any help, it's because they want cheap oil and because of their own interest.

DO NOT ever believe that other countries would help Iran and Iranians because they love Iranians!! NO THEY DO NOT!!

They just looking for their own interests...

Posted by Fars June 15, 09 10:49 PM
808.

It is easy as an Iranian to sit in the comfort of our home around the world and witness a injustice massacre taking place in our motherland for the freedom we are all entitled.
We must stand united and do all we can to overthrow this illegal government. IRAN deserve to be a democratic nation. Lets not forget we are the nation of KOROSH KABER.

Posted by Chermour June 15, 09 10:51 PM
809.

Dear Iranians, If you cannot find this info anywhere else, here is what President Obama had to say:
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JOURNALIST: "Mr. President, on Iran, does the disputed election results affect -- there's been violence in the street -- in any way change your willingness to meet with Mr. Ahmadinejad without preconditions? And also, do you have anything to say, any message to send to people who are on the streets protesting, who believe their votes were stolen and who are being attacked violently?"

PRESIDENT OBAMA: "Obviously all of us have been watching the news from Iran. And I want to start off by being very clear that it is up to Iranians to make decisions about who Iran's leaders will be; that we respect Iranian sovereignty and want to avoid the United States being the issue inside of Iran, which sometimes the United States can be a handy political football -- or discussions with the United States.

****Having said all that, I am deeply troubled by the violence that I've been seeing on television. I think that the democratic process -- free speech, the ability of people to peacefully dissent -- all those are universal values and need to be respected. And whenever I see violence perpetrated on people who are peacefully dissenting, and whenever the American people see that, I think they're, rightfully, troubled.****

My understanding is, is that the Iranian government says that they are going to look into irregularities that have taken place. We weren’t on the ground, we did not have observers there, we did not have international observers on hand, so I can't state definitively one way or another what happened with respect to the election.

****But what I can say is that there appears to be a sense on the part of people who were so hopeful and so engaged and so committed to democracy who now feel betrayed. And I think it's important that, moving forward, whatever investigations take place are done in a way that is not resulting in bloodshed and is not resulting in people being stifled in expressing their views.****

Now, with respect to the United States and our interactions with Iran, I've always believed that as odious as I consider some of President Ahmadinejad's statements, as deep as the differences that exist between the United States and Iran on a range of core issues, that the use of tough, hard-headed diplomacy -- diplomacy with no illusions about Iran and the nature of the differences between our two countries -- is critical when it comes to pursuing a core set of our national security interests, specifically, making sure that we are not seeing a nuclear arms race in the Middle East triggered by Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon; making sure that Iran is not exporting terrorist activity. Those are core interests not just to the United States but I think to a peaceful world in general.

We will continue to pursue a tough, direct dialogue between our two countries, and we'll see where it takes us. But even as we do so, I think it would be wrong for me to be silent about what we've seen on the television over the last few days.

****And what I would say to those people who put so much hope and energy and optimism into the political process, I would say to them that the world is watching and inspired by their participation, regardless of what the ultimate outcome of the election was. And they should know that the world is watching.****

****And particularly to the youth of Iran, I want them to know that we in the United States do not want to make any decisions for the Iranians, but we do believe that the Iranian people and their voices should be heard and respected."****
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Many of us here in the United States are praying for you, standing with you, and crying with you. Please stay strong, but also understand that we cannot send our military to help you--it would only make those you're fighting against wish to kill you more.

God Bless you All!

Posted by some guy June 15, 09 10:52 PM
810.

#682: Iran does have a law which requires women to wear them in public areas but the vast majority of Muslim women would wear the veil regardless as statement of personal choice. It's a very Western assumption to conclude that women are being mistreated by being "forced" to wear hijab. Most women view it as a statement of modesty and privacy. When applied in those terms, doesn't it seem somewhat cruel to invade someone's dignity without first investigating what you're demanding?

Posted by Nadja Al Sumeni June 15, 09 10:55 PM
811.
Posted by some guy June 15, 09 10:56 PM
812.

My brothers and sister in Iran, these photos remind me with what happen in Indonesia in 1997 riot. At that time, i was a new student in my University and we were going to the street to fight Soeharto and his strong dictatorship. More than 15 students died as a martyr to fight the tyranny. But finally the 32 yeras of Soeharto regime is down and we embrace the real democracy. I really hope that Iranian can take ahmadinejad's dictatorship down, just like Indonesian did in 1997. God is Great!

Posted by joko June 15, 09 10:57 PM
813.

What since does it make for the United States to intervene in another country's internal politics? Our military is already spread all over the globe fighting what has been dubbed the global war on terrorism. Haven't we learned a lesson from Afghanistan and Iraq? Change in Iran should be decided by the citizens of Iran. The Obama administration is doing the right thing by not sticking their noses where they should be. I hope the Iranian people continue to fight, and move in a new direction. Viewing some of the comments on this board lets me know that some of us in the U.S. have a long way to go, because protesters in Iran are fighting for the freedom that we live everyday; and we are using their plight to discuss our displeasure with our leadership.

Posted by C Figgs June 15, 09 11:00 PM
814.

In #29, is that guy helping someone who was sent to beat him down? Provided I'm understanding the picture right, that's a really heartwarming image amidst all these terrible ones.

Posted by Swampfox June 15, 09 11:01 PM
815.

I'm glad they're fighting for what they believe in, and for what should be. There should be more people like that in the world.

Posted by k3ll0 June 15, 09 11:05 PM
816.

To post # 781,
You raised some good points. Let that sink in for others who just don't get it.

Ahmadinejad for Iran!

Posted by Anonymous poster June 15, 09 11:06 PM
817.

Please.....Help us, we Iranian people in Iran need your help....Help us, support us to be heard by all the world...We need freedom, we need democracy...No lie, no ahmadinedgad...

Posted by Naser June 15, 09 11:11 PM
818.

Bush held this guy off for the last several years. Now Obama needs to ratchet up the rhetoric against Al-jad and not try to negotiate. Had we negotiated openly with this guy none of this would be hapening. Give Bush a little credit (it's all he has).

Posted by Mike-Jad June 15, 09 11:12 PM
819.

I'm so sorry!!!
so sorry...
ahmadi nezhad is Falseh00d

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 11:13 PM
820.

i "was" interested in travelling to iran some day, maybe not so much anymore.

Posted by Chris Wood June 15, 09 11:14 PM
821.

My heart breaks for the Iranian people...God Bless them.

Posted by Wendy in NM June 15, 09 11:15 PM
822.

Obama offers to continue negotiating with Ahmadinejad as if nothing has happened. Our president has abandoned Iran just like America did to Hungary during the 1956 uprising.

Iran is not the only country with improper leadership.

Posted by George W. June 15, 09 11:19 PM
823.

Tomorrow's protest (June 16th) to be "Silence in Black": a call for everyone around the world to wear black and conduct a silent protest. Iran's official time for the protest will be at 5PM (8:30AM EST). Imagine hundreds of thousand protestors in absolute silence.

Posted by Mike Smith June 15, 09 11:22 PM
824.

I'm not sure Iranians want empty God Blessings right now when it is in the name of god that they are getting the crap beaten out of them. May metal and rubber and rock and gasoline be on your side as your anger turns into justice. Make the security forces question their loyalty and fear.

Posted by R Payne June 15, 09 11:23 PM
825.

I'm from Iran.I'd like to thank everybody.we got your love messages.we want you to hear our democracy and freedom scream.we're not enemy of any country.we love all people and countries.we're really under presure here but we still stand and fight.be sure we'll never give up.don't forget to pray for your friends in Iran.thanks again.

Posted by rosha June 15, 09 11:25 PM
826.

The Iranian people I have met in my life are good people. The extremists should be removed there, but who will help the Iranians? From the looks of things it would not take much to to knock them out. The Iranians are really fired up.But what lessons have we learned there in the middle east? I think that a moderate Iran is a great ally for us because the majority are moderate people. It would be good for the middle east in general. We are no longer in a position to help where it counsts since we have used up all our mojo in Iraq.

Posted by Globuleofthought June 15, 09 11:29 PM
827.

Please help us !
ahmadinejad is falsehood !!!
he is Vermin !!!

Posted by mana June 15, 09 11:29 PM
828.

Finally....JOURNALISM. Thank you for publishing these.

Posted by Sarah June 15, 09 11:29 PM
829.

Keep fighting my fellow Iranians!!! Dont Give up show the regime who you are!!!

Posted by Ebrahim June 15, 09 11:30 PM
830.

As someone who grew up in America, I can confidently say that the Iranians have more balls than them. Not in that "F*ck you I'll do what I want"moronic kind of way, but in the "I stand up for what's right" way. These pictures were brilliant, and if the journalists taking these pictures want to contribute to the cause, they should stay despite their visas expiring. Without them this is all falling on deaf ears.

Above all, keep up the good work Iranians. It's inspiring. Never, ever stop or lose your human side so brilliantly captured by the photo of the rioter helping the policeman. I wish you the best of luck.

Posted by The J-man June 15, 09 11:36 PM
831.

A couple of things I've seen here that are wrong.
Firstly over 65% of Iranians Live in Cities not the country or villages. This isn't a movement by the minority of people, it's taking place in almost every one of their cities. It's not about who hates us more or who hates us less, many of these people are struggling with basic needs, the economy is completely in shambles in there and for the most part the last thing on an average Iranian's mind is our "war on terror" BS or Zionism. I'm a Jew I was there less than a year ago and they don't hate all of us. In fact I was rather surprised to see Jews in Iran myself. Just because their government is full of sh*t doesn't mean the majority of their people agree with it.

Who ever does travel be prepared for extremely polluted air when you land in Tehran that was the hardest thing to deal with the first few days.

God bless you Iranians.... I hope you guys succeed

Posted by Aaron Mattews June 15, 09 11:38 PM
833.

My heart goes to young population of Iran. It is the young generation who are the makers of the future in this country, and are the hopes of a better tomorrow. Watching the heart-renching pictures of the injured young men and women, one needs to question the humanitarianism of anyone regime that uses weapons and force towards unarmed individuals. Weapons, and armed forces do not and can not determine the scale of justice, but it does portray monsterous actions in the name of justice. In the name of God that you claim in believing, and in the name of humanity, stop beating women, stop killing innocent young people whose only wish is to have what is their fundamental birthright: Freedom

Posted by Anonymous June 15, 09 11:43 PM
834.

People of the world,the idea is to open a new front and legitimize Mousavi and his people. He is part of the same system.This will not do.Mousavi has not condemned the supreme leader or the 'Islamic Republic'.At the end of the day nothing will change except a few faces.Our objective should be nothing short of total removal of the Islamic Republic and the mullahcracy as a whole.Please support the Iranian people with the ultimate goal of Regime Change. Contact your Political leadership.Recall your ambassadors from Iran and isolate the Iranian regime, politically and economically.The free world must tighten the screws now.

Posted by Cyrus June 15, 09 11:46 PM
835.

@775, oh please, f*ck off with that god sh*t. religion is where all these problems start in the first place.

Posted by Thomas June 15, 09 11:48 PM
836.

Iran, the world is watching you.

Posted by Sams June 15, 09 11:49 PM
837.

Down with Imperialism.

Posted by Sid June 15, 09 11:49 PM
838.

Reply to #783...
you must be joking!! Mousavi was in power before, just in case you forgot. Do you remember how he treated the people? Do you remember how students were treated on his watch? Do you remember how many young people were denied going to the universities because they had check marks in front of their names because of the stupid rules, and how many students were kicked out of schools and universities because they had some kind of religious violations??

You must be joking my friend!! Mousavi would never ever tolerate the things happening now on the streets if he was in power now.

As bad as Ahmadinejad is, Mousavi is a lot worse and would sell the country cheap to the west. Go look and find Mousavi's record when he was in power, you will be shocked!!!

Posted by Iran lover June 15, 09 11:52 PM
839.

Viva Iran .Down with Religious Fascism.Nothing can stop a Evolution.

Posted by Max June 15, 09 11:54 PM
840.

Be strong Iranian Freedom Fighters! It's a new day...the world watches now! And the world knows freedom is your right!

Posted by Chris June 15, 09 11:55 PM
841.

The eyes of the world are watching!

Posted by Kimber June 15, 09 11:57 PM
842.

希望伊朗早日民主,还有中国大陆。

Posted by no June 15, 09 11:58 PM
843.

Who would have thought that the liberation of Iraq would bear fruit so soon?

Posted by Whowuddathunkit June 16, 09 12:00 AM
844.

we are having problems in Guatemala and the gov isnt killing us like that in public yet, but they are killing us off... what is this world comming to?

Posted by rafael June 16, 09 12:03 AM
845.

i am an iranian and feel proud of the young people of iran who are on the streets now and fighting and demonstrating for what they believe in.
we can not lose the momentum,please keep it up but do so peacfully and rememberf there is strength in numbers. the eyes of the world are on you and you will be supported in more ways than you can imagin.
please the women of iran come out and do so without the hejab and do so peacfully just march in the streets just march and take of the symbol of oppression.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 12:05 AM
846.

I wish Americans would have spoken up as loudly as the Iranians when the American Elections were stolen by Bush and "the Architect" eight years of hell /bush ending in a global economic disaster, Bush was an idiot manipulated by traitors. Obama should get involved, or at least speak up,,,,we are in afghanistan allegedly helping innocent people, we are in iraq allegedly building democracy, so why are we looking the other way in iran, it is so sad to see how many young will get hurt or die fighting the old crazy alleged religious men in power....get rid of them. Obama needs to grow a ball and speak up,, it is not how the iranians run their country it is how old crazy bastards are sublimating democracy.

Posted by jim June 16, 09 12:07 AM
847.

Hot damn.

Posted by Dr. Tobot June 16, 09 12:10 AM
848.

i'm iranian and i live in iran and i see all of rudenesses in iran exactly. they endamage our truthworthiness and they limit the ways of communications. we need to World support. we're fighting for freedom...we oppose until the liar&wild plunderes( Ahmadi and his retinues) can't reive our rightfulness. i hope that we win in this combat.....

Posted by Fatima June 16, 09 12:10 AM
849.

Amir, thank you for your message. Best wishes for freedom and democracy in Iran, a country with a beautiful culture and rich history. Our American hearts are with you.

Posted by Barbara June 16, 09 12:11 AM
850.

Bravo !!!!!!! Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!Bravo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bravo to the People who want truth in the election. I believe they are the Best of the Best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I believe that the election was Bogas, because,OF the Mass, of people who are willing to, STAND UP, TELLS ME THAT IT IS A BOGAS ELECTION. WE AMERICANS SHOULD HAVE PROTESTED, THE BAUSH STEALING, OF ELECTIONS, TWO TIMES.

Posted by George Sands June 16, 09 12:12 AM
851.

Send in the UN. Their response had better not be "The government of Iran rules supreme". What we need is a united PEOPLE'S movement, not a "united governments" organization.

Posted by Steve Marden June 16, 09 12:17 AM
852.

Quote:

We have seen throughout history the power of one simple idea: when given a choice, people will choose freedom. As we have witnessed over the past few days, the people of Iran want the same freedoms, human rights, and opportunities as people around the world. Their government should listen to their hopes.

In the last two Iranian presidential elections and in nearly a dozen parliamentary and local elections, the vast majority of the Iranian people voted for political and economic reform. Yet their voices are not being listened to by the unelected people who are the real rulers of Iran. Uncompromising, destructive policies have persisted, and far too little has changed in the daily lives of the Iranian people. Iranian students, journalists and Parliamentarians are still arrested, intimidated, and abused for advocating reform or criticizing the ruling regime. Independent publications are suppressed. And talented students and professionals, faced with the dual specter of too few jobs and too many restrictions on their freedom, continue to seek opportunities abroad rather than help build Iran 's future at home. Meanwhile, members of the ruling regime and their families continue to obstruct reform while reaping unfair benefits.

Iran is an ancient land, home to a proud culture with a rich heritage of learning and progress. The future of Iran will be decided by the people of Iran. Right now, the Iranian people are struggling with difficult questions about how to build a modern 21st century society that is at once Muslim, prosperous, and free. There is a long history of friendship between the American people and the people of Iran. As Iran's people move towards a future defined by greater freedom, greater tolerance, they will have no better friend than the United States of America.
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
July 12, 2002

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

God Bless you brave young fighters in Iran!!!!! You will win. My prayers are with you.

Posted by Pat June 16, 09 12:19 AM
853.

this is not cheating only name i can find for this is Big coup. May be they can arrest people and can injured people they can kill them as hunters but how they can change mind of people on the world. only thing that possible and it is respect people belife.

Posted by alirteza June 16, 09 12:22 AM
854.

reply to #837:
foremost i second #783. are you saying that Ahmadinejad is better than mousavi??!! you've got to be kidding me! we all saw what ahmadinejad did to this country. we are not justifying that mousavi is FANTASTIC but between worse and worst we choose worse which is mousavi. at least lets give someone else manage this country not the same dictator who can never accepts criticism.

Posted by Y.H June 16, 09 12:24 AM
855.

"...officially forbidden to protest..."
"...injured by gunfire..."
"...being beaten by police..."
"...spraying teargas at a protester..."
"...dead from gunfire...."

This government, and its supporters, are AFRAID.

They're afraid of The Bab, afraid of Baha'u'llah, afraid of the Men-&-Women equality brought by Them; afraid of responsibility and personal accountability explicitly proclaimed by the Twin Shining stars, and AFRAID to let Iranians KNOW of the Coming of al-Qaim and al-Mahdi (Maitreya) because then THEIR ISLAMIC stranglehold on the hearts and minds of people will be broken forever!

Posted by Dr Hooper June 16, 09 12:24 AM
856.

Je vais envoyer de belle pensée positives aux jeunes manifestant. Nous citoyens de L'Amerique devont trouver un moyen d'aider a contribuer de toute les facons imaginable afin d'aider nos voisin a etre un peuple libre juste comme nous ! Jean-Francois Ouellette

Posted by jean-francois Ouellette June 16, 09 12:26 AM
857.

This photo blog got politicizated

Posted by me June 16, 09 12:27 AM
858.

Most of these savages who are beating people are hired guns from Hezbollah in Lebanon. This government doesn’t trust even their own revolutionary guards to attack the people on the street. Mosavi is not really the subject, this is fight for freedom from the Godless savage clergy who only want their own best interest. Founding father of the US knew this and that is why Church and State are separated.
My heart is with all my brothers and sisters in Iran. I hope God helps Iranian freedom fighters and kill all the clergy in Iran who are killing the people. I wish I could do some thing other than joining in Tazahorat(demonstration) in Cambridge and Boston. PLEASE NOTE: Boston Tazahorat will be in front of the City Hall Tuesday at 5:00PM. Please join us to show we care.

Posted by Mehrdad June 16, 09 12:28 AM
859.

Ahmadi nejad is also a stupid and foolish man!He just believe we love him!!!!!!but we hate him and he is not our president he is Mr.khamenei president!I as a young girl in iran inform you that 5 clever student in tehran university(one of our best university)were killed by ahmaghi nejad supporters and basij

Posted by saba June 16, 09 12:33 AM
860.

I wonder, has the absence of Sadam's Iraq, as a threat to Iran, encouraged in any way Iran's recent bid for transformation and increased human liberty? After all, with the wolf away from the door, perhaps one can begin thinking about new possibilities...better possibilities. Hummm, I wonder, will Liberals and The NY Times be crediting GWB on that one, or will they still be fixiated on the old WMD issue? When Iran break through, and it is "when," not "if," perhaps other hard-line middle eastern governments will begin their change as well. Was the Bush War in any way a catalyst for regional transformation?

Posted by Daniel June 16, 09 12:34 AM
861.

I am sending a message from Iran:
We will never accept election results.

Posted by massod ahmadian June 16, 09 12:34 AM
862.

#841 -
Yes, a true democracy in China would be good. There are many ways to choose leaders. The method does not matter as much as the result.

It is important the leader represents what most of the people want so all can work as a team, not oppressed or divided. A democracy is the best way to manage that, all things considered.

#833 -
This situation in Iran is not about you, me, or any other country. Of course all of the candidates are about the same on their opinions and effect on the outside. You cannot be surprised about that.

This is about the inside; the will of the Iranian people for their own nation. That is the only honorable view. It has nothing to do with outsiders. Like me.

What the the future holds, should represent their will. Whether the Iranian people choices relating to the outside are wisdom or foolishness, peace or catastrophe, is another matter not at issue here. I very much hope that wisdom and peace is their choice. But it must be theirs, not a rogue leader.

I wish Persia well, it could be a major force for peace, or bring down destruction never seen. As can many others; there are many paths for fools, but few for the wise.

Posted by texan June 16, 09 12:37 AM
863.

as an Iranian I understand how Amercians like to help others have the freedom they experience. But in Iran we fear everything around us! we fear others, we fear ourselves everybody! and that is all because of the long years of conspiracy, fallacy and bitrayal in Iran!

Posted by raha June 16, 09 12:38 AM
864.

The idea is to open a new front and legitimize Mousavi and his people. Mousavi is part of the same system.This will not do.Mousavi has not condemned the supreme leader or the 'Islamic Republic'.At the end of the day nothing will change except a few faces.Our objective should be nothing short of total removal of the Islamic Republic and the mullahcracy as a whole.Please support the Iranian people with the ultimate goal of Regime Change. Contact your Political leadership.Recall your ambassadors from Iran and isolate the Iranian regime, politically and economically.The free world must tighten the screws now.

Posted by Cyrus June 16, 09 12:38 AM
865.

Yeah, this will go on for another few days, then the thugocracy will continue under Amininadinnahjihad. And sowhat if the other guy won. He won't stop the nuclear program. So that country is a hell hole no matter who is in power. If you think Iran is going to fall, you're living a pipe dream. In a couple of weeks it will be "Death To Isreal" and the Holocaust never happened all over again.

Posted by Harry Houdini June 16, 09 12:41 AM
866.

#834. Thomas we feel your pain. The message in #775 was meant to give hope to those who are feeling low at this time. The message was posted in good faith.
Its disturbing how Iranian brothers and sisters have turned against each other in such huge numbers. Protesters Vs Supporters.
Dear Iranians, our prayers are with you.

Posted by Mwangi June 16, 09 12:43 AM
867.

I was a Masavi fan but observing his response on his defeat I regret for my vote!!. There is a Persian Saying which says; "you can always awaken a sleep person but you can not awaken a person who pretends to be sleep!!!". My defeated candidate Mr. Musavi and some of his supporters do not want to accept the defeat! It looks that they are not familiar with the rules of democracy! For weeks we had great times for campaigning our candidates and a unique turnout of people to vote on 12th June(85% of the eligible Iranian) but what we witness now is a kiddish response from losers of democracy most probably provoked by westerners!! We must accept that Ahmadinejad is more popular in Iran outside the Capital Tehran..

Posted by Ali Reza June 16, 09 12:45 AM
868.

Keep fighting. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Down with Evil Islamist Extremism. Restore Iran back to itself. We've lost 30 years. Don't give up!

Posted by From US June 16, 09 12:45 AM
869.

Reply to 788, I'm really shocked, i don't know what to say! but what I'm sure abut is this that all we are facing with is just because of America, England and France. In this case it was really interesting for me to see that someone in States has the same idea, thank you.
But to all; please keep this in mind that Iranians are not all like Ahmadinejad, and basically we, iranian, don't know where the hell he came from. So please send the link of this page to all of your friends to propagate this idea that we, Iraninans, are not terrorist, we are fighting for freedom, democracy and peace.
I'm an iranian student, leaving in Sydney and whenever someone ask me where I'm from I replied Persian, I am not lying I can say either persian or Iranian, but deliberately I prefer to say Persian. My soul and my heart is with my people in my homeland, Iran, forever.

Posted by Ali June 16, 09 12:46 AM
870.

i live in tehran and thanks for your picturs.
we have not any media here and govermant contorol all information,but we believe that freedon is win at last.
we stand up and fight with darkness.

Posted by sharareh June 16, 09 12:46 AM
871.

I am so moved by what I have seen in these pictures. My Iranian friends, you are so brave and I have so much respect for you. Keep standing up against this horrible injustice, and know that we are watching with broken hearts, wanting despeerately to help you.
Your spirit of resistance is so inspiring to me. I wish that more Americans had this kind of spirit in the face of oppression, but alas they have become too brainwashed and complacent.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Sharrhan June 16, 09 12:47 AM
872.

" which is more than we did in 2004 when our election was rigged. "

Freakin' spare me already and take off your tinfoil hat. You whackjobs are just too funny. The nuts on the right use this to bash Obama, the whackos on the left use this to bash Bush. Get a life.

Posted by David June 16, 09 12:48 AM
873.

My beautiful Iranian people, the ones who have been fighting for the past several years for freedom:
This is the time to not let anyone hold you back. I hope freedom embraces you all. To the parents who supported Khomaniee, now it's your turn to support your young ones to achieve there freedom.

We love you all, and I am sorry I can't be there next to you my brave sisters and brothers.

Best of Luck

Posted by Heshi June 16, 09 12:49 AM
874.

i saw basijis shooting people yesterday directly. as if they were shooting iraqis ro enemies...

Posted by reza June 16, 09 12:54 AM
875.

My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Iran. I hope you are able to overcome those who wish to keep you down. Freedom is a wonderful thing


From time to time, the tree of liberty must be watered with the blood of tyrants and patriots.
--Thomas Jefferson--

Posted by Lisa Smith June 16, 09 12:55 AM
876.

#756 That was very well said. I'm sure that you and I would have many arguments over a beer, because I am not a military man and am barely from a line of military men, but you nailed it. We DO hold these truths to be self-evident, and we are willing to go and die in places where "leaders" try to suppress such obvious truth. Absolutism may be a verboten word in academia and the modern press, but there is an absolutism that I subscribe to regarding freedom. You have the freedom to say things I totally disagree with. You have the freedom to vote against me. You have the freedom to believe in a different God than me (heck, I don't believe in one at all). I would die to save that freedom for you and I hope that you would die to save it for me.

Posted by Nick Marden June 16, 09 12:58 AM
877.

As an Iranian who has taken part in the demonstrations in Iran, want to thank u all for all these great comments and your attention.
I just wanted to tell something about the people, who are against Musavi and all other candidates: at the moment can nobody say, who is fighting for what. but it's clear that the Musavi's fans, and the people who are against the islamic regime, have a common target and it is to STOP the diktatory and to GET democracy.
The Iranian have shown all the world, that they care about their country and themselves.
please think of a way, that shows the people in hole world are against this crule actions. Maybe wearing black in these days can help.

Posted by Mingez June 16, 09 01:01 AM
878.

To those who criticise Mr. Moussavi:
Yes Moussavi is part of the same system. Unfortunately under the Islamic Republic we don’t have the luxury of choosing our presidential candidates. So among the ones selected for us, we must elect one (all the same s***, but sometimes there is hope). Please remember the circumstances of the time when Moussavi was the Prime Minister; THE IRAN AND IRAQ WAR PPL! AND 8 YEARS OF IT! Iranians! Don’t you remember what we had to endure? Moussavi is a great leader; he managed a country coming out of a revolution to defeat its invaders. He rationed food, oil, electricity..., quite well indeed, so that everyone could get by. To this day, 20 years after the war, ppl are still using the sugar and other coupons issued at the time of Moussavi. My point, I don’t care about Moussavi’s religious beliefs or how he’s connected to the system or if he is corrupt like the rest of them or not (they all are). We are in crisis and he is the only qualified choice who has the capability to get us out of this mess, domestically and internationally. Thus he if fit to be our president. Eventually this regime will fall, and then it’s our time to deploy real democracy as we deserve it. But for now we have to work with what we’ve got and Moussavi is the right choice.
To our brothers and sisters all over the world thank you for all your support. We are all one!

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:02 AM
879.

to mark giussefi:

IRAN is not a terrorist state and these internal issues are natural side effects of democratic system. Keep your narrow minded, CNN-FOX news inspired interpretations of these social movements... these stuff are beyond your poor knowledge.

Posted by brandon_message June 16, 09 01:04 AM
880.

As an Iranian, I am really ashamed of him being my country's president. Don't give up dear friends. The nation's freedom lies in your hands!

Posted by Hadi June 16, 09 01:04 AM
881.

Iranian fight for freedom.

Iranian do not stand dictatorship.
Irainian welcome dem democracy.
Irainan do not accept hardliners as their rulers.

Posted by Amir Proudly from Iran June 16, 09 01:04 AM
882.

After the present clap down on innocent and civilized Iranian voters, now there is no doubt remained about the true purpose of government of Mahmood Ahmadi Nejad on developing nuclear technology. They are after nuclear bomb and they plan to take on the region and start a holly war!

Brave men and women of Iran stood up to tyranny of Ahmadi Nejad’s government and now showed to the world the level of cruelty and deception in this regime.
The people of Iran can’t trust this unstable person, nor should people of the world.
Let’s get ride of his buffoon once and for all!

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:06 AM
883.

PLEASE HELP Iranaian Youth & Students!!!

HELP US !!!!

Posted by sima June 16, 09 01:08 AM
884.

I have a lot of respect for the people who helped the bloody police officers.

Posted by Mike June 16, 09 01:08 AM
885.

> The nuts on the right use this to bash Obama, the whackos on the left use this to bash Bush. Get a life.

Yes. Absolutely right. Thank you.

Posted by Darrell June 16, 09 01:09 AM
886.

plz help ,plz help

Posted by Pedram June 16, 09 01:10 AM
887.

Reply to # 853

You must be very young and you don't remember when Mousavi was in power!! You don't remember what he did to Iran, you don't remember what his close friends like Hashemi Rafsanjani and his sons did to Iran.

Mousavi would bring the nuclear energy program into crawl.

You mentioned that let's give Mousavi a chance!!! What are you talking about my friend!!?? Mousavi had his chance, for 8 years!!! Where have you been all those years!!???

We are not talking about somebody that we don't know and never tested before, we are talking about a person (Mousavi) that had been in power for 8 years before. And many people do remember what he did.

Again, please go and find Mousavi's record and his close friends' records, like Hashemi Rafsanjani, who has stolen millions and millions of dollars from Iranian people...

Posted by Iran Lover June 16, 09 01:11 AM
888.

i loved the pic#29.

Even though wrapped in wrath and anger, facing the charges of police.
Helping an injured policeman even in this situation is commendable.
Humanity isn't dead. Anywhere.
May Iran get a deserving president soon.

Posted by india_Abhijeet June 16, 09 01:12 AM
889.

The UN is NOT who you want to help out! THEY are NOT the answer!! I am SO inspired to see the young people and all the other people in Iraq who questions authority. I am inspired...also why not wish for a republic instead of a democracy for these people, for all people? Mob rule doesn't work....FREEDOM & LIBERTY!

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:12 AM
890.

It's so sad to see what the people of Iran are going through. Just remember, when you think things are bad in America, things could be way worse. Prayers for a peaceful Iran

Posted by Kim June 16, 09 01:15 AM
891.

Iam an Iranian. I went To Azadi street.and I am proud of my people.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:16 AM
892.

Freedom loving people stand up and fight for your right and create a better world for you children. oppressive regime never last forever. this is your best bet for a transparent and people friendly government that will not coerce its people in to something they dont want to do or be. To the victims and martyrs of democracy and their family, We Salute you all.
May God be merciful and guide you in your quest for freedom. May God Bless U all

Posted by Romulus June 16, 09 01:16 AM
893.

I am afraid that anyone who has helped the regime in high positions in the past has the tendency to revive the Islamic theocracy and go back to the old school. the new person may have some reform in mind but that does not respond to the demand of the people of Iran including the national and religious minorities.

Any regime who comes to power must bear in mind the rights of the ethnic minorities and put the whole of Iran on the scale and not just Tehran and a cople of other major cities. The Kurds, Azaris, Baluchis, Arabs and Turkmans must have equal rights with the Persians.uals. There must not be "official religion" in the new Iran.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:19 AM
894.

now its time this people need 1 leader, they gonna kill people i swear a god some body needs to protect this piople some body need to give them gun otherwise god bless them.

Posted by me June 16, 09 01:20 AM
895.

big respect and honor to the ppl in iran for ur courage. from many ppl in israel god bless u.

Posted by marco June 16, 09 01:21 AM
896.

The US gov has caused enough trouble in Iran and is making the right decision by staying out of this conflict. That said, my heart goes out to the Iranian people, may you win your freedom!

Posted by freedomforall June 16, 09 01:21 AM
897.

The Iranian Revolution II
It is coming.

Posted by The Coach June 16, 09 01:22 AM
898.

We want the countries of the world to react, no one must recognize the new president. They cheated in this election and everyone knows that. This is a political coup against the people. Here sms is off, most of the times cellphones are off. The web is almost entirly blocked and the speed is very low. If it isn't a coup then what is it????????. People are getting beaten in the streets. They have no fear of killing, as they have done.
WE WONT LET THEM EAT THIS illegal MEAT.

Posted by HAMED June 16, 09 01:23 AM
899.

Incredible images. I pray for peace and justice.

Posted by Susi June 16, 09 01:23 AM
900.

I'm watching and praying for you. I only wish we could do more without hurting the credibility of this truly organic Iranian movement. This is your fight; may you win justice for yourselves and your progeny!

Posted by Chris June 16, 09 01:23 AM
901.

This kind of opportunity will only come once is a life time.
Look what happened to the pro-democrary movement in China.
I still remember it vividly, and it's almost 20 year ago.

Keep on fighting my friends. You are almost there.
My prayers are with you....

Posted by DonXavier June 16, 09 01:24 AM
902.

Dear Heshi,
We still support Imam Khomeini and that is why we fight with those who changed the way of his revolution. We support Moosavi as he was supported highly by Imam Khomeini during 8 years of war and Moosavi was the brave priminister. Good Luch!

Posted by Esmaeili from Tehran June 16, 09 01:27 AM
903.

Our election was realy a big lie! The blessed land of Iran is destroyed. Please Please be thoughtful! protect us! help us! We need your protection! Iran has a old and wonderful history and civilisation! Don't forget. We don't accept our goverment! Anahita 24 years old- Tehran

Posted by Anahita June 16, 09 01:28 AM
904.

i'm iranian
down with ahmadinejad
down with khamenei
help us america
helllllllllllllp us

Posted by mitra June 16, 09 01:30 AM
905.

down with dictator in iran
shame on iranian regims

Posted by bb June 16, 09 01:30 AM
906.

To 807 and every other US hater. As an American, I've spent a lot of time in Europe and Asia. The one thing that is prevalent with most countries, as well as Middle Eastern countries is this idea that the majority of americans actually care. The reality is, in another week, we're not even going to be focusing on this election anymore, much less your oil. We're going to be watching our favorite basketball team winning a championship, graduating from college, burying a loved one, giving birth, etc. Where you and our President have failed is in your perception that we are arrogant and think we are better than you - I'd say that is quite some ego you have to even think that you're on our minds.

Posted by Ed June 16, 09 01:32 AM
907.

My brothers and sisters in Iran you may get a peace full Iran, according to your wishes and dreams,,, God bless all of you

Posted by gohar June 16, 09 01:35 AM
908.

To the people who didn't like "empty God blessings" and that religion "s***" : remember that it is organized religion that has caused so much of the world's problems, not God. If you don't believe, that's fine, I'm not trying to convince you. What I am saying is that PEOPLE are to blame, not God. It is PEOPLE, mostly men unfortunately, who have architected most (all?) of the major religions today. They have created and reinforced a lot of hate and the feeling of us VS them, and "we're better!" I see God as a source of compassion and love, and I don't believe in any particular church or religion that reinforces hate or violence of any kind. My heart goes out to the Iranian people, and may God, or Allah, bless them.

Posted by Cynth June 16, 09 01:35 AM
909.

I'm an Iranian.
I live in Tehran.
Everyday I hear about people who are dying around me, and it's breaking my heart.
I don't regard Ahmadinejad as my rightful Mr President, because they changed the results of the election and lied to us.
I hate him, because he's the kind of man who's so thirsty for power that he would do anything to keep his position. He lied to us before the election in order to show himself as a good hardworking man who's done every damn thing in his power in order to save us fron misery and poverty (what a laugh!). Now instead of trying to unite people he uses provocative words in his speeches in order to plant the seeds of enmity towards their feloow countrymen in his supporters' hearts.
I hate him more that any other person on this planet. He's a dictator worse than Hitler and yet he dares compare himself to great ment such as Rajaii.
Long live Musavi. Long live a free Iran.
Please, wish us luck. I don't want my people to die, even if our fake Mr President doesn't care a fig!

Posted by Maryam June 16, 09 01:39 AM
910.

I am an Iranian but staying out of Iran. I would like to share my comments with all of the world. Please see how Iranian regime kills people. We voted for a little bit freedom. We just voted for changes. I have seen how they attack young students, how they hit pregnant wemen ... Even they dont stop attacking old people.

Please support Iranian people with a gathering against UN and ask Iranian government to stop killing poeple. We need your support today. tomorrow could be late ......


Posted by Sam June 16, 09 01:41 AM
911.

Dear God, please bring peace and freedom for all your people in Iran. No more violence, no more corruption. May justice and nonviolence reign.

Posted by Vivien June 16, 09 01:44 AM
912.

VIVA IRAN..
SUPPORT IRANIAN GREEN REVOLUTION

Posted by IRANI June 16, 09 01:47 AM
913.

I say hello to all the persons who support us with their comments.
I live in shiraz and I won't surrender to the time the freedom comes.
And I wish u all will be praying for us.
thanks for everything.

Posted by mohamad June 16, 09 01:48 AM
914.

supporters of Ahmadinjad were not as many as you are showing in these pics. I was there.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:50 AM
915.

HELP US.
Please HELP US...
They are cruel

Posted by Gordafarid June 16, 09 01:50 AM
916.

i hate MAHMOOD AHAMDINEJAD(hyaena)

Posted by Baback June 16, 09 01:52 AM
917.

Our hearts go out to the brave men and women in Iran who are fighting so that their voice may be heard. May you be successful in your protests.

Posted by Steve Shaw June 16, 09 01:52 AM
918.

we are very glad that someone out there is seeing this ,,and reflecting to teh world ahmadinejads big lie!!!

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:56 AM
919.

I am In Iran , I was there yesterday , you can't image what is going on with us here , I declare that I am not against this rejim , I just want my vote back .Please don't judge wrong.Just be with us.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 02:02 AM
920.

i'd like to thank all our american and european friends for their support.it is really heart-warming to read the comments of all you beautiful people.i'm an iranian who lives abroad wish i was there right now.

Posted by babak June 16, 09 02:03 AM
921.

This is what happens when self professed men of God care more about power than prayer. The Iranian ruling mullahs are not men of God, they are dictators governing through the guise of religion using puppet presidents and rigged elections. Good for the Iranian people for standing up to injustice. Too bad the wealthy people in northern Tehran are too fat and comfortable to support a real revolution, throw out the mullahs, and bring freedom to the Iranian people once and for all.

Posted by Eric June 16, 09 02:04 AM
922.

It's very interesting that the uniforms have "Police" in English written on them and not "Police" in Farsi. I wonder who is their supplier?

Posted by Dennis June 16, 09 02:05 AM
923.

In response to #860:
Daniel, you are WAY WAY off on that issue. Removal of Saddam Hussain was exactly what allowed the regime in Iran to feel free and increase its rhetoric and its military capability. With Hussain present in Iraq and Taliban present in Afganistan the regime would have its hands full and not be able to, so aggressively, put down its own people.
GWB did the Iranian regime the biggest favor they could ever ask anyone to do for them. Having said that, I hope the Iranian people get what they want and remove Ahmadinejad from power.

Posted by Sam June 16, 09 02:05 AM
924.

this is a first step.

Posted by ali June 16, 09 02:07 AM
925.

Dear Iranian's
It is not just about your president because any of them is always as little as puppet in hands of your religious leaders.God bless you . I hope you guys succeed

Posted by European June 16, 09 02:07 AM
926.

THEY BEAT THE PEOPLE TO DEATH WITH THEIR POLICE, SPECIAL SeCURITY GAURDS AND WORSE OF ALL THE BASIJ (the pro government militia).
YET WE SATND AGAINST THEM WITH NOTHING IN OUR HANDS CAUSE WE ARE MANY...
WE'LL SHOW EVERYBODY IN THE WORLD THAT THE LIARS, CHEATERS, RACISTS AND HARD-LINERS WILL NEVER BE AN IRANIAN LEADER AGAIN, NOT FOR ONE MORE DAY.

Posted by Ali June 16, 09 02:10 AM
927.

#835 Get off your high horse. Your hatred of God has had the same exact results as those who do wrong in "the name" of God. Ever hear of Marx, Stalin, and Lenin? Quit being a historical revisionist and use your brain. As for Iran; The people are excercising their human rights, and down with any regime that does not do what's right for their people, whatever the cost to their own ambitions.

Posted by mike June 16, 09 02:10 AM
928.

bavaret mesheh inja iraneh?????
gam angezeh......

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 02:14 AM
929.

I proud of you people and you will make it hapen

Posted by ali June 16, 09 02:19 AM
930.

Dear Friends,
I write you from Tehran. Thanks for all your supports. Please spread our voice to world. every thing in Iran has been blocked. Internet almost doesn't work for ordinary people and cellphone text message is down from just the day before election!! and satelite TVs are disturbed.
that was not just a "cheating". that was a shameless COUP against people's vote.
"Lier governments may abide but force governments ...no way"
whatever happens finally, we want all people in world understand what is really
in our minds

Posted by B.A June 16, 09 02:19 AM
931.

Iranian people are not TERRORISTS.They are the most civilized people in the Middle east for sure. they are fighting.

Posted by m.p June 16, 09 02:20 AM
932.

Hope this 30 years dictatorship in Iran finish soon. A goverment whose basemen is on lie and blood is controled by butchers.
wish for a free Iran.

Posted by Amir June 16, 09 02:21 AM
933.

Down with Islamic Republic of Iran

Posted by Saman June 16, 09 02:24 AM
934.

I don't know what will happen to us or who will hear us
THEY ARE KILLING OUR BELIEF AND US

Posted by sahar June 16, 09 02:25 AM
935.

Dear all
Mahmud Ahmadi Nejad is previous president. Now, Mousavi is Iranian's president. please don't name Ahmadi Nejad by title of president

Posted by mehrdad June 16, 09 02:28 AM
936.

please see us i live in Iran I'm a girl
Mahmoud is a big liar.ahmadinejad is a big liar.we don't want him.
please visit it.
http://sibefars.iranblog.com/
all of us voted because we didn't want Mahmoud.
we don't want to live in isolation.

Posted by bita June 16, 09 02:28 AM
937.

Wow, the people in Iran take democracy seriously. The election in the USA in 2000 was a complete sham, but Americans just sat on their asses. The rioting that's happening in Iran may be ugly on the surface, but there is something amazingly uplifting about it. The democratic spirit is alive in Iran. In contrast democracy is dead in the USA, because Americans don't care and won't stand up for themselves.

Posted by Ken June 16, 09 02:29 AM
938.

help me i am iranian ahmadi nejad is bad president

Posted by HEAT June 16, 09 02:29 AM
939.

where is our votes????????????

Posted by peyman June 16, 09 02:29 AM
940.

Iranians are not surprised by the photo #29...thats who we all are...we are one...fed up of being oppressed by bunch of religious control freaks....the policemen are ordinary citizens in armor and may well join in since it pains them to beat up of the people......its not so hard to understand...only the millions that this regime has supported financially since the Iran - Iraq war through their religious foundations continue to support this regime....it is mafia at state level...one that mony stops so will their support for this oppressive regime.

Posted by Bobby Dinero June 16, 09 02:30 AM
941.

I pride Iranian . I am Iranian I hate Dictator and Ahmadinejad 's way

Posted by Mahta June 16, 09 02:31 AM
942.

they ( goverment ) killed many people yesterday night in azadi ave.

Posted by nana June 16, 09 02:33 AM
943.

Thanks for disperseing these photoes.Local media never broadcast such things. World must carefully watch wat is happening here. International organizations should take thier responsibility on what is happening in Iran.

Posted by Shahrooz June 16, 09 02:33 AM
944.

world!!!!! SOS
SOS

Posted by iranian June 16, 09 02:34 AM
945.

Iranian people and the rest of the arab world deserve freedom.......!

Keep fighting people....

Viva IRAN !!!!

LatinYork.com

Posted by Juan Medina June 16, 09 02:35 AM
946.

damn this BASIJ

Posted by BIOBA June 16, 09 02:35 AM
947.

Reply to #867, you claim to be a Musavi fan but now you're linking this vast movement to "westerners" who provoked this....I'm guessing Mr. Musavi doesn't need fans like you who insult millions of people and their civilized protest with a paranoind conspiracy theory. If YOU claim to know the rules of democracy, I'm sure you know that respecting others is the first one.

Posted by B June 16, 09 02:38 AM
948.

this screams lost, depraved, sinfully lost....

Posted by Godisholy June 16, 09 02:39 AM
949.

these are some fantastic photos. unfortunately it takes incidents like this to allow the photos to exist.
as for people saying about how america is dealing with it? ever thought about 'not dealing' with it?

Posted by mkorea June 16, 09 02:40 AM
950.

Thank you for supporting us
I am from Iran and I believe there is no solution
We fight for freedom Iran

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 02:40 AM
951.

I ask all those with an unbiased attitude towards Iran to compare the 85% percent participation to the last presidency election which was less than 60%. During the 4 years ruling of this party the participation decreased even further (e.g. Parliment Elections, due to vast diqualification of the Reformists). Now tell me WHY these people, about 25% of them who had refused to vote in the past, came back to vote?! to hail the current president?! why didn't they do it during these 4 years then? They came because, just like last US election, they wanted CHANGE. That's why everyone in Iran is certain that the results are fishy....

Posted by B June 16, 09 02:42 AM
952.

I'm iranian and I participate in demonstrations, I dont accept this election, and I fight for my opinion, I expect U to support us

Posted by MM June 16, 09 02:43 AM
953.

I had vote for the first time and I want to know where is my vote ?
Why r u liying to people ?
our government kill people with no pitty last day they killed an old man in Tabriz .
I am really sorry I can not help my crying for my dear country and people
Iran is a good country but with the most hate full governments

Posted by sahar June 16, 09 02:44 AM
954.

Please pray for us, we all hate this mad man (Ahmadi nejad) in Iran, our beautiful Iran is destroying, we hate them and we fight for the liberty. You people in all over the world know that the election was a fraud

Posted by Mojgan June 16, 09 02:44 AM
955.

I'm an American, and proud to see the noble Persian people fight and die and struggle for their freedom. My contempt for the secret police, which is no better under the Ayatollah then the Shah's SAVAK, beating the unarmed and innocent, knows no bounds. Fight back, Iranians, with everything you've got. Take your nation back from the mullahs, the "dignity police" and the scum that oppress you. Once you get a modern, sensible government we can be friends and trading partners again, and we Americans might even be able to forgive the grave insult of invading our sovereign embassy and holding our people hostage. We owed you a war for that, and I feel we have acted with great restraint.

Posted by Paul June 16, 09 02:45 AM
956.

please help our ,help our, help our.

Posted by parisa June 16, 09 02:46 AM
957.

I find the comments saying 'there is nothing we can do, we must let it run its course,' to be disturbing and inhumane. While it may indeed be wrong to interfere in another country's election procedures, what we are seeing here is a human rights violation. Iran is a nation of thoughtful, peaceful people, Ahmedinejad's rhetoric notwithstanding, and it will be as wrong to stand aside and allow people to be brutalized by the government in this situation as it would in any other.

I found the sequence of the Mousavi supporters rescuing the policeman particularly affecting. I am sure this will come off as self-righteous to those who disagree, but this is the spirit of humanity that the rest of the world should be showing. Regardless of the politics, you try to help someone who's in danger.

Posted by El Harlo June 16, 09 02:47 AM
958.

To the world: Look at these pictures ,carefully.There goes what the truth is.Look at the worried eyes of that mother taking care of her daughter against policemen(???), a cry from heart of that red scarf girl, the terror made by police and armed forces among young protestors crying for the freedom,the courage of women to attack invadors to people's rights...No other revolution in Iran...People fight for their rights...for their lives...

Posted by Jeorge June 16, 09 02:48 AM
959.

hi every body
i am an iranian
we are not safey here and snug. i am thankful for your kinds and simpathy.
all of us know that :
the end of darkness is whitness

Posted by bahar June 16, 09 02:48 AM
960.

To the Iranian People : solidarity from Israel. fight for your freedom, never let your voice be suppressed in any way, and reclaim you country and freedom.

With sincere solidarity,
Ran
Tel-Aviv, Israel

Posted by Ran, Israel June 16, 09 02:52 AM
961.

I'm an Iranian Youth . i was among people who demonstrated against lie and selfishness of Ahmadinejad . all of Iranians love their country & culture and also their religion "Islam" , but they hate lie and people who know themselves as Islam's representative like Ahmadinejad .
also , we don't need help of any foreign government especially western countries because unfortunately we have had bad memories of this kind of interferes and it's clear that they are looking for their interests in Iran . this is an internal issue and people of Iran finally will achieve their demands via democratic methods slowly and step by step . the reality is this . i should give my best thanks to the people from all over the world from US , ... because of their sympathy and solidarity .

Posted by Zeinedin Ahmadi June 16, 09 02:52 AM
962.

We need your help........
im live in iran and every thing is bad.
ahmadinejad is a lier.....he kills all of the young people

Posted by Masoud June 16, 09 02:54 AM
963.

to comment on 810
the army lied to me and said you should wear the veil to protect from extremists.

Posted by Ryan Schaeffer June 16, 09 02:55 AM
964.

all of may family and all my friends chose mr mir hosein mosavie in the iran vote and i can't belive this kind of result . please do something

Posted by mvau1386 June 16, 09 02:57 AM
965.

where is my Vote?

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 02:58 AM
966.

I could have never imagined that there is such a spirit and a love of freedom in Iran but what we have seen through these video clips is that there is enough of a spark to change the course of that country for years so come. I'm afraid that they will have to do this without the support of the current Obama administration. Sadly they have taken a wait and see approach just in case this might effect negatively their poll numbers. I pray for those who long to have their country back from tyranny.
May the liberating power of the Gospel penetrate the hearts of these beautiful people

Posted by Daniel June 16, 09 02:59 AM
967.

attention all people around the world
look how these dictators ( Khamenei & Ahmadi nejad) treat Iranians.
look how they intrude universities in day and dorms in night.
look how they suppress men and women with baton and tear gas.
these dictators have hired relentless Lebanese mercenaries to suppress people.
all kinds of communications has been restricted in Iran since election day.
please tell everyone you know about the happenings in iran.

Posted by mehrdad June 16, 09 03:01 AM
968.

My message to the Iranian people...
Fight for your freedom. Fight hard..
Why? ( I strongly believe)
Because if the present leaders remain in power and continue to develop nuclear weapons. The bombing of your nuclear facilities will occur in the near future.

Posted by Ken NYC June 16, 09 03:02 AM
969.

why no body react to these violence? Why White house,England and other countries just look at these scenes? This government is killing us in Iran. Why nobody answer to their attac?
We ask the world to support us and do not let these animals to hit us and kill us like this.

Posted by Mahsa June 16, 09 03:02 AM
970.

please help Iranian People, we need the all countries help to protect us.
Ahmadi Nejad is falsman.

Posted by taraneh June 16, 09 03:03 AM
971.

salam bar shoma iranian
I'm a born iranien girl that never want to leave my sweet persia but evil came to peaceful persia our iran and we lost everything we hope for.we have a rich History
and I'm proud to be part of it but then revolution happend and 30years of pain leaving style no freedom and no rights.I pray to god that 1 day the iranian people standing up against this ayatullahs and islamist Extremism and to walk on the street 's without vail and a woman rights ,young generation can leave in freedom.
Fight like Cyruz.like the kings of persia never give up you will make history.I was 10 when my dad left iran and i promised my self after 30y missing iran so much i will walk free on the street of iran and scream freedom forever .god bless you all may your dreams .come true and field with joy+love PIRUZ IRAN ....

Posted by zuzu Abedini June 16, 09 03:04 AM
972.

please safe us... please help us... pplease safe our poor peaple

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 03:04 AM
973.

#867 your comment was veryyyyyy childish. Try to come up with a better reasoning to support the maniac called Ahmadinejad. What ever the result of this riot , it has sent the message to Ahmadinejad , and the supreme leader and his friends that " you have expired!" and cannot continue as before, cannot mess-up with people's lives, economy beliefs, future. We have only one Iran and it belongs to us, the people , not not to some twigs and thorns like you. Iran has survived all the ups and downs for more than 2500 years. We will overcome you!

Posted by irani June 16, 09 03:07 AM
974.

I iam iranian...i love my country...BUT....just tell me where is my vote?
GIVE IT BACK TO ME....

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 03:09 AM
975.

where is my vote?????

Posted by hrt June 16, 09 03:09 AM
976.

Saw these images and participated myself in such a revolt in my own country, Romania, in 1989 when dictatorial regime was tear apart in violent revolution and transmitted on all the world directly. And yes, usual the dictators will manipulate elections just to fulfill their power desires. Finally they are judged by the people. In a free country, nothing is more important than free of speach and press liberty. Lacking of these two will determine violent riots instead of paceful meetings. What a shame there must onest patriot people to die to show the right path and overthrone these monsters.

IRAN, I am with you. God bless people of IRAN and other countries where people fights for their rights.

Posted by Vasile Braileanu June 16, 09 03:10 AM
977.

My feeling is that this time it is not going to stop. This is a movement which started since 1979 and went parallel to the Islamic republic establishment. It has been intensified a number of times but everytime it has been suppressed. This is a generation which is highly intelligent and educated. These are young men and women who want freedom, who want to reform their political and social structure. These are the people who want to get rid of false ideals . Salute to you all beautiful humans. stand tall.

Posted by Ed Raki June 16, 09 03:11 AM
978.

we live in a dictator society.we cant talk.but this time we cant take it any longer.
we are tired.
we dont hate american people.we dont hate any people.
we love americans.
we want to have relationship with american people.if our governors let.

Posted by bita June 16, 09 03:11 AM
979.

Iam an Iranian and proud of myself to see this comments about my people in this pages. we need the support of you guys in all around the world you see how they behave their own people. ahmadinejad is a doll being played by some dangerous people

Posted by vahid m June 16, 09 03:12 AM
980.

I am an Iranian student of Amirkabir (politechnique) university of tehran we want to protest in valiasr square

we want to protest without violence but today 16 july ahmadinejad fans threat to kill people in valiasr square

so today
word will wach our blood for freedom
we fight for our freedoom we die for freedom
please support our fight

Posted by ali June 16, 09 03:18 AM
981.

keeep fighting , go go go ..... fire.....

Posted by mayssam June 16, 09 03:18 AM
982.

I never submitted any comments when reading the news online, but this situation in Iran just touched me somehow. So I will submit my first comment in support for the Iranian protesters who support the opposition party.

Posted by Brian June 16, 09 03:18 AM
983.

I'm Iranian , live in Tehran , Just wanna support us (all around the world )....


The big question :
Tell me , where is my vote ?!!!!

Posted by Zohreh June 16, 09 03:19 AM
984.

I'm an Iraniam too,but I love my elected president Dr. Mahmud Ahmadinejad.
He has a lot of fans both in Iran and out of that.He's brave and in favor of people,and not in favor of money.
And I offer foreigners to deal with the awful condition of their own countries rather than interfering with Iran's affairs.
'IT"S POSSIBLE,WE CAN'

Posted by Saeed June 16, 09 03:19 AM
985.

Please god let this be the revolution we have been waiting for. Be strong people, don´t let them bit you down , don´t let the blood shed be for nothing. I wish I was there whit you my sisters and brothers.

Posted by Mari June 16, 09 03:23 AM
986.

From Iran:
I'm in tears after reviewing all these photos and all these messages. We don't have any media by ourselves and every website which write and report our resistance and protest news gets filtered. These pictures can play a major roll in sending our voice to the whole world.
Do not believe the election results which has been reported from Iranian national websites and media.... ask your governments Not to Accept Ahmadinezhad as Iranian Presidant........
Do not leave us alone...

Posted by Raha June 16, 09 03:24 AM
987.

who dare to call iraninan people terrorist from now on? can you see that we are under attack?
never call iraninan nation terrorist. it's ahmadinejad's government that should call terrorist.

Posted by MAKAN June 16, 09 03:24 AM
988.

GOD DAMN AHMADI NEJAD

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 03:25 AM
989.

I live in Tehran. I live in the middle of riots. I haven't seen this violence from iranian government in my life, even my father and mother haven't seen it by Pahlavi regime. I believe that this is a coup in Iran. Ahmadinezhad wants war in middle east. He wants to become a unique power in middle east. He is a new Hitler.

Posted by Unknown June 16, 09 03:25 AM
990.

In 1953 the US orchestrated the overthrow of the democracy in Iran and installed a brutal dictatorship in its place. After 20 years the Iranian people were finally able to shake the US sponsored dictatorship, but they were left with a theocratic government in its wake. Had the US left Iran's democracy alone we might not be witnessing the sort of thing that's happening in Iran today and might instead have seen a flourishing democracy there. Also, because of the fraudulent elections in the US in 2000 that put the loser of that election in power, and the consecutive election fraud in 2004 that kept him in office, the US has no moral high ground from which to criticize the elections in Iran.

Posted by Jackson June 16, 09 03:26 AM
991.

to the people of Iran...my thoughts and prayers are with you amidst these turmoils in your homeland, we are also watching the developments here in the Philippines...your courage and spirit would show and paved the way., for what you really are.... Beautiful and Free!!!!!!

Posted by andy t. June 16, 09 03:26 AM
992.

Men,women and children of Iran,rise up! and fight for your freedom, our choosen leaders have disappointed us,they have invested hatered amongst us its high time they should learn that Democracy is the way foward.Go to the streets and demonstrate,we did it in kenya,the most dreaded one in a life time,thousands were mourled by our trigger happy security forces.We support you fully!
"People will fight"

Posted by Daniel Otieno from Nairobi Kenya June 16, 09 03:26 AM
993.

Iraqi people get to vote for whomever they choose and their votes are actually counted.
The Iranians just want the same thing.
This is proof that Bush's strategy of allowing Freedom to defeat Islamic Militant Expansionism was the correct path.
Once people have had a taste of Freedom it is impossible to uncrack that egg. The next thing you know, all of the nieghbors want Freedom too.

Posted by Randy June 16, 09 03:29 AM
994.

My beloved motherland Iran deserves a better government, that’s why I will participate in the presidential election. Iranian citizens all over the world care and want the best for Iran.

Posted by ali June 16, 09 03:29 AM
995.

Dear Iranian's
It is not just about your president because any of them is always as little as puppet in hands of your religious leaders.God bless you . I hope you guys succeed

Posted by Europe June 16, 09 03:30 AM
996.

here is our country, u see where we live!!!...i cant say any thing, but i dont know why the thears in my eye whole of these years...

Posted by mina June 16, 09 03:34 AM
997.

It is always easy to criticize how our governement reacts to this but we the American people don't always get to see the big picture so I have always thought it is best not to judge and wait and get the real story. The US should back any group of people who want their government to be fair and give them a better life. It is very brave of the rebeling group to show their anger and disgust. It only shows that the people want changes in their lives. This is a very dangerous time for us to enter into Iran and help. I think Obama is correct. This is an Iranian problem and our interference would only make things more difficult.

Posted by Pam June 16, 09 03:34 AM
998.

European Union and the U.S Must NOT accept Ahmadinejad as the Iranian President. He is a massive lier, and no visa should be given to him, they must come to help the Iranians at this point of time.

Posted by Saber June 16, 09 03:34 AM
999.

I am an Iranian girl 22, yesterday I was in Enghelab street,our people are tired of lies and decieves that this president with the support of Ayatollah Khameneyi and Basij and Sepah do, they keep everything in their hands the natural sources and the medie and wealth of this country,We want freedom plus our wealth in our hands,they just lie and kill the people who talk and then they simply say nothing in the tv,they lable us destroyers,PLease Help us to find out where is our vote?where is our oil? where is our natural sources? we dont want nuclear engeries,why? they had filtered all the sites why they had arrested active politicians?why they had attarcked the universitues?

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 03:37 AM
1000.

God Bles U

Posted by VIVA FROEVER June 16, 09 03:40 AM
1001.

Hey You! Don't tell me there's no hope at all,
TOGETHER WE STAND,
DIVIDED WE FALL!

Posted by HOPE June 16, 09 03:45 AM
1002.

the ahmadinejad's government's purposes is beyond just existing four other years. He wants to change the islamic republic to the islamic dictatorship. he wants to have the permanent power to be chosen and choose anyone he and the leader khameneie wants. this is the issue people are dying for and wont accept. all the world should help and react to this illegal and dictating reform.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 03:47 AM
1003.

WE STAND FOR WHAT'S RIGHT!


I am an Iranian girl and I have seen these sceneries in street ,I was there I have seen with my own eyes when my people ,my friends ,no matter who they are ;women, weak old people or even teenagers ,who ever they are beaten by these savages. But We Are Stand for What's right, for our human rights, for our freedom which we have never had in Iran since 30years ago. Just kindly ask all of our friends all over the world try to help us by publishing our pictures and news ,…otherwise this is all falling on deaf ears, we need all of the world understand we are human with big heart and brave but don't forget that the enemy is powerful ,no matter if they kill all of us ,we are here to fight with each cells and last blood drop in our body and we Never, ever stop or lose our human side which is brilliantly captured by the photo of the rioter helping the policeman. Wish us the best of luck.

Posted by Mahtab June 16, 09 03:49 AM
1004.

Great photo essay. Keep it up.

Posted by Sam June 16, 09 03:49 AM
1005.

Ahmadinejad is a real dictator in Iran. His power is growing in a bad manner and no one can stop him in close future. Basij and his other defeanders start to hit and even kill people in Tehran and other big cities. They're tearing every protester down...

Posted by Esma'eel June 16, 09 03:52 AM
1006.

i am from Iran i live in a religious city every day i hear news and i cant do any thing just feel pity and sorrow what would happen for Iran?what destiny ?freedom is the only basic right that we don't have in this country if we talk against the government and their acts jail and gallows is reaction of government..!

Posted by fatima June 16, 09 03:53 AM
1007.

Hello: these are the ones who are waist to the murder of youth and loved ones. The man and dragged him bloody s approved by European and American countries that are only think about their own interests in every way. And not to think about freedom and human rights.

Posted by amin of iran-tehran June 16, 09 03:57 AM
1008.

I am writing from Iran, In the middle of battle, and I should thank for a good and impressive selection which very good reflects what we are experiencing nowadays.
Just one notification:
The subtitle of photo 24 is completely wrong. As it is mentioned in the subtitle of other photos, these men are security forces and the besiji militia which are dressed like normal people and carry different sorts of weapons. They are the most dangerous threat for people. As people can not distinguish them easily, they would disperese among people and suddenly they start to kill and beat violantly.

Posted by Shirin June 16, 09 04:00 AM
1009.

we love Iran a free Iran Islamic Rep of , But in aright way people should have democracy and freedom to Speak, which we dont have! people are executed and being hanged without even being given the right to defend themselves especially the Baluchis! Do you think all the killings in Baluchistan are done for fun! no this are very good people they love people but they are killed like goats being shot with no merci! what do you expect! all should keep Quite? no at least one Person will sacrify himself to defend his Tribes men, it all happened During this 4 years of Dictator ship! Now all The Baluchis are seen as killers even those who are not even aware of whats going on! please the World Help this innocent people!! there killed becouse there Sunni Believers!!! Help The People Of Baluchistan And All IRAN in General!! WE NEED THE FREEDOM TO LIVE FREELY!!

By A Baluchi Lady

aware of these killings!!!! please about this!!

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 04:02 AM
1010.

Congratulations for the amazing pictures. Can Boston.com just blur the faces, in order to protect people?

Posted by Lionel June 16, 09 04:05 AM
1011.

I am an Israeli and wanted to say to the Iranian people: dont let this crazy man take you down... leting him represent you gives you bad name and makes you look at the eays of the world like a premative and hatefull country, which I am sure you are not. be strong and dont give up!

Posted by Michal- Israel June 16, 09 04:05 AM
1012.

Please People of Iran with due respect stand up and be counted for your rights, God bless those who promote peace.

Posted by dano June 16, 09 04:06 AM
1013.

peace peace

Posted by Janet June 16, 09 04:07 AM
1014.

I am an Iranian physician living in the US. I was in Iran when there was protest from students fighting for their rights in Tehran in 1999. I know that young, open minded, energetic people in Iran who had no role in bringing Mollahs, are thirsty for freedom, human rights. I know that Iranian people are very brave and ready to fight, at this time they don't have any better leader to direct their anger. They want to change the regim. All these news and pictures just remind me of the time of revolution in Iran. At that time, I was a teenager fighting for freedom and human rights that was missing in Shah's regim, but it is much worse, this is not what we wanted

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 04:08 AM
1015.

This is our country , our home ...

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 04:11 AM
1016.

It's good pic's, thank's Global Boston...

Posted by michael June 16, 09 04:11 AM
1017.

Hey Mr. President, if 24 million people voted for you, why do u kill them all in the streets.. is this the way you celebrate your victory?

Posted by Asal June 16, 09 04:11 AM
1018.

we are all fighting here, to get our true right.
we will not stop fighting till we get that.
wish us luck, we really need it

Posted by Layla June 16, 09 04:12 AM
1019.

i don have anything to say, its a BIG SHAME on ahmadi nejad, how can u kill ur brothers and sisters?? u don have any GOD, u just pretend u are a religious, U don belive in GOD SHAME ON u.

Posted by annie June 16, 09 04:12 AM
1020.

Reply to 867, what Musavi and his supporters do is not against democracy. Vote of poeple is stolen! This is the problem. People are protesting aginst dictatorship and fraud and what they are doing is not childish at all. They fell betrayed!

Posted by Pegah June 16, 09 04:13 AM
1021.

I'm not Iranian but I live in Iran some time earlier. I know how good is the Iranian people and I fully support their right to live in freedom in a democratic state that respects the human right. Iranians are living under a regime that they don't belong to. They are different than their government in every aspect.

I have badly judged Iranians when I though that they were too weak to make THE CHANGE. Fortunately today, Iranians made me wrong and Iranian people “ARE MAKING THE CHANGE TODAY”. Let's all stand up with a big respect to all those who are spending their days and nights in the streets and who are bravely refusing what is been imposed on them from the dictator's regime for tens of years. And let's not forget for sure THE MARTYRS OF THE NEW REVOLUTION who have passed while defending their rights and their sons and daughters rights. Every drop of blood will contribute to freedom… This is how Nations are built!!!

Keep your brave hearts beating until the big mask FALL and the modern Iranian State LIVES.

Posted by Assaad June 16, 09 04:13 AM
1022.

The government calls thease freedom fighters as wretchs and rebbels.
News chanels in Iran dont say a word about thease fights and pretending everything is fine.shame on government leaders.

Posted by KASRA June 16, 09 04:14 AM
1023.

Is this really my country ? Iran ? Who is killing my brother and sisters in the streets ? Please help us , Support us , we want all the world to here our voice !

Posted by Ali June 16, 09 04:15 AM
1024.

I am an Iranian American, I had written Iran off in my mind thinking that there is no hope of redemption for Iran during my lifetime. I knew of the brutality that emanates from religious extremism manipulated by unscrupulous self interest. It is the worst kind. Totally desensitized, deprived of any compassion, empathy, love and respect for human dignity.
I see it clearly in these pictures, but what I find encouraging, is equally strong or even stronger forces of justice, and standing up for one's belief and rights, and not to play the victim.
I hope this is just the beginning of the end of theocracy in Iran, because in reality Mousavi is just an excuse, and he is from exactly the same establishment that AhmadiNejad comes from. The problem lies with the whole idea of an entity called "Supreme Leader" who is above the law and is considered in posession of divine authority.
I have to admit that Mousavi may be slightly more realistic than AhmadiNejad, who lives in a dream land who is dismissing these riots as the crowd unruliness after a Footbal (Soccer) game.
In the hope of the day when rational mind overcomes blind immitation.

Posted by Ba Doa June 16, 09 04:21 AM
1025.

i live in tehran,i like ur pics cuz it shows whats going on in iran,
i hope other ppl from the all countries see this pics and understand that we dont want ahmadi jenad and we dont accept him as a president

Posted by protester June 16, 09 04:21 AM
1026.

My name is Babak and I live in Iran.
I read your comments and I must say, I am so grateful to see these kind words from people all around the world, mostly Americans.
And I must say something to "Mohammad Alnasir" who wrote the comment 796. The Iranian people are friends with western people, especially American people. On the contrary, they hate Arabs. Arabs conquered my country in the first place, burnt down our libraries and ordered my people to speak Arabic and demolished the most civilized empire of that time which was the Persian Empire. "Ahmadi Nejad" and his hardliner friends try to do the same thing that you "Arabs" did to us long time ago. We resist and we will never succumb. Your Islam not the true Islam ("The deviated version") which is just a sign of terror and horror would not last in my country anymore. We do not even need your comments about our beloved country "Iran".
They have killed dozens of unarmed people since Friday and they will be killing more in the name of "Islam". They attacked university campuses; open fired on people and injured pregnant women. The Iranian people vote for "Mousavi" to get rid of this tyrant, liar and deluded creature which is called "Ahmadi Nejad". Everybody is equal in the eyes of God and I believe that is the only religion which sounds good to me. My ancestors' believed in "Good will", "Good saying" and "Good act" and real Iranians, not these "Basijis" and "Hardliners" who are more proud to be an Arab and Muslim than being an Iranian, follow their ancestor's believes.


Posted by Babak June 16, 09 04:22 AM
1027.

This kind of election result can be avoided by an iron fist or by a system that has earned the trust of the people.

Posted by jack1 June 16, 09 04:23 AM
1028.

heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelppppp iranian pleaasee!

Posted by amir June 16, 09 04:23 AM
1029.

Never i let u alone IRAN

Posted by Hesam June 16, 09 04:25 AM
1030.

Now or never.This is what we should say.Do not give up.This will never come again.This is the time.Now

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 04:27 AM
1031.

Hey World Help Us
Police Killed people.
They are Fascism.
Please HELP :(

Posted by Danial June 16, 09 04:27 AM
1032.

I live in tehran and thanks for your supports,
unfortunately people dies everyday in iran ,
They(mollas) ruin iraninan culture and freedom in this 30 years , we need your help and supports more than ever .
Thanks for your care about our people .

Posted by shervin June 16, 09 04:27 AM
1033.

I live in tehran and thanks for your picturs.
we have not any media here and govermant contorol all information,but we believe that freedon is win at last.
we stand up and fight with darkness.

Posted by P.PAOLO June 16, 09 04:27 AM
1034.

1. I guess its not about the specific politics of moussawi*, thats just a part of it.

Its about a revolution.

2. People fo Iran, we are with you!

If I could Id fight with you. I´ll do my best as a german to boycott every form of economic exchange between my country and yours that could benefit the f*cking cowards.

* funny: as we all come from different countries with different translations we all right every name differently : )

Posted by Sebastian June 16, 09 04:29 AM
1035.

Dear My Fellow American Friends I am an Iranian and i am very glad to see such a comments from you.As a lot of you have netioned We Iraniuan are like other people un the world and we just want peace and liberti and living normal life.I should mention that 60% of Iran population is under 28 and they are more liberal than before and this Regime is not favorable for them but the problem is that they have been suppressed badly and they don't have any free media or newspaper to express themselves.Amongst all of this comments I read a comment #806 saying that Itmy be the real result that it is not true.There has been fraudulent before and our election system is not democratic and right and we are trying to fix it some how but at the other side they are quite ruthless and have a lot of filter for candidates and the amazing part is that even with this they cheated on people and that was so obvious that people are so angry about it.And they to express their defiant.

Posted by keivan June 16, 09 04:31 AM
1036.

God Bless U ,Iran

Posted by Nanthinee June 16, 09 04:31 AM
1037.

the ahmadinejad's government's purposes is beyond just staying for 4 more years. he urges to change the islamic republic to islamic dictatorship, and the leader khameneyee is with him to do this after 30 years of passing from iran's revolution and having the power over many things. this is the reason that the people are dying. ahmadinejad wants to have a permanent dictatory and is trying to make himself more powerful day by day.
we wont let our people to be useless. we will fight for our rights against the dictators.

Posted by masoud June 16, 09 04:31 AM
1038.

I thanks you for showing the world these horrible pictures.....

where is our vote? Ahmadi nejad is a tiny dictator....we hate him...
UN plz help us....

Posted by Fatima June 16, 09 04:32 AM
1039.

Let's help the people of Iran by doing nothing. BRILLIANT! Obama is a genius. Now let's all watch as the people with guns oppress those without.

Posted by Jim D June 16, 09 04:32 AM
1040.

We need an international support.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 04:33 AM
1041.

down with ahmadi nezhed

Posted by soheil June 16, 09 04:34 AM
1042.

DOWN WITH DICTATOR (AHMADI NEJAD)
AHMADI NEJAD IS LYER !

Posted by F In Tehran June 16, 09 04:36 AM
1043.

Dear Iranians,

Our hearts felt so much for you................. fighting for justice ,peace and freedom is something most important than anything to live with.We wish you to acheive the best goverment who govern less..........a free and democratic world with equality ,justice, fredom and prosperity.
Infact ,the world is so frustrated with fanatic words of Akmadinjah.So autocratic and dictator he is, in the way he speaks in front of the world. He can reap and offer only hate and animosity to Iranians from the world around. He had spoiled and ruined one of the most rich and prosperous country -named PERSIA. In the History of the World Persia is having a most prestigious position , but getting ruined by the so called fanatics of religions. You the young people of Iran have the sole right to fight , to bring back all the glories of the past Persians.
We the world are with you........................... and wish you all the best , to get the most liberalised , open minded and brotherly ruler in the very nearest future........................ May Almighty God be with you alllllllllllll.............

Posted by Judeal June 16, 09 04:37 AM
1044.

There are no words.

Posted by Dani June 16, 09 04:38 AM
1045.

UN Please help us :( they want to destroy all of us :( they are devil !!!!!!
a Persian person in Iran !

Posted by Nima June 16, 09 04:38 AM
1046.

where is my vote???

Posted by rosa June 16, 09 04:39 AM
1047.

We Iranian people ouside of Iran support this protest and we want our vote to be taken back !!! Our true president is Mr . Mousavi . Iranian people have been cheated by Ahmadinejad . He is a low class individual of Iran and he is a big liar and in a better word Master of cheating in Iran . He is the first fake presiedent who stood up the nation of Iran to bring a real dictator . We do not let Ahmadinejad to win ! We do not let him to shut us up ! Down with Ahmadinejad !

Posted by Leila June 16, 09 04:40 AM
1048.

I am addressing you, Supreme Leader!
People will never forget and forgive you for weaving your destiny with liars, cheaters and murderess. If you continue this scandal, you better say farewell to Islam, never mind your dictatorship.

Posted by Alborz June 16, 09 04:41 AM
1049.

Please help these helpless people!

Posted by Sasha June 16, 09 04:42 AM
1050.

The children of generations to come will see picture #29 in their history books one day. What a powerful image.

Posted by Matt June 16, 09 04:42 AM
1051.

"MAJORITY IS IMPORTANT"

Where is my Vote? this question is asked by people who havent voted for Mr. Ahmadinejad. Many people have voted for Mr. Ahmadinejad and i know them. If Mr. Ahmadinejad would have lost the election i would have been disappointed but would have accepted that the majority of people want some other contender to come. But i dont know why the people who havent voted for Mr. Ahmadinejad are not accepting the fact that the "MAJORITY IS IMPORTANT".

The person who gets the majority of votes is the president. I am saying this for the people who dont understant/who dont want to understand.

Thanks

Posted by Kurosh June 16, 09 04:45 AM
1052.

I AM IN IRAN. THE GOVERNMENT (dictator) isolated the country from the world but these events show that we are approach absolute democrasy and we hate islamic government.thank you for the best picturse. resently we are lookinh foregn news channels.

Posted by masroor June 16, 09 04:45 AM
1053.

we need need help from all people who confirm freedom & democracy
we hope to make a fundamental change in our fate
help us
dont leave us alone
a young protester

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 04:47 AM
1054.

Leadership(khamenei) of Iran is more dangerous of Binladan if he gets more power or Iran take nuclear power.
People battle with eachother for presenditial election but essential target is ruin of dictator (khamenei) in Iran

Posted by hadi June 16, 09 04:51 AM
1055.

Dear all,

Yesterday we were at demonstrations; Blind violence killed and injured many people when they began shooting to crowd with AK-47. people did not attacked him, but just passing in front of Hardliner's Basij door. Today government confirmed 7 killed and more than 30 persons injured but declared them as attackers to Basij!!!
Today crowd will gather in Valiasr Sq but at morning a governmental newspaper declared an appointment for hardline militia to go against people. I expect a fierce riot today, though people insisting on calm demonstratin.

PLEASE cover the truth in Iran while we have no SMS, No mobile network, no internet .... we are bloacked and braced!

Please inform the world about the tragedy!


Posted by Nima June 16, 09 04:51 AM
1056.

iran too sad ....... iran want ur help world....... they dont stop kill pepole

Posted by shabnam June 16, 09 04:54 AM
1057.

Mr Ahmadi nejad,you talked about absolute freedom and friendship,so where are they?who can be a BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG lier but you. I hope you the worst days and future .God can not help you too

Posted by sahar June 16, 09 04:56 AM
1058.

I'm from Iran and I wish to thank you all for these thoughtful supporting comments I read here.

I didn't vote, I didn't/don't believe there is a democracy in Iran and therefore the election is just a show. This last presidential election proved me that I was just right. It was a big FRAUD.

I don't want to be ruled by Islam or any other religious govt; I want democracy...

Posted by Mahdi June 16, 09 04:58 AM
1059.

how hatefull our goverment is!
just Slogan:
"HOPE THE RIGHTS WIN THE FALSE"
BE CAREFULL MY PEOPLE

Posted by Jasmine June 16, 09 04:58 AM
1060.

we dont have conecting.....sms ...any sait....and voa tv bbc tv .... ahmadi nejad if u dont have any problem with pepol why DC evrythings?? stop lia

Posted by shabnam June 16, 09 05:01 AM
1061.

@ 782 and others painting this struggle in vivid primary colours, remember that Mousavi has been part of the Iranian political establishment since the revolution, and Prime Minister during the Iran/Iraq war. He is not a standard bearer for Western liberal democracy, and even if he was ultimate power, and in particular foreign and nuclear policy, lies with their supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Mousavi is however a better choice, not being a delusional, (perhaps borderline psychotic), religious bigot who celebrates his own ignorance and lack of any intellectual curiosity. In this respect Ahmadinejad is the perfect mirror image of the previous president of the US.

Iran and the Republican Party in the US are both examples of the pernicious effects of religion on politics. Once a political movement believes they are doing God's work, reason and logic leave immediately by the back door, and the movement soon regards its opponents not as honourable people, but as unprincipled at best, or agents of Satan at worst. I would not like to comment on which of these two is the biggest threat to World peace, but have the (perhaps utopian) hope that the American conservatives who are commenting so vividly on this here, might soon become equally determined to put their own house in order.

Posted by James June 16, 09 05:03 AM
1062.

I am an Iranian woman. Please tell the people around the world what happens in Iran is the result of constant dictatorship, terror and suppressing the very right of human beings. Don't leave Iranians alone. We need the support of the whole world. Don't legitimize Ahmadinejad. He is a liar and his regime is a dictator regime. They cheated in the election and they want to stay in power to suppress people even more. Ahmadinejad is suppressing us with force, with fire and shooting. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

Posted by Hoda June 16, 09 05:03 AM
1063.

It's an huge victory for us (Iranians), we've started a new way that we didn't go there in last 30 years.
Viva Tehran's rioters

Posted by Arash June 16, 09 05:04 AM
1064.

its sad indeed!
these riots and all-why cant there be peace?
why dont people accept the results and stay peacefully?

Posted by anil84 June 16, 09 05:04 AM
1065.

no with islamik republik iran.viva demokrati for IRAN.

Posted by hamid akbari June 16, 09 05:05 AM
1066.

Dear people of the world,

thanks for your support and prayers, we Iranians are fighting for democracy as what your fathers did years ago, we would not give up until we restore our pride and democracy, God willing the victory is near.

Posted by persian June 16, 09 05:07 AM
1067.

The Iranian people can not be fooled so many times without saying "Enough"!

Posted by John Ashton June 16, 09 05:12 AM
1068.

These peolpe are heroes. I am proud that we have these heroes in our country.

Posted by Navid June 16, 09 05:13 AM
1069.

Love and Care.. key to universal unity.. May Allah bless Iran..

Posted by Bani Tamim June 16, 09 05:14 AM
1070.

I'm an iranian too. I love Iran but i hate Mir Hossein mousavi because he is responsible for this happenings. They don't want to accept the result of election because they think that all people must be with them

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 05:15 AM
1071.

If this is the Meaning of Freedom,What could be the meaning of violence.
what People should do if the government rub or steal the people vote.

Posted by ali Iran< shiraz June 16, 09 05:16 AM
1072.

...What a day! Neither hot and cold nor!
The clouds dust away the flowers galore!
The nightingale serenades in Pehlavi
To the pale daisies, "Drink Evermore, evermore, evermore"...

Posted by Khayyam June 16, 09 05:16 AM
1073.

to 831:
Dear Aron,
Thanks a million for your kind comments about Iranian people. We have been always honored about our culture and civilization. The main reason why these days freedom-loving people are being killed for, is that they want to select RIGHT but not NIGHT. We want to make our government donate our money in the way of PEACE but not wasting it in the way of training TERRORISTS. We do want to be friend of all the people around the world apart from what their religion is. This is a small part of what we have been learnt. Please keep your fingers crossed for us.

Posted by Fariborz June 16, 09 05:20 AM
1074.

To posting #867:
I'm writing this from Iran and NOT from Tehran but from "outside the capital Tehran".
Mr.Mousavi has not been defeated legaly and legitimately .This election was fraud.I'm about sure that in my province by itself (including rural areas) 75%-80% of the poeple voted for Mousavi.We will not retreat. It is our right to be angry and we will stand for our right to our very last bit of strength.

Posted by shila June 16, 09 05:21 AM
1075.

where is my vote?
WHO CAN ANSWER THIS QUESTION?

Posted by VALO June 16, 09 05:23 AM
1076.

where is the world going to? respect to all freedome wariors

Posted by ahmetsei June 16, 09 05:28 AM
1077.

I'm not Iranian but I live in Iran some time earlier. I know how good is the Iranian people and I fully support their right to live in freedom in a democratic state that respects the human right. Iranians are living under a regime that they don't belong to. They are different than their government in every aspect.

I have badly judged Iranians when I though that they were too weak to make THE CHANGE. Fortunately today, Iranians made me wrong and Iranian people “ARE MAKING THE CHANGE TODAY”. Let's all stand up with a big respect to all those who are spending their days and nights in the streets and who are bravely refusing what is been imposed on them from the dictator's regime for tens of years. And let's not forget for sure THE MARTYRS OF THE NEW REVOLUTION who have passed while defending their rights and their sons and daughters rights. Every drop of blood will contribute to freedom… This is how Nations are built!!!

Keep your brave hearts beating until the big mask FALL and the modern Iranian State LIVES.

Posted by Assaad June 16, 09 05:29 AM
1078.

the leader, Khamene e, is a manna for us, Iranian, at this time. you know nobody can control these semi army forces in Iran and it is just him who can tame their reaction. The game in Iran is different from what some of the comment writers think. In fact, at this time our problem is not the political structure and its efficiency.
By the way, I hope the new leader's decision who asked the supervision entity, Shoraye negahban, works and every thing back to its normal situation.

Posted by hadad June 16, 09 05:29 AM
1079.

they are my brothers and sisters .this is my country .with heros

Posted by zarian June 16, 09 05:30 AM
1080.

I was a teenager of the 60's in the US. So many protested the Viet Nam war ( I believe they called it a conflict to make it sound nicer) that the government finally ended it. Massive amounts of people went to Washington Square! Looking at these pictures reminds me of what I saw then. Have we actually had a generation in the full history of America without someone else's conflict or our own conflict going on? The power of prayer can solve it faster than the physical abuse. God will not turn down those who pray earnestly with a pure heart. My sympathies to the families of those who have lost their lives fighting for what they believe in.

Posted by JillyJean June 16, 09 05:31 AM
1081.

I know the winning of Ahmadinejad is sad for 35% of the Iranians, but this is insane. They think the elections had a problem, I seriously doubt that. I'm not Iranian and Ahmadinejad is my hero too.

Posted by Khawaja June 16, 09 05:31 AM
1082.

LONG LIVE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC
LONG LIVE AHMADINEJAD'S PATH
Mousavei should be imprisoned for his evil plot of overthrowing the Islamic Repbulic.
WE ARE STRONGER!
Don't be fooled. We pro-Islamic Repbulics are times and times more numerous than these pro-Mousavi gangs.
Just a beckon by our Supreme Leader is enough for our tidal human waves to flow and wash these dirts from the streets.
WE ARE STRONGER
LONG LIVE ISLAMIC REPUBLIC
LONG LIVE AHMADINEJAD PATH

Posted by Pro-Ahmadinejad, Lover of Islamic Republic June 16, 09 05:34 AM
1083.

I am sending this message from Tehran.
These bastards named 'Basij' in plain clothes are killing innocent people, even the most talented students studying in the best universities of Tehran.
I hope they and the tyrant regime be wiped out soon.
Amen

Posted by Ramin June 16, 09 05:39 AM
1084.

I am writing from Iran,
Yesterday I have been in the protest we need help from ousid of IRAN because the governoment banded every thing please help us they are killing all the inocent people and no one say any thing I THINK THE WORLD , UN and... all daied
We just need you show the real thing to the world we want democracy and freedom (AHMADINEJAD MUST GO TO HEAL )
If he continue in this way we will blust ourself in his meeting same as what other don in Iraq but be avar we are not TALEBAN (There are no way to free the countery from him and also KAHMENEHEEE!!!

Posted by AA June 16, 09 05:40 AM
1085.

AS an Iranian , I have to Say :((
I Have To cry ABout All My brother sister relatives and .....
They Killed the peace full people like drink a cup of tea !
I Hope Every Country See this and believe that iranian people are completely different from the goverment !!!
Hope another revolution happens :(
PRAY FOR IRAAAAAAAAAAAAAN Pls

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 05:43 AM
1086.

Hi
I Iran’s of this message to the world I
For our freedom to us and we have to be guise of dictators is free to young people are killed us to help Iran News you should mention here is a good position

Posted by soha June 16, 09 05:43 AM
1087.

the only thing they think about their government. iranian supreme leader is like Taleban. 7 people killed. we request the help of worl through UN. 53% of the votes was changed for Ahhmadi nejad who is unlawfully president for the second 4 years. 4 years ago his beig president was unlawful as well. 80% of Iranian all around the world does not want him as president.

Posted by Ahamd June 16, 09 05:47 AM
1088.

I m Persian Boy I Cant Happy :(

Cry :(( Where Is My Vote ?

Posted by Yoones June 16, 09 05:50 AM
1089.

Frieden resultiert aus Krieg.

Posted by anon June 16, 09 05:51 AM
1090.

Thanks for the Pic.
Please HHHHELP US There killing all the university student and innocent people
We need help from Mr. OBAMA and also UN and also Europ

Posted by Help June 16, 09 05:53 AM
1091.

down with killer.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 05:54 AM
1092.

Je souhaite que l'Iran se libére de l'obscurantisme et plus de democratie et liberte
pour le peuple Iran que je soutien de mon ceour.

Posted by Resende June 16, 09 05:55 AM
1093.

shame on khamaneii and ahmadinejad

shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame shame

Posted by ashkan June 16, 09 05:55 AM
1094.

i cant believe this nightmare came true, no one does. we are still shocked
about 20 million of hopeful Iranians voted for mirhussein and now we are faced with an unbelievable COUP
our youth hope is turning to depression
the dirty Dictatorship by ahmadinejad has blocked all medias, they have cut internet. can u believe? first they blocked websites and after a day they totally cut internet connection, they blocked SMS and mobiles BBC channel and all the cities are full of wild guards which hurt anyone even women and old men

Posted by amin June 16, 09 05:58 AM
1095.

well as a Iranian who lives in Iran I should say that please help us with your praying!we know that peace is the best way but im pretty sure that if each one of you were in our shoes you would have done the same!we dont like fighting and war neither but it seems right now through this way we can at least say to the world that we dont accept Mr.Ahmadinejad for another 4 years and for doing so we already particpated in the election do give back our vote and dont misuse it!

Posted by Armaghan June 16, 09 05:58 AM
1096.

help to people of iran

help to us

help to freedom

Posted by e June 16, 09 05:59 AM
1097.

This is not election ,
This is SELECTION

Posted by lost vote June 16, 09 06:00 AM
1098.

where is my vote?
hah?! where is ?? where isssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss?
i don't know what to say.

Posted by hani June 16, 09 06:03 AM
1099.

so sad,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 06:06 AM
1100.

please HELP US...!
just HELP Please...

Posted by hassan June 16, 09 06:09 AM
1101.

these are the supporters of america and israel . they are in back . america is always talking about the democracy, why they are supporting the riots against the democratic elected government.

Posted by Rashid umer June 16, 09 06:11 AM
1102.

plz help me.....
plz help us....
plz help plllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
we need help UN

Posted by asal June 16, 09 06:11 AM
1103.

There is a big lie, a BIG FRAUD in election, there are million's of people protesting only in Tehran.
An independent International group should come and supervise on Recounting,
else only innocent people will be killed and nothing changed.
All people know that there is a big fraud.

Posted by Omid June 16, 09 06:12 AM
1104.

I am writing to ask your help as an international organisation. I am one of millions of Iranians who have voted for Mr. Mir Hossein Mousavi, the most popular presidential election candidate. I am writing to inform you that Mr. Ahmadinejad, the current president, and his allies did a big fraud to Iranian nation and stole their votes and now claim victory. There are lots of evidences for my claim which is not just my claim, this is the believe of all people who are now demonstrating against this big fraud. I would like to inform you that, communication is in its lowest level in Iran these days, short message system or SMS is blocked in Iran since Thursday, 11, June, 2009 and it still does not work, the internet connection is in its lowest speed, most of the primary and communicational websites like www.facebook.com are filtered and cell phone system in Tehran does not work properly. As you may know, riot-police forces are slaughtering protesters which is clearly against human laws.
In the end, I would like to ask you and all other members of Unites Nations to hear Iranians’ shouts, cries, complains and do something about it.

Posted by hooman ahmadi June 16, 09 06:14 AM
1105.

Iranians, hold on!!! I'm dreeming I was there with you!! good luck from Italy

Posted by maria teresa June 16, 09 06:15 AM
1106.

Thank you brave haerts!!!!!!!!!
I ebraces all of you, my classmates, my neighbours, my profeoosrs, my teachers..... I kiss your hands, pray for you, help you when I am here so far from you, but am tryong to distribute all the helpful information, and help to keep you alive. kiss you all,
A point or the other people outside Iran: please hear us, watch us, we want to raise our voice to the other governments in order not to accept this government LEGAL, please help us and distribute thses photoes and help the medias to show them. thanks all,

Posted by Yassi June 16, 09 06:15 AM
1107.

im iranian
plz help !!!!!

Posted by Pedro June 16, 09 06:16 AM
1108.

I wish I could be amongst all my fellow Iranians and fight against this dictatorship,
I am deeply saddened by the images I am seeing here and have been seeing for the past few days, but at the same time I am proud of a nation that does not give in to an evil regime.
Please remember this they are using big brother tactics (from 1984 by George Orwell) when they say we are fighting the enemy they are trying to scare people into listening to them and taking orders from them, the only enemys in Iran (at the moment) are the people behind this massive unjust scandal.
My heart and soal goes out to all of you

Posted by Gizelle June 16, 09 06:19 AM
1109.

THIS IS THE DAY THAT WE WERE WAITED FOR SO LONG IN 30 YEARS, IT'S HARD TO SEE THESE IMAGES BUT THE RESULT WILL BE BEAUTIFUL.
GOD BELESS YOU ALL

Posted by KASRA June 16, 09 06:20 AM
1110.

Down With Dictator, Down With AhmadiNejad.
Iranian need international helps. They didn't counted our vote.
Down with Liars.

Posted by Mina June 16, 09 06:20 AM
1111.

May God support the Iranian people

Posted by Peacefor the world June 16, 09 06:20 AM
1112.

Dear Friends ,
those of you who see these pics and commetns, this is the reality in Iran these days, I am participating every day in these gatherings, millions of yound people are there, they are tired of this dictatorship and are asking for change, anti riot forces attach bruthally to us and we just continue what we have to do, to make them understand it is different this time ! people have made up their minds to throw away this dictator, supreme leader has made a big fuck up this time, and he is gonna pay for that, big time !
he must go, so should ahmadinejad, you can't keep foolong people like that, not any more,
so those of you who are abroad, please cross your fingers and wish us Good Luck, and those who are living inside Iran, please join us, we need your support, we will be together, hands in hands, we are not scared, we will continue...........

Posted by Yousef June 16, 09 06:23 AM
1113.

I am iranian, we want freedom and our president is Mussavi.

Posted by elmira June 16, 09 06:23 AM
1114.

the people's land is being abused by people themselves!
please stop this violence....Iran is a sacred country and its people are sensible enough to resolve their problems through dialogue....this can not be!

Posted by Ahmad June 16, 09 06:23 AM
1115.

where is our vote????????????????????

Posted by A June 16, 09 06:31 AM
1116.

ahmadi and khameneii are fashist......
WORLD PEPLE ! PLEAZ HELP US!!!!
IRANIAN PEPLE wanted he demokrasi....

Posted by soroosh June 16, 09 06:35 AM
1117.

As an Iranian we can only ask that you take an interest in the truth and share your thoughts with those who are in the dark.
Pass these photos on to as many people as you know. This is what the youth of Iran truly want from the youth of USA. Imagine seeing photo 12 posted on all major news papers around the world with a title stating “what is so Islamic about this”. The power of publicity is stronger than guns. These photos speak for themselves. Can anyone suggest how we can get them onto major newspapers?

Posted by Aman June 16, 09 06:35 AM
1118.

i am one of this people in mashhad ,we fight for our country we fight for man and women, for freedom and donot afraid from the goverment,
come to help us please help, they ARE killing people help, dont take it easy and forget it, call your freindes to take part to this pupulation, join to us
we need your help

Posted by morteza June 16, 09 06:36 AM
1119.

We, Mousavi's fan, are not revolting, are not fighting; but what has made us walk on the streets in silence is to inform people of the world of our right which was just "hearing a right word and a lie" and that is nothing but "a true result of election".

Posted by Shadi June 16, 09 06:36 AM
1120.

thank you... you encourage us in getting liberty and calmness..we all are one body

Posted by arastou June 16, 09 06:37 AM
1121.

Thank god we have the internet so young people in Iran can see these
powerful images of what is going on allover that area yesterday and today.

Posted by ALBERT PAUL June 16, 09 06:37 AM
1122.

I knew from beginning that Ahmadinejad will win but support for him from Iranians has not been given a lot of coverage by western media. Because of this, a lot of people expect Mousavi to win, including himself. When reality arrived, Mousavi and his supporters (inside and outside Iran), became sore losers.
It is indeed just like after a soccer match.

Posted by Tagem June 16, 09 06:41 AM
1123.

heeeeeeeeeeeeeeelllllllllllllllllllllppppppppppppp...............please help us...ahmadinejad is not our president...he calls us dust!!!!!,last night 5 students of tehran university were killed......,oh my God.....help us

Posted by irani June 16, 09 06:41 AM
1124.

not all protest people are supporters of mousavi.
Mousavi is part of the sovereignty, he for many years was in the military and was with Ahmadinejad and the current leader, where he was making decisions.
At the begining when the Islamic republic was being formed,and when thousands of political prisoners were being killed in the 80ies , Mousavi was the prime minister and was working for Khameneyi.
He has participated in all the inhuman behaviours of the Islamic republic.


People are aware that by chosing mousavi they not making the situation perfect by thet are protecting it from getting even worse than it is.

Posted by caich June 16, 09 06:42 AM
1125.

All Iranian Poeple Say : Down With Ahmadi Nejad , Else wild animal :|

Posted by Morteza June 16, 09 06:42 AM
1126.

Hi to all of my friends here which say they are with us and support us.
i am an Iranian girl and i am under these pressure as you see in these pictures , we , all Iranian do not want our cruel leader ( khamenaee and ahmadinejad) and don't like these lies we want to be free as the people in the other countries we fight for our freedom and we ask all of you to show our voice to all abroad and to help and support us but we are alone and if we continue we will be killed more i ask America , Israel and the other countries to help us , we need help i ask God t more and more to help us but there is no response yet , what should we do ? pls help us , Obama pls help us .

Posted by parya June 16, 09 06:43 AM
1127.

We need HELP

Posted by morteza June 16, 09 06:49 AM
1128.

we want u to react,ahmadinejad is killing and killing and killing

Posted by a.a June 16, 09 06:50 AM
1129.

They are killing us .they do worse than fashism and Isrielian.so how they can pretend they are popular and muslem?shame to this islamic goverment

Posted by Behnam June 16, 09 06:51 AM
1130.

im an Iranian . juSt MoOoOsaviiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii . We Love You MirHossein & and We hate yOu Ahmadi nejad .

Posted by Saba June 16, 09 06:54 AM
1131.

I dont know much, but i know that you fight for the right cause. Peace be with Iran and the upstanding people.

Posted by Hugo Habicht June 16, 09 06:55 AM
1132.

this is our home....

Posted by s-m June 16, 09 06:57 AM
1133.

Down with Russia ....they always betray IRAN
They congratulate Ahmadinejad
People of IRAN hate you Russia

Posted by Iranian June 16, 09 06:58 AM
1134.

I read American people comments.I m so glad that they have changed their opinions about Iranain people.95 percent of Iranian people hate Ahmadinejad.Iranain people really not terrorism.please believe us.We are kind people.We love all of people around the world.please dont view us like terrorism in foriegn countries.young people in iran has no freedom.We are under pressure.Most of young students and people were killed by Ahmadinejad government these days.please pray for freedom and young people in Iran.
Thank you

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 06:58 AM
1135.

We hate you Ahmadinejad. God damn you.

Posted by AMT June 16, 09 06:59 AM
1136.

I am from IRAN
Ahmadinejad is not out president.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 07:05 AM
1137.

This is aimed at boston website, just incase they decide to approve this comment. You guys are working really hard to promote Musavi. But thank God majority of Iranians arn't stupid. Ahmadinejad is the guy the whole Muslim world LOVES!!! So try as hard as you can.

Posted by Khawaja June 16, 09 07:05 AM
1138.

Interesting how all of Ahmadinejad's supporters appear to be male.

Posted by saret June 16, 09 07:06 AM
1139.

For all Iranians reading this: You have my support from the Netherlands! You stand up and fight for your rights and that is ALWAYS a good thing! These photographs are a testament to your struggle for justice and will go down in history!

Posted by Mark June 16, 09 07:07 AM
1140.

Really excited pictures, thanks to the reporter, this is not Islam , even in Israil doing better than this , these wild behaviors shows we have cheated during last 30 years under the name of Islam, in case reall Islam is not this.never ever

Posted by sh June 16, 09 07:08 AM
1141.

Please help us!!help iranian mind and freedom,They have Gun,have force ,have tv,have army have lie,really they are wild,help us world help us please..

Posted by soheil June 16, 09 07:09 AM
1142.

Just a few people who are thinking like Ahmadinejad and have similar idiology are fan of him. No body except them believe supreme leader (Khamenei) and Ahmadinjejad's idiology.
Ahmadinejad extrimist fans, in private clothes kill the people who are protesting againt the big and clear rigging in recent election voting, it is really terrible.
All the facilities, police, TV and ... are in their hands, but internet, cell phone, SMS, newspapers and all communication channels have disconnected. It is really a dictatorship by Ahmadinejad in Iran.
I do believe that they will shooti the people to quench the objections.

Posted by Amir Ali Daliri June 16, 09 07:10 AM
1143.

after all of this ... i want to ask someone who check this page ... are you agree with me or not?they cheat on the election ... they cheat on everything...this time we should be together and show them how we feel about the basij and ahmadinejad...we all hate them...god help iranian young poeple and iranian anti ahmadinejhad...

Posted by danny June 16, 09 07:11 AM
1144.
1145.

This may be the last chance of the word to stand against Ahmadinejad,.....do not loos the chance.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 07:13 AM
1146.

God give strength to all those seeking truth and peace in Iran. We the world stand with the Iranian people in the streets of Tehran and across the country. May the Lord god hear your voices, see your bravery and protect what is just and right.
I pray that your Council not only recount, but rebuke Ahhmadinejad.
Stand strong- the world stands with you all.
UK Supporter

Posted by Baz June 16, 09 07:15 AM
1147.

where is mye vote....?

Posted by ali o June 16, 09 07:17 AM
1148.

Good luck ppl, Im from country far away Bulgaria, but in simmilar situation.

You will win cause you are right! Let the god be with you, we are!

Posted by Petko Kostov June 16, 09 07:18 AM
1149.

I hope God to bring us peace again.
thanks

Posted by Mahdi June 16, 09 07:18 AM
1150.

From Iran:

It's the end of Dictatorship,

How do you speak about holocaust? It's here in Iran! let's open your eyes

Eventually, You will be executed like Saddam.

Posted by Mehdi June 16, 09 07:19 AM
1151.

Down With Ahmadinejad

This is Our Country

What The Heck Are You Doing Over This World ?????
*************PLEASE help This Hopeless People************

Posted by Arash June 16, 09 07:19 AM
1152.

I am a Persian(Iranian), BELIEVE ME , OUR GOVERNMENT ARE KILLING PEOPLE :((((( THE ARE ATTACKING US. THEY ARE PLAYING WITH US.
WE HAVE NO HUMAN RIGHTSSSSS

Posted by namjoo June 16, 09 07:20 AM
1153.

MAHMOUD Ahmadi Njad is a BIG LIE....!
Don't Believe him....!
Big Danger for Iran and the World...!!!!

Posted by Pouria June 16, 09 07:21 AM
1154.

Ahmadinejad is our legal president . we vote him . we love him and we support him.

Posted by nima June 16, 09 07:22 AM
1155.

I am an Iranian, Ahmadinejad is a lier, he is not our president,.....we will continue fighting against their dictatorship...

Posted by Parham June 16, 09 07:22 AM
1156.

OBAMA..................WE NEED HELP

Posted by samin June 16, 09 07:24 AM
1157.

I am an American and had no idea your leader was so hated by the people of Iran. This will make Americans see your people as brothers of freedom. I think many of us assume you as a nation are hardliners that hate the US like he does.My heart, prayers and love go out to you. What can we do to help? Increase your numbers. The fear of being taken over may cause his army to revolt against him too.

Posted by vh June 16, 09 07:25 AM
1158.

yeah help from the UN for this farce of an election, it seems obvious that the protesters are in greater number than the supporters, so ummm farcity, keep on fighting and good luck achieving your freedoms,

Posted by jon lewiss scott June 16, 09 07:26 AM
1159.

im an iranian and im telling you there's a price for every thing.you want freedom,you must pay for it

Posted by Amin June 16, 09 07:28 AM
1160.

Reports are coming in that RUSSIA is WARNING the World not to interfere with President Ahmadinejad or they will face swift and immediate consequences!

Reports are coming in that RUSSIA is WARNING the World not to interfere with President Ahmadinejad or they will face swift and immediate consequences!

Reports are coming in that RUSSIA is WARNING the World not to interfere with President Ahmadinejad or they will face swift and immediate consequences!

Posted by FREEDOM RINGS June 16, 09 07:28 AM
1161.

The two pictures of Mousavi supporters helping the injured policemen were very moving.

Democracy for Iran! You have the full support of the democratic world.

Posted by Rob June 16, 09 07:28 AM
1162.

Iran- We Stand With You

Posted by P June 16, 09 07:29 AM
1163.

world should know different between iranians and islamic rejim of iran. we are against dictators and terorists of islamic rejim

Posted by nima June 16, 09 07:29 AM
1164.

this is to European governments
don’t support Iran government
they are killing innocence people in more than 30 years
why you don't make a clear decision to ban this regime forever
withdraw your embassies from Iran
this is the smallest thing you can do

Posted by iranian June 16, 09 07:30 AM
1165.

Ahmadinejad announced that his vote was more than 24,000,000 in presidental election I bet he even has not one third of above amount.
He has stolen our votes from three other candidates, A bigggggggggggggggg Liar, Go to hell Mahmoud, We don't want you. Get out of presidental office, you already occupied there for four years by fraud, go away.
Amir

Posted by Amir June 16, 09 07:30 AM
1166.

I`m crying , we cant tolerate these people who have destroyed our country and their violence causes our young people injuries , united nations should pay attention to these events , our young people dnt have guns and these men attack them.

Posted by shan June 16, 09 07:31 AM
1167.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security. --Such has been the patient sufferance of these colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former systems of government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world.

Posted by Erik June 16, 09 07:32 AM
1168.

We Iranian really need other countries and international organizations support in condemning Mulla dictaorship in Iran.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 07:33 AM
1169.

The people of America are with you, Iran. Keep fighting! Liberty can not be suppressed anymore! Persian people, take your election back and forge a government that works FOR YOU!!!

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 07:33 AM
1170.

Dear Iranians people
I'm so sad to read your testimonies.... my heart is with you.
you are so brave! no one can take your truth, your mind and your love.
no one can take your desire, passion and wills.
fascists never managed to role without "paying to god"... his day will come and you'll be free as you deserve.
be strong! i promise to send and spread all over your messages.
take care... warm hugs
i wish it'll stpo soon without too much hurms.
love
sari

Posted by sari from Israel June 16, 09 07:35 AM
1171.

hello.
where are youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu?????
i can not speak and learn english..
but i want to say for you: please help me......
the goverment in iran is a killer....
they are dictators and they are fashist...
please help for peaple in iran...

Posted by saeid in iran-esfahan June 16, 09 07:37 AM
1172.

Hi,as an irainian im so sorry for my goverment they kill our people specially our young students just because of maintaining their interest and power.just we want to get our rights and we wont give up and what ever they kill more they cant change anything .we will continue fighting for prevailing justice and we dont allow to waste bloods of our people.

Posted by elham June 16, 09 07:37 AM
1173.

Please help us, please help Iranian People, please please please ...

Posted by Amin June 16, 09 07:38 AM
1174.

all people of iran are crying.
where is my vote????????????????????????????????????????????????
is this democracy???????????????????????????????????????????????
where is freedom??????????????????????????????????????????????

Posted by here is iran June 16, 09 07:39 AM
1175.

Wow! I was borin in Tehran but I've been in America for about 18 yrs now and I am just shocked to my very bone that I'm seeing this happen because I still have family out in Iran. This is so out of control, I think it's time we step in and do something about it.

Posted by Chris June 16, 09 07:40 AM
1176.

I AM IRANIAN and i and all of my Friends& familys voted for AHMEDINEJAD!! so will you publish that?

Posted by suheri June 16, 09 07:40 AM
1177.

We need international help and suport now or never. To push this antihuman regime down and to give the whole area and the world peace, we need the world to follow us to overthrow ahmadinejad's dictatorship.
for the sake of humanity please help these people.

Posted by Sam Afshar June 16, 09 07:40 AM
1178.

My dear countrymen , Iranian people , you must be aware of the evil plans of our old enemies. they -USA & Bretain & ... goverments - all has proven to be against our Liberty , Freedom , Proud , Glory and respect long before this. If we have some conflicts among ourselves that's a natural matter in all countries and we as provident and wise people must not let some ill-minded foreign govs. and people benefit from these riots. you all know well that Iran's nuclear plan is completely peaceful and Americans &their followers oppose any progress and improvement in our country..Of course the reason is obvious for us. GOD Bless Our Country

Posted by fakhteh June 16, 09 07:41 AM
1179.

we seriously need INTERNATIONAL support! its a DISASTER here and its getting worse !stop killing people!we want peace not war! we SERIOUSLY need HELP!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by ANONYMOUS June 16, 09 07:41 AM
1180.

Ahmadinejad is not an Iranian..is not a human..he...i`m sorryy..IT is one of the messengers who has been sent by the EVIL...who lies..tresspasses to humans being rights...and wants WAR instead of peace for the world....yes Evil has been coming with a new face on the earth and wants to lead on the earth....dear people all over the world ,ahmadinejad is not only our problem. IT is a problem of all human beings because IT is and its leader(tyrant leader of IRAN are the most dangerous enemies of the LORD GOD on the earth....please be with us and demonstrate against this evil...pleaseeeeeee

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 07:41 AM
1181.

Young Iranian people with no support from the world are fighting empty handed in front of bullets.God bless them all

Posted by sasha June 16, 09 07:42 AM
1182.

We need an international support.they killed college student in tehran university & ..

Posted by persian! June 16, 09 07:42 AM
1183.

Just an observation here. I have seen pictures of demonstrators in LA, USA, during the time of the Shah, now well accepted evil but then the darlin of the west, wearing grocery bags over their head fearing for their family member's lives back in Iran ( just go back to the archives of time magazine, for example and you will see those pictures). In many of the comments posted here, I read things like " they are killing us", or "help us, we are being murdered by tnes of thousands" etc, and yet I do not see anyone really wearing a grocery bag over thier head neither in Tehran nor in NY, Paris or London.....This is a tactical mistake by the opposition. Just remember the old saying "Pictures speak better than thousand words" or in this case better than thousands "comments". As an advice, if your goal is to discredit Iranian gov/authority, you have got to use some intelligence and make sure everthing flows together and no inconsistencies. It might come as a suprise to you folks but , in general, people are not stupid and pick up on small clues. Just a friendly advice.

Posted by RR June 16, 09 07:43 AM
1184.

it was very good

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 07:43 AM
1185.

hi
here im iranian
please help us
please be with us

Posted by X June 16, 09 07:44 AM
1186.

Doostan, I am an Iranian in Denmark. We all support your cause and our demonstrating today at the biggest square in Copenhagen (Rådhuspladsen).
Keep on struggling. We are there. We will not abandon you.

Posted by Peddie June 16, 09 07:44 AM
1187.

....AND THE PEOPLE OF GERMANY AND
ALL OVER THE WORLD ARE WITH YOU!!!!


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Posted by amir June 16, 09 07:48 AM
1188.

HELP HELP HELP...OBAMA,UN we need help please please please

Posted by mohammad June 16, 09 07:48 AM
1189.

Please HELP US
They are killing us & they won't be tired of killing

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 07:48 AM
1190.

PLEASE HELP US
UN we're humane!!?!?!?

Posted by people June 16, 09 07:49 AM
1191.

I'm a young proud persian from Denmark. I support this riot 100%. Unfortunately many persians seem to have misunderstood how to solve this problem. The solution is not Mousavi, because there's still one supreme leader above him. Khamenei has the overall power, and will continue to support this dictatorship. What many people seem to miss, is that the president doesn't control anything under the hood. He's just the front figure of those that really control the country - and yes it's the same thing in the US. The only way to stop this insanity is to stop supporting the system. First of all, when you know your vote will note be heard, and will not be counted, then stop voiting, cause deep inside you know it's not a democracy anyway, so stop pretending it is by voiting. As mentioned earlier 60-65% of the population is under 30 years old. The solution for this majority and others that support the true freedom, not the freedom Ahmadinejad wants you to believe there is, should immediately stop supporting the system. Stop wearing a "hejab" because they say you have to. They wont prison or kill all of you. When they realize that the majority no longer supports the system, they will have more difficult to continue their dictatorship. My heart is with every persians out there who actually risc their lives everyday to make this regime fall.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 07:52 AM
1192.

Please HELP US
They are killing us & they won't be tired of killing

Posted by reza June 16, 09 07:53 AM
1193.

just half the story. if they really believe it's a fraud, put a little more energy in proving it than rioting the streets and pretend that your vote is more worth than 'backwards' non-students and other less educated/wealthy from all of iran.

i'm not a supporter of any of the candidates, but some of these people suffer from some serious inferiority complex.

Posted by hossein June 16, 09 07:53 AM
1194.

where is my vote?
ahmadi nejad is a big lier!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 07:55 AM
1195.

God bless this country , god bless us...plzzzzzzzzzzzz help us , we need world's support , they are killing peaple ,
ahmadinejad is SICK , he is planning in starting a war with Israeil , thats the fact ,
help us , and you'll help the world

Posted by somebody who is not that important June 16, 09 07:56 AM
1196.

Dear All,
As Indonesian Moslem I really sorry for what happened in your country, Iran.
I have some friend in Iran, mostly from teheran and they believe that their voice was stolen. Since I record that this Demonstration and Violence is the bigest since 79, I believe there's something in your country, but now exploded.
Since our country have several riots and demonstration started from our Independence in 1945 till 1997 in fincancial crisis time, I've learn a lot in many things, that everything is not what just look like. So, stoping the violence is now just the most important thing to do, otherwise some people will gain on something fishy from this catasthropy.

Posted by gito June 16, 09 07:57 AM
1197.

Where is Justice?
They do this wild act in the name of islam, in he name of freedom.
The truth is that they follow therroristic rules They are not true muslims they only
is so-called muslims.
Islam is full of peace and a big resource of Justice but they shown a bad islam by they act.They are wild, and worst than the zionism...
Damn with them all...

Posted by Morteza June 16, 09 07:58 AM
1198.

The Iranian people went on Friday and a large majority voted vor Mir-Hossein Moussavi. That day, those who voted for him were happy and had a sunny face.
Next day, all got nervous and angry, but what could be done ?
The supreme leader only wants to save time, hoping that after several days calm will return (namely by force).
But any action done by the present government will not have a positive action: they will not change the votes, nor change the their "elected" president.
Do not forget the upheaval from a decade ago, what did people earn ?
I laugh

Posted by Nicole Zayya June 16, 09 08:00 AM
1199.

I'm from Iran .I live in Tehran .people every day and every night going to street and police bludgeon them.

It's very bad that every one includes children and old people MISCARRY.
Please help us .Please
in Iran text message service is unavailable also internet has very low speed .oh my God Tehran is exact like Felistin .Yesterday 25 Khordad SQUARE 19 JUNE in PARADE that there WAS one million persons in Azadi aim and Enghelab aim that EXCEPTION to result election 20 persons IMMOLATED .that's terrible .please send this news to ORGANIZATION countries and say to them Iranian people need to your ORGANIZATION and your help.
I know my English isn't good but I try sending to you my target.

Posted by farahnaz June 16, 09 08:00 AM
1200.

hi to global people,we are iranian,we don't want recount,we want re-election.where is our vote?pls help us.

Posted by mina tahmasebi June 16, 09 08:11 AM
1201.

we beg for help !

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 08:11 AM
1202.

where is my vote?
ahmadi nejad is a big lier!!!!!!!!!!!!
We hate ANTARI NEJAD...
Our real president is MOUSAVI. Believe!

Posted by ostadkar June 16, 09 08:11 AM
1203.

They are kiling the people,
They are kiling the people,
They are kiling the people,
They are kiling the people,
They are kiling the people,
They are kiling the people,

Posted by shabnam June 16, 09 08:14 AM
1204.

This is just bad. How can you kill off peaceful demonstraters? I am sorry for all of the people losing their lives over there. For the people who want help from the US, I'm sorry to say but I don't think it's coming. Obama would never have the backbone to support you. All he wants to do is talk and think that that will work. I'm hoping the world will gain awareness of this and put an end to it soon.

Posted by James June 16, 09 08:14 AM
1205.

see it and belive it

Posted by nima June 16, 09 08:15 AM
1206.

I am an iranian.I love my country and i want to warn Iran and iranian`s enemies,HEY stop interfering in our country we are powerful enough to defend ourself .don`t abuse our domestic probleM.
IT`S NONE OF FOREIGNER`S BUSINESS
we are absolutely OK .
DOWN WITH USA

Posted by TAHMINEH June 16, 09 08:17 AM
1207.

Seems like South Korea

Posted by Jeong June 16, 09 08:20 AM
1208.

I am one of Iranian women I dont accept this result of electoin more than 83% Iranian people all around the world wants piece and because of that select Mir hossain Mosavee
plese

Posted by mehraneh June 16, 09 08:21 AM
1209.

I was amongst the crowd yesterday and I'm not joking, more than 2 million people were there, i truly hope all that has started ends well for people. We are not giving up the fight, fight for our justice, freedom and human rights...

Posted by R.R June 16, 09 08:22 AM
1210.

stop the nonsense, lets say 10 million pplz were with stupid mousavi .. so what ? ahmadinejad still has the majority of votes

Posted by Ashkan June 16, 09 08:24 AM
1211.

My thoughts are with you, Iran! Be strong, don't back down! Ahmedenajad must not continue his stranglehold on your country!

From USA

Posted by Blaine June 16, 09 08:28 AM
1212.

Unfortunately it is not only ahmadinejad who has caused this fraud. The vote rigging hase been planned and executed by iran Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei who has used ahmadinejad as his puppet in recent years .Ahmadinejad kisses his hands whenver they meet.The so-called recount process is a new game to postpone our people protest until they cool down and then they will announce that recount has confirmed the result and ahmadinejad is your legitimate president.So i hope Moosavi and Karrubi will not accept recount game.

Posted by roozbeh June 16, 09 08:30 AM
1213.

Im in Iran...Down with Dictator...Ahmadi nejad is not Iran's president.Please donot accept him.

Posted by An Iranian woman... June 16, 09 08:32 AM
1214.

I'm from France.
We are with you...


Posted by Arno June 16, 09 08:33 AM
1215.

Im from America, My name is Gabriel. My prayers are with you all as you go through this fight. FREEDOM AND LIBERTY FOR ALL.

Posted by Gabriel ******* June 16, 09 08:38 AM
1216.

Hold your horser, ladies and gentleman :) Mousawi is not an enemy of islamic republic. Since 1979 he was building this system, and was very active in it. From 81 to 89 he was a prime minister of islamic Iran. And this was a time when ajatollahs defeated their opponents violently. Ahmadinezad is very popular because he uses a frustration of pure people, who lost a gain from oil and has no perspective to anything. He redirects their frustration to gays, to USA, to Jews etc. But Mousawi is not real alternative for him. The only difference is esthetic - Ahmadinezad and his concents are esthetically not acceptable for better educated people. Thats all.

Posted by Obi_Van June 16, 09 08:38 AM
1217.

I am from Switzerland and I must tell you, that such violent behaviour is a misinterpretation of democracy. How comes you attack police with stones, sticks and so on and burn public buses? This is stupid violence legitimating the state to crack down on you now. By the way, don't think there would be any different approach towards such riots in western capitals. Just have a look what happens if the youth goes out on the 1th of May in Zurich or Berlin.

You shall better go home now and work together with the officials in order to find out if there has been any fraud or not.

Posted by Andreas Kaeser June 16, 09 08:40 AM
1218.

To all Iranian peoples involved in these riots:

Keep Fighting!
DO NOT STOP UNTIL YOU HAVE FREEDOM!

Ahmadinejad is looking upon these demonstrations as insignificant.
YOU MUST OPEN HIS EYES, MAKE HIM SEE!

You have the attention of the world and our sympathy goes out to you.

Godspeed.

Posted by jonm June 16, 09 08:40 AM
1219.

I am from Iran.
Please do every possible thing for us. They are killing us. Please help us.
Please send our request to the human rights organizations.
Ahmadinejad is not our president. we did not choose him. a big cheating has been happened on Friday. but now even worse than that, a big severity is happening against us.
Ahmadinejad is a liar and a killer.
DEAR ALL , PLEASE HELP US

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 08:42 AM
1220.

We want nothing but democracy!!we want nothing but justice!we only want freedom.Thats what we all desrve!

Posted by Ali June 16, 09 08:44 AM
1221.

Iranians, what you are doing is very very impressive. Hold on, it is difficult, but the entire world is hoping for you. The regime will not be able to resist for much longer and the policeman will not be able to beat their countrymen indefinitely.

You managed to remove one dictator 30 years ago. You can do it again !!!!

Posted by Karim Ragab June 16, 09 08:45 AM
1222.

People of Iran ... you have many supporters in the United States. There have been some comments here about what the U.S. people think of Iranians. Please remember that most of us are just people who want to live our lives in peace and provide for our families. We are not all political, and many of us can form our own opinions that are not based on whatever propoganda we are being fed. The words and actions of the U.S. government are not necessarily what the U.S. citizens believe in. We don't have a say in a lot of things our government says or does. We, the people of the United States, and many, many others around the world believe in you, the people of Iran, and we want you to be able to choose your government leaders and to be truly represented by your government. Please have faith, and don't give up. The people of the United States are your friends.

Posted by Beckie June 16, 09 08:46 AM
1223.

where is our votes?

Posted by omid June 16, 09 08:47 AM
1224.

Hold on iranian's people! French people are with you.
You can make another revolution in peace. We hope that international organisations will make something for you. We hope so much.
Hold on.

Posted by Sebastien June 16, 09 08:48 AM
1225.

it's an IRAN & an irainian.........

Posted by Po0yA June 16, 09 08:49 AM
1226.

Democracy is never easy. It is something every citizen must fight to protect. Now is the time for all Iranians to fight for their democracy.

Posted by 39 year old US Citizen June 16, 09 08:49 AM
1227.

UN do something

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 08:52 AM
1228.

Supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi are mad

Posted by dg June 16, 09 08:56 AM
1229.

Bravo Ýran ! Congratulations!

Fight for your rights, dont let them abuse you or even try to use you, we have a mind of our own….stand up for your rights !

Go on ! Bravo ! Stop Ýslamo Fascism !
We support you from Turkey !

Posted by enver murat June 16, 09 08:57 AM
1230.

Iranian people need to be supported..
Now!

Posted by I June 16, 09 08:57 AM
1231.

:((
help us....

Posted by nazanin June 16, 09 08:58 AM
1232.

I am SO PROUD OF YOU MY BRAVE PROTESTERS!!! I only wish that when George Bush also STOLE the election the American people should have been in the streets like you... but we were too lazy and believed "nothing bad would happen". The cost of that was many MANY innocent lives and a lot of money to feed his ego.

If this is a fraud election you keep fighting until your government works for YOU! Show Americans how it is done... we have forgotten :(

Posted by Jenna June 16, 09 08:58 AM
1233.

so pathetic............oh god please help us!

Posted by sajjad June 16, 09 08:58 AM
1234.

where are we going?
please think about bad power that kill us!???

Posted by mohammad June 16, 09 09:00 AM
1235.

From the USA: Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please be careful, but I hope that you continue to take back your lives, your country, and your government which has been unrightfully stolen from you. For too long you have lived in the shadows of the liars and thieves within the government and those religious leaders supporting them. You deserve better!

Let's show the liars the power of the people and the internet. Do not back down!

Posted by sb June 16, 09 09:02 AM
1236.

They need help!! this is not fair..
Where is the UN, cant they hear their cries?!
They're fighting for basic human rights!!

HELP THEM!!

Posted by sarah June 16, 09 09:03 AM
1237.

Keep your fight! Im from Venezuela and if you dont fight for your rights, you will have a DICTATOR like the F$%&G Chavez we have... FREEDOMMM

Posted by Mr Anonymus June 16, 09 09:05 AM
1238.

salaam az Japon
I am Japanese gratuate school student.
I have been to Tehran,Sheeraz,Yazd and Esfahan.
Iranians so friendly.I love Iranian.
hopefully, peace in Iran soon days.

Posted by Takahiro Koyama June 16, 09 09:06 AM
1239.

Achmadinijad's first election he got 7 percent of the vote. This one he came in third behind two reformers. Democracy is not what Iran's government does. Good fortune and best wishes to those who would free Iran from its terrorists and their supporters.

Posted by Don Meaker June 16, 09 09:07 AM
1240.

After all the talk about Iran being the Axis of Evil, and neo-cons calling for the bombing of Iran; all I see from these pictures are people like you and me, with the same dream of freedom and hope. I don't see terrorists, or extremists in the majority.

Posted by Drew June 16, 09 09:10 AM
1241.

im from germany and im shocked seeing all these pictures of hunted humans.
stop this madness. the iranian peopel need help. now

Posted by Sven June 16, 09 09:11 AM
1242.

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Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 09:11 AM
1243.

this is emergency:
we need help & hope world support us,
we need freedom & Peace
why they kill our student in university ,
They are young , talent & need your help
please help us
I'm looking forward to hearing from u soon
thx

Posted by Neshat from Tehran June 16, 09 09:12 AM
1244.

please HELP US...!

Posted by iran June 16, 09 09:12 AM
1245.

im crying i was there .why????????????????????????????? help us we want be free

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 09:13 AM
1246.

Seeing all your pleas for help is sadening, But i know you are strong people and won't give up! I hope for all your safety and for this to be over and the right to prevail. Goood luck to you all. The light will be coming soon.

Love and Peace to you all!! xx

Posted by Max Kurton June 16, 09 09:14 AM
1247.

We are watching the news from Australia, the photos are spreading around the world.

Posted by Freedom June 16, 09 09:14 AM
1248.

As love has the highest frequency in the universe and it is not easy to love some certain people ( you know who), therefore we should only think of love for our brothers and sisters in Iran and our country and peace in the world.

This is HUGE, people all over the globe LOOKING, PRAYING..., thanks everyone.. All this mental energy when manage positively ( like now) Will bring the best outcome. Thank you all for your prayers and I KNOW that people in Iran and Outside Iran will be victorious.

Posted by s. June 16, 09 09:15 AM
1249.

Reply to #906…
First of all, I didn’t mention “America”!! This shows how delusional you are. I wrote “other countries”. How did you link and translate “other countries” to only “America” I don’t know.
Let me clear to you and all the people like you. Iran is for Iranian people only, let them decide for themselves. We don’t need any other country (including America) get involved in this. Seems that either you hate history or completely ignore it!!
History always showed and shows that, EVERY SINGLE TIME A FOREIN COUNTRY WAS INVOLVED WITH IRAN’S POLITICS AND POLITICIES, IT WAS JUST BECAUSE OF THE SPECIAL INTREST NOT BECAUSE THEY CARED OR LOVED IRANIANS.

Well said # 989
Couldn’t say better than #1123, beautiful job.

Posted by Fars June 16, 09 09:15 AM
1250.

go peopleeeeeeeee goooooooooooooooo
love you Iran
we'll fight every way we can

Posted by aida June 16, 09 09:16 AM
1251.

i hate lies , i love honesty

Posted by bita June 16, 09 09:16 AM
1252.

Iranian people need intenational community help (shame to Obama) and condemnation of this brutal regime clubbings and shootings of peaceful demonstrators who have been abused for years by this terrorist state. Free Iranian People from this unhumane regime.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 09:17 AM
1253.

Overthrow the religious oligarchy! Round them up and imprison them. They cannot kill 100s of thousands of people. Once the army sees it is over, they will side with the people.

Posted by Pax June 16, 09 09:20 AM
1254.

My prayers and support are with the millions of people in Iran that want freedom. You are true patriots in your struggle for FREEDOM.

But do not expect Obama to support you, he is a COWARD!!! Have you heard any real support from him? No you have not, and you will not get any from him...this man has no spine, courage or the conviction of his worthless comments.

Just know that millions of freedom loving Americans are with you and we support your cause. I and millions of American patriots support you...the Iranian PATRIOTS!!!

Posted by Gary June 16, 09 09:22 AM
1255.

All the Iranians who have commented... my heart goes out to you, from the United States... I wish I could do more to help as does everyone here who sees the injustice. I fear your corrupt government officials might try to use our support as a negative against you, the people who want freedom, which would be horrible. Our President is in a tough place right now... know that he supports your cause but one wrong move might put all of your lives in danger, more so than right now, so he has to be careful too. I have been watching this for days and hope for all the best for you. I hope you can overthrow the corrupt leaders of your country and regain justice. This is heartbreaking and I wish I could do more. I know Americans are setting up proxies for Iranians to use to get past the government's blocking of the internet... it's the one small thing we can do for you that could be extremely helpful and could keep some of you out of mortal danger. Please stay safe, Iranians, the good will and hope of the American people are with you.

Posted by Diana June 16, 09 09:23 AM
1256.

where is UN?
come on in the field we are tring for freedom but you dont help un where is ban ki mun?
we really need you not just your praing for us we need international force.even millitary force

Posted by iran June 16, 09 09:26 AM
1257.

down with ahmadi nejad,iranian people dont want such a president and his group,we want freedom,international community must help us.they are killing our people,shame on them,shame on ahmadinejad,they cheated us in election,help people of my country,help,help,help,help

Posted by babak June 16, 09 09:27 AM
1258.

The Iranian people should be proud of themselves! I hope the international community and the UN take action against all the evidence of human rights violations! The whole world is looking, and praying for you guys. Down with dictatorship! You guys are paying a heavy price, but freedom does not come cheap. Best of luck, a FREE Iran would be an inspiration for more to come in the middle east. Ahmedinejad has brought nothing but shame and suffering to the Iranian people. People of the world, you can do something about this! Call your officials and demand action whereever you are! PEACE

Posted by Truth Seeker June 16, 09 09:27 AM
1259.

We expect foreign countries to support us here... There has been a huge multi-million fraud in elections which we are opposing... We want our votes back... Please do not accept this government, please support us. Internet is also going down -like any other media in the country-; please hear us and do not let it get too late...

Posted by Shahab June 16, 09 09:30 AM
1260.

God bless you from America. We are watching and we see you and support you. I pray for your continued strength and unity.

Posted by An American in Pennsylvania June 16, 09 09:31 AM
1261.

:-(

iranians kill iranians!
brothers kill brothers!!!
help US!!! Help IRAN!!!!!!

Posted by Aryan-Azad June 16, 09 09:32 AM
1262.

People should be ruled by their consent. they must have a say. Any thing on the contrary yields chaos. May God help the people of Iran and drive out the dictator.

Posted by G. Cooper June 16, 09 09:33 AM
1263.

Interesting that the in the photos of the protestors there are many women, in photos of the pro-government rallies it's all men...

Posted by Hugh Robertson June 16, 09 09:35 AM
1264.

sitting in a new york apartment discussing the situation. solidarity from university students in nyc- dont give up. we americans cant get involved, our presence, even brief statements, could be used to inflame the situation. this is a domestic iranian issue.

but the world is watching, and waiting. don't think you go unnoticed. you are very noticed. things will happen with time, you are raising many eyebrows and events are in motion that cannot stop. you must not give up yet.

Posted by adrian.nyc June 16, 09 09:36 AM
1265.

I know the solution is not Mousavi or..., but here, at this moment, it's not about Mousavi...it's all about some air to breath!!! it's all about not getting scragged!

Posted by ??? June 16, 09 09:38 AM
1266.

There is too many things to sey... But I just whisper on your ears that God knows these all. I just wanna say God bless on all of you people. Ahmadinejad is the most stupid God damn thing that I ever seen. All of us know that the goverment is cheating us. So don't worry, everything will be OK.

Posted by Amir June 16, 09 09:41 AM
1267.

Where is my VOTE, people please don't give up, it is time for revolution...Keep up the good work, I am sure lots of Innocent people will die, but we will have freedom for our children...

Posted by Ragnarok June 16, 09 09:41 AM
1268.

Where is my vote?
we wrote MOUSAVI
They read ahmadi nejad
I am sorry
i am afraid of our feauture
ya hosseinnnnnnnn
allahoma ajel le valiekal faraj
aminnnnnnnnnn

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 09:43 AM
1269.

Iranian people need intenational community help (shame to Obama) and condemnation of this brutal regime clubbings and shootings of peaceful demonstrators who have been abused for years by this terrorist state. Free Iranian People from this unhumane regime.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 09:43 AM
1270.

DOWN WITH AHAMDI NEJAD.

Posted by Ali Akbar June 16, 09 09:45 AM
1271.

i feel so sorry for my countrymen who ask america and israeil for help . i feel sorry for all of you . you are all stupid . we all love our president and we will help him continue building our country . these pics are only about the ones who make people scared, they damage the city and destroyeverything . all over the world these kind of people ave been treated like this . they are some selfish people who just care about what they want . i and many other people in my country chose dr ahmadinejad as our president and we will help him . we are the most FREE people in the world and we are so satisfied . Dr Ahmadinejad congratulations ....

Posted by iranian June 16, 09 09:46 AM
1272.

Rashid umer! what america?! Israel who?! dude this is our country and Us and israel have nuthin to do with it! the fraud is just too obvious to deny! Mr.Ahmadinejad is ruining our country and future with his foreign poilicies and thats why we voted for MHM to get rid of him but he just couldnt let go! he cheated and everybody knows it!

Posted by m June 16, 09 09:49 AM
1273.

People of Iran our pray is with you, and we are very proud of you.

GOD Bless you all

Posted by The Architect June 16, 09 09:54 AM
1274.

This is disaster , too unfair !
If this election was right , why have to kill people !
They are so cruel !
If we forgive , God never forgive them . Shame on Ahmadinezhad and his followers

Posted by johny June 16, 09 09:54 AM
1275.

People of Iran our pray is with you, and we are very proud of you.

GOD Bless you all

Posted by The Architect June 16, 09 09:55 AM
1276.

im from iran.thanx for your newscast.please effluvium this news to all of the world, we can not do this! they are log-out our communications!we can not use mobile,sms,E-mail&internet!they're filtering our websites!they're kill our youth!but we are ready for big change in our country!we need Mr musavi for this change,we want our vote!
we need your help!we need a big help from all of the world! plz help us!! :(

Posted by where is my vote? June 16, 09 09:56 AM
1277.

pls help us i m from iran

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 09:57 AM
1278.

Its now the time to wake up iran
Ahhmadinejad your days are count

break down the system and built a new iran like the old day


Greets from the netherlands.

Posted by Maarten de grote June 16, 09 09:58 AM
1279.

WOW! Check out #17

I hope there's a re-election and truth wins eventually

Posted by Sandeep June 16, 09 09:59 AM
1280.

hi tank you beacuse you show the irainin people to all of the world,
pleas tell the another country s goverment that help us .
thank you

Posted by ali June 16, 09 09:59 AM
1281.

Its sad to read all these comments here . im crying behind my computer. Whats happend to the world we live in

Please Keep fighting for freedom Iranian People.

Posted by Asadperson June 16, 09 10:00 AM
1282.

Our president is Mousavi. About 70% person of people vote to him. Iran president is Mousavi. Russia must shy to send congratulation to Evil Ahmadinejad.

Posted by Mohammad June 16, 09 10:01 AM
1283.

America hears your voices. And our response is:

Yes you can!

Posted by ctm June 16, 09 10:02 AM
1284.

I hate ahmadi nejad .our president is moosavi .where is my vote? plz help us

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 10:02 AM
1285.

This is how freedom is won. The people of the US support your struggles even if our government cannot or will not.

Freedom is not free.

Posted by Patriot June 16, 09 10:03 AM
1286.

Do not count on anybody's help. The world never gets involved. It would get to get much worse before the world leaders do anything. There are other immediate interests at play. You have to resolve this among yourselves. I am afraid you are heading for civil war, the worst of possible outcomes.

Posted by samson June 16, 09 10:04 AM
1287.

I'm sorry to see what my brothers and sisters are going through. I feel for the people for the parents who go through hell fearing of their childrens life. I think that we need the support of the US troops who live in our neighborhood to help us to fight these Mollas and their supporters.

Posted by Afsaneh June 16, 09 10:04 AM
1288.

I think election was perfect but some people cannot accept loosing.I am so sorry.Tese people doesnt know about normal people around Iran

Posted by ahmad June 16, 09 10:04 AM
1289.

Thank you for posting these. Seriously. These shots need to be seen.

Posted by Pablo June 16, 09 10:05 AM
1290.

The peoples of Malaysia is behind the freedom- loving peoples of Iran. Our prayers are with you all. May God protect you all and keep you safe. Khoda behet barekat bedeh.

Posted by Josiah June 16, 09 10:09 AM
1291.

people of iran are crying.
where is my vote??
is this democracy??
where is freedom??
pls helppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppppp
for the sake of humanity please help these people.

Posted by sweeti boy June 16, 09 10:12 AM
1292.

i am 24 years old boy from Tehran , the goverment started to kill and arrest people , i beg you, all of you pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaase do something for us !!!! pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaseeeeeee they are worst than TALEBAN , Please help us

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 10:12 AM
1293.

The *people* of Iran are people I would be proud to know. The *leadership* of Iran are shameful - you MUST overthrow this dictatorship in your nation, people of Iran! Do not be dismayed by this dictator who is but one man. Do not let this dictator destroy your nation! You are a good people!

Posted by Thomas June 16, 09 10:13 AM
1294.

We don’t want our government, we don’t want our crazy president ………

We don’t like coarsens …………..

Posted by kamran June 16, 09 10:16 AM
1295.

Ahmadinejad in NOT our president
Mousavi IS Our Elected President

Posted by sa June 16, 09 10:17 AM
1296.

Where is The KING KOOROSH???
Where is The King DARYOUSH???
Where is My IRAN???
Where is Persiangulf???
Who is responsible for this much blood??
Just think about it ,,,,,

Posted by son of persia. June 16, 09 10:17 AM
1297.

In a moment like this, the world needed peace..so also Iran my friend need much at these time....
So i pray...may the Good Lord of Peace, Extend His divine Grace and Peace into Iran situation and may the people be restore back to there families in Jesus Mighty Name in PRAY...AMEN..

Posted by GABRIEL June 16, 09 10:18 AM
1298.

to 1204 "Tahmineh":
hey, did you heared anything about "tavahome tote'e"?!... so shut up. it's you and your brothers who kills these people...
---------------------------------------------------
to everyone:
it's not about Mousavi or any other candidate... it's all about Iranians need of some air to breath... all about killing Khamene'ei & Ahmadinejad and their F*king Fake...

Posted by vincent June 16, 09 10:18 AM
1299.

HI , i'm From iran
we can not opening yahoo messenger and sending sms by mobile :-|
please help me ,

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 10:18 AM
1300.

Don't plan on help from Obama. When there was a glimmer of hope that
Ahamadinezhad might be defeated , Obama was quick to say that he hoped his speech had been partly responsible for such a victory. With the latest turn of events, he will not even offer a word of encouragement to the opposition. And when you don't get a word from Obama, you are witnessing an extremely rare event.

Posted by Bobert June 16, 09 10:20 AM
1301.

I am Iranian and i live in America. My cousin was beaten at night just for hanging out with 6 people. If Ahmadinejad loves Iran, why is he killing the people who make it special?!!? HE FRIGGIN CHEATED!!!!! He doesn't deserve to be President. Obama can truly help us!!! My whole family live in Iran (literally) and i am worried that they will be injured!! or worse... No one in my family has died yet i don't want them to start now.

Posted by Farrish June 16, 09 10:20 AM
1302.

What do others think of image #22, where Ahmadinejad's face is clipped. It made a strong initial impression from the context--as if he was peering from a window, looking out over the violence depicted in the other photographs.
Best wishes for the people of Iran.

Posted by mdhills June 16, 09 10:21 AM
1303.

May God bless you people in Iran and give you the human rights and freedoms you deserve as human beings. We are with you! Freedom is not free as we know. We have had our share of revolutions and we have finally prevailed. May you come out winners in undertaking your rights. We hope you will be victors. DONT give up.

Posted by Florida Galeigh June 16, 09 10:23 AM
1304.

I´m american/brazilian but I love Iranian people. I got very emocional seeing all these pictures and iranians fighting for their liberty. I pray that God will help you and make you free. Keep fighting, be strong, never, never give up. Peace be with you

Posted by Cecilia June 16, 09 10:24 AM
1305.

Ali Khamenei is a murderer of iranian people.....
down with Ali Khamenei

Posted by babak June 16, 09 10:25 AM
1306.

We are together!
Therefore we don't afraid, but my friends, they have GUN but we don't!
they don't have HEART but we have!
as you see in photos, people didn't kill the police man who was killing us and fighting!
It means we are Human but they (regime's people and police)
We, Iranian ask help from the other nations, UN and all humans of the world.
Please help US.
We don't have GUN.
Maybe today I'll be killed by them!
Help us soon.
Right now. Tomorrow is so late. hurry up. help us. HELP US PLEASE

Posted by Kazem June 16, 09 10:25 AM
1307.

we don't want recount,we want re-election

Posted by man June 16, 09 10:26 AM
1308.

death to jomhoori eslami iran
death to jomhoori eslami iran
death to jomhoori eslami iran
death to jomhoori eslami iran
death to jomhoori eslami iran
death to jomhoori eslami iran
death to jomhoori eslami iran
death to jomhoori eslami iran
death to jomhoori eslami iran

Posted by iman June 16, 09 10:31 AM
1309.

plz help to us
they are kill people
sir .obama plz help to the people of iran (they are persian)

Posted by feri June 16, 09 10:31 AM
1310.

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants." --Thomas Jefferson

Fight on patriots of Iran. America is with you.

Posted by American June 16, 09 10:33 AM
1311.

Its just about people....
they are killing people, who just wanna be FREE :((((

wayy... khodaya beheshun komak kon :((((

we are praying fo OUR people.. and doing anything we CAN do from here (GERMANY)

Posted by sarbanau June 16, 09 10:35 AM
1312.

We hate Ahmadi Nejad
please help us

Posted by N June 16, 09 10:35 AM
1313.

Sadly to say the only way to freedom will be through the bloodshed of many people. Freedom has its price and our children will be the ones who suffer this cost. I pray for those who have lost their lives for this cause.
I also pray for the Iranian people as a whole, may God give you peace in knowing that your sacrifice will not go unseen. God be with you in your struggle

Posted by Rodger June 16, 09 10:36 AM
1314.

You must help yourselves and simply win an election. It is up to you.

Posted by Shah Daniel June 16, 09 10:38 AM
1315.

we need international help! where are WORLD STUDENTS to help us?????????

Posted by An Iranian Student June 16, 09 10:38 AM
1316.

Its not about Mosawi... its about FREDOM...
the people dont want this REGIME...
they are killing poor innocent people :((((
STOP KILLING OUR PEOPLE :(((((((((
and u NON-IRANIANS... stop tellin that WE ALL WANTED this REGIME..
we never wanted them and will never want them :((((

they are not HUMANS !!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by persian in germany June 16, 09 10:40 AM
1317.

Forward with Freedom, I wish us Zimbabweans were so bold. I am just worried about the people in the photos as the police will be able to recognize them. In Zimbabwe they would be imprisoned, tortured and probably killed by Mugabe.

Posted by Cay June 16, 09 10:40 AM
1318.

o.O they just raided the university? as a fresh university student that is outright scary!! o.O

Posted by sey June 16, 09 10:43 AM
1319.

I am from the land of democracy - India. We Indians are with you people. We shall strive for real democracy

Posted by Proud Indian June 16, 09 10:45 AM
1320.

Why do the riot police have 'POLICE' in English on their outfits? Everything else seems to be in Farsi (or some other script I can't read). If it were in India, or Britain, then fine, English is an official language. But I thought Iranians generally hated the west, why would they have a western language on their police uniforms?

Posted by Frank Adams June 16, 09 10:45 AM
1321.

IRAN, mexico is with you!
remember fighting for peace is like f#u%c&k/ing for virginity.
find peacefull ways!...

Posted by monica June 16, 09 10:47 AM
1322.

Maybe, just maybe, he won. And there's nothing more to it than that. Just because you didn't want him to win doesn't mean that he was cheated. Maybe he was, but where's the proof?

Read this : http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23745.html

"They ignore the fact that Ahmadinejad’s 62.6 percent of the vote in this year’s election is essentially the same as the 61.69 percent he received in the final count of the 2005 presidential election, when he trounced former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The shock of the “Iran experts” over Friday’s results is entirely self-generated, based on their preferred assumptions and wishful thinking."

Posted by Paul June 16, 09 10:47 AM
1323.

My prayers are with you Iran. I am an American, we hope for you and support you. Ahmadinejad has stolen the election, he cheated. How he won was statistically impossible. What is the likelihood he would have won his opponent's HOME CITY with that much support? LIES.

Remove the ayatollah, because ahmadinejad is one thing, but as long as he is still there, there will still be corruption. Do what is right!!
People should not be afraid of their governments, governments should be afraid of their people. - V for Vendetta

Posted by Drew June 16, 09 10:48 AM
1324.

Hello . Im From Iran .
Mr Obama PLZ help me
Kiram dahane modire in site va obama .
kiram dahane tamame mardan va zanane amrica .
Mr Obama PLZ help me .
bia ta bokonamet . ham khodeto ham zaneto .
aval az hame afrade in web ro mikonam . haroom zadeha

Posted by mikonamet June 16, 09 10:48 AM
1325.

I am an American woman who is praying for you in Iran. I am a Christian and pray that the Love and Light of Jesus can be poured out over your country. You are precious to Him and therefore to me. I pray for peace and a quick resolution without anymore bloodshed. You are beautiful people and God loves you. My prayer is in the mighty name of Jesus Christ! Amen.

Posted by Jennifer June 16, 09 10:50 AM
1326.

to all freemen around the world , Iranian people need your support now , the least you can do is asking your governments DO NOT RECOGNIZE AHMADINEJAD" please ask them dont close their eyes for Oil , Dictator and his suporters are very sensitive about Oil , by helping Iranian you not only help innocent people but also help yourself from a huge war , this exterimist dictator wishes to start an atomic war while he reached the bomb because they believe they have duty to wipe out everybody elese from the earth who doesnt believe them and get the world ready for JUDGMENT DAY !

Posted by AFSHIN June 16, 09 10:51 AM
1327.

We are all dust in the wind, millions strong, we sing our songs of hope. We are the future coming true. Be strong, be peaceful, be safe. Mas salaam alaikum.

Posted by Emma June 16, 09 10:51 AM
1328.

41'th photo is so schocking .

Posted by Luke June 16, 09 10:52 AM
1329.

plz HELP iranian....
pppppppppppppppppppppppppllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Posted by sara June 16, 09 10:53 AM
1330.

It is ashamed for the Iraniens people, we need the help of the world.

Posted by Student June 16, 09 10:54 AM
1331.

The people of the United States, France, Russia (squandered the opportunity), and several other countries went to war with themselves for their freedom. What will you do? A government is a direct representation of what the people of that country are willing to accept. You are going to go it alone, God Bless, and luck be with you!

Posted by Steve June 16, 09 10:54 AM
1332.

FROM IRAN:
pleaaaaaaaaaase help...
we try to do the best
we fight
we shout
we never give up ,but need your help
ahmadi nejad is not our president
we all hate him as you do

Posted by kian June 16, 09 10:56 AM
1333.

From Sweden: We are aware of your situation, the eyes are on Iran. I'm really moved of your courage!
Freedom!

Posted by j June 16, 09 10:56 AM
1334.

God loves you the people of Iran, you have to be free to listen to the opinions of other people around the world, we respect you and want you to be free and exercise your freedom. You should be free to have political opinions different from the opinions of the supreem council, you should be free to exercise any other faith apart from Islam, and girls should be free to be educated in universities. Your freedom is God given, nobody should stop you from exercising that freedom using religion or the power of the gun. In other countries it was fought for, it is now your turn to fight for that same freedom, in many cases it does not come on a silver plate. Be firm God will be on your side.

Posted by JEDIDIAH DDOBOOZILYE June 16, 09 10:56 AM
1335.

1232. said above,

"I am SO PROUD OF YOU MY BRAVE PROTESTERS!!! I only wish that when George Bush also STOLE the election the American people should have been in the streets like you..."

Are you kidding me!!! It was BECAUSE of president Bush that gives the Iranians the courage, will and desire for freedom as they see their neighbors in IRAQ who have been liberated!!! Don't you get that?

Posted by Cliff June 16, 09 10:57 AM
1336.

From an American, who believes in Freedom and Liberty as our ancestors fought against what WAS our government and won: Freedom means freedom from Government but under virtue, principles and "Natural Law". In our country the "Federal" Government is supposed to handle only a small "list" of matters directly written in our Constitution - a set of laws that We The People ordained and established on our Government. Unfortunately, We The People have let Government lax our education and we shirked our responsibility to ENFORCE our own laws on our own Government.
I am proud and jealous of you Iranians for your righteous courage and cause of freedom and liberty. Perhaps when this is all over your personal individual power and prosperity might be as great or better than ours was when our Individual people and local governments had far more power than our Federal Government, as it is supposed to be under our laws in our Constitution.
Good luck, please be careful, stay as safe as you can and God bless all of you.
Freedom is good. Tyranny, despotism and usurpation is evil; this appears, to me, to be a battle between Good and Evil. Let Freedom Ring!

Posted by Capt. Karl June 16, 09 10:57 AM
1337.

i am mirhossein musavi supporter .
they(ahamdies supporters) are saying we are mad and crazy and some yahoos.
i want to ask what will you do if vote and your sure that mir hossein wins but the fucking ahmady wins?
in our city bushehr,sistan,semnan,... musavies votes were counted a lot more than ahmadies . how is is it possible the dictator is again the president . i wish die for the biggest dictator mahmoud ahmadi nejad

Posted by hossein June 16, 09 10:58 AM
1338.

“When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty.”

Thomas Jefferson

Posted by Joe June 16, 09 10:58 AM
1339.

Please help us.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 10:58 AM
1340.

We ask UN to help us
Just help us
If u want just to display pics, nothing would be solved
help....

Posted by Iranian Guy June 16, 09 10:59 AM
1341.

Please help us.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 11:01 AM
1342.

Go to hell Ahmadinejead!!!(with all of your supporters)

Posted by mojtaba June 16, 09 11:03 AM
1343.

We all do these demonstrations because we DO NOT WANT TO BE TERRORISTS, WE Iranians WANT OUR RIGHTS AND FREEDOM. If any European or American See this comment pleese ask your Government not to sell anything to this MAD Government (they say they don't but they mysteriously sell regime needs to attack us with higher prices).
The three countries who back Arabs regime in Iran are:
1- England (hidden) 2- China 3- Russia

Posted by Soorena June 16, 09 11:04 AM
1344.

HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP HELP

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 11:05 AM
1345.

SOS
Help and support Iranian people they show your solidarity

Posted by Sara June 16, 09 11:09 AM
1346.

The UN most likely will not interfere with a civil war unless it absolutely is forced to. Look at Darfur and Darfur is Genocide. Look at how long it took to respond to Bosnia. The U.S. Civil war was brutal and bloody and many people died. But in the end the moral answer prevailed! You are supported! Your will is noticed and change will come!

Posted by Sue June 16, 09 11:09 AM
1347.

Freedom, In šaʾ Allāh

Posted by j June 16, 09 11:09 AM
1348.

please check these comments that were written by people who do not agree with this election and beilive that this election doese really have in order to cheat people and leadership has been obtained ballots by fraud and finally I have to say this election was not true and please help us to run reelection.

Posted by rayehe June 16, 09 11:11 AM
1349.

This is not election this is selection !
we are in war in iran
war for peace
war for freedom
war for our missed vote
plz help us

Posted by golnaz from tehran June 16, 09 11:13 AM
1350.

Thank GOD that you have at least ONE LIFE to give for your FREEDOM, for the FREEDOM of your peoples, and for your COUNTRY !!

Posted by Tibor Tallos June 16, 09 11:14 AM
1351.

From the USA: Good luck in your struggle. Do not give up, do not give in. Your courage inspires me. Please know that the world is behind you.

Posted by Darren June 16, 09 11:16 AM
1352.

Dear Iranians, keep the faith! The world is watching and we see every baton being raised against you. Aid is coming soon! Real change cannot be brought by leaders, only by the people! Godspeed!

Posted by michael June 16, 09 11:21 AM
1353.

i have no idea whether u see my post or not,whether u even care or not...but for gad sake,please,dont stop broadcasting the news from IRAN,people are Dying here..These millitia dont refrain from KILLING students...The situation is way too cruical...PLEASE dont stop broadcasting,,,,we need to be mention...ITs crazy in all the cities...

Posted by Arash June 16, 09 11:21 AM
1354.

HELP IRANIAN PLEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASE...

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 11:22 AM
1355.

The whole world revolves over Iran,Its the best time to bring peace to the world by helping people of Iran to impediment their revolution.

Posted by Ray Shahi June 16, 09 11:24 AM
1356.

As a human I say to all governments think to these photos deep.
Is this right way?

Posted by Alireza June 16, 09 11:25 AM
1357.

we make a revolution 30 yeras ago and kill many people to have such this guvernour that kill thire people , we wont such this regym...we like hounesty goverment

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 11:25 AM
1358.

From Toronto, Canada:
My wife and I drove 435 km to vote for Mousavi and was amazed with the number of Iranians who showed in Ottawa. Quite unprecedented.

I hope the truth comes out fast but don't have trust in the Guardian council or the leader in this reagad. Everybody knows they are biased toward Ahmadi Nejad.

Our democracy is a baby and will take time to grow. With every election we learn something. The harder the struggle and the longer it takes, the more we'll appreciate and protect it once we earn it.

Posted by Mohammad June 16, 09 11:26 AM
1359.

iran is for the iranians. if they can't solve this problem on their own, what will they do with the problems that will come their way in the next few years?

still my prayers goes out to everyone in iran, hoping for a better government and a brighter future in iran.

Posted by judz_ens June 16, 09 11:26 AM
1360.

I hope the people vote again so the Iranian people have a democratic Iran. Shame on the dictator!. I was happy to see the media exposed it to the world unlike the fraud election in Ethiopia where many were massacred on the streets of Addis Ababa in 2005. Over a million people came out to protest no to the dictator Melese Zenawi, but the media did not do a squat. Despite The State department report on gross human rights violation the US Governement was silent when votes was rigged. Now I see a slight hope after the Iranian demonstrations.

Posted by Ethiopiawi June 16, 09 11:27 AM
1361.

HELP
HELP
HELP
HELP USSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS =((

Posted by SARA June 16, 09 11:29 AM
1362.

ohh, damn i was expacting something like this, some persians must remember the black friday 30 years ago when they see this happening again. Back there
us goverment killed hundreds of innocent frendly demonstrators, they where dresed in iran coverment uniforms (former cia boss say this proudly to the new york times) and frauded the people to choose, there installed islamic religios goverment and this is just the next step of killing and frauding the peopel all over the world in the next big war. But this time is it not men against men is human against conglomarated coverments. Yes we have to do something but just good words are not the answer the iranian people deserve. Do somthing importend: Scream at your own govermnent what the hell are they doing, or not. And dont stop at this rate, you dont really think the elections are a fraud just in the iran, do you? this is the first time in history of mankind we can see all as one thru the internet let us use this power of knowlege to free us all. let us support all men struggling for true freedom liike the iranians now do because we are definetly the next... good luck and a peacefull end for u all downthere and i hope my goverment will do somting better then verry words of condolence after all is ruined... from Germany!

Posted by A June 16, 09 11:32 AM
1363.

Help ...!!!

Posted by aleck June 16, 09 11:32 AM
1364.

SOS, The anti riot forces are from Arab countries which has been transported to Iran before the Election. They attacked us brutally and killed women and children.
The number of victims are more than what the regime says.(at least triple).
I asked for the national community and UN to interfere.

Posted by Mojtaba June 16, 09 11:32 AM
1365.

Incredible, I think it's time for a second revolution.I m from Paris
1789 France
2009 Iran
We love Iranian People, a noble people

Posted by cosmosangel June 16, 09 11:33 AM
1366.

This is the most shameful play of this regime that we saw after 30 years from the 1979 revolution. People, who remember that revolution, will acknowledge that there wasn't any protest like the one that placed this Monday, June 15th. This is a big "NO" to all the policies that this government has taken especially during the last 4 years with Ahmadinejad's presidency. Shame on you Ahmadinejad, Shame on you Khamenei…

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 11:34 AM
1367.

it is sth like POLSKA "SOLIDARNO¦Æ" in 1981r.

Posted by Luke June 16, 09 11:41 AM
1368.

no helpin i iranian i cant.u go.

Posted by محمد June 16, 09 11:41 AM
1369.

Please show the world the work of the murdrers... killers... down with the murderer... show the world what they are doing to us and what they have been doing over 30 years...

Posted by Mahtab Aslani June 16, 09 11:41 AM
1370.

The Iranian people need to do this themselves. If they don't throw off their own oppressors, then international help looks like bullying of the old regime. Any new regime looks like a puppet regime in the eyes of the old regime's supporters.

So, before you start saying "the US needs to help!" insist the people help themselves. You can't keep running to mommy and daddy every time a problem happens. Learn personal responsibility already.

Posted by Jenna June 16, 09 11:41 AM
1371.

As much as I really do feel for the plight of the Iranian people, In true democracy no one ever truely gets what they want...Sorry, but that's the way it is...

Posted by Jim O'Donnell June 16, 09 11:41 AM
1372.

DOWN WITH AHAMDI NEJAD.

Posted by aaaa June 16, 09 11:42 AM
1373.

Unfortunately, given the nature of international politics, Iranian students shouldn't expect any foreign aid, and certainly not in time to do anything. Nonetheless, you have certainly garnered sympathy around the world - know that you have our support, and good luck in ousting this man from power if his victory was in fact fraudulent.

Posted by Carlos June 16, 09 11:42 AM
1374.

I am an Iranian abroad. For the first time since I left Iran 13 years ago, I wish I was there to support my people. I was 11 when Islamic revolution happened. Blood shed then, blood shed now. IShah was one dictator, ahmadi nejad is another. t is interesting to see supporters of Ahmadi negad are 99% male. why wouldn't they be? they want to keep the women as second hand citizens with rights half the men. We see the protestors are the most educated and cultured people. A message to Ahmadinejad supporters: you had your turn. You had your time. Now let others enjoy life. Give up the power. it is time for change.

Posted by LFromCanada June 16, 09 11:44 AM
1375.

i should say that women are allowed to educated in universities in iran. dont ever make this mistake please( replying to comment nmber 1333).
yes, the situaltion is critical. i hope we reach our basic goal, freedom.

Posted by ANS5 June 16, 09 11:44 AM
1376.

My Dear Iranian sisters and brothers.. I wish I was in Iran with my beautifull and courageous "Ham Vatans" My heart is the with all of you from Guatemala. we will have better days,

Nadereh

Posted by Nadereh nilforoushan June 16, 09 11:45 AM
1377.

Iranian people dont want such a president and his group,we want freedom,international community must help us.they are killing our people,shame on them,shame on ahmadinejad,they cheated us in election,help people of my country,you must help us,where is UN ?
,we die ,we shout,we never give up ,but we need you sopurt and help

Posted by maryam June 16, 09 11:46 AM
1378.

I'm not Iranian but according to the published numbers the difference between the two candidates was small. So it seems natural that such problems occur and it does not mean that there is a freedom issue in Iran it just means a problem of accepting the results. According to some other pictures I have seen, the supporters of Nijad during his open-air speeches seemed to be countless. Why don't the supporters of Mir Hossein Mousavi provide the proof that the elections went wrong!?

Posted by adsvert June 16, 09 11:47 AM
1379.

Revolution in 1976 led to the overthrow of the Shah of Iran - they blamed the west (particularly America) for propping up a government that oppressed its masses, its mullahs and its sovereignty.

Now, we see revolution again - the mullahs have got a real problem on their hands now, because they are the oppressors - did they forget their treatment under the Shah?

Can we still wring our hands in the west and be blamed for propping up totalitarian governments in the middle east?

Posted by Bruce Allan June 16, 09 11:48 AM
1380.

MAD SUPPORT from CANADA.
From an outside perspective Iranians were robbed. Mousavi losing his home town is like Obama losing the african american votes to Mccain.
Fight for your rights & freedoms. Your in my prayers. Your enemy is getting weaker by the day. Power to the people!!!
Long live the brave....

Posted by hope June 16, 09 11:51 AM
1381.

I was hoping to get support from President Obama. But no support from any outside government. We need to get united and fight and destroy the Akound jamat and the corrupted government of Iran. Kourosh, Syrus the Great, help us to win this battle. This is our chance to win the evil.

Posted by James June 16, 09 11:52 AM
1382.

damn! there we go, and now Yahoo Messenger which is one of our few ways left for communication is blocked by this government. btw, did u just see the so-called pro-ahmadinejad rally in valiasr sq which was organized by Iran's clerical regime? IT IS PURE FAKE!(do they think they can stop us this way??!! get real) its nothing against mousavi's rallies.

Posted by Y.H June 16, 09 11:55 AM
1383.

Maybe, like in Venezuela and Lebanon, it is the overwhelming majority of the poorest segments of the population who voted for Ahmadinejad and his populist policies, making this a true democratic election result. Maybe what we're seeing is a rioting urban middle class minority trying to make the most noise.
"There are three million [poorer women] who make carpets in their homes. They had no insurance. When Ahmadinejad realised this, he immediately brought in a law to give them full insurance."
http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentators/fisk/robert-fisk-iran-erupts-as-voters-back-the-democrator-1704810.html

Posted by Food For Thought June 16, 09 11:58 AM
1384.

TO ALL COUNTRIES:
DO NOT CONSIDER AHMADINEJAD AS IRAN'S PRESIDENT!!!!

Posted by ehssan June 16, 09 11:59 AM
1385.

In picture 30, does anyone else see the shape of a man in the clouds?
And is that person holding a fist up and triumph, or is it held in defiance?
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DO NOT GIVE UP! We will never stop the broadcasts as long as chaos reigns in your streets

Posted by 2k June 16, 09 12:00 PM
1386.

Ahmadinejad has compared the result of iranian election to a football match, the reason for his comment is that he had moved the goal post !!!!!!!!!

Posted by niu June 16, 09 12:01 PM
1387.

As a Polish American I have lived through several student led protests against oppresive goverment and unfortunately the help from outside never comes...
However I am sure that ultimately you will be succesful and will find peace in your country.Good luck to you all !

Posted by wojtek June 16, 09 12:02 PM
1388.

I'm an Iranian. This is the message of the Iranian protesters to foreign interferers.
We are supporting Mousavi just because he is a true supporter of the Islamic Revolution. He is going to save this revolution from those who want to turn it into a dictatorship. So don't labor under the delusion that we oppose the Islamic Revolution. That's exactly what we are fighting for: A true Islamic Republic. So don't be so gleeful.

Posted by Ali June 16, 09 12:04 PM
1389.

This ought to be an eye opener for all the world to see ,this is bravery at its best ,and human kindness and decency.
My prayers are with you and hope your struggle for true democracy will overcome evil and backwardness.
God Bless the people of Iran.

An apolitical Jewish Guy .

Posted by Gabriel O June 16, 09 12:04 PM
1390.

This is the beginning of youth move in Iran, as many know that there is strong external support behind this but it is 300% needed let us fight it and let this regime know that "Hitler" did not last nor did "Stalin" therefore they will not last.
My heart bleeds for those families that they lost their loved ones in this bloodshed but there has to be some brave men to stand in front of this opperession!
Long lived freedom& Iranian youth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by wilson khedry June 16, 09 12:05 PM
1391.

The US and the UN will provide you with "Lip Service" only. If you're going to be Free, you're going to have to do it for yourselves.

Posted by David June 16, 09 12:05 PM
1392.

I am crying tears of pain , they are killing my ppl . down to you . i want freedom , the most valuable gift has given to mankind .
and im proud of you guys are supporting us emotionally from all over the world

Posted by From Tehran June 16, 09 12:05 PM
1393.

The Iranian officials have just banned foreign news organizations from directly covering the protests; most foreign journalists' visas expired today and they had to leave the country. There is going to be a bloodbath in Iran over the next few days ... I implore the news organizations of the West to continue to follow the story and broadcast even unconfirmed reports, because that's all they're going to get from now on.

People of the world, I hope that you refuse to recognize the legitimacy of Ahmadinejad's presidency if he ends up staying in power.

Posted by Iranian living in the US June 16, 09 12:08 PM
1394.

Obama may see the injustice in this unsettling matter. I, however, am in Canada, I'm not sure what can be done to help you all from this far away.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
DO NOT GIVE UP HOPE OF A BETTER TOMORROW BECAUSE IT IS ALWAYS DARKEST BEFORE DAWN.

Posted by Sarah June 16, 09 12:09 PM
1395.

This is the beginning of youth move in Iran, as many know that there is strong external support behind this but it is 300% needed let us fight it and let this regime know that "Hitler" did not last nor did "Stalin" therefore they will not last.
My heart bleeds for those families that they lost their loved ones in this bloodshed but there has to be some brave men to stand in front of this opperession!
Long lived freedom& Iranian youth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by wilson khedry June 16, 09 12:09 PM
1396.

Guys!!
I would like to thank ya all for ur concern and that u C everythin happenin here in iran.
actually i was afraid tht maybe our voice could not be heard but thanks god, there is always a WAY to connect to the outside world (from iran)!

Posted by Saoshyant June 16, 09 12:09 PM
1397.

Great job to show the saddest days after our revolution. Thanks for your effort on showing such a moments to be kept as history.

Posted by Alireza June 16, 09 12:09 PM
1398.

When the Nazis came for the communists,
I remained silent;
I was not a communist.
Then they locked up the social democrats,
I remained silent;
I was not a social democrat.

Then they came for the trade unionists,
I did not protest;
I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews,
I did not speak out;
I was not a Jew.

When they came for me,
there was no one left to speak out for me.

"First they came…" is a poem attributed to Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984) about the inactivity of German intellectuals following the Nazi rise to power and the purging of their chosen targets, group after group.

Posted by Cem June 16, 09 12:10 PM
1399.

Where is the the UN, US?! where is the damn international pressure?! people need help, the youth who are being beaten to death just for refusing to accept a shameless lie, our prayers are with you. I want to come to iran and chant and fight with you guys in bringing down those fanatic faschists who dont have the least bit of human integrity, not even for their own country's people. our love and prayers with you.

Posted by John June 16, 09 12:11 PM
1400.

7 person killed to tehran and ahmadinejad says :this just is a little Disputed.
f*ck to mr.khamenie bigest diktator in the world .

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 12:13 PM
1401.

For thirty years the regime has terrfied the majority with it's iron fist policies.
The youth has finally said enough and challenged the tugs. It's time for the
people of Iran to take back their country from these cruel dictators. Good luck
with your endeavors and God bless all of you.

Posted by ziaeddin June 16, 09 12:14 PM
1402.

My support to your protests from Portugal.
Continue your strugle , fight for democracy.

Posted by Rui June 16, 09 12:20 PM
1403.

war FOR PEACE WAR FOR FREEDOM.......
HELP HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP
INSTEAD OF READING THE NEWS N WATCHIN D VIDEOS.. TRY TO HELP THE POOP PEOPLE IN MY COUNTRY..!!

Posted by MAYA June 16, 09 12:21 PM
1404.

I can’t believe how some of us Iranians can ask US and more naively from Israel for help. Haven’t their governments been the reason we did the revolution back in 1979 to overthrow their puppet, SHAH? Aren’t they the governments who brought such unrest and calamity for people of IRAQ just wanting to redeem that country from a dictator (Saddam Hussein)? Is that wise to make the same historical mistake twice? If we can’t take the matters into our hands it is better to be dictated by one of our own rather by a country whose aims of helping us is unknown! So instead of thinking of someone else to help us it is better to take the action in our hands. (But we do appreciate the support of all people from around the world)

Posted by Hess June 16, 09 12:24 PM
1405.

Best wishes for the people in Iran from Armenia and do not give it up!!!!

Posted by karen June 16, 09 12:24 PM
1406.

I am an Iranian that is currently residing in Canada, and like many others who have posted on this blog, ALL my family is back home except for my parents. I just want all you foreigners from US, Germany, Malaysia, and every where else to know your support literally brings tears to my eyes, and I dont cry easily. This is to the PEOPLE around the world who feel for us, NOT THE GOVERNMENTS who stand by as they always have throughout history with any country in need of help. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.....THIS IS THE SAME PEOPLE WHO VOTED AGAINST BUSH IN THE ELECTIONS!

Posted by Arman June 16, 09 12:25 PM
1407.

there should be freedom of speech
the Presidenth should be elected By the people for the pepole
that what Democrecy is all about
it is enough non seance
IRAN deserve Better iranian people deserve better

Posted by shawn June 16, 09 12:25 PM
1408.

people in western countries need to see these photos to appreciate what they have.
your governments are behind all these with accepting the illigal regim of Iran.

Posted by Arash June 16, 09 12:26 PM
1409.

The fraud in the election is too obvious to deny!

Shame to the leaders of Russia, China, Pakistan, Syria, and all other countries who have congratulated Ahmadinejad! You know for sure that he is not elected by us, and we know for sure that he has negotiated with you to support him in this way! What has he given you? A little thousands of oil gallons? Or he is planning to give you some more of our country, like what he did in giving almost all of the Caspian sea to Russia? Oh, President MEDVEDEV! Is this support a return for the whole sea which Ahmadinejad gave you?!

We know that the leaders of the other countries try to calm down Iran ASAP, because this protest will have a rising effect on the price of oil; and the simplest way is to support Ahmadinejad. This is the responsibility of YOU, THE FREE PEOPLE, not to let it happen.

We, Iranian people, expect all international organizations as well as all world leaders not to recognize Ahmadinejad as our president, because he is not! This is the least thing you can do.

A medical student from Iran

Posted by Med Student June 16, 09 12:26 PM
1410.

The regime in Iran is dishonest deceitful....After the revelution they've been cheating on people upto now...for about 30 years... election is meaningless in here...
Down with Khamenei
Down with Ahmadinejad
two bastard dictators
I want all the world to know that IRAN has a great history and civilization and we have nothing to do with Islam or Arabs....
Cyrus the great ...come and save your men....

Posted by anonyme June 16, 09 12:26 PM
1411.

Muslims should leave Europe right now and help to their brothers in Iran.

Posted by Wojciech June 16, 09 12:27 PM
1412.

who is burning the public properties? are these supporters of Musavi, or the bassijies disguised as Musavi's supporters to mud the peaceful demonstration and give the needed excuse to fundamentalists to oppress the movement. You people should not let anybody set fire on buildings or other public properties. don't give them excuse, treat the police as your brothers, bring them to your side. forget about the foreign governments help, they have always been foreign and always will remain foreign. this is your country and these are your people. God bless you all, and be under His protection.

Posted by Amin June 16, 09 12:28 PM
1413.

May your souls rest in peace.

Posted by saber June 16, 09 12:28 PM
1414.

You have the emotional backing of much of the free world Iran, do not lose hope. However, as many have already said, you will likely have to make the real changes alone. Our governments are unwilling to interfere (and you obviously know about governments not accurately representing the people). Would you really want the outcome to be from military support from the West? You can fight for freedom and win, and build a true Democracy free from the Mullahs and dictators!

Remember, just as each Persian is not Achmadinijad, so too those of us in the West are not our leaders. Inaction by our governments does not mean that we do not support you! Keep hope alive! We are all human beings who desire freedom and peace, and a government that is kept in check by the free will of its people. Build a true Persian Democracy free of hate and dictators, and join the world as proud and free Iranians.

Posted by Andrew June 16, 09 12:29 PM
1415.

Oh ! No One Can Understand What is going On In Iran !
There Is An Evil Here...Everything is Wrong !
TheY Are killing the youngs as they kill their enemy...
That's Not What we called Iranian !
God Help us

please pray for us

Posted by Mona MH June 16, 09 12:30 PM
1416.

we hate ahmadi nejad . hi does anything for have scepter . hi is big dictator.

Posted by sara June 16, 09 12:30 PM
1417.

A big thanks

Posted by aida bustos June 16, 09 12:31 PM
1418.

That's the most useful lesson for russian people! we must do the same! but our ahmadinejad more strong! praing for brave iranians! I love you!!!!!!! I'm russian student I told and show this to everybody! I belive in your hearts!!!

Posted by Roman June 16, 09 12:31 PM
1419.

who ever u are ! plz help us ! they'r killing peopl !

Posted by h June 16, 09 12:34 PM
1420.

People of IRAN stay STRONG!!!!
You are too SMART and POWERFUL to allow these backward and ignorant dictators, ahmadinijad and the religous council to hold any power over you!
The only Power they have is making you fear them!
These facist dictators are but a small minority of Iran's population, their core group is no more than 5%...any of their followers are forced to do so because they work for the government!! Never forget this!!!
YOU HAVE SCARED THESE DICTATORS AND THAT IS WHY THEY ARE RESORTING TO VIOLENCE, WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING IS WORKING!!! IRANIANS WILL PREVAIL!!! KEEP UP THE FIGHT, WORK TOGETHER, BE SMART COORDINATE TOGETHER AND YOU WILL FIND THE BEST WAY THROUGH THIS!!!

Posted by THE WORLD's VOICE!!! June 16, 09 12:35 PM
1421.

where ýs The MAN ýn the wourld that help IRANIAN

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 12:35 PM
1422.

I remember those teenage years of mine that they beat us and prisoned us just because of having a little bit of make up or even wearing a pair of colorful ( a color except black and gray and brown) socks at school. do you really understand what it means when you grow up and always be scared of just showing your hair in public or even talk to a boy at universities. I hate hate hate this govenment that made us to emigrate to other countries and be sooooooooooo far away from our loved ones. I am really scared for the Iranian poeple who the goverment treat them like shit.

Posted by Darya June 16, 09 12:35 PM
1423.

DOWN WITH AHMADI NEZHAD
DOWN WITH AHMADI NEZHAD
DOWN WITH AHMADI NEZHAD
DOWN WITH AHMADI NEZHAD
...

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 12:37 PM
1424.

Please urge your countries not to recognize the legitimacy of Ahmadinejad's re-election. They are killing civilians in Iran - they beat children, men, women, and students. When will the world realize that this is not just the problem of Iran and its people, but the entire world. Right now, Iranian dormitories are surrounded by militia (the Basij). They have orders to shoot. Telephone lines are down, internet is blocked and foreing media has been banned from broadcasting. Please help us help the people who are fighting for their basic rights. If Ahmadinejad remains in power, a war with Israel is guaranteed, a war that will bring nothing but bloodshed and disaster to the Middle East and the rest of the world.

Posted by YS June 16, 09 12:37 PM
1425.

My love and support to all the Iranian people who are struggling to gain freedom.
Your fight shall be successfull. It might not result in concrete results now, but it will change the Iranian State fundamentaly in the future.
A regime based on shere brutality will not last forever. Even the Soviet Union collapsed.
Have patience and take care of yourself!

Posted by Soraya June 16, 09 12:40 PM
1426.

LIE LIE LIE this is the only thing i could remember sofar.i was born in war.the war between iran and iraq.i grow up in war.the only thing they learn us is this words:
down with, enemy , war , die
i hate these words, i hate lie, they dont believe in any thing

Posted by behi June 16, 09 12:40 PM
1427.

we hate mr ahmadi nejad he liar he stold irainian 's vote we know the real statistics of the election & that's it:
mr mousavi:nearly 19 milion vote
mr karoubi:nearly7 milion vote
mr ahmadi nejad:nearly 5milion vote
mr rezai:nearly 3 milion vote
i dont know why some of our people dont see the reality i am soooooo sorry for them ,the government is killing my people just becuse they want their vote .
i dont klow what to say i wana cry

Posted by farzaneh June 16, 09 12:41 PM
1428.

PLZ READ THIS COMMENT.
people in iran have waited over 30 years to show the real face of themselves to the world.LISTEN TO US! We're not ARABS, terrorists or even MUSLIMS. we are simply peaceful people STRUGGLING to breathe in a free air. in the 22 years that i have lived, i've heard the crushing sound of my bones from cruelty, injustice & prejudice every second.my people are being killed to much greater extent that you hear in media.last nigh there's been a massacre in tehran.this goverment is a lot worse than HITLER's.they'd start the 3rd world war if they had the power.our nation has a history of 7000 years of civilization,it's been more than a 100 years that we're fighting for freedom.when is the sweet day of victory going to arrive?how much more blood has to be shed?the clerics have slaughtered thousands of their opponents in these 30 years.this is the worst kind of fascism and dictatorship,what u see is just the tip of the iceberg.i loathe this regime, the clerics,islam and more than all AHMADINEJAD.

Posted by elham June 16, 09 12:45 PM
1429.

Khamenei and Ahmadinejad, who use the label of traitor to brutally silence young Iranians who want freedom and democracy, are the real traitors. They take the country's money from its people and give to Lebanese Hezbollah and Hamas. Then, in turn, they have brough in thousands of foreign Hezbollah to beat and brutalize the Iranian people. While Iranian students are sacrificing their lives for freedom, Chavez and Hamas are the first to congratulate Ahmadinejad for his fake re-election. This is tragic.

Posted by Roxanne June 16, 09 12:46 PM
1430.

rogues dont do this with us o.k?
my bank distroyd. my cousin died. i cant stand much more than this. get away from us. ZENDE BAD MOOSAVI. ZENDE BAD IRAN.

Posted by sayeed June 16, 09 12:47 PM
1431.

Iranians, you must continue your fight. We fought a dictator in Nicaragua. The resistance formed secret cells many unknown to each other and all collaborated to sabotage the dictator and his secret police. It was done with economic and psychological warfare that eventually united the people. That dictator was supported by the peasant, less educated citizens as is your dictator is. Do not end the fight. it may take you two or more years but you can make it impossible to govern and once the pressure it built up, the religious leaders will turn against him too. Unite, form underground opposition teams with assigned priorities and responsibilities. Fight for your precious FREEDOM!

Posted by Nicaraguan American June 16, 09 12:47 PM
1432.

God Bless these Iranians fighting for their rights.

Posted by Chris Diaz June 16, 09 12:49 PM
1433.

As Khomeini said: Alaahazrat Khamenei "baayad beravad". He has shown his true face to Iranians, finally.

Posted by K.Z. June 16, 09 12:50 PM
1434.

i'm from iran. khamenei's ( leader of iran ) militia unplugged us from world. we have no sms, no good internet and no satellite. i have just one message : iran is in blood and fire. tell everybody in world we fight for freedom even we die.

Posted by vahid June 16, 09 12:50 PM
1435.

I'm from Romania, and my soul is next to the Iranian people. You don't deserve this. I hope you'll get rid of the dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Freedom is the best thing a man can have! Be brave, fight for your rights, and I'm sure you'll get international support! This is a real test for Obama!

Posted by Romanians are next to you! June 16, 09 12:51 PM
1436.

America hears your voices. And our response is: Yes you can!
My Respond: I have been living in US for many years, believe me or not US or other countries don’t care about the people of Iran. You people have forgotten the Iraq war and what the other countries did to Iraq and see the result.
This is how freedom is won. The people of the US support your struggles even if our government cannot or will not.
Freedom is not free.
My Respond: Not True
Do not count on anybody's help. The world never gets involved. It would get to get much worse before the world leaders do anything. There are other immediate interests at play. You have to resolve this among yourselves. I am afraid you are heading for civil war, the worst of possible outcomes
My Respond: I agree 100%
I'm sorry to see what my brothers and sisters are going through. I feel for the people for the parents who go through hell fearing of their children’s life. I think that we need the support of the US troops who live in our neighborhood to help us to fight these Mollas and their supporters.
My Respond: You got to be kidding me
Why do the riot police have 'POLICE' in English on their outfits? Everything else seems to be in Farsi (or some other script I can't read). If it were in India, or Britain, then fine, English is an official language. But I thought Iranians generally hated the west, why would they have a western language on their police uniforms?
My Respond: I agree 100%

My Respond: You should be free to have political opinions different from the opinions of the supreme council (Ali Khamene'ei and his followers like Rafsanjani and such); these are the main source of corruption in Iran and not just a foolish election. Even in US they have cheated in elections.
There is no freedom in US as you think there is. There are more poor and homeless and jailed people in US than some third world countries. No US or Israel wants a stable self governed Iran.
Be wise and don’t get so excited about freedom of speech, like some other western countries do.
God Bless you all Iran lovers and not opportunisms.
Iran lover

Posted by Iran lover June 16, 09 12:51 PM
1437.

The Iranian people should not count on any help from Obama or the Democrats. Offering assistance would require Obama to take a tough stand instead of trying to be all things to all people all the time. Obama is all talk, and talk is cheap.

Posted by melrose1 June 16, 09 12:51 PM
1438.

I think that during the American Revolution, the French not only supplied a navy and some troops but guns as well. Maybe it's not such a bad idea for our government (I'm a U.S. citizen) to do the same for the people of Iran.

Posted by Tony June 16, 09 12:52 PM
1439.

we will keep fighting,and we will win..

Dear people of the world,know this:AHMADINEJHAD IS NOT OUR PRESIDET,he was selected not elected...
they beated me,injured my friends,broken down my car,and some of my friends are lost,know one knows where they are....in the news,he called us DIRT,what kind of a man can say that to his own people?shame on you,shame on you...we don't want you

Posted by reza June 16, 09 12:52 PM
1440.

Greetings from Finland! I agree with some former comments that you iranians have to rely on your self because the help from the west would be easily used against you. You have the moral support of millions but that will propably be all you´ll get. I admire your courage and hope you´ll win, but same time I hope that you don´t waste your lives if you don´t have realistic opportunities to win. And nobody from outside can say when it´s time to continue or draw back. Your courage will be needed also in future! All the best for your struggle and take care of your selfs!

Posted by Kari June 16, 09 12:53 PM
1441.

Last week I was working my MSc. dissertation and preparing a project plan for a governmet project, I had hope and a little excited that if mr.mousavi became the president, I could have a little more freedom in my own country. we chanted "ahmadi e dorogh goo" ( ahmadi the liar). but today we are full of hatred, full of rage. every one is anxious , everyone wants to do something.
reading your comments from all over the world, gives me peace. we were pictured as camel riding arabs before, but now the world witnessed that we are brave people who stand up for our rights, may it be peacefull nuclear energy, or the very basic right to choose our own president. we had never relied on outsiders' help. this wave has just begun and it certainly going to lead to a free iran. keep your moral supports and spread the word. the first poem that every iranian learned in schools is " bani adam aza ie iek peikarand/ke dar afarinesh ze ie goharand / cho ozvi be dard avarad roozegar/ degar ozvha ra namanad gharar/ to kez mehnate digaran bighami/ nashaiad ke namat nahand adami" ( all human are parts of a same body/ they are of the same value in creation/ if one part is in pain/ the other parts cannot rest in peace/ you who don't care of others' misery/ you don't deserve to be called human".

Posted by daniel from tehran June 16, 09 12:55 PM
1442.

The American people support you!
We are encouraged by your spirit and our determination to have your voices heard.

Posted by EG June 16, 09 12:55 PM
1443.

I have chills.

Posted by Robin Elizabeth Grausam June 16, 09 12:57 PM
1444.

ahmadinejad cheated. this is what 70% of iranians are sure about. he had some votes like 5% in iran. the iranians that live in iran know about it. the world must trust us. he cheated....
and now he is KILLING the ppl, the students, almost everyone. we don't expect OBAMA to attack iran, what we want is that he and other leadres of the world don't recognize ahmadinejad as iran's president. our legitimate president is mir hossein moosavi
iranians don't want violence. we voted democratically and what we simply expect is respecting our votes

Posted by Farhad June 16, 09 01:00 PM
1445.

ahmadi nezhad go to hell

Posted by hami June 16, 09 01:00 PM
1446.

"It would be wrong(for the protesters)to remain silent"...yeah, bobert, definitely no help from obama(*rolls eyes*)

Posted by christopher schiefen June 16, 09 01:01 PM
1447.

What is happening in Iran is tragic. It is sad to watch it. Civilized people do not steal, brutalize and deprive their fellow citizens of their rights. I hope, judstic prevails
Canada

Posted by Suresh Kurl June 16, 09 01:06 PM
1448.

1.impressive pictures...
im an iranian girl in tehran who sees night and day how the government men kill our youth and ppl. i ve never seen this much violence through my life and im so upset abt it.
i always believe that if we want to change sth we have to try 4 it and sometimes pay valuable things .. thats the only rason that made me go and participate in election..
but the result is not the real result. he is not our elected president..
So again i go back to my believes and wont stay beside to let whatever they want happens.. i ll go forward to at least reach my rights, my vote, people's vote and the real freedom and justice !!
and i ask all of you to not give up! lets countinue our green wave but as peacefuly as possible!! for the blood of inoccent people and 14 students who have been killed in Tehran Univrsity dormitory.. one of them was my classmate.. dont keep quiet... dont give up.....

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:07 PM
1449.

My heart is breaking for those who lost their vote and are losing communication freedom. These are things that I am so thankful to have. As a woman, I am especially grateful for those who have defended these rights for me. It's very hard to read the pleas for help from Iran and not know exactly how to help. As an American, I feel hated and threatened and by people who follow hardline Islamist leadership and see everything in the west, including me, as evil. As a follower of Christ, I believe in loving and valuing all of God's children, even those who call me an enemy--every human life is a treasure. I hear our leaders say we should not interfere with Iran's voting problems and think there may be some wisdom in that, since many people would only see western interference as more fuel for their anger against us. But, I read the messages from citizens in Iran and I want to help them however I can. I am feeling very conflicted on what is the best thing to do, however "doing nothing" does not feel like an option when people are crying out for help. I am asking God continually to provide Iran with the freedoms to express their views and choose their leaders that I am grateful to have. And I am asking Him for wisdom on how to extend my concern and help to the dear people of Iran.

Posted by AZ, U.S.A. June 16, 09 01:08 PM
1450.

My commentS will OR WON'T be displayed ,just because i'm a jew from usa trying to support my fellow iranian brothers and sisters ,but all my heart felt support goes to you who fights COURAGEOUSLY FOR A JUST CAUSE .

ALLAH IS WITH YOU
SALAM ..SHALOM.

Posted by G.OLIATH O June 16, 09 01:09 PM
1451.

I am a student in one of Tehran universities. Our objection against the results of election one day after the announcement of the results was replied by stones form the foolish fans of Ahmadinejad. We all hate him. A LIER
We are really in a battle field. very much like Palestine!!!

Posted by Z June 16, 09 01:11 PM
1452.

to those who fighting for the blessing of freedon .Know this the people of the us stand with you as you engages the forces of evil that have enslaved you for all of these years

Be strong a new will come

Posted by Doug Vickers June 16, 09 01:12 PM
1453.

we can not succeed without pressure frim international society on this government

please help
you shoould see how millions of people were silently walking a few kilometer street and today too,totally silent and what do they do?they shoot and kill
thet have imported 5000 fighters from lebonan to ythe people since some guards wouldn't do it
they have started to break in the houses .,he dorms,every where......
help
we are short of time before they break us

Posted by sara June 16, 09 01:14 PM
1454.

This is madness in this 21st century tht this type of thing is going on,i wonder wht type of govt is this,MR PRESIDENT plz consider ur ppl and ur beloved country and know wht is the best to do,dont wait 4 others to tell u dat,cos i dont think u will ever get the general support of ur ppl again,Then to the law enforcement agents i feel this is inhumanity man to man cos u hav gun and uniform?is wickness and is against Islam thanks

Posted by george duke June 16, 09 01:16 PM
1455.

calm down boys

Posted by jan Giese June 16, 09 01:16 PM
1456.

The vote counts were accurate ,except that it was for Moussavi and not for
Al Himaar ..dinejad

Posted by Adnan Elmekdadi June 16, 09 01:17 PM
1457.

last night they killed 7 people ( as they say ) . we are isoleted of many press . we have nothing for being informed of newes . but we are hopful to win , please pray to ours.

Posted by sareh June 16, 09 01:18 PM
1458.

It is not just the problem, of people of Iran, he could be world problem if he remain on power.
after september 11, I think the world believed exteremist regime would be a danger for all over the world

Posted by Persepolis June 16, 09 01:18 PM
1459.

I am in the camp that fights all dictators BUT at some point you must begin to really fight back. Bring in the guns that are stashed under the beds and when the "pro govt" guys open up - whip that AK-47 out from under the chandors and let them feel the pain too. They will begin to disappear you = those arrested where are they? Wet rags over the face help with the tear gas. Use cricket bats, wear motorcycle helmets. Always be prepared as the Boy Scouts teach us. Be sure to cover your face - they will use the photos to come for you later.

Posted by Mike Asente June 16, 09 01:19 PM
1460.

PLEASE HELP IRANIANS! THEY NEED YOUR HELP! SUPPORT THEM!

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:22 PM
1461.

Personally speaking I have found that renouncing the evil Bigot heartwarming.

People in the west are frightened of Iran. Obama has offered his hand to the Iranian people and for the good of everyone they should take it. If this means removing old MooMoo then all the better.

Posted by EwanBlackmane June 16, 09 01:23 PM
1462.

The UN doesn't give a sh*t. They're all talk and no action.
These people fight for basic human rights while the world turns its back and pretends not to see.

Posted by Ayse June 16, 09 01:27 PM
1463.

Dear Iranians, keep fighting for a free Iran! Do not lose hope! The whole world is watching.

Posted by From The Netherlands June 16, 09 01:29 PM
1464.

young Iranian people say please help. But I don't know how. The only thing I can do is telling all my friends, relatives and people I met what is happing now in Iran.

People desirve freedom. Everywhere in the world. Iran in acient times was one of the biggest cultures ever! People use to live free there, they where a modern country until religion took over. And that is less then a half century ago!

Posted by Taco from Holland June 16, 09 01:30 PM
1465.

It's apparent that the right to bear arms would have helped these folks out immensely.

Posted by Russell June 16, 09 01:32 PM
1466.

this is finally irans moment to show the world that they are against this mad man that has destoyed the true voice of the great peo[ple of iran, they are no different than us they do not deserve this any more they need to stand up and become a strong economic, and a social voice in the middle east, this is the moment that they have been waiting for , not the violence but the world to see the true voice of the people of iran, god bless the people of iran, tecknojo at joemaupin@yahoo.com

Posted by tecknojo June 16, 09 01:35 PM
1467.

TO IRANIAN PEOPLE POSTING HERE :
YOU HAVE TO KNOW THAT THE ALL WORLD IS WATCHING YOU NOW !!!!
MAKE IT KNOW AROUND YOU AND DO NOT STOP YOUR NOBLE FIGHT FOR JUSTICE !!!! WE'LL MAKE OUR GOUVERNMENT UNDER PRESSION !!!
Where is your vote ? All around the world now !

Posted by Lionel from Belgium June 16, 09 01:35 PM
1468.

Our problem is not AhmaGinejad. The problem is that SON of a BITCH khamenei.

Posted by shahab June 16, 09 01:36 PM
1469.

Please stay on street until you get the freedon nobody will give you your freedon you should fight for it this is the best way you will win.

Posted by Akbar June 16, 09 01:36 PM
1470.

We shouldn't give up. Victory is ours. The whole world is waching us. Every one's
participation counts no matter where we are living inside or outside of Iran. United
we can reach our goal. Long live Iran, Long live freedom.

Posted by didar June 16, 09 01:37 PM
1471.

WE ARE PERSIANS AND FOREVER PROUND TO BE PERSIANS!!!! PERSIA FOREVER!!! WE HAVE TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO OUR OWN CHOICE OF PRESIDENT!!! HELP US FIGHT VIOLANCE!!!! WHERE IS DEMOCRACY????? WHERE IS THE HUMAN RIGHTS???? GOD WILL HELP US!!! AND OTHERS PLEASE HELP THE PERSIAN PEOPLE TO HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD

Posted by PERSIAN GIRL June 16, 09 01:37 PM
1472.

My hart goes out to you. I' m looking in great disbelieve to al the films and photo's
who are shown at the television. I hate the people that only in deceving try to hold ther power.

Posted by Charlie June 16, 09 01:37 PM
1473.

I see nothing but personality cult appeal comments here.Rafsanjani is a billionaire, Ahmadi Nijad is not for personal freedoms. All of the people in the street fighting over a personality cult should realize they will lose either way. Damn personality cults, push issues. Damn the reactionary anglophones commenting here who's british education has produced an inability to question things objectively. The US governments CIA really seems to have dipped into its black budget to stir shite up with its personally owned Radio Farda lies.

Posted by miguelcabral June 16, 09 01:38 PM
1474.

Where are you Mr Obamas, we wants Hope and change too!!!!

Posted by Raza June 16, 09 01:39 PM
1475.

Our of all the middle easterners, Hands down Iranians are the most normal looking and people that really really show a hunger for freedom. Do a search to see how Iran looked Pre 1979 (islamist revolution). They deserve freedom, but sadly it doesn't look possible.

By the way... did the Iranians count the millions of votes they received faster than the americans ? hmmmm

Posted by CIA June 16, 09 01:50 PM
1476.

i cant belive what im seeing, who has the right to do this to people, its so sad that people have to loose people, why cant we just live in peace and harmony,
my pray is for iran,

Posted by jo June 16, 09 01:50 PM
1477.

supporters of ahmadi nejad were only ten thousands but we were more than a million, WE Will bring down this dictator and his killer basijis.

Posted by Mehrdad June 16, 09 01:50 PM
1478.

I participated in the revolution 30 years ago. To my dismay, the mullahs stole the referendum to make it an Islamic republic rather than a secular government. I voted NO to that. Its time to get rid of the whole system as it has proven to be a failed one. No religion in government. Long live the Lion and the Sun. Long live the people of Iran.

Posted by HP June 16, 09 01:51 PM
1479.

i cant belive what im seeing, who has the right to do this to people, its so sad that people have to loose people, why cant we just live in peace and harmony,
my pray is for iran,

Posted by jo June 16, 09 01:51 PM
1480.

We Iranians and love our brothers. Help those who have been lost to find their way. Help all of us regain our country and throw out the intruders.
We are Iranians and love our country and want our freedom of religion restored.
Bless you those who would fight.
God is great!
Iran is great!
Throw out the Arabs.

Posted by Jeffrey D June 16, 09 01:51 PM
1481.

CIA & Mossad sponsered riots.which have been used agains't Iranian government to weaken them with there strong hold.however if American's would be protesting Agains't war like this then they might be treated same as today Iranian's are........

Democracy is a B@llSH@t sometimes and the real justice is lacking everywhere in the world.....the whole iranian issue is there upcoming nuke capability...

Posted by Faraz June 16, 09 01:54 PM
1482.

god bless you all, i wish i was there and i could join you all in his rally, god bless the families that have lost a soal , im speechless
im afeaid and im proud of all you patrians

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 01:55 PM
1483.

LET ME REVEAL SOMTHING HERE: MORE THAN 75% OR SO OF THESE DESTRUCTIONS AND DEMOLITIONS WHICH U SEE NOWADAYS ARE CONSPIRED AND DONE BY THIS REGIME SPECIALLY BY MILITIA (BASIJ). (THERE ARE MANY WITNESSES WHO PROVED THE FACT). PLZ KEEP EVERYONE MOTIVATED AT THIS CRITICAL JUNCTURE AND WISH US LUCK.

Posted by Y.H June 16, 09 01:55 PM
1484.

help us pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Posted by sokoot June 16, 09 01:58 PM
1485.

I'm from Tehran. They are cruel, they are NOT iranians who kill our youthes, they are ENEMIES of iranians.
I live in Tehran, i don't want ahmadinejad, we DON'T want ahmadinejad.
we wanna be free, we want to live free like other people in all of the word.
i'm young but i feel i'm too OLD!
help us United Nations

Posted by m June 16, 09 01:58 PM
1486.

God bless Iran, and may the kafir government finally rot in the hell it deserves

Posted by htfaul June 16, 09 01:58 PM
1487.

governments need to make international pressure! help iran!

Posted by Andreas June 16, 09 01:58 PM
1488.

My heart is breaking for all the cries for help that I've read.
Please,please seek the face of the One who can fill you with a peace that surpasses all understanding,and the only source of hope. Seek the face of Jesus,come to Him.
"Come to Me all you who labor and are heavy laden,and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me,for I am gentle and lowly in heart,and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden light."

Posted by K.Gordon June 16, 09 01:58 PM
1489.

My full support for Iranain people for the right cause....how can you kill your own people.....but revolutions dont come without sacrifices.......This blood will surely bring color to Iran's future. Last revolution was in 1979 and now in 2009 - 30 years after change is inevitable - its the cycle of world - no one can stop this change. It will happen for sure. No Question about it.

Posted by Raza June 16, 09 01:58 PM
1490.

I wish good luck to all iranian who are fighting for peace and freedom.

Posted by Mani Caspian June 16, 09 02:02 PM
1491.

Help Iranian people !

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 02:03 PM
1492.

here we dont have any connection with the word out of Iran,
The internet speed is very slow and we cant send any email or offline messages, and most of wesites are filtered,
our sellphones are out of reach and there is no access to network, we cant send text messages
you see this is the freedom that Ahmadinejad has given to us
i'm sorry for ourselves :(

Posted by a persian girl June 16, 09 02:09 PM
1493.

Iran is not televant to the US at all. I wish this administration and US news outlets woul stop trying to throw Iran into civil war.

Posted by Pat June 16, 09 02:09 PM
1494.

The Iranian people are asking for assistance against the fraudulent leader, as well they should. But America will NOT intervene because that would constitute as an act of war against the government of Iran. America will avoid this for many self-serving reasons, one of them being a steady supply of oil purchased from Iran.

I am only saying what politics would decide, not what I wish to be so.

Besides helping to spread global outrage, the best support that can be asked of Americans is to send money to the resistance. But America's economy is going down the toilet, so that isn't likely to happen.

Posted by Azoulas June 16, 09 02:09 PM
1495.

People, when we are snug in our homes, secure with our families, please keep these people in your minds. The likes of this brutal Iranian government is why groups such as Al Queda exist and proliferate.
Please do not withdraw from the calls for support. US went through a fight for freedom almost 300 years ago. Would you want to have been left alone? Spread the word and ask that your governments not to acknowledge this fraudulent election.
Please help stop this Coup D'etat in its infancy.

This oppression is what people are fighting against:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBp2p3MGJqw

Posted by 1Proud_Iranian June 16, 09 02:11 PM
1496.

WAKE UP PEOPLE. THEY ARE DOING IT AGAIN!! First "Mosadegh", then "Shah" and now this government and then wait for another 30 years!!!!
All I know is that this riot would have planed to happen no matter if Ahmadi Nejad had indeed won the election. It is the fact that we Iranians are doomed to go through this every 30-40 years: it was First Mossadegh because of oil, then The Shah because he waned to Industrialize the country and now this government because of "NUCLEAR ENERGY". We must have known by now that the western country do not give a damn about our freedom of speech, human rights & etc., but they just use this as a pretext to fool us. I guarantee that in 30 more years some western secretary of state would come and apologize again for this COUP and Riot. Wake up people. Think about Iran regardless of religions and governments .
As far as I know, Mossavi is as criminal as Ahmadi Nejad as both were Rafsanjani's minister

Posted by MAK June 16, 09 02:14 PM
1497.

This is the real democracy! you see! shouting, fire, scare, rocks, batons, tears gas,weapons and killing!
We are green and we'll make Iran green!
Help us!

Posted by shiva June 16, 09 02:15 PM
1498.

Take your country back, Iranians. The international community supports your bold and brave efforts. Fight until you can fight no more.

Posted by Jaems June 16, 09 02:17 PM
1499.

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE PERSIAN PEOPLE OF THE WORLD DURING THIS TIME OF STRUGGLE FOR A BETTER LIFE.

***here is what we can offer as our help....
CHANGE comes as a result of our own thoughts and actions. If we focus on what we desire (positive change) then the universe will begin to manifest that change.
This is how our reality is constructed.
It is important that you create consciously whatever brings love & joy & peace into your heart. Then this energy will ripple out endlessly through all life every where. Believe in what you know in your Soul to be possible. Never give up on your dreams. Hold the vision high enough to be seen and felt. Hold the Greatest Vision for yourself and the world!
True freedom, happiness and liberation lies WITHIN each individual person.
May peace find its home within the people of Iran: within all people of the world

Posted by Armin Zodj & Leeda Safa June 16, 09 02:18 PM
1500.

hey,why don't you help us????we need help.they killing our people.we need help,we want freedom,we want musavi.Ahmadinejad is not our elected presedent.pls help us

Posted by M June 16, 09 02:20 PM
1501.

I deeply HATE this regime, and Khamenei as it's leader. This is a regime promoting lies, hypocrisy and oppression. I'm really longing to see its downfall before my very eyes.

Posted by Soheil June 16, 09 02:21 PM
1502.

Many thanks for covering this important event in my country. Please continue to report the facts "People of IRAN want their right as citizen heard and counted".
May the coming days bring more hope to my people.

Posted by Mazi June 16, 09 02:23 PM
1503.

"Right is more precious than peace... fight for the things we carry close to our heart. For a universal dominion of rights, by a concert of free people,this is going to bring peace and happiness to all of this world"
-Woodrow Wilson

These words once inspired America to enter WWI in order to perserve freedom against tyranny. Let them inspire the youth of Iran to do the same. Fight for the things you carry close to your hearts, fight for a fair election, fight for equality, Fight for your Rights as human beings.

Posted by The World is Watching June 16, 09 02:23 PM
1504.

The moment of truth is coming soon. Moussavi will either roll the dice or not. Khamenei and Ahmadinejad won't go quietly.
Is Moussavi the kind of guy who will take over the TV and form a new government? Does he want that? And does he have enough support within the army to do it?
Or will he just complain and stay in the streets until people get tired and the whole thing tapers off? If nothing happens within the next couple of days, Khamenei and Ahmadinejad have won. They're playing for time. And from what I've read about Moussavi, they'll probably get their way.
This is just one outsider's perspective. Although I've seen a successful revolution first hand.

Posted by Moment of truth June 16, 09 02:23 PM
1505.

Keep fighting for your freedom you deserve it I am crying looking at these pictures it sadens me to see such great people getting hurt for no reason. All they want is their freedom. Shame on the leaders of Iran all our people want is a peace of mind and some diginity so that they can go to work, have a family and leave a peacefull life.
love all Iranians.

Posted by B. E. June 16, 09 02:26 PM
1506.

Don't give up. From America.

Posted by Michael June 16, 09 02:26 PM
1507.

Tehran saying ....allaho akbar

Posted by nafiseh June 16, 09 02:29 PM
1508.

Our hypocritical goverment just support Palestinian agianst israel but now here they are agiants their Iranian people and fight with Iranian ! just they take the role of Israel even worse ! just help Iranian people ..............................HELP

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 02:34 PM
1509.

Do not give up.

Posted by Do not give up. June 16, 09 02:35 PM
1510.

Replacing a human scum with another??!!
What people really want is not Musavi !!! People are sick and tiered of getting bullied around by bunch of animals who have no respect for humanity let alone Persians in the country!!!
You want a change, lets push it as far as you can!!! They've killed, raped,
Fight for your freedom and claim your country back from these monsters.
We're not with you but our hearts are beating for you.
FREE IRAN FOR EVER.

Posted by H.V June 16, 09 02:36 PM
1511.

DON"T BELIEVE WHAT IRANIAN MEDIA SAYS > THEY ARE LIERSSSSSS. THEY DONT REFLECT THE RIGHT THINGS. things are wors than they show. ahmadi nejad's guys did the destructions themselves and they want to stink every thing

Posted by mmm June 16, 09 02:39 PM
1512.

I'm sorry for the people who are living in Iran.Iran is the first country which has created HUMAN BING for the fist time in the world.And now they are killed for their missed votes !!! that's so funy !! Pls notice that Iranian goverement wants to make NUCLEAR BOMB !! HOW they can make peace when they are killing their OWN residents ?? DOWN WITH DICTATORSHIP LEADERS IN IRAN...farnaz

Posted by farnaz June 16, 09 02:40 PM
1513.

SOS for Iran

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 02:41 PM
1514.

The citizens of the U.S feel for you and hope you win the revolution. We Americans have the same problems of rigged elections and false presidents. Yes the American Government is corrupt and you should not trust them but the citizens feel for you. Some day soon America will have riots of revolution just like what you are having but much worse and for much longer period of time, many will die. I dread the day when it comes.

Posted by Bonniemaye June 16, 09 02:44 PM
1515.

Power to People!!! Go Persians Go!

The more we fight today, the less trouble our future generations would have.

Dear Iranians, we are with you in this crucial time. We are extremely sorry for the lives lost and injuries sustained. We pray for a better future. May our will power be with you in this hour of sorrow and injustice!
From India........

Posted by Venkat June 16, 09 02:45 PM
1516.

If the world powers like America tries to help, then the government may get stronger saying that USA is creating problems in Iran for their benefits. Find more internal supports and arrest people as spies. People should continue their peaceful protest. That is the only way. If it goes long enough, other countries and united nation may help, but the real power is in the hand of people. You have to claim your power which is your right. If you wait for other countries to help, then you may have to accept their terms plus you may have to wait for a really long time. There are other countries with dictatorship in the world and you have the opportunity to lead them as well by your action. It may be easier to ask someone else to solve your problems, but it is more enjoyable and more stable if you solve them. Remember, anything that the west tries to do may hurt you.

Also remember that the hardliners are on the payroll and they are not nearly as brave as you are. They are afraid of their own shadow. They act like so brave because they have the gun. Once they lose the gun they will change color. They will beat and kill, but they can do this for so long. They know it. They try to turn the fire off as soon as possible, but you should not give up.

You are amongst the bravest people in the world, so claim what belongs to you. Don’t give up.
Ben

Posted by Ben June 16, 09 02:45 PM
1517.

Greetings from Hamburg - Germany where today hundreds of people have demonstrated against the iran dictatorship too . On saturday there will be another manifastation for freedom in iran and against ahmadinejad .
Keep on fighting for freedom and democracy!

Posted by Philipp June 16, 09 02:46 PM
1518.

Unity helps Iranians. wonderfull photoes

Posted by Setareh Ordoobadi June 16, 09 02:46 PM
1519.

I performed my public service to the world by protecting the Free people of West Berlin against the tyranny of the soviet communists. I have seen what oppression and brutality looks like, and the constant human drive for freedom; I have seen the crosses next to the Reichstag where innocents were slaughtered in their struggle to be free. I have seen freedom loving individuals continue the struggle to provide the oppressed people hope, light, and the truth. The end result was this: the Wall came down. I offer the following words to my human brothers and sisters in Iran seeking freedom and democracy: The Truth Shall Set You Free! I offer the following words as inspiration for your continued struggles:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.

Posted by DefenderofFreedom June 16, 09 02:47 PM
1520.

I completely support your struggle for justice - Iranians are strong, intelligent, passionate people who love life, who love family, who love independence. With solidarity, I believe you will prevail in your pursuit of the truth. Countless Yankees just like me feel the same - we're with you, no matter what our Western governments say or do.

Posted by Joan June 16, 09 02:49 PM
1521.

If you Iranians wait for help from the outside world, especially the US, you are as delusional as all those who voted for hope and change via obama.
He is a coward who is in way over his head.
You need to get your hands on the weapons being used against you, and take your country back.
You and you alone hold your fate in your hands.
Best of luck.

Posted by Uncle Jefe June 16, 09 02:50 PM
1522.

I have become transfixed by the Iranian people. First you turn out to vote in numbers that Western countries can only dream of, and should be ashamed of. Now, faced with danger, oppression, and now death you pull together again to show what democracy really is. Thank you for restoring my faith in the power of the human soul.

You have my full support. However, you do not want the West to become involved you will only resent us in the end. Stay strong and stay faithful, you can do this.

Posted by Anon American June 16, 09 02:51 PM
1523.

We all here in USA supporting you young people (future of New Iran).
Stand up for your right, Hopefully with your action change Iran for ever.
Good Bless

Posted by Hadi June 16, 09 02:53 PM
1524.

To The Freedom Loving Iranians:

As an American, I support your desire for change and a new direction. Our paths crossed thanks to our President Jimmy Carter who destroyed your future.
I apologize that our new president is as much a coward as President Carter. This is outrageous.
We Americans support your claim that the election was fraudulent.
Hopefully the rest of the world will recognize that fact as well.

Posted by JDubya from Arizona June 16, 09 02:54 PM
1525.

Were are u god
Are u alive, my lord
Were is your power? Are u real? they kill more & more
help us

Posted by m tehran June 16, 09 02:54 PM
1526.

Help IRANIAN PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE :(

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 02:58 PM
1527.

I live in Spain, barcelona,
Please please please all the iranians around the world, go in front of the iranian embassies in your city and show them how much we hate them

Posted by Shahram June 16, 09 02:59 PM
1528.

I have to say that some of those pictures are so shocking that it's hard for me to even believe what I am seeing.

I also believe that Iranian people should deal with this 'problem' alone. This is your fight, your blood, your streets and your choice. I also believe that you can't force things (at least not all) - if people in Iran had not wanted to change their country, then no one would have seen such pictures as those are publish on this page. I compare it to the case in Iraq. Almost everything what happened there was 'ignited' by USA. Many people in Iraq have suffered greatly, due to reign of terror served by Saddam Husain, and many couldn't fight because of the omnipotent & omnipresent repression system. The problem is that Americans didn't care about it - they thought that they will free Iraq and everything will be just fine. That is not the case, as we can see now.

What I will now say many of you might not like, but I deeply believe that only nations having enough courage, will to fight, intelligence and wit will gain independence & freedom. Thus, some people will always be ruled by others and will never leave their prison.

P.S. I was really touched by the photography of beaten policeman and the baker. If you missed it, be sure to check it.

Posted by Red XIII June 16, 09 03:00 PM
1529.

I'm afraid there is no diffrents between Musawi and Ahmedine¿ad . I'm afraid there won't be freedom under Musawi goverment as well. In Iran theocratic ayatollahs rule indeed. Do you really want to fight agains your iclamic republic. Idon,t think so. But if...... . There are many islamic fighers in persia. They wil make you quiet .

Posted by jedenz June 16, 09 03:02 PM
1530.

Just an aside, but why are the baton-wielding scooter militia invariably over-fed (as compared to the demonstrators in general)? Can't help noticing this.

And 3 Cheers to the forthcoming secular & democratic Iranian revolution! Down with religion and crazy fanatics.

Secular Zarathushti in exile for 1,300 years and more.

Posted by Christian June 16, 09 03:02 PM
1531.

my iranian brothers and sisters,we have each other.
god helps us!!!
we support mir hossein mosaviii!!!
we try our best for iran!!!
down with ahmadi nejad!!!!!
zende bad iran!!!
iranam hameye talashemono baraye azad kardanet az daste in dictatoreha anjam midim!!!

Posted by sara June 16, 09 03:03 PM
1532.

It is so beautiful and inspiring to see what you are doing out there on the street level. The thoughts of the everyday people around the world are with you, for your bravery and your defiance. You are making history right now, and your losses bring tears to all our eyes. If there is any justice in this world you will triumph.

Posted by Canadian June 16, 09 03:03 PM
1533.

god bless all iranian people ,specially younges !!!!!!!! we do't need ahmadinejad never everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... down with ahmadinejad

Posted by ali reza June 16, 09 03:04 PM
1534.

hooray to the heroic of our country men in Iran. It is about time. Isn't it. 30 years of torture. 30 years of rosari or tosari. Go for it. It is victory at the end. I say why go for either one. Who is this mosavi you are fighting for? Islamic revolution is the same..Ahdaminejad is the same as mosavi...Go for a new guy..Find someone new who care for the country. A real democrat who cares..Who cares about the people..Who want to move Iran forward, not backward.....Congradulation...

Posted by Katayoun June 16, 09 03:05 PM
1535.

please help.............................................

Posted by mani June 16, 09 03:06 PM
1536.

Power to the people!

Posted by Anne June 16, 09 03:06 PM
1537.

im a girl from Iran & i just have a "request" from the world....PLEASE HELP US
you know whats going on..in Iran so please help us.....dont let them to kill our people.

Posted by A GIRL FROM IRAN June 16, 09 03:07 PM
1538.

I am very happy and proud for all Iranian, also sad to see my fellow citizen of the beloved Iran dying by the dictator. On the other hand, we all know that freedom and democracy come at a huge cost and sacrify. My generation threw out the shah and did not know what they want but this young people know what they want which are Freedom, Economic and social justice, Prosperity for all, to be proud as a Iranian again, respected in aboardand, etc. I hope this time we remember and learn from our past and not let this beautifull movement to be stolen by another Corrupt group. I need to add this, as long as we are mixing the government with the religion then we will not achieve our goal and not helping our generation and also our childeren's generation. To all young people, This is your moment, This your time.
Thanks you all, Good luck and God Bless Iranian people.

Posted by Fred June 16, 09 03:10 PM
1539.

The planet earth belong to all of us . We are all one . We will not be abale to live in peace and harmoney ,if we dont destroy all the boarders , and get rid of the releagones......I am looking forward that day.

Posted by Roxanne June 16, 09 03:11 PM
1540.

Ignore these stupid americans trying to score political points against Obama using the context of your struggle. It is shameful...they don't care about you.

Posted by Jeffery Davis June 16, 09 03:12 PM
1541.

Figth for you liberty, but not engage in an aliance with The American Empire.

Greetings from Nicaragua.

Posted by Nicaraguense June 16, 09 03:12 PM
1542.

they were shocking pictures !!!!!
Shame on those who hit and kill their brothers and sisters.
so sorry !!!!!!!!1

Posted by Iranian!!!!!!?????? June 16, 09 03:12 PM
1543.

It feels good to see that people can get together and fight for their freedom, keep speaking and keep fighting becase if you don't then all those people would have died in vain.
you are an inspiration to the rest of the world and we support you, the real Iran.
you are writting your own history now so don't give up.

"Power to the people"

Posted by valdad June 16, 09 03:13 PM
1544.

European and American goverments ! dont let "AhmadaiNejad " comes to your countries , now he is in Raussia , he is not our legal president ! support Iranian people .....

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 03:13 PM
1545.

AHMADI NEJAD'S GOVERNMENT ATTACKS ITS OWN PROPLE..KILLING THEIR OWN STUDENTS while sleeping in university residents!!
ahmadinejad is a dictator who not only will NOT HELP AND PROTECT IRANIAN PEOPLE BUT WILL COMPARE THEM TO SOCCER PLAYERS ..ITS ALL A GAME TO HIM!! PEOPLE 's LIFEE MEANS NOTHING TO THIS ANIMAL!
PEOPLE OF IRAN BECOME UNITED AGAINST THIS EVIL GOVERNMENT! IF THIS WILL CONTINUE..U.N & U.S. WONT STAND ASIDE!!
PLEASE POST ALL YOUR VIDEOS TAKEN FROM CELLPHONES ON THE INTERNET SINCE THERE IS NO OTHER WAY FOR BBC & CNN TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON!
THE WORLD IS WATCHING AND WE HAVE YOUR BACK!!

Posted by TARA June 16, 09 03:15 PM
1546.

I am Bulgarin-Canadin keep fighting for your freedom. Help iranian people!!

Posted by vess June 16, 09 03:17 PM
1547.

People ... People from all around this World .
I Live in Iran and I just found an ANTi Proxy TO SEE my Twitter and see the News.
Pray For us people...You don't know how mean are they and how easily they are killing our young people and students ...
They Locked all the WebSites,Facebook,Twitter,YouTube,BBC and ...
They Don't let the mobile phones Send Messages , for about 1 week
We can't connect or comunicate easily with each other .
they even wanted to get our RECIEVERS .
just to let you know
Pray For the young people...for they safe and their success ...
Pray For Iran to Have FREEDOM
a HighSchool Student From Iran
PEACE

Posted by M June 16, 09 03:19 PM
1548.

A Persian friend told me I would only truly understand democracy if I lost my freedom. Well Iran you have shown us your hearts and your voices have been heard. The world is watching one of the most amazing fights for freedom and peace. Do not lose hope. We love you! How can we help? Stay safe.

Posted by Karri June 16, 09 03:20 PM
1549.

Help Iranians, especially the students. All they want is to take their future into their own hands. Iranians deserve freedom.

Posted by Roya June 16, 09 03:22 PM
1550.

MORE!!!!!! PLEASE PUT UP MORE!

Posted by Iranian American June 16, 09 03:23 PM
1551.

I just hope a free Iran with no dictator
I live in the capital city of Iran and fight for the certain human rights
We want our votes to be counted . . .

Posted by Zeinab June 16, 09 03:24 PM
1552.

I am proud of Iranian people, now they are showing to the world that Iranian people are different from Iranian government, Ahmadijejad is not the representative of Iranians, the world should understand this huge difference, we are peaceful people, willing to have good relations with all the countries in the world.
What people in Iran these days want is not Mousavi or some one else, they want to say no to Khamanei and other hard line clergymen, they want freedom, they want hope for future generations.

Posted by Araz June 16, 09 03:25 PM
1553.

DON`T GIVE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Lil_Negin June 16, 09 03:26 PM
1554.

the only answer to the plight of my people and country is that lots will have to be sacrificed. Freedom is not free, and the US in order to earn its freedom over 2 centuries ago lost a lot of people. Iranians have to burst into the streets and kill as many of these clergies as they can. Blood shed is the only way. Its been put off long enough. Shah didnt do it and he got booted out. Iranian people didnt do it, and look where things are 30 yrs later. They can be overthrown. Talk to them in their own language. Ants, due to their sheer number and coordination of attack, can overwhelm an animal much much larger.

Posted by Safa June 16, 09 03:27 PM
1555.

GOD HELP US

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 03:28 PM
1556.

my answer to 1378:
i'm an iranian living in iran, most of the ahmadinejad's supporters u see in iranian TV news or in pictures, are from Basij, or students from school, or the workers of government, they r leaded by huge advertisement to come and gather together, to show themselves as real iranian people, it's like a theatre just to deceive abroad countries. most of them have flags, it's obvious that the government gave them the flags.
BUT the supportes of Mousavi gatheredtogeher without any advertising, SMS is disabled in iran, mobile phones too. and almost all Mousavi's fans sites r "access denied" .
election in iran is a show, to show u that there is democracy in iran.

Posted by Milad June 16, 09 03:29 PM
1557.

Greetings from India, I hope this is a revolution in the making for Free Iran. But I dont see any big protests in other parts of Iran other than Tehran, Why? What about Isfahan, Tabriz, Shiraz, Mashshad, Bushehr??? Iranians have to kick out mullahs and their supreme leader.
ENGHELAB ZENDEBAD!

Posted by Arul June 16, 09 03:33 PM
1558.

We need your HELP (SOS)

Posted by pouriya June 16, 09 03:36 PM
1559.

There is a lot of emotion here, and I am saddened to see so much resentment and suffering in the world. However, to all those pleading for help...or offering help, I'm sorry to say that I cannot offer anything but my sympathy and well-wishes. From the pictures above, I see as many supporters of the regime as I see protesters. Who am I to judge who are more ignorant and who are more deserving. I can only say that good luck to all who fight for what they believe in, and we can only hope that with our combined efforts, tomorrow will be more peaceful than today. I'm sorry. I too wish that I have the omniscience and the omnipotence to fix this world.

Posted by Sonia June 16, 09 03:36 PM
1560.

DONT GIVE UP

FIGHT THE POWER

THE WORLD IS WATCHING AND WE SUPPORT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by mike malveeeves June 16, 09 03:37 PM
1561.

As I was reading Fred's comment, I came across a very important fact. The revolution of 1979 brought over a dictator who mixed religion with politics. The educated group thought, if Shah leaves, the country will become better. But, look at it now. Don't you all agree, the country is in disaster? It is proven that every successful revoltion needs pre-requisites. The educated students are creating it now. I believe at the end, although notably believed there would civil war, the country is going to have a successful revolution. Lets hope, they get the support of the poor and uneducated at the end. The question remains, who would be a suitable candidate to rule the country. Certainly, the people are fed up with these Islamic dictators. Lets pray they choose a right person this time.

Posted by katayoun June 16, 09 03:41 PM
1562.

I wish I could join your fight against the terrorist Mullas and get rid of them once for all. Bless you brave Iranian don't stop until these dictators are removed.
Ahmadi Nejad has brought shame to Iran and the Irania people. Continue your brave battle until these bearded thugs have been crushed. Well done brave Mousavi supporters.

Posted by Al June 16, 09 03:42 PM
1563.

Sarkozy denounces Iran vote 'fraud'

PARIS (AFP) — French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday branded Iran's election result a fraud .... But while some governments tried to avoid taking sides, Sarkozy said the unrest was a direct result of Ahmadinejad's failings in his first term. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gGWaYHT1MAWSjDJaCrPmLR-dCw0Q
Compare with Obama's "concern"... Iranians the French won't let you down...


"The extent of the fraud is proportional to the violent reaction," said the French leader.

"It is a tragedy, but it is not negative to have a real opinion movement that tries to break its chains," Sarkozy said.

"If Ahmadinejad has really made progress since the last election and if he really represents two thirds of the electorate... why has this violence erupted?"

Posted by cyberwolf June 16, 09 03:44 PM
1564.

I am Polish my nationals fought the comunism for 45 years eventualy we defeated it. Comunism was strong, and such strong enemy requires some time to topple. You have to unite. Do not get provoked. At the end the truth prevail and you gonna get you'r freedom. My thoughts are with you. People of IRAN. God bless you.

Posted by Freezer June 16, 09 03:44 PM
1565.

Much love and support to the Iranian people in this time of need and standing up, love from america to you

Posted by ejm June 16, 09 03:47 PM
1566.

Until the majority of Iranians have the courage to eliminate the theocracy which is not compatable with democracy they will never be free. My heart goes out to those that must live under this tyrany.

Posted by J Piehl June 16, 09 03:47 PM
1567.

We, the USA, support the young generation of Iran!! The fact that Obama cannot interfere is out of respect for International Law. But Obama, and all of us in the USA, want desperately for democracy and freedom in Iran to succeed. The Iranian people must be strong and show them that 'you' will not take "No" for an answer. Expose evil, demand justice and fairness, and tear off the chains that bind your freedom.

Posted by Steve White June 16, 09 03:50 PM
1568.

To the people of Iran,
I am just a boy in America, only 16. I wish I could offer up to you any sort of material help. I wish with all my power that I could bring you medical supplies to help the wounded, I wish I could stop the unnecessary deaths, and I wish I could place the correct man in power for your country. Instead of these, I offer to you the only things I can, I offer you my support, my hope, and my prayers.
I wish for you the best, and may you all be shielded from harms way. You are in the worlds eyes people of Iran, and we wish you the best.

Posted by El N Ay June 16, 09 03:50 PM
1569.

My heart and soul are with our young children, I wish they pay for what they are doing to you.

Posted by Shahrzad Sanjideh June 16, 09 03:52 PM
1570.

Greetings from US. As an old American who has lived through many presidents and seen the role of CIA in overthrowing governments around the world, I wonder how mush CIA is contributing to this unrest? Just asking..

Posted by Jack June 16, 09 03:54 PM
1571.

I wish regim changes, world does not need a mola to be a leader, Mousavi is one of them, only God knows what is going on, and who is behind all this and who is benefiting from this , all I know our young kids are being killed for freedom and
they may get something else ,like last time, be awear not falling into this trap, I wish for people to choose somebody who cares about them and about the country that we love so much.

Posted by azar behzad June 16, 09 03:55 PM
1572.

I'm living in Venezuela, and I think that Ahmadinejah is another Hugo Chávez.
Both them have turned their countries in divided populations, plenty of hatred and violence for each other. Almast everybody felt in their jokes. And people each day poorer and hunger.
They're the same kind of men: thieves and corrupts.
Poor people of Iran and Vzla. And what a poor brain has people that votes for any of them.

Posted by Naty June 16, 09 03:56 PM
1573.

To all other westerners posting here:

I agree with you that we should support and be there for those in Iran, so let's each take concrete steps.

Such as:
1/ Writing government officials- Members of Parliament, Senators/congressmen, Prime Ministers/Presidents
2/ Writing letters to the editor, expressing solidarity with the people of Iran
3/ Talk to your friends/relatives/neighbours into doing the same.

Only by each of us taking action can our elected leaders hear us. Contact our politicians and media!

Posted by Robert June 16, 09 03:58 PM
1574.

Don't give up Mousavi supporters !! You are right and we are proud of you. Our prayers for you from Turkey !

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 03:58 PM
1575.

There are some cheater in Iran to kill and annoy people.We all hate Ahmadinezhad.I really ask Mr.Obama refuse to debate with Ahmadinezhad.He is not accepted as a president.

Posted by Sara June 16, 09 03:58 PM
1576.

May God be with you in your fight for freedom. I wish there was more that I could do. Know that you have the support of many millions of people around the world. I see the compassion you have for your fellow citizens, even the riot police. This is commenable. Peolple of Iran please know that the good people of the US stand behind you 100% Keep fighting for your freedom. People of the world are praying to their gods for your help. May it come to you.

Posted by Michael USA June 16, 09 04:03 PM
1577.

can you not kill khamenei, or Ahamghi nejad? get your sticks out too, and fight for your freedom, outsiders WILL NOT DO a thing for you.

sympathy, prayer, and slogans, will not free Iran from Mullahs, only people have the power to do that, and instead of all this going to waste, and or one of you getting killed in vain, ONE of you can take the rotten fish head.

Posted by monghaleb June 16, 09 04:05 PM
1578.

I'm glad to see that our young generation fight this heroic battle against injustice,
a lesson to learn for all youngsters all over the world .There's hope for the future after all.
Iran live forever!!!!

Posted by An Old fart from usa. June 16, 09 04:07 PM
1579.

to 1565 ...thanks for all your support , one of the way that you can support and help Iranian people is to send them anti proxy ...we have no callphone , satellite and internet , all sites are filtered , help them to send their voice to world .

Posted by Me from Iran June 16, 09 04:08 PM
1580.

It is important for free people all over the World to stand up for the those who desire freedom and self-determination. It is time for Iran to have free elections, allowing the voice of the people to be heard! I support the Iranian people's right of sovereignty!

Posted by Richard Gordon in the USA June 16, 09 04:12 PM
1581.

Dear Iranians, continue fighting! The whole world is watching, and we can see everything over Twitter and Youtube: how millions of braves take the streets in Teheran and elsewhere, how the students block the university and battle the intruding miliz, and sadly, also the killings, yes. Your struggle is also making headline in ALL newspapers around the world. Free Iran! Chase out the reactionaries!

Posted by Dina from germany June 16, 09 04:15 PM
1582.

I sad and I hope

Posted by m June 16, 09 04:15 PM
1583.

Fight for your freedom, keep speaking and keep fighting becase if you don't then all those people would have died in vain.
you are an inspiration to the rest of the world and we support you, the real Iran.I am proud to be Iranian.
Give these mollas a taste of their own medicen,to what they did 30 years ago.
My prayers are with you brave people.

Posted by Betty June 16, 09 04:17 PM
1584.

We Iranians from all over the World are supporting you. You, young people who are fighting for our freedom. We are proud of you. We are shameless that we can not be there with you to fight shoulder to shoulder against these Arabs who are selling our country. These people who call themselves muslims, but changed our ideas about islam and sometimes even God. We do not consider them Persian. We believe them being Arabs. They are hungry to rob us out of our pockets and sell our oil to Western countries for pennies. We pray for your courage and believe in you.

Posted by Katayoun June 16, 09 04:19 PM
1585.

Mr Obama please HELP US
we are in big warning
our students are killing by Ahmadi suporters
helppppppp ussss

Posted by mona June 16, 09 04:21 PM
1586.

Even if the election results are overturned(and they won't be) Khamenei is still in charge not Mousavi. So then what are the protests about exactly? Mousavi? Anger over stolen votes and voices not being heard? The system in general?

Posted by HAL June 16, 09 04:25 PM
1587.

It isn't only Amadi you have to get rid of, but the pathetic Kohlmeni and his minions. They all work together.
May the Persians of Iran and the world win this battle for freedom and democracy. God be with you. America is rooting for you.

Posted by Callie369 June 16, 09 04:26 PM
1588.

This has been a long time coming. I supported the Revolution back in 1979 because of the dictatorship of the Shah was against the will of the people. Well my friends, it is happening again. Regardless of what kind of country you run, you can only hold on to power for so long if you do not meet the needs of the people. When strong arm tactics are needed to quell the masses, trouble is not far behind. You can only plug a levy for so long before the cracks become one and overwhelm the landscape. Hold on, it's going to get rough! I am sickened by the images of people being beaten and bloodied. Killed no less. I was heartened by the "green supporters" helping an injured police officer. That, is the pulse of the people of Iran! No matter your beliefs, help your fellow countryman when he is down. I feel for all the people of Iran. Godspeed!

Posted by Arjang Sohrabi June 16, 09 04:27 PM
1589.

When it's all said and done, Ahmadinejad will still have more votes than anyone else. His 62% total may fall down to 50% but since in Iran simple majority decides the outcome that would be enough for Ahmadinejad to stay in power. He enjoys tremendous amount of support among the rural, poor, and religiously inclined people. Mousavi's supports are among the young, Metallica-listening crowd. Religiously inclined people are not a subset of these young crowds. But a lot of young crowds are religiously inclined. Do your math. Ahmadinejad will after the recount or even *gash* a new election.

And do you think Iran will become Sweden after Mousavi wins, if he ever did? Nope. Iranians are still going to want their nuclear rights, and regional hegemonic rights. No country ever gives up its land or its power that it gains until it crumbles. Iran is no different..

Just wanted to throw in a bit of dispassionate into this passionate foray.

Power to the people!!!


Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 04:28 PM
1590.

Hey jo

people cant live in peace and harmony because of religion. Dont pray for these people. Just stop praying. Obviously God doesn't care or he would stop this senseless violence. Religion is the cause for all of this.

Posted by Brett June 16, 09 04:29 PM
1591.

Persia was great nation at one time, that was before the influence of Arab scum. Its time to shed that influence.

Posted by Jasinacus June 16, 09 04:29 PM
1592.

You have our full support in the UK. The internet will aid you greatly in this epic and noble battle. Bloodshed has started. You must fight until the last soldier of freedom dies, or those who have already died will have died in vain. Ahmadinejad must BURN!

Posted by Tarmok June 16, 09 04:30 PM
1593.

May the peace, love, strength and protection of the living God whose name is "I AM" fill the hearts and minds of my country men and women in Iran. I sincerely pray that in these diffucult and decisive times the people of Iran realize that One can not rely on other mankind no matter who that is but only on HE alone. His name is JESUS meaning 'savior' the Son of God. God loves us so very much that He sacrified his only begotten Son Jesus Christ for who so ever believes in him should not perish but have ever lasting life. So my dearest 'Hamvatan' ask him for help. He is more than capable of saving you if you admit that you are a sinner like all mankind, repent and ask him for forgiveness for what he did on the Cross. This way not only will you be free from this dictatorship but from within yourself. Finally unless one is born again, he/she will enter the kingdom of God. I am talking of spiritual birth and not physical. I will continure to ask my father in heaven to have mercy on my nation, Amen.

Posted by Meherdod June 16, 09 04:33 PM
1594.

FREE IRAN FOR EVER.

Posted by David the great June 16, 09 04:33 PM
1595.

greetings from america!!!!!! continue fighting iranians!!! that vote was fake and ahmedinijad (however you spell that coward's name) is arrogant enough to flaunt it in your faces by not even trying to cover it up!!!! picture 28 and 29 speaks volumes so try and remember they're your countrymen too. Glad to see women participating :) Islam and women's rights are always seen clashing but I'm glad to see them participating :D Get your country back!!!!! It's beautiful to hear how passionate you all are from all the way over in the US :)

Posted by claire June 16, 09 04:34 PM
1596.

I usually don't pray. But I do pray for all you people in Iran. May humanity overcome cruelty. May you be safe. May you all live in peace and freedom.

My heart and my thoughts are with you.

Posted by N June 16, 09 04:35 PM
1597.

Dear Michael (and others),

It is this "God" that is the problem here. If oft said "God" could be removed from social & civil justice, democratic practice and the rights and responsibilities of governments and citizens, the nation state would be much more rational, prudent and equitable. But this patriarchal notion of "God" induces the same religious tenor that more democratic nation states are trying to do away with in order to achieve a more conscientiously just society.
Lets be mullah-less and clergy-free! (Practice your rituals in your own time and in silence PLEASE!) Religiosity has no place in democratic societies nor in intelligence.

Lets praise the courageous acts of the Iranian people (and for that matter the world over) who are making the sacrifices by demonstrating in the last few weeks, and those women, men and trans-gendered, those poets, writers, artists, scientists, philosophers, janitors and subalterns who have been fighting for justice, equality and social freedoms on a day to day basis, in the last 3 decades alone. I applaud the democratic spirit of these brave and courageous people who have not sat passively praying but have consciously made a difference in the lives of that state.


Posted by Jayhind June 16, 09 04:36 PM
1598.

Freedom for Iran! We have lived under the oppression of these mullahs for the past 30 years. The protesters make us so proud and have so much courage. Please don't give up the fight. The world sees you and supports you!

Posted by an Iranian American June 16, 09 04:37 PM
1599.

THIS IA AN IRANIAN MOVEMENT AND ONLY IRANIAN. I DO NOT WANT IT TO BE ANOTHER AMERICAN KODETA LIKE 50 YEARS AGO. WE CAN NOT TRUST THEM. AT LEST FOR NOW.

Posted by Anonymous June 16, 09 04:37 PM
1600.

Dear Michael (and others),

It is this "God" that is the problem here. If oft said "God" could be removed from social & civil justice, democratic practice and the rights and responsibilities of governments and citizens, the nation state would be much more rational, prudent and equitable. But this patriarchal notion of "God" induces the same religious tenor that more democratic nation states are trying to do away with in order to achieve a more conscientiously just society.
Lets be mullah-less and clergy-free! (Practice your rituals in your own time and in silence PLEASE!) Religiosity has no place in democratic societies nor in intelligence.

Lets praise the courageous acts of the Iranian people (and for that matter the world over) who are making the sacrifices by demonstrating in the last few weeks, and those women, men and trans-gendered, those poets, writers, artists, scientists, philosophers, janitors and subalterns who have been fighting for justice, equality and social freedoms on a day to day basis, in the last 3 decades alone. I applaud the democratic spirit of these brave and courageous people who have not sat passively praying but have consciously made a difference in the lives of that state.


Posted by Jayhind June 16, 09 04:37 PM
1601.

Plz HElp PPl in IRAN .

Posted by faraz June 16, 09 04:38 PM
1602.

First, freedom from the veil; freedom from closed minded men--religion is compassion, kindness not slavery---then, you wouldnt have to fight people like Ahmadinejad 'cause nobody would let them even exist--wake up Iranian women! it is your turn to be heard!

Posted by so sorry! June 16, 09 04:42 PM
1603.

Seeing this from Australia please be aware of the support for a free and happy Iran - whatever Iranians wish that to be. This tumultuousness may be necessary but may it hurt as few as possible. Finger crossed for you all.

Posted by John June 16, 09 04:46 PM
1604.

plz help iran...

Posted by Siavash June 16, 09 04:46 PM
1605.

Why isn't the world helping the Iranian people? They simply want a fair election. This is disgraceful. Obama? Stand for SOMETHING will you?

Posted by c June 16, 09 04:51 PM
1606.

To all NON-IRANIANS : PLEASE support iranian sppl by changing your profile pictures on facebook or all communities to this : 'WHERE IS Iranians VOTES?" images proved to be very effective, and got great media coverage.

Posted by Hamed June 16, 09 04:53 PM
1607.

Don't give up!!!!
Also from an American.

Posted by This needs to happen June 16, 09 04:54 PM
1608.

Those pictures prove that Iran goverment is very cruel and murderer I am so sorry to have such rulers

Posted by morteza June 16, 09 04:55 PM
1609.

PEOPLE OF THE WORLD ! PLEASE HELP US ......PLEASE HELP. THESE EVIL REGIME ARE KILLING OUR BOYS AND GIRLS ....

Posted by MAHDIYAR June 16, 09 04:56 PM
1610.