The horror is beyond description. The pictures and videos are hard to watch but The Anchoress is right, we mustn’t not look. Unimaginable Horror In Tehran Today (Very Graphic, Very Real for Iranians):
This is the Iranian regime, wading into its own unarmed people and axing them to death, bludgeoning women (seen as the greatest threat to the regime) and throwing them to their deaths from pedestrian bridges. The same Iranian regime whose embassy officials are invited to American embassies around the world to celebrate on July 4th, of all things, a successful revolution.
President Obama has at last come to his senses and rescinded his invitation to Iranian diplomats to "celebrate" Independence Day at U.S. embassies:
On Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who had authorized diplomatic posts earlier this month to invite Iranians to their Independence Day parties, sent out a cable rescinding the invitations.
“Unfortunately, circumstances have changed, and participation by Iranian diplomats would not be appropriate in light of the unjust actions that the president and I have condemned,” she said. Embassies that had already invited Iranian diplomats were instructed to disinvite them.
Not that any of them were going to show up anyway. What a meaningless gesture at this point. Ed Morrissey:
Besides, what Independence Day values would the Iranian regime want to celebrate with us? Freedom of speech? Freedom of religion? The freedom to peaceably assemble or petition government for a redress of grievances? Obama himself insists that he’s supporting these, while inviting the same regime that explicitly opposes them to celebrate our freedoms.
That’s not a choice that Iranians make, Mr. President, but a choice the oppressive regime makes for them. We should be ashamed of ourselves for inviting them to celebrate those freedoms while they deny them to their own people. The fact that it’s taken this long to just get it reconsidered is simply shameful.
Holy terror: "It's beyond fear," said a woman who arrived at a U.S. airport from Iran but still did not want her name used for fear for her safety. "The situation is more like terror."
They are dying in the streets. Dying for their votes. Their voices.