December 24, 2009
Week in Review: Mounting pressure on Iran’s government

Senator John Kerry, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has said he’s willing to go to Tehran in a last-ditch diplomatic effort as a U.S. deadline looms for imposing sanctions.

Meanwhile, protesters took to the streets once again after the death of reformist cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri.

Carol Giacomo, a member of The New York Times editorial board, and Irshad Manji, a professor at New York University and the author of “The Trouble With Islam Today,” join Daljit Dhaliwal to discuss the mounting pressures on Iran, both internal and external.

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#11

I believe that the resistance in Iran needs help from us . I also believe that the resistance in Iran can help us to somehow slow down or stop Ayatollah Khameini and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from creating nucleur weopns in order to stablilize peace not only in the region but globally.

#10

ONE GENERATIONS DREAM REVOLUTION…IS THE NEXT GENEATION’S ..NIGHTMEARE !! BETRAYAL,CORRUPTION, INJUSTICE….is the engine that pushes the power hungry Tyrannicl Regime a long .. &WE SHOULD HELP IRANIAN PEOPLE … IF ASKED !…..WHO COULD EVEN TRUST [REGIME ] THE TYRANNICAL ..LIER’S ??…..YOU…MR.KERRY ? LOL.

#9

Suspect election in Iran? Solution;
have results verified by old pal Jimmy Carter… ;^)
– saw a cool site; Balkingpoints ; incredible satellite view of earth

#8

It looks like the martyrs get 72 grapes - the virgin thing was a bit over intrepreted. (dot in wrong position on Arabic letter). It does not matter, the reform movement in Iran is the movement of life in a forward direction. It can not be stopped for long. It has the drag of old ideas, but more subtle ideas will replace the cruder ideas of the past. True peace and justice in Iran!!!

#7

let people be in prace………

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#3

I’d ask the world,…not what is wrong with Islam?But rather,… what is wrong with Christianity today (other tolerant religions)? Iran is going through a growing process similar to any,or all fledgling democratic societies (God forbid if it looks at the United States as a good example)which is healthy,and not polarizing,…for the people “All” are listening. Why is it that we (United States) are engaging Iran in such a hostile,and tyrannical way? There is no detente,…so why send the “King of Flip-Floppers” there in the first place (he belongs in congress,period?)….Sir john Kerry,other than whisper into the ear of president “”"”…sweet nothing like Kabul(Mr.KK)Karzai? Lastly,…I chuckle when your guest grudgingly talked about the “trick” (as if it’s a sexual innuendo) of implementing,”lavish (punishing) sanctions” on the Iranian regime without having a trickle-down effect on the indigenous commoners. Well,…why don’t they ask the Iraqi people,or others in the middle-east that have met,and felt the wrath of God,…?

#2

i dare you to go the cit of Qom or near Natanz the first week of January and sing uour little song. ;o)

#1

The Martyrs Of Iran

Yes, I will remember
the Martyrs that died
by the hand of the Basij.
I will remember them
and I will tell their stories to the world.
For I bear witness of their deaths
in the hands of wicked.

So let their songs of love be sung,
for who among us would give
their lives so willingly for freedom?

So I say: “Let the world know
that the gates of Heaven will be open
to the Martrys of Iran
and they will be welcomed
and delivered into the hands of the Lord.”

Amen.

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