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Eyewitness Report from Iran

 Introduction by Dennis Loo

 “We brought you to where you are today, and we're going to take you out by being on the streets.”
 
Four things stand out about the 7/31/09 report below. One, the resolute mood among the Iranian people, embodied in the last lines of this report: “One mother told a soldier who asked her to go back home ‘I'm not going anywhere. Don't you know that we brought you guys into power by doing just this: by being out on the streets for nights on end. We brought you to where you are today, and we're going to take you out by being on the streets. I'm not going anywhere.’" This resolution is also reflected in what this eyewitness report describes as “a very palpable lack of fear among people.” This lack of fear comes in the face of not only the street repression but also the reports coming out about the torture and murder of people who have been held from previous street demonstrations. The courage and responsibility being displayed by the Iranian people are an inspiration and the kind of traits that are so sorely needed here in the U.S.

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Biden: US Won't Stand in the Way of a Military Strike

by Jason Ditz
 
In an interview today on ABC’s “This Week With George Stephanopoulus,” Vice President Joe Biden said it was up to the Israeli government to decide if Iran constituted an existential threat and that the nation was “entitled” to launch a military strike against the nation if they wanted to.
 
Biden said the United States would make no effort to dissuade the Israeli government from launching an attack on Iran, but was deliberately evasive on the question of whether the US would provide Israel with access to Iraqi airspace for the strike, saying he didn’t want to “speculate.”
Israel has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran over the past several years, and the right-wing coalition government elected earlier this year won largely on a platform of taking an even more hawkish position toward Iran than previous administrations had.

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