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god the iranians are so so so brave....

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Heathcliffscathy Mon 15-Jun-09 22:37:37

what courage being out there must take. unbelievable.

bobthebuddha Mon 15-Jun-09 22:39:47

the size of those crowds..it's huge...

Heathcliffscathy Mon 15-Jun-09 22:43:17

i wish hackers would get their fingers out and help them.

monkeytrousers Tue 16-Jun-09 20:20:13

They are. Who are hackers??

monkeytrousers Tue 16-Jun-09 20:20:34

you seen this thread www.mumsnet.com/Talk/in_the_news/772989-Iran-elections-revolution-looms btw

AitchTwoOh Tue 16-Jun-09 20:21:36

it's thrilling, isnt' it? and terrifying.

ThingOne Tue 16-Jun-09 20:26:10

It really brings 1979 back so vividly for me. It's an amazing country. I wish I understood it more.

Piffle Tue 16-Jun-09 20:28:03

I know, I wish I knew more about why the iranians don't want Ahmedinijad. And I thought his opposition was a dead shady fecker and all.
Power to the people though!

I'm off to read some background to this as I hate not knowing
I used to enjoy watch Mr Ah... wind up the Yanks though

edam Tue 16-Jun-09 20:28:44

My friend says she's terrified for her younger cousins back home in Tehran and is pleading with them NOT to go out and join the protests. But thinks they are going anyway.

She's certain the election was stolen, btw, and supports the protesters all the way.

KerryMumbles Tue 16-Jun-09 20:29:40

i've got link to valid IPs from Iran where they are getting news out. Will go hunt down....

KerryMumbles Tue 16-Jun-09 20:32:19

Functioning Iran proxies 218.128.112.18:8080 218.206.94.132:808 218.253.65.99:808 219.50.16.70:8080 #iranelection - feel free to RT

thank you stephen fry

AitchTwoOh Tue 16-Jun-09 20:35:49

what do we do with that, km? is it just a link?

KerryMumbles Tue 16-Jun-09 20:38:07

no.

each individual connection has a unique number

that's the IP which I just provided. These IP addys appear to be one of the very few getting communications out of Iran atm

Now need someone more techie to tell us how to contact them directly.

monkeytrousers Tue 16-Jun-09 21:41:54

He is a maniac Piffle. His determination to wife Israel off the map (he is planning a 'new' Holocaust facilitaed by nuclear munitions) is brining the world to defcon 2. It's not just reasonable Iranians. He has all the states surrounding Israel on tenterhooks after he announced that it would be worth a few million Arabs dead if ti got rid of Israel.

monkeytrousers Tue 16-Jun-09 22:01:06

or wipe israel off the map I should say blush

Bubble99 Tue 16-Jun-09 22:02:41

I have an Iranian colleague who dissolved into tears today when I asked her if her family (in Tehran) were OK.

'He's a madman' was her response.

Bubble99 Tue 16-Jun-09 22:04:44

Quite striking to see the difference in age of both groups of protesters.

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 22:06:47

was on newsnight that young iranians were asking that hackers hack into govt systems to stop them blocking communications out of iran.

lots of this is being fought online.

Bubble99 Tue 16-Jun-09 22:08:18

Surely the regime has to die out with the next generation, anyway?

Bubble99 Tue 16-Jun-09 22:09:12

And it's good to see you, soph smile

Heathcliffscathy Tue 16-Jun-09 22:09:43

hi bubble

Bubble99 Tue 16-Jun-09 22:09:58

And me ol' mucker, MT grin

Bubble99 Tue 16-Jun-09 22:15:04

I watched Ahmadinejad during a UN (?) thing recently spouting his line in Holocaust denial.

With that horrible grin thing.

monkeytrousers Tue 16-Jun-09 22:27:37

Bub!! grin

The more I read on the UN the more I can only see it as a corrupt institution. I think I might write to my MP demanding the UK leave. What's the odds? grin

Bubble99 Tue 16-Jun-09 22:29:45

Small to middling, MT....

I was pleased to see how many people walked out, though.

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