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    Twitter cancels its shutdown to help Iran protests | The Australian

    "......As the regime tried to limit internet access and other forms of communication in Iran, new kinds of media were challenging those traditional levers of state control and allowing Iranians to find ways around the restrictions.

    Messages posted on Twitter, some with links to pictures, streamed from Iran despite reported efforts by authorities there to block news of protests over Mr Ahmadinejad's claim of having been fairly re-elected......."

    They can't put the genie back in the bottle.
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    Those Iranians know how to throw a Tea Party, I heard a liberal loon on TV yesterday saying it was time to get the waterhoses and the dogs out, I can't believe a liberal said that, maybe their waking up to reality some of them are actually turning on Prince Obama, they say he's to much like Bush............:singing:
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    Quit hijacking everything here, Harry.

    This is a huge thing happening in Iran. The cat and mouse on technology is a brand new frontier with this story.

    Show a little respect to other posters here. There's no rationale to hijack this.
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    Imagine that it's Twitter that's helping the Iranian protesters. Where's the world community? [​IMG] Whatever helps topple those Mullahs, is good by me.
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    Airstrikes or angry speeches will only buck up Ahmedinejad in the Iranian population's eyes.

    Smart, behind the scenes lethal covert action is what is needed.

    No more loud, dumb and inneffectual bloviation.

    (But that is a subject for a different thread, the subject here is the amazing effect Twitter [which, admittedly, I have derided until now as a superfluous and time-wasting product] is having on this possible revolution.).

    Just like with the Soviet Union, military airstrikes didn't do it, technology and the opening up of telecommunication sources did. To Reagan's credit, he pounced on the communications offensive.
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    Who's calling for airstrikes? :confused:

    Right, cuz smart, covert, behind the scenes mumbo jumbo, never happened until 5 months ago. Matter of fact, protests in that country didn't happen until "The Speech".
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    Not protests this large and this effective. The one's before this were small, scattered and ineffective. They were primarily the students and the urban elites. This one, which may still not be enough at this time, is far and away a larger more widespread thing.

    The geopolitical ENVIRONMENT is right for it now.
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    #1 - Cuz this is the first election post Amenidajad.
    #2 - Exactly.
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    I've been following it via twitter. It's pretty interesting to do it that way.

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