Up to now,Iran's crackdown proves that "DICTATORS" are still alive!!!
Yesterday only by looking at the title and before i start reading Will's article,i just knew what is it going to be??
The title have got something wrong in it.
1)Iran's crackdown proves : This part gives me a feeling of something that is already finished but the truth is uprising just started in Iran so it is too soon to judge.
2)'Twitter revolution' has made things worse : When we want to use the word " worse" we have to be sure that we are %100 aware of the whole situation before and after the event.That way we can be confident enough to compare those two situations.Obviously Will has never been in Iran and does not know Iran's government or the situation before election,as well as he has to.It has never been a better atmosphere to get worse.
The so-called “Twitter revolution” has utterly failed to achieve anything-save dead and injured young ,and up to 2000 new political prisoners:Definitely out of question,It is not fair at all to undermine all people's efforts whom have been trying via internet to help Iranians and they were successful but they were not doctors and also they are not ruling Iran.They have done as much as they could and the main purpose of twittering and putting the information on Facebook or on their personal blogs and those sort of things was to inform people around the world about what was happening in Iran .After all they were also able to save some people's lives.Iran is a country that you are not able to criticize government in no way and if you do have enough courage to do it even as a cartoon or a piece of writing ,you definitely will be in prison the day after as it happened to many Iranian cartoonists and bloggers and still is happening.Not to be mentioned if you go on the street and chant something against Islamic system ,there is no chance to be alive just in about 15 minutes.So if it was not because of this so-called "Twitter Revolution" and the fear of putting the information on-line from government side,they would have killed much much more than this.
Although I disagree with the article and what it is trying to say but I do not want to make this too long and boring so i go to the last part of article.
The “Twitter revolution” was not only impotent, it has put Iranians in extreme danger : It is a really logical ending for the article and emphasizes the title.But getting too emotional about something and bringing up facts which do not have scientific sources as statistic for an political article to be based on is called being naive.Unfortunately the same thing that has happened to Arash in will's article happened to a friend of mine few days back and it is a sad thing but it does not have a strong foundation to make a political piece of writing on its base.Despite Will i do believe that “Twitter revolution” was potent and it has not put Iranians in danger.
Here is an other story and then I will say my reasons about why I disagree with Will : Almost 8 years ago an other friend of mine went to jail for 6 months because Basij forces just found a photoshoped pic of Khamenei in his car.No one knows about it because back then there was no "Twitter".
“Twitter revolution” was potent because we all know about Arash and so many other Arashs whom they might be in prison and being informed and aware is what dictator governmnets are afraid of.Also it was potent because it made a 21-year-old journalist Will Heaven informed of what is happening in Iran and made him confident enough to write a political article though he needs to know more about middle east and Iran government and does not look at events superficially.
It is not “Twitter revolution” that has put Iranians in danger,actually they were in danger for a long time and still they are because of thier stupid political situation which their Islamic government put them in and “Twitter revolution” just made everyone knows about Iran situation.
Advantages of “Twitter revolution” are much more than its disadvantages and it maybe do not "shake" the political world in general but it DID "shake" political world of Iran.
And statistics show that most imprisoned people do not have any account on Facebook or else where , they are political activists,writers,journali
Iran's crackdown proves that "DICTATORS" are still alive and their number one enemy is awareness.It is not an end , it is just a begining and we, Iranian people have lots of "HOPE" in our hearts.