"12-22 Bahman: Independence, Freedom, Iranian Republic"
Due to the difference in time zones, in Iran it has just become 22 Bahman, marking 31 years since the Iranian Revolution and the founding of the Islamic Republic. I cannot tell what tomorrow will bring or how successful it will be, but the Iranian people are certainly gearing up for a good fight for their liberty, so much so that yet again the Islamic Republic has got frightened and cut internet access.
I also know that this time tomorrow evening, there will be many parents in Iran anxiously waiting for news of their children, many children anxiously waiting for news of their parents or siblings. There will be many injured, many imprisoned and in all likelihood given the violent nature of this regime, some people will be killed.
It's strange to think that in just a few hours time, someone who is now fast asleep in Tehran may become the next Neda, the next Sohrab, the next Taraneh...may God, or Fate, or Karma or whatever you believe in protect the Iranian people at this crucial hour in their struggle for freedom and may we one day get the Iranian Republic that we deserve.
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