The Iranian Coup

If you, like me, are absolutely gobsmacked by the comparative lack of coverage by the US Mass Media of what is currently happening in Iran, I strongly recommend that you ready Andrew Sullivan’s blog.

Sullivan has been aggregating news from Iranian bloggers, the scraps of information coming from media outlets, the leaks coming from within Iran via Twitter, and more. Absolutely stunning things going on — which we’re largely not hearing about.

Go check it out. Go back to Friday the 12th, and read from there.

The photo above hit me especially hard — two young men, about the same age. One wearing the green of the Moussavi supporters, who are rioting over the stolen election. One wearing the black riot gear of the special police sent out to quell the uprising. The dissident is sheltering the riot policeman. Both men are victims of the coup.