Not Forgotten… John McCain Remembers Neda at RNC
On June 20, 2009, a beautiful young woman who was standing with her father watching the Green Revolution protests in Iran was shot by a basiji member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house. The regime thug had a clear shot at the girl and could not miss her. However, he aimed straight her heart. The impact of the gunshot was so fierce that the bullet had blasted inside the victim’s chest, and she died in less than 2 minutes. The protests were going on about 1 kilometer away in the main street and some of the protesting crowd were running from tear gass used among them, towards Salehi Street. The film was shot by my friend who was standing beside me. Please let the world know.
Her name was Neda.
Tonight John McCain remembered Neda in his speech at the RNC Convention.
From John McCain’s speech:
“But most of all, we can’t afford to abandon the cause of human freedom. When long-suffering peoples demand liberation from their jailers and torturers and tyrants, the leader of the free world must stand with them.
Unfortunately, this is not happening.
When Iranians rose up by the millions against their oppressive rulers, when they beseeched our president, chanting in English, “Are you with us, or are you with them?”, when the entire world watched as a brave young woman named Neda was shot and bled to death in a street in Tehran.
The president missed a historic opportunity to throw America’s full moral support behind an Iranian revolution that shared one of our highest interests: ridding Iran of a brutal dictatorship that terrorizes the Middle East and threatens the world.
The situation is far worse in Syria. What began as peaceful protests has now become, 18 months later, a savage and unfair fight.
With the full backing of Iran, and Hezbollah, and Russia-with tanks, and helicopters, and fighter jets, Bashir Assad is murdering men, women and children”
Hat Tip Banafsheh Zand Bonazzi