Protesters Shot in Iran
Please try to remember, people, that just because you see videos on Youtube and other video hosting sites of people getting shot in what looks to be today in Iran doesn't make it so. If you follow Twitter long enough (and remember, also, to consider the source), you'll see the same "news" items and URLs to the same videos over and over.
The above video of the aftermath of a young man getting shot looks to be genuine, especially if you're a Farsi speaker. The green ribbons symbolizing Mr. Mousavi's presidential campaign and reform movement makes it look current enough.
Yet we must also keep in mind that if someone getting shot on June 19th or the 18th or the 17th or before that isn't less heinous than getting shot by government forces on June 20th. We're hearing too many reports from the ground that too many people are getting shot and killed, of acid being dumped on them from helicopters, of the Iranian government using Hezbollah terrorists to support the Basji and Revolutionary Guard.
The situation in Tehran and the suburban neighborhoods have long since deteriorated. Iran's "democracy" wrapped in a theocracy is starting to break through and the people are absolutely being heard and we owe them every bit of our support.
But the best way to show that support is to vet as carefully as you can whatever you see and hear and to not believe whatever is said and reiterated by millions in the passion of the moment. Because I'm not exactly looking forward to posting more videos such as this just to show my support for those in Iran who are demanding democracy.