Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Watch This

I'm not one to post briefly, but I'm in the library, trying to write an essay about Iran, I can't really think of anything clever and witty to elaborate upon this with.

The video can be found here.

It's good, it's really, really good, and I kind of just want it spread everywhere. Iran is the nation to watch this coming decade, and this video gives me hope. That's about all it needs to do.


Kevin said...

I wonder what it would be like to be in a war were blogs written by citizens of both nations are freely available. I have a handful of online acquaintances from Iran; while none are close, it would be enough to make a war somewhat more personal.

On a completely different note, have you read "Shake hands with the devil?"

Kelsey Atherton said...

Kevin -

There's a great comic book series (so I've heard - I have yet to actually read it) about bloggers in New York when it's a battle zone in a civil war. It seems like the first war with the blogs is looming around the speculative fiction world - while I sincerely hope we don't have a war with Iran, it would be kind of fascinating. I think Iraq has a blogger core commenting on the current war, though it's a bit different.

I have not read "Shake hands with the devil?" - more information?

Kevin said...

Shake Hands with the Devil is the memoir of Canadian General Dallaire, commander of the UN Rwanda mission. A quick look at his Wikipedia page will give you an idea of how heroic and utterly tragic this man was. I've only finished the first quarter or so of the book, but so far it is excellent.