Monday, June 22, 2009

Violence in Tehran, Iran

The current crisis in Iran seems to be dominating the news lately, and I couldn't help but notice how much of a role the current technology has played in these events. As of yesterday, the Iranian government was shutting down the country's internet connections to Google, Yahoo, YouTube, Twitter, etc., though just this morning I witnessed a video on MSNBC of a peaceful civilian protestor being murdered in the streets by members of Iran's military. And even though all foreign journalists were banned from the streets, thousands of people still managed to stream live broadcasts of the horrific events that taking place on the streets of Tehran. Not only do we need to pray for the safety and well being of our nation, but for the nations of the world as well. With the state of affairs in the Middle East, as well as the conflict with North Korea, the last thing we need is WWIII. I know there are many who would agree; that's the end all-be all.

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