I Know the People of Iran Are Speaking to Us

…because I can read the signs.

I got the picture.

5 Responses to “I Know the People of Iran Are Speaking to Us

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    One of the odd things about these pictures from the riots/protests is that on the back of all of the riot police it says…”police.”
    They don’t have a word in Farsi for “police”?
    Or maybe they bought all their riot gear from the LAPD during California’s “Going Out Of Business” sale.

  2. Dave J. says:

    Farsi, unlike Arabic, is an Indo-European language, so the word could actually be the same. Moreover, the modern concept of police is a 19th-century innovation, so it could be a loanword from either English or its language of origin, French. The modernizing Shahs of the 19th century worked with both the British and the French in restructuring their government, so that would make sense.

  3. gregor says:

    Downtown DC in 2012?

  4. Yojimbo says:

    “Where is my vote?!!!” Say hello to 2012, where we’ll have to speak truth to ACORN.

  5. Ebola says:

    lol, lotta english speakers. Gotta say, at least the Persians get their shit straight with protest signs. Who can forget the arab holding the “Death to Juice” sign. I bet OJ was shiverin.

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