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Samizdat Videos From Iran Protests (I)

Warning: some clips contain highly graphic images.

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This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, June 20th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

26 Responses to “Samizdat Videos From Iran Protests (I)”

  1. beautyofreason says:

    Shot a defenseless woman…..how disgusting! She was so young, she had a full life ahead of her….

    If only the United States President would say a single word on behalf of the protesters.

    The House was virtually unanimous in telling Iran “the world is watching” yesterday, but our President won’t mention it. Either way, we get blamed for the ugly things the Iranian government is doing to their own people.

    Update: The ORIGINAL poster of the third video reported that the woman was shot to death by a rooftop sniper of the government militia called the Basij, and that she was standing quietly with her dad when targeted.

    The original poster wrote:
    “Basij shots to death a young woman in Tehran’s Saturday June 20th protests At 19:05 June 20th Place: Karekar Ave., at the corner crossing Khosravi St. and Salehi st. A young woman who was standing aside with her father watching the protests was shot by a basij member hiding on the rooftop of a civilian house. He had clear shot at the girl and could not miss her. However, he aimed straight her heart. I am a doctor, so I rushed to try to save her. But 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 kilometers away in the main street and some of the protesting crowd were running from tear gass used among them, towards Salehi St. The film is shot by my friend who was standing beside me. Please let the world know.”

  2. Reality Bytes says:

    The innocents, the true martyrs. Tomorrow’s Sunday. Pray for them.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Yes indeed, RB! They need our prayers and support – encouragement!

      God Bless and Grace them!

  3. Reality Bytes says:

    Pres. Obama. You may shy away, while we Americans declare “This Will Not Stand!”

    “With You. Or Without You.”

    Quotes are those from President Bush 41 during the ousting of Saddam Hussein from Kuwait. A Man occupied the White House in those days. Today, we have something less; much less.

  4. beautyofreason says:

    Hmm, the opposition may not be dead yet.

    From Reuters:

    Iran’s Mousavi says ready for “martyrdom”: ally

    TEHRAN (Reuters) – Opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi said he was “ready for martyrdom,” according to an ally, in leading protests that have shaken the Islamic Republic and brought warnings of bloodshed from Iran’s Supreme Leader.

    Mousavi also called on Saturday for a national strike if he is arrested, a witness said. As darkness fell, rooftop cries of Allahu Akbar (God is greatest) sounded out across northern Tehran for nearly an hour, an echo of tactics used in the 1979 Islamic revolution against the Shah…

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090620/ts_nm/us_iran_election_157

  5. K1r0ft says:

    Raw- Iran Patriot Shot -June 20/09

    Has anyone read the sidebar info for this video? Apparently this is on the CIA. Unbelievable.

    • tranquil.night says:

      http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/07/01/AR2008070102231.html?hpid=opinionsbox1

      (a very prophetic report, by the way)

      As of 2008 (the last year of Bush) all our support to Iranian dissident groups was financial and psychological. As I doubt this has changed under Obama, any operatives were Iranians that were recruited in Iraq to gain intelligence on the regimes network and influence in stymieing the US in Iraq.

      I’m afraid the sidebar is misinformed. Given how heart-breaking the video is, I imagine that it makes sense for anyone sympathizing with the group responsible would try to make up such a preposterous claim.

  6. K1r0ft says:

    I will be praying for them.

  7. Steve says:

    In case it isn’t clear, I am swapping out videos as newer ones come in.

    So remember to refresh .

  8. Helena says:

    Just saw a report on Fox on a sympathy protest in Los Angeles. The guy they spoke to, an Iranian, said that the men bashing in heads in Tehran are largely not Iranian. He said they’ve brought in foreigners, Venezuelans among them. Thanks, Hugo!

  9. VMAN says:

    In better times this is just what the CIA would need to get into a country and cap a few of those rag headed so called holy dudes. And how do you have a democratic country when there is a supreme holy dude calling all the shots? Oh wait I forgot we have supreme holy dude Obama.

  10. Melly says:

    I was just reading “Liberty and Tyranny” and decided to check out any updates.
    God bless those who are fighting for freedom and who have lost their lives.

    Our freaking, super hero, Messiah, multiple named, questionable parentage, socialist lovin’, lying, arrogant, inexperienced President will do less if and when Israel is attacked.

    Don’t you all think Israel is closely watching America’s handling of these events.

  11. caligirl9 says:

    I took the time to look at those videos. I have a hard time understanding that human beings are doing those things to other human beings.

    The only nation capable of helping those freedom fighters has been neutered since January 20, 2009. Its testicles should grow back in January 2012.

    Freedom isn’t free, and those brave individuals are learning just that.

    The more I see of human behavior, the more I like my cats.

  12. gipper says:

    I watched some of the horrific videos above and then I left S&L to check on the current news. I was aghast when I saw the following AP story was a top story at MSNBC:

    Obama and daughters snack on frozen custard

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31465261/ns/white_house/

    Yes, yes, I know MSNBC is a liberal media outlet, but contrast a dying young Iranian woman and a president who is “closely watching” the events in Iran but not taking action or using strong words.

    Despicable. Enjoy the frozen custard, BHO.

    • caligirl9 says:

      Our watchdog media certainly have its priorities in line.

      Seriously, journalists should be ashamed of themselves. I am … though my undergrad degree is from a School of Journalism and Mass Comm, I’d be going crazy if I were in college right now with what is happening.

      Closely watching=some schmuck is watching, and the puppet-string holders are figuring out the proper TOTUS response.

    • bronzeprofessor says:

      Gipper, I was watching CNN at the gym yesterday and they cut from the Iranian protests to talk about Obama’s dog — complete with infographics about Portuguese water hounds — for a good 5 minutes. Then they had a graphic “COMEDIAN IN CHIEF”? and replayed in their entirety Obama’s comedic remarks at the gala dinner of the society of journalists & reporters, where he was the guest of honor. Of course, he made a sly cut at Fox News, smiled a lot, poked fun at Rahm Emanuel, and thanked the journalists for giving voice to the Iranian people.

      What the Hell has happened to our country? How do these journa-whores sleep at nigh?

  13. canary says:

    Obama is having a celebrity Father’s day party today. Famous Skate-boarder Tony Hawk is
    tweeting and posting photo’s of him skateboarding on WH floors.

    Why would a Tyrant like Obama object to what’s happening in Iran.
    By the next election, Obama and his low-life followeres will be much more cunning about voting cheating and rigging. Even if Obama didn’t take a personal hand in it, he would stand by and silently let it happen.

    So, if this rigging votes happens in America, how would it be handled? Mr. High-tech Obama, except when it comes to our national defense.

    • caligirl9 says:

      Nero fiddled while Rome burned.
      The United States lost more credibility on the world stage while TOTUS spent quality time with Tony Hawk (relevance here, please?) and ate frozen custard with his girls.
      This administration’s foreign policy is worse than Clinton—and those strongly-worded statements of outrage and anger sure worked for ‘ol Bill, didn’t they?

  14. tranquil.night says:

    I agree with this assessment so far by Dr. Walid Phares on Fox Forum this evening: http://foxforum.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/06/20/phares_walid_iran_uprising/

    But is it true that a strong U.S. position in favor of the Iranian democracy movement would create a backlash against America? The reality is that those who are advancing this argument are in fact trying to shield the Iranian regime in the West. The Khomeinist propaganda machine is unleashing all doubts possible about international support to the demonstrators. In fact, the tipping point against the ayatollahs’s militias is precisely a world outcry in defense of the uprising. Presently there are no neutral Iranians who could be irritated by American or Western verbal support to democracy in Iran. The argument is inserted in the debate to confuse the public and mollify outside solidarity. What can shift the ground against the oppressive Pasdaran is precisely this, if a wide majority of Iranians feel the international community is, at least morally, on their side.

    It’s also inserted into the debate to tempt Republicans into attacking Obama, making them look mettlesome and morally inferior to the public for drawing attention from the ‘debate’ in Iran with partisanship.

    Badly advised in the past, the U.S. administration is still hesitant to engage with its real future partner, the people.

    In fact all of Obama’s responses have been directed at the discredited regime and none at the people. Very, very crucial point.

    • canary says:

      Well, if Obambi suggested a recount, then, when he runs for reelection and the little Obambis cheat, some other country might tell Obambi he has to redo the election. Plus, Ahambamie is Obambi’s #3 BBF, and he would not want to offend him.
      Obambi put a lot of effort in showing the world that he is now in charge of all the bad Americans, who are to blame for all their problems. He will fullfill Jimmy Carter’s life-long dream of one world order. And Obambi doesn’t want anyone protesting. He wants sheep.

  15. Reality Bytes says:

    Tonight, Iranians clamor for liberty while we Americans forfeit our own.


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