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Shootings Outside Iran’s Parliament?

From YouTube:

And now this, from a displeased (at the protesters) New York Times:

Fresh Clashes in Tehran as Cleric Says Iran Will Not Yield

Published: June 24, 2009

TEHRAN — Hundreds of protesters clashed with waves of riot police and paramilitary militia in Tehran on Wednesday, witnesses said, as Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, insisted that the authorities would not yield to pressure from opponents demanding a new election following allegations of electoral fraud.

It was impossible to confirm the extent of the new violence in the capital because of draconian new press restrictions on coverage of the post-election mayhem. But the witnesses reached by telephone said the confrontation, in the streets near the national Parliament building, was bloody, with police using live ammunition.

Defying government warnings, hundreds, if not thousands of protesters, had attempted to gather in front of the parliament on Baharestan Square, witnesses said. They were met with riot police and paramilitary militia, who struck at them with truncheons, tear gas and guns. One witness said he saw a 19-year-old woman shot in the neck.

Some opposition supporters said that presidential candidate and opposition leader Mir Hussein Moussavi had been scheduled to address the crowd, but initial reports indicated that he had not appeared…

No, it still isn’t over.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, June 24th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

19 Responses to “Shootings Outside Iran’s Parliament?”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    Iran had better hurry and kill all the protesters or they will lose their seat at Obamas’ Fourth of July picnic table!

  2. Howard Roark says:

    Just listen to the distress in that poor woman’s voice in the clip above. At one point, she tells America that we should “do something” to help them.

    Poor, misguided, woman. She apparently didn’t get the memo: Barry isn’t into rescuing and saving. That was the old America.

    We’re different now. Men of action and principle are GONE from Washington, now. We now keep only men of thought and analysis in our White House.

  3. Petronius says:

    “You should stop this. You should help the people of Iran who demand freedom . . . Help us.”

    This is too tragic. People thrown off bridges. Women savagely beaten to bloody pulps. Old men shot down in the streets like dogs. What will the security forces use next? Machine guns? Tanks? Strafing crowds from helicopters? Poison gas?

    Perhaps if we only had a decent man as our President. And an honest media. Certainly George Bush and John McCain would NOT have stood by and accepted this butchery in silence. No, they would have stood tall. No doubt also that the Liberals and the media would have savaged them for it. But at least America would not have betrayed its principles, at least America would not have to bear forever the shame of doing nothing in this historical moment.

    Adjutorium nostrum, Domine.

  4. texaspsue says:

    What kind of thugs would do this to there own people? Do they think Allah smiles upon their actions? Maybe, these murderers aren’t really Iranian.

    My heart breaks watching these videos.

    No man is an island entire of itself; every man
    is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
    if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
    is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
    well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
    own were; any man’s death diminishes me,
    because I am involved in mankind.
    And therefore never send to know for whom
    the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

    John Donne

    • electionhangovervictim says:

      “What kind of thugs would do this to their own people?”
      I tell ya, texas, I wouldn’t put it past libs in THIS country to do this to us “right wing extremists”. If it came down to it, and we (republicans, conservatives, real patriots) were pushed to the point of active retaliation, there’s no doubt in my mind that liberals would show up with weapons in hand.

    • Right of the People says:

      Election HO Vic is dead on the money. If and when it comes, you can be sure Barry will use whatever means he can to keep power. We can only hope the military will tell him to go screw. My guess that is exactly why he wants an “internal security force”, read Brownshirts, for when the revolution comes.

      I fear for my country.

    • electionhangovervictim says:

      “My guess that is exactly why he wants an “internal security force”, read Brownshirts, for when the revolution comes.”

      That’s exactly right.

      When the political lines are drawn, libs don’t see us as their fellow countrymen. They see us as their enemy.

    • texaspsue says:

      Then we really are all Iranians now! Sigh.

  5. BannedbytheTaliban says:

    Think of how different things would be if they could shoot back.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Amen! I’d be wiling to bet the “revolution” would be over by now if they could.

      Remember the Wizard of Oz .. at the end .. the witches guards, “All hail, Dorothy”.

      If the opposition had weapons .. there may be less “guards”.

      Another good example of why we can NEVER allow the 2nd Amendment to go away or be marginalized/minimized!

  6. MinnesotaRush says:

    ” .. with police using live ammunition.” .. against unarmed people – people who have no access to weaponry, nor have any. Barbarians. Savages.

    And o-blah-blah’s thinking is “evolving”. Just as despicable!

  7. beautyofreason says:

    And to think, that disgusting government is still claiming they don’t shoot into unarmed crowds.

    It looks like they’ll get away with this and cover up the death toll (10 – 17 killed are government stats; hospitals and witnesses claimed between 100 – 200 dead by Saturday evening).

    Tiananmen Square worked because the people lost their will to fight amid crushing odds. Sadly it looks like the Iranian people will be carried under dictatorships for a long time to come…

  8. conant says:

    I don’t doubt for a moment Barry would order troops to fire on us if we were protesting his policies and actions. Whether or not American soldiers would obey is open to question at least in my mind. The Tsar guessed wrong on that count when he ordered his troops to fire on hungry protesters in St. Petersburg who weren’t even armed. We are. If they do they will provoke a fight they will not win. Those of us who love and support our country and will protect and defend it from the government if necessary are much more common than might be suspected.

    • EvaTheFrisbeeDog says:

      No doubt they have gun control in Tehran for this reason.

    • MinnesotaRush says:

      Absolutely, “no doubt”.

      And let there never be any doubt that that’s why they want “gun control” here.

      Was it Jefferson who said .. “A government afraid of its’ Citizens is a democracy, Citizens afraid of their government is a tryanny.”

      In other words .. “A government afraid of its’ Citizens having weapons, is a government its’ Citizens should be afraid of!”

  9. pdsand says:

    “Defying government warnings, hundreds, if not thousands of protesters, had attempted to gather in front of the parliament on Baharestan Square, witnesses said. They were met with riot police and paramilitary militia, who struck at them with truncheons, tear gas and guns. One witness said he saw a 19-year-old woman shot in the neck.”

    Sounds like the Edmund Pettis bridge to me. The civil rights marchers have been heralded in our media for generations, any chance these poor Iranians will be treated better in our media than a bunch of dirty dish rags?

  10. EvaTheFrisbeeDog says:

    I had dinner with a liberal friend the other night and he was trying desperately to defend Obama’s position. At one point he became very frustrated and asked “Do you think they (the mullahs) are just that stupid or are they trying to send a message” referring to the ridiculous election results which were announced within 40 minutes after the polls closed and included over-votes in 50 cities, among other irregularities.

    I told him, yes, they are that stupid. There’s no message. The Supreme Leader’s edict is final and irrefutable. The stooges who orchestrated this charade are not the sharpest tools out of the box — the smart Persians fled to Southern California after 1979 and the ones born later are trying to figure a way out, but it’s difficult.

    A few years ago I sponsored an Iranian family to emigrate to the US. The parents won the lottery and were granted visas to come to the United States. Think think about that: they “won the lottery”, which meant they could leave! Here we win millions of dollars, but they got a shot at a better life, which can only be had if they left. Well, it looks like there are only so many lottery tickets to go around, and now even the smart ones are staying put to fight this illegitimate regime.

    Persia has a long, proud history, unlike their Bedouin neighbors. My money is on the protesters.

  11. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    What took the average Iranian so long before they finally decided that enough was enough? I’m firmly convinced that as technology and the internet became more widely available, it was harder for the mullahs to keep a tight lid on the flow of disinformation they were feeding the masses. And that the truth from the world outside of Iran was becoming known to the people. Here was their chance to have an election for change but they saw the outright fraud of the results from the start. I admire their courage in spite of being unarmed and facing the might of government thugs who hold no reservations of opening fire on their own people.

    I must agree that when the liberals of our country begin to shake their loathing of firearms and begin to realize that they can be a useful tool to violently force their way of life upon those of us who disagree, then our country will become more oppressive to live in.

    Fortunately those of us who possess weapons far outnumber the libs who despise them. An armed citizenry keeps an oppressive government at bay. And even in a worse case scenario where the government bans private ownership, most citizens won’t obey such a law.

  12. canary says:

    Get all the photo’s and footage for the day some SOB says it didn’t happen. I think Ike said something like that about the Holocaust. Low and behold one of many SOB Ahmadman.

    oh, just saw this wierd postal service commerical on FOX. The postal commercial looked like a townhall meeting, and mailman looked like Obama holding a box telling people to use the post office. They po must be sucking up for a bailout. I hope not, it will come with strings that Obama can open everyone’s mail. It will be easier for his middle-eastern fellows to mail.

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