You gotta love it. A liberal is a bit upset that us conservatives would have the gonads to cheer on protesters who attack the men of Basij. You know, the men who shot a innocent young girl in the heart for kicks.
Right wing blogs cheer violence by Iran protesters
Weasel Zippers calls it the “feel good video of the day.”
Gateway Pundit raves that it’s the “best Iran protest video ever.”
Which video is he talking about? The one Fox ran where the protesters beat the living crap out of some Basij:
The libs response?
Personally speaking, I’m appalled that anyone could cheer a mob kicking a guy on the ground, but I guess that’s why I’m just a silly liberal who admires the kind of non-violent protests practiced by Dr. Martin Luther King and Gandhi.
And one commenter said:
That’s why much of the “right” is for torture. They’re not as interested in getting accurate information as just beating somebody up for revenge, or for fun.
Yup, those protesters were just out for revenge. Nothing to do with the fact that they want a new, freely elected government, instead of a dictatorship. Nothing to do with the fact that they are being murdered on the streets by these same Basij thugs.
Meanwhile there was over 100% turnout during the election in “only” 50 cities…..good thing it wasn’t 170 or it would REALLY be fraud:
Iran’s Guardian Council has suggested that the number of votes collected in 50 cities surpass the number of people eligible to cast ballot in those areas.
The council’s Spokesman Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, who was speaking on the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) Channel 2 on Sunday, made the remarks in response to complaints filed by Mohsen Rezaei — a defeated candidate in the June 12 Presidential election.
“Statistics provided by the candidates, who claim more than 100% of those eligible have cast their ballot in 80-170 cities are not accurate — the incident has happened in only 50 cities,” Kadkhodaei said.
Kadkhodaei further explained that the voter turnout of above 100% in some cities is a normal phenomenon because there is no legal limitation for people to vote for the presidential elections in another city or province to which people often travel or commute.
The Iranian twitterers I follow sound increasingly frightened and paranoid this morning, and with good reason: Between the massive Basij presence in the streets, the new threats from the Revolutionary Guard, and the Journal’s report of how deeply the regime has penetrated Internet communications, there’s danger around every corner, real or virtual. It’s come to this:
One regular protester, 20-year-old student Behrooz, told the BBC that protesters were aware their electronic communications were being monitored.
“We know that some of them are tracking us on our phone,” he said. “When we say certain words… such as ’supreme leader’ or ‘demonstration’ our lines are cut.”~~~
More information is coming out about her (Neda) on Twitter, incidentally, including new photos of her and her grave. And if you thought her story couldn’t get any worse, think again: According to HuffPo, citing a BBC Persia report, she was … engaged.
And finally this is great news, if true:
12:42 pm: A possible split in the IRGC?
According to unconfirmed reports in Balatarin [Farsi] , Gen. Ali Fazli, the head of revolutionary guards in Tehran, has been arrested after refusing to execute Khamenei’s order of using force against demonstrators in Tehran. He is a war veteran who lost an eye during the Iran-Iraq war. (h/t Boushveg)
Some recent tweets:
Feel sorry for these kind of people?
YvetteMerial Basijs are marking homes of protesters with paint & return attacking them at night ~Check yur residence & remove paint
And now there is new video of a young protester shot in the head by Basijs:
Obama still wants to talk to the Iranian regime….Neda nada, who cares I suppose eh?
Gibbs says admin still open to negotiations with ruling Iranian regime on nukes, despite it’s “unjust” acts
And if this is true then this revolution on the streets can really succeed:
CORRECTION & CONFIRM – National Strike announced by Mousavi for TUESDAY (now it is Tuesday in Iran)
The mullahs have given up on the police and Basijis alone. The Friday warning from Ali Khamenei, the prince formerly known as the divine and Supreme Leader, did nothing to stop Iranians from filling the streets this weekend. Increasing brutality from the Basijis and police resulted in hundreds of arrests, dozens of deaths, and one national martyr for the opposition, but no end to the protests. The police and Basijis have failed to put Iranians back in their place as subjects, and the only option left is a military operation to clear the streets.
If the Revolutionary Guard makes good on its threat, the transition to military dictatorship will be complete. The mullahs will have no credibility with the people and will remain completely reliant on its army to maintain power internally. The Revolutionary Guard will understand this well, and will quickly turn Khamenei and his elders into nothing more than puppets for the Guard’s purposes. The question then will be whether the Guard can maintain control over 70 million Iranians who have already lost faith in their theocrats and never assented to rule by military force.
New longer video of the one above…..
And a good question on Twitter:
MARCUSdH #IranElection is anyone else wondering why the US and the UN are standing by idly, while Iranians fight and die alone for freedom…????
rtfromirani My sources, some Generals Rev Guard and Army unwilling to take orders from Khamanei
And the former Crown Prince of Iran speaks: