Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tehran Violence

Apologies for my lack of posts lately. I have had a hectic week. Its been just been one party after another since Christmas. Iran is the big story I have missed. Since the death of Ayatollah Montazeri last week violence has flared up big time in Tehran for the first time since the disputed June election. At least 15 are dead and there are some spectacular rumours flying about the place. I will do a detailed post about the crisis, the stability of the regime and what Obama should do in the next day of two. In the meantime, observe some of the footage that illustrates the extreme brutality that the regime is prepared to make in dealing with the demonstrators.

Below is a horrifying clip of the scum bag Basij Tehran Police driving over a protester.


And below is the astonishing scene in a Tehran street when demonstrators surround the Basij militia and ultimately disarm some of them. This clip really demonstrates to me the contempt with which the Basij are held.

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