Video: Basij open fire on crowd, kill protesters in cold blood

posted at 6:02 pm on June 15, 2009 by Allahpundit

If you think it’s bad now, imagine what it’d be like if the regime wasn’t worried about cell-phone cams and YouTube capturing a massacre. Even so, they won’t be this restrained forever. Mousavi’s called a nationwide general strike for tomorrow with new mass rallies bound to spring up either then or later in the week. Khamenei and Ahmadinejad can’t afford to have international focus on this day after day; after a certain point, the Tiananmen Square strategy to quash further rallies will start to make sense. The question is when.

This isn’t the only video of outraged protesters carting away bodies today either, tragically. Click here for another if you can stand it. Elsewhere, Totten’s on the same wavelength I was on last night. If confrontation is inevitable, and it surely is, let’s get on with it.


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Will someone please explain to me how in the world Obama can believe that Iran is trustworthy in Nuke negotiations when the Iranian regime is willing to openly corrupt an “election”, and then shoot and beat their own people when they protest?

Weight of Glory on June 15, 2009 at 6:52 PM

He’s silent for 72 hours and when his holiness finally comes out to say something, anything, he says “we’re concerned” Bwahahaha! What a weasel!

You hear that…that’s the collective groan and crunch of a few million Iranians getting slapped in the face and thrown under the bus with “hope” and “change”

elduende on June 15, 2009 at 6:54 PM

China watches Barry react, and Taiwan trembles.

Kim watches Barry react, and Seoul trembles.

Putin watches Barry react, and Ukraine trembles.

Israel watches Barry react, and Israel trembles.

Chamberlain was Rambo compared to POTUS.

Limerick on June 15, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Weight of Glory on June 15, 2009 at 6:52 PM

Didn’t you know that Neville Chamberlain was his secret hero. Peace in our time baby, Peace in our time.

chemman on June 15, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Something just happend to Fox news.

Weight of Glory on June 15, 2009 at 6:54 PM

If he showed some spine , he could win 2012 election right now.

..Crickets..

the_nile on June 15, 2009 at 6:54 PM

Ooops. Back on.

Weight of Glory on June 15, 2009 at 6:55 PM

The rioters were brave. They risk their lives to march in protest of a thug/Marxist/Fascist.
One can only hope Americans will have as much courage in this country in the coming years as our liberties continue to be stolen, properties continue to be seized, freedom of speech attacked by Obama, the constitution ignored all while the will of one man continues to be imposed on America.
We have yet to see how the anointed one and his ACORN minions would handle defeat at the ballot box. Will he just accept it?? Or will he appoint an Election Czar to correct mistakes at the ballot box backed by nuts in fatigues wielding batons.

JellyToast on June 15, 2009 at 6:55 PM

“I am deeply troubled.”–Obama

How much more noncommittal could he be?

Worse than a deadly plague, having this mentally corrupt POTUS is deeply troubling to Americans and all of our allies.

maverick muse on June 15, 2009 at 6:55 PM

obama also whistles at the end of sentences. he sounds so pretentious when he does that.

what bugs me the most is when he raises his nose during a speech.

TTheoLogan on June 15, 2009 at 6:56 PM

“I am deeply troubled.”–Obama

Skin deep that is.

chemman on June 15, 2009 at 6:57 PM

That’s nothing…Obama has to contend with…….Rush, the talk show host.

right2bright on June 15, 2009 at 6:58 PM

Maybe an Iranian needs to whack an Abortion doctor to get a “I’m outraged” response from Barry?

elduende on June 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM

This just in, from Obama:
The administration is deeply troubled by the development in Iran. We have used “harsh” words to condemn their actions…from now on, until things have been resolved, we are resorting to using “terse” language.

right2bright on June 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM

“I am deeply troubled.”– Obama

OUCH! Ooh, That’s gonna leave a mark!

Teddy on June 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM

The Messaih has to be careful what He says, or His handlers will get mad.

Friendly21 on June 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM

OT/ Who hate’s Special Reports ‘new’ music. I do. It sounds like local news music. Fail.

Lance Murdock on June 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM

“I am deeply troubled.”–Obama

maverick muse on June 15, 2009 at 6:55 PM

Good. Admitting his illness is the first step to recovery.

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Hee Hee

bazil9 on June 15, 2009 at 7:02 PM

CNN’s saying the regime’s got things under control, so things are likely to start getting out of hand.

NoDonkey on June 15, 2009 at 7:04 PM

We have used “harsh” words to condemn their actions

Sorta like the ‘harsh’ words the principal at the grammar school I attended used on the bully who kept trying to pick on me. Nothing changed until I beat the s..t out of him. I got to hear the harsh words but the “tough guy” left me alone after that. Come to think about it, nobody messed with me after that. Shock and awe does work.

chemman on June 15, 2009 at 7:05 PM

elduende on June 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM

that’s funny, but the sad truth is you are right…

SHARPTOOTH on June 15, 2009 at 7:10 PM

“I am deeply troubled.”–Obama

I’d like to see him “deeply troubled” when 10,000 Americans citizens march up to the WH and demand that this government STOP SPENDING. NOT ONE MORE DIME!

Rovin on June 15, 2009 at 7:10 PM

I suspect that the Iranian civilians protesting do not have access to firearms. As long as Americans have 2nd Amendment rights, government in the US will tread lightly on overtly taking away our freedoms. But the DoJ dropping charges against the New Black Panthers for their intimidation of voters in Philly is not a good omen.

amr on June 15, 2009 at 7:10 PM

Obama is quieter than CNN was yesterday.

I guess Obama is worrying about analog television signals.

SCOOPTHIScarlos on June 15, 2009 at 7:11 PM

from now on, until things have been resolved, we are resorting to using “terse” language.

right2bright on June 15, 2009 at 7:00 PM

I didn’t think anything could make me want this crisis to last through Obama’s presidency, but in return for a promise that Obama will be brief for the duration? Hmmmm…..

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:11 PM

Why are the trolls so quiet

CWforFreedom on June 15, 2009 at 7:12 PM

Dick Cheney replies to Panetta

William Amos on June 15, 2009 at 7:06 PM

Panetta’s a worthless, corrupt and incompetent piece of garbage.

Democrats did everything but don Al Qaeda cheerleading outfits and pompoms when George Bush was in office. They wanted another attack so bad, they could taste it. Leading Democrats, especially Hillary Clinton, made several speeches foreshadowing future attacks and promising retribution against the President.

Democrats were sending messages to Al Qadea – attack us again and together, we’ll rid the world of President Bush.

So Panetta and his absolutely worthless Democrat Party is just projecting. Just because Democrats are traitors who wished for an attack to help them gain political power, doesn’t mean that other people are so evil.

NoDonkey on June 15, 2009 at 7:14 PM

I think it says volumes that this was not live. What a coward!

Remember when he handed out a pre-package media deal and the press got their yittle feelings hurt?

Why no joint press conference with Burlesconi?

When big things like this goes on, usually our Presidents make a public live statement.

freeus on June 15, 2009 at 7:16 PM

“Life in Communist China worse than GITMO.” so sayeth Uighurs in Bermuda.

Can we get that in writing?

*ALERT*

Italy is going to take 3 terrorist from GITMO.

freeus on June 15, 2009 at 7:20 PM

CWforFreedom on June 15, 2009 at 7:12 PM

All week the trolls have been almost exclusively in the headline threads. Some of those got really bad. Anybody have any ideas why such a strategy change?

Then, what are they going to post? Silence is golden? That was tried here today and didn’t go over too well, especially when faced with a very specific statement from Senator Joe Lieberman calling upon leaders to speak out loudly and clearly, which I take it that Obama did not do.

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Speaking out loudly and clearly defies most dems unless it’s against Sarah Palin

clnurnberg on June 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM

Obama’s Magical Speech to the Muslim World sure did the trick…

profitsbeard on June 15, 2009 at 7:25 PM

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Speaking out loudly and clearly defies most dems unless it’s against Sarah Palin

clnurnberg on June 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM

I wonder what President Palin’s response to this Iranian crisis might have been.

jimmy2shoes on June 15, 2009 at 7:26 PM

Speaking out loudly and clearly defies most dems unless it’s against Sarah Palin

clnurnberg on June 15, 2009 at 7:24 PM

And let’s not forget the attacks on Carrie Prejean and Willow Palin.

Strange chivalry liberals have, attacking women and children first.

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:27 PM

I wonder what President Palin’s response to this Iranian crisis might have been.

jimmy2shoes on June 15, 2009 at 7:26 PM

President McCain would have stood up for democracy

clnurnberg on June 15, 2009 at 7:28 PM

Breaking~ latest News from Reuters:

Truckload of fresh underwear just delivered to White House.

profitsbeard on June 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM

jimmy2shoes on June 15, 2009 at 7:26 PM

I doubt any Republican president would be silent for days in the face of such a developing crisis, only to announce they were “deeply disturbed” and that from now on they would be “terse.” Who talks like that? I don’t know anybody.

NO WAIT! I remember! Jimmy Carter!

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

Italy are going to take three detainees, Hillary Clinton, Panetta and Robert Gates, who have been silenced by Obama during his meditation on what to do. One wonders whether he’s in fetal position now hugging his teddy bear and crying for mommy.

eaglewingz08 on June 15, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Truckload of fresh underwear just delivered to White House.

profitsbeard on June 15, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Uh… I’ll try to put this as delicately as I can, but did they have pouches and Y fronts, or doesn’t Obama need them?

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Loxodonta on June 15, 2009 at 7:32 PM

My guess is that my girl Sarah would have carrier groups headed toward the Persian Gulf as we speak, preferably to provide cover for Israeli jets headed toward those nuclear reactors

jimmy2shoes on June 15, 2009 at 7:36 PM

Doubtlessly, they are now conferring in the White House, devising a strategy to approach this politically.

Instead of with morals and with integrity. Because the crowd in the White House, all they have are their weasel words and a lust for power.

We’re riding the weak horse here.

NoDonkey on June 15, 2009 at 7:37 PM

As I mentioned in another headline, NPR was careful to report that protestors attacked the building first. IOW “they deserved it”? What do liberals like so much about dictators?

PattyJ on June 15, 2009 at 7:38 PM

Liberals want to be dictators, to rule and not to govern.

clnurnberg on June 15, 2009 at 7:39 PM

My guess is that my girl Sarah would have carrier groups headed toward the Persian Gulf as we speak, preferably to provide cover for Israeli jets headed toward those nuclear reactors

jimmy2shoes on June 15, 2009 at 7:36 PM

I would have hoped a strong US leader would have done this without hiding behind Israel. I was hoping that for years now

clnurnberg on June 15, 2009 at 7:41 PM

When the Iranians who seek freedom finally attain it, I hope, by that time we have responsible leadership in place to help them.

If not, they will hate the US. Which they do not now,… but will. That’s what is so horrible about Obama’s silence!

BTW, Frank Gaffney is recommending Americans can help the people by divesting in public companies who support Iran.
For more details podcast Hugh Hewitt’s show in the second hour.
This is Obama’s katrina times 1000 and now is the time to get congress to pass legislation to support Iran.

Obama was/is sooo wrong on this and this will be a turning point in his short and ugly career as leader ( and I say this will great disgust ).
Call your congressman and senator and voice your support for action!

katy on June 15, 2009 at 7:55 PM

I would have hoped a strong US leader would have done this without hiding behind Israel. I was hoping that for years now

clnurnberg on June 15, 2009 at 7:41 PM

Alone or in coordination with Israel, either way, I’m OK with it.

jimmy2shoes on June 15, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Sounds like Sorta God needs to get overseas and make another speech in Cairo…you know, to calm everyone down with the shades of Hope and Change that only He can deliver.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 15, 2009 at 8:04 PM

TOTUS is trying to Twitter to the Iranians on its own but has been restrained and locked up in an Oval Office closet.

Obama is playing with the puppy.

Al Haig is in command.

profitsbeard on June 15, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Watching the savage repression in the streets of Iran should remind us all that, in the end, the Second Amendment is all that stands between us and rampant tyranny. The pro-government “militia” and body-armored riot police are Iran’s version of BHO’s “civilian homeland security force”.

guntotinglibertarian on June 15, 2009 at 8:11 PM

guntotinglibertarian on June 15, 2009 at 8:11 PM

That’s what I was thinking when I watch these clips.

katy on June 15, 2009 at 8:18 PM

Obama doesn’t realize the Iranian leaders have already lost. The people know what they want and the leaders can’t un-ring the bell of freedom. The world is watching.

So President Obama, which side of history will you stand on?

Mallard T. Drake on June 15, 2009 at 8:51 PM

Obama is mad at the Iranian people: They are stealing the headlines just as he is making his push for socialized health care. He is wondering why they don’t realize that a bigger nanny state is more desirable than individual freedom.

Mallard T. Drake on June 15, 2009 at 8:53 PM

William Amos on June 15, 2009 at 6:45 PM

It was nice of Bill Crystal to give Mr. Obama his own words to reflect on.

Cindy Munford on June 15, 2009 at 9:04 PM

Oops.

Somebody didn’t get the memo. You know, the hopey/changey one.

Sapwolf on June 15, 2009 at 9:17 PM

Mallard T. Drake on June 15, 2009 at 8:53 PM

Yes, he is mad that the Iranians are messing up his news cycle. He was silent for the past 3 days because only the health care sermon matters now.

redneck hippie on June 15, 2009 at 9:18 PM

The perfect example of why the 2nd Amendment is needed and why it is your duty as an adult American male to own and know how to use a firearm.

It should be REQUIRED as part of CITIZENSHIP.

Sapwolf on June 15, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Same for you women too.

Sapwolf on June 15, 2009 at 9:19 PM

Italy is going to take 3 terrorist from GITMO.

freeus on June 15, 2009 at 7:20 PM

I wouldn’t be surprised if they are writing to and from their respective Italian mail-order brides.

Sapwolf on June 15, 2009 at 9:21 PM

China watches Barry react, and Taiwan trembles.

Kim watches Barry react, and Seoul trembles.

Putin watches Barry react, and Ukraine trembles.

Israel watches Barry react, and Israel trembles.

Chamberlain was Rambo compared to POTUS.

Limerick on June 15, 2009 at 6:54 PM

I am beginning to understand why Michelle’s arms are so “toned.” Being married to The One The Dickless One must lead to serial self-gratification.

hillbillyjim on June 15, 2009 at 10:09 PM

I’m sure Bush Sr. wouldn’t have a hard time about dropping in from a plane and taking care of this mess with just Chenny taking overwatch, Obama can join some “news” reporters playing with a rubber ducky while the big boys fix the wrongs.

Rbastid on June 15, 2009 at 11:33 PM

Jimmy Carter 3.0…..sickening to hear/read Persian ex-pats long for Pres. Bush….sigh!!

YankeeinCA on June 16, 2009 at 1:57 AM

We and the world did nothing about the killing in Burma, but at least the Bush Administration was vocal.

amr on June 16, 2009 at 10:31 PM

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