Video: Murder in the Isfahan dorms

posted at 6:22 pm on June 16, 2009 by Allahpundit

As with any Iranian video making the rounds on Twitter, I can’t prove that it is what it claims to be but it’s certainly plausible. Reports of students being killed by regime goons have been steady since the weekend, with 60 kids supposedly detained at Isfahan U. and others allegedly thrown out of upstairs windows. Clips of their injuries were being uploaded as early as Sunday but the one below takes it to a whole new level. Strong content warning, needless to say.

If you’re hungry for analysis, this short Laura Secor piece at the New Yorker about how well and truly Khamenei has crapped the bed is worth your while. I know I’m a broken record about this but I still can’t understand why he would have thrown his own credibility so quickly and fully behind Ahmadinejad given the odds of mass protests at the result. The prudent thing would have been to endorse the vote-rigging secretly, wait to see how the public reacted, and then play the innocent naif who’s shocked, shocked at the fraud if an uproar erupted. That way he gets to pin the whole thing on Ahmadinejad. As it is, the two are now joined at the hip. There’s really no imaginable scenario by which Ahmadinejad goes but Khamanei stays on untarnished. Either the regime is toppled or it’s a gloves-off autocracy forever. Some choice.

Incidentally, if you haven’t been following Jim Geraghty today, go see how much fun he’s having digging up old (and not so old) quotes from idiot liberals about how “shrewd” the regime is and what a “sweet hipster style” Ahmadinejad has. (Actually, argues E.M. Zanotti, he practically is a hipster.) In fact, if not for his Holocaust denial, he would have been much more popular as an icon of revolutionary chic. I know it plays well in the region, but so nutty is it and so quintessentially the hallmark of an anti-semite that even leftists otherwise inclined to spin for Iran could never really embrace him, even though he’s become the face of anti-Americanism abroad. For most Bush-haters — but not for all — it was simply too much, sweet hipster style notwithstanding. Anyway, here’s some of the hipster’s handiwork. Brace yourself. Click the image to watch.

Update: There’s some weirdness with the vid. Sometimes it says content unavailable, other times it plays. Try refreshing the page after you click the image or else click the “Student Dies After Police Shooting in Isfahan’s student’s dorm” link (second one from the top) here.

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I’m sick of us and other countries pouring money into Gaza that just gets used to fund terrorism. You lose a war — you suffer. After Israel pulled out years ago, billions of money poured into Gaza and they turned it into shit.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 6:56 PM

And Obummer wants to pour $900 Million into the Gaza rathole…
Guess where it will end up? In Irans’s pocket so they can have the funds to pay more goons…and the H.R. 2346, the supplemental, passed.

http://www.redstate.com/erick/2009/06/16/more-questions-than-answers-with-hr-2346/

In addition, at the G-20 Summit the U.S. committed to supporting an allocation of $250 Billion in Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) to be distributed proportionally to ALL IMF Members. This action does not require Congressional approval provided that it is proportional for all Members. So while the language in the bill directs the IMF to oppose the provision of resources specifically to state sponsors of terrorism, the US and the IMF are moving forward with a policy that would have that exact effect because it would provide resources to all IMF Members, including state sponsors of terrorism.

izoneguy on June 16, 2009 at 7:35 PM

Loxodonta on June 16, 2009 at 7:30 PM

He’s talking about Khameinei, not Obama.

JiangxiDad on June 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Jeff from WI on June 16, 2009 at 7:29 PM

I take your word on this–my memory is far from perfect. My view remains the same on whether this would happen now under this narcissistic child our nation has elected, but I appreciate the education on that particular incident.

DrMagnolias on June 16, 2009 at 7:39 PM

A Moussavi regime would have to get the benefit of the doubt…

ernesto on June 16, 2009 at 7:19 PM

From what I’ve read of him, I have no doubt that Moussavi is a dangerous Islamist. As I have written before here, I currently don’t see a path for the Islamic world to have a reformation that allows it to be tolerant and no longer a threat to the world and its own believers. However, I still hope and pray that Muslims do find such a path, or the world will eventually face a the choice of submitting fully to Islamist tyranny or going to war to the bitter end with over a billion Muslims.

Perhaps, though Iranians who witness or experience this brutality will choose not to impose it on others. However, from what I know of people, that is a rare outcome. Instead, those who experience long periods of brutal terror most frequently either become submissive or very brutal themselves. So, whoever wins this struggle, Iran could well become an even greater threat to Israel and the region.

I pray for the best possible outcome in Iran, but we best be prepared for the worst.

Loxodonta on June 16, 2009 at 7:43 PM

He’s talking about Khameinei, not Obama.

JiangxiDad on June 16, 2009 at 7:37 PM

Thanks. That was bad of me. Sorry, AP.

Pain is dulling my feeble mind today. Back to bed.

Loxodonta on June 16, 2009 at 7:46 PM

I pray for the best possible outcome in Iran, but we best be prepared for the worst.

Loxodonta on June 16, 2009 at 7:43 PM

In my not very humble opinion the best possible outcome would be for all the Iranians to kill themselves, somehow I doubt that is going to happen. We’ll just have to settle for Islam doing it’s usual and killing all of Iran’s brightest young students.

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Loxodonta on June 16, 2009 at 7:43 PM

you read what i said. they’re different insofar as they arent a bunch of murderous dogs yet who kill students in cold blood in their homes. thats better than nothing…but i understand we’re still within the paradigm of political islam, which is still the worst possible way to organize a society.

ernesto on June 16, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Blake:

I get your point regarding the students being extremists too who would just install a different islamofascist thug if they were to win this struggle. However, it is still wrong for a government to brutalize and murder unarmed dissenters in this fashion. It falls upon decent people everywhere to speak out against such behavior on the part of any government.

aero on June 16, 2009 at 7:34 PM

Oh, how noble! However, why don’t you address reality. If these students have their way, we will be dealing with a guy who murdered over 200 Marines. You can’t root for one without getting the other.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 7:50 PM

You lose a war — you suffer.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 6:56 PM

Not under The Presidente Pinnochio administration if you are a captured Terrorist you get released to a paradise Isle at U.S. taxpayer expense to swim, sun, fish eat ice cream and open resturants.

If you are Muslim forcing your views on the infidels you will get Obombas support or non-interfence.

dhunter on June 16, 2009 at 7:51 PM

And we what? Debate the Geneva Conventions? Sic the UNHRC on monsters?

My liberal neighbors wonder why I don’t believe in rainbows and unicorns. The jungle taught me the jungle is still king. Barry not withstanding.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 7:50 PM

its kids they’re killing blake. you look at the nearest 18 or 20 year old and think about someone putting a bullet in his neck in front of all his friends because he likes candidate x and wrote about it on the internet or yelled at a cop or something. if acting with any moral compass is possible on the world stage (which, i will admit, is a debatable issue), certainly that compass would always require us to condemn this kind of murderous political violence…

ernesto on June 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

I still can’t understand why he would have thrown his own credibility so quickly and fully behind Ahmadinejad

Because Khamenei is an evil power hungry man and Ahmadinejad is an evil power hungry man and Mousavi does not appear to be so anyway. Probably as simple as that.

MB4 on June 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

Our only concern should be making sure Iran doesn’t get nukes — no matter how many students are killed.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 7:21 PM

Why can’t we worry about both?

Esthier on June 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM

Because the students are rioting for the guy who wants nukes, hates Jews, and is also a fundamentalist Muslim — and a terrorist who has murdered hundreds of Americans that’s why.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

You can’t root for one without getting the other.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 7:50 PM

I’m not rooting for one or the other in terms of who gets to be the America-hating, nuke-seeking mullah-puppet. That’s my point. I’m condemning a powerful government using its armed forces against unarmed civilians. That’s just flat-out murder, and I find it easy to speak out against it. Even if it’s bad people murdering other bad people, it’s an unequal and horrifying display of brutality. Do you find it to be acceptable that unarmed citizens are being murdered by their government just because you don’t agree with them either?

aero on June 16, 2009 at 7:55 PM

As hard as it is to view a man (Mousavi) who called Israel a “cancerous tumor” , wanted Salman Rushdie to be killed and favored assassination of political opponents in exile, to be a reformer, this may be an opening for real changes in the “Islamic Republic”.

runner on June 16, 2009 at 7:56 PM

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

So we shouldn’t place thorns in the path of the wolves. They reach us anyway?

I’ll take principle over pragmatism here. Some things are just wrong. No matter who the victim is.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 7:57 PM

its kids they’re killing blake. you look at the nearest 18 or 20 year old and think about someone putting a bullet in his neck in front of all his friends because he likes candidate x and wrote about it on the internet or yelled at a cop or something. if acting with any moral compass is possible on the world stage (which, i will admit, is a debatable issue), certainly that compass would always require us to condemn this kind of murderous political violence…

ernesto on June 16, 2009 at 7:54 PM

You deserve a Darwin Award. These kids as you call them are supporting a terrorist with a long history of murdering Americans.

I think a lot of you are too young to remember Iran in the 1970s and the bombing of the Marine barracks. Maybe if you did, you wouldn’t be so naive.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Do you find it to be acceptable that unarmed citizens are being murdered by their government just because you don’t agree with them either?

aero on June 16, 2009 at 7:55 PM

I don’t care who is killing the Iranians, as long as someone is killing them.

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:00 PM

So we shouldn’t place thorns in the path of the wolves. They reach us anyway?

I’ll take principle over pragmatism here. Some things are just wrong. No matter who the victim is.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 7:57 PM

No, you’re taking the guy who murdered 241 US Marines and his supporters.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 7:59 PM

And I think you are too young to remember Hungary, and Czechoslovakia, let alone Frequent Wind and Operation New Life.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 7:59 PM

i feel the way i do because they’re my age. you’re right, i don’t remember the 1970′s, wasnt alive for any of them. theres regimes who do and say things we don’t like, and then theres regimes who shoot their own people in their homes for protesting an election.

we don’t have to harbor any misconceptions about a potential moussavi regime to favor his backers in the face of a slaughter. you’re taking a realpolitik line of reasoning to a level even i wouldnt, and im always the soulless one in these debates :)

and since you’re looking at it that way, what if rafsanjani and moussavi were able to grab both seats of power? you must admit that this sort of a shakeup disrupts things like nuclear programs in the short term and may chance political alliances (possibly for the better) in the long term.

ernesto on June 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM

And I think you are too young to remember Hungary, and Czechoslovakia, let alone Frequent Wind and Operation New Life.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:02 PM

I’m not, so what’s your point???

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:06 PM

And I think you are too young to remember Hungary, and Czechoslovakia, let alone Frequent Wind and Operation New Life.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:02 PM

Unfortunately, no. So, tell us: which ones of those you listed supported a terrorist and murderer of Americans? The orphans? Get out of here!

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 8:06 PM

For the sake of our long-term peace of mind, we must some day undertake an assessment of why good men on all sides found no way to avoid this disaster and why our domestic drama first paralyzed and then overwhelmed us. But, on the day the last helicopter left the roof on the embassy, only a feeling of emptiness remained.. Those of us who had fought the battles to avoid the final disaster were too close to the tragedy to review the history of twenty years of American involvement.

And now it was too later to alter the course of events. – Henry Kissinger

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:07 PM

ernesto on June 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Darwin.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 8:08 PM

you must admit that this sort of a shakeup disrupts things like nuclear programs in the short term and may chance political alliances (possibly for the better) in the long term.

ernesto on June 16, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Nope, If anything it would only speed things up.

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Remember when all the lefties attacked Bush for his “axis of evil” comment?

Hate to say he told us so!

I just tolerated some John Stewart and he was going on about how Ahmoody was “insaaaaa-aaane!”

Welcome to reality

blatantblue on June 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Reap what you sow.

Jiangxidad on June 16,2009 at 7:18PM.

Jiangxidad: And,its coming to fruition!:)

canopfor on June 16, 2009 at 8:10 PM

In 1978-1979, young people were demonstrating in Iran against the Shah and his secret police and getting arrested and shot, too. Look what happened. Don’t be naive.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 8:11 PM

If you don’t care what monsters do then I have no response that matters.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:11 PM

Welcome to reality

blatantblue on June 16, 2009 at 8:09 PM

Dude…. Put the crack pipe down and back slowly away from it. John Stewart is not coming anywhere close to reality, he’s just setting someone up for a cheep kick in the crotch.

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:11 PM

If you don’t care what monsters do then I have no response that matters.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:11 PM

I care very deeply about what monsters do, and when monsters turn cannibal I rejoice because the monsters are killing monsters that good and decent men would otherwise eventually be forced to risk their lives confronting.

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:14 PM

So the man on the floor was what? Hijacker #23?

Please let me express that I don’t want you on my jury.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:16 PM

Arc Light II? Linebacker III?

jdkchem on June 16, 2009 at 8:16 PM

I just read Michael Ledeen’s most recent post. It’s worthwhile.

clnurnberg on June 16, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Iranians often appear very westernized on the surface but they are not.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 8:18 PM

It occurs to me Obama can’t be too critical of Ahmadinejad because he is Iran, not the US, who holds the upper hand in the nuke negotiation. Obama is afraid he can’t lure A to the table. Is there any indication he wants to talk to us? What is he willing to give up?

MayBee on June 16, 2009 at 8:25 PM

This ain’t about religion, mine or anybody else’s. It’s about the difference between a culture of Shame and a culture of Guilt. Check out the link to Dr. Pat Santy (a NASA psychiatrist), it’s a bit heady (not for you all of course) but that’s where you will find the key.
All shame and no guilt = Totalitarian to the nth degree.

Shame vs. Guilt: The Islamic culture does not recognize self-imposed guilt (can you say suicide bomber?) because YOU are a slave (to the will of Allah) and can’t be trusted with ANY choice – not even guilt. (Remember, you aren’t even allowed to choose Islam, you simply must accept it!) Guilt comes from within; it’s up to you. But we’re talking “totalitarian to the nth degree” here. With Islam, nothing comes from within; SHAME, on the other hand, must be cast upon you (it ain’t up to you). The metaphor is Stoning. People in the psychiatric community a lot smarter than me, will tell you that this aspect (the total absence of guilt) is what produces a severely damaged person, incapable of empathy. But hey, you’re a slave. You don’t need empathy. (Again, can you say suicide bomber?) My definition of virtue is ‘doing the right thing even when no one is there to see you’. With Islam, if no one is there to cast shame, (excluding infidels of course) then no harm – no foul. They do not fear guilt, they fear (the shame of) getting caught. WE keep agreements out of a SELF IMPOSED sense of honor. With Islam you only keep agreements (again, excluding infidels (a.k.a. the Devil) of course, with whom agreements don’t count in the first place) to avoid shame. Islam is literally a religion/culture without honor or virtue. But hey, “you don’t need honor or virtue, you have Allah!”

Maybe this will help. Think about it. If you were a slave, what would be your definition of Heaven? I dare say it would be Freedom. With Islam, Freedom (heaven) can only be achieved in death. To crave Freedom in this life is literally a sin. And we Americans are so naive, “Let’s just set them free”!

(Don’t get me started!)

Pole-Cat on June 16, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Shades of ‘56 Hungary.
No Hope & Change for you.
Sapwolf on June 16, 2009 at 6:39 PM

If Iran was the Hungry of ’56, then 100s would be dead and you wouldn’t know a thing about it – beyond what got out on the sanitized newsreals of the time. I haven’t seen any images from Iran of tanks or tanks firing their main guns at crowds and buildings as in Hungry.

Friendly21 on June 16, 2009 at 8:26 PM

So the man on the floor was what? Hijacker #23?

Please let me express that I don’t want you on my jury.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:16 PM

The man on the floor… The soldier on the field… The citizen of a hostile enemy nation… They are all the exact same thing until that hostile enemy nation ceases to be a hostile enemy nation and Iran hasn’t even remotely come close to doing that yet.

Screw Iran, screw the man on the floor and screw anyone who gets hurt in Iran until Iran ceases being a hostile enemy nation and apologizes for taking 52 American Citizens and an American Embassy hostage.

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM

IT’S ALL RELATIVE. WE’RE NOT BETTER THAN THEM. EVERYONE CAN DO WHAT THEY WANT. WHO ARE WE TO TELL THEM WHAT TO DO?
JiangxiDad on June 16, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Unless ‘THEM’ and ‘THEY’ are Israel. Then that’s completely different.

Friendly21 on June 16, 2009 at 8:29 PM

The man on the floor… The soldier on the field… The citizen of a hostile enemy nation… They are all the exact same thing until that hostile enemy nation ceases to be a

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM

So Patrick Henry was just someone else who had it coming. I understand. Really.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Remember, you heard it here first,you’ll see US troops shooting US citizens before Obamas first term is over.
This will look surprisingly the same.
Jeff from WI on June 16, 2009 at 6:57 PM

I’ve been saying something simular since before the election – here and elsewhere. Glad to know there are others who can see beyond the emotions and hype of the moment.

Only the troops doing the shooting will not be the US troops you know now…

Friendly21 on June 16, 2009 at 8:35 PM

You lose a war — you suffer.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 6:56 PM

Not under The Presidente Pinnochio administration if you are a captured Terrorist you get released to a paradise Isle at U.S. taxpayer expense to swim, sun, fish eat ice cream and open resturants.

If you are Muslim forcing your views on the infidels you will get Obombas support or non-interfence.

dhunter on June 16, 2009 at 7:51 PM

GITMO detainees on vacation at US taxpayer expense

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1192872/Guantanamo-4-hit-shops-day-freedom.html

izoneguy on June 16, 2009 at 8:35 PM

What is he willing to give up?

MayBee on June 16, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Nothing. It’s all a game. The Iran’s will take money from us not to build their nukes and continue building their nukes.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 8:38 PM

It occurs to me Obama can’t be too critical of Ahmadinejad because he is Iran, not the US, who holds the upper hand in the nuke negotiation. Obama is afraid he can’t lure A to the table. Is there any indication he wants to talk to us? What is he willing to give up?

MayBee on June 16, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Obama is a moron.
Ahmadinejad is in Moscow…no doubt buying those
surface to air missile batteries with the IMF funds they
will get from Obama…Hey your tax dollars at work…
Isn’t this a wonderful world we die in???

izoneguy on June 16, 2009 at 8:38 PM

I would never of believed I would see U.S. tanks used on American citizens either. But we all saw that at Waco.
Jeff from WI on June 16, 2009 at 7:03 PM

That was the ATF and the tanks were commandeered by Reno.

Friendly21 on June 16, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Remember, you heard it here first,you’ll see US troops shooting US citizens before Obamas first term is over.
This will look surprisingly the same.
Jeff from WI on June 16, 2009 at 6:57 PM

I’ve been saying something simular since before the election – here and elsewhere. Glad to know there are others who can see beyond the emotions and hype of the moment.

Only the troops doing the shooting will not be the US troops you know now…

Friendly21 on June 16, 2009 at 8:35 PM

Don’t come to Texas – we shoot back.

izoneguy on June 16, 2009 at 8:39 PM

So Patrick Henry was just someone else who had it coming. I understand. Really.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:30 PM

Apparently you have never actually read anything Patrick Henry wrote, perhaps it’s time for you to…. er try reading what he did say…

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:40 PM

That was the ATF and the tanks were commandeered by Reno.

Friendly21 on June 16, 2009 at 8:38 PM

WTF…..ancient history but MacArthur used tanks against U.S. Veterans demonstrating in D.C.

Like I said, ancient history.

Limerick on June 16, 2009 at 8:40 PM

and apologizes for taking 52 American Citizens and an American Embassy hostage.

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM

Oh, they have a lot more to atone for than just that.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 8:41 PM

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:27 PM

thats just nationalistic. its not “conservative” or “realist”, its sick nationalism. theres no way a reasoned response to this crisis need involve such a depraved view.

ernesto on June 16, 2009 at 8:42 PM

When Iran fell to the mullahcracy, Iranians students in the US were terrified and began proposing marriage to random women in student centers. I remember the fear in their faces and the tears in their eyes as they imagined being forced back to Iran and probable death. Carter let them stay. As the story unfolded many learned that family members had been killed and that their countrymen and women were now under totalitarian control.

The “man on the floor” appears to young to remember an Iran under the Shah and his “White Revolution” and is not responsible for Iran being an enemy nation.

clnurnberg on June 16, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Oh, they have a lot more to atone for than just that.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 8:41 PM

Taking a nations Embassy by force is by international law, an act of war. Yes Iran has many other things to atone for, however invasion of sovereign US territory constitutes a state of war and until that is resolved none of the other issues can even be addressed.

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:46 PM

thats just nationalistic. its not “conservative” or “realist”, its sick nationalism. theres no way a reasoned response to this crisis need involve such a depraved view.

ernesto on June 16, 2009 at 8:42 PM

Shut up and sit down Waldo…

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 8:47 PM

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Dudley Smith on June 16, 2009 at 6:30 PM

I got/get the same thing no matter when I try to view it. It must have been pulled.

44Magnum on June 16, 2009 at 8:47 PM

This may sound cold and cruel, but it is interesting to see someone die in vain. This will have no effect on the indoctrinated radical/liberal students on the American university campuses. They will not believe it. It will be a George Bush plot. It will all be lies, etc. Until the Ahmadinejads of this world come for them. Then who will keep them from dieing in vain – their esteemed professors?

Old Country Boy on June 16, 2009 at 8:55 PM

Here’s another terrifying video.

Urban Infidel on June 16, 2009 at 9:08 PM

This is Islam in action..
This is a horrible thing
But what is worse is
The DEMOCRATS and OBAMA
Suppport these islamic mass murdering nazis..

http://www.veteranoutrage.com

veteranoutrage on June 16, 2009 at 9:12 PM

Here’s another terrifying video.

Urban Infidel on June 16, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Hooray Iran’s chickens are coming home to roast…

doriangrey on June 16, 2009 at 9:18 PM

Yeah, well they weren’t waterboarded…

right2bright on June 16, 2009 at 9:31 PM

Here’s another terrifying video.

Urban Infidel on June 16, 2009 at 9:08 PM

Not terrifying — predictable.

When an angry mob is burning down a building and the people inside have guns, people in the angry mob get shot.

Blake on June 16, 2009 at 9:40 PM

Pole-Cat on June 16, 2009 at 8:26 PM

That makes sense, and that scares the bejezus out of me.

4shoes on June 16, 2009 at 10:15 PM

Iranian Mean Streets

…. And again we see the face of the tyrant’s governance assert its power & priviledge over the people — shall we just hand over our squirrel guns when the Mounted-Acorns come collecting? No wonder the leftys don’t want us teaching our kids to shoot–they’d be so much more difficult to re-educate, having learned the tactical advantages of a “streetsweeper”.

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on June 16, 2009 at 11:04 PM

Here is the video.

Do not thank me.

Saltysam on June 16, 2009 at 11:05 PM

Pole-Cat, that was a great article and very scary. Sad thing is we could be facing same thing here in our Country. I feel for the Iranian People. Not all of them are bad as other Countries have good. To many bad to notice the good. Would be nice if the Iranian People could over throw their Government, but they don’t have weapons. There are way more people though and if they used their heads, came up with a real good surprise attack. I have a feeling we are about to be in their position since O seems to be comfortable. I hope we get rid of him.

sheebe on June 16, 2009 at 11:36 PM

they’re not strangling him. he got shot in the neck, they’re trying to keep the poor kid from bleeding out or drowning. goddammit.

Where is the blood Ernesto? Don’t let being a tool for Obama cause you to be a tool for the thugs in Iran.

KW64 on June 17, 2009 at 12:47 AM

You see blood from a nose but where is the blood from being shot in the neck? If you are shot in the neck wouldn’t there be blood all over the place, not just his nose?

KW64 on June 17, 2009 at 12:50 AM

The more the Iranians are troubling one another, the less mischief they can cause elsewhere, in the meantime.

Both groups are just different crime families, with no good outcome whichever gang comes out on top.

The hapless people caught between suffer.

Until they kill the ayatollahs off, it will be a poisonous mess.

profitsbeard on June 17, 2009 at 1:12 AM

KW64 on June 17, 2009 at 12:47 AM

you’ve got to watch it till the end, where his eyes start rolling back to his head and the screams of his schoolmates begin to hurt your ears…thats when they move their hands a bit and you can see blood coming from his neck and out his mouth.

watch the whole thing so you can take it all in…innocent college student dying slowly in front of all his friends from a gunshot to the neck.

ernesto on June 17, 2009 at 7:45 AM

Islam is a Death Cult. Period.

old trooper2 on June 17, 2009 at 8:17 AM

Would be nice if the Iranian People could over throw their Government, but they don’t have weapons.

sheebe on June 16, 2009 at 11:36 PM

What? So they can install a government almost identical as what they have now? Their idea of freedom or reform is not even close to our definitions of those words. Did your read the interview of the young woman, Maryam, posted yesterday? They all still support a fundamentalist muslim theocracy.

Blake on June 17, 2009 at 8:42 AM

innocent college student dying slowly in front of all his friends from a gunshot to the neck.

ernesto on June 17, 2009 at 7:45 AM

Now if only all the rest of the Iranians would join him in hell.

doriangrey on June 17, 2009 at 8:47 AM

Perhaps they’ll vote themselves off the UN Island of Dr. Moreau for “human rights violations” ?????

kregg on June 17, 2009 at 9:09 AM

doriangrey on June 17, 2009 at 8:47 AM

your inhumanity wouldn’t bother me if it were consistent. but im sure when it comes to other conflicts, you’re more than happy to appeal to a moral sense of right and wrong.

ernesto on June 17, 2009 at 9:26 AM

…Did your read the interview of the young woman, Maryam, posted yesterday? They all still support a fundamentalist muslim theocracy. Blake on June 17, 2009 at 8:42 AM

And how long do you suppose that she (“Maryam”) would last in Iran if she denounced Islamic Theocracy? Remember too, that she and others like her, are only now just beginning to climb out of the box that they’ve been imprisoned in for their entire lives. Her hope is for any sort of a lessening of the oppression she suffers under Ahmadinajab, the Mullahs, and their bizarre culture. Baby steps may yet lead to bold strides in Iran.

We should also understand ernesto’s lament, he has been raised with morals to recognize/feel the human commonality that he shares with his age mates. He can empathize/sympathize with their suffering. For him too dissociate or change his heart, to the degree you expect of “Maryam”, may take his entire life, if he’s very blessed. Pray all the young one’s can hold on to their idealistic dreams for a better world, and acctualize them-while dualing successfully with the demons of realpolitik!

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on June 17, 2009 at 11:22 AM

That has to be some of the most ridiculous, childish, naive crap I’ve read in a long time.

You, too, get a Darwin Award.

Blake on June 17, 2009 at 11:53 AM

You, too, get a Darwin Award. Blake on June 17

Well bloviator, since you have “0″ authority to award anything to anyone, I’ll decline the offer. I’ve come to notice however, that your loudmouth never adds anything other than noise to a thread. You remind one of an impotent barfly trying to inflate himself with manure, until finally he passes out from his own gas.

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on June 17, 2009 at 12:29 PM

You should remove the gruesome photo from the caption.

Not only is it horrific but how would you feel about this if you were the family of the man you’re showing being murdered?

MaximusConfessor on June 17, 2009 at 3:01 PM

I hate conspiracy theories, but a word of caution here.

It would behoove the Gov of Iran to put out “fake” videos of people killed by Iranian thugs just so that the “fake” videos can be exposed, as “fakes” therefore ALL videos must be fake as well.

DSchoen on June 17, 2009 at 4:00 PM

Don’t come to Texas – we shoot back.

izoneguy on June 16, 2009 at 8:39 PM

YIPPIYIAAYYYYYYYYYY! Priceless we shoot back here too glad yall are our nieghbor.

LSUMama on June 17, 2009 at 6:14 PM

What? So they can install a government almost identical as what they have now? Their idea of freedom or reform is not even close to our definitions of those words. Did your read the interview of the young woman, Maryam, posted yesterday? They all still support a fundamentalist muslim theocracy.

Blake on June 17, 2009 at 8:42 AM

This is so. They will never believe woman are free much less equal .Their mindset is to deeply ingrained I`m affraid.Still my heart goes out to anyone wanting freedom. Also I would like to add that these students were babies if even born during Carters term so I feel its wrong to blame them for hostages. No I don`t know if this man is better than the current one but these Iranians who are in the know obviously do.

LSUMama on June 17, 2009 at 6:31 PM

your inhumanity wouldn’t bother me if it were consistent. but im sure when it comes to other conflicts, you’re more than happy to appeal to a moral sense of right and wrong.

ernesto on June 17, 2009 at 9:26 AM

You are not only a fool, but a disingenuous and intellectually dishonest one at that.

The protests in Iran are not over freedom, liberty or democracy, they are over which merciless ruthless murdering thug gets the right to nuke Israel. These protesters want someone with a proven track record, a man who killed 7000 student for opposing him when he was elected prime minister in 1981, who killed another 30,000 to please the Ayatollah and who founded Hezbollah for the express purpose of destroying Israel, not to mention the father of the Iranian nuclear weapons program.

doriangrey on June 17, 2009 at 10:26 PM

so, doriangrey, you’re big Achmadinejad supporter? You’re being inconsistent. On the one hand you SAY that you hope they kill each other, then with another breath you condemn the underdog. If you REALLY wanted them to kill each other, you’d support the underdog… that’s the way to upset the status quo. And really, the political status quo there is so awful that it defies the odds to make things much worse in regard the United States and the West.

So it would make more sense to support the underdog, but you go to great lengths to villify him and undermine enthusiasm for the revolt. Mousavi’s a bastard; so what? Obama’s a bastard too (I lived in Chicago, I know). So… what enamors you about the Iranian Supreme Leader and Pres. Achmadinejad?

theCork on June 17, 2009 at 11:52 PM

theCork on June 17, 2009 at 11:52 PM

I dont support either one, or didnt you get that? I am not condemn the underdog, I am rebuking ernesto for his support of these blood thirsty Iranians as if they were poor abused innocent children.

doriangrey on June 18, 2009 at 12:03 AM

I am not condemn the underdog, I am rebuking ernesto… doriangrey on June 18, 2009 at 12:03 AM

Ah so, methink you fluckin idiot with engrish problem! In addition to being a boorish clown who doesn’t have the slightest comprehension of what is taking place in Iran–or anywhere else. Now go rebuke yourself you silly twit! Or click for comprehension:

http://pajamasmedia.com/michaelledeen/

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on June 18, 2009 at 1:57 AM

Dr. Magnnolius and Jeff: How does posse comitatus square with Eisenhower’s sending the 82d (101?) airborne on active duty into Little Rock to integrate their high school?

Old Country Boy on June 18, 2009 at 4:40 PM

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