Massacre near Iran’s Parliament? Audio: Eyewitness describes massacre

posted at 11:43 am on June 24, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

If Ali Khamenei thought that threats from the Revolutionary Guard would keep protests off the street, they have discovered that freedom doesn’t fade so quietly.  Protesters marched on the Parliament building today, according to CNN, and the mullahs met them with deadly force.  Broken bodies litter the streets as the regime amplifies its crackdown on opposition:

Security forces wielding clubs and firing weapons beat back demonstrators who flocked to a Tehran square Wednesday to continue protests, with one witness saying security forces beat people like “animals.”

At least two sources described wild and violent conditions at a part of Tehran where protesters had planned to demonstrate.

“They were waiting for us,” the source said. “They all have guns and riot uniforms. It was like a mouse trap.”

“I see many people with broken arms, legs, heads — blood everywhere — pepper gas like war,” the source said.

About “500 thugs” with clubs came out of a mosque and attacked people in the square, another source said.

The security forces were “beating women madly” and “killing people like hell,” the source said.

Gateway Pundit has been following the protests closely, with photos and videos.

The more the regime creates images and videos like this with violent reaction to protests, the less legitimate they become with Iranians.  Gandhi used this technique very effectively in India, when he and his followers would force the British to react harshly to non-violent provocations.  The difference between the two situations is substantia; Britain considered itself an enlightened empire, while Iran’s mullahs run a non-rational theocracy.  However, even those who support a nation run by mullahs will wonder what need Allah has of murderous Basiji, attacking peaceful if vociferous Iranians.

It’s hard to say the mullahs miscalculated in hauling out the IRGC, as they had little choice.  Their biggest blunder was manufacturing an election in the first place, especially one rigged from the start to include only mullah-approved candidates.

Update (AP): Horrible. But on the bright side, now Obama’s got a conversation icebreaker for that July 4th barbecue.



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Murderers.

Jaibones on June 24, 2009 at 5:43 PM

Quick, someone produce 1,000 photos of dead, bleeding, beaten, tortured Iraqis citizens, and then make a second set of the same photos, and stamp “Tiananmen Square, China” on them.

Waste not this opportunity to remind the world that the same murderous pieces of garbage run China.

Jaibones on June 24, 2009 at 5:45 PM

What a friggin’ disaster Barry is. He makes Carter look like Churchill.

Fed45 on June 24, 2009 at 12:20 PM

Neville Chamberlain he would never emulate
As he thinks that he thought too small and gave too little too late

MB4 on June 24, 2009 at 6:01 PM

Chilling first hand account on Youtube of what’s going on in Tehran today:

http://tinyurl.com/kqdzcd

califcon on June 24, 2009 at 6:09 PM

Whoops, that may be just a longer version on what Ed has posted . . . sorry.

califcon on June 24, 2009 at 6:10 PM

Just watched that CNN clip of interview with the Iranian woman. Heartbreaking listening to her helpless desperation.

Even though I know the US President can and should do more, I know there’s not much we can overtly do that will make a difference. The brunt of this is and must be borne by the Iranian people. Persian history has its bright moments, those currently in power has shown that this is one of the darkest. Still, I hope the CIA and other nations’ foreign services are doing their darndest to effect the just outcome in Iran.

Fornax on June 24, 2009 at 6:45 PM

Iran today…

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/

UnderstandingisPower on June 24, 2009 at 6:54 PM

I suppose BHO secretly approves of this robust debate.

infidel4life on June 24, 2009 at 7:42 PM

It’s good thing Obambi isn’t going to let them have those hotdogs they didn’t want. That will teach them!

aikidoka on June 24, 2009 at 7:50 PM

Iranian Gov’t Militia Fire Into Crowded Streets as Protesters Try to Care for Wounded (Video) http://bit.ly/Qq4Zb

TheBigOldDog on June 24, 2009 at 9:42 PM

Khamenei kills adult protesters who make a CHOICE to risk their lives to protest. Obama kills innocent unborn babies that have no choice. Who’s the greater EVIL?

Jeff from WI on June 24, 2009 at 10:59 PM

Thank George Bush for igniting the flame of freedom in the Iranians.

faraway on June 24, 2009 at 12:24 PM

You did it again. Nice Post.

Geochelone on June 25, 2009 at 1:42 AM

I can’t remember, if Friday night or Saturday night date night at the White House?

Obama has had a hard week obfuscating and he needs a break

The Fourth of July barbecue has been ruined by the critics. As best as I can figure, the barbecue was to have been Obama’s way of congratulating Ahmedinejad on his victory and to let him know, we care

The Fourth of July was the day of our declaration of independence. Poignant, is it not?

entagor on June 25, 2009 at 5:18 AM

I can’t remember, if Friday night or Saturday night date night at the White House?

Obama has had a hard week obfuscating and he needs a break

The Fourth of July barbecue has been ruined by the critics. As best as I can figure, the barbecue was to have been Obama’s way of congratulating Ahmedinejad on his victory and to let him know, we care

The Fourth of July was the day of our declaration of independence. Poignant, is it not?

entagor on June 25, 2009 at 5:18 AM

Without his wanted Muslim guests for the 4th Obama will go back to his usual hobby of getting drunk and slapping his wife around.

Jeff from WI on June 25, 2009 at 5:26 AM

Massacre is such an ugly word according to obama. He prefers the term “spirited discussion”.

Jeff from WI on June 25, 2009 at 6:50 AM

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