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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Their biggest blunder was manufacturing an election in the first place, especially one rigged from the start to include only mullah-approved candidates.

When you tick off your Nation… the Nation will smack you back.

upinak on June 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM

When you tick off your Nation… the Nation will smack you back.

upinak on June 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM

I hope you are listening, Barack HUSSEIN Obama (PBUH)(SWT)(SAW)!

Dale in Atlanta on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

i have a hard time getting behind the protesters. they want free fair elections but don’t mind being ultimately ruled by a theocratic thug?

DrW on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

Their biggest blunder was manufacturing an election in the first place, especially one rigged from the start to include only mullah-approved candidates.

Well, it’s worked for them for 30 years.

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

How did Israel sneak 500 Mossad agents into a mosque in Iran?

myrenovations on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

When you tick off your Nation… the Nation will smack you back.

Wise words for the 0bama administration to remember.

Wolftech on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

The theocracy will survive in the short-term but they’re f**ked in any scenario beyond that.

One Against Many on June 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM

When you tick off your Nation… the Nation will smack you back.

upinak on June 24, 2009 at 11:46 AM

I hope you are listening, Barack HUSSEIN Obama (PBUH)(SWT)(SAW)!

Dale in Atlanta on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

But what if we tick off Dear Leader?

Oink on June 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM

How did Israel sneak 500 Mossad agents into a mosque in Iran?

Heh, like it. “Them Jews!”, to paraphrase another odious Obama affiliate.

One Against Many on June 24, 2009 at 11:49 AM

myrenovations on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

You win!

strictnein on June 24, 2009 at 11:50 AM

We’re serving hot dogs. The Basij are serving blood sausage.

Mr. D on June 24, 2009 at 11:41 AM

Posted on the Mullah thread. Says it all.

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 11:50 AM

How did Israel sneak 500 Mossad agents into a mosque in Iran?

myrenovations on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

They’re good that way.

Mr. D on June 24, 2009 at 11:50 AM

Not to be morbid, but is there any data suggesting how many have been killed? I am sure it is in the hundreds, and I am sure it will continue long after the protest wind down. The thugs in charge have a long list of targets I’m sure.
How can any president even consider talking with these bastards?

redshirt on June 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Obama stalled.
Iranians got mauled.

kingsjester on June 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM

is the 4th of July BBQ still on?

stormin1961 on June 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM

it’s wed. evening in iran. the protestors have but one more day to make a further case for themselves before we go on collective slumber for a summer weekend. i fear the clock is turning against them …

/they are running out of choices, and now that [predictably] the violence level has amped up, how many more nedas does there have to be before they decide it’s not worth it if the u.s. won’t lift a frakking finger?!?!?

Buckaroo on June 24, 2009 at 11:52 AM

But what if we tick off Dear Leader?

Oink on June 24, 2009 at 11:48 AM

He will sign cap and trade (tax), health care reform, and tax increases (i.e., Obama has always been ticked off).

WashJeff on June 24, 2009 at 11:52 AM

Their biggest blunder was manufacturing an election in the first place, especially one rigged from the start to include only mullah-approved candidates.

They have been doing it the same way since Kholmenie introduced the system. Why complain now?

Something else is happening that has yet to reveal itself.

BL@KBIRD on June 24, 2009 at 11:53 AM

A perfect example of the Religion of Peace. Obama has cast his lot with the Mullahs.

fourdeucer on June 24, 2009 at 11:53 AM

However, even those who support a nation run by mullahs will wonder what need Allah has of murderous Basiji, attacking peaceful if vociferous Iranians.

To me, this is the essential element.
First of all, are you talking about muslim, or non muslim supporters? If the former, we’re talking about whether or not fundamentalist Islam (total submission and the denial of the individual as an entity) is still possible in the 21st C.

If Muslims believe “peaceful” and “vociferous” protesters have rights, the jig is up, because that sure ‘aint Islam!

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 11:53 AM

This may rise up to a 3 adjective event for Obama.

WashJeff on June 24, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Something else is happening that has yet to reveal itself.

Bingo! This is about the heart and soul of ISLAM itself.

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 11:54 AM

If you needed any further proof that the Internet is owning this story, this is it.

Cable news has been full this morning of citigroup salaries, missing Governors, 4th of July invitations (related, but not more important) and Jon and Kate.

YYZ on June 24, 2009 at 11:54 AM

I know you’re being sarcastic, but I can’t believe there are supposedly free thinkers outside of the Middle East who might think this could be perceived as crypto-Zionist “meddling”.

alliebobbitt on June 24, 2009 at 11:55 AM

it’s wed. evening in iran. the protestors have but one more day to make a further case for themselves before we go on collective slumber for a summer weekend. i fear the clock is turning against them …

Yeah, like none of us here predicted that.
This is kind of like the Armenian genocide – it’s the precursor to something much, much worse.

Will the ONE continue to be gravely concerned or whatever used-car-saleman phrase he used before? Or will he have the balls to actually do something?

mjk on June 24, 2009 at 11:55 AM

Still see little referenece to why a rigged election triggered such an uprising this time, when they’ve been rigged for decades.

Could it be the free elections their next-door neighbor has had, thanks to the LAST administration?

michaelo on June 24, 2009 at 11:55 AM

is the 4th of July BBQ still on?

stormin1961 on June 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM

crickets….

SHARPTOOTH on June 24, 2009 at 11:55 AM

Their biggest blunder was manufacturing an election in the first place, especially one rigged from the start to include only mullah-approved candidates.

True, they got too greedy. Things were OK as long as they could stage manage the appearance of a democratic society. But when they got sloppy and let the mask fall away completely, the Iranian people couldn’t help but realize that it was always a sham.

AUINSC on June 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM

God I miss President Reagan!!!

WhatsRight on June 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Barack Obama:

The reluctant torch bearer of freedom.

DamnYankee on June 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Obummer needs to intercede and offer the “security forces” hot dogs and beer over at the Embassy.

james23 on June 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM

Hot dogs! Get your hot dogs!

Vashta.Nerada on June 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM

How did Israel sneak 500 Mossad agents into a mosque in Iran?

myrenovations on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

LOL!

As an aside, I hear the people are really pissed because of the imported Hamas/Hizballah agents. Wonder if Khamenei wanted to import these thugs to use against the Iranian people, or to later deploy them against Israel if Israel strikes the Iranian nukes? These imports would provide a stronger three pronged attack on Israel. I get the distinct impression we are watching a shell game here.

freeus on June 24, 2009 at 11:58 AM

My prayers go out for Iran’s protesters. Pray also that the Basij, the Revolutionary Guard, and the Supreme Leader may be granted wisdom and compassion, and bring an end to this violence.

hawksruleva on June 24, 2009 at 11:58 AM

on a more serious note, now you know why Obummer did a 180 yesterday. He knew the Supreme Leader was preparing a smack down, and he figured, correctly, that he needed to change sides in a hurry or forever be known as the SL’s pathetic butt boy.

james23 on June 24, 2009 at 11:58 AM

This may rise up to a 3 adjective event for Obama.

WashJeff on June 24, 2009 at 11:54 AM

And whatever those adjectives are, he’ll be “quite clear” about them and he’ll be consistent about telling us how consistent he’s been all along on being consistent.

BuckeyeSam on June 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM

How can any president even consider talking with these bastards?

redshirt on June 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM

President’s can’t and won’t but Community Organizers will.

redrock on June 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM

The report said the investigation into the death of Neda Agha-Soltan is ongoing, “but according to the evidence so far, it could be said that she was killed by mistake. The marksmen had mistaken her for the sister of one of the Monafeghin who had been executed in the Province of Mazandaran some time ago.”

I thought the official word was that the protesters killed her! This indicates she was “targeted” after all.

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM

This president is already a lame duck

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM

President’s Presidents

redrock on June 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM

These imports would provide a stronger three pronged attack on Israel. I get the distinct impression we are watching a shell game here.

freeus on June 24, 2009 at 11:58 AM

It does feel like that at times.

myrenovations on June 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM

actually, that whole “Iran thing” is just such a Distraction…don’cha know, from the real issues:

America is EEEEVIL!
Surrending to the Jihadis
Apologizing for everything America supposedly has done, good and bad and imagined…
Bowing to Saudi Kings
Breaking the hold of the EEEVIL JOOOOOOS over America
Socializing America as quickly as possible..
Destroying EEEVIL Capitalism in America
Sucking up to Dictators, Tyrannts, Muderers, Jihadis..
Destroying America, permanently….

THOSE are the “real” issues, the rest is just a “distraction”..

Dale in Atlanta on June 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM

it’s wed. evening in iran. the protestors have but one more day to make a further case for themselves before we go on collective slumber for a summer weekend. i fear the clock is turning against them …

/they are running out of choices, and now that [predictably] the violence level has amped up, how many more nedas does there have to be before they decide it’s not worth it if the u.s. won’t lift a frakking finger?!?!?

Buckaroo on June 24, 2009 at 11:52 AM

What do you support? Outright invasion? Anything else in the near term is not going to save these people from the regime.

Vatican Watcher on June 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM

I thought the official word was that the protesters killed her! This indicates she was “targeted” after all.

It’s the BBC’s fault.

YYZ on June 24, 2009 at 12:01 PM

Obama’s biggest concern is that this will cut into his ABC infomercial.

BuckeyeSam on June 24, 2009 at 12:01 PM

PS:

and of course…

Implementing Sharia in America…ASAP!

Dale in Atlanta on June 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM

This president is already a lame duck

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 11:59 AM

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM

Bingo! This is about the heart and soul of ISLAM itself.

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Which is why comments like the one below are so silly.

i have a hard time getting behind the protesters. they want free fair elections but don’t mind being ultimately ruled by a theocratic thug?

DrW on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

a capella on June 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM

is the 4th of July BBQ still on?

stormin1961 on June 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM

Yes but if they keep this up, they’ll have to bring their own food.

artist on June 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM

is the 4th of July BBQ still on?

stormin1961 on June 24, 2009 at 11:51 AM

I hear barbecued crow leaves a bad taste in your mouth.

fogw on June 24, 2009 at 12:04 PM

BuckeyeSam on June 24, 2009 at 12:01 PM

are you kidding? ABC would never disrupt the ONE’s appearance for a little thing like this /sarc

cmsinaz on June 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM

I can’t wait to have a Fourth of July Animal Rights BBQ!

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM

This president is already a lame duck

Thread winner! Say it loud…

drunyan8315 on June 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM

“I am not going outside my house at all! The streets are too dangerous and just so very busy with police,” a 21-year-old college student from Tehran said. “Ahhhh, when will our lives get back to normal?”

Can’t we just go back to hanging gays and stoning women?/

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM

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.

True but it is hard to see how the protest momentum will keep up much longer. The election has been called.

What will be more interesting to watch is how this latest round of violence changes the “dialogue” between Iran’s Mullahs and Obama. As of yesterday it was still perfectly acceptable in Obama’s eyes for a government to kill off its citizenry. How many more of these scenes before Americans rise up and tell the filthy liar in the White House that his dreams of normalizing relations with Tehran will not occur under the current circumstances?

highhopes on June 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Let the debate continue!

besser tot als rot on June 24, 2009 at 12:06 PM

I am a fan of “I Support Iranians Inside Iran” on Facebook. Here is the transcript from a video of Mohsen Makhmalbaf Statement of Solidarity – Power to the people

English Translation- Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s statements on the situation in Iran has been released. He is very well-connected in Iran. I have translated his words for the non-Farsi speakers. Please take a moment out of your time to share this video and the translation. The translation is pretty accurate. I may have missed a metaphor or two…but I tried my best with the amount of Farsi knowledge I have: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1y9WmlPqoY Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s Translated Statement: Iranians living in Italy and other parts of the world, I urge you to not give up, because the people in the line of fire are are not scared. They are all chanting, “natarsim natarsim, ma hame ba ham hastim (Let’s not be afraid, let’s not be afraid. We are all in this together). We haven’t seen this type of togetherness in a long time. This really has been our issue. We are aware people, but we were afraid because the oceans of Iran had become mere water droplets. In the past days, the water has been found again in the oceans. We have found our unity. We need to continue protesting in front of the embassies and lobby the issues pertaining to the people of Iran- with help from world governments, journalists and citizens. We need the world to recognize Ahmadinejad as the leader of a coup d’etat and not as the leader of Iran. If this happens, we will be successful. We have already been successful. Iran’s history the past 30 years has been dissapointing. Now, our dissapointment has been expressed. We have found each other again. Even with all the violence happening in Iran, the Iranian people are more kind to each other now. For example, some put their motorcylces on fire, destroy their vehicles, so the fuels of their vehicles suppress the effects of the tear gas. They are defending each other. Around the world, we see that people have put their differences aside. Eveyrone is uniting their voices, chanting: “What happened to our vote?” “We want to vote again!” We want to have the rights to our future. I think that every Iranain in Iran is a commander, a force. Every Iranian outside of iran is a representative of the people in Iran, a reporter. Every Iranian who gets killed in the streets is a martyr. They are also all media, filming with their cell phones and uploading the content onto Youtube. We need to take these videos from Youtube and send out the links- send them to the reporters. You can help the reporters who may not be able to find all the videos amongst the many being uploaded. We need to work collectively to spread the information coming out from Iran. We need to continue. Friday night, at sunset, light a candle. Think about and respect the deaths of the brave. The Iranian people are planning to do the same outisde their houses, on their roofs, chanting: “Allah o Akbar. They will be chanting “Allah o Akbar” to not prove their religion, but to voice the intolerable pressures put on them by the government. Wearing the colour green is not to represent Mousavi, it is to represent a movement (democratic movement). We are all supporters. Right now, none of us belong to any specific groups- we need to unite. This is to speak out against Ahmadinejad, Khamenei, and 30 years of dictatorship in Iran. We want to take that closer step toward democracy. We should follow the footsteps of Ghandi and Mandella. We want the people of the West and the media to listen to the words of the Iranian people in Iran. I am with you, we are all together. pls share

alliebobbitt on June 24, 2009 at 12:06 PM

drunyan8315 on June 24, 2009 at 12:05 PM

Thank you, thank you
I feel like Kramer when he accepted the Tony Award on Seinfeld.

People Die, Obama Sighs

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:07 PM

If Obama is going to claim credit for the Iranian uprising, then he should take some of the responsibility for the dying in it.

DarkKnight3565 on June 24, 2009 at 12:07 PM

Let the debate continue!

besser tot als rot on June 24, 2009 at 12:06 PM

The debate is so
robust

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:07 PM

What do you support? Outright invasion? Anything else in the near term is not going to save these people from the regime.

Vatican Watcher on June 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM

Well for starters, how about American public opinion making it clear that Obama is not to be cutting deals with the animals behind this violence? Americans are appalled at what they see over there and the filthy liar in the White House is ignoring the situation because he wants to have a sit-down with these people.

highhopes on June 24, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Obarfy will show his solidarity with Iranians by getting green sprinkles

or mint chocolate chip

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:08 PM

I’m completely moved by the bravery of those Iranian civilians fighting for democracy on the streets of Tehran with only their voices and bare hands.

RepubChica on June 24, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Obama Hides, People Died

faraway on June 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Or maybe taking a few puts on the green

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM

The mullahs are going to be a barrel of laughs at the July 4th parties.

Daggett on June 24, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Obama will show his solidarity with the Iranians by having his Teleprompters turned a shade of green

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:10 PM

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

Ah the religion of peace…………

Mullahs: there is an old American proverb from the backwoods and the mountains and the valleys and the hills and the suburbs that may be of help: the tighter you grip the sand, the more it seeps out between your fingers.

Mullahs: the Great Satan is laughing at you!

Bubba Redneck on June 24, 2009 at 12:10 PM

Obama Hides, People Died

faraway on June 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM

Iranians scream; Obama eats icecream.
Iranians are flogged; Obama serves hotdogs.

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Obama sits back, takes a drag from his cigarette and could care less.

Hening on June 24, 2009 at 12:11 PM

He’ll show his solidarity by eating guacamole — that’s green

Or wearing his lucky Irish socks — they are green

Or michelle will wear a nice green dress

and everything will be okay

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:11 PM

If any Iranian diplomats come to YOUR 4th of July party, make sure you serve them Hebrew National hotdogs!

- a tip o the hat to Glenn Beck

DrW on June 24, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Well for starters, how about American public opinion making it clear that Obama is not to be cutting deals with the animals behind this violence? Americans are appalled at what they see over there and the filthy liar in the White House is ignoring the situation because he wants to have a sit-down with these people.

highhopes on June 24, 2009 at 12:08 PM

But how does that help people in the near term in Iran? They’re outgunned and unless there is significant splitting in the Revolutionary Guards, the violence is going to continue. Iran has gotten off scot-free for years with Hezbollah and Hamas. Concrete action is needed.

Vatican Watcher on June 24, 2009 at 12:12 PM

michelle will read a book to a child and the mullahs will be so moved that they will abdicate their power to the iranian people.

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:12 PM

However, even those who support a nation run by mullahs will wonder what need Allah has of murderous Basiji, attacking peaceful if vociferous Iranians.

Easy: those who defy Allah’s divine law (as revealed in the Qur’an and ahadith, and explicated in the shariah law) are “hypocrites” and get what they deserve, including death. They are takfiri — declared unbelievers. The sources have several examples. If you practice Islam the way Muhammad intended, you’ve no problem with the regime’s response.

Of course, to a thinking person, this should call into question the legitimacy of Islam itself, which may be part of what the mullahs meeting in Qom to consider replacing the Supreme Leader with a council are worrying about.

irishspy on June 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM

What do you support? Outright invasion? Anything else in the near term is not going to save these people from the regime.

Vatican Watcher on June 24, 2009 at 12:00 PM

There are many ways we could help. We could set up relief stations in nearby countries for people fleeing the violence. We could work to help keep Twitter, YouTube and Facebook operating in Iran (some of which has been done).

We could supply some good old-fashioned printing presses through a shell company.

We could supply medical assistance.

We could push for a worldwide halt to purchases of Iranian oil until the crackdown ceases.

But mostly, we could turn our backs on the Mullahs and Ahmadinejad.

hawksruleva on June 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM

He’ll show his solidarity by eating guacamole — that’s green

Or wearing his lucky Irish socks — they are green

Or michelle will wear a nice green dress

and everything will be okay

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:11 PM

Don’t forget the carbon credits!

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Bingo! This is about the heart and soul of ISLAM itself.

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 11:54 AM

Which is why comments like the one below are so silly.

i have a hard time getting behind the protesters. they want free fair elections but don’t mind being ultimately ruled by a theocratic thug?

DrW on June 24, 2009 at 11:47 AM

a capella on June 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM

Yes, but you know what motivates those comments. The fact is there are people there like that. At some point, the protester’s leadership (IF THERE IS ANY) has to explain the true purpose of the protests if they are to unify them in purpose and in action, and garner true outside support. We did that during our Revolution, and we had to explain our entry into WWI and II to our own people.

Do Muslims have rights in Muslim lands?? Which rights??

JiangxiDad on June 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM

I remember the 444 days of the hostage crisis and was on the mall when we got word they had been released. I NEVER thought I would ever feel sorry for the Iranian people, but I was wrong. I pray for their safety.

txmomof6 on June 24, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Here’s my biggest question- why does everyone talk of these protests and use the word “freedom?” Isn’t Mousavi just as bad as dinnerjacket? And isn’t the chance of any real freedom in Iran nil if not for a complete overthrow of the mullahs and the theocratic govt that rules supreme?

Even after all the bloodshed, what is the best outcome? A loon who is merely a bit less loony than dinnerjacket?

Maybe I’m missing something.

TheBlueSite on June 24, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Regardless if you support the demonstrators in Iran or not the way Obama is handling this first real foreign policy crisis is pity full.

I understand what Biden meant with “Gird your loins”.

dpierson on June 24, 2009 at 12:14 PM

Your analogy to Gandhi does apply. The mullahs are religious leaders, and therefore ARE supposed to be enlightened. The use of violence by Mohammed was never against his own. That Gandhi was going to win Independence for India back in 1947, was not something many here in the West believed would happen. Let’s hope and PRAY that this new situation plays on the conscience of the Iranians in ways similar to how Gandhi’s acts played on the conscience of the British back then.

Danzo on June 24, 2009 at 12:15 PM

I could accept Ogabe’s reticence to support the protesters in Persia if he actually supported their objectives of getting rid of the Mullahocracy, similar to Bush 41 sitting on the sidelines during the Summer Revolutions in Eastern Europe in ’89.

The difference is there is no question that Bush 41 supported Solidarity, the Hungarian democrats, etc. I think all the evidence that we have seen leads one to the conclusion that Ogabe couldn’t give a d@mn about the young Persians peacefully protesting and getting massacred, since this is screwing up his chance to reach a “Grand Bargain” (spit) with the scum illegitimately ruling Persia.

Ogabe’s playbook is so transparent. Remember, his alma mater kissed Ahmad-i-nejad’s a$$ only recently. This is not a coincidence.

PimFortuynsGhost on June 24, 2009 at 12:15 PM

Don’t forget the carbon credits!

Disturb the Universe on June 24, 2009 at 12:13 PM

Or maybe Obarfing cannn…

bake a cake

write a poem
do a silly dance

and everyone will laugh
pat each other on the back
come to their senses
and everyone will get along forever and ever for one thousand years
and then after one thousand years, Obarfing will come up with his 500th stimulus package.

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Ah, looks like ACORN International Community Organizations International has found some work already?

red winger on June 24, 2009 at 12:16 PM

Barack Obama:

The reluctant torch bearer of freedom.

DamnYankee on June 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM

The Iranian protesters wish to light the torch there.

Barry wants to blow it out here.

Bubba Redneck on June 24, 2009 at 12:17 PM

TheBlueSite on June 24, 2009 at 12:14 PM

I am confused as well

Moussavi was a board memeber for Hizb’allah
a son of the islamic revo

pledged support for Hizb’ and Hamas on June 13th to Al Jazeera

and pledged the continuing of weapons grade uranium enrichment.

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:17 PM

The mullahs are going to be a barrel of laughs at the July 4th parties.

Daggett on June 24, 2009 at 12:10 PM

lol….I’m wondering how any of those guys can get through security clearance (any one can be a pawn) but what do I care if they’re gonna be around a bunch of skittle-rainbow chasin’ Libtards.

RepubChica on June 24, 2009 at 12:17 PM

I apologize to the Iranian freedom fighters for not supporting them in their time of need.

We will do our best to overturn our leadership, that committed this crime, in 2012.

faraway on June 24, 2009 at 12:17 PM

Will the Germans, French, and other European nations stop trading with this Regime? Will their actions match their words? I hope so.

WashJeff on June 24, 2009 at 12:18 PM

That Cairo Speech SURE caused alot of trouble. Does it remove grass stains and pet odor?

portlandon on June 24, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Oh my lord. Thoughts and prayers with the Iranians.

BPD on June 24, 2009 at 12:19 PM

WashJeff on June 24, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Wahahaha

The have done nothing but put forward words since WWII – no actions at all ever.

dpierson on June 24, 2009 at 12:19 PM

Hussein Obama: “You all calm down over there!”

SouthernGent on June 24, 2009 at 12:19 PM

So…what rhetoric level is Barry at now?

he’s gone from:

“concerned” to “deeply troubled” to “condemning” to “outraged”. I’m shocked! that the mullahs didn’t get the message when they heard Barry was “outraged”

Looks like a lively “debate” still going on in Tehran.

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

Fed45 on June 24, 2009 at 12:20 PM

blatantblue on June 24, 2009 at 12:17 PM

I honestly haven’t researched this all that much. I have so much going on myself…but, from everything I’ve read, it seems the elections matter little when it comes to any real reform. The mullahs aren’t going the way of the dodo with any elections, so what truly is the best outcome? I can’t imagine the best outcome is all that exciting.

TheBlueSite on June 24, 2009 at 12:20 PM

I miss Carter

faraway on June 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM

Each time the crackdowns intensify, Obama looks more and more morally bankrupt for wanting to negotiate with the regime.

Of course, to abandon negotiations would be to abandon his entire foreign policy strategy and admit what his critics have been saying all along: that he was naive to think that he could sweet-talk these rogue regimes to begin with.

The question from yesterday’s press conference went unanswered: Is there any line that the Iranian regime could cross that would cause Obama to not negotiate with them? It seems doubtful.

JohnInCA on June 24, 2009 at 12:21 PM

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