The people of Iran continue to defy the Mullahs and are paying the price in blood. Where the hell is America? Why the hell doesn't Obama step up and voice total support for the protestors in Iran?
By the Obama administration's own standards, this is a crisis that should not be wasted. Even a modicum of support from outside would carry the protestors to victory over the Mullocracy. Toppling the regime would open the door to halting the development of nuclear weapons. Overthrow of the Mullahs would also reduce, but not stop, support for Hezbollah, Hamas and Syria.
All in all, the overthrow of the current Iranian regime could only be a great plus for the whole world. And yet Obama, the EU, Russia and China defend the Iranian despots.
Where will you be when the Jihad hits the streets?
Violence Explodes in Iran; Video Shows Shooting of Protestors
by Tzvi Ben Gedalyahuif
(IsraelNN.com) Iranian Revolutionary Guards and riot police clubbed and arrested dozens of demonstrators on Tuesday as renewed protests continued to sweep the country, nearly two months after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared he had won re-election. Opponents charge that the results were rigged.
CNN disclosed a video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mnScB_EGIE
on Tuesday that clearly shows police forces and a security official, dressed in a suit, shooting towards protestors. Other footage shows the protestors being viciously clubbed. The date of the video is not known.
Messages on the Twitter messaging network Tuesday night appealed to the outside world for help and reported that a larger protest is planned for Saturday despite a government ban on street gatherings.
“Someone tortured for info for days, then discovered he was deaf and mute,” one Twitter message stated.
Others reported, “Basij militia forcibly marry virgin prisoners, raping them making it religiously acceptable to execute them. Allah is ashamed; Iranian gov paying foreigner Basijis to attack unarmed Iranian people. Iran unite against this invasion; and, today there was more girls and women than men in Tir SQ the females are fighting harder than ever in history of Iran.”
One message reported that Tehran was under a power blackout as hundreds, and possibly thousands, shouted from rooftops and turned off their electricity before turning on heavy duty appliances simultaneously to create a power surge. The Iranian blackout on Internet and media reports has created a dark cloud over the country. Reporters Without Borders said that the Iranian government, "recognizing the growing influence of blogs, is trying to reduce their space, filtering and trapping sites that host them.”
One eyewitness told Reuters of India, “There are hundreds of riot police and plainclothes beating people who gathered to support [opposition leader Mir Hossein] Mousavi." Police took away dozens of protestors. Hundreds of Iranians have “disappeared” since the protests began.
The large number of militia men in civilian clothes indicates an increasing military presence, and a BBC correspondent reported that many Iranians see the Guards’ presence as confirmation that the election results were in fact a “thinly-veiled military coup.”
The New York Times reported that the Revolutionary Guards’ have been staging a gradual, partial de facto coup that has taken more power out of the hands of Muslim clerics, who officially rule the country.
The newspaper quoted Iranian expert Rasool Nafisi as saying, “It is not a theocracy anymore. It is a regular military security government with a facade of a Shiite clerical system.”