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Monday, June 15, 2009

Iranian Kent State as "Militia men kill at least one at massive Mousavi rally"

This situation is heating up as the powers that be in that medieval Iranian government made the mistake of killing a protester that's now making it's way around the world at lightening speed as it looks more and more like the Iranians weren't expecting Mahmoud the Madman to win this so called election over the weekend.

It will be almost impossible for these protesters to overcome the deadly Revolutionary Guard militiamen without some help, so hopefully the democratic powers that be are working on a plan to get these people some assistance from the outside world, which is pretty unlikely most experts contend this morning, although Senator Joe Lieberman was just seen on Fox News calling for just that.

One can always hope the people themselves simply say "enough is enough" of this 15th century Islamic rule crap and take the matters into their own hands, as then Western countries send in some CIA type assistance once the hoped and prayed for New revolution seems fully set in motion as this may just be the opportunity the world has been waiting for.

Which of coarse is something the Iranian people of old and new would never have even entertained the thoughts of much less act on these dreams had not President George Bush laid the seeds of democracy and freedom from Tyranny in the two Islamic countries on both sides of the Mullah ruled Iran, that's for damn sure.

Reuters"TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's hardline Islamic Basij militiamen killed at least one person Monday and wounded more when their building was attacked by demonstrators protesting an election they say was stolen by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

An Iranian photographer at the scene witnessed the shooting, which came during a demonstration by tens of thousands in the capital Tehran in support of opposition candidate Mirhossein Mousavi who has appealed the election result.

Shooting was heard in three districts of northern Tehran, residents said.

Members of Iran's security forces have at times fired into the air during two days of the Iranian capital's most violent unrest since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, and used batons to beat protesters who have pelted police with stones."

The Basij militia is a volunteer paramilitary force fiercely loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who has the final say on all matters of state in Iran.

Earlier during the rally, a Reuters reporter said Mousavi supporters had formed a human chain outside the Basij building in order to prevent any trouble when demonstrators passed it.

Shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest), the crowds converged on Revolution Square, where Mousavi addressed part of the crowd through a loud hailer and held his fists clenched above his head, in a sign of victory.

The protest took place in defiance of an Interior Ministry ban and was a reply to Ahmadinejad's state-organised victory rally, which also drew vast crowds to Azadi Square on Sunday.

Supporters stretching along several kilometers (miles) of a Tehran boulevard waved green flags, Mousavi's campaign colors, and held portraits of him aloft as they tried to take pictures on their cellphones -- even though his words could not be heard above the noise of the crowd.

Mousavi, smiling and looking relaxed, had said he was ready in case the election was re-run, state television said.

"Mousavi, take back our votes," the marchers chanted before Mousavi appeared, along with other pro-reform leaders who backed his call for Friday's election result to be overturned.

Ebrahim Yazdi, leader of the banned opposition Freedom Movement, said Ahmadinejad's attacks on his opponents had opened a "Pandora's box" of divisions within the establishment and between the people and their government.

"It is the biggest crisis since the revolution," he said.

The disputed election has dismayed Western powers trying to induce the world's fifth-biggest oil exporter to curb nuclear work that they suspect is for bomb-making, a charge Iran denies.


U.S. President Barack Obama has said he is ready to engage with Iran if it "unclenches its fist," but the U.S. State Department expressed concern about the situation in Iran.

"We are deeply troubled by the reports of violence, arrests and possible voting irregularities," said State Department spokesman Iran Kelly, adding that Washington was still assessing what had happened in the election.

The European Union increased pressure on Iran to agree to opposition demands to investigate Ahmadinejad's landslide election victory and halt a crackdown on protesters.

France, Germany and Britain led the EU campaign to persuade Iran to clarify the election results.

In Paris, Foreign Ministry spokesman Eric Chevallier said Iran's ambassador had been summoned to hear French concerns over "the brutal repression of peaceful protests and the repeated attacks on the liberty of the press and freedom of speech."

Britain said it was worried that events in Iran might affect any future international engagement with its government.

"The implications are not yet clear," said British Foreign Secretary David Miliband. "What we know is that there has been no Iranian response to the outreach that has been made by the international community, including the United States."

The protests over Ahmadinejad's re-election are the sharpest display of discontent in the Islamic Republic for a decade -- and have drawn broader support than the student unrest of 1999.

"I just want to show the president that we are not bandits," said Maryam Sedaghati, a pro-Mousavi demonstrator in her 20s wearing a green headscarf. "I want my vote back."

A retired 61-year-old teacher who gave his name only as Ali said the rally recalled the 1979 Islamic revolution. "We used to protest against the shah in this street. I'm so sorry that now we have to walk the same street to preserve our rights"


The urge to save humanity is always a false front for the urge to rule it. H. L. Mencken

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