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Iranian Alert - March 28, 2005 - 'Update on pro-Democracy demonstrations after Iran/Japan match'
Regime Change Iran ^ | 3/28/05 | freedom44

Posted on 03/27/2005 7:28:27 PM PST by freedom44


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While hundreds of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of cities all across Iran last night to both celebrate the victory of Iran over Japan in Friday 's Soccer match as well as to demonstrate their hatred of the Mullacracy, the regime's television broadcast admitted to the widespread protests calling the celebrants "fools and champions of exhibitionist foreign invaders."

The regime's television, in a political analysis fraught with intense distress and exhaustion requisitioned the U.S., saying: "if the U.S. has good intentions and does intend to make a deal with us, then they must back away from supporting exiled, anti-regime Iranian media abroad which is entirely responsible for inciting such revolts."

The whistle of the referee in the end of the Iran/Japan soccer game yesterday was the sign of the beginning of another [and more to come] of the anti-Islamic republic, nationwide demonstrations which in fact raged on throughout the night ending in the early hours of this morning.

People had come out in the streets of the nation and threw their homemade grenades and firecrackers (left over from the New Year's festival of fire) and in unison loudly chanted anti-regime slogans. As a result, the 9 o'clock news was continuously disrupted and the deafening sounds of the fireworks and grenades which had the anchors frightened, forced them to cut the live feed to reread the news over and over again.

Though the protests were intense and extensive, the protestors, as always were responsible and mindful not hurt anyone, continuously chanting their slogans; in certain parts of the capital plain-clothes mercenaries and the regime's thugs brutally attacked and waged bloodshed. In one of the city squares where people had gathered, many of the demonstrators were women who refused to keep the scarves and vails on. As the anti-riot forces attacked people with metal pipes, clubs and chains thousands began chanting in rhymes: "People join us and condemn the executioners and oppressors...death to dictators...get lost hired killer mercenaries..."

In several areas of Tehran, the streets were brimming with protestors into the farthest discernable distance. In one of the streets off of Fatemi Square, someone shrieked so loudly that the crowd rushed to see what had happened when a young woman who was removing her regulation Islamic overcoat and had begun dancing was fatally beaten by a revolutionary guard with a metal pipe in his hand. She fell to the ground, bleeding; the crowd rushed her to Khomeini hospital where due to severe head injury, she was pronounced dead in the early hours of today. Her friends told our reporter that she was 23 year old Meetra. The news of Meetra's death fuelled the protestor's anger and action against the regime was further intensified. People chanted: "Death to those who kill our freedom-fighters. Death to a puppet parliament; Death to armed despots..." and with this, the revolutionary guards and mercenaries and anti-riot guards continued attacking people with tear gas and various other forms of restraint.

In areas of northern Tehran, people chanted slogans directed at the U.S. administration: "Bush, Bush, support, protection..."

Upon hearing these slogans the revolutionary guards stormed the protestors but the enormity of the crowd alarmed them into recoiling down the street to join their core of their street command units; these units were comprised of knife and machete-wielding career criminals who began stabbing and slashing people. This however did not stop people from continuing the anti-regime slogans. They repeated: "Referendum, referendum instead of your phoney elections...we want no mullah, nor sheikh, we curse YOU, Ruhollah..."

The protestors have made a pact to once again pour out into the streets of Iran, on March 30th, right after the Iran/Korea Soccer match and they promise that next time, they will be stronger and more powerful than ever in confronting the Mullahs and their hired killers.

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1 posted on 03/27/2005 7:28:28 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44

So will this be the beginning of the Soccer Revolution?


2 posted on 03/27/2005 7:32:36 PM PST by WestVirginiaRebel (Carnac: A siren, a baby and a liberal. Answer: Name three things that whine.)
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To: freedom44

"In areas ... people chanted slogans directed at the U.S. administration: "Bush, Bush, support, protection..."

Now that is a change! The mulla's are losin' it!! The more brutal this repression, the more determined the protesters get.
Freedom like in Iraq calls. This IS Bushes fault.

BUMP IT!


3 posted on 03/27/2005 7:52:26 PM PST by 1ofmanyfree ((No drivers lisc.for illegal aliens! They want to vote here. Sure they just want insurance... !)
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To: freedom44
In areas of northern Tehran, people chanted slogans directed at the U.S. administration: "Bush, Bush, support, protection..."

If the Iranians are against military strike from the United States, and they ask for protection, how can it be done? What are the Iranians asking for? Military strike? No military strike and only diplomacy? Support the MEK that is sometimes told to be popular and sometimes told not being popular?
4 posted on 03/27/2005 7:53:29 PM PST by Wiz
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To: 1ofmanyfree

Not really a change. Iran's general populace are pro-Bush. Read this article about a BBC world poll.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1371061/posts


5 posted on 03/27/2005 7:54:42 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44
[People chanted: "Death to those who kill our freedom-fighters. Death to a puppet parliament; Death to armed despots..." and with this, the revolutionary guards and mercenaries and anti-riot guards continued attacking people with tear gas and various other forms of restraint.
In areas of northern Tehran, people chanted slogans directed at the U.S. administration: "Bush, Bush, support, protection..."
Upon hearing these slogans the revolutionary guards stormed the protestors but the enormity of the crowd alarmed them into recoiling down the street to join their core of their street command units; these units were comprised of knife and machete-wielding career criminals who began stabbing and slashing people. This however did not stop people from continuing the anti-regime slogans. They repeated: "Referendum, referendum instead of your phoney elections...we want no mullah, nor sheikh, we curse YOU, Ruhollah..."]




I thought it would take a LITTLE longer than this, but it seems to be happening already. I posted this comment (which mirrors what many others are saying) just yesterday:

[if the Mullahs keep this up, they are likely going to find themselves dragged out of their mosques and palaces by their ankles and hung upside down from light posts by several million angry citizens wielding pitchforks and bats.

This situation is ripe for boiling over, especially with the newfound freedom and democracy taking root in the countries around Iran, and if they can transition to democracy without military intervention from another country, then so much the better for everybody.]
6 posted on 03/27/2005 7:56:01 PM PST by spinestein
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To: freedom44

If Iran regime was to fall, what will be the favored and best for Iranians to have in power? 1)President Khatami's faction 2)PMOI/MEK/NLA 3)Soccer team members of Iran 4)A mix of the above 5)Others.


7 posted on 03/27/2005 7:57:32 PM PST by Wiz
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To: freedom44

Wow! These people really have a LOT of courage. It seems like things are ready to explode before long. Hopefully they can throw the Mullahs and their helpers out of the government....out of the country! Prayers are sent for their success.


8 posted on 03/27/2005 8:00:36 PM PST by NRA2BFree (Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge ..)
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To: Wiz

The people do not support Khatami he's got about 15% support and MKO/MEK have about 5%. The people support a secular nationalistic government - most student groups have called for international referendum on the future of the regime.


9 posted on 03/27/2005 8:02:21 PM PST by freedom44
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To: Wiz

[If Iran regime was to fall, what will be the favored and best for Iranians to have in power? 1)President Khatami's faction 2)PMOI/MEK/NLA 3)Soccer team members of Iran 4)A mix of the above 5)Others.]


I realize your question is a valid one pertaining to the important details of a complex political situation, but;

The hundreds of thousands of people in the streets don't care about that right now. All they are thinking about is getting rid of the oppressive regime that exists now and THEN they'll worry about replacing it with an accountable elected government.



Personally, I like 3)Soccer team members of Iran, plus 5)others

:^)


10 posted on 03/27/2005 8:09:55 PM PST by spinestein
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To: freedom44

"exhibitionist foreign invaders"

Lol. Who is invading them?


11 posted on 03/27/2005 8:14:32 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: WestVirginiaRebel

12 posted on 03/27/2005 8:17:40 PM PST by StoneGiant
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Mostafa Piran Released from Prison

Mostafa Piran, one of the brave leaders of the teachers' movement, was detained last summer, 5 July 2004, and transferred to an unknown location. Later it had been known that Mostafa Piran was captive in solitary confinement cell 7 of Evin prison. He was charged on resisting authorities' orders during a raid in which the Piran's private residence was stormed and looted by Islamic authorities.

Following his arrest, Mostafa Piran was subjected to brutal beatings by plainclothes agents of the regime. He underwent a series of interrogations where he was subjected to physical and psychological torture.

On March 19, one day prior to Norouz, Mostafa Piran was released from prison.

http://www.daneshjooyan.org/english/communique/2005/260305a.html


13 posted on 03/27/2005 8:28:06 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; McGavin999; Hinoki Cypress; ...
Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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14 posted on 03/27/2005 8:42:47 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: StoneGiant; DoctorZIn; Cyrus the Great; democracy; Stefania; Persia; RunOnDiesel; Reza2004; ...

Persian Satellite TV is suffering. There are now only 2 Iranian-American run politically anti-Islamic Republic satellite tv stations that beam into in Iran. All the others beam either music or educational programs. Our government failed to send funding to pro-American, pro-Democracy stations in California, but why? Pro-American stations that beam into Iran have been shut down due to lack of funding, but a new pro-Islamic Republic station funded by the Iranian government has opened and virtually all the stations have become apolitical.






15 posted on 03/27/2005 8:46:46 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44

"Our government failed to send funding to pro-American, pro-Democracy stations in California, but why?"

Wasn't this part of Santorum or Brownback's bill?


16 posted on 03/27/2005 8:49:44 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: freedom44

Why?


17 posted on 03/27/2005 8:51:36 PM PST by BellStar ("A human being, not a vegetable, is slowly dying")
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To: freedom44

Do you know the legislation? Was it in a bill and then got cut out?


18 posted on 03/27/2005 9:05:23 PM PST by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon)
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To: freedom44

BTW,thanks for the ping!


19 posted on 03/27/2005 9:06:31 PM PST by smoothsailing (Qui Nhon)
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To: freedom44; DoctorZIn
I found out about Dr. Froud Fouladvand's "Operation Thunder One" for an armed resistance on the blog. How is this viewed by Iranians, and how much influence and popularity does Dr. Froud Fouladvand have? Will the majority of Iranians support his call for an armed resistance?
20 posted on 03/27/2005 10:39:49 PM PST by Wiz
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To: Wiz

Frankly it is impossible to tell at this point.
Time will tell.


21 posted on 03/28/2005 12:54:20 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Bump!


22 posted on 03/28/2005 2:34:01 AM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: 1ofmanyfree

"The more brutal this repression, the more determined the protesters get."

Almost reminds me of the old Solidarity (Solidarnosc) T-shirt. It shows a tank rolling over the word Solidarnosc. Behind the tank is the same word, only bigger.

The mullahs are going to fall!


23 posted on 03/28/2005 3:35:54 AM PST by Fred Hayek
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To: smoothsailing

I don't think the Bill (Santorum or Brownback, whichever) has had a final vote yet. Seems like it should be coming up for one very soon, though.


24 posted on 03/28/2005 6:00:43 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: spinestein

"Personally, I like 3)Soccer team members of Iran, plus 5)others"

Considering what 1, 2 and 4 were, your choices are the only options that make any sense.


25 posted on 03/28/2005 4:55:18 PM PST by mjaneangels@aolcom
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To: Wiz

MEK is hated by every one in Iran.


26 posted on 03/28/2005 5:06:07 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Wiz

A free election would tell who should run the country during the transtional time


27 posted on 03/28/2005 5:07:29 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: freedom44; parisa; Reza2004; nuconvert

I think all of those stations should get together and be more educative and supportive instead of insulting each other and stop name calling each other too!


28 posted on 03/28/2005 5:09:54 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Wiz

May I ask you to send me a link on this please?


29 posted on 03/28/2005 5:11:04 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
Regime Change Iran - Reports of Huge Demonstrations in Iran after Soccer Win over Japan

Complicating matters have been threats by one opposition movement to launch "Operation Thunder One." The operation, lead by Dr. Froud Fouladvand who broadcasts from the UK, is calling for "armed resistance."
30 posted on 03/28/2005 5:25:40 PM PST by Wiz
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To: freedom44
This thread is now closed.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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31 posted on 03/29/2005 8:26:02 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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