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Iran's Hangmen Work Overtime to Silence Opposition
Telegraph ^ | By Con Coughlin

Posted on 08/24/2007 9:46:27 AM PDT by camerakid400

Stonings, hangings, floggings, purges. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad might claim that United Nations sanctions can't hurt his country, but that is not how it feels for Iran's long-suffering population which now finds itself on the receiving end of one of the most brutal purges witnessed since the 1979 Islamic revolution.

The most visible manifestation of the new oppression sweeping Iran has been the wave of public executions and floggings carried out in Teheran and provincial capitals over recent weeks in a blatant attempt by the regime to intimidate political opponents. The official government line is that the punishments are part of its "Plan to Enforce Moral Behaviour".

It's the same kind of argument that was used immediately after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took control to purge the country of its prosperous, secular middle class and secure his hold on power. Now Mr Ahmadinejad is adopting similar tactics in a desperate attempt to keep his embattled regime in power.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: dissidents; hanging; iran

1 posted on 08/24/2007 9:46:28 AM PDT by camerakid400
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To: camerakid400

Only a matter of time until the Liberal’s best buddy Chavez starts doing the same.


2 posted on 08/24/2007 9:50:24 AM PDT by picard (Liberal: ability to supplant reality with multiple truths which are all in opposition to each other)
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To: camerakid400

Time for an internal revolution. Better do it soon or we’ll have to do it for you.


3 posted on 08/24/2007 9:52:04 AM PDT by wolfcreek (2 bad Tyranny, Treachery and Treason never take a vacation...)
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To: camerakid400

Sounds a lot like Saddam doesn’t it?


4 posted on 08/24/2007 9:53:00 AM PDT by RC2
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To: picard

Ahhh, move along. The Bush Administration is the totalitarian regime that suppresses thought and speech, remember?

This is Bush’s fault.


5 posted on 08/24/2007 9:53:02 AM PDT by hoyaloya
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To: camerakid400
The most visible manifestation of the new oppression sweeping Iran has been the wave of public executions and floggings carried out in Teheran and provincial capitals over recent weeks in a blatant attempt by the regime to intimidate political opponents.

According to lib author Naomi wolf, Bush is the real Hitler, and we have lost all our freedoms.

Welcome to real repression, Naomi.

6 posted on 08/24/2007 9:55:51 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: camerakid400

The hangings will continue until the ideology improves?


7 posted on 08/24/2007 9:56:25 AM PDT by irish guard
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To: camerakid400

Call it what it really is... genocide.


9 posted on 08/24/2007 9:59:05 AM PDT by BigFinn (Islam= a caustic blend of paganism and twisted Bible stories.)
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To: RC2
Sounds a lot like Saddam doesn’t it?

Actually more like Mao. Apparently during the height of that blood bath known as the "Great Cultral Revolution" Mao sound how found out that the People weren't grateful, in fact they were even grumbling under their breath.

To which the irritated Mao exploded: "They're complaining about having no soap, or toilet paper, or bobby pins! Can't they see I'm building them a greater socialist future??"

10 posted on 08/24/2007 10:09:32 AM PDT by yankeedame ("Oh, I can take it but I'd much rather dish it out.")
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To: camerakid400

Be a good and subservient Muslim or we will hang you! This is the religion of peace after all!


11 posted on 08/24/2007 10:13:30 AM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08! Return our country to the era of Reagan Conservatism now.)
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To: BigFinn
Call it what it really is... genocide.

It's not genocide. It's what the article called it: a purge, in the time-honored fashion of tyrants since before the beginning of human history.

12 posted on 08/24/2007 10:17:42 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: camerakid400
the wave of public executions and floggings carried out in Teheran and provincial capitals

Oh horrors. Abu Ghraib all over again...

13 posted on 08/24/2007 10:18:04 AM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: camerakid400

Where’s Amnasty International when you need them?


14 posted on 08/24/2007 10:22:00 AM PDT by listenhillary (millions crippled by the war on poverty....but we won't pull out)
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To: camerakid400

This editorial is total crap... At most less than 50 petrol stations were torched nationwide, most of which were in a small 20 square mile area.

This editorial is pure unadulterated agitation, not only is it an utter disgrace to even have it posted here, it is antithetical to the aims of FreeRepublic, and completely disgusting war mongering.

This is coming from me, someone who fully supports regime change in Iran.


15 posted on 08/24/2007 10:43:23 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: JerseyHighlander; DoctorZIn; FARS

Have anything to say on this piece, maybe a Iran ping list ping for it?


16 posted on 08/24/2007 10:45:49 AM PDT by JerseyHighlander
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To: camerakid400
"Well? Not everyone passes their re-education! "

"Freedom & Liberty are not for everyone. "

17 posted on 08/24/2007 10:48:10 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: camerakid400

hey at least they aren’t cutting their heads off, now that’s progress {/sarcasm...


18 posted on 08/24/2007 11:03:11 AM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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To: camerakid400

Great article from the UK Daily Telegraph. Thanks for posting.


19 posted on 08/24/2007 11:55:44 AM PDT by agere_contra
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To: MD_Willington_1976

Or worse, putting panties on their head.

{/Seriously, totally, Major sarcasm.


20 posted on 08/24/2007 12:00:59 PM PDT by Our man in washington
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To: JerseyHighlander

I don’ understand your point. This article is about Iran killing opposition people.


21 posted on 08/24/2007 12:02:17 PM PDT by camerakid400
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To: JerseyHighlander

I don’t understand your point. This article is about Iran killing opposition people.


22 posted on 08/24/2007 12:02:28 PM PDT by camerakid400
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To: Our man in washington

steady now, the UN may send you one of their “sternly worded letters”... LOL


23 posted on 08/24/2007 2:01:04 PM PDT by MD_Willington_1976
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