Skip to comments.'At least 19 killed by gov't forces in Iran clashes Saturday'
Posted on 06/20/2009 6:21:58 PM PDT by mojito
CNN on Saturday night reported that at least 19 people had died as a result of gunfire from government forces during the demonstrations in Teheran, Shiraz and Isfehan. The news network based the report on eyewitness accounts of medical officials in Teheran's hospitals.
CNN also quoted unconfirmed reports that put the actual death toll at 150.
A week of massive street protests over the results of Iran's presidential elections escalated into open defiance of the entire regime on Saturday, when thousands took to the streets of Teheran chanting "Death to the Dictatorship."
Ignoring the Friday warning by Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to call off the protests and accept the official contention that incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won the June 12 elections, Reformist opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi insistently renewed his demand that the vote be annulled, and indicated that he was prepared for "martyrdom" should he lose his life as a consequence of his and his supporters' defiance.
....It was not clear if police were firing live ammunition, although voices audible in video footage from Teheran claimed live bullets were being fired. There were reports of several dozen casualties, and the video clips showed several protesters who appeared to be badly hurt. "They are killing my brothers," one man is heard crying in footage apparently filmed in Teheran on Saturday.
Latest reports shortly before press time said protesters had set fire to a gas station in the capital.
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The freedom fight is on.
” I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” Patrick Henry
I don't think they are destined to overcome the Ayatollah’s regime. If they do, things may cool down between Iran and Israel and I don't think that will be how it plays out.
Will be interesting to see how the Obamination tries to deal with Iran in the future. How can you legitimately talk with a gov’t that is killing their own people? How will he manage to blame this one on the US?
I would bet there are many more dead than that. They go to hospitals and any wounded are rounded up and carted off. They have hauled off hundreds, if not thousands, since these protests began. No telling how many of those were killed out of sight of any cameras and cell phones.
Yep, Bozo said he wasn’t going to meddle then, under pressure from congress, he said, well it might not be all that good but, what the hey, and then he referenced his Cairo speech, whatever the hell that has to do with it, and right after a report, and video, of a girl being shot to death on camera was circulated, he took his daughters on yet another outing into public causing traffic jams, needless expense and many gooey reports from the MSM.
Ok, here is how it breaks down as far as I can tell: You have three armed organizations in Iran. 1:)The Basij(sp?), they are a gov. militia, used to keep the population under control most of the tims, kind of like a secret police, most of them wear civilian clothes and live in special barracks, they are the ones doing most of the shooting. It is rumored that they are not strong enough to control the large mobs so they brought in members of Hezbollah to help them. 2.)The army, this is the regular armed forces, supposedly they refuse to shoot at citizens, that doesn't mean they support the gov, that means they won't kill their own people. This is very good.3:)The Revolutionary Guard, I believe they are similar to the old Republican Guard of Iraq. I Know at least 16 of them were arrested for actually taking part in the protest. Where the org as a whole stands I don't know.
Most of our news agencies are too busy reporting on the Bozo's jaunt for ice cream to bring us any real news outside of showing violent videos so it is hard to get any info on all these military units. I do know that the military(which one I don't know) was dropping acid laced liquid onto crowds Saturday, among other things.
Thanks for that info!
Its not about elections anymore ....its about FREEDOM vs ISLAM
They need to Shut down the Airport and the set fire to that big asssed refinery ASAP
If they could light that refinery on fire that would be nice.
Remember when the Iraqi pilots all flew their shiite to Iran
Time to return the favor. And on their way out they could bomb the Tehran Airport. That would send a message. Might make those Palistinians and other foreigners start for home.
If the results listed in the editorial are true (nutjob came in a distant 3rd with 5m votes), then it very well could be true.
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