Skip to comments.Basij Militia Allegedly Use Axes, Daggers to Attack Iranian Protesters
Posted on 06/20/2009 9:58:23 PM PDT by GVnana
CAIRO They're the most feared men on the streets of Iran.
The pro-government Basij militia has held back its full fury during this week's street demonstrations. But witnesses say the force has unleashed its violence in shadowy nighttime raids, attacking suspected opposition sympathizers with axes, daggers, sticks and other crude weapons.
At least once, the militiamen opened fire on a crowd of strone-throwing protesters. State media said seven were killed.
If supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei authorizes a crackdown on protesters calling for a new presidential election, as he warned on Friday, the Basij will almost certainly be out in force.
Formed during the 1979 Islamic Revolution, the Basij became one of Iran's most zealous forces in the Iran-Iraq war of the 1980s, often leading charges through minefields.
The group, which is controlled by the elite Revolutionary Guard, also was unleashed on dissidents in the 1990s, when teenagers and young men in plainclothes beat protesting students with batons. It's an intimidation tactic opposition supporters say has been revived during this week's outpouring of anti-government protest.
June 20: Supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossien Mousavi protest in Tehran.
June 17: A picture posted on Twitter shows thousands protesting after disputed presidential elections in Tehran.
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the Iranian people have to FIGHT BACK ! Slaughter these mo-fo’s How many can there be .
THIS is the time , for a complete and total regime change in Iran . They need help , they need weapons . Send them !
int. spec ops too ....get in there and get dirty
“Obama erases pro-democracy funding for Iran.”
If ACORN/Civilian Nat’l Defense Forces/AmeriCorps/Brownshirts come after us with axes, knives or even guns, they’ll have a much rougher time of it. Just a word to the wise...
It’s funny the liberals see it exactly the opposite as we do, and with no less sincerity. They believe that Bush’s forceful methods were ‘warmongering’ and that Obama’s caution is ‘smart diplomacy.’ Nevermind that Bush liberated 50 millions Muslims and Obama’s approach does nothing to help those kids in the streets of Iran. Amazing.
“Basij”: Persian word for Acorn.
“If ACORN/Civilian Natl Defense Forces/AmeriCorps/Brownshirts come after us with axes, knives or even guns, theyll have a much rougher time of it. Just a word to the wise...”
When I first heard BO discuss this so called civilian force, this is exactly what I thought would be created. These thugs dress plain clothes and are vicious zealouts.
They would be Barack’s wet dream, I am sure. He likes to go after people that oppose him...how perfect.
I agree that they need weapons. They are using stones against the basiji who have guns, axes, and clubs. That doesn't cut it.
They use malatov cocktails against those who are dropping acid from helicopters. I thank our founding fathers that I would be able to defend myself with something more than a can of hairspray with a bic lighter held in front of it if someone comes into my home.
Prayers for the Iranians who dying for freedom.
oops, past my bedtime. Prayers for the Iranians who are dying for freedom.
And a curious fact about these Basij thugs is being kept muzzled too:
The mullah’s sockpuppet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was a TRAINER of the Basij during the eight year Iraq-Iran War, when children were recruited into the Basij for the purpose of being human mine sweepers for the Iranian army.
The children were given little plastic keys that were hung around their necks, and told that when they died on the battlefield, that the keys would admit them into the presence of ‘allah’ in ‘paradise’.
Ahmadinejad’s political power base IS the Basiji, and he’s proud of it.
Funny that nobody in the media seems willing to remind the public both in and outside of Iran of this fact.
Basijies locked themselves inside .
at 0:05 you can see the whole building exploded
at least 5 from Basijies were killed
you can see fire in different parts of city
location : Eastern Tehran
As I spent a couple of hours driving around in heavy traffic I could see thousands of men, some uniformed members of the military riot squads, some units of revolutionary guard, and everywhere basijis - militiamen who look like street toughs.
The security men were deployed on every street corner, in long lines down the sides of the roads, and in all the main squares.
The basijis wore riot helmets and carried big clubs. It was designed to intimidate, and while I was there, it was working."
Considering the abuse these people are suffering at the hands of the Basij, I don’t blame them at all.
Have you seen Persepolis? That very act was shown in the movie. Damn good movie too!
No, I have not seen that but I’ll make a point of it, thanx!
Heh...if only. No, they will come at you with Census information requests and requests for medical information (for the Medical database ya know). Once they get all the information they need - you will be helpless against government controls... The Collective rules...
We have seen the beginning with the New York arrests outside the synagogue, and the shooting of soldiers in Little Rock.