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Basij Militia Allegedly Use Axes, Daggers to Attack Iranian Protesters
Associated Press ^ | 6/19/2009

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: basij; iran; iranviolence2009; studentmovement
Photos here:

http://www.foxnews.com/photoessay/0,4644,7445,00.html

1 posted on 06/20/2009 9:58:23 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

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


2 posted on 06/20/2009 10:00:25 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: GVnana

3 posted on 06/20/2009 10:05:22 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: GVnana

See also: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2275560/posts

“Obama erases pro-democracy funding for Iran.”


4 posted on 06/20/2009 10:11:13 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

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...


5 posted on 06/20/2009 10:12:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In memory of my father, Gunnery Sgt., USMC, WWII and Korea, 1925-2002)
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To: South40

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.


6 posted on 06/20/2009 10:15:34 PM PDT by americanophile (Sarcasm: satirical wit depending for its effect on bitter, caustic, and often ironic language.)
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To: GVnana

“Basij”: Persian word for Acorn.


7 posted on 06/20/2009 10:17:41 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network (This message so far uneventfully brought to you by, Windows 7 Beta)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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...”

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.


8 posted on 06/20/2009 10:17:58 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty
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To: LeoWindhorse
the Iranian people have to FIGHT BACK!

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.

9 posted on 06/20/2009 10:21:26 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: LeoWindhorse

oops, past my bedtime. Prayers for the Iranians who are dying for freedom.


10 posted on 06/20/2009 10:23:56 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: GVnana

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.


11 posted on 06/20/2009 10:24:44 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: GVnana
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 Basiji should consider reviving this practice.
12 posted on 06/20/2009 10:25:27 PM PDT by Milton Miteybad
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Basijie’s 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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGyZo2jOOYY


13 posted on 06/20/2009 10:28:56 PM PDT by janetjanet998
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To: All
BBC CORRESPONDENT Tehran
Security forces were everywhere in central Tehran in the late afternoon and early evening.

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."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8110582.stm

14 posted on 06/20/2009 10:39:49 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: janetjanet998

Considering the abuse these people are suffering at the hands of the Basij, I don’t blame them at all.


15 posted on 06/20/2009 10:40:37 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: mkjessup

Have you seen Persepolis? That very act was shown in the movie. Damn good movie too!


16 posted on 06/20/2009 10:55:05 PM PDT by 31R1O ("Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."- Immanuel Kant)
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To: 31R1O

No, I have not seen that but I’ll make a point of it, thanx!


17 posted on 06/20/2009 11:03:34 PM PDT by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

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...


18 posted on 06/20/2009 11:03:54 PM PDT by Deagle
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To: BlessingsofLiberty

We have seen the beginning with the New York arrests outside the synagogue, and the shooting of soldiers in Little Rock.


19 posted on 06/20/2009 11:06:23 PM PDT by Sertorius (A hayseed with no Greek and dam^ proud of it)
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To: GVnana
Remember Neda...


20 posted on 06/20/2009 11:07:30 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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...

When they come for your guns, make sure you behave as a model American citizen and give them both barrels. Its your duty.

21 posted on 06/20/2009 11:15:01 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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To: mkjessup

A couple of caveats for you a.)it’s in French b.)it is animated-as long as you know what to expect you should enjoy it.


22 posted on 06/20/2009 11:52:58 PM PDT by 31R1O ("Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life."- Immanuel Kant)
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To: Straight Vermonter

“I want to feel the wind in my hair.”


23 posted on 06/21/2009 12:16:59 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: GVnana

I find the “allegedly” adverb to be a little too objective from the Obama-loving AP. If there was any accusation against the US, they’d be all over it saying we had to prove it was false no matter how bizarre. When we see these goons beating peaceful demonstrating women in the streets, is it too far fetched to think they might be going after the ring leaders with axes where cameras won’t record it?


24 posted on 06/21/2009 12:38:43 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama interferring in Israel but gives a green light to the mad mullahs to destroy Iranians.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

In the old days these were called Stormtroopers, Gestapo, and the Komsomol Youth.

But don’t worry. We’re gonna get them as the Obama Youth Corp. Coming to a neighborhood near you, soon!


25 posted on 06/21/2009 12:53:04 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: LeoWindhorse

In the old days these were called Stormtroopers, Gestapo, and the Komsomol Youth.

But don’t worry. We’re gonna get them as the Obama Youth Corp. Coming to a neighborhood near you, soon!


26 posted on 06/21/2009 12:53:08 AM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

I hope the CIA BLACKMALES that coward obambi and tell him they are going to help the iranians anyway.

FUBO!!!


27 posted on 06/21/2009 1:32:02 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: GVnana
Someone really should smuggle in a million or so cheaply made automatic weapons and ammo. Something along the lines of the old Sten Guns


28 posted on 06/21/2009 2:05:46 AM PDT by Bobalu (When you are born, you cry and the world is happy, when you die the world cries and you are happy.)
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To: GVnana

They’re the most feared men on the streets of Iran.

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sOON THE MOST DEAD MEN ON THE STREETS OF IRAN!!!!!!!!!!!


29 posted on 06/21/2009 2:55:00 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Remember the Bra burning of the 60s?

The Iranian women are gonna burn so many millions of yards of Burkas that it will really be global warming.


30 posted on 06/21/2009 2:56:50 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: GVnana

While there never has been a disruption of the public peace during the five years the ministry has been attending, this year Dearborn police warned Saieg his Christian group would not be allowed to walk the public sidewalks to hand out information

After negotiations in Dearborn failed to restore the Christians’ rights, the lawsuit was filed.

So we have in Dearborn supporters of mullahs and in Tehran we have supporters of Freedom. ....what a funny world.

Sounds like there is meddling going on in..... Dearborn.


31 posted on 06/21/2009 3:01:45 AM PDT by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: Straight Vermonter

?? Who is Neda?


32 posted on 06/21/2009 4:12:15 AM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Utilizer
She is the young Iranian woman murdered by the Basiji yesterday.

Warning disturbing video.

33 posted on 06/21/2009 4:15:00 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter

Good muslims...Bad muslims...Ya can’t tell the players without a score card. (pass the popcorn)

I’d rather remember those murdered by the ROP on Sept. 11, 2001.


34 posted on 06/21/2009 4:50:22 AM PDT by Roccus (The Capitol, the White House, the Court House...........America's Axis of Evil)
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To: Straight Vermonter

I have looked at that video over and over and as much as
I hate to suspect it, I believe it may be staged.

Watch the hand of the man with the blue shirt very carefully. It appears he has a syringe or tube which he places along her face just as the blood comes forth.


35 posted on 06/21/2009 6:35:58 AM PDT by maxsand
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To: maxsand; Buckhead

Everybody wants to be Buckhead


36 posted on 06/21/2009 6:41:51 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: americanophile
It isn't funny, IMO. Yesterday, my husband was told that “that scoundrel Bush” made “such a huge mess” that zerO, who “has a lot on his plate” (why do I keep reading/hearing that particular phrase?)just has a huge job *ahead* of him.

The liberal was fired, has no pension and is living off decimated retirement accounts. However, his wife works for the state and is expecting a nice pension. We'll see how that works out, but it won't change his mind, as it hasn't changed the mind of those we know with state educational pensions that have been cut twice this year.

What is sadly ironic, is the Iranians are rebelling against a conservative, right-wing, war-mongering regime brought to power by a revolt initially supported by another US President who didn't believe in any US-led war. The mullahs are actually everything the progressives said Bush and the Republicans were. The Iranians are using the exact tactics the Left supports. But, the donks have power, so now, up is down and black is white, they now publicly support everything they profess to hate.

37 posted on 06/21/2009 6:49:46 AM PDT by reformedliberal (Are we at high crimes or misdemeanors, yet?)
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To: maxsand

It really doesn’t matter if it’s fake. The propaganda value is tremendous.


38 posted on 06/21/2009 8:03:34 AM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Straight Vermonter
I'm not sure it's fake. (Warning:Graphic) Basij Attacking Demonstrators with Axes
39 posted on 06/24/2009 6:03:49 PM PDT by Lee Ameri
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