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A Mousavi supporter holds a toy gun in his hand to intimidate police and militia
ap ^ | 6/22/09 | ap

Posted on 06/21/2009 6:02:33 PM PDT by Flavius

TEHRAN, IRAN - A Mousavi supporter holds a toy gun in his hand to intimidate police and militia during a demonstration on June 20, 2009 in Tehran, Iran.

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KEYWORDS: 2nd; iran; mousavi; toyguns
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1 posted on 06/21/2009 6:02:34 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: Flavius

So THAT’S why they don’t want citizens w/ guns?


2 posted on 06/21/2009 6:03:57 PM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: Flavius

Amazing. Thank goodness we have a 2nd ammendment.


3 posted on 06/21/2009 6:04:52 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Flavius

That is a brave man right there. May God keep him safe.


4 posted on 06/21/2009 6:07:11 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: Flavius

A visual aid to demonstrate why we must never and will never be disarmed.


5 posted on 06/21/2009 6:10:12 PM PDT by Hazwaste (Liberals love the average American the same way that foxes love the average chicken.)
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To: Flavius
That's what happens when you don't have a 2nd Amendment.

Having to take a fake gun to a gunfight.

I hope he makes it. He looks worried.

I wish we could do like the N.R.A. did at the beginning of WWII, organizing its members to send all their spare firearms to the British Home Guard.

6 posted on 06/21/2009 6:10:44 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Principled
So THAT’S why they don’t want citizens w/ guns?

Yep. Ours are real.

7 posted on 06/21/2009 6:11:24 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Hazwaste

right!!!


8 posted on 06/21/2009 6:12:34 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel!)
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To: Flavius
Put a target on that man's back.

I understand his passion. But carrying a toy gun in is not going to intimidate anyone. It's just going to get him killed.

9 posted on 06/21/2009 6:13:38 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Flavius
Never, never, never bring a toy gun to a real gun fight! Unless you have an overpowering death wish.

Regards, and I hope he made it home OK.
GtG

10 posted on 06/21/2009 6:15:14 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Flavius
With all the gun runners/dealers in this world, why can't someone finance the trip of a few weapons across one of the desolate, unwatched borders into Iran?

I'd do it myself, but I'm old and too tired.

11 posted on 06/21/2009 6:16:51 PM PDT by Free State Four
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To: Flavius
In a country without a “2nd Amendment”, all that toy gun does is make that guy holding it a target of opportunity for the secret police.
12 posted on 06/21/2009 6:16:57 PM PDT by USMA '71
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To: Flavius
This is an extremely foolish thing to do. He will likely be shot ... by someone (islamic gestapo, no doubt) with a real gun.

Brandishing toy firearms in front of police anywhere is an invitation to be blown away.

13 posted on 06/21/2009 6:17:37 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: OldCorps

yes its one way trip


14 posted on 06/21/2009 6:25:13 PM PDT by Flavius
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To: OldCorps

Exactly. It is really foolish to pretend to have a gun.

He looks worried because he is being phtographed. He is now rather certain to be recognized, arrested, and sent to a concentration camp.

The people behind him have a few rocks to throw. Again, this is totally inadequate weaponry.


15 posted on 06/21/2009 6:25:51 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: Flavius
Not very smart to put yourself in danger like that. These people must be desperate.
16 posted on 06/21/2009 6:26:13 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( Don't mess with the mockingbird! /\/\ http://tiny.cc/freepthis)
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To: OldCorps

Exactly. It is really foolish to pretend to have a gun.

He looks worried because he is being phtographed. He is now rather certain to be recognized, arrested, and sent to a concentration camp.

The people behind him have a few rocks to throw. Again, this is totally inadequate weaponry.


17 posted on 06/21/2009 6:26:32 PM PDT by docbnj
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To: South40
But carrying a toy gun in is not going to intimidate anyone. It's just going to get him killed.

Having his uncovered mug pasted all over the internet to be seen by members of the Basiji & Iranian Thugocracy has most likely already marked him, his house, and his family for death, or at best, arrest & torture.

18 posted on 06/21/2009 6:28:43 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: sockmonkey
Having his uncovered mug pasted all over the internet to be seen by members of the Basiji & Iranian Thugocracy has most likely already marked him, his house, and his family for death, or at best, arrest & torture.

No doubt. But he can always 'HOPE' Obammy will step in and save him.

19 posted on 06/21/2009 6:30:35 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Flavius; Allegra
What's with the masks?

Pig flu?

Allegra, have you been handling little Mexican kids who tend pigs again?

20 posted on 06/21/2009 6:31:40 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: South40
Yeah, he would be better served carrying a bat or a board with nails at the end, or a boulder. Anything but that useless airsoft POS that will just get him a bullet in his ass.
21 posted on 06/21/2009 6:32:09 PM PDT by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster)
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To: Principled

lots of rocks, but no slings?

lots of trees, but no sticks to make batons?

lots of wrought iron fences, but no iron rods?

lots of tables, but no table legs to tear off?

lots of cars, but no lug nut wrenches?

sigh.


22 posted on 06/21/2009 6:34:33 PM PDT by Pikachu_Dad
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To: Flavius

Never trust a Government that doesn’t trust you to own a gun.


23 posted on 06/21/2009 6:35:45 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Flavius

If it worked, that’s pretty poor. It’s also a lame replica of an MP5.


24 posted on 06/21/2009 6:38:11 PM PDT by wastedyears (The Tree is thirsty and the hogs are hungry.)
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To: smokingfrog
Not very smart to put yourself in danger like that. These people must be desperate.

Oh, the desperation part is a given.

25 posted on 06/21/2009 6:39:39 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Flavius

Won’t be surprised if Iranians soon start suicide bombing government thugs, so toy guns will be the least of the “Ahmadinejihadis’” worries.


26 posted on 06/21/2009 6:42:55 PM PDT by Pallas
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To: Pikachu_Dad
lots of trees, but no sticks to make batons?

lots of wrought iron fences, but no iron rods?

Yeah, I noticed that too. Maybe the rock-throwing is somehow cultural, but by our standards, they need a remedial class in mob insurrection.

I did notice a picture yesterday that showed an older woman holding aloft a shattered police baton.

27 posted on 06/21/2009 6:44:25 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: Flavius

That’s a very brave man, making himself sniper bait like that.


28 posted on 06/21/2009 6:55:26 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: South40

He knows that. He doesn’t look stupid in any way. He is making himself sniper bait. Does it get braver than that? He could be at home hiding in a bedroom, but instead he’s on the street, with a target painted on his chest.


29 posted on 06/21/2009 6:56:51 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Hazwaste
A visual aid to demonstrate why we must never and will never be disarmed.

If the Lautenberg Bill passes, we WILL be disarmed.

30 posted on 06/21/2009 6:58:23 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: sockmonkey; Squantos; wardaddy; Eaker; river rat
Having his uncovered mug pasted all over the internet to be seen by members of the Basiji & Iranian Thugocracy has most likely already marked him, his house, and his family for death, or at best, arrest & torture.

He knows that too. He is all the way committed. He is not putting a wet finger in the wind or a toe in the water. He is all the way in. It doesn't get braver than that.

31 posted on 06/21/2009 6:58:35 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Flavius
even has a light under the barrel... some toy.
32 posted on 06/21/2009 6:59:04 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: FreepShop1
If the Lautenberg Bill passes, we WILL be disarmed.

Speak for yourself.

33 posted on 06/21/2009 6:59:10 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

I know; Muslims think it’s good to die. Perhaps he thinks he’ll be the next Neda.


34 posted on 06/21/2009 6:59:53 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Chode

I’d love to see the CIA drop boxes of weapons all over Teheran. WOn’t happen, but I’d love to see it.


35 posted on 06/21/2009 7:00:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: South40

Courage takes many forms, this is one of them. He could be home hiding under a bed. He’s not. Is it the best tactic? No. The point is, he has shoved ALL of his freedom chips into the middle of the table. He is “all in.”

How many of us would have that amount of courage, in a similar (disarmed rebellion) situation?


36 posted on 06/21/2009 7:02:11 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Travis McGee

And someone finally posts the salient point here. Congratulations, McGee, well done.

And for all of you overly scared and cautious know-it-alls, you best get ready to decide whether you too will be one of the “under the bed” types, or will you stand up when needed.


37 posted on 06/21/2009 7:07:19 PM PDT by raptor29
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To: Travis McGee
that's prolly all it'd take tooo...
38 posted on 06/21/2009 7:08:28 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: Travis McGee

I don’t know if it’s as much courage as stupidity. Most young people (under 30) in Iran are educated. But the prior generation had a high rate of illiteracy. Then again, maybe he’s bought into the thought that if you die as a martyr you’ll go to heaven and get your 72 virgins. Either way, his days are likely numbered.


39 posted on 06/21/2009 7:09:20 PM PDT by South40 (Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. ~Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: Travis McGee
That’s a very brave man, making himself sniper bait like that.

Yup, enabling the hunter/killers to do their thing, provided they are thinking that far ahead.

40 posted on 06/21/2009 7:11:58 PM PDT by Michael Barnes
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To: Travis McGee
Yep. He's got a plastic gun in his hands because it's all he's got. And he's scared to death - I would be - and he's out there anyway because he can't not be.

This is not the guy the thugs want to see with a real gun in his hand. At that point he'd be the most dangerous man in the world. And they know it.

41 posted on 06/21/2009 7:13:23 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Travis McGee
i'm gonna order another set of books for loaners as this set will never leave my book shelf and i'm gonna look into getting a set for the library if they will take them.
42 posted on 06/21/2009 7:14:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - Obama is basically Jim Jones with a teleprompter)
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To: Travis McGee
The point is, he has shoved ALL of his freedom chips into the middle of the table. He is “all in.”

I have been impressed by the Iranians Freedom Fighter's Tweets. One said, "Being brave, doesn't mean you are not afraid. It means you are willing to step out for freedom even when you are afraid.

43 posted on 06/21/2009 7:16:05 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress? JKR)
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To: docbnj
He looks worried because he is being phtographed. He is now rather certain to be recognized, arrested, and sent to a concentration camp.

Tragically, you are right. This Iranian was merely photographed on The Economist's front page in 1999, and it cost him 9 years of torture in prison before his release.

44 posted on 06/21/2009 7:21:14 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: Free State Four
Yes, and even cheap, stamped metal automatic weapons would be enough...remember the WW2 Sten Gun?

45 posted on 06/21/2009 7:22:38 PM 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: raptor29

Amen and thanks.


46 posted on 06/21/2009 7:23:33 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Michael Barnes

If nothing else, he’s serving as a public diversion, while others do more quiet, secret work.

If nothing else, he is keeping the torch of the freedom fight lit for one more day, wearing out the mullahs, refusing to heed their call to go home.

A lot of dogs died in the game of “bear baiting.” But to doubt their courage? Never. Would it be my tactic? No, but I”m not a disarmed slave fighting for my first breath of freedom.


47 posted on 06/21/2009 7:26:36 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: sockmonkey

Yes, and I salute them all, who are still on the streets, wearing down the police, wearing down the mullahs.

There are rumors that the “supreme leader” Khamanei has fled Teheran. Is it true? Who knows? But such rumors give the freedom fighters more fuel, and wear down the dictators.

Every day of street protests and street fighting shortens the days of the regime.

Remember Rumania? They had the toughest security forces, and they brought in “Basenji” type thugs to crack heads.

But when Rumania shattered, it happened with lightning speed, because freedom-thirsting Rumanians kept up the pressure day by day, even at great risk.


48 posted on 06/21/2009 7:29:55 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Billthedrill

Yep, wait until these guys get a few guns. If any police or military units flip, it will be a new ball game.


49 posted on 06/21/2009 7:31:04 PM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Flavius

Darwin Award candidate.


50 posted on 06/21/2009 7:32:05 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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