Skip to comments.Iran state media: Hey, maybe a protester killed Neda
Posted on 06/24/2009 3:36:20 AM PDT by chessplayer
Yeah, could be. None of them have guns, and as far as I know, not a single Basij or cop has been shot by a protester despite a full week of brutal beatings and killings. But aside from that, the theorys airtight.
"And now, the Iranian government is apparently claiming that rioters were responsible for Ms. Agha-Soltans death. The government-run Islamic Republic of Iran News Network (IRINN) reported that a reliable source confirmed after examining the bullet and the way Ms. Agha-Soltan was shot that rioters were responsible for her death, and that a number of people had been arrested in connection with her death."
Yeah, that’ll fool them...
Round up the usual suspects.
The only part of that I believe is that a lot of people have been arrested for her murder. Of course none of them actually had anything to do with it.
Kathleen Parker has joined the chorus:
How many days did it take for them to come up with this lie?
So this flies in the face of ABC’s assertion of her death being staged?
Could they now say that the Islamic Republic's state media & their sources, who claim to have examined the bullet & Neda's wound/body, are in on the hoax?
Well, while some FReepers did qualify their doubts as only possibilities, others repeatedly declared it as irrefutable fact. So, for the later, even that is possible.
Yes, and Poland invaded Germany in 1939.
Iran state media: Hey, maybe a protester killed Neda
....or a CIA operative......
ABC has taken that lie and run with it as their truth.
One does not know what to make of this story.
If true, it means that there was no rooftop sniper, and indeed, the shot must have been fired from near, because it is hard to judge the direction of gunfire. The story by the doctor could support the allegation that she was shot by a member of the crowd - who had apparently also fired on a number of Basijs. If the man whom they apprehended had been a member of the Iranian security forces, would not they have released his picture?
But I don't know whether the doctor's testimony is genuine.
Apparently? There have been hundreds of videos and photos show Basijs with & firing guns. I haven't seen any videos or photos of any protester with or firing a gun? If you have, I'd be interested in seeing it.
CORRECTION: show = showing
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.