Skip to comments.Rafsanjani speech provides another electrifying moment in Iran's history
Posted on 07/17/2009 11:47:30 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
Tehran University's prayer hall has been the stage for high drama since the early days of the Islamic revolution, and Hashemi Rafsanjani'sappearance today was another of many electrifying moments in Iran's recent history.
Rafsanjani's calls to restore trust by releasing prisoners, freeing the media, using only legal means, and by dialogue between opposition and the regime, were couched in the language of legitimacy and justice. "Don't let our enemies laugh at us by putting people in prison," the cleric urged. "We must search for unity to find a way out of our quandary."
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"The sermon was not an overt challenge to the regime, but it did graphically underline the divisions he was warning about: as he was speaking the crowd burst into competing slogans of "death to the dictator" and "death to opponents". No one could have had any doubt who was who. Predictably, trouble erupted in the streets immediately afterwards."
The Iranian clerics have become everything they once hated about the Shah, including the torture and killing of those who dare oppose them.
Darling Neda, your blood will not have been spilled in vain.
I'm not sure they were ever anything else.... They're first and foremost violent revolutionaries; the religious aspect is the thing that differentiates them from the tribal butchers in Africa. or the communist butchers in North Korea or China....
the religious aspect is the thing THEY USE to differentiate themselves from the tribal butchers in Africa. or the communist butchers in North Korea or China....
In actuality there is no difference. Butchers all.
I dont think they have become anything there were not initially, the only difference is that the have been completely exposed as hypocrites.