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Heavy clashes rock several areas of the Capital [Iran]
SMCCDI ^ | 6/15 2003 | SMCCDI

Posted on 06/15/2003 1:47:38 PM PDT by Eurotwit

Heavy clashes rock several areas of the Capital SMCCDI (Information Service) June 15, 2003

Heavy clashes are rockin several areas of Tehran, such as, Majidie, Shariati, Haf Hose and Guisha as thousands of demonstrators have poured into streets and demonstrating against the regime.

Bullets, Knives, Chains, Clubs and Tear Gas are used against the freedom fighters who are responding with Molotov Cocktails and hand made grenades.

The situation in Shariati is chaotic and chase and runs are taking place.

Groups of young commandos have destroyed several patrol bikes units by creating traps, in dark streets, with fine Iron cables destabilizing the motorbykes chasing them.

Situation can be compared to city fight.

Many young commando groups have preferred to listen, till now, in order to avoid using guns in retaliation.

Source: SMCCDI


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"Bullets, Knives, Chains, Clubs and Tear Gas are used against the freedom fighters who are responding with Molotov Cocktails and hand made grenades."

"Groups of young commandos have destroyed several patrol bikes units by creating traps, in dark streets, with fine Iron cables destabilizing the motorbykes chasing them."

Seems like the Ghandi-approach has been rejected.

1 posted on 06/15/2003 1:47:38 PM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit
Protests and clashes rock main provincial cities again SMCCDI (Information Service) June 15, 2003

Violent clashes are rocking again the cities of Esfahan and Shiraz on the 6th consecutive nights of a protest movement which is contributing to the destroction of the remaining pillars of the Islamic regime.

Moral of the many of the official security forces seem lost as in many cases they were scene refusing orders which has lead to altercations giving more energy to the demonstrators. But clashes persist between the special forces and the demonstrators.

Molotov Cocktails are used more abundant than prior nights as many young demonstrators start to believe that an armed uprising can be the only way to overcome of a brutal regime.

Several more have ben imjured this evening again.

Source: SMCCDI

2 posted on 06/15/2003 1:49:51 PM PDT by Eurotwit
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To: Eurotwit; Tree of Liberty; Dog
More info on Iran.Thanks Eurotwit
3 posted on 06/15/2003 1:50:04 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: McGavin999; mware; Ernest_at_the_Beach; saquin
More info on the demonstrations.
4 posted on 06/15/2003 1:54:04 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Eurotwit
Groups of young commandos have destroyed several patrol bikes units by creating traps, in dark streets, with fine Iron cables destabilizing the motorbykes chasing them.

I was always a big fan of this one, myself, especially at head/neck level. It's crafty, vicious, and fun to watch.

5 posted on 06/15/2003 1:54:32 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (Stop reading my tag line.)
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To: Steel Wolf
I was always a big fan of this one, myself, especially at head/neck level.

For the "initially unarmed", it's good to station a couple of people near the wire with spears (steak knives attached to broom handles). Spear the thug, take his weapons, disappear

6 posted on 06/15/2003 1:58:06 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer looking for next gig)
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To: Eurotwit
The lid's coming off the Ayatollah's popcorn-popper. Is this going to redound pos or neg re our Shi'ite situation in Iraq? My guess: pos. What do you thread-experts think?
7 posted on 06/15/2003 1:59:29 PM PDT by Snickersnee (Where are we going? And what's with this handbasket???)
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To: Eurotwit
May God protect these brave and noble heroes.

May Iran see beautiful Freedom for its children some day soon. It is never cheap, but their soil is already sanctified by the innocent blood that tyranical regimes have spilled, and the sacrificed blood of these, their willing champions.

True Heroes.
8 posted on 06/15/2003 1:59:45 PM PDT by PoorMuttly (Let Freedom RING !)
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To: MEG33
Thanks MEG.....keep the updates coming!
9 posted on 06/15/2003 2:01:19 PM PDT by Dog
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To: freedom44; mystery-ak
News of the protests.
10 posted on 06/15/2003 2:02:10 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Eurotwit
Groups of young commandos have destroyed several patrol bikes units by creating traps, in dark streets, with fine Iron cables destabilizing the motorbykes chasing them.

Destabizize is probably an understatement.

11 posted on 06/15/2003 2:03:23 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Dog
I'm just pinging the ones I can find on other threads.This is a scary and dangerous time.Eurotwit is the messenger!
12 posted on 06/15/2003 2:05:22 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: SauronOfMordor
The beauty of this situation is that the forces involved. The military and IRGC have backed away from any responsibility to do crowd control or internal policing a few demonstrations back. This leaves only the Basij morality police, and actual cops, to do the stomping.

The Iranian students and the sympathetic general population may only be armed with knives, traps and homemade explosives, but those can go a long way when your enemy won't be showing up in tanks. Lighly armed mobs clashing outside their grand mosques should have the mullahs more than a little concerned.

13 posted on 06/15/2003 2:06:59 PM PDT by Steel Wolf (Stop reading my tag line.)
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To: MEG33
God help them...a revolution long overdue....give them courage for the battles ahead.
14 posted on 06/15/2003 2:06:59 PM PDT by mystery-ak (The War is not over for me until my hubby's boots hit U.S. soil.)
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To: mystery-ak
I pray for success for these brave souls.
15 posted on 06/15/2003 2:09:56 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: admin
How about we get "Iran" in the title?
16 posted on 06/15/2003 2:11:45 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Eurotwit
Thanks for the post. I have not heard a peep about this on cable yet. FR rules.
17 posted on 06/15/2003 2:12:27 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: McGavin999
Destabizize Uh, I think I just invented a new word. That's it, it's not that I can't type, I'm just being......creative.
18 posted on 06/15/2003 2:13:58 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Texas_Dawg
Info on protests
19 posted on 06/15/2003 2:16:06 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33; *war_list; W.O.T.; Dog Gone; Grampa Dave; blam; Sabertooth; NormsRevenge; Gritty; ...
Thanks!

OFFICIAL BUMP(TOPIC)LIST

20 posted on 06/15/2003 2:16:21 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Iran Mullahs will feel the heat from our Iraq victory!)
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To: Eurotwit; Admin Moderator
Please add "[Tehran, Iran]" to the title.
21 posted on 06/15/2003 2:17:33 PM PDT by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Eurotwit; All
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/929321/posts
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22 posted on 06/15/2003 2:21:01 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: Snickersnee
I was a 17 year old sailor during the Iranian hostage crisis. It started an intense dislike in me for all things Iranian.

Now that I am 44 and have been in Japan for many years, I have met with and been friends with a number of Iranians for a while and I know that whatever dislike WE have for Iran, it's tame compared to the seething hatred the majority of the younger generation has for the Mullahs ruling the country.

They prefer to call themselves Persian, have no truck with Arabs and would love to see the Mullahs hanging from lamp posts. The Mullahs know it too. I bet they are scared witless.

The problem is that there is nowhere for the Mullahs to go anymore. They're Shites. They won't be welcome in any of the Arab countries. Iraq is the only other Shite country and that's our turf now.

Sticky, sticky, sticky.... No idea what is going to happen now, but it's going to be interesting to watch.
23 posted on 06/15/2003 2:29:33 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: Ronin
There was a post today saying Saudi Arabia has offered sanctuary.Now, go figure that!
24 posted on 06/15/2003 2:32:55 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
FYI- when FR is slow or down, I hang out here:

http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=14
Guest Room for Freepers


25 posted on 06/15/2003 2:32:58 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: Ronin
Saudi Arabia has offered the mullahs a place to go if they must go into exile.

President Bush's hand is in this, I am sure.

26 posted on 06/15/2003 2:33:32 PM PDT by Miss Marple
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To: backhoe
Thanks, bookmarked now!
27 posted on 06/15/2003 2:36:26 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Iran Mullahs will feel the heat from our Iraq victory!)
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To: DoctorZIn; BOBTHENAILER; Ernest_at_the_Beach; freedom44

Persian Freedom Ping!


28 posted on 06/15/2003 2:37:30 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
bookmarked now

Good deal- Free Dominion's a nice site.

29 posted on 06/15/2003 2:38:01 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: Ronin

ATTACH THEM TO TREES!!!


30 posted on 06/15/2003 2:38:52 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: MEG33
There was a post today saying Saudi Arabia has offered sanctuary.Now, go figure that!

If you have them cornered, they will fight, thinking they have nothing left to lose. Give them an escape route, and they may choose to run (or at least enough of them to de-stabilize the regime )

31 posted on 06/15/2003 2:38:52 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer looking for next gig)
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To: SauronOfMordor
I like it.
32 posted on 06/15/2003 2:40:41 PM PDT by MEG33
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To: MEG33
Also, the Saudi's might have decided that lots of pictures of Islamic mullahs hanging from trees and lightpoles might give OTHER people some ideas. It's bad for morale among the mullah-class
33 posted on 06/15/2003 2:40:49 PM PDT by SauronOfMordor (Java/C++/Unix/Web Developer looking for next gig)
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To: Travis McGee
With a suitable length of rope tied in a "Alcatraz Ascott" aka a noose=;^>
34 posted on 06/15/2003 2:46:37 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 "reach out and thump someone " & .50 cal Browning "reach out & CRUSH someone")
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To: SauronOfMordor
In thatcase we need to start beaming satelite transmissions into Saudi Arabia just to stir the pot so to speak.8^>
35 posted on 06/15/2003 2:48:47 PM PDT by Nebr FAL owner (.308 "reach out and thump someone " & .50 cal Browning "reach out & CRUSH someone")
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To: backhoe
I was going to ask what FreeDominion was but I went there instead and found people asking what FreeRepublic was. LOL Thanks for the link. I would like to know what other conservative sites to visit if anyone wants to Freepmail me.

Mods delete this post if against the rules.

36 posted on 06/15/2003 2:51:03 PM PDT by Normal4me
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To: petenrepeat
"The Iranian Army is composed of 360,000 soldiers loyal to the Islamic state and the Ayatolas."

The key question is: HOW loyal? It's all a matter of will and passion now. If the professed loyalty of the army to the regime is paper thin, and I suspect it is, they may simply refuse to fight the students. Or fight them in a symbolic way and then switch sides. Dictatorial regimes can be very brittle. One push too many and down they go. Here's hoping.
38 posted on 06/15/2003 3:20:41 PM PDT by ricpic
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To: petenrepeat
The Iranian Army is composed of 360,000 soldiers loyal to the Islamic state and the Ayatolas

I'd say you've miscalculated just a bit. Perhaps 30,000 soldiers are loyal to the Islamic state and the Ayatollahs, the rest are loyal to the Iranian people. The great majority of them will opt to protect the people.

39 posted on 06/15/2003 3:24:53 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Travis McGee
I doubt we will see it happen.

But wouldn't it be amazing if Persia re-emerged, the way Germany re-emerged from the Bundesrepublik Deutschland and the Deutsche Demokratische Republik?

40 posted on 06/15/2003 3:29:23 PM PDT by William McKinley (He has given me not answers, but questions! An invitation to marvel!)
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To: Normal4me
Free Dominion is often called "our sister site in Canada," although it is independently owned & operated.

You can adjust the reply settings to use your saved html files, too.

41 posted on 06/15/2003 3:31:35 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: petenrepeat
These street terrorists have yet to meet the Iranian army.

That's how the Islamist government would characterize them.

Are you siding with the mullahs?

42 posted on 06/15/2003 3:56:05 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Eurotwit; bang_list
Seems like the Ghandi-approach has been rejected.

As I have wished. It's scarey!

Wasn't it Ghandi who said that the worst thing was an unarmed people?

Let's get some guns over there!

They are going to need backup against the Islammic Thugs!

43 posted on 06/15/2003 4:05:49 PM PDT by Dec31,1999 (Iranian Freedom fighters need our support now more than ever.)
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To: McGavin999
The danger with most revolutions is that they are betrayed in the mayhem. We may have to solidify our support for Free elections after all is said and done. Stand by!
44 posted on 06/15/2003 4:08:35 PM PDT by Dec31,1999 (Iranian Freedom fighters need our support now more than ever.)
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To: Dec31,1999
That's what happened during the last one. The french flew in the Ayatollah and that was that for the democracy movement (yeah, the french AGAIN)

This time, the students seem a little wiser, and I know that WE are.

45 posted on 06/15/2003 4:11:19 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Ronin
Thanks for your post.

Always interesting to hear from someone with first hand info.

46 posted on 06/15/2003 4:19:10 PM PDT by Churchillspirit
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To: McGavin999
"That's it, it's not that I can't type, I'm just being......creative.

Either that or you are plasted!

47 posted on 06/15/2003 9:27:48 PM PDT by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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To: Travis McGee

Attach them to trees

and TAIN them!


48 posted on 06/15/2003 9:29:24 PM PDT by DannyTN (Note left on my door by a pack of neighborhood dogs.)
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To: William McKinley
Stranger things have happened.
49 posted on 06/16/2003 12:22:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: DannyTN
Tain them first, and THEN attach them to trees!
50 posted on 06/16/2003 12:27:29 AM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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