Posted by Brian
We all remember the scenes of democratic protestors spontaneously taking to the street of Tehran a little over a year ago, pleading for those in the West to show signs of support. President Obama and Western leaders were silent. Iranian citizens were gunned down and the protests were squashed. Buoyed be uprisings in the Middle East, Iranians have taken to the streets a second time. Obama was quick to throw Mubarak, an ally, under the bus very early when protests broke out in Egypt. When protests broke out in Iran, a regime with a President who has called for the destruction of Israel, and which has Hezbollah as a front group in the Middle East, Obama was completely silent. Will Obama stand up for democratic protestors in Iran, or does he only stand up to protestors who seek to overthrow our allies?
Iranian Leaders Call for Execution of Protesters
Posted on February 15, 2011 at 10:30am by Mike Opelka
The media blackout from Iran has made it almost impossible to get any news about the reported tens of thousands who took to the streets yesterday. The New York Times estimated that 35,000 were on the street, but insiders are saying the numbers were in the hundreds of thousands. Iran’s Day Of Rage received a stern response from the iron-fisted rulers who would like the protesters “tried and executed.”
Iranian police have confirmed that one person was killed during clashes between security forces and protesters. Police Commander General Ahmad Reza Radan says dozens of people, including nine members of the security forces, also were wounded in Monday's protests. Radan said one of the injured is in critical condition. He also said several people were arrested, but did not say how many. Clashes between Iranian police and tens of thousands of protesters broke out in central Tehran on Monday as opposition supporters tried to evoke the spirit of Egypt's recent popular uprising.