Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Iran Parliament Crackdown! Bloody Sniper Video! Frantic Callers!

Readers should go to Twitter #IranElection for the phenomenal output of information coming out of Iran right now. Lots of information at Memeorandum!

Here's a video of apparent sniper attacks, dated today:

Here's a YouTube clip, "Brutality in Iran," featuring a panicked phone call to CNN's Wolf Blitzer:

ABC's Lara Setrakian tweets from Iran:
source: they are beating people severely. helicopters all over the city finding protesters & telling guards so they go attack #iranelection ...
Here's another, from parishki:
CONFIRMED/URGENT RT: Police Are Checking Cells for Videos & Pictures: Transfer Files, Wipe Clean Phone Memory #iranelection #gr88
Check some of the others blogging:

* Atlas Shrugs, "IRAN: DAY 12 OF THE REVOLUTION - How could Obama do nothing? 'Blood everywhere' 'militia with axe chopping ppl like meat" 'militia beating one woman with baton on ground - she had no defense nothing - sure that she is dead'."

* Gateway Pundit, "CRACKDOWN IN BAHARESTAN SQUARE!... 3 People Shot-- Police Will Not Allow Protesters to Assist Them ...Update: 1 Woman Dead ...Update: Several Dead."

* Hot Air, "Massacre near Iran’s Parliament? Audio: Eyewitness describes massacre."

* The Anchoress, "Massacre in Tehran? – UPDATES."


* The Lede, "Latest Updates on Iran’s Disputed Election":

Update 2:10 p.m. The Associated Press reports on Wednesday’s clashes:

Protesters and riot police clashed in the streets around Iran’s parliament Wednesday as hundreds of people converged on a Tehran square in defiance of government orders to halt demonstrations demanding a new presidential election, witnesses said.

Security forces appeared to vastly outnumber the demonstrators, and they beat protesters gathered on Baharestan Square with batons and fired tear gas canisters and rounds of ammunition into the air, witnesses told The Associated Press. They said some demonstrators fought back while others fled to another Tehran plaza, Sepah Square, about a mile (2 kilometers) to the north.

A helicopter could be seen hovering over central Tehran, where a witness told the AP that the area was swarming with hundreds of riot police who were trying to prevent people from gathering even briefly. Thousands more security officers filled the surrounding streets, said the witness, who declined to give his name for fear of government reprisals.


Rusty Walker said...

Thank you so much for these clips, Dr. Douglas.

The sniper attacks looked very genuine to me and lady's appeal, sincere.

Protestors do not have the firepower to stop a brutal regime willing to massacre its own people. There would need to be a shift in the top levels of the government. The sad truth is that the Revolutionary Guards are solid supporters of the Ahmadinejad. Mousavi has no military capability.

I don’t see us capable of assisting with Obama and current congress. Ahmadinejad’s term will bring the nuclear answer to our questions. That time of reckoning is coming. Then, whoever is president at the time is going to have to act quickly, regardless of Democratic or Republican ideologues.

Rusty Walker said...

So, let me get this straight, you are using your educated aggression management background to suggest you could keep Iranians SAFE! Is this a business opportunity for you? This is a potential revolution. Who do you think you are that you and your anger/aggression management can protect freedom fighters from snipers on buildings, Revolutionary guards and regime thugs? You sound like an opportunist from hell. Or, are you trying to be funny? This is serious, involving the youth and families of Iranians hungry for freedom and a future and it does not call for aggressive management.

AmPowerBlog said...

That guy's been spamming my site today, Rusty. This is the second I've deleted!

Captain USpace said...

Great post, it should be put it in rotation in

Effin evil, GDamn monkeys, barbaric savages, but BHO doesn't want to pass much judgment. Cowardly Leftist.


absurd thought -
your Supreme God says
MAD mullahs MUST be in charge

beating students and children
and freaking over tweets

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says

because you hate dictators
and don't blame America

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
advocate for appeasement

dictators don't respect force
but they like tea and cookies

absurd thought -
your Supreme God says

it will just educate
way too many sheeple
All real freedom starts with freedom of speech. Without freedom of speech there can be no real freedom.
Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon

Cam said...

"The sniper attacks looked very genuine to me"

LOL, WTF? The sniper attacks you didn't see looked very real did they?

Meanwhile, have none of you ever heard a gunshot before? Got any idea how many *feet* away that "sniper" was, whose shots had absolutely no indimidating effect on the crowd.

Rusty Walker said...

Why the hostility, Cam? I'm not in criminal justice, it was simply an observation. It amazes me how the left just love to attack without any real position.

Let's say you’re right, and I am just so laughingly wrong - it is quite possible that the shots were more local - that still leaves a dying young man on the ground.

So, in your view is all this protesting for freedoms just faked on twitter, and just so much theater for you? Instead of meaningless, invectives arrogantly directed at my passing comments, why not make a point so someone knows your superior brand of wisdom?