Iranian Students Protest For Freedom
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Iran Press News: Despite unprecedented security plans and repressive measures by the fascist regime of the Islamic republic to prevent the gathering commemorating the occasion of “students’ day”, students and brave Iranians who were informed about today’s protests showed that the university is still alive and despotism against religious tyranny blazes on. According to received reports, today on this anniversary more than 4000 students of the Tehran University were able to gather; as they chanted slogans such as “Death to despotism” and “death to the dictators” they were battered by herds of the regime’s agents and disciplinary guards. The number of intelligence and security agents is reported to have been more than 5000. The students who are enraged by censorship and suppression of the universities, clashed with the regime guards and broke down the gate of the technical school of Tehran university and entered. The regime’s officials, agents and guards had put their security measures in place and had surrounded the entire area since early in the morning, bringing the campus under siege. Students had been threatened and told that if they gathered and continued their protest, they would be arrested. But student activists ignored the threats and escalated their protest. After singing the popular student anthem “Yaar’eh Dabestaani” (old schoolmate) they began chanting slogans: “Death to despotism” “Death to the dictators” “Political prisoners must be freed” “Students with stars[i] wear them like a medal of honor” “Freedom, equality, boycott the elections” “Students would rather die than to accept further abjectness”Mr. Ahmadinejad, are you a puppet of the theocracy? As the president you have an obligation to work for the future of the Iranian people. How can you do the business of Iran if you cannot even spend time with other leaders without losing a year of your term? They are interfering in your work. You need to stand up to them. If you continue on the path the religious leaders have laid out for you these students will be the ones who die in the Ayatollahs’ mad scheme. And, as already proven, if they are displeased with judgments you make in the execution of your duty then they will dispose of you too. You could use the support that is there to set Iran on a new road, a road that leads to a better life in Iran. Or you can continue the puppet dance you are doing. These people don’t want the west to have to come and solve your problems. They don’t want to die trying to create a new Persian Empire and destroy Israel. They want to solve thier own problems, They want a future for themselves and their children in a free Iran. Give it to them or else continue to live as a coward in the shadow of the religious zealots who control your every move.
AP Via YahooAn Iranian student holds a photo of Iran's president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad upside down to show his disapproval of Ahmadinejad's policies during a demonstration at Tehran university, Tehran, Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, to mark Iran's student day, held annually after 3 students were killed in a protest to a visit by then U.S. vice-president Richard Nixon to the university in 1953. (AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)More information here. Hat Tip: Garduneh Mehr. Image Hat Tip :Snooop1e. Who found the only major MSM outlet to run this story, Guess who, FOXNEWS.
The theme of Wednesday's protest was Student Life is Alive. The police apparently made no effort to stop the demonstration, which ended peacefully. One banner, in Persian, read: "If I rise up and you rise up, everyone will rise up." Another read: "Our struggle is twofold: Fighting against internal oppression and external foreign threats."
Posted by: Jeff Bargholz at December 08, 2006 01:54 PM
Posted by: Howie at December 08, 2006 02:00 PM
Posted by: Jeff Bargholz at December 08, 2006 02:08 PM
That's right, they just want their country back. And not only do they not wish the destruction of Israel, in fact, they wish for a renormalization of relations with Israel a country with whom we have been friends for more than two thousand and five hundred years.
Many Thanks Howie
Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at December 08, 2006 02:28 PM
Posted by: Jeff Bargholz at December 08, 2006 03:21 PM
Posted by: Howie at December 08, 2006 03:38 PM
Posted by: tbone at December 08, 2006 04:35 PM
Posted by: Howie at December 08, 2006 04:46 PM
Posted by: Howie at December 08, 2006 04:47 PM
coordinated posture on the economic, diplomatic, political, and moral
fronts against Iran. He argues that an American military campaign against the mullahs would allow the Iranians to overthrow them.
Excellent idea, Bargholz, let's all line up behind the Iranian Richard Perl. And by year four of THAT open-ended war, hopefully the freed Iranians will be rallying 'round us better than the freed Iraqis. Then on to Syria, and back to Lebanon. It's fun and easy to be Patton from the sidelines!
Posted by: Gleep! at December 08, 2006 04:49 PM
Posted by: Jeff Bargholz at December 08, 2006 08:09 PM
Posted by: Greyrooster at December 08, 2006 09:10 PM
I believe the most thorough answer to your questions can be found in an article by Mr. Alan Peters at the link below.
Mr Peters is an American blogger who used to work in Iran in 1970's and was personally acquainted with the King and His Cabinet. My own impression is that the security/police forces really want to join the people. As for the regime's main prop the IRGC, most of them are essentially profiteers; they will support the regime ONLY as long as it is in their own financial interest. Otherwise, they themselves will turn on the Mullahs.
Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at December 08, 2006 09:23 PM
Oh my god, now you're going to tell us all about Vietnam. Does your expertise never end? You're off your meds again I see.
Iran is like Iraq insomuch as any one country is like any other: "liberate" them and nationalism takes over, rallying the populace to fight the invaders, augmented by outside suppliers fighting their proxy battles. And then you're in for a fight.
This IS what happened in Vietnam, it's what happened to a lesser degree in Iraq (no China or USSR proxy), and it will happen with the next country we invade, especially in the Middle East, where all these sand traps assume we're coming for the oil.
Hard for neo-con-nazis like Perl, Cheney, Wormser, Wolfowitz, Feith and yourself to believe, I know, but the whole goddam world isn't waiting for us to come to their rescue. And they're pissed when we get their and decide to do it anyway.
Posted by: Gleep! at December 08, 2006 09:30 PM
Posted by: Darth Odie at December 08, 2006 09:41 PM
Posted by: Jeff Bargholz at December 09, 2006 12:39 AM
I'll believe it when I hear it directly, and see actions to the same. Until then, it's so much taqqiya (sp?)
ABOVE ALL ELSE IRANIANS ARE MUSLIMS. - Greyrooster
Posted by: MegaTroopX at December 09, 2006 09:18 AM
Posted by: Greyrooster at December 09, 2006 06:30 PM
Besides this, this would serve as a good pretext for mullahs to break down dissent. You know, "kill all those blame-Iran-first traitorous bastards, we're at war".
Posted by: Nikolay at December 09, 2006 07:48 PM
As a general comment, I will say that I think if the Ayatollah government produces hardsghip, by way of a standoff, or defeat in the gulf, the suppressed classes may depose the Ayatollahs. I don't know what the long term consquences would be, but they would be off our back for a short bit anyway.
USA all the way!
Posted by: Michael Weaver at December 09, 2006 08:07 PM
Or it could be like North Korea.
USA all the way!
Posted by: Michael Weaver at December 09, 2006 08:12 PM
North Korea is, unfortunately, more likely. On the other hand, Iran is in fact a very complicated country, with various competing factions and interests. Personally, I hope that all this Ahmadinejad nonsense is temporary.
Posted by: Nikolay at December 09, 2006 08:32 PM
Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at December 09, 2006 10:51 PM
Incidentally, the Islamo-Arab barbarians have exactly the same design for the Western civilization. For instance, they openly admit that for them the destruction of Israel (a wish which they'll take to their graves) is merely a stepping stone on their way to conquering Europe.
Posted by: Garduneh Mehr at December 09, 2006 11:01 PM
Posted by: Jeff Bargholz at December 10, 2006 09:12 PM
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