greeney2 wrote:I just think about all the times people called Bush a Hitler,
* And it shows. Well he's gone now so let's try to keep up to date shall we?
but this is the government of Iran, who you all say, poses no threats to the USA or Isreal.
* Who says that?
* It isn't a threat to the USA, is it?
What do you think they would do to Jews and Americans inside Iran, if they will excute their own for speaking out.
* There are lost of Jews inside Iran and they regularly say how happy they are and how well they are treated and how they are pissed at Israel's Jews.
* That Iran decides to deal with its own in its own way is their business.
This should make a few people ashamed to be thinking you are oppressed in the USA.
* If one is able-bodied and White then you can legitimately moan about racism and prejudice against you.
ied that the military helped out during a mass murder spree in Alabama.
* That was illegal.
NOTE: Iranian authorities have barred journalists for international news organizations from reporting on the streets and ordered them to stay in their offices. This report is based on the accounts of witnesses reached in Iran and official statements carried on Iranian media.
* Business as usual. Nothing to get worked-up about.
... Senior cleric on Friday urged Iran's protest leaders to be punished "without mercy" and said some should face execution — harsh calls that signal a nasty new turn in the regime's crackdown on demonstrators two weeks after its disputed election.
* Senior clerics, eh? Hasn't the US got more than it's fair share of religions windbags?
"Anyone who takes up arms to fight with the people, they are worthy of execution," Ayatollah Ahmed Khatami, a ranking cleric, said in a nationally broadcast sermon at Tehran University.
* I'll bet you the farm that's either out of context or a misquote.
Khatami said those who disturbed the peace and destroyed public property were "at war with God" and should be "dealt with without mercy."
* The usual rhetoric. Nothing to be concerned about.
Mousavi said he would seek official permission for any future rallies, effectively ending his role in street protests organized by supporters who insist he — not hard-line incumbent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — won the June 12 election. And an aide said Mousavi's Web site, his primary means of staying in touch with supporters, was taken down by unknown hackers.
* Most sensible, and it is in accordance with their laws.
President Barack Obama, joined at the White House by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, hailed the demonstrators in Iran and condemned the violence against them.
* Just supporting terrorists as always.
"Their bravery in the face of brutality is a testament to their enduring pursuit of justice," Obama said. "The violence perpetrated against them is outrageous. In spite of the government's efforts to keep the world from bearing witness to that violence, we see it and we condemn it."
* Oh the hypocrisy!
Obama scoffed at accusations of U.S. meddling in Iran by Ahmadinejad, who on Thursday called for "repentance" from the U.S. leader. Obama added that Mousavi has "captured the imagination or spirit" of those in Iran who are "interested in opening up."
* I wonder how they get him to scoff using the teleprompter? Do they just write 'scoff' in big capital letters?
The cleric also lashed out at foreign journalists, accusing them of false reporting, and singled out Britain for new criticism. Earlier this week, Iran expelled two British diplomats, prompting the expulsion of two Iranian diplomats by Britain.
* But the BBC has been caught red-handed fabricating news stories about this event in Iran. They can't be trusted.
"In this unrest, Britons have behaved very mischievously and it is fair to add the slogan of 'down with England' to the slogan of 'down with USA,'" he said.
* I wo9nder if this will help stop the US and the UK from making up stories.
Also Friday, more than 150 demonstrators attacked the Iranian Embassy outside the Swedish capital of Stockholm, throwing stones, breaking windows and injuring one worker, police said. Officers evicted the few demonstrators who climbed in through broken windows and arrested one person, said police spokesman Ulf Hoglund.
* Who exactly were those demonstrators?