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Trumpís targeting of Iran comes as Islamic leaders torture and kill 8,000 protesters
The Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rowan Scarborough

Posted on 01/17/2018 8:59:17 AM PST by Perseverando


Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blames "Americans and Zionists" for the
recent protests. The Shiite Muslim hard-liner says money supporting the citizens came from
"one of the filthy-rich governments of the Persian Gulf." (Associated Press/File)

Iran’s rulers have inflicted death by torture and gunfire on citizen protesters in a crackdown since the Dec. 28 street uprising erupted, the main opposition group said Tuesday.

The Europe-based National Council of Resistance of Iran says the Islamic republic’s ubiquitous security apparatus has arrested more than 8,000 citizens and killed at least 50, all while the West has remained mostly silent. The council attributes at least five deaths to torture.

President Trump has spoken out in support of the protesters. The Treasury Department on Friday slapped further sanctions on the regime’s judiciary chief, Sadeq Amoli Larijani. Mr. Larijani has been singled out by the West for years for endorsing cruel punishments that include torture and amputation.

“As the head of the judiciary for the past nine years, Larijani is a key official in the regime’s suppressive apparatus, who has played a direct role in the execution of thousands of people, in the crackdown and arrest of dissidents, as well as in censorship and repression,” said Shahin Gobadi, a council spokesman based in Paris.

The opposition group said protests have spread to 130 cities. The protesters complain of dismal economic conditions, of military adventures in Iraq and Syria, and of being ruled by clerical Shiite Muslim hard-liners led by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The council on Tuesday released a list of five resisters who it said were tortured to death by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its various security units.

The council identified one deceased protester as Kianoush

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel; News/Current Events; Syria; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ayatollahalikhamenei; deathtokhamenei; deathtothemullahs; iran; iraq; israel; jerusalem; khamenei; kurdistan; lebanon; letshavejerusalem; shiite; syria; waronterror
The headline is completely misleading, but I thought I'd post it anyway since the crazy Muslim mullahs have probably killed hundreds if not thousands in Iran during these recent protests.

From the artilce:

"The Europe-based National Council of Resistance of Iran says the Islamic republic’s ubiquitous security apparatus has arrested more than 8,000 citizens and killed at least 50, all while the West has remained mostly silent. The council attributes at least five deaths to torture."


1 posted on 01/17/2018 8:59:17 AM PST by Perseverando
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To: Perseverando

I knew that protest was a joke. You would have thought it was actually going somewhere if you read some of the articles here. Totally crushed.


2 posted on 01/17/2018 9:04:38 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: Perseverando

So few people are actually willing to put their lives on the line for Freedom.

America is an anomaly.

Mostly, people are willing to live with a boot crushing their face forever.


3 posted on 01/17/2018 9:06:03 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Government: Another Gang that steals your money for "Protection".)
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To: raiderboy

Without the support of the students and intelligentsia it was doomed from the start.


4 posted on 01/17/2018 9:08:37 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I never thought the Soviet Union would fall, never.Maybe this is a beginning of change.


5 posted on 01/17/2018 9:08:55 AM PST by georgia peach (georgia peach)
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To: raiderboy

Yep. The one’s with the most guns and willingness to use them usually wins...............


6 posted on 01/17/2018 9:11:51 AM PST by Red Badger (Wanna surprise? Google your own name. Wanna have fun? Google your friends names......)
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To: raiderboy

Yes. It’s hard to to know what the protest was about.


7 posted on 01/17/2018 9:25:56 AM PST by granada
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To: raiderboy

Your knowledge is not fact based.


8 posted on 01/17/2018 9:30:19 AM PST by Louis Foxwell (Islam is Satans finest work.)
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To: Perseverando

Clickbait headline.

Eight thousand killed...oh wait, fifty killed...oh, wait...five by torture.

Nasty regime over there, but overstating makes our side look as bad as the left.


9 posted on 01/17/2018 9:32:33 AM PST by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: PIF

No bad.
In 1979,Iran students and intelligentsia gave the world a Islamic Republic of Iran.


10 posted on 01/17/2018 9:34:10 AM PST by granada
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To: georgia peach
I never thought the Soviet Union would fall, never.Maybe this is a beginning of change.

The Soviets had a lot of outside help in falling. One might even say they were pushed.

Of course we don't know what the US is doing about Iran, but I suspect it was "building them up" under Odungo.

Give Trump a few years and it may happen...

11 posted on 01/17/2018 9:38:04 AM PST by CurlyDave
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To: georgia peach

The Soviet Union never fell because the people fought it.


12 posted on 01/17/2018 9:53:37 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (Government: Another Gang that steals your money for "Protection".)
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To: granada

But the Rev that Zero let pass unnoticed, that saw the death and imprisonment of tens of thousand, was led by those same groups. The ‘79 Rev was a creation of the CIA, not a spontaneous uprising of the locals who were tricked by the CIA and Islamic jihadis.

Too bad some of the Iranian Expats from that period who were freepers have passed on, they knew the real skinny and where all the bodies are buried.


13 posted on 01/17/2018 9:56:48 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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To: JimRed

Yes, misleading headline. Not 8000 killed. Reported by this outlet as 50 killed, but of the fifty 5 were tortured to death.

If your summary were a headline it would be misleading too.


14 posted on 01/17/2018 10:01:48 AM PST by ResponseAbility (The truth of liberalism is the stupid can feel smart, the lazy entitled, and the immoral unashamed)
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To: granada

the protest was based on the price of eggs. The people were upset because they had to pay more after eggs were removed from the market for possible bird flu infestation. There was all this disinformation that followed. The price of eggs fell and the protest stopped.


15 posted on 01/17/2018 10:04:06 AM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall" DJT)
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To: Uncle Miltie

a fat woman in a g-string twerking atop the ruins of western civ forever.


16 posted on 01/17/2018 10:55:03 AM PST by ichabod1 (People don't want to believe it be what it is but it do.)
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To: Perseverando

if this group of fanatics ever get overthrown, me thinks their supporters will get their heads lopped off.
Too many years of torture and horrible treatment,


17 posted on 01/17/2018 10:56:18 AM PST by Joe Boucher (President Trump makes obammy look like the punk he is.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Thanks Perseverando.

18 posted on 01/17/2018 11:33:07 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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