Skip to comments.Trumpís targeting of Iran comes as Islamic leaders torture and kill 8,000 protesters
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)
Irans 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 republics 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 regimes 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 regimes 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
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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.
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.
Without the support of the students and intelligentsia it was doomed from the start.
I never thought the Soviet Union would fall, never.Maybe this is a beginning of change.
Yep. The one’s with the most guns and willingness to use them usually wins...............
Yes. It’s hard to to know what the protest was about.
Your knowledge is not fact based.
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.
In 1979,Iran students and intelligentsia gave the world a Islamic Republic of Iran.
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...
The Soviet Union never fell because the people fought it.
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.
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.
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.
a fat woman in a g-string twerking atop the ruins of western civ forever.
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,
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