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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Unimaginable Horror in Tehran Today

*cross-posted from Assoluta Tranquillita*

Remember I told you how worried I was when it became clear that all foreign media had been booted out of Iran? That is ALWAYS a classic gambit - prelude - when brutal regimes intend/plan to massacre their own. We have all seen that too many times throughout even recent history. NOW, I find this about Tehran TODAY. From ThreatsWatch comes this. Read and watch.:
Unimaginable Horror in Tehran Today

Iran has executed its Tiananmen Square. Baharestan Square has become synonymous with barbarity, cruelty, massacre and inhumanity.

An Iranian blogger (whose URL I will not publish) live blogging from Baharestan Square in central Tehran today captures but brief glimpses of the unimaginable horror that took place today. Bus loads of protesters were stopped and unloaded from their buses by "black-clad police" and literally herded. When the massing was sufficient, as the barely controllably distraught Tehran caller to CNN described first hand, hundreds of the regime's Basij thugs poured out of an adjoining mosque and commenced a massacre with axes, clubs, guns and gas.

From the live blogger's eyewitness account:

>More than 10.000 Bassij Milittias get position in Central Tehran, including Baharestan Sq.
>Army Helycopters flying over Baharestan and Vali Asr Sq.
>The streets, squares and around BAHARESTAN (Approx. South-eastern of Tehran) is swarming with military forces, civilian forces, the security motorists
>The croud have moved to the south of baharestan, the situation is bad, the shooting has started
>In Baharestan Sq. in the Police shooting, A girl is shot and the police is not allowing to let them help
>In Baharestan we saw militia with axe choping people like meat - blood everywhere - like butcher

This is the Iranian regime, wading into its own unarmed people and axing them to death, bludgeoning women (seen as the greatest threat to the regime) and throwing them to their deaths from pedestrian bridges. The same Iranian regime whose embassy officials are invited to American embassies around the world to celebrate on July 4th, of all things, a successful revolution.

This frantic phone call from a Tehran woman will break your heart as you consider our standard response has been "that there are sets of international norms and principles about violence" and that "the international community is watching." Part of yesterday's response by President Obama in a press conferences included "that there is a peaceful path that will lead to stability and legitimacy (of the Iranian regime) and prosperity for the Iranian people. We hope they take it." The Iranian theocratic regime clearly is not interested.

There is much more, and absolute proof of what Iran is really capable of. Go to ThreatsWatch NOW and read the rest here.

I am speechless right now, (and the words I COULD say are not fit for print) but I HOPE that BO has more than mealy mouthed platitudes to say about this. As the woman in the phone call says:

"You must help us. You should stop this. Help the people of Iran."

Are you listening BO? Are you?

"Then they came for me..." God help the Iranians.

H/T Blake.