June 14, 2003

DISSENT NOT YET CRUSHED

Itís getting good and lively in Iran:

Hundreds of protesters called for the death of Iran's supreme leader Ali Khamenei as thousands of onlookers watched early today, the third day of demonstrations in the capital despite threats by the hard-line regime to crack down to end the disturbances.

The three nights of demonstrations have produced the largest outpouring of public opposition against Iran's leadership in months, involving hundreds of young Iranians, some still teenagers.

They shouted chants including, "Khamenei the traitor must be hanged," "Guns and tanks and fireworks, the mullahs must be killed," and "student prisoners must be freed," witnesses said.

Posted by Tim Blair at June 14, 2003 01:50 AM
Comments

Wow - they must have gonads of steel calling for the death of the (nominal) head of their government.

Posted by: Andjam at June 14, 2003 at 03:37 AM

Holy crap! Student protestors I support! A personal first....

Posted by: KevinV at June 14, 2003 at 09:08 AM

ANti-ayatollah Iranians have been emboldened by US hegemonic power moves in the Gulf. Rogue state fascists and fundamentalists evertwhere beware!

Posted by: Jack Strocchi at June 14, 2003 at 11:07 AM

Even more encouraging is that PRO-Ayatollah protesters are being arrested: http://www.globeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20030614.wiran0614/BNStory/International/

Posted by: Pixy Misa at June 15, 2003 at 04:58 AM

Are pinkoes squirming yet: after all, during the last number of months enough of them have ssured all and sunbdry, middle easterners just wish to be left alone to live under not only the Saddamites of this world but mad Mullahs, and open commerce etc would amount to 3-anglos imperialism.

Seems a large number of easterners desire 3-anglos imperialism.

Posted by: d at June 16, 2003 at 01:08 PM

Go, Iranians! I just hope our govt. is doing something to help you overthrow your oppressors.

Stephen M.
St. Onge

Minneapolis, MN

Posted by: Stephen M. St. Onge at June 17, 2003 at 12:14 AM