I get worried whenever I hear that something nasty is brewing inside Iran – it’s now common knowledge that America and Israel maintain spy/agitation networks both inside and outside the country.
And isn’t it quite coincidental that we’re starting to hear of local uprisings just days after Israel was essentially humiliated by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard?
Deadly protests in the southern Iranian city of Kazerun continued for a second day following the deaths of two protesters Wednesday. Protesters aimed their wrath at the Iranian regime following a decision to split the city of nearly 150,000 into two townships.
So we’re supposed to believe that the Persian version of gerrymandering has resulted in calls for the overthrow of the Iranian government?
Tell me another one, Schlomo.
“After anti-riot forces were dispatched to the city from Shiraz, the people charged at them and hand-to-hand clashes ensued,” a press release from the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said. NCRI is a coalition of influential Iranian opposition groups.
The protests have left at least two people dead and six others injured.
If I were the Ayatollah, I would order the liquidation of this NCRI terrorist group by any means necessary – do it quietly, do it openly, or mix the two if it makes everyone feel better.
Because by not taking drastic action, you for all intents and purposes allow an organization likely swimming in American/Israeli money to operate and subvert until at last they get lucky and start a Ukraine 2013-2014.
They may fail a thousand times, but all it’ll take is one success for things to snowball.
The NCRI press release said that protesters had set fire to a trailer belonging to regime security forces and that four police vehicles had also been set ablaze. It said that parts of the city looked “war-torn.” It said smoke had filled the air close to the main square following the burning of tires by protesters. It also noted the Internet and mobile phones have been cut off.
Very good with the social media shutdown – you can’t risk anything when you’ve got to have a hundred percent success rate.
Heshmat Alavi an Iranian political and rights activist who has been following the protests since they started last December, told Fox News that “the scene we are witnessing in Kazerun is merely one of the many flashpoints in Iran, a powder keg state considered ready to explode at any moment.”
Alavi said more protests have been occurring across the country.
“Reports from a variety of sources are indicating anti-regime rallies and protests throughout the country, staged by people from all walks of life,” he said. “This includes teachers, college students, store-owners and bazaar merchants, credit firm clients seeking their stolen savings.”
Marching around carrying placards and signs is the mark of the middle class no matter where you’re at, but this is something that stinks like rotting gefilte fish and/or processed burgers.
Maybe I’m just being paranoid and have gotten blind to the fact that a good chunk of Iran’s population is not exactly Ubermensch status, or maybe I’m just fully aware of what my home country is capable of if given the opportunity.
Be careful, Iran, and don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty should the need arise.