Dueling rallies in Iran turn violent
TEHRAN, Iran – Hard-liners attacked senior pro-reform leaders in the streets as tens of thousands marched in competing mass demonstrations by the opposition and government supporters. Opposition protesters, chanting “death to the dictator,” hurled stones and bricks in clashes with security forces.
The opposition held its first major street protests since mid-July, bringing out thousands in demonstrations in several parts of the capital. In some cases only several blocks away, tens of thousands marched in government-sponsored rallies marking an annual anti-Israel commemoration.
The commemoration, known as Quds Day, is a major political occasion for the government — a day for it to show its anti-Israeli credentials and its support for the Palestinians. During a speech for the rallies, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad railed against Israel and the West, questioning whether the Holocaust occurred and calling it a pretext for occupying Arab land. Quds is the Arabic word for Jerusalem.
But the opposition was determined to turn the day into a show of its survival and continued strength despite a fierce three-month-old crackdown against it since the disputed June 12 presidential election.
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Dueling rallies in Iran turn violent
I have been at odds with quite a few really good bloggers lately, great Conservative bloggers, Facebook friends and so forth. They change their screen names to green colored fonts, they place a green tint on their profile pictures. They fly Iranian flags. They implore everyone to support Freedom in Iran.
They are very confused I am afraid.
Freedom in Iran is NOT in our hands. We’ve got all we can do to keep America afloat given the morons we have in the Obama administration. Czars, socialists, anti-American racists, crooks, uh, yeah, crooks, ACORN and their ilk.
How well do ANY of you remember the Carter administration? Do you remember what the most defining part OF the Carter administration was?
That would be the Iranian hostage crisis, and his lack of ANY success in dealing with it.
The Iranian hostage crisis was a diplomatic crisis between Iran and the United States where 53 Americans were held hostage for 444 days from November 4, 1979 to January 20, 1981, after a group of Islamist students and militants took over the American embassy in support of the Iranian Revolution. SOURCE
The people that gave us the hostage crisis in 1979 are the same people that are in power today, and some of those same people are also on the opposing side, referred to simply as, The Opposition.
The Opposition wants to take control of Iraq, and for many, that means, hey, we need to support these guys, it’s an attempted regime change. And they are right, it would be a regime change. A change from one extreme bunch of Islamic moonbats to another. It’s just that simple. A change of regime in Iran won’t bring about a democracy any more than taking Saddam out of the picture did for Iraq.
In both Iraq and Afghanistan, once the leader in place was deposed, he was merely replaced with a bit more acceptable War Lord. And that is exactly what Hamid Karzai and Nouri al-Maliki are, the smartest, most powerful and the most pro-U.S. War Lord that could be found. The minute we leave Afghanistan, Karzai will be a page in history. As soon as we exit Iraq, al-Malaki becomes the next Saddam.
Freedom in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan doesn’t mean the same thing that freedom in the USA stands for. That would be mostly because those nations will NEVER truly be free, no matter WHO the President or Prime Minister is. They will NEVER be FREE because they are, have been and always will be, dominated by Islam. Freedom doesn’t exist in a theocracy, it can’t.
theocracy — noun
1. a form of government in which God or a deity is recognized as the supreme civil ruler, the God’s or deity’s laws being interpreted by the ecclesiastical authorities.
2. a system of government by priests claiming a divine commission.
3. a commonwealth or state under such a form or system of government.
4. a government ruled by or subject to religious authority.
That is the definition of theocracy.
I am certain of this one thing, no matter who ends up running Iraq, Iran or Afghanistan, those nations will continue to be Islamic theocracies. Frankly, I don’t care if they do remain slaves to a religion like Islam, that’s their problem. My problem is this, they have sworn, even the so-called moderate Muslims, have SWORN to force their religion upon the rest of us. And they have sworn that we will submit or die. And it doesn’t matter who’s in charge in an Islamic nation, Islam WILL dominate and that nation will be run by a theocracy.
That IS the rule of the Taliban, al-Qaeda, no matter what the name used may be, that is the evil that is the Religion of Peace. And that is what will emerge from Iran, regardless of who comes out on top. As soon as they are done fighting amongst themselves, we go right back to the top of the list and we are, once again, The Great Satan.
One of the greatest principles of this nation is our Freedom OF Religion. I am happy that, at least for the time being, we still have Freedom FROM Religion as well.
God save us ALL from the American Taliban…