The brutality of the crackdown on the Iranian people marching for freedom, for one man one vote, was impossible for those of us in the West to fathom. We heard the horror stories. We saw unarmed people meeting bullets with sheer will. But you cannot win this way.
We watched our President of the United States sanction a crushing suppression of people yearning to be free. We witnessed our President of the United States sanction mass raping and torture and public hangings of innocent people by an Islamic regime that our President of the United States demands that we respect.
Video evidence of rape in the prisons of the Iranian regime *warning – graphic* Planet Iran hat tip Banafsheh"The girls were more afraid of their 'wedding' night rape than the execution" "hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over I will never forget how this one girl clawed at her own face, neck with her finger nails. She had deep scratches all over"
I covered the Iranian revolution extensively -- please scroll here -- there are well over a hundred posts of just revolution coverage. Brutal. The Iranian revolution was what we were waiting for. We knew it was coming. Bush knew it was coming.
Obama sanctioned its squashing like a bug.
Atlas FLASHBACK: Taraneh Moussavi's family says they found her burnt body on the road between the Tehran suburb of Karadj and the town of Qazvin, northwest of Tehran. Taraneh was arrested by the regime's guards just after leaving her beauty school class & was waiting for a friend to arrive. Iran Press News (hat tip Banafsheh)
Taraneh M. is a 28 year old trainee beautician who was arrested more than two weeks ago by security forces on the fringe of the rally on 7th tir (28th june).
Atlas July 14th:
Reports indicate that her family were told that she was in danger due to damage to her anus and womb.
According to reports, this young woman was arrested by plain clothes security forces at 6 pm after participating in the 7th tir ceremony at Ghoba mosque. While after interrogation all other detainees were brought to Nobonyad police station by basij and intelligence agents, the plain clothes agents kept Taraneh in a building near Hosseinie Ershad.
According to witnesses, while most of the participants in the ceremony were dressed in normal clothes and trainers, Taraneh was wearing chic clothes and high-heeled shoes, and caught the interrogators’ attention because of her hairstyle, make-up and beauty.
Obama say: We seek broader engagement based upon mutual interest and mutual . We will listen carefully, we will bridge misunderstanding, and we will seek . We will be respectful even when we do not agree.