Iran Having A Pro-Democracy Uprising

Here’s a video covering the “Uprising” in Iran:

I didn’t know it was happening, so to some extent he’s right that it isn’t being covered much. Amnesty International has a write up about it (or at least about what happened last month…)

Iran: Security forces use live ammunition and birdshot to crush Khuzestan protests

23 July 2021, 08:30 UTC

Iran’s security forces have deployed unlawful force, including by firing live ammunition and birdshot, to crush mostly peaceful protests taking place across the southern province of Khuzestan, Amnesty International said today. Video footage from the past week, coupled with consistent accounts from the ground, indicate security forces used deadly automatic weapons, shotguns with inherently indiscriminate ammunition, and tear gas to disperse protesters.

Since protests over severe water shortages erupted in Khuzestan on 15 July, security forces have killed at least eight protesters and bystanders, including a teenage boy, in seven different cities. According to official statements, one police official was also shot dead in Mahshahr. Scores of people, including children, have been injured, including by birdshot, and several are hospitalized in critical condition due to gunshot wounds. Security and intelligence forces have swept up dozens of protesters and activists, including many from the Ahwazi Arab minority, in mass arrests.

“Using live ammunition against unarmed protesters posing no imminent threat to life is a horrifying violation of the authorities’ obligation to protect human life. Protesters in Iran who take to the streets to voice legitimate economic and political grievances face a barrage of gunfire, tear gas, and arrests,” said Diana Eltahawy, Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa.

Gee, folks rejecting authoritarian government… sounds like a global trend is developing… /snark;

Don’t really know what to make of it, but I do find it interesting that the people of Iran are now preferring a return to a monarch over that of tyrannical religious leaders.

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3 Responses to Iran Having A Pro-Democracy Uprising

  1. philjourdan says:

    And the woke prefer the tyrannical leader.

  2. YMMV says:

    “Don’t really know what to make of it, but I do find it interesting that the people of Iran are now preferring a return to a monarch over that of tyrannical religious leaders.”

    Yes, but you can strike the word “now”…
    “In the Muslim world, monarchy is one of the few (Saudi Arabia excepted) countervailing forces to Islam”

    A final thought in my capacity as a nineteenth-century imperialist a hundred years past his sell-by date: One of the first mistakes the new US occupiers made was not restoring the Kingdom of Afghanistan. Ahead of the 2002 loya jirga to select a new head of state, over eight hundred delegates announced that they wanted the old sovereign, Zahir Shah, returned to his throne as a constitutional monarch. That’s eight hundred out of 1,450 – so he would have won on the first ballot. Buffoon McStripedpants III from Foggy Bottom was not in favor of that, so the Yanks delayed the start of the loya jirga in order to lean on the King to back off. Washington wanted Karzai because he was the kind they can do business with – a corrupt grifter just like them. In the Muslim world, monarchy is one of the few (Saudi Arabia excepted) countervailing forces to Islam, and indeed had been in Afghanistan. But it didn’t fit Yank plans, so it fell to the American “observer” to announce to the natives that, sorry, but the King isn’t a candidate.

    That article is also good for the before and after pictures of the female CNN reporter in Kabul.
    “Gee, did anyone back at the anchor desk ask her what’s with the wardrobe switcheroo?”
    “Wokeness is weakness, and diversity is where nations go to die.”

    On social media, the wags are having great sport with Joe Biden’s recent taunt that no American needs an AR-15, because, if you want to defeat the mighty US government, you’re gonna need fighter jets and nukes.

    Well, the Taliban just took out Joe as Leader of the Free World with no nukes, no F-15s, just a big bunch of AR-15s.

  3. E.M.Smith says:

    I think some of the Taliban have old bolt action rifles… and more AKs than AR-15s. Just sayin’… any gun will do.

    How to take down the US Government? China did it with a $400 Million buy of the voting machine company, a $Billion or so buy of Biden Family, and likely another $Billion or so spread around a few other DNC members (plus whipping the Big Multinational Companies into line via saying they could get access to the Chinese Market if they just surrendered their corporate culture…)

    No guns needed at all. Just some money.

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