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Wednesday, 8 February 2006
Anti-Danish Cartoon Rallies
Now Playing: what a very weird notion
I learned from Roger L. Simon's blog about how the mullahs put on a demonstration. From the website of the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI):

An Islamist crowd, composed mainly by Bassij Para-military force's members, smashed windows and threw several petrol bombs and pieces of rocks at the Austrian and Danish embassies in Tehran.

The organized rallies were intending to show, what was supposed to be, the massive indignation of Iranians over the publication of cartoons depicting the Islamic Prophet Mohammad. But despite all supports from governmental circles and advertisements made by Mosques related to the theocratic regime, which had called for a massive participation, the demonstrators stayed under 400 individuals while the Iranian Capital has over 12 millions of inhabitants.

The regime's regular Law Enforcement Forces made a show of resistance in facing the Islamists. The scenario was to fill the lack of Iranians "collective indignation" while showing, as well, some aspect of challenges for foreign journalists reporting from Iran.
The more I read about a nuclearized Iran, the more I realize that they are going to have to be stopped before they vaporize Tel Aviv.

I am unwilling right now to advocate broad military action against Iran. I believe we must, instead, engage the pro-democracy forces there and use all means at our disposal to bring down the regime from within. That means doing what the Israelis have done with the leadership of Hamas: kill them wherever they can. Make being a fascist leader in Iran a nasty, brutish, and short experience. We have friends inside Iran. People who can commit assassinations against these nutbags.

Wouldn't that be preferred to our other options, which are very limited?


Posted by Toby Petzold at 12:37 AM CST | Post Comment | View Comments (2) | Permalink

Wednesday, 8 February 2006 - 9:24 AM CST

Name: Arkady

I can't help it. When I see headlines like "Cartoon protests threaten European embassies", I can't help but imagine Popeye, Lil' Abner, Garfield, Snoopy, Orphan Annie, and Hong Kong Fooey all throwing petrol bombs, burning Danish flags, and shouting death threats in front of the embassy building.

When will these cartoons learn to give peace a chance?

Wednesday, 8 February 2006 - 12:48 PM CST

Name: TP

Hallucinatorily funny. Thanks for the reel.

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