Saturday, June 23, 2007

Good Times Roll in Iran

A police officer forced a young man whose clothes were deemed un-Islamic to suck on a plastic container Iranians use to wash their bottoms (Ebrahim Noroozi/Fars News Agency)
These are the goons the left would like us to dialogue with. Probably what they'd like to do with talk radio listeners and Fox News viewers.

Iran Cracks Down on Dissent, Parading Examples in Streets
Iran is in the throes of one of its most ferocious crackdowns on dissent in years, with the government focusing on labor leaders, universities, the press, women’s rights advocates, a former nuclear negotiator and Iranian-Americans, three of whom have been in prison for more than six weeks.

The shift is occurring against the backdrop of an economy so stressed that although Iran is the world’s second-largest oil exporter, it is on the verge of rationing gasoline. At the same time, the nuclear standoff with the West threatens to bring new sanctions.

The hard-line administration of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, analysts say, faces rising pressure for failing to deliver on promises of greater prosperity from soaring oil revenue. It has been using American support for a change in government as well as a possible military attack as a pretext to hound his opposition and its sympathizers.
It's ironic those same "labor leaders, universities, the press, women’s rights advocates" in this country are the ones casting a blind eye toward what's going on in Iran.

UPDATE: Michelle Malkin has more photos, via Gateway Pundit.

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