Iran To Teach Protesters A Lesson

Scary news from Iran (Interestingly, there is a difference between the two page and single page versions.)

TEHRAN (Reuters)– Iranian authorities said they would teach an exemplary lesson to “rioters” held in the worst unrest since the birth of the Islamic Rapublic and pressed accusations that violence was being incited by Western powers.

(EDITORS’ NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran.) (snip)

“Those arrested in recent events will be dealt with in a way that will teach them a lesson,” the official IRNA news agency quoted senior judiciary official Ebrahim Raisi as saying on state television late on Monday.

He said a special court was studying the cases.

“The rioters should be dealt with in an exemplary way and the judiciary will do that,” Raisi said.

Somehow, I doubt that Iran will deal with the rioters in a manner that the New Black Panthers were dealt with, nor even how an Inspector General was dealt with who became inconvenient.

Now worries, though. Members of the Iranian regime are still invited to our July 4th celebrations around the world.

More: the story has been update regarding the arrest of a Greek journalist working for the Washington Times for “illegal activities.” Also, waiting for an on-line story to hit where Iran accuses UN General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon of “meddling.”

Oh, and hey: the White House is stating that Obama’s Cairo speech inspired the Iranian uprising (via Hot Air.)

Crossed at Right Wing News and Stop The ACLU

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