Iran’s Burning Yet Again

I wonder if our supposed peace lovin’, freedom for all, human rights matter (except when it is inconvenient for Socialist positions) administration will take notice, and whose side they will take?

Security forces and militiamen clashed with thousands of protesters shouting “death to the dictator” outside Tehran University on Monday, beating them with batons and firing tear gas on a day of nationwide student demonstrations, witnesses said.

The rallies were the largest in months, bringing tens of thousands out on more than a dozen campuses around the country and in several major squares in Tehran as university students – a bedrock of support for the pro-reform movement – energized the opposition. The anti-government movement has been reeling under a fierce crackdown since turmoil erupted over the disputed presidential election in June.

Thousands of riot police as well as forces of the elite Revolutionary Guard and their allied Basij militiamen flooded the area around Tehran University since the morning, trying to seal off the campus from the outside world and prevent unrest from spilling out into the streets.

Authorities covered the tall fence around the university with banners and signs bearing slogans from Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, hiding whatever took place inside. Cell phone networks around the universities were shut down, and police and Revolutionary Guard surrounded entrances, checking IDs of anyone entering to bar opposition activists, witnesses said.

A more open and free Iran may not be a buddy to the United States, but, at least we might find some common ground and not be hostile. With a pure political hack in the White House, there is little chance of the US throwing even some moral support the protesters way.

And, yeah, it Is About Barry. He likes to make everything about himself, so, why not this?

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