January 2, 2018
The West and the Jews are calling the Iranian dissidents “protesters,” Iran is calling them rioters, but what they actually are is revolutionaries.
The are attempting to overthrow the government in the name of western liberalism.
That is what we have happening here.
Along with screaming “death to Khomheni” and burning Islamic buildings, they are now opening fire on cops.
One officer was killed and three were wounded in the protests in Iran, Reuters reports, citing state media. It is understood that a “rioter” opened fire on police in Najafabad, although the timing of the shooting is unclear.
“A rioter took advantage of the situation in the city of Najafabad and fired shots at police forces with a hunting rifle,” Saeed Montazer al-Mahdi, a police spokesman, told the Iranian state broadcaster as cited by the news agency. He confirmed that one officer was shot dead in the incident and three more sustained injuries.
Earlier on Monday, it was reported that the number of civilians killed amid the pro-and anti-government demonstrations has grown to 10. More than 400 people have been arrested in the protests, AFP said.
Iran is still witnessing a wave of demonstrations, which are being held in many cities across the country. The protests initially began on Thursday, as people took to the streets to express their discontent over soaring food prices and unemployment.
However, a number of the rallies soon turned into larger anti-government demonstrations as the crowds directed their anger at the Iranian government and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The anti-government rallies were also countered by equally massive pro-government demonstrations. Actions in support of Iranian leaders were held in some 1,200 cities and towns across Iran, including the capital, Tehran, and the second-most populous city, Mashhad.
Meanwhile, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that the ongoing wave of protests may have been partially stirred up by external forces interested in destabilizing the Islamic Republic. “The enemies of the Islamic Republic of Iran are angry with the glory, success, and the progress of the Iranian nation; and they have vowed to get the regional troubles into Iran,” he said at a meeting with chairmen of the parliament’s commissions on Monday, according to the Mehr news agency.
We are now in day 6 of this revolution, and as far as I’m able to gather from the English media, it shows no signs of slowing.
Admittedly, we do not really have any information about what is going on other than that which is coming from the Iranian government itself. Social media has been shut off, and Western journalists are not reporting from the ground.
New York Times reporter Thomas Erdbrink, who is one of the only Western reporters allowed in the country, is tweeting but he’s not tweeting much (not that I trust the NYT anyway).
He is claiming that the number of protesters is small. I have no reason to believe or disbelieve that claim, but it seems to me that if it was very small, it shouldn’t be too hard to simply round these people up – especially given that they have turned violent.
Of course, the Iranian government has to be aware of the external pressure on them to not “violate human rights,” but again, if the number is small, then simply arresting and detaining the revolutionaries is not a human rights violation. Supposed human rights violations would happen if the crowds were too big and they had to open-fire on them, General Sisi-style.
Whatever the case, the longer this goes on the more energy it will pick-up. These people are not like the blacks, where they get bored and go home.