Iran really is the nexus of repression combined with State savagery. Just reflect on this news if you will;
Iranian courts have sentenced two bloggers to death for “spreading corruption,” and government security forces have arrested four other journalists, in the lead-up to the nation’s March elections.
“In the past two weeks, security forces have reportedly arrested four journalists,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement, “including Shahram Manouchehri, Sahamedin Bourghani, Parastoo Dokouhaki, and Marzieh Rasouli, and Iranian courts confirmed death sentences for bloggers Saeed Malekpour and Vahid Asghari, both of whom were not accorded due process and now face imminent execution on charges of ‘spreading corruption.’”
As someone who has been blogging for more than a decade now, I am thankful that I live in a country that whilst imperfect in so many ways has not yet decided to crack down on those of us who express dissenting political opinion!
There is a chasm that exists in Iran between the regime and the people. When I talk of Iran being the nexus of evil, I simply refer to the Mad Mullahs and their dreams of finishing what Hitler started with regard to Israel. By contrast, the Iranian people are a civilised people that suffer horrendous repression from the thugs in power. When they TRIED to rise up against the Mullahs, Obama shrugged and looked the other way. Any sense of revolution faded.
Thid Iranian regime hangs gay people, stones adulterers to death and now aims to execute bloggers. Our continued avoidance of confrontation with these tyrants is seen – rightly- as weakness. The sooner we (i.e Israel) reduces their atomic ambitions to cinders the better. Iran could be a great country, an enlightened land. But this will never happen with the Mullahs at the helm to hell.