Blogger's death stirs political hornet's nest in Iran

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Ttuttle wrote:

“They want to say: ‘Yes, we have a working system,’ to say: ‘Look, one bad apple committed a crime and we are going to make sure whoever is responsible is going to pay.’” I seriously doubt it is one bad apple. It is brave of his family to not cave in, especially since his sister has been threatened.

Dec 26, 2012 7:37am EST  --  Report as abuse
randburg100 wrote:

Just remember – Iran is the 21st century version of Nazi Germany….and all will become clear!

Dec 26, 2012 10:15am EST  --  Report as abuse
hogsmile wrote:

“Let Freedom ring …”

Dec 26, 2012 10:46am EST  --  Report as abuse

People forget that what brought down the Soviet Union wasn’t Ronald Reagan or the socio-economic problems of living in a totalitarian state. It was the influx of satellite dishes. Many people in the USSR could now see American TV just to find out that everything the government had told them about us was lies. They were shocked to find that most Americans had cars, modern clothes, money to spend and fun things to spend it on. Now that people in backwards countries run by religious zealots can communicate with themselves on a mass scale and in the long run is very bad for poor leaders. Just ask Mubarak, Ghaddafi and Asssad.

Dec 26, 2012 10:53am EST  --  Report as abuse

Sad that their leader thinks it was OK that his man was beaten, as long as it wasn’t to the death.

Dec 26, 2012 10:54am EST  --  Report as abuse
SonoranGirl wrote:

Ahmedinejad, if God is on your side, why does your government have to resort to such shameful tactics? This is the behavior of leaders governed by fear, not God. You treat your own people just the way Israelis treat Palestinians.

Dec 26, 2012 12:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
LoveScotland wrote:

Iran is under relentless attack from the USA.
Will it help the Iranian people, no, the USA just
wants to dominate the landscape and start wars.
When all is smashed up they will ride in on a white
horse, or dark ships, and buy up the ruins. The Oil
will still be there under the ground.

Dec 26, 2012 1:22pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Butch_from_PA wrote:

One day in the not too distant future – Iranians will wake up and realize they have strength in numbers and we will see these Ayatollah charlatans thrown out with the garbage.

Dec 26, 2012 1:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
diddums wrote:

Just like America. You can be taken away, tortured, renditioned, or attacked by a drone from your government. What a world

Dec 26, 2012 2:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Anthonykovic wrote:

This is how Iran’s fascists treat their own people.
The leaders of this oil-rich land are madly pursuing nuclear technology for “peaceful” purposes.
No wonder the Jews next door in Israel are concerned. The entire civilized world should be.

Dec 26, 2012 4:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
brd893 wrote:

I really do hope that the Iranian people will get some steel in their spine and change the government. It is clear that it mattersnot whether you are christiam muslim or any other, they will kill you to perpetuate their their sick bend on religion.

The other lesser countries do not want to dominate they wish to coexist with their neighbours.

Rise up and take back your country as you did against the Shah until you were hijacked.

Dec 26, 2012 4:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
matthewslyman wrote:

@randburg100: That remains to be seen. Remember Godwin’s law…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin’s_law

@TheFladaboscan: Since when do people learn the truth on television? I know people who lived in the Soviet Union and I am fairly sure they would say you are talking nonsense. However your next comment is excellent:
> “Sad that their leader thinks it was OK that his man was beaten, as long as it wasn’t to the death.” — Good insight. As though it would have been a good excuse! From the article:
> “This individual was beaten but this beating was not in a manner that would result in his death,” Attorney-General Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejehi told a news conference on December 3.
— Strange then, that the victim just happened to die after the beating!

@SonoranGirl: Interesting remarks.

Dec 26, 2012 4:53pm EST  --  Report as abuse
amacord wrote:

Internet has played an important role in green movement in iran ,making people aware and willing , but now after the government suppression and conquer over opposition groups,despair and lack of confidence remains.This murder is an other sign of cruel acts toward any opposite voice.They make it harder to speak and harder to be socially active.Beside all interior conflict US sanctions just worsen life condition of iranian , makes poor people poorer .There is no change neither in iran nuclear policy nor in opposition movements against government .stop this cruel sanctions.

Dec 26, 2012 5:20pm EST  --  Report as abuse
JackVigdor wrote:

This is one more reason why the UN which is mostly controlled by “non-aligned” countries should not have control of the Internet.

The Internet needs to remain free. A government afraid of its own citizens is a tyrrany

Dec 26, 2012 10:23pm EST  --  Report as abuse
diddums wrote:

Jackvigdor, the internet is free? Don’t be lazy. Google and discover who controls the internet

Dec 27, 2012 4:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
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