The Bloodshed Continues

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on February 2, 2010

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It’s a good thing that the Obama Administration didn’t side with the reformists in Iran. Otherwise, the reformist movement would have been tainted with American support, causing the country to turn against it, and allowing the regime to engage in all sorts of vicious human rights abuses, aimed at intimidating dissidents. Yep, it’s a real relief that the Administration didn’t allow any of that to happen, thanks to the neutral stance it has sought to keep ever since the uprisings in Iran began.

Oh, wait:

Iran’s Green Movement, the reformist campaign led by Mr Ahmadinejad’s election challengers, Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi, is planning a rally next Thursday, on the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution that toppled the Shah.

Last Thursday the regime hanged two men accused of participating in protests following last year’s disputed presidential election.

And on Tuesday Ebrahim Raisi, a senior member of Iran’s judiciary, said nine other government critics would be hanged soon for what he said was their bid to topple the Islamic regime.

The report notes that Iranians bravely continue to protest. It would be nice, however, if they got the support from the United States that they have been asking for:

UPDATE: Somehow, Andrew Sullivan chooses to ignore the fact that reformist Iranians want Obama to weigh in on their side. I don’t know if the crafting of his post stems from ignorance, or dishonesty. I do know, however, that either way, Sullivan doesn’t deserve nearly the amount of adulation he gets as a pundit.

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