Wednesday, March 07, 2007

And Iran, Iran so far away...

Things are heating up inside Iran, with more and more protests like this.  It seems that the people of Iran, whom we will distinguish apart from the leadership there, are finally getting fed up with the horrible management of their government and the sub-standard conditions they are forced to live with in the name of opposing the west and Israel.

      Thousands of teachers took to the streets outside the Iranian Majlis, or Parliament, on Saturday in an anti-government protest despite preventative measures by state security forces.

      The protestors complained of rampant corruption and mismanagement in the Education Ministry and demanded their overdue salaries.

But the regime is still hell-bent on oppressing any dissent.

      Iranian officials broke the teeth of a prominent womens rights activist, Nahid Jafari, when they bashed her head on a police van on Saturday.
      The regime is refusing her medical treatment for the injury.

And not only that, but they’re starting to lose high government officials.  I mean lose, really.  This guy has vanished from the face of the earth.  He was either kidnapped or defected.

      The recent disappearance of Ali Reza Asgari, Iran’s former deputy defense minister who was on a visit to Istanbul has been a mystery for the past several days.

      Now a report by the Arabic newspaper Al Sharq Al Wasat says that Asgari defected to the US after arriving in Istanbul from Damascus on February 7th.

      Although the story has not been confirmed by any sovereign authority, it is already evident that the saga has created panic inside Ahmadinejad’s administration.

Hang on tight.  Bush administration, are you paying attention?

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