Where Is The Outrage?
The New Republic / Abbas Milani
30-Mar-2011 (2 comments)

For 42 years, the world did business with Muammar Qaddafi, even as it knew about the brutality he was inflicting on his own people. Too often, there was no outrage in the West about Qaddafi’s crimes. Now, if the same pattern is not to be repeated in Iran, one must ask: Where is the outrage about that country’s endemic brutality and its kleptocratic theocracy? Specifically, where is the outrage about the fact that the four leading figures of the Green Movement—Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karubi, as well as their equally defiant wives, Zahra Rahnavard and Fateme Karubi—have been under arrest now for six weeks? While military intervention in Iran is not an option as it was in Libya, it would still be helpful and morally justified if the world didn’t forget about the serious crimes that are taking place there on a daily basis—and if American leaders showed more consistent outrage about the plight of the Iranian people.

Over the course of three decades, the Islamic Republic has unleashed a reign of terror on Iran, arresting tens of thousands, executing several thousand, and forcing some three million Iranians—including hundreds of journalists, writers, dissidents, scientists, physicians, scholars, and entrepreneurs—into forced exile. In 1988 alone, according to numerous credible reports, on direct order of Ayatollah Khomeini, close to 4,000 prisoners, serving time on earlier charges, were summarily executed in what was clearly a crime against humanity.... >>>

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military intervention

by mahmoudg on

will be the only answer left for the US to deal with Iran.  The US and Allies must via surgicall attacks remove this regime. they have to enter the theatre of war with; 1) by creating safe zones and no fly zones, and 2) heavy bombardment of the Basij, IRGC and military sites.  There is an almost universal acceptance and gurantee that this regime will fold and the Iranians will push it and the leaders out of power.



by afshinazad on

This Hussain Obama loves Islamic regime and all these western countries support IRI and they don't care about our freedom and all they care is how they could make more money. Let's not ask for any help from Obama or any other powers, let's get our own people finish the Regime and that is possible only with unification of all factions and parties and even Reformist from the regime side and no matter what we all have a same wish and that is getting rid of IRI and that is the main goal and no excuses and for once in our life time we should wake up and belive in ourselves and not to rely on American or anyone else, because this is our problem and our problem alone.