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Witness to murder: Iranian doctor who tried to save Neda speaks

  1. Jeff Prager
    June 26, 2009 at 12:56 am

    While I sympathize with the Iranian people these riots were anything but peaceful. I’ve watched video today with Iranian women combing the streets for large rocks and chunks of large bricks and putting them in hand bags and handing them to men walking the streets. Essentially these women with head coverings and scarves were arming men with what were deadly weapons. I’m not certain that US police under the same circumstances wouldn’t quickly start killing people.

    • June 26, 2009 at 7:07 am

      You have no idea about the use of force as it relates to the force continuum. Any police officer shooting a female sitting on the side of the street because “other” females are throwing rocks would be prosecuted in the United States.

      We have riots in the US. Guess what? They are handled peacefully even when the throw rocks. There are a variety of tactics police officers can use including “less lethal” options. These options include wood batons, tear gas, K9’s, foam batons, 10mm stingballs, etc….

      There were protests and riots in Seattle and more recently in Denver during the convention. Rioters participated in rock throwing behavior. Nobody got killed due to the tactics employed.

      The US police would also not be justified in using this type of force if they were supporting an illigitimate election. The US citizen has the right to revolution and throw out its leaders if those leaders abuse their power and ignore our constitutional rights. Your comment ignores the legitimacy of the demonstrators right and the illigitimacy of the powers that try to suppress them. The premis of your questions compares a police officer in the US defending society from a bunch of rioters to demonstrators in Iran trying to overthrow a dictator that stole an election. Its not the same thing.

  2. guy
    June 26, 2009 at 9:02 am

    Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is evil. I would have expected a cleric/religious leader in his position to choose the path of peace rather Ayatollah Ali Khamenei threatened the opposition with blood shed. Neda & others who died where killed inline with the instruction issued by the so called supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Is this what Islam is all about? From Nigeria.

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