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IRAN: Video shows gunman opening fire on demonstrators, who fight back

Iranian police have stated strenuously that security forces weren't armed with guns during Dec. 27 clashes in Tehran between security forces and protesters.

Iran basiji shootingBut newly discovered amateur video, apparently taken with a cellphone, tells a different story.

In the video, a man can be seen and heard opening fire on a crowd of unarmed demonstrators as a man cries out, "Dishonorable Basiji!"

The gunman appears to be a plainclothes security official, perhaps a Basiji militiaman or an intelligence operative working for the Revolutionary Guard.

Witnesses say such forces have been trying to terrorize protesters.

But there's a twist.

Even though he opens fire on the crowd, possibly wounding or killing demonstrators, the protesters don't scatter away. 

Instead they fight back.

"Attack!" someone calls out.

The 47-second clip then shows the crowd of unarmed demonstrators, mostly men of all ages, chasing after the gunman.

-- Los Angeles Times

Video: A gunman's bullets don't scare off a crowd of unarmed demonstrators. Credit: YouTube

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The future is for the young as they will determine the future ,no one can stop it,no amount of force bullets-or firepower will change the invetable

These monkey bastard Khamenei and his mafia cliques spill the blood 100s of Iranian on the month of Moharam-Al-Haraam that even animal sacrifice and spill of their blood is strictly forbidden; these killings are unprecedented in history of Shiism and clearly show that traitor Khamenei is a rapist criminal godless atheist puppet. Same as his Bassiji-Pasdar Thugs are Godless atheist and part of a puppet regime of major powers. This puppet regime in Iran today is a protectorate of Crude-Oil-Consortium, British, Russian, France and American. The brave people of Iran have risen up in their Great True Revolution-2009-10 to take back their country, sold by Khamenei the traitor to his foreign power masters. The people of Iran have risen up in their Great True Revolution-2009-10, as in American Revolution, to regain the independence of their country, and free their people from the shackles of Neo-Colonialism.

Geirger-is a mercenary liar, like other mullahs are ignorant sots that will end up in a rat hole, like Saddam, the palce that they really belong to.

The Shah did not even fire a single bullet on the people of Iran. But this regime of monkey bastards spill the blood of 100s on the month of Moharam-Al-Haraam that even animal sacrifice and spill of their blood is strictly forbidden; These killings are unprecedented in the history of Shiism and clearly show that traitor Khamenei is a rapist criminal godless atheist puppet. Same as his Bassiji-Pasdar Thugs are Godless atheist and part of a puppet regime of major powers. This puppet regime in Iran today is a protectorate of Crude-Oil-Consortium, British, Russian, France and American. The brave people of Iran have risen up in their Great True Revolution-2009-10 to take back their country, sold by Khamenei the traitor to his foreign power masters. The people of Iran have risen up in their Great True Revolution-2009-10, as in American Revolution, to regain the independence of their country, and free their people from the shackles of Neo-Colonialism.

You may want to have a look at this video posted today from Ashura clasess (Dec 27): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaTRNcUIxTg
The caption & video information claim that the person inside the patrol being zoomed in the video, is the same guy who shot at Seyyed Ali Mousavi Habibi (Mousavi's nephew), and in this scene it's driving away at the junction of Azadi St & Yadegar-e Emam highway in Tehran.
You can hear people screaming as they watch the car driving away.

Our goverment does the same thing.For those of you who need examples ,I will give you one in which is a typical one,in which Americans practicing the right to congregate and demonstrate,are shot down dead.Kent State University.Put that in your bowl of cherrios.

you are posting a lot of youtubes from iran lately, that's nice and all. but i ask that you pay - i don't want to say equal but at least some - attention to the similar videos coming out of palestine .. israeli oppression is being captured on film every single day

ONE QUESTION AND ONE ANSWER ?


• Question:
What does it really mean, if/when an election result of at least 35% [probably decisively more] of the voters is not only completely ignored but is at the same time being discredited continuously in a pogromlike way by the government ?

• Answer:
Instead of one clear-cut-looking, logically seeming, one-dimensional and succinct answer some figures and various question marks referring to this complex question.

• ELECTION RESULT
Before the alleged „influence by foreign countries” an official election result of the Iranian opposition of approx. 36% [ - probably substantially more in reality ! - ] was published by the official organs.


• ELECTORATE - DEMONSTRATORS
Iran is probably the most modern society in the middle East. In Iran more than two thirds of the population are living in cities, in proportion a somewhat higher figure than in Japan. On the streets mainly the urban youth are demonstrating, the most numerous section of the population of the country.


• WHAT DOES AN ELECTION RESULT OF MORE THAN APPROX. 35% (OFFICIAL FIGURE) MEAN?
In the last national elections (2009) the comparably modest election results of the German ecological „Green“-Party was 10,7%. This percentage of approx. 10% has been an average result in regional and national elections of the last 20 years. These 10 % - a relatively small figure in comparison to the Iranian opposition election results of officially 35% - have forced all parties in Germany to adopt party programmes over the years with environmental protection as one of their main items on the agenda. No party in Germany (and probably in the whole of Western Europe) would be eligible so to speak without an ecological party program.


• DEMONSTRATIONS - DEATH RATIO
a) During the 2009 Iranian election protests [in the summer] 72 humans were killed (figures published by the opposition); officially the government has admitted a figure of 36 people having been killed.

b) How many people have been killed during all demonstrations and rallies taken together in the sixty-four years after 1945 until today in the following countries added up and all in all: in Switzerland plus (West-)Germany plus Austria plus Belgium plus the Netherlands plus Luxembourg?
[An informal but highly likely and reliable GUESS:
possibly NOT MORE THAN THREE TO SIX PEOPLE, if that ! ]

c) How many people have been killed during the abyssal regime change in East Germany (GDR) in 1989?
NO ONE WAS KILLED
[»In the summer of 1989 East German communists praised the Chinese Communist Party decision to use violence against Tiananmen Square protesters. […] The demonstrations began on Monday, September 4, 1989 at the Church of Saint Nicholas, in Leipzig with parson Christian Führer.
After the October 2 demonstration, Socialist Unity Party (SED) leader Eric Honecker issued a 'shoot and kill' order to the military. Communists prepared a huge police, militia, Stasi, and work-combat troop presence and there were rumors of a Tiananmen Square-style massacre.
On October 9, Leipzig's [protesters] took to the streets under the banner "We are the people!"
Military surrounded the demonstrators, but did not take action. The Stasi, East Germany's secret police, unsuccesfully attempted to spark violence by planting violent demonstrators in the middle of crowds.
Honecker had to resign on October 18.
The non-violent demonstrations were a key component in the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9 and ultimately led to the fall of the East German regime.
The German reunification happened within a year, on October 3, 1990. The complete process of change in East Germany is known as 'Die Wende'.«]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaceful_revolution_%28German%29

Keep the vids coming - very important for people to see this.

By just reading the comments you could easily pick the basijis and hired agents and apparently as well as some gov supported smart ass arabs trying to cover the fact as they have been told to do so in order ,in their word, to save the Khomeini's path,Islam world and to defend the sacred goals of islamic revolution . Those who assume the world and the reality involved ,to be limited to their own entity . Some worthless conspicuous elements who have been served the vicious world of terror by all means and yet denying the act.

whatever represented in foreign media may not be the exact reflection of incidents going on in Iran but a glance at what is meant by "pure dictatorship" and "ignorance of human rights".The exact details are just some facts, you just don't want to know!

Those governors(cleric and non-clerics) in iran adopt themselves as the God send`s ...ever paid attention to the prefix " Ayatollah "?!! they eventually think as to be the God , the way they treat the people...choosing for them their life and their fate , (Hojattol`Islam va`l Moslemin, Vali`e Amr e Moslemin , etc)...

down with dictator and anyone who ever tried to use religion as a tool to gain control over the human beings by applying dictated regulations over their rights and restraining them from having their basic freedom and rights.


Mr. Mohsin,
you are like your selected president the biggest lier Ahmadinejad. If you are right why you expelled all foreign jurnalist from Iran?

I am in Iran and have followed the recent events. What is represented by the media in USA and UK in particular is not representative of the view of the general public in Iran. This shooting, for example, is the work of terrorist who are in Iran and working hard (but failing!) to destabilise the government. The police have not fired on the public and anyone with intelligence and common sense will understand that there is no evidence (even from this video) to say the police were behind the shooting. Please report facts and not brainless point of view that benefits your own goals!

I am utterly flabbergasted at some of the comments left here by readers in response to this video...some readers are actually questioning whether this video is merely propaganda to cast the Iranian regime in a worse light. Huh? Then there's this gem from effen_what and I quote: "those [....] idiots ...are going to get themselves killed. if i were a cop id pop everyone of those nuciances (cq)." You are kidding, right?? Or are you somehow equating the actions of demonstrators in Tehran with those of street thugs and hooligans??!! Well effen_what, the same could have been of the demonstrators in Boston Harbor more than 230 years ago when they dumped British tea in the harbor rather than pay a tea tax in which they didn't have a say. So, if you were a Redcoat 230 years ago, would you have popped everyone of those "nuciances"?

Dears,
I am in Iran and see much violence done by the government. I want to draw your kind attention to the fact that if the government is right to say that they are not acting as a tyrant and as a threatening and killing machine:
1- Why they expelled all foreign journalists from Iran?
2- Why they shut down all Iranian reformist presses?
3- Why they don’t let our elected president Mr. MirHossein Mousavi explains his idea about this crisis in the TV?
4- Why they put almost all human right activists in their jail?
To ascertain people who want to think that our oppressor and killer regime is not like that the demonstrators are describing I suggest below matter:
We will quit our campaign if this regime free the journalists and give us the permission to have only one TV channel. But I am sure that they don’t have this courage to accept this demand.

The government said that it used pellet guns. Could this be a pellet gun?

Imagine a Free and Prosperous Iran in 2010
at
http://freeiran2010.blogspot.com/

Piroz: You are delirious and you don't know what you are talking about. Next time, please write something that makes logical sense.

"those [....] idiots are going to get themselves killed. if i were a cop id pop everyone of those nuciances.

Posted by: effen_what | January 02, 2010 at 09:02 AM"

Hm. The citizens are protesting an anti-American dictatorship, wanting more freedom and democracy exactly as the USA Declaration of Independence states and this creep wants to kill them all. He would have been "popping" the Founding Fathers of this country had he been around then, as those were the protesters of the day.

Some Americans actually hate everything America stands for and would jump at a chance to undo it. It would be good for the US if "effen_what" gets popped before 90 days or his next felony, whichever comes first. Or drop-ship the creature to Iran, he can apply for a job with the Basiji.

When your protesters don't run away after being shot at, but instead go for the attack, that's when you know that this is serious business and the Iranian government, as it stands, will not last for long.

People of Iran are showing so much courage by protesting against this ruthless regime and their thugs. As the citizen of the world we need to show compassion and support for the Iranian freedom seekers. We MUST NOT remain silent to so much cruely done to peaceful demonstrators. If we don't do something about this now, we will pay the price later when the Iranian government's thugs perform these kinds of terror acts in our land. Wait until the mullash and company have access to nuclear weapons. We need to let the world know we condemn such violence against humanity. Please sign the petition in protest to UN remaining silent about these crimes: http://www.petitiononline.com/Iran2500/petition.html

The US has spent hundreds of billions of dollars to bring about democracy to Afghanistan and Iraq. After so many years and so many killed, both countries are still a mess. Why can’t we render emotional support to the pro-democracy movement in Iran and make sure the Iranian government is economically and diplomatically isolated to achieve democracy in Iran and resolve the nuclear issue at the same time?

It is now has been proven beyond doubt that Khomeini was installed in Iran (in 1979), in a plot, with the help of the NATO Member Countries (The plot was finalized in the 1978 Guadeloupe Conference, UK, US, France) (the Government of France under President Valerie Giscard d’Estaing played an active role in Khomeini’s takeover), and at the time Soviet Union (and today’s Russia) also agree to this NATO “Stratagem for Subjugating Iran”, with the heavy use of their secret services (DGSE, CIA, MI6, and KGB) and insidious propaganda.

The fact that today NATO countries Media outlets in totality, still refer to the proven "FRAUDULENT ELECTION in Iran on June 12, 2009 as so-called “Disputed Election” proves this claim, which now has become a keyword for all Iranians to identify those media engaged in this insidious "Stratagem". For there are now hundreds of indisputable proofs, (e.g. see video testimony of a Bassiji member refugee in London UK, that proves beyond doubt that the Election of June 12, 2009, in Iran was totally fake and FRUDULENT and not “disputed”).

This "NATO’s Insidious Stratagem for subjugation of Iranians aspiration to control their destiny - is still in order and continuing in all NATO media Outlets BBC, VOA, RFI, Le Monde, Times of London, New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times, CNN, PBS, RPR , almost the totality of NATO’s Media outlets.

This NATO Stratagem is relatively simple; it consists of an UP-SIDE-DOWN INSIDIOUS REPRESENTATIONS of Political Reality in Iran on both side (by the puppeteers and the Puppets). The position of the NATO countries and their Puppet Regime in Iran.

That is; both sides; NATO Member Countries, the PUPPETEERS OF Khomeini and now KHAMENEI’s regime, consisting of Mafia cliques and the Puppet regime itself, ruling Iran today, in their propaganda outlets, in control of NATO countries and in control of the regime, falsely and insidiously present each other as their enemy.

For example the use of the fake-nuclear issue which is utilized as a SMOKE-SCREEN to hide all the bad news about puppet regime in Iran and is a major part of this insidious “Stratagem”.

Fortunately (and unfortunately for the foreign powers original plotters of the Islamic Coup d’état of 11 February 1979 in Iran), today more than 90% of people in Iran, specially the educated class, have discovered and UNMASKED this 31-year old Insidious “Stratagem to subjugate Iranian people" and have been unmasked, exposed to the world, blown-up its cover and made this “Stratagem” totally ineffective, as a political deception strategy by major powers for the past 31 years.

 
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