Iranian State Press Decries Mousavi and Protesters "Criminals and Terrorists"

Why does this sound familiar?

Hot off the presses from the WAPO.

Government media lashed out Sunday at Mousavi, suggesting that some of his actions were illegal and blaming "terrorists" for Saturday's violence, in which at least 100 people were injured.
Just in case you didn't believe it the first time, from Reuters.

The authorities have branded the protesters as "terrorists" and rioters. Tehran's police commander Azizullah Rajabzadeh warned police would "confront all gatherings and unrest with all its strength," the official IRNA news agency reported.
Time for me to enter the political fray. As I said above, "Why does this sound familiar?"

Oh, now I remember!

The Department of Defense has withdrawn a training manual question that linked protesters across the United States to terrorism, but there's evidence coming to light that describing Americans as terror suspects, or "low-level" terror suspects, is routine.
Now I am starting to understand why some people in America feel kindred to the demonstrators in Iran.

On a sidebar, Michael Rubin of the LA Times has a few interesting thoughts on why it will take more than protests to take down the Iranian regime, via the Middle East Forum.



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