Friday, 12 February 2010

Shah inconsequential-wannabe: "Dad did not kill as many as you say he did ..."


Q: In the lead-up to the 1979 Islamic Revolution, thousands of protesters were killed in the streets by your father's regime. Is history repeating itself?

A: The extent of victims was definitely much more limited than what you indicated. My father voluntarily left the country to avoid bloodshed. He ordered the Army not to engage in skirmishes with the population. The transition happened rather peacefully. The difference now is the regime is calling on all possible coercive forces including civilian guns-for-hire. They are trying to hang on more violently as we go along. But despite the crackdown, you must admire the degree of discipline for people not to retaliate with violence. That's amazing.

Posted by G, Z, or B at 6:54 PM
River to Sea
 Uprooted Palestinian

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