Iran’s "Blogfather" Facing Possible Execution

Friday, September 24, 2010

Transcript

Citizen-journalist Hossein Derakhshan – who helped inspire a network of dissident bloggers throughout the Iranian diaspora – was arrested in 2008 in Iran and is now on trial facing a number of charges, including "creating propaganda against the Islamic regime." Newsweek correspondent Maziar Bahari, who was himself imprisoned and tortured in Iran for four months last year and then released, tells us that Derakhshan might not be so lucky.

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Comments [3]

Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Gee, the German & Japanese people must have thought us really weak when we rehabilitated their world's after we carpet bombed them in WWII.

Again, Law & Order, another arm of the MSM - their drama wing - has long dealt with the rise of blood-curdling Latin gangs in and out of our own prison system and has accurately portrayed their reach into our society. By the way, why are our weapons in their hands?

Why was there an Iran-Contra arms for weapons deal? When did the coddling of that dictatorship begin and/or end or of the Iran dictatorship before that?

There's more than enough blame to spread around and we have no idea of how our public posture comports with the nation's private, clandestine activity.

Sep. 30 2010 03:01 AM
Chris Gray from New Haven, CT

Gee, the German & Japanese people must have thought us really weak when we rehabilitated their world's after we carpet bombed them in WWII.

Again, Law & Order, another arm of the MSM - their drama wing - has long dealt with the rise of blood-curdling Latin gangs in and out of our own prison system and has accurately portrayed their reach into our society. By the way, why are our weapons in their hands?

Why was there an Iran-Contra arms for weapons deal? When did the coddling of that dictatorship begin and/or end or of the Iran dictatorship before that?

There's more than enough blame to spread around and we have no idea of how our public posture comports with the nation's private, clandestine activity.

Sep. 30 2010 03:01 AM
Just a Thought

As was recently mentioned on OTM regarding conservative bloggers, "...in a world of Twitter and Facebook, tech-savvy ideologues can do what presidents have always dreamed of – ignore the filter of the so-called mainstream media".

"Tech-savvy insulter of religious sanctity" as the Iranian mullahs might call people like "The Blogfather" have not ignored the MSM as much of the MSM seem to have ignored them since their plight runs contrary to the liberal media narrative and President Obama's "extended hand" outreach to the Iranian oligarchs rather than Iranian dissidents as he displayed recently at the United Nations.
Media and government extending hands to despots in Tehran or organized crime in Juarez will show only weakness to those who see weakness as being the only unforgivable crime.

Sep. 27 2010 09:28 AM

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