Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Iranian "democrats" lynch a Basij

Iranian democracy in action: watch this video of a presumed Basij getting lynched by a "freedom-loving" mob:

There is a reason for the hate that this crowed feels for the putative Basij. The Basij are a voluntary force, nominally subordinated to the Pasdaran, but in reality pretty much autonomous. It is a paramilitary force really composed of low-level supporters of the regime. The Basij did play a key role in suppressing the pro-Mousavi demonstrations in 2009. I can't say that it breaks my heart to see a Basij getting a taste of the kind of treatment they themselves are used to give the opponents of the regime. My point in posting this video here is to show that the Iranian democrats are no different in their own methods from the Basij they hate so much.