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2009-06-21 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Basij can't round up wounded at Embassies
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#1 Since when does the Iranian government care about the sovereignty of foreign Embassies?
Posted by Lone Ranger 2009-06-21 00:35||   2009-06-21 00:35|| Front Page Top

#2 Someone want to translate this? I have no idea what it means.
Posted by gromky 2009-06-21 00:48||   2009-06-21 00:48|| Front Page Top

#3 gromky -- I'll take a try at what this means -- We Americans, as Lone Ranger stated, after the Iranians held our Embassy personnel for 444 days, are not sure that the Iranian government cares about the sovereignty of foreign Embassies ---

With that in mind, this Tweet (Twitter) is telling those wounded by the brutality of this government, to get to an Embassy, any country's Embassy --- there are dozens of Embassies in Tehran -- some will be helpful, taking in the wounded. Smart move as there are countires willing to help.

The Iranian gov't will need lots of riot control forces, etc, to cover all those Embassies. They took one once, a powerful one, granted, but it will put their butal forces to task to take over dozens. And even more forces to keep wounded Iranians from entering an Embassy and get out those already inside, seeking asylum.

With the Embassies helping, they are showing a face of freedom, willing to help the Iranian people in their quest of "Let freedom reign."

Here's hoping your question was just a "Rantburg Snark," seeking the honor of "Snark of the Day."
Posted by Sherry">Sherry  2009-06-21 01:49||   2009-06-21 01:49|| Front Page Top

#4 Basij haven't been armed with revolvers until this uprising. Somone is afraid of the people.
Posted by Uloluns Scourge of the Bunions1692 2009-06-21 05:14||   2009-06-21 05:14|| Front Page Top

#5 Well, if I wanted to read twitter jargon, I'd read twitter. This is just chatter and it's not even signed.
Posted by gromky 2009-06-21 08:16||   2009-06-21 08:16|| Front Page Top

#6 gromky, you mean that your posts here are signed with your real name? ;)

That being said....there have also been reports that the Basij have been arresting people who show up at the hospitals to be treated for their injuries.

I wonder how safe the embassy option is, too, especially considering that Dinnerjacket was one of the leaders of the American Embassy takeover (if my memory serves me correctly.)
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2009-06-21 09:39||   2009-06-21 09:39|| Front Page Top

#7 Gromky, this is more like the intel intercepts certain US agencies get than anything you are likely to see.

We are very fortunate that info like this is getting out. It presents the really valuable stuff: what is in the minds of the rebels, and what they think they know.

Its the fragments like this that form the mosaic for good intelligence analysts, and some of these may end up being key puzzle pieces when compared to the really juicy stuff (Intercepts fo the government forces).

And, by the way, this is a pretty significant piece of info. It fits with and gives credibility to the "RUMINT" that claim the Baseej are taking wounded from the regular hospitals and executing them.

Posted by OldSpook 2009-06-21 10:33||   2009-06-21 10:33|| Front Page Top

#8 OldSpook: the Basiji are indeed grabbing wounded protesters from hospitals. That was confirmed by a Canadian journalist.

There was, on IRANELECTION#, a list of embassies that were sheltering wounded protesters. The list was complete with addresses so that protesters would know exactly where to go.

I suspect the embassies will patch them up and then try to slip them out the back door.
Posted by Steve White 2009-06-21 10:50||   2009-06-21 10:50|| Front Page Top

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