Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Iran Wants To Take A Shot At The Syrian Protesters--Literally

Till now, the reports about Iranian aid to help Assad handle the protesters has been limited to sending riot control equipment and intelligence monitoring techniques.

Now there are indications that Iran is taking a more active role as there are Iran snipers in Syria as part of crackdown:

Iranian snipers have been deployed in Syria as part of an increasingly brutal crackdown on protests against the rule of President Bashar al-Assad, according to a former member of the regime's secret police.

The officer, speaking on condition of anonymity to avoid reprisals, crossed the border into Turkey last week after being ordered to shoot to kill, bringing with him sickening details of increasingly desperate measures to end five months of demonstrations. He said he had beaten prisoners and fired on protesters in Damascus. At times during the past two months he was aware of Iranian troops – confirmed by senior officers – alongside his team in the Syrian capital.

This from the same Iran that has helpfully cautioned Great Britain to be care not to use violence when dealing with the riots there.

Considering the fact that the West has done just about everything possible to restrain Iran from building nuclear reactors, it's hard to imagine that it can do anything now to prevent Iranian snipers from killing unarmed protesters in Syria.

And just as the UN Human Rights Council has failed to address the approximately 1,700 protesters killed so far, it is equally unlikely it will deal with Iran's complicity with those killings.

And who can blame them--Israel is building houses.

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