Friday, June 03, 2011

A "spontaneous" rally in Iran

For humor, it's really hard to beat the Iranian FARS news agency.

Here's a short article from today:

Scores of Iranian students staged a rally in front of the UN office in Tehran to protest at the massacre of peaceful protestors in Bahrain and Yemen other Islamic countries in the region.

The students chanted various slogans such as 'Allaho Akbar', 'Down with the USA', 'Down with the Zionist regime' to voice their support for people in Bahrain and other Islamic countries.

The protesting students asked UN and the international community to take legal measures against the ongoing crimes in Bahrain and other Islamic countries.

Iranians from all walks of life have staged numerous rallies during the last few weeks to shout their support for the popular uprisings in the Middle-East and North Africa and to condemn suppression of peaceful protests by dictatorial regimes in the region.
How exactly does chanting "Down with the USA" and "Down with the Zionist regime" show support for Bahrainis?

And why, one wonders, are there no rallies in Iran to support the Syrians against their oppressive regime that is killing them by the hundreds?