Another day


On Saturday, protesters with Iran’s MEK Freedom Movement took to the streets in Tehran to protest after Iran’s government admitted having shot down a Ukrainian plane by mistake, killing 176 people on board. Iran’s government claimed that the U.S. airstrike killing Quds Force leader Qasem Soleimani had united the country, but the protests disproved that narrative.

“Protests erupt against the Revolutionary Guards at Amir-Kabir University in Tehran due to authorities’ incompetence and negligence after the recent plane crash that killed more than 176 people,” Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad reported on Twitter. “Some people had claimed Iranians were united after [Soleimani]’s death. Think again.”

“‘IRGC, shame on you. Let go of our country’ – chants at [Iran protests] today in Tehran’s Amirkabir University after the Revolutionary Guards admit to shooting down a [Ukrainian plane],” M. Hanif Jazayeri, an Iranian journalist based in Britain, tweeted. He summarized remarks from National Council of Resistance of Iran leader Maryam Rajavi, who called the plane crash “a great crime that Iran’s people will neither forgive nor forget.”

WaPo: Targeting civilians and cultural sites is what terrorists do. It’s a war crime,” tweeted Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate. Apparently some folks like Orange Man’s ideas better than the US media and politicians.

One Response to “Another day”

  1. Aggie Says:

    So, targeting cultural sites is what terrorists do. Got it, thanks. Now: About Mt. Vernon and all those Civil War Statues……

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