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Reporting from Berlin -- For people around the globe, the images of club-wielding men on motorcycles beating demonstrators on the streets of Tehran was just another case of brutality in a far-off land.
But as he watched the violence of recent weeks unfold on television and YouTube, Amir Farshad Ebrahimi, an exiled Iranian, recognized some of the attackers.
They were once good friends.
His life, encapsulating the betrayals and disappointments that followed Iran's tumultuous revolution 30 years ago, as well as the hopes and fears of Iranians now living abroad, had come full circle.
Originally posted by SR
Whinge whinge whine, ex communist moaning cause he got screwed over by the animal he and his buddies aided and unleashed upon the country against the shah.
Not quite the great revolution he thought it would be i imagine, or his mates that weren't so lucky to escape and where either shot or are still in jail thanks to the kanagaroo trails.
Let that be a lesson to all communist sympathisers around the world who think Islam is their friend and wants to help them with their 'revolution'. Soon their won't be any places to run or hide too like this chap has managed.