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Originally posted by budski
These people hate being criticised?
How quickly we forget.
"Don't taze me Bro!"
Look it up, then get sanctimonious.
Talk about hypocrisy and double standards
The guys has actually been freed now, unharmed, so where's the story about the big, bad mullahs and the brutality of the regime?
With that in mind, how brave is it really?
Originally posted by john124
4 days to go till the day when khamenei will wish he had never woken up from his coma!!!
Iranian opposition leader Mir Hossein Musavi appeared to urge his supporters on October 31 to take part in rallies on November 4 marking the 30th anniversary of the student seizure of the U.S. embassy in Tehran.