Jun 22 2009
Finally we may be seeing the signs of the collapse of the ugly, bloody regime of Iran. I have said for days if the military balks at killing its sons and daughters, neighbors, friends, etc, that would signal the end of the Iranian thugocracy. Here are my fingers crossed we may have crossed that line:
A commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has been arrested for refusing to obey Iran’s Supreme Leader, according to reports from the Balatarin website.
General Ali Fazli, who was recently appointed as a commander of the Revolutionary Guards in the province of Tehran, is reported to have been arrested after he refused to carry out orders from the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei to use force on people protesting the controversial re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
I think it is safe to say all of us our haunted by the images of young Neda dying in the streets of Tehran. I cannot help but envision the faces of my children in Neda’s dying eyes. I cannot help but feel the rage of a parent at the senselessness of this death. I doubt I am alone, even within the borders of Iran. I hope I am not.
Update: More on Neda Soltan at Fox News.Â
Protesters in Iran are hailing 26-year-old Neda Soltan as a martyr after graphic videos of her apparent murder at a protest in Tehran hit the Internet. Iran experts say images of her bloody death have galvanized the country and that mourning for her â€” which has been banned by authorities â€” will bring deeper unrest.
“Neda,” whose identity could not be verified by FOXNews.com, was reportedly gunned down by paramilitary police Saturday during protests in the capital city.
My previous posts on Neda: