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Pseudo-Protesters: Unquestioned

It would appear that the Iranian government is stirring up a little bit of Ye Olde Anti-American Sentiments amongst its people again—Here's a "spontaneous" protest outside of the United Nations accusing the United States of "delaying" the process of rebuilding Shi'ite shrines in Iraq. Of course, the Iranian government probably shouldn't be expected to inform its citizens that Iran had a hand in those bombings, but hey, that's okay:—Reuters doesn't think you need to know that, either.

Iranian men attend a protest in front of the United Nations office in northern Tehran November 9, 2007. They rallied on Friday over delays in the rebuilding of holy Shi'ite shrines in Iraq and have called on the U.N. to protect the shrines. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

I'll be rounding up pictures of this outrage du jour following the break.

Update: Curses yet again! I haven't seen a string of Dick-Dastardlys like this in a long while!

As J.C. has so helpfully pointed out, my statement above was incorrect. My apologies for the mistake—and thanks for keeping me on my toes, JC! Yes, I do usually fact-check things before I post them, but as you can tell, things occasionally fall through.

Update: Just keep in mind that Iran definitely has a hand in the chaos of Iraq. The extent of Iran's reach may be debatable, but they are definitely there with the intent of harming us.


I'm going to be splitting these photos into two groups in observation of the fact that these "tolerant" protests are gender-segregated.

REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

The Unclean

(Also known as "Women" in the civilised world.)

(AP Photo/Hasan Sarbakhshian)

REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

[Ed.:—Notice how Reuters doesn't see fit to identify what this headband is symbolic of?] REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

[Ed.:—Aww, how touching.] REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

[Ed.:—You think Morteza had to coach this girl a bit? I sure do.] REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN)

 Tags: morteza nikoubazl hasan sarbakhshian REUTERS AP #YourProtestStinks


#1 J.C. Wilmore 09-Nov-2007

Do you fact check your posts? Honestly.

The article you cite to in the bombing of the Golden Mosque is from right after the bombing, a day or two, before any real investigation was done.

After the bombing was properly investigated, it was clear that it was perpetrated by Al Quaeda in Iraq ("AQI").

That fact was acknowledged by President George W. Bush himself in a press conference held on August 21, 2006.

As everyone knows, AQI is a SUNNI militia group that has repeatedly threatened Iran to stay out of Iraq and stop supporting Iraqi Shia.

What is it with you and Reuters and why do you feel the need to post false and/or poorly researched posts attacking Reuters?
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