Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Protester jumps on Ahmadinejad's car in Bandar-Abbas
During a tour of the southern city of Bandar-Abbas earlier this week President Ahmadinejad Ahmadinejad's open-topped car was as shown by the above video Iranians banging on his car protesting amongst other things the economy and the declining standards of living within the country.
The two most noticeable examples were of an old man and a veiled woman. The man shouted at him stating that he was a pensioner and that he was hungry, he proceeded to bang on the cars bonnet whilst Ahmadinejad ignored him. Soon after supporters of Ahmadinejad drowned out his wails. However moments later the veiled woman climbed up on the roof of Amadinejad's car and proceeded to quickly address him. She was last seen in the video stepping into the back seat with the presidents entourage.
Posted by Paul Iddon at 7:48 PM
Labels: Ahmadinejad, Bandar-Abbas, Iran economy, Iran politics
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Our Secret Service doesn't allow such public closeness in open transit, but a similar thing happened to President Carter in 1979 (I think it was), for similar reasons.
If that was the "land of the free" those people would have been tazed, tacked and hogtied if not killed long before they got close to that car. What a president who listens directly to his fellow countrymen.
I'm afraid Western sanctions are gonna be the cause of death for many thousands of Iranians in the coming years just like it did to the Iraqi people prior to the invasion. It's a dirty, immoral, and brutal way of conducting a conflict. In the words of Madelein Albright when asked whether it was worth sanctioning Iraq to the point of starvation - she answered "It was worth it".
These 2 people shall be heard and tonight they shall be sleeping in their beds. Even the staunchest anti Iranian ex-Iranians would agree.
In Europe somebody told Sarkozey to bugger off in the open on TV and he has disappearded.
Somewhat biased reporting there, don't ya think? There were only two obvious protesters (old man and young lady) and the rest could just as well have been supporters.
Try pulling of a stunt like that in the US and you would be lucky to survive the incident.
The fact that Ahmadinejad travels across Iran (and the rest of the world) in such an open and relatively unguarded manner speaks volumes about how he is perceived by ordinary people.
Getting close to, and speaking with, the president is an aspect of democracy neglected by the biased media.
Anon 8:44 PM
Was this what you're recollecting?
Anon 11:42 PM
Anon 3:10 AM
Anon 3:54 AM
Are you referring to my reporting on the incident as being biased or the way it has been reported elsewhere?
If it was my post could you please let me know what it is you find biased about this report.
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