General Iran Hostage-Taker Defends Massacre of Protesters

Iran Hostage-Taker Defends Massacre of Protesters


One of the people responsible for taking U.S. embassy staff hostage in 1979 has, frankly unsurprisingly, defended the arbitrary murders of pro-democracy protesters in the November 2019 uprising.

The Vice President for Women and Family Affairs, Masoumeh Ebtekar, who served as the spokesperson for the hostage-takers 41 years ago today, defended the Governor of Quds Town, near Tehran, for ordering the security forces to open fire on peaceful protesters because they were “terrorists” who had “stormed the governorate.”

The so-called “reformist” official,  was known as “Sister Mary” during the hostage crisis, a real example of terrorists storming a government building, which she called a “unique and special” action. Ebtekar then proceeded to portray the security of the government as the security of the people in her defense of the indefensible.

Iran’s Hostage-Taking Government Only Responds to Firmness

“In that incident, there were a number of protesters and a limited number of terrorist gunmen who attacked the arsenal and the city defense center. She [the Quds governor] said: ‘I should defend people’s privacy and security,’” Ebtekar said.

Of course, the people were not in danger from protesters – they were the protesters. The only thing in danger was the continued rule of the Islamic Republic; after all, protesters were chanting “Death to the dictator” and marching on oppressive centers during a protest that began over a fuel price-hike. It was very clear that they were targeting the ayatollahs, who had essentially spent 40 years covering the country in gasoline before dropping a lit match on it.

Some 1,500 protesters across the country were killed in the streets by security forces in just a few days after Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei ordered the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and the State Security Forces (SSF) to open fire, something first reported by the Iranian Resistance and then confirmed by Reuters.

Ebtekar’s comments, alongside authorities’ other recent actions, like appointing ruthless SSF commander Colonel Alireza Daliri, who massacred the people of Kurdistan in the 1980s, as SSF head in Kermanshah province, show that the government is terrified of another round of nationwide protests. They are using oppression to counter rebellion, often under the pretext of coronavirus protections.

IRGC commander Hossein Salami recently ordered his troops to “search all houses” to find and isolate those with Covid-19 but in essence, this was about arresting and/or scaring potential protesters.

“The regime has not been able nor willing to resolve the economic and social crisis, which resulted in the November 2019 uprising. Now the COVID-19 crisis and its rising death toll, which is a byproduct of the regime’s inaction and cover-up, has increased the society’s restiveness,” the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) wrote.

Iran: People No Longer Tolerate Current Governing System

Latest news

Tehran Unofficially Increases the Price of Bread and Eggs

According to Iranian state media outlets, the price of bread and eggs have practically increased despite officials’ claims. On...

Rouhani Claims Iran COVID Daily Deaths Are Less Than 100

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday that deaths from Coronavirus in Iran were less than 100 per day, but...

Iran Faces Blackouts and Air Pollution

In recent weeks, Iranian citizens have faced unprecedented power outages, leading Iran’s capital and major cities to darkness. In...

FBI Arrests Tehran’s Agent

An agent for the Iranian government was arrested at his home in Watertown, Massachusetts, on Monday, after ten years...

Europe Condemns Iran’s Nuclear Moves but Further Action Is Needed

Britain, France, and Germany, who are the three European signatories to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, sent out a...

Iran’s Misery Index Could Be 70 Percent

Iran’s currency has plummeted in the past decade thanks to inflation and negative economic growth, meaning that the people’s...

Must read

India’s Iranian oil imports more than halve in June -trade

Reuters: India's imports of crude oil from Iran more...

Iran shuts down opposition newspaper

Iran Focus Tehran, 21 Jun - Iranian police shut...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you