Iran: Rouhani promises people “completely free to express criticism,” then security forces murder 12 people
A leaked report provided to Fox News shows how Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei met with political leaders and heads of the country’s security forces to discuss how to tamp down on the deadly nationwide protests.
The report covered several meetings up to December 31 and was provided to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) from what it said were high level sources from within the regime.
The meeting notes, which have been translated into English from Farsi, said the unrest has hurt every sector of the country’s economy and “threatens the regime’s security. The first step, therefore, is to find a way out of this situation.”
The report added, “Religious leaders and the leadership must come to the scene as soon as possible and prevent the situation (from) deteriorating further.” It continued, “God help us, this is a very complex situation and is different from previous occasions.”
As the protests continue to spread, the total number dead rose Monday to at least 13, including a police officer shot and killed with a hunting rifle in the central city of Najafabad.
According to NCRI sources and reports from within Iran, at least 40 cities across Iran witnessed protests Monday, including in the capital city of Tehran. These reports state that slogans heard included “Death to the dictator,” and “the leader lives like God while the people live like beggars.”
Melbourne authorities have installed a Diversity Protection System (DPS) in the CBD to warn revellers against Random Acts of Violence by the Mentally Unstable (RAVMU’s) this New Year’s Eve, and into the future. The XYZ spoke to a senior figure in the Victorian government about the boosted security:
XYZ: What is the main purpose of the DPS?
VicGov: To protect our diversity in the unlikely event of a RAVMU occurring. Obviously, we have a great deal of empathy for the mentally unstable, but we can’t allow them to threaten our diversity, because diversity is our strength.
XYZ: How will the DPS protect our diversity?
VicGov: In the unlikely event of a RAVMU occurring, loudspeakers will blare “Run away! Run away!” all over the CBD, interspersed with the message “This has nothing to do with diversity!”
XYZ: Are the large number of heavily armed police deployed throughout the CBD intended to protect our diversity as well?
VicGov: Yes, but in addition they are there so we can praise the swift response of emergency services in the unlikely event of a RAVMU. Our emergency services generally attract the most competent and patriotic Australians to serve and protect the Australian people. Given that government tends to attract the least competent and patriotic, we need these brave men to make it look like we give a stuff about the average Aussie.
XYZ: Are there any additional procedures in place to protect our diversity?
VicGov: Obviously, it is standard procedure to rule out terrorism as the cause of a RAVMU at the earliest possible juncture, preferably at the first contact between any government official or employee and the media. From there, we seek access to a RAVMU’s personal and medical history so we can declare them mentally unstable as soon as possible.
XYZ: Thank you for your time.
VicGov: You’re welcome. Happy Holidays.
Germany: “Right-Wing” Politicians Find Their Cars Burned