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the police in the US are behaving just like the Basij in Iran. They are not there "To Serve and To Protect" the people, but to serve and protect the 1%. In Iran the 1% are the clergy and their cronies. In the US the 1% are bankers and their cronies.

let's call the US police force by their rightful name: The American Basij.

Iranian Basij

American Basij:

Iranian protester:

American protester:

Iranian protester

American protester:

It is time the American people start asking the same question that Iranians have been asking:

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  •  Overbaked. (1+ / 0-)
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    angry marmot

    American poice aren't going around breaking legs, they're not gunning people down in the streets, not trying to run them down with motorcycles, not chasing them into alleys and beating them, not taking them, without charge, to secret prisons where they're being tortured.

    Police are always heavy-handed. That's a fact. There's no value in making ridiculous comparisons.

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    by FischFry on Fri Nov 18, 2011 at 04:52:16 PM PST

    •  do u read the news? (1+ / 0-)
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      pushing people off of a ledge, shooting them with rubber bullets (just wait, the rubber will come off), running lawyer over with motorcycle. 2 American citizens (themselves FBI agents) have been tortured.

      The value of the comparison is to show that we are on the slippery slope to end up like Iran. The facade of democracy and freedom will rapidly disappear. we already have the patriot act.

    •  Hear, hear... (0+ / 0-)

      The rhetorical excesses and ridiculousness undermine some of the valid critiques.

      Real stupidity beats artificial intelligence every time. (Terry Pratchett)

      by angry marmot on Sat Nov 19, 2011 at 05:48:05 AM PST

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