Here are some pictures from the memorial for the political prisoners who were massacred in 1988. As usual the regime made it extremely difficult for the families to gather, but they climbed walls and walked through through tunnels to get to the cemetary. As most of you know a brutal massacure took place in 1988 where thousands of political prisoners were executed following a 3 minute trial/sentencing. The exact number of prisoners that were murdered is not known, but some say it was as much as 10,000 people. It is important to remember this day, to make sure that we never allow such attrocity to take place in the future.








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    Fighting enemies without, and within
    By Martin L. Gross
    September 22, 2006


    The coming November election may well be the most important political contest of our history.
    It is surely the most significant election since Lincoln's second term race in 1864 against the Democratic candidate, failed Union Gen. George B. McClellan, who sought a compromise peace with the slaveholding Confederacy.
    Lincoln took only 55 percent of the vote, and even lost New Jersey to the appeaser. Had McClellan won, America might today be half slave and half free, and history would have sadly been turned on its head.
    This November, we face another decisive contest, one in which the Democratic Party again threatens the security of the United States. Once more, the Democrats seek a so-called peace based on isolationism and defeatism.
    Should the Democrats take the House in November, California's Nancy Pelosi will become House speaker, and our security will be subordinate to partisan politics.
    Domestically, the Democratic Party intends to repeal the Patriot Act. This will surely dilute our terrorist intelligence, which has been largely responsible for the miraculous record of not suffering a single attack since September 11, 2001. Internationally, the consequences will be as tragic, and perhaps more so.
    The best that can be said for the Democrats' foreign policy is that it is naive, even foolish. At worst, it aims to weaken our security and reduce America's role in the world, making it subservient to a United Nations controlled by China and Russia.
    The Democrats do not want to understand the importance of a victory in Iraq. True, we did not find the weapons of mass destruction world intelligence believed we would. But now that we are there, victory is essential for geopolitical stability and to win the war against Muslim extremism. If we leave Iraq prematurely, as Democrats Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Carl Levin, John Murtha, Barbara Boxer, et al., insist, we will face unimagined dire consequences.
    A bloody religious civil war will break out between the Sunnis and Shi'ities. Iran will intervene on behalf of their fellow Shi'ities, and once victorious in America's absence, will take virtual control of Iraq. As the new power in the region, they will even threaten our strategic place in Afghanistan.
    What will the Democrats do? Only offer more defeatism and isolationism to play to the fears of the American people.
    Iran is the ultimate enemy. With the Democrats controlling the purse strings in the House, America will be powerless to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb. How will the president receive congressional approval for action to destroy Iran's nuclear sites before it is too late? Must he risk impeachment to defend America?
    Democratic control of the House will halt American security in its tracks. Already, a California Democratic congresswoman is calling for surrender, claiming the administration is exaggerating the Iranian nuclear threat.
    Anonymous said...
    Fighting enemies without, and within
    By Martin L. Gross
    September 22, 2006


    The coming November election may well be the most important political contest of our history.
    It is surely the most significant election since Lincoln's second term race in 1864 against the Democratic candidate, failed Union Gen. George B. McClellan, who sought a compromise peace with the slaveholding Confederacy.
    Lincoln took only 55 percent of the vote, and even lost New Jersey to the appeaser. Had McClellan won, America might today be half slave and half free, and history would have sadly been turned on its head.
    This November, we face another decisive contest, one in which the Democratic Party again threatens the security of the United States. Once more, the Democrats seek a so-called peace based on isolationism and defeatism.
    Should the Democrats take the House in November, California's Nancy Pelosi will become House speaker, and our security will be subordinate to partisan politics.
    Domestically, the Democratic Party intends to repeal the Patriot Act. This will surely dilute our terrorist intelligence, which has been largely responsible for the miraculous record of not suffering a single attack since September 11, 2001. Internationally, the consequences will be as tragic, and perhaps more so.
    The best that can be said for the Democrats' foreign policy is that it is naive, even foolish. At worst, it aims to weaken our security and reduce America's role in the world, making it subservient to a United Nations controlled by China and Russia.
    The Democrats do not want to understand the importance of a victory in Iraq. True, we did not find the weapons of mass destruction world intelligence believed we would. But now that we are there, victory is essential for geopolitical stability and to win the war against Muslim extremism. If we leave Iraq prematurely, as Democrats Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Carl Levin, John Murtha, Barbara Boxer, et al., insist, we will face unimagined dire consequences.
    A bloody religious civil war will break out between the Sunnis and Shi'ities. Iran will intervene on behalf of their fellow Shi'ities, and once victorious in America's absence, will take virtual control of Iraq. As the new power in the region, they will even threaten our strategic place in Afghanistan.
    What will the Democrats do? Only offer more defeatism and isolationism to play to the fears of the American people.
    Iran is the ultimate enemy. With the Democrats controlling the purse strings in the House, America will be powerless to stop Iran from developing a nuclear bomb. How will the president receive congressional approval for action to destroy Iran's nuclear sites before it is too late? Must he risk impeachment to defend America?
    Democratic control of the House will halt American security in its tracks. Already, a California Democratic congresswoman is calling for surrender, claiming the administration is exaggerating the Iranian nuclear threat.

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