Saturday, June 27, 2009

What Will the "Human Rights Groups" Say Now?

As I've gotten older I've become more jaded about the motives and actions of the so-called "human rights advocates" such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch. for the most part they poo-poo true human rights violations by the Islamic countries and the Islamic terrorists while focusing on far less egregious violations by western countries, particularly the USA.

Now it comes out that Iran is torturing protesters that I captures. You can be assured that this torture goes way beyond the sitting naked in a cold room or being slapped in the face and yelled at that Amnesty and others have accused the USA of doing at Gitmo. (Horrors!) Now I wonder if there will be international outcry and protests and cries of outrage directed at Iranian torture? Will the news media parade photo upon photo of the outrages of the Iranians? Will Amnesty and HRW demand severe punishment for the torturers? Doubtful. If anything, there will be tepid condemnation and not a peep of that condemnation will be reported in the media. Indeed, there won't be so much as a scintilla of the reporting on Iranian torture that we saw directed at the laughable mild "torture" inflicted by Americans. Indeed, when this news item was made public, most Americans never read about it in their newspapers or saw it on TV. If they did at all it was a news media outlet questioning the authenticity of the document.

Will there be any USA politicians who express outrage at Iranian torturers? Highly unlikely given the current administration's love affair with Iran. Remember that Obama had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the mildest of condemnation of the Iranian crackdown.

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