April 20, 2003

Iranian blogger/journalist arrested

The Iranian government continues to dig themselves into a hole; now they have gone and arrested a journalist and blogger who was well-known and popular in that country. The excuse the authorities gave for the arrest sounds like the usual compendium of totalitarian weasel words: "threatening the national security by giving interviews to Persian language radios outside Iran, wrtiting articles both in newspapers and his weblog." Yeah, words threaten governments who are losing their hold on power. Sounds like they are taking the Castro route of reaction to the success of the US and its allies in Iraq. But unlike Castro, the Iranian government doesn't have a contingent of leftist celebrity twits to defend their every move.

Posted by Andrea Harris at April 20, 2003 11:51 AM

Don't worry Andrea, they will. The minute the US makes angry noises at the Ayatollahs Babs, Sean Penn, Noam Chomsky, Nancy Pelosi and their friends will suddenly discover how evil it is that the US should object to a major supporter of terrorist groups, and loudly announce their support for Iran's tormenters.

Posted by: Michael Lonie at April 20, 2003 at 07:51 PM