Mousavi and now Karoubi have been under siege – a blockade – on their homes for weeks (and days) respectively.
Their daughters have written a letter, petrified for their parents’ well being: the lights in the house never turn on. Who knows where they really are? Or what they’re being fed? What treatment they are getting? Are they even dead or alive?
When the daughers have approached the MASKED security forces to inquire about their parents, to inquire about the warrant that has been issued for their arrest, they have heard in response: “it’s none of your business where the warrant is or who it comes from. Get out of there.”
Video of Mousavi’s house:
A photo of the iron door that is said to have been built by security forces:
And the vans that had blocked the house before the door was built (probably from the other side of the street):
The outrageous, heinous nature of this blockade is preposterous. I am really at a loss for words. Just when you think the fascists couldn’t come up with a more heinous plan, they outdo themselves. At least with political prisoners, they have to acknowledge that they have been imprisoned. With this, they don’t even have to acknowledge the existence of these folks.
Just like they erase the identity of the dead, they erase the identity … the very existence … of anyone they choose. They don’t even have to go through the trouble of imprisoning them in their torture chambers or trying them in their sham courts.
They just erase them. It’s that simple. It’s an assassination without bullets. Just as violent and bloody and macabre, just without the guns. (sarcastically) It seems that it is the hardliners that have taken “nonviolence” to heart.
The only other time that I remember such preposterous assassinations was when the Arafat compound in Ramallah was put under a blockade by Sharon.
[From Life Magazine: Israeli tanks continue to hold their positions within the West Bank headquarter compound of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat March 31, 2002 in Ramallah. Arafat remains confined to his offices for a third straight day following a military seige by Israeli Defense Forces into the compound with tanks and ground troops.]
And the illegal wall in the West Bank gobbling up more Palestanian land:
This is not meant to compare Arafat with Iran’s opposition leaders, or Palestine with Iran. But I dont have in recent memory any other governments that have done the unthinkable. That have stolen land and annihilated people without even going about it in the violent ways we are all too used to (although Israel certainly made up for that in “Operation Cast Lead”). And even then, the tanks outside Arafat’s compound were a testament to what was being done. The wall has been the subject of films, vidoes, photography, etc. With this blockade, all we have is a small cell phone shot. Two in fact. And that’s it.
In fact, maybe we were the ones who were wrong all the time? Maybe were the ones who are becoming dellusional? The prime minister during the period of war in Iran was probably someone else. A certain Ramin Mousavi maybe? The elections in 2009 went well and life went back to normal stupid! Mir Hossein or Karoubi who? What opposition? Are you hallucinating?
I bet it’s just all the hallucinatory pills Ghadafi claims Libyan protesters are taking in their Nescafé … now poured into our Persian tea.