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  1. Liverlips McCracken

    Liverlips McCracken GoComics PRO Member said, 6 days ago

    That’s justice in a theocracy.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 days ago

    There are other stories. For those who watch Press TV, they keep talking about the Iranian Shahrzad Mirgholikhan,

    who was imprisoned in the US on trumped-up charges of allegedly trying to smuggle US-made defense articles into Iran. She was framed and she fought hard to clear her name and regain her freedom. She is now back in her homeland with haunting memories that are still with her to this day.

    Was Shahrzad guilty as sin and justly imprisoned for five years, and is Jason Rezaian innocent as a newborn babe and unjustly imprisoned by the Ayatollahs?


    And is there any way to find out what the truth is? (I’d link to Nights in White Satin, but I understand that’s no longer allowed.)

  3. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    When the USA stops leading the world in the percentage of citizens in jail, then we’ve got some moral authority in these matters. Until then, its like the USSR fussing over the Rosenberg executions. Very like that.

  4. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    What about Saeed Abedini? Oh wait….he’s a Christian so it doesn’t matter to the left wing agenda….never mind….

  5. DaBoogadie

    DaBoogadie said, 5 days ago

    @sueamarlucan

    Do you think that it was the left wing agenda that made him break Iranian law. Or, did he not know that he was.

  6. denis1112

    denis1112 said, 5 days ago

    Press TV. An Iranian government news organization
    I just bet they were trumped up charges.
    Ms. Mirgholikhan pled guilty to trying to export the same 3000 night vision goggles from Austria to Iran, she exported from the U.S. to Austria.

  7. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    “Liverlips”; exactly the reason for Article VI in the body of the Constitution, and the First Amendment to make NO religion created by or supported by the government a possiblity in the United States.


    How many of our “friends” have also long suppressed a free press?


    Protecting and defending dogma, “conservatism”, is by it’s very nature a danger “liberalism” opposes, by definition. Aligning these terms to any political party over history is proven inaccurate, just like attempting same with religions.


    Which, by their nature, Abrahamic religions are ALL “conservative”, and proved more than willing to suppress freedom of thought, let alone “press”.

  8. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 5 days ago

    Yes, Press TV is the Iranian propaganda channel.


    When I was a boy, those with short wave radios could listen to Soviet Propaganda (we didn’t have a short wave, but I heard about Soviet Propaganda from US News reports and friends with short wave radios). Now, I can listen to Russian propaganda, Chinese propaganda, and Iranian propaganda. Times change.


    Iran says Shahrzad was unjustly imprisoned in violation of international law and all human rights, while Rezaian was convicted under the just and impartial Iranian law of a heinous offence. The US says Shahrzad was convicted by the just and impartial US law of a heinous offence, while Rezaian was convicted by a kangaroo court on patently false charges that violate the principles of international law.


    Could it be that both were unjustly convicted? Could it be that both were justly convicted?


    ‘Just what the truth is, I can’t say any more.’—The Moody Blues

  9. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    @DaBoogadie

    I don’t know, but is one person more important because a ‘journalist’ broke Iranian law than if a Christian that was visiting and reportedly, not proven, preaching the word? The family he and his family were visiting says that he was not out on the street preaching, just talking in their home about his experiences, so what did he do that broke the law except to be a Christian in a regime that does not like Christians? What did the ‘journalist’ do to get himself in trouble if that is how you want to look at it. Did he start interviewing people on the street? Did he ask the wrong questions? Just what is it that makes the journalist more innocent in his incarceration than a visiting Christian in a country known to hate anything at any given time?

  10. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    The one that the huffpo and the nyt keeps talking about. I’m not sure which is more of a myth; the right wing agenda or the left wing agenda…but the subject seems to get attention when brought up. Got everyone’s attention that there was more than one innocent person being held unjustly, didn’t it.

  11. sueamarlucan

    sueamarlucan GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Oh…and one more thing…you jump so high when the words ‘left wing agenda’ are spoken or printed but aren’t you the cute little demon that is sure to put that little spin of spelling it “Reich” wing agenda….you know, like you are implying any conservative leaning to the right type of opinion is strait out of the 3rd Riech in Deutschland. Naw, no malicious bias from you, right?

  12. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    @sueamarlucan

    Advocating any religion or asking any person to become other than Muslim is against the law in virtually all Muslim countries.
    This LARGE group of Christians arrested in Saudi count as persecuted?
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2756134/Dozens-Christians-including-women-children-arrested-Saudi-Arabia-tip-state-s-Islamist-police-force.html

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      Does Saudi get a pass as an ally?

  13. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    @sueamarlucan

    Seems to me that’s a case of get what you give. Want me to lay out a few choice quotes from the cons here over the last year?

  14. aattarian

    aattarian said, 5 days ago

    @sueamarlucan

    So what is the “left wing agenda” or would you rather spar about semantics?

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, 5 days ago

    Could it be that both were unjustly convicted? Could it be that both were justly convicted?

    ‘Just what the truth is, I can’t say any more.’—The Moody Blues
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    That is my dilemma too.

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