MIDDLE EAST COVERAGE
How Tasergate Plays In Iran [Greg Pollowitz]
Maybe we can taser Ahamadinejad. From Iran's Press TV:
American-style 'freedom of speech'
Sat, 22 Sep 2007 04:01:48
A video showing US police assaulting a student during john Kerry's speech in Constitutional Day has sparked outrage among rights activists.
At the conclusion of Kerry's speech at the University of Florida in Gainesville on September 17, Andrew Meyer, a 21-year old journalism student was selected by the Senator to ask a question.
He asked why Kerry had conceded the election so quickly when there had been so many obvious examples of vote fraud, and that why Kerry was refusing to consider Bush's impeachment when Bush was about to initiate another act of military aggression, this time against Iran.
Just after the questions, Police assaulted and threw Meyer to the floor, tasered him right in front of Senator Kerry and the large student audience. Meyer is jailed on a charge of “disrupting a public event.”
John Kerry has widely criticized for not reacting to such a brutal behavior in response to a question in Constitutional Day, the day of freedom of speech.
“The question we should all ask is why did a US Senator just stand there while Gestapo goons violated the constitutional rights of a student participating in a public event, brutalized him in full view of everyone, and then took him off to jail on phony charges? Kerry's meekness not only in the face of electoral fraud, not only in the face of Bush's wars that are crimes under the Nuremberg standard, but also in the face of police goons trampling the constitutional rights of American citizens, makes it completely clear that he was not fit to be president; and he is not fit to be a US senator," wrote renowned columnist Paul Craig Roberts.
"The Bush Republicans and their Democratic toadies have, in the name of security, made all of us powerless. While Senator John Kerry and his Democratic colleagues stand silently, the Bush administration has stolen our country from us and turned us into subjects," he noted.
09/21 09:25 PMShare