SHOW TRIALS IN IRAN

In the late 1930s, Joseph Stalin, dictator of the Soviet Union, held numerous “show trials” at which famous Communists confessed to being agents of capitalism and conspiring to destroy their country. Fast forward to the summer of 2009 and similar trials are currently taking place in Iran where Supreme Leader of Lies Ayatollah Khamenei is supporting efforts of President Ahmadinejad to prove reformers were merely agents of Western powers. The wife of a former Iranian vice president said her husband was drugged and pressured to making his confession that he was working to forment a green revolution in Iran.

Fahimeh Mousavinejad said there was evidence her husband was being drugged when she visited him in jail. “Confessions in Iran are nothing new. It shows their weakness and their desperation.” The Ahmadinejad pitch is that demonstrations were organized by those seeking revenge against him because he had won the support of the Iranian people. Anyone believing that nonsense can contact me about purchasing a nice bridge across the East River in New York.

Ahmadinejad still does not grasp that he has lost the respect of large segments of the Iranian population and putting on show trials merely gives them more evidence that he has lost contact with reality.