Friday, October 27, 2006

Change this regime and change the world

Iran recruiting up to a million police to cope with mounting unrest

Iran is planning a major expansion of its police forces to contain demonstrations in the capital by students and workers that authorities fear the U.S. is backing. Officials said the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad plans to significantly increase the police force in Teheran. The police presence would be bolstered by up to 1 million volunteers.

Teheran police commander Morteza Tala'i said Iran plans to construct as many as 100 police stations in the city in 2007. He said thousands of police would be recruited into the force to ensure order.

Over the past year, Teheran has struggled with increasing student and labor unrest. Authorities have been concerned that the United States would finance Iranian dissidents to undermine the mullah regime.

Tala'i also said authorities would expand their auxiliary forces. The police commander said 1 million people would be trained to become "honorary policemen."

After five years in his post, Tala'i is to be replaced by Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Radan. Radan served as commander during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq war.


The Sturmabteilung by any other name is still the same, Mahmoud

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Yorkshireminer said...

Honary policemen I hope that they have honary bullets in there guns

Epaminondas said...

That ghosty, is a PERFECT description of a police state

great, in the meantime I am heading over to the contest..btw..all we are bashing is muslims who want it to 675AD by the sword. Try to talk into loving 675 and then it's fine. But smiting the neck brings the appropriate response