I share a personal anecdote for anyone who thinks there is ANY legitimacy to the IRI!
"1982, They lashed me every day. At lunch time, they called our names. 30 lashes. I wish I cried; I wish I screamed. I was too proud to. The more silent I was, the harder they beat. They made me write confessions. I wrote confessions. They thought it wasn't good enough. I wrote more. They said no, you are a good writer. Write better. I wrote better. But it wasn't good enough. They lashed more. And then finally, they were satisfied and wanted to move us to a different prison. They said we had to read our confession statements to other prisoners. And then, after we did; they showed us the video tapes; we were broadcast on national TV. I wanted to die. I wanted to kill myself. They never told us we will be broadcast." ...
This is my "things I have been silent about"
And I have been silent about MANY things because your American and Zionist leaders were saber rattling at my country; at people of the story who were lashed, who were raped, who stayed to make that country better. I have been silent about the atrocity of the IRI BECAUSE of your atrocious McCains and Clintons, because of your criminal Cheneys and your Netanyahus!