[Marxism] Iran executes 40 people in January

Eli Stephens elishastephens at hotmail.com
Fri Jan 17 10:25:27 MST 2014

Turley's article blames the executions on "Sharia excess," and doesn't
bother to mention the detail reported by AI, who actually reported that
"most" of the executions (they don't specify what the others were) were for
"drug-related offenses," which are crimes (though not death-penalty crimes)
in every country in the world and have nothing to do with "Sharia." Clearly
I'm not endorsing the death penalty for drug-related offenses, but the fact
that there is a post on this list about U.S.-target Iran's legal system,
adding to the demonization of Iran and hence implicitly supporting the
ongoing U.S. war against Iran, but not (just to name the most recent
example) on the brutal police murder of Kelly Thomas and subsequent
exoneration of the cops is telling.


There is enough, WAY more than enough, to focus on the U.S. "justice" system
without delving into abuses of justice in other countries.

Eli Stephens
 Left I on the News

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