By all means, let's talk to the Iranians, Barry

This may be the most sickening thing you've ever read about the Islamic thugs who are now the object of our president's diplomatically amorous pursuit.

This article in the Jerusalem Post by Sabina Amidi features an interview with one of the hated Basij miltiamen who details the incredible thuggery of his mates during the recent demonstrations.

But it is this heartless monster's actions when he was younger that exposes the Iranian theocrats as monsters the likes of which have not been seen since Hitler's Germany:

He said he had been a highly regarded member of the force, and had so "impressed my superiors" that, at 18, "I was given the 'honor' to temporarily marry young girls before they were sentenced to death."

In the Islamic Republic it is illegal to execute a young woman, regardless of her crime, if she is a virgin, he explained. Therefore a "wedding" ceremony is conducted the night before the execution: The young girl is forced to have sexual intercourse with a prison guard - essentially raped by her "husband."

"I regret that, even though the marriages were legal," he said.

Why the regret, if the marriages were "legal?"

"Because," he went on, "I could tell that the girls were more afraid of their 'wedding' night than of the execution that awaited them in the morning. And they would always fight back, so we would have to put sleeping pills in their food. By morning the girls would have an empty expression; it seemed like they were ready or wanted to die.

"I remember hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over," he said. "I will never forget how this one girl clawed at her own face and neck with her finger nails afterwards. She had deep scratches all over her."

Such inhumanity may be routine in Iran but it is still shocking to read someone's words who tells the story so dispassionately.

The question we should be asking is, do we have anything in common with this regime that would justify making a deal with them about anything? One would think the basis of all diplomatic agreements is that there is some kind of common frame of reference for the two sides to agree upon in order to reach an accord on one issue or another - some common thread of humanity to which both sides adhere so that any agreement is completely understood with shared values which ensure each side keeping their word.

I don't see it with Iran. Until they get rid of this execrable "Islamic State," I think it proper that we reject any kind of overtures and work to isolate these monsters from the rest of the civilized world.




This may be the most sickening thing you've ever read about the Islamic thugs who are now the object of our president's diplomatically amorous pursuit.

This article in the Jerusalem Post by Sabina Amidi features an interview with one of the hated Basij miltiamen who details the incredible thuggery of his mates during the recent demonstrations.

But it is this heartless monster's actions when he was younger that exposes the Iranian theocrats as monsters the likes of which have not been seen since Hitler's Germany:

He said he had been a highly regarded member of the force, and had so "impressed my superiors" that, at 18, "I was given the 'honor' to temporarily marry young girls before they were sentenced to death."

In the Islamic Republic it is illegal to execute a young woman, regardless of her crime, if she is a virgin, he explained. Therefore a "wedding" ceremony is conducted the night before the execution: The young girl is forced to have sexual intercourse with a prison guard - essentially raped by her "husband."

"I regret that, even though the marriages were legal," he said.

Why the regret, if the marriages were "legal?"

"Because," he went on, "I could tell that the girls were more afraid of their 'wedding' night than of the execution that awaited them in the morning. And they would always fight back, so we would have to put sleeping pills in their food. By morning the girls would have an empty expression; it seemed like they were ready or wanted to die.

"I remember hearing them cry and scream after [the rape] was over," he said. "I will never forget how this one girl clawed at her own face and neck with her finger nails afterwards. She had deep scratches all over her."

Such inhumanity may be routine in Iran but it is still shocking to read someone's words who tells the story so dispassionately.

The question we should be asking is, do we have anything in common with this regime that would justify making a deal with them about anything? One would think the basis of all diplomatic agreements is that there is some kind of common frame of reference for the two sides to agree upon in order to reach an accord on one issue or another - some common thread of humanity to which both sides adhere so that any agreement is completely understood with shared values which ensure each side keeping their word.

I don't see it with Iran. Until they get rid of this execrable "Islamic State," I think it proper that we reject any kind of overtures and work to isolate these monsters from the rest of the civilized world.