Meet Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli. But you can call him dickhead for short.
In response to questions about why so many peaceful protesters were shot in the head and upper body during nationwide protests in November, the Iranian interior minister told officials in a closed door meeting, “We shot them in both the head and the legs, not just the head. We also hit the legs!”
Mahmoud Sadeghi, a reformist member of the Iranian parliament, told the website Emtedad that Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli made the remark nonchalantly. According to Sadeghi, the officials who were present at the meeting were shocked by the interior minister’s indifference and coldness when he made the remarks.
Rahmani-Fazli told the officials at the meeting that the government decided to work to end the protests in any means possible in 48 hours, according to the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
About 1,500 people were killed during less than two weeks of unrest that started on Nov. 15.
“Lawmakers were astonished by the minister’s response,” said Sadeghi, according to Radio Farda. “My question is whether managing the situation by using firearms to this extent and leaving so many dead is anything to brag about.”
Meanwhile, this is apparently from an Iranian military training video, speaking about where to shoot protesters:
Yes, let’s allow them to have nukes.