Iran is Awakening to the wonders of Islamofacist rule. Tip of the Hat to Liberally Conservative.
The BBC is reporting
Iran fuel rations spark violence.
At least 12 petrol stations have been torched in the Iranian capital, Tehran, after the government announced fuel rationing for private vehicles.
Windows were smashed and stones thrown at the stations, and there was traffic chaos as motorists queued to buy fuel.
Iranians were given only two hours’ notice of the move that limits private drivers to 100 litres of fuel a month.
Despite its huge energy reserves, Iran lacks refining capacity and it imports about 40% of its petrol.
The country has a large budget deficit largely caused by fuel subsidies and the inflation rate is estimated at 20-30%.
I guess that they realize that Islam can’t get them to work, so they can feed their Children. I think a wise man said you can’t feed people bayonets.
“Guns, fireworks, tanks, [President] Ahmadinejad should be killed,” chanted angry youths, throwing stones at police.
You will make me happy if you add the Mullahs to that list.
The protests are the first large-scale outpouring of anger against the Iranian government since Mr Ahmadinejad took office in 2005.
Iran’s petrol is heavily subsidised, sold at about a fifth of its real cost.
The price of 1,000 rials ($0.11) per litre makes Iran one of the cheapest countries in the world for motorists.
See, they tried to buy the people by selling gas at below cost and now that the cant afford it, the deck of cards falls.
Our correspondent says rationing fuel is only likely to add to high inflation.
The US, which is leading efforts to pressure Iran to suspend its uranium enrichment activities, has said Iran’s fuel imports are a point of “leverage”.
If the Mullahs learn to behave like Human Beings the rest of the world will play with them. If you can read this in Iran, keep it up! Freedom is not cheap, but is worth it.
The View From Out Here