Reports from Green Movement sources wihin Iran suggest the Mullah tyranny is moving to pre-empt further demonstrations or other overt political activities by democratic activists there, with Revolutionary Guard thugs reported having spirited away two top dissident leaders.
Mehdi Karroubi and Mir Hossein Mousavi are believed to have been taken to safe houses controlled by the Iranian secret police. The homes of the two men have been vandalized and darkened for several days, according to accounts o fneighbor speaking to Green Movement sources.
"It was a typical Mafia-style snatch. The two men — already under house arrest — were beaten and bloodied, and then were led out of their homes in blindfolds and handcuffs, stuffed in the trunks of the cars of their captors from the Revolutionary Guards and, along with their wives, taken to a location in Tehran, then, on Friday, to another in Parchin, and finally to a third location, a heavily protected private residence," Michael Ledeen reports.
"Needless to say, no Western leader has done anything yet, and nobody should expect any tough talk from Western capitals," Ledeen said.
"After all, Mousavi and Karroubi were never contacted by any Western leader after the electoral hoax of June, 2009, although at least some of those Westerners sent intermediaries to negotiate with representatives of the Iranian regime."
It appears that one member of the Iranian Parliament has spoken on behalf of the two dissident leaders, as "Ali Motahari, a conservative member of the Iranian parliament has said that opposition leaders Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi must be allowed to speak their mind on national television," according to the Green Voice of Freedom web site.
"Motahari told the Salam website, 'the voice of the opposition and [regime] critics must be heard and they must have the right to peacefully protest. I believe that this way, the issue is better resolved, but we tend to create idols and portray the problems as being enormous.'”
The GVF web site described Motahari as the son of a disciple of Ayatollah Khomeini, who was assassinated after forming the Council on Revolution of Iran in May 1979.