Eye-opening updates via CNN:

TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) — Security forces wielding clubs and firing weapons beat back demonstrators who flocked to a Tehran square Wednesday to continue protests, with one witness saying security forces beat people like “animals.”At least two trusted sources described wild and violent conditions at a part of Tehran where protesters had planned to demonstrate.

“They were waiting for us,” the source said. “They all have guns and riot uniforms. It was like a mouse trap.”

“I see many people with broken arms, legs, heads — blood everywhere — pepper gas like war,” the source said.

Around “500 thugs” with clubs came out of a mosque and attacked people in the square, another source said.

The security forces were “”beating women madly” and “killing people like hell,” the source said.

“They beat up a woman so bad she was all bloody,” the source said in a description that underscores the growing and central role of women in the uprising.

Which has me asking myself: At what point does somebody else get involved, if at all? I consider myself uber-conservative when it comes to foreign policy. If it doesn’t directly affect the U.S., then we should not be involved. In other words, unless Iran (or Iraq, or North Korea, et al.) becomes an overt threat to our nation, we should let them sort out their business on their own.

But the humanitarian in me is pissed off (for lack of better terminology) at the Iranian government for acting as they are.

[cross-posted at ThePajamaPundit.com]

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