And it ain't the good ol' clean hanging either, where the prisoner drops like a stone 5 feet below, and the huge knot around his neck snaps it, so he dies on the spot. These people had small nooses with small knots tied around their necks, were lifted slowly by cranes, their feet dangling, and hung there for a few minutes until they suffocated to death. All the while, the crowd of degenerates below shouted "Allah Akbar". Killing them for their crimes is bad enough (libs, how does this sit with your views on capital punishment?) -- but torturing them like that is just barbaric. Here's the heart-breaking video This is very similar to the public hanging of blacks in the American South in the 50s and 60s. There too there were crowds gathered round, hollering insults at the "convicts". There too was a big sense of justice among the executioners and the crowd. There too police was probably involved (though they were rogue officers). In this case there were cops involved too - but they weren't rogue. The execution was approved by the current Iranian legal system, and proudly acknowledged by the Administration. That culture of lynching that had thrived in the South in the 50s and 60s has been thoroughly condemned (and rightly so) by everyone in America. That culture thrives today in parts of Iran, and is embraced by their legal system and current president. (There has been a public stoning too recently... the first one since 2000) The people who did this, the ones who are part of this culture, are the so-called base of the current president of Iran and of the regime of mullahs who are his bosses. Think to yourselves - if the executioners of the 50s were in charge of a country, would you trust them? Would you trust their use of the word "justice"? Would you believe them when they say "we do not want to build nuclear weapons. We are peaceful?" Will you respect their right to govern a country and hold a whole people hostage? Please explain to me the nuance of why the Southern executioners can be and are condemned wholesale, while the Iranian executioners are not? There are some who condemn them "in principle", yet refuse to support any action against them -- the least of which is condemning them loudly, clearly, and proudly. Is that not cowardice?