H.R. 675: Building Obama’s Civilian National Security Force

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    Hmmm.. I saw this article yesterday and it immediately made me think of Obama's "Civilian National Security Force".

    Feared Basij militia has deep history in Iranian conflict
    updated 8:58 p.m. EDT, Mon June 22, 2009
    CNN) -- They may wear a uniform, or ordinary street clothes. Their numbers are unclear. They rush the streets with brute strength.
    They are the Basij, Iran's volunteer paramilitary group that for more than a week has cracked down on the thousands of protesters in the bloody aftermath of the Islamic republic's disputed presidential election.
    Amateur video shows members of the Basij, wearing plain shirts and pants and wielding clubs and hoses, dispersing protesters and beating a handful of Iranians at a time.
    "The Basij militia forces tried to break up the demonstrations using batons, electric shock and water cannons," a student in Tehran, whose name was withheld for his safety, told CNN's Don Lemon on Sunday. The student said he was injured at a protest by the feared militia.
    Monday's demonstrators dismissed a warning from the Revolutionary Guard that people who "disturb the peace and stand up to security forces" would be met with a strong response. "The guardians of the Islamic revolution and the courageous Basiji together with the security forces are following the orders of the supreme leader and following him unquestioningly," the Guard said, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.


    Feared Basij militia has deep history in Iranian conflict - CNN.com
     
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