What the Heck: Iran Claims to Have Arrested the Guy Whose Video Exposed They Shot Down the Plane

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks to a group of residents of the city of Qom, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Ayatollah Khamenei said “we slapped them (Americans) on the face last night” with a missile strike “but military action is not enough.” He spoke hours after the strike at military bases in Iraq used by U.S. forces. The strike was in retaliation for the U.S. killing of Iran’s top military commander in Baghdad. (Office of the Iranian Supreme Leader via AP)

 

One of the first indications that the crash of Ukrainian Flight 752 was not an accident was a video that went viral on the internet, showing what many believed to be something hitting the plane, it appearing to burst into flames and going straight down to the ground.

Iran ultimately confessed to “accidentally” shooting down the plane after it was clear that both Canada and the United States ha

That has sparked days of protest of Iranians angry not only about them shooting down the plane but then lying about it for three days when they knew well that they had done it.

Iran said they would be taking action as to those involved in the shoot down.

So guess what is now being reported?

That the IRGC has allegedly arrested the poor guy who took the video and exposed the truth. This was first reported by Fars, their state media.

The man is accused of sending it to a “Saudi” news outlet, which apparently is a sin in Iran.

Except there may be a couple of more things to say here.

One, it’s the state media being very public about pushing this out. One has to think that’s with purpose.

Here we would look at arresting this guy as shocking and wrong. But in Iran, there’s another purpose, to frighten and cow the populace to not do such things again, to not expose the government’s evil or suffer consequences.

But secondly, the IRGC may have gotten the wrong guy, according to reports.

They also are reportedly “encouraging” the families of the victims not to talk to media.

It’s clear they’re trying to shut down dissent and that’s not going to go over well with the Iranian people who are already in the streets over their lies.