Iran has unveiled its latest innovation in criminal punishment – a machine that cuts off the fingers of thieves. Photographs appearing to show a blindfolded man having his fingers severed by the mechanical amputation device have been published by an official Iranian press agency.
The Iranian government's deplorable human rights record has been well documented. Public execution, including death by stoning, and torture, including flogging and amputation, are routine.
The important thing is that they're putting on a modern, technological face for the world to behold. This is the infidels' twenty-first century after all.
Oh ... so they've developed a (supposedly) humane mechanism for an inhumane punishment. How progressively asinine of them!
Shariah and Mosaic law BOTH need to have their pants pulled down in public!
Cable cutters are now a thing of the past for this forward thinking culture. Clearly, they are way ahead of their time, as evidenced by this modernized machinery. Next on the list, nuclear weapons.
... for sex offences like looking at a non family member funny.
Such a barbaric act of violence.
A few days ago, Ahmadinejad once again, very foolishly, tried to underestimate the effect of western sanctions; he said Iran’s scientific inventions would "create 10 times more money" than oil [aljazeera.com]. That amputating machine could be one of those Ahmedinejad’s inventions to raise money by selling it to any country keen of conducting Sharia law :D
Ain't technology wonderful?! Maybe they'll develop a machine that stones people. Kind of like the automatic tennis ball and baseball ones. And the great Islamic Republic continues on its backward march to the 10th century.
What's really frightening is that Iran's leaders might actually believe they are on the right path -in terms of sassing infidels- and may continue heedlessly till they wreck everything. And no one wins in that case.
I remember reading an article which proposed that Iran is not a "martyr state". That their government is situated securely in the driver's seat with a foot on the accelerator. Looks to me as if there are no hands on the steering wheel. Still, they continue as confidently as if the world was promised personally to them by their god.
If they don't want a drubbing why do they keep at this? Do they truly believe some cowboy won't ever draw first on them? Are they planning a sucker punch of their own on a Western-allied nation?
What's their true agendum?
You could say the same thing about the US House as they confidently push the GOP agenda and deny Climate Destabilization. We may not be cutting off fingers, but the US is surely killing millions in the near future by facilitating the planet's destruction.
Looks to me as if there are no hands on the steering wheel. Still, they continue as confidently as if the world was promised personally to them by their god.
I agree, but Iran's bozos could upset the applecart a lot sooner and possibly in a most toxic manner.
I am sooo frustrated.
Oh yes! these god-promises! Where do they get anyone? I like your take on the US House and GOP agenda vs. Climate Destabilization.
Can there be a godd news from Heavens? I am so mently disturbed just by imagination of the act that am unable to comment.
Police state does not stop thieves in spite of finger amputating machine. Public executions, including death by stoning, and torture, including flogging and amputation, seem not to stop "crime" however one defines it.