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Who Shot Neda?

The Iranian regime says Neda Soltan's death was fake, then real, and caused by protesters.

11:09 AM, Jan 7, 2010 • By VICTORINO MATUS
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According to Radio Farda's Golnaz Esfandiari, "Iranian state television has produced a documentary suggesting the shooting death of a young woman whose final moments were captured on video during postelection protests was a fake." What's more, Neda Agha Soltan is accused of spying on behalf of the United States and Great Britain.

Who Shot Neda?

Neda Agha Soltan, the emblematic murder victim of the Iranian regime's crack down on post-election protests.

But how exactly was this elaborate hoax pulled off? "The program says that Neda threw blood on her own face before being shot dead in the car that was taking her to the hospital," says Esfandiari. The documentary's narrator goes on: "Neda for a moment realizes their wicked plan and struggles to escape, but they quickly shoot her from behind."

I hear the shooter then fled to a movie theater but not before gunning down an officer, one J.D. Tippett, while Lyndon Johnson was waiting in the wings. At least that's what General X told me. (The sad thing is, the regime could just as easily say that with a straight face.)

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