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Iran warns 'MILLIONS' of its citizens could
die from coronavirus if the public ignore
restrictions, as 85,000 prisoners are freed
from jails and deaths spike by 135 to 988

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Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk, 3/17/2020 10:16:38 AM

Iran has issued its most dire warning about coronavirus, suggesting 'millions' could die in the Islamic Republic if the public keeps ignoring health guidance. A state television journalist who is also a medical doctor gave the warning after Shiite faithful pushed their way into the courtyards of two major shrines that had just been closed over fears of the virus. The country said today it has temporarily freed around 85,000 prisoners including political detainees in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus. It comes as deaths in the Islamic Republic spike by 135 – a 13% rise. The coronavirus has killed 135 more people in Iran,

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What could possibly go wrong with suddenly emptying prisons in Iran? This has got to now worry US because many will try to find a way here, or get back on some Middle East battlefield.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 3/17/2020 10:19:21 AM (No. 348847)
Yes, this sucks for us. But China, Iran, Syria will probably collapse.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: dst4life 3/17/2020 10:30:56 AM (No. 348860)
So what were the 85,000 prisoners incarcerated for? Were they killers or violent? If they were killers or violent, the citizenry could possibly be more at risk of being murdered or assaulted than contracting coronavirus.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: anniebc 3/17/2020 10:34:01 AM (No. 348864)
Can't wait until those prisoners and others from around the world come here as refugees fleeing the coronavirus. I'm sure some dem in Congress is working on a bill as we speak. The world has gone nuts!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: DARling 3/17/2020 10:48:14 AM (No. 348886)
Filthy people in filthy conditions. What could go wrong? How do you "temporarily" free someone? That sounds a lot like giving an illegal alien a ticket and expecting him to show up for court.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: lftrn97 3/17/2020 10:57:33 AM (No. 348896)
And I care why?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/17/2020 11:01:31 AM (No. 348899)
I would have left the prisoners in the gulags. Limits the spread of the virus this way.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 3/17/2020 11:02:05 AM (No. 348901)
Wish I had a clue what they were up to.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: wilarrbie 3/17/2020 11:07:24 AM (No. 348907)
They're on the travel-ban list, right?
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Reply 9 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 3/17/2020 11:17:27 AM (No. 348915)
This is what happens when a government has total disregard for their citizens. The government does not invest in public health, and people die. Iran has money. Rather invest in public health, they invest in holy war. That choice has come back to bite them.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Norway 3/17/2020 11:42:22 AM (No. 348949)
You can't fix stupid, and Islam has more than its share.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: seamusm 3/17/2020 12:49:08 PM (No. 349005)
The mullahs are actually happy - there might be fewer people to revolt.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: DVC 3/17/2020 12:52:52 PM (No. 349008)
Pandemic hits the world. 3rd world sinkholes hit hardest.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: worried 3/17/2020 1:00:51 PM (No. 349016)
The prisoners are already isolated, so they let them loose? Doesn't make sense.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: jacksin5 3/17/2020 1:01:05 PM (No. 349017)
OK. Last night one of the MSM news outlets showed pictures of massive gravesites, reportedly full of mass burials of Iranian Covid victims, so large that they could be "Seen from Space" Now this articles lists the dead at less than 1000. Which story is real,and which is hysteria mongering?
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Reply 15 - Posted by: KatieJo 3/17/2020 1:16:53 PM (No. 349027)
I read in the Strib (Minneapolis MN) that governor Walsh is considering releasing "non-violent" prisoners for their safety, it's happening or being considered in other states too. So, while we are losing freedoms, the prisoners are being set free. Hmmm......
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Reply 16 - Posted by: MDConservative 3/17/2020 1:17:00 PM (No. 349029)
Let see what Allah wills...
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Reply 17 - Posted by: KatieJo 3/17/2020 1:24:22 PM (No. 349032)
I meant Walz, Tim Walz is governor of MN
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Reply 18 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX 3/17/2020 3:05:03 PM (No. 349116)
So, will they overthrow the Mullahs?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: paral04 3/17/2020 4:11:30 PM (No. 349197)
The Iranians have a better chance of getting murdered now than dying from the virus.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 3/18/2020 1:47:28 AM (No. 349558)
In the old days before PC, this would have been called "population control" Can we believe anything Iran or China says?
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