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Iran Uses "Lord of the Rings" Against Protesters

Posted: June 26th, 2009 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
Iran Uses "Lord of the Rings" Against ProtestersSubmit Comment
Iranian people are currently very unhappy with their government and with the recent election. People are taking it to the streets to voice their disapproval, but are met with live ammunition and extreme violence that has caused the deaths of many protesters.

So to quiet the people and keep the peace, the Iranian government decided to take out the big guns... "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

During a normal week, citizens are treated to one or two Hollywood movies, but to keep them in their homes and off the streets, the Iranian government is airing "The Lord of the Rings" on Tehran's Channel Two.

Source: Time


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jjjjjoey writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 3:44:41 AM

wow. Great, it may save lifes, but I hope this doesn't stop them from demonstrating.
VDODSON writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 4:09:44 AM

''One ring to rule them all'', now it actually makes sense. If they continue protesting will the Iranian government break out Mujimibad Gandorf to roam the streets?
warnuts writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 9:00:09 AM

When will they show "300"?
TRUEMAN writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 9:07:04 AM

lol, what a sad goverment!
paulina_0228 writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 9:18:51 AM

LOL... funny, Geez. But if that could save some lifes then good for them.
Johnny Neat writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 10:01:45 AM

LOL!!!! Holy sh*t that's funny in an evil way. Maybe this will restrengthen the Iranians' resolve to fight against their Sauron (The Supreme Leader Ali Hoseyni Khāmene’i) and his Saruman (Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) & Orks (Revolutionary Guards & Basij).
bluemeenie writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 10:41:04 AM

That will start more riots and deaths...
bluemeenie writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 10:42:48 AM

[but are met with live ammunition and extreme violence that has caused the deaths of many protesters] YEAH- don't worry- you can come back to life like all the weirdos in TLOTR movies...
Ranger writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 11:19:55 AM

@warnuts - lol.
Ranger writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 11:20:23 AM

Unrest in a middle eastern country?!?! Say it ain't so!!!
Stuntastic writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 11:30:44 AM

@JohnnyNeat, the irony that's involved with them showing a movie about how people banded together to overthrow an evil dictator is pretty hilarious
bluemeenie writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 11:59:13 AM

"Movies"- That's the answer to peace!! What can we ship over to North Korea?...Something by Oliver Stone maybe...?
rocketman writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 12:18:35 PM

Black Hawk Down would go down a treat?
Ranger writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 12:40:58 PM

@bluemeenie - how about we show North Korea: 'Fat Man and Little Boy (1989)'?
bluemeenie writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 12:44:50 PM

"Fat guy in little coat...Fat guy in little coat".. RIP CF
bluemeenie writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 12:46:37 PM

@Ranger- http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097336/ I missed that one- sounds good though- I liked Newman RIP
bluemeenie writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 12:47:18 PM

Like dthis quote from it: Gen. Leslie R. Groves: "It's all about ass, isn't it? Either you kick it... or you lick it." Too true pal too true
synthetic1985 writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 12:49:08 PM

what were they thinking? middle east = middle earth cuz of close spelling?
synthetic1985 writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 12:51:14 PM

and you know what's funny about hollywood?...they always make any traumatizing events that happen into feature films...i thought they would've waited before doing a film based off world trade centers....but damn they really cannot resist
Ranger writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 1:04:30 PM

BM - yep... that's the movie. Newman was the BEST!
PrevalentMind writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 1:21:18 PM

Learning more from American's every day. Entertainment is the perfect pacifier.
akumavern writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 2:00:56 PM

They are using channel two to rule them all...
bluemeenie writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 2:50:52 PM

lol@synthetic1985 yeah "Middle...something"... Most of the dialoge in LOTR translates into Iranian as, "Die capitalist pigs..I kill you all!- but I wait till afte rthis 3 hour movie"
bluemeenie writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 2:52:28 PM

That pic above of EW looking at the ring makes up about 2 hours of these films...Best movie I could think of too- to put everyone faaaasst asleep.
The Worm writes:
on June 26th, 2009 at 5:30:55 PM

that would make me go riot peter jackson's house
minkowski writes:
on June 27th, 2009 at 2:06:30 AM

So, they gave protesters a choice? Die in the streets, or die at home, either from boredom or suicide? Bored of the Rings they should call it. Yikes, what a waste of celluloid. Well, at least their government gave them a choice. See, extreme Islam isn't so bad...
bacci40 writes:
on June 27th, 2009 at 2:29:41 PM

what is really funny is that the dvd black market is huge in iran, and im sure everyone there has already seen the uncut version
Ranger writes:
on June 27th, 2009 at 5:15:00 PM

They should disguise delivery of this DVD in the form of a cluster bomb.
KirkLazerus writes:
on June 27th, 2009 at 9:39:54 PM

They Should show them V for Vendetta, that would keep the people in order
rajabbas writes:
on June 28th, 2009 at 3:06:53 AM

i agree with U KANGAROO JACK. U australian be australian. After watching V for Vendetta they will blow up the assembly building.

G0od bless Iran. I am with iranian ppl.

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