And, the Obama Administration looked the other way.
The cartoon is self-explanatory, via the Iranian website Rooz Online.
The Green Revolution
Protests following the 2009 Iranian presidential election against the disputed victory of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and in support of opposition candidate Mir-Hossein Mousavi occurred in major cities in Iran and around the world starting on June 13, 2009. All three opposition candidates claimed that the votes were manipulated and the election was rigged, and candidates Mohsen Rezaee and Mousavi have lodged official complaints. Mousavi announced that he “won’t surrender to this manipulation” before lodging an official appeal against the result to the Guardian Council on June 14. Police and the Basij, a paramilitary group suppressed both peaceful demonstrating and rioting using batons, pepper spray, sticks and, in some cases, firearms. The Iranian government has confirmed the deaths of 36 people during the protests, while unconfirmed reports by supporters of Mousavi allege that there have been at least 72 deaths (twice as many) in the three months following the disputed election
Iranian patriot Neda Agha-Soltan was shot dead on the street at a Tehran protest one year ago.
And the Obama Administration remained silent for days as the people lay bloody in the streets.