Except that the Middle East country was Iran, so the thread had less than 600 comments and HPers defended Iran.
They defended Iran using the typical tactics of deflecting onto US/Republicans/other countries, complaining about religion in general, and demanding we respect Iran's sovereignty.
And of course, attacking
the Jews Israel:
Sure calls the HPers defense of "we care about human rights" into question when they seek to deny and justify every human rights abuse committed by countries other than Israel and the United States.