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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by SgtRock View Post
    Here is a link to a story which confirms rioting in Tehran, Shiraz, Mashad and Rasht. I sure hope the rioting continues to spread and grow in intensity. Ahmademonjihad, the supreme leader Ali Khamenei need to be removed from power. The Iranian velvet rvolution is growing stronger as time goes on. Irans young long for freedom. They out number the theocrats and if they are not all rounded up, imprisoned or executed then eventually freedom will come to Iran.

    Civil unrest in Iranian cities after Ahmadinejad declares victory - Wikinews, the free news source
    Very interesting.

    I like this quote of Ahmadinejad :
    The situation in the country is in a very good condition. Iran is the most stable country in the world, and there's the rule of law in this country, and all the people are equal before the law.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Perhaps.

    But selecting a specific election belittles the constant corruption which has an effect on all our elections.

    Which was what I was trying to point out.
    I agree on that point, I used that election solely for the fact that it was the most popular election battle in a long time.


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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Crowds join Ahmadinejad victory rally

    Tens of thousands of people have joined a rally in central Tehran to celebrate the re-election of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

    Crowds thronged the main thoroughfare, Vali Asr street, waving Iranian flags and chanting in jubilation.
    BBC NEWS | Middle East | Crowds join Ahmadinejad victory rally

    Unless something changes I'm pretty confident most of the rioting was minor and hyped to extremes by various media outlets and will lead to nothing but some bad times for some of those who took part.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Well, in the 2000 election, the bad guys trying to steal the presidential election lost.

    Hopefully Ahmadaboudajihad will fail just like the Democrats did.
    Well, I guess that depends on your version of the bad guys for the 2000 election. A lot of people say that Bush was the bad guy, and other say that Bush prevailed over the people trying to steal "his" election away. However you look at it, you're right, hopefully "Ahmadaboudajihad ", will fail.


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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    According to this link, which, admittedly, should be taken with a grain of salt, the Mullahs have brought in Hamas Arabs for law enforcement purposes because many Iranian policemen are refusing to arrest protesters.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Triad View Post
    BBC NEWS | Middle East | Crowds join Ahmadinejad victory rally

    Unless something changes I'm pretty confident most of the rioting was minor and hyped to extremes by various media outlets and will lead to nothing but some bad times for some of those who took part.
    I was listening to Jon Simpson who was covering that story. Protesters were also at this rally.

    The BBC does not think the disquiet is minor certainly not in Tehran. Our other reporter says it is very large and growing. That does not mean rioting or any kind of violence but protest.

    It is difficult to know how to feel about this because there is of course the danger that it might start getting met with bullets.

    If someone was killed our reporter thought that might really set people off.

    They are not happy. He feels there is a momentum and it is growing.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Lots of violence and suppression of all media and communication outlets. It seems to be getting more violent.

    The physical mustering of tens of thousands of fervent supporters from Mr Ahmadinejad’s core base among the poor, along with a massive uniformed and plainclothes security operation, was designed to intimidate. And it was not just their presence that the regime was using to quell dissent as it turned to electronic jamming and censorship to suppress attempts to publicise protests that were raging barely a mile from the presidential office, where Mr Ahmadinejad gave a surreal, Orwellian press conference.

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    All weekend, late into the night, squads of 30 or 40 riot police tore round the capital on motorbikes, roaring along pavements when the roads were blocked, and waded into crowds of chanting Mousavi supporters with their batons. Others charged up streets on foot, or rode around in black Toyota Land Cruisers. They used teargas, rubber bullets and stun grenades, and by Saturday night they had been joined by marauding bands of basiji — volunteer paramilitaries — waving the national flag and chanting Ahmadinejad slogans.

    Nobody was spared. The Times witnessed an old woman in a long black chador being beaten in a doorway after she hurled insults at the police, a teacher clubbed to the ground by a basij as he tried to protect his demonstrating students and countless protesters carried away with blood streaming from their wounds.
    Much more about the suppression of communications here:
    Iranian President Ahmadinejad celebrates win with show of brutality - Times Online
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I wouldn't count on it. These sort of mass protests tend to peter out after a few days/weeks a lot more often than they result in the collapse of the government. My guess is that the theocracy will restore order, although I would like to be proven wrong on this.
    Well to be a bit more clear, I was just pointing out the difference in the situation....a civil war and a rebellion are two different things. But I agree, a full on rebellion or armed insurrection is not likely at this time. They won't be able to keep the people down forever though.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by alexa View Post
    I was listening to Jon Simpson who was covering that story. Protesters were also at this rally.

    The BBC does not think the disquiet is minor certainly not in Tehran. Our other reporter says it is very large and growing. That does not mean rioting or any kind of violence but protest.

    It is difficult to know how to feel about this because there is of course the danger that it might start getting met with bullets.

    If someone was killed our reporter thought that might really set people off.

    They are not happy. He feels there is a momentum and it is growing.

    I need to see bullets fly from the "reformers" or whomever to believe this has a chance at all of going beyond this.



    Government shoots some people its right back to ["will lead to nothing but some bad times for some of those who took part." imo.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    According to this link, which, admittedly, should be taken with a grain of salt, the Mullahs have brought in Hamas Arabs for law enforcement purposes because many Iranian policemen are refusing to arrest protesters.
    M y suggestion is that you need several tons of salt to make this puppy a viable report.

    Remember all of the conspiracy theories that flourished her about UN troops being brought into the USA ? Also all of the other BS stories of foreign troops being brought in to control Americans: Chnese, unemployed former Soviet border guards, East German border guards, brigades of Bulgarian bagpipers, on and on !!
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