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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    It's beautiful. I think the western world needs to be reminded occasionally how desperately people around the world hope for freedom and self-rule.
    Indeed and just imagine, they are doing this under threat from military.
    I sometimes think we have no idea just how lucky we are.


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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Laila View Post
    First and foremost.
    Khameni cares about himself and his position.
    I quite agree with this. It is why I am astounded Khameni was so willing to back Ahamenijad so quickly when the protests started almost immediately. Khameni's painted himself into a corner in that if Ahamenijad doesn't prevail, he comes out seriously weakened.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    I quite agree with this. It is why I am astounded Khameni was so willing to back Ahamenijad so quickly when the protests started almost immediately. Khameni's painted himself into a corner in that if Ahamenijad doesn't prevail, he comes out seriously weakened.
    Unless he gets a scapegoat for him
    The longer it is drawn out, the worst position he will be in.
    He will side with the winning team to keep power


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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    live-tweeting the revolution: The Daily Dish | By Andrew Sullivan

    Andrew Sullivan has done a great job of compiling media coverage, blog coverage, and reports from inside Iran.

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    Shots have been fired at a rally in Iran where hundreds of thousands of people were d

    BBC NEWS | Middle East | Shots fired at huge Iran protest


    No word yet on the extent of the shootings, just that they allegedly did come from Pro-Government militia at Opposition Protesters.

    I do not see this fading off into the night or being forgotten any time soon. Combined with the knowledge that there is more than likely subversive elements from numerous governments around the world aiding the opposition, this has the makings to become much more widespread and violent
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    I quite agree with this. It is why I am astounded Khameni was so willing to back Ahamenijad so quickly when the protests started almost immediately. Khameni's painted himself into a corner in that if Ahamenijad doesn't prevail, he comes out seriously weakened.
    It's apparant that Khameni seriously underestimated the tumultuous dynamics at play just below the surface of normalcy.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    From Reuters:

    Breaking NewsGunmen fire at pro-Mousavi rally in Iran; one killed, many wounded: witness 12:56pm EDT

    This report, if it is confirmed, highlights the ruthlessness of the Iranian regime and its backers.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Did they just open fire at the masses?
    Are they THAT stupid to believe it will help their government?
    "The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    It's apparant that Khameni seriously underestimated the tumultuous dynamics at play just below the surface of normalcy.
    So it seems.

    Apparently Lord Acton extends even to Grand Ayatollahs steeped in Sharia and Islamic jurisprudence.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    A Facebook group has been created, with a blog coming up shortly. I would encourage everyone to join this group and invite anyone you know who supports this movement.

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