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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Thank you for the insight. Who do all think holds the best hope for Iran? Certainly you won't suggest a communist will you?
    Currently it really isn't a question that can be answered. It really depends on how this movement develops. I know for a fact though that simply supporting Mousavi because he seems more progressive than Ahmedinejad is a pretty opportunist and ultimately pessimistic position to take.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Currently it really isn't a question that can be answered. It really depends on how this movement develops. I know for a fact though that simply supporting Mousavi because he seems more progressive than Ahmedinejad is a pretty opportunist and ultimately pessimistic position to take.
    Well I agree with you, but the last thing we want is to eject a theocracy and replace it with a military junta. There has to be someone the Iranian people want in there. They can't simply be leaderless.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Khayembii is correct. Mousavi is more polished than Ahmadinejad, but he is part and parcel of the extended dictatorship.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Khayembii is correct. Mousavi is more polished than Ahmadinejad, but he is part and parcel of the extended dictatorship.
    So you all are saying that the people of Iran had a choice between evil, and evil? Grossly oversimplified, but that is about what you guys are saying?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Khayembii is correct. Mousavi is more polished than Ahmadinejad, but he is part and parcel of the extended dictatorship.
    So who else is there? There has to be opposition candidates that the people are behind who stand for true change. Everything I've read on Mousavi is that he stands for reform, woman's rights, freedom of information, etc. If this is all just lip service then that is fine, but is this opinion or does he have a track record to counter his proclaimed position? I honestly don't know much about this man.

    One thing is for certain, somebody needs to be stood up rather quickly in order to take advantage of this opportunity on behalf of the Iranian people.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Khayembii is correct. Mousavi is more polished than Ahmadinejad, but he is part and parcel of the extended dictatorship.
    Well, if I had to choose between typoid and a very bad flu, I'd take the flu. Same goes with the Lebanese elections.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Well he is friendlier towards the west, as he represents a section of the upper class that could benefit financially very much from friendlier relations between Iran and the US. This is also one reason why we see many westerners supporting Mousavi.

    BTW I think that's the first time I've ever thanked you.
    The Communist and the Nationalist agreeing for the most part about Iran while people who should know better on the left and the right falling over each other trying to float a fantasy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    So you all are saying that the people of Iran had a choice between evil, and evil? Grossly oversimplified, but that is about what you guys are saying?
    Well, if you follow Iranian politics, at least their electoral process, it's pretty easy to see how the choices can be made for the people. The Guardian Council decides who will be allowed to run for the office of president, and have a history of suppressing opposition and only allowing those they can puppet to actually be eligible for election.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Well, if you follow Iranian politics, at least their electoral process, it's pretty easy to see how the choices can be made for the people. The Guardian Council decides who will be allowed to run for the office of president, and have a history of suppressing opposition and only allowing those they can puppet to actually be eligible for election.
    I don't follow Iranian politics, so am pretty ignorant. Right now I am just mostly concerned for the poor young people in Iran.

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    The Communist and the Nationalist agreeing for the most part about Iran while people who should know better on the left and the right falling over each other trying to float a fantasy.
    Please explain this fantasy you are speaking of.
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