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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Iran reformists held after street clashes
    Sunday, 14 June 2009
    John Simpson reports from Tehran

    Up to 100 members of major Iranian reformist groups have been arrested, accused of orchestrating violence after the disputed presidential election.

    Backers of defeated reformist Mir Hossein Mousavi were rounded up overnight, reports said, including the brother of ex-President Khatami. Mr Mousavi's whereabouts are unknown but he is thought to remain free.

    Details of the arrests remained sketchy, but reports said those detained were members of pro-reformist political parties which had backed Mr Mousavi during the election campaign. The state news agency, Irna, said those arrested were involved in orchestrating the protests in Tehran on Saturday.

    The streets of the Iranian capital were reported to be calm on Sunday morning, but the BBC's Jon Leyne, in the city, says concrete barriers are being erected in the streets. Our correspondent says the expressions of support for Mr Ahmadinejad could be an attempt to "lock down" support for the president within Iran's divided political establishment. Mr Ahmadinejad is due to hold a news conference on Sunday before attending a victory rally.
    Source: BBCNews

    The clerical regime is crushing popular dissent and is using the state-run media to trumpet the fairness of the election and warn Iranians to not oppose the results. I would imagine the Basij - young pro-regime males who attack with wooden clubs on motorcycle - are flooding the streets of Tehran.

    I pray that DP's Perham is safe and will somehow be able to contact us.

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    Re: Reports: Turmoil grips Iran as reform candidate arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The Mullahs have become the new King George III.
    Your point is valid, but I hasten to point out that very few Kings of England ever had the sort of sick power the Mullahs wield.


    It will be interesting to see how this plays out. The Iranians are a rather educated people, unlike for instance the North Koreans, so they are more fully aware that their lives would be other than they are.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Tashah Perham and I were good mates for a long time at PF( he got perma/banned after me) we both never found it strange that an atheist Jew and a Muslim can be friends, we respected each others belief in the freedom of individual to control there own destiny in life without fear.

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    Re: Reports: Turmoil grips Iran as reform candidate arrested

    Quote Originally Posted by Vader View Post
    As I have been saying for years; the mullahs, the ayetoiletbowl, and Aminademonjihad, all need to be removed from power.

    As long as Ali Komonkey****er is in control there will be no legitimate government in Iran.
    I have to admit I have suspected that while the mullahs hold their position, democracy is just a sham and it looks like this proves it.

    I have thought possibly the people there are like we were in the 60's. Brought up within rigid social conditions and finding some freedom through a better standard of living and education - they wanted change and free of restrictions and the corruption.

    It is always hard seeing people's aspirations being so crushed.
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    Re: Reports: Turmoil grips Iran as reform candidate arrested

    I don't believe this has been posted but if it has, please delete.

    Here is a letter from Mousavi [tehranbureau.com]:

    In the Name of God

    Honorable people of Iran

    The reported results of the 10th Iranians residential Election are appalling. The people who witnessed the mixture of votes in long lineups know who they have voted for and observe the wizardry of I.R.I.B (State run TV and Radio) and election officials. Now more than ever before they want to know how and by which officials this game plan has been designed. I object fully to the current procedures and obvious and abundant deviations from law on the day of election and alert people to not surrender to this dangerous plot. Dishonesty and corruption of officials as we have seen will only result in weakening the pillars of the Islamic Republic of Iran and empowers lies and dictatorships.

    I am obliged, due to my religious and national duties, to expose this dangerous plot and to explain its devastating effects on the future of Iran. I am concerned that the continuation of the current situation will transform all key members of this regime into fabulists in confrontation with the nation and seriously jeopardize them in this world and the next.

    I advise all officials to halt this agenda at once before it is too late, return to the rule of law and protect the nation’s vote and know that deviation from law renders them illegitimate. They are aware better than anyone else that this country has been through a grand Islamic revolution and the least message of this revolution is that our nation is alert and will oppose anyone who aims to seize the power against the law.

    I use this chance to honor the emotions of the nation of Iran and remind them that Iran, this sacred being, belongs to them and not to the fraudulent. It is you who should stay alert. The traitors to the nation’s vote have no fear if this house of Persians burns in flames. We will continue with our green wave of rationality that is inspired by our religious learnings and our love for prophet Mohammad and will confront the rampage of lies that has appeared and marked the image of our nation. However we will not allow our movement to become blind one.

    I thank every citizen who took part in spreading this green message by becoming a campaigner and all official and self organized campaigns, I insist that their presence is essential until we achieve results deserving of our country.

    [ verse from in Quran: Why not trust in God, who has shown us our ways. We are patient in face of what disturbs us. Our resilience is in god. ]

    Mir Hossein Mousavi

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    The question is, has Jimmy Carter went over there yet to give his blessing on a fair election. Everyone should know it's not valid unless Carter says it is.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    With respect to the geopolitical consequences of what Mahmoud Ahmadinejad views as a sweeping "victory," already the Iranian President is signaling a more implacable and confrontational posture toward the international community. Today, CNN reported:

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a press conference Sunday portrayed his surprise victory in Iran's presidential election as a victory for the Iranian people over foreign powers.

    "The era of a few countries making decisions for the rest of the world has come to an end," he said.


    With respect to the nuclear issue, the BBC reported:

    Asked about Iran's nuclear programme and Tehran's relations with foreign powers, he said the nuclear debate "belongs to the past", and said Iran had "embraced" the idea of an international effort to eliminate nuclear weapons.

    In other words, Iran has no intention of changing course on the nuclear issue and Ahmadinejad's rhetoric suggests that prospects for diplomacy may have diminished in the wake of the election. Barring coercive sanctions e.g., the kind that limit Iran's ability to sell oil on the world market and would have a substantial economic impact on Iran's economy, the Iranian regime may give little or no ground on the nuclear issue in the months ahead.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AaWqf6Upd78]YouTube - Riot, Fightings; demonstrations in teheran Iran![/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87EVPWqmyhc]YouTube - vo iran election demonstrations cnn 576x324 dl[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1ETmGE5ZXs]YouTube - Demonstrations in Iran's Capital city Tehran[/ame]

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZzYgdiAVJI]YouTube - dargiri dar tehran,23 khordad 88[/ame]



    Some of the slogans they are chanting:

    "Iranians with courage, stand with us!"

    "Tear out our problem by its roots!" [referring to the government]

    "Death to the dictator!"

    "Mousavi, Mousavi, give me back my vote!"


    Here are some pictures:










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    Look at that, they are burning one of their own, not an American. Interesting.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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