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    Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election
    Ian Black and Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Tehran
    Saturday 13 June 2009

    Iran is facing political turmoil after hardliner Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was confirmed today as the winner of the presidential election and outraged supporters of his chief rival took to the streets to protest against a "dangerous charade" after a record 85% turnout. Tonight riot police in Tehran faced thousands of angry demonstrators shouting "death to dictatorship" amid shock and confusion after the official result backed Ahmadinejad's claim to have won, made barely an hour after the polls closed on Friday night.

    "The regime is making a decision to shape the direction of Iran for the next decade," a political analyst, Saeed Laylaz, said. "I'm sure they didn't even count the votes. I do not accept this result. It is false. It should be the opposite. If Ahmadinejad is president again Iran will be more isolated and more aggressive. But he is the choice of the regime." Laylaz had warned before the result that a second presidential term for Ahmadinejad could create a "Tiananmen"-type situation in Iran after an outpouring of popular enthusiasm for his rival in Tehran and in other cities.

    Overt signs of repression included the failure of phone lines for hours after the polls closed and the blocking of the English and Persian-language websites of the BBC and the Voice of America - which are regularly attacked by the Iranian government as "imperialist." SMS messaging also failed. Foreign diplomats scrambled to make sense of the reversal. Fraud had been expected but not on the apparently massive scale required to produce an outcome almost diametrically opposite to what had been predicted by the Mousavi camp and independent analysts.

    Friday's excitement in the opposition camp gave way to fury. "It's shameful, they have rigged the polls," said technician Majidreza Askari. "What would you expect from the interior ministry of a liar president? Ahmadinejad lies in front of the whole nation on state-run TV." Samaneh Younes, a nurse demonstrating in Vanak Square, Tehran, tonight, said: "How is it possible that Mousavi didn't even get good results in his own province? How is it possible that there were no blank votes? Why didn't the government provide enough ballot papers in big cities where Mousavi had a huge number amount of supporters?"
    Source: guardian.co.uk

    The scale of the fraud committed here is simply astounding.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Source: guardian.co.uk

    The scale of the fraud committed here is simply astounding.
    It is unfortunate and shameful, but I am not in the least astounded or surprised.
    Emphasis added.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    To much of this sort of thing might result in a civil war.
    Education.

    Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    To much of this sort of thing might result in a civil war.
    One has to wonder if that wouldn't be a problem solver for the western world and Iran itself, if it brought about a more freedom centered government for the Iranians constantly abused by the standing government there. I would hope it wouldn't be necessary because of the loss of innocent life of course, but if civil war cannot be stopped, at least some good could come from it.
    Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by Tashah View Post
    Source: guardian.co.uk

    The scale of the fraud committed here is simply astounding.
    It is, I bet ACRON was taking notes.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    To much of this sort of thing might result in a civil war.
    Nah, not gonna happen. The grip of the Mullah's is far stronger then most people want to believe.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    Nah, not gonna happen. The grip of the Mullah's is far stronger then most people want to believe.
    Perhaps.

    The tipping point might be further than I personally or many others collectively would tolerate, but it seems to me that it would still exist.
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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    May the people remain safe, and may their will prevail.

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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    It kinda reminds me of how the Mullah's came to power; Students hitting the streets. check this out.


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    Re: Riots erupt in Tehran over 'stolen' election

    This could get messy very fast I hope that we see a peaceful march but I fear that the Republican Guard units will be used to put down any un-rest if this happen's I could see certain Military Units come out on the side of the Green Revolution.

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