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    6 Mousavi Supporters Reportedly Hanged

    Six Mousavi supporters reportedly hanged in Mashhad | International | Jerusalem Post

    As the Iranian authorities warned the opposition on Tuesday that they would tolerate no further protests over the disputed June 12 presidential elections, a report emerged of the hangings of six supporters of defeated candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi.
    But, the revolution does not appear over, and some members of the religious leadership are speaking up for Mousavi:

    a prominent cleric gave a speech to opposition protesters in Teheran earlier this week in which he publicly acknowledged that the very act of speaking at the gathering would likely cost him his life.

    "Ayatollah Hadi Gafouri said that the Imam [Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini] never wanted [current supreme Leader] Ali Khamenei to succeed him. He even went to say that the Islamic republic died the day the Imam did," one source said.

    Other criticisms from senior clerics over the regime's handling of the elections and subsequent protests included a report from a Persian news agency, which on Tuesday quoted a senior cleric from the city of Esfahan, Ayatollah Seyyed Jalaleddin Taheri-Esfahani, defending Mousavi against the regime's criticisms.

    The ayatollah was quoted as saying: "Is it a case of justice to see that an honorable and modest Seyyed [a descendant of the household of the prophet Muhammad], who until the last moments of Khomeini's life was a dear and close companion of that grand leader, is now considered to be a rioter and an agent of arrogance who must be punished?"
    And, though things are quieter, don't believe that the reformers have given up:

    Amid the talk of despair and quashed protests, one defiant reformist supporter told this reporter: "The regime wants the world to think they have won. Don't believe it... Even if this regime is about to collapse, they would not let anybody know until their final hour.
    The 1979 revolution in Iran took over a year to come to fruition.
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    Re: 6 Mousavi Supporters Reportedly Hanged

    Why arent the majour News organizations sending out reporters? Are they scared? They have a moral responsibility to report on whats going on.


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    Re: 6 Mousavi Supporters Reportedly Hanged

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Why arent the majour News organizations sending out reporters? Are they scared?
    Remember CNN's coverage of Saddam Hussein prior to the invasion in the 90s? Shameful.

    They have a moral responsibility to report on whats going on.
    NO offense, but I think our mainstream media has lost their moral compass. They're all about dollars now.

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    Re: 6 Mousavi Supporters Reportedly Hanged

    Sad, but not surprising

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    Re: 6 Mousavi Supporters Reportedly Hanged

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Why arent the majour News organizations sending out reporters? Are they scared? They have a moral responsibility to report on whats going on.
    Sending out reporters?

    The BBC reporters got deported, as did the all the British embassy staff.
    Any information we get from Iran now comes from the citizens via the internet so we cannot verify and confirm it is occuring

    Those same reporters also have a moral responsibility to report on Darfur ... or Zimbabwe and the Chlorea crisis which in my eyes is more important and should be higher up in the news agenda than Iran


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    Re: 6 Mousavi Supporters Reportedly Hanged

    NO offense, but I think our mainstream media has lost their moral compass. They're all about dollars now
    That is a sad fact, what we have today is Official Gossip instead of News. I am mad as hell and I wont take it anymore!


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    Re: 6 Mousavi Supporters Reportedly Hanged

    Those same reporters also have a moral responsibility to report on Darfur ... or Zimbabwe and the Chlorea crisis which in my eyes is more important and should be higher up in the news agenda than Iran
    Darfur and Zimbabwe are not as important to the world as Iran. Iran is in a strategically vital location, they are a powerful and influential state, and this uprising can have majour affect on the region in general. What happens in Darfur or Zimbabwe does not have the same affect on the world. Not to say we shouldnt care or stop reporting whats going on there. I dont want to seem uncaring but Iran is far more important at this stage then most events in the world. These events can be the difference between War and Peace, between freedom and Tyranny.


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    Re: 6 Mousavi Supporters Reportedly Hanged

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    Darfur and Zimbabwe are not as important to the world as Iran. Iran is in a strategically vital location, they are a powerful and influential state, and this uprising can have majour affect on the region in general. What happens in Darfur or Zimbabwe does not have the same affect on the world. Not to say we shouldnt care or stop reporting whats going on there. I dont want to seem uncaring but Iran is far more important at this stage then most events in the world. These events can be the difference between War and Peace, between freedom and Tyranny.
    I care personally more about foreign affairs in Asia like China. Why do we not focus on China a bit more, it is much more important than Iran. Same for Russia.

    The Protestors will not suceed in overthrowing and having a second revolution. The odds are stacked against them and if anyone looked at Mousavi, he is not exactly Moderate himself. He supports the Nuclear program. So is he really that different to Ahmadinejad, would he make that much difference in foreign policy seeing power lies with the supreme ruler?


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    Re: 6 Mousavi Supporters Reportedly Hanged

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    And, though things are quieter, don't believe that the reformers have given up:
    As long as they are "reformers" they are a lost cause.

    Once they become revolutionaries, they might have a chance.

    This moment has passed from their grasp because they weren't willing / weren't ready to make the transition from the one to the other.

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    Re: 6 Mousavi Supporters Reportedly Hanged

    I care personally more about foreign affairs in Asia like China. Why do we not focus on China a bit more, it is much more important than Iran. Same for Russia.
    Focus on what in China exactly? Focus on what in Russia Exactly?

    The Protestors will not suceed in overthrowing and having a second revolution. The odds are stacked against them and if anyone looked at Mousavi, he is not exactly Moderate himself.
    The Colonials will not succeed in overthrowing the Worlds most powerful Empire. The odds are stacked against them. Mousavi might not be a moderate but moderates do not lead revolutions. He is a brave man who is not affraid to die for his country, but it is beyond him at this moment it is about freedom and representation. Some times ordinary men are made extrodianery by circumstance. Dont count out the will of the people as a more powerful weapon then all the tear gas and bullets in the world.


    He supports the Nuclear program. So is he really that different to Ahmadinejad, would he make that much difference in foreign policy seeing power lies with the supreme ruler?
    That is what the struggle is all about to bring the Ayottolahs into account before the people.


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