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Iranian Alert - June 16, 2005 - The Iranian election is just hours away - Let the boycott begin!
Regime Change Iran ^ | 6.16.2005 | DoctorZin

Posted on 06/16/2005 8:49:08 PM PDT by DoctorZIn

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Statement by the President Bush on Iranian Elections

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President Bush, The White House:
In recent months, the cause of freedom has made enormous gains in the broader Middle East. ... And as a tide of freedom sweeps this region, it will also come eventually to Iran. ...

Today, Iran is ruled by men who suppress liberty at home and spread terror across the world. Power is in the hands of an unelected few who have retained power through an electoral process that ignores the basic requirements of democracy.

The June 17th presidential elections are sadly consistent with this oppressive record. ...
  • The Iranian people deserve a genuinely democratic system in which elections are honest - and in which their leaders answer to them instead of the other way around.
  • The Iranian people deserve a truly free and democratic society with a vibrant free press that informs the public and ensures transparency.
  • They deserve freedom of assembly, so Iranians can gather and press for reform and a peaceful, loyal opposition can keep the government in check.
  • They deserve a free economy that delivers opportunity and prosperity and economic independence from the state.
  • They deserve an independent judiciary

    that will guarantee the rule of law and ensure equal justice for all Iranians. And they deserve a system that guarantees religious freedom, so that they can build a society in which compassion and tolerance prevail.

Today, the Iranian regime denies all these rights. ... READ MORE
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1 posted on 06/16/2005 8:49:16 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 06/16/2005 8:50:47 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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"Abolhassan Banisadr, the Islamic republic's first (and only) freely elected president. He was deposed in a coup in 1981 and has been a target of assassination by regime hit teams ever since. Banisadr told me that internal tracking polls conducted by the regime, leaked to his supporters, showed that the regime's own interior ministry expected voter turnout to be around 27 percent. Banisadr is calling on his supporters inside Iran to boycott the elections."

"27%"..........I hope it's 1/2 that!


3 posted on 06/16/2005 8:53:42 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: DoctorZIn
Protesters outside Evin Prison


4 posted on 06/16/2005 8:59:02 PM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: DoctorZIn

Ironic, patriot Iraqis risk everything to vote, patriot Persians risk everything to not vote.


5 posted on 06/16/2005 9:04:07 PM PDT by Navy Patriot
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To: DoctorZIn

In reguards to this "election" I think Henery Ford said it best when asked about his cars, "People can have my cars in any color they want...as long as it's black"


6 posted on 06/16/2005 9:21:19 PM PDT by Valin (The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right.)
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To: DoctorZIn

Jimmy Carter will be the first to praise the results as an exercise in democracy.


7 posted on 06/16/2005 9:33:25 PM PDT by Atchafalaya (When you're there that's the best!!)
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To: Atchafalaya
Jimmy Carter ...




sux
8 posted on 06/16/2005 9:43:44 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Gitmo menu: Sounds like the sort of thing you'd get at Windows on the World if it still existed.")
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To: DoctorZIn

I hope folks keep us updated on what is going on today. What a slap in the face, of the mullah's, it would be if even LESS than 27% voted.


9 posted on 06/17/2005 4:22:18 AM PDT by Reborn
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To: DoctorZIn

Have you heard that Iranian websites are reporting that the regime took Ganji's wife into custody?
It's thought to be a way to keep him quiet until after election.


10 posted on 06/17/2005 5:43:59 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: DoctorZIn

Does anyone know why crowds were standing across Enghelab Square, even blocking the street itself?

Capture off the webcam is at http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2004-11/895577/engh.jpg (I haven't mastered the tags to insert images in here)

I havent seen anything about protests in that area or anywhere else today for that matter.


11 posted on 06/17/2005 6:43:38 AM PDT by Rasker
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To: DoctorZIn
FREEDOM FOR IRAN
12 posted on 06/17/2005 10:40:14 AM PDT by Khashayar (Screw You and Your Gas!)
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To: Rasker

VOTE EXTENDED UNTIL 10 PM NOW, I WONDER IF THAT GOES FOR ALL THOSE ILLEGAL VOTING STATIONS IN THE U.S. ALSO?

http://mrbehi.blogs.com/i/


June 17, 2005
Election Day- Behi Coverage

9:00 p.m: The time for vote is extended till 10 p.m and now the noise signal on satellite TVs are gone so I can also track other news channels. BBC Francis Harrison is reporting constantly from Tehran and he interviews a guy called Mr. Ghizilbash who is a political activist. I have never heard of him but he is indeed a fair observer of the election issues here. Bush recent speech made Iran leaders and TV to gain a clue to repeat the stupid slogans against the west. I do not mean he is wrong but will he please try not to support our people by any chance?
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13 posted on 06/17/2005 10:56:10 AM PDT by Rasker
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To: Khashayar
Khashayar, any reports of demonstrations in Iran, any large-scale protests? It's hard to gauge the turnout. The AP says long lines, a blogger I just looked at said very few people were voting that we saw in the Tehran area.
14 posted on 06/17/2005 11:06:22 AM PDT by JWojack (John Bolton for UN Ambassador!)
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To: DoctorZIn
To read today’s thread click here.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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15 posted on 06/17/2005 3:20:35 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: DoctorZIn

Good luck.


16 posted on 06/17/2005 3:23:08 PM PDT by wtc911 ("I would like at least to know his name.")
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To: JWojack

Hi

Well, I can tell there are not large scale protests right now in Iran but some are going on in front of infamous Evin prison and some students are in sit-in strike at campuses.

But there is not high turnout for this sham election. No body is willing to vote for this corrupt regime.


17 posted on 06/17/2005 4:14:44 PM PDT by Khashayar (Screw You and Your Gas!)
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