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Iran ayatollah drops dead during election speech
Iran Focus ^ | Feb 17, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 02/17/2008 1:58:56 PM PST by forkinsocket

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To: blam

You beat me to it. That was the thread I saw just below this one!


41 posted on 02/17/2008 2:28:21 PM PST by tpanther
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To: forkinsocket

Sounds like a message from God.


42 posted on 02/17/2008 2:41:47 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: forkinsocket

Another one bites the dust?


43 posted on 02/17/2008 2:46:41 PM PST by celtic gal
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To: forkinsocket

Being full of hate and anger is not good for your health. They should get a life. Start loving their children instead of putting bombs around their waist.


44 posted on 02/17/2008 2:46:51 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: bronxboy

Rove, you magnificent bastard!


45 posted on 02/17/2008 2:55:14 PM PST by july4thfreedomfoundation (Change.....that's what we will have left in our pockets if a Democrat gets elected president!)
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To: forkinsocket

Thanks! Lousy weather here in WI today, I needed something to cheer me up. I thought it was a parody at first.


46 posted on 02/17/2008 3:17:08 PM PST by militem (When the GOP loses conservatism, the GOP loses.)
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To: forkinsocket
Actually, he was attacking the hard conservatives when he died - in Iran “conservative” would probably be the Muslim extremists.
47 posted on 02/17/2008 3:27:00 PM PST by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: forkinsocket

Went to collect his 72 camels.


48 posted on 02/17/2008 3:29:10 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: forkinsocket
An Iranian ayatollah died suddenly of a heart attack during an impassioned speech

It was allah's will.

Enjoy eternal damnation, Mr. Mullah.
49 posted on 02/17/2008 3:29:22 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (www.conservativesgetbonedagain.com)
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To: forkinsocket
Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Tavassoli, a former head of Khomeini's office, died while delivering the speech to Iran's main arbitration body, the Expediency Council, of which he was a member, the Kargozaran daily reported.

He had been responding to unprecedented ultra-conservative attacks against Hassan Khomeini, Ayatollah Khomeini's respected grandson, who had criticised mass disqualifications in the March election and military interference.


Contrary to most of the posts on this thread, this is not good news. The man who died was protesting against the disqualification of more moderate candidates for the next election. So his death will be taken as a sign that God wants the 7th century hardliners to remain in power.
50 posted on 02/17/2008 3:30:29 PM PST by goldfinch
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To: Mad_Tom_Rackham
Or here.
51 posted on 02/17/2008 3:31:59 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (www.conservativesgetbonedagain.com)
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To: forkinsocket

So if he didn’t die a martyr, does he still collect his virgins even though he just talked trash and had other people die for his BS?


52 posted on 02/17/2008 3:35:32 PM PST by rbosque ("An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last." - Sir Winston Churchill)
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To: fzx12345

There’s some days I really wish I had a Death Note...


53 posted on 02/17/2008 3:38:37 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Dr.Deth

Is that anything like the “brown note”....?


54 posted on 02/17/2008 3:43:54 PM PST by duckbutt (Those who pay no taxes have no check on their appetite for services.)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Nice accompaniment!
55 posted on 02/17/2008 3:47:26 PM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham ("The land of the Free...Because of the Brave")
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To: Chi-townChief

I don’t care who ya are...that’s funny right there!


56 posted on 02/17/2008 5:42:55 PM PST by crghill (Jacob Harmenszoon is no friend of mine!)
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To: forkinsocket

PLEASE TELL ME HE CHOKED ON A HAM SANDWICH!


57 posted on 02/17/2008 5:46:30 PM PST by ronnie raygun (Id rather be hunting with dick than driving with ted)
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To: goldfinch; nuconvert; SunkenCiv; Straight Vermonter; jeffers; Cap Huff; Saberwielder; ...
Contrary to most of the posts on this thread, this is not good news. The man who died was protesting against the disqualification of more moderate candidates for the next election. So his death will be taken as a sign that God wants the 7th century hardliners to remain in power.

Yes, you are right. Tavassoli belonged to the same party as the former President Khatami the Association of Combatant Clerics (sure, a very silly name) i.e. part of the “reformist groups” in Iran. He was strongly against Ahmadinejad.

There are two grandsons of Khomeini: Hassan Khomeini that is the person mentioned in this article, and in this article:

“Cuban President Fidel Castro is accompanied by Hajj Seyed Hassan Khomeini, the grandson of the late Ayatollah Khomeini of Iran, as he leads more than 1.2 million Cubans in the largest anti-U.S. protest in four decades of hostilities, July 26, 2001. The march was billed by the ruling Communist Party as a protest against all U.S. “aggressions and crimes’ since Castro’s 1959 revolution. Khomeini is in Cuba as part of an Iranian delegation visiting on Castro’s invite.”
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/524670/posts
However, I think that Hassan today has a somewhat different opinion than he had some year ago.

The other grandson is Hossein Komeini http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hossein_Khomeini In 2006, on the Al-Arabiya television station, Hossein called for American destruction of the Islamic Republic by invasion.

The election is March 14, and it will be a tough fight between the followers of Ahmadinejad, the conservatives like Hassan Khomeiny and the reformers that nowadays have the super corrupt billionaire Rafsanjani on their side. My bet is on Rafsanjani.

The politics in Iran is a very complicated issue and normal western classifications can not be used. Many crazy mullahs are subscribers of free economy and many reformists are really left wing nuts. We should ask Radio Farda etc to broadcast Milton Freedman's "Free to choose" etc. in Farsi.

58 posted on 02/18/2008 4:13:52 AM PST by AdmSmith
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To: forkinsocket

Effin psychos. My Ayatollah is better than your Ayatollah because Muhammad was his great great great great uncle. What a mess of loonies


59 posted on 02/18/2008 4:17:00 AM PST by dennisw (Never bet on a false prophet! <<<<<-->>>>> Never bet on Islam!)
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Ayatollah Mohammad Reza Tavassoli, a former head of Khomeini's office, died while delivering the speech to Iran's main arbitration body, the Expediency Council


60 posted on 02/18/2008 4:18:18 AM PST by Ezekiel
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