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Clashes rock Tehran as thousands protest over ‘rigged’ election
dailymail ^ | 5 mins ago

Posted on 06/13/2009 4:26:07 PM PDT by jessduntno

Riot police beat protesters with truncheons as violence flared yesterday following Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s landslide re-election – amid allegations of widespread ballot-rigging.

Tehran saw the worst public uprising since the country’s Islamic student revolution 30 years ago.

Thousands of protesters wrecked cars and set up barricades of burning tyres after the Iranian Electoral Commission declared Mr Ahmadinejad had won 62.6 per cent of the 30million votes against 33.8 per cent for his rival, Mir Hossein Mousavi.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; iranviolence2009; mousavi; studentmovement
ROBUST DEBATER..........


1 posted on 06/13/2009 4:26:07 PM PDT by jessduntno
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To: jessduntno

Hang the Mullahs!


2 posted on 06/13/2009 4:27:20 PM PDT by Bon mots
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To: jessduntno

Yawn. Iranian uprising no....56...57?


3 posted on 06/13/2009 4:29:07 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: jessduntno
MORE ROBUST DEBATERS...THIS IS OBAMA'S MASSDEBATE...


4 posted on 06/13/2009 4:29:50 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: jessduntno

Never seen it spelled like “tyres.” Must be a British spelling.


5 posted on 06/13/2009 4:29:55 PM PDT by Tai_Chung
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To: jessduntno

Wow, sounds like the Iranians are as tired of this bastard as we are.


6 posted on 06/13/2009 4:31:19 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama post 09/11. The U.S. is sorry, we are a Muslim nation, and we surrender.)
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To: jessduntno

Looks like the Ayatollah might be losing control.


7 posted on 06/13/2009 4:31:21 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: jessduntno
Again our US media fails to do their job.

CNNNBCCBSABCMSNBC are all waiting on their DNC / White House talking points to be faxed on how to spin the election

8 posted on 06/13/2009 4:31:25 PM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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To: Tai_Chung

UK reporting...


9 posted on 06/13/2009 4:31:26 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: jessduntno

A voter shows her ink-stained finger having made her choice at a polling station in Tehran. More than 46million Iranians were eligible to vote

10 posted on 06/13/2009 4:33:41 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: jessduntno

Interesting their riot shields say "Police" in English

11 posted on 06/13/2009 4:35:49 PM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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To: Popman

On loan from the Chicago PD?


12 posted on 06/13/2009 4:38:55 PM PDT by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: jessduntno
Wonder what comments barky has to say,we need to support the protesters as much as possible.
13 posted on 06/13/2009 4:41:36 PM PDT by rodguy911 (HOME OF THE FREE BECAUSE OF THE BRAVE--GO SARAHCUDA !!)
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To: Popman

O is just excited about the “Robust Dialogue” in Iran


14 posted on 06/13/2009 4:42:24 PM PDT by NavVet ( If you don't defend Conservatism in the Primaries, you won't have it to defend in November)
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To: jessduntno

The CIA is obviously interfereing with legal elections.


15 posted on 06/13/2009 4:44:34 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Socialism is the worst kind of Pollution.)
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To: jessduntno
thousands protest over ‘rigged’ election...

Why can't they be more civilized like we are... we seem to have more and more ‘rigged’ elections, and you don't see us rioting.

... but maybe we should!

16 posted on 06/13/2009 4:51:07 PM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: jessduntno

I see the demographic bomb is starting to blow up on the aging millionaire Mullahs that took power in 1979 and are still clinging to power.
Iran had a massive baby boom in the 1980s. A major portion of the country is all under the age of 30 now. The mullahs have not brought them the properity and oppurtunity they continuely promise. For being one of the biggest oil exporters in the world, they still have one of the worst economies on the planet. There is a lot of resentment towards the billions being sent to fund Hezbollah that lets them live extremely comfortable lives in Lebannon, while many Iranians are at the poverty level.


17 posted on 06/13/2009 5:01:10 PM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican
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To: jessduntno

Sounds like ACORN has been working overtime in Iran.


18 posted on 06/13/2009 5:03:12 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: jessduntno

As Rush said, the president of Iran is purely symbolic, because the real control comes from the mullahs. But obviously, the people wanted to pick their own symbol. Furthermore, Iran’s economic situation is quite grim, and even though Bambi has been drooling over Ahmadinejad, I think his name is heavily associated with economic misery and that’s something that really gets people stirred up.

Bambi will probably bring himself down here by creating such misery that people will be clamoring for his birth certificate as an easy, bonfire-free way of getting rid of him.


19 posted on 06/13/2009 5:15:12 PM PDT by livius
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To: jessduntno

I’d call that robust debate!


20 posted on 06/13/2009 5:22:32 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|"AlsoSprachTelethustra"-NonValueAdded|Lk21:36|FireTheLiar)
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To: jessduntno

While I don’t like seeing people suffer, these riots give me hope for Iran. It’s the people rising up and refusing to be oppressed that will ultimately set them free.

They will be a nation worthy to take their place along side the rest of the civilized world, in time, but it has to come from within. Our interference, or forced change at the end of a gun (or nuke) won’t do it.

Maybe one day their future generations will look at these pictures and see patriots that spilt their blood for freedom, and they will appreciate that freedom is not for free but worth preserving with one’s own life if necessary.


21 posted on 06/13/2009 5:23:46 PM PDT by AussieJoe
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To: Popman
Interesting their riot shields say "Police" in English

As conjectured on another thread -- oversupply of shields manufactured for use in the Obama-nation.

22 posted on 06/13/2009 5:23:52 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|"AlsoSprachTelethustra"-NonValueAdded|Lk21:36|FireTheLiar)
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To: AussieJoe; LibreOuMort
While I don’t like seeing people suffer, these riots give me hope for Iran. It’s the people rising up and refusing to be oppressed that will ultimately set them free.
They will be a nation worthy to take their place along side the rest of the civilized world, in time, but it has to come from within.

AussieJoe, you are so correct.

There are a few FReepers who knew first-hand Iran before the mullahs.

23 posted on 06/13/2009 5:27:11 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|"AlsoSprachTelethustra"-NonValueAdded|Lk21:36|FireTheLiar)
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To: livius
As Rush said, the president of Iran is purely symbolic, because the real control comes from the mullahs.

Kind of like our pOTUS with Soros and ??

24 posted on 06/13/2009 5:27:59 PM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (zer0 is doing to capitalism what Kennedy did to health care)
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To: TaxPayer2000

“A voter shows her ink-stained finger...”

and she’s making the peace sign...


25 posted on 06/13/2009 5:29:10 PM PDT by AussieJoe
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To: jessduntno

Just wait for the 2012 “rigged” US elections.


26 posted on 06/13/2009 5:40:58 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: TaxPayer2000

Is that Mira Sorvino?


27 posted on 06/13/2009 5:44:40 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: jessduntno
Is that Mira Sorvino?

You be the judge.

28 posted on 06/13/2009 5:51:51 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: TaxPayer2000

You be the judge.

well, yeah, I guess...maybe the hair is different?


29 posted on 06/13/2009 5:57:30 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: TaxPayer2000

If this girl EVER gets accused of a crime, let me be the first to say....NOT GUILTY!!!


30 posted on 06/13/2009 6:16:18 PM PDT by RightFighter (Sarah Palin - we love you and can't wait to see you again.)
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To: jessduntno

Sharif don’t like it. Rock the Casbah!

If Obama had any smarts instead of apologizing for Mossadegh 56 yrs ago, he’d be doing all he can to get rid of Khameini and the mullahs today. I’m no fan of Obama, but if got rid of Khameini and the mullahs he’d have done more to end terrorism than any President in US History. I’d vote for him in 12 based soley on that.

They’re as vulnerable as they’ve been in some time, maybe ever. If our CIA is worth anything, they should be able to foment something, support the protestors, funnel them cash, equipment, etc...

Bush did a lot against terrorism but he had 8 yrs and he didn’t lift a finger against the mullahs. This is Obama’s moment. He can seize it and dump them once and for all. It would be the biggest forign policy victory by the US since the end of the Cold War.

We’ll see what happens.


31 posted on 06/13/2009 7:12:45 PM PDT by jeltz25
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To: C210N

Preview of 2012?

Incumbent president is defeated, but a rigged election keeps him in office?


32 posted on 06/13/2009 7:14:00 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: jeltz25

“Bush did a lot against terrorism but he had 8 yrs and he didn’t lift a finger against the mullahs.”

Wasn’t one of the big “gaffes” the Bushies made in foreign policy is that by going into Iraq they insisted that if they established a chance at Democracy in the region, that others, including Iranian moderates, might topple the mullahs? Thought I read that somewhere ;^)


33 posted on 06/13/2009 7:20:23 PM PDT by jessduntno (July 4th, 2009. Washington DC. Gadsden Flags. Be There.)
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To: Proud_USA_Republican

I have a relative married to an Iranian...living in US now but lived in Tehran until the Shaw was overthrown. They say the Iranian people like the US and the ones who can, come here.


34 posted on 06/13/2009 7:30:44 PM PDT by lonestar (Obama is turning Bush's "mess" into a catastrophe.)
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To: livius
Bambi will probably bring himself down here by creating such misery that people will be clamoring for his birth certificate as an easy, bonfire-free way of getting rid of him.

And which congresscritter is going to be the first to stand up and demand the impeachment of the first black president?

35 posted on 06/13/2009 7:47:35 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: Tai_Chung

yes, exactly tyres is British.


36 posted on 06/13/2009 7:55:05 PM PDT by calex59
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To: jessduntno

Totally rigged. Check out this site: http://www.peiknet.com/1388/10khordad/22/PAGE/39EFSHA.htm

It’s in Farsi, but the first line says “Musavi 19 million, Karubi 7 million, Ahmadinejad 8 million

Totally rigged.


37 posted on 06/13/2009 8:36:22 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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