Skip to comments.Clashes rock Tehran as thousands protest over ‘rigged’ election
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 Ahmadinejads landslide re-election amid allegations of widespread ballot-rigging.
Tehran saw the worst public uprising since the countrys 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.
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Hang the Mullahs!
Yawn. Iranian uprising no....56...57?
Never seen it spelled like “tyres.” Must be a British spelling.
Wow, sounds like the Iranians are as tired of this bastard as we are.
Looks like the Ayatollah might be losing control.
CNNNBCCBSABCMSNBC are all waiting on their DNC / White House talking points to be faxed on how to spin the election
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
Interesting their riot shields say "Police" in English
On loan from the Chicago PD?
O is just excited about the “Robust Dialogue” in Iran
The CIA is obviously interfereing with legal elections.
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!
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.
Sounds like ACORN has been working overtime in Iran.
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.
I’d call that robust debate!
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.
As conjectured on another thread -- oversupply of shields manufactured for use in the Obama-nation.
AussieJoe, you are so correct.
There are a few FReepers who knew first-hand Iran before the mullahs.
Kind of like our pOTUS with Soros and ??
“A voter shows her ink-stained finger...”
and she’s making the peace sign...
Just wait for the 2012 “rigged” US elections.
Is that Mira Sorvino?
You be the judge.
You be the judge.
well, yeah, I guess...maybe the hair is different?
If this girl EVER gets accused of a crime, let me be the first to say....NOT GUILTY!!!
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.
Preview of 2012?
Incumbent president is defeated, but a rigged election keeps him in office?
“Bush did a lot against terrorism but he had 8 yrs and he didnt 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 ;^)
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.
And which congresscritter is going to be the first to stand up and demand the impeachment of the first black president?
yes, exactly tyres is British.
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