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Riots Continue Over Iranian Election, Obama Closely Monitoring (Hillary! Speaks)
All Headline News ^ | June 13, 2009 | David Goodhue

Posted on 06/13/2009 5:01:01 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin

Washington, DC (AHN) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad hailed the election results that showed him winning reelection by more than 62 percent of the vote.

But supporters of his opponent Mir Hossein Moussavi continue to flood the streets and violently clash with police dressed in riot gear. They believe the election was rigged. News reports say a crowd of protesters has reached Tehran's Moseni Square, and people have begun to break into store fronts, starting fires and tearing down signs.

Supporters of Ahmadinejad and Moussavi may be involved in the riots also.

Moussavi and his supporters said before the votes were counted that the process had been tainted and he urged a stop to the counting because of what he called "blatant violations." He said the results were from untrustworthy monitors.

"The results announced for the 10th presidential elections are astonishing. People who stood in long lines and knew well who they voted for were utterly surprised by the magicians working at the television and radio broadcasting," Moussavi said in a statement.

The amount of votes Ahmadinejad received is what is making observers worldwide suspicious of the outcome. Ahmadinejad is popular in rural areas, but Moussavi was expected to do well, if not win. But Ahmadinejad has the backing of the country's powerful religious leader, Ayatollah Khameni and his mullahs, who could be willing to go to great lengths not to let Moussavi take office because of his reform-minded views.

Iran's Interior Minister Seyed Sadeq Mahsouli said 85 percent of the county's 46 million eligible voters turned out to vote Friday.

The Obama administration is closely watching the elections.

"We obviously hope the outcome reflects the genuine will and desire of the Iranian people," Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton told reporters while visiting Niagara Falls Saturday.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; US: District of Columbia; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; mousavi; studentmovement

1 posted on 06/13/2009 5:01:02 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

2 posted on 06/13/2009 5:04:26 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

..not to worry, Hillary will send them a “reset” button


3 posted on 06/13/2009 5:04:38 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Hillary! Speaks

And when she does it looks like this.


4 posted on 06/13/2009 5:05:47 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (The University of Notre Dame's motto: "Kill our unborn children? YES WE CAN!")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
Report: Defeated Ahmadinejad rival arrested in Iran
5 posted on 06/13/2009 5:09:23 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The other 15% must have been the folks helping to rig the election. Even thugs need a break from thugery. They also knew they would be fighting the good fight today.

The best part is how anyone in the world thought this was going to be remotely fair. We all need to look at this as a show put on to entertain the rest of the world. This way your head won’t explode.


6 posted on 06/13/2009 5:10:34 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I was going to get up early Sunday morning to watch coverage on 0bama’s state TV networks, then I realized, what a stupid expectation


7 posted on 06/13/2009 5:12:53 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: Steven Tyler

I wouldn’t waste 1 wink on the man.


8 posted on 06/13/2009 5:14:27 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("You know the one with the big ears? He might be yours, but he ain't my president.")
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
The Obama administration is closely watching the elections.

I keep hearing this inane comment.

Just what is the Obama administration going to do? Tell the Mullahs: Sorry, we think your election was a scam and we refuse to recognize the results?

or......We're sending Jimmah Carter over the straighten your election mess out ?

I would hope the Obama administration is closely watching the internal reaction to the election

9 posted on 06/13/2009 5:20:23 PM PDT by Popman (Joe Biden REALLY can't be Vice President, can he ?)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Looks like ACORN on steroids.I bet Obammer is having orgasms over this!


10 posted on 06/13/2009 5:20:39 PM PDT by painter (No wonder democrats don't mind taxes.THEY DON'T PAY THEM !)
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To: pennyfarmer

Was not Jimmy Carter over there monitoring the elections to make sure they were not rigged, or any thing improper going on?


11 posted on 06/13/2009 5:22:07 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Jeff Chandler

Oooh, that looks like the other end of the horse.


12 posted on 06/13/2009 5:23:06 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (The plan... 0 in power for life. At least that's what they told him.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Not another “closely monitoring” statement. Does this guy ever do anything besides beat his gums and monitor things?


13 posted on 06/13/2009 5:23:18 PM PDT by calex59
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To: Man50D

If Mir Hossein Moussavi gets roughed up and his supporters learn about it, all Hell will break loose!


14 posted on 06/13/2009 5:30:02 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: calex59

Not another “closely monitoring” statement. Does this guy ever do anything besides beat his gums and monitor things?
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Yeah....that goes right up there with his ‘greatly disturbed’ issue from the WH.

I’m sure he has a list of ‘two-worders’ in his Blackberry at all times for such occasions.


15 posted on 06/13/2009 5:30:50 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Madam Secretary, there is a missile heading over the Pacific that looks like it’s aimed at our coast.

We are monitoring it closely.

Oh, good.


16 posted on 06/13/2009 6:07:10 PM PDT by Bahbah
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To: Doogle

Time to send in Jimmy Carter?


17 posted on 06/13/2009 6:45:59 PM PDT by cwaz
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To: WellyP
If Mir Hossein Moussavi gets roughed up and his supporters learn about it, all Hell will break loose!

It sounds as though that is already happening.
18 posted on 06/13/2009 6:58:48 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: Dallas59

If that were the look she is giving Iran...

I might be inclined to support her.


19 posted on 06/13/2009 7:01:39 PM PDT by EBH (I am not your comrade, nor sheeple, nor surf or slave; but a Freeman.)
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To: Dallas59
Obama Closely Monitoring (Hillary! Speaks)

With every day's passing, the World sees how incompetent and irrelevant the US administration truly is.

20 posted on 06/13/2009 7:07:58 PM PDT by WesternPacific (I am tired of voting for the lesser of two evils!)
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To: WellyP

“..all Hell will break loose!”

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No hell will ever break loose in a totalitarian regime. If Moussavi’s supporters try a revolt it will become a pitchfork vs. AK-47 party with his supporters holding the pitchfork.

Why do you think that the rats and Obama in our own country want to get rid of our 2nd Amendment? They want the people to hold the pitchfork.


21 posted on 06/13/2009 7:17:46 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: pennyfarmer

“We all need to look at this as a show put on to entertain the rest of the world. This way your head won’t explode.”

Well said....I wonder if the Iranian people now realize that they are frogs in a pot of boiling water.


22 posted on 06/13/2009 7:23:27 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty
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To: 353FMG

Does anyone know where obama is this weekend? Chilling in the WH? Date night?


23 posted on 06/13/2009 7:26:36 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: Dallas59

Hillary knows what it’s like to get ACORNED stolen out of an election. But she’s too much a puppet of the BOZerO now to have much of an influential voice.


24 posted on 06/13/2009 7:28:43 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Dallas59

don’t post that without warming, i just had dinner.
geez


25 posted on 06/13/2009 7:29:13 PM PDT by genghis
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

wold you trade BO for amiwhackjob?


26 posted on 06/13/2009 7:30:01 PM PDT by genghis
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To: genghis
would you trade BO for amiwhackjob?

Why not! Both are expert at ruining economies, stealing elections and threatening Israel. At least the monkey man would not run up the expense account so lavishly and can muck it up with the dhimmis at the UN in NYC along with his adoring jewish liberal pals nearby.

27 posted on 06/13/2009 7:44:20 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or Tyranny)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

“Iran has launched a nuclear strike on Israel. The Obama Administration is closely monitoring the situation.”


28 posted on 06/13/2009 7:59:03 PM PDT by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: cwaz
YEAH ONLY IF THEY LET HIM FLY A NAVY COPTER SOLO AND MAKE HIM LAND IN THE DESERT.
29 posted on 06/13/2009 8:09:51 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

Nothing on the news channels. Shameful!


30 posted on 06/13/2009 8:11:27 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: BunnySlippers

Twitter has alot of information on the protests and election fraud in Iran - very interesting events! The youth are POed


31 posted on 06/13/2009 8:19:49 PM PDT by texteacher
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To: texteacher

PatrickRuffiniRT @Change_for_Iran: Ahmadinejad... will celebrate [his] victory today at 5pm local time in Valiasr square & we will try to ruin his party!
3 minutes ago from TweetDeck

Change_for_Iranthere were more troops inside the vans and now starting to create a line in front of the only entrance of the building #iranelection
4 minutes ago from web


32 posted on 06/13/2009 8:22:37 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Change_for_IranI’m currently on rooftop with my laptop, most of the city is now looking calm except university of Economy building. #IranElection


33 posted on 06/13/2009 8:25:55 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: texteacher

@Change_for_Iran: there were more troops inside the vans and now starting to create a line in front of the only entrance of the building


34 posted on 06/13/2009 8:31:57 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: calex59

The monitor what beats his gums


35 posted on 06/13/2009 8:43:20 PM PDT by Bullfrogg
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To: Popman

The thing that scares Obama the most is the fact that it may be him and his administration next. He has to shove what he can down our throats now because if he can’t rig the next election he will have real troubles.


36 posted on 06/13/2009 11:27:06 PM PDT by pennyfarmer (Your Socialist Beat our Liberal)
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