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Ahmadinejad defiant on 'free' Iran poll
BBC ^ | Sunday, 14 June 2009 05:20 UK 04:20 GMT, | BBC Staff

Posted on 06/13/2009 10:47:50 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has defended his "completely free" re-election as Iran's president, amid violent clashes on the streets over claims of election fraud.

Mr Ahmadinejad condemned the outside world for "psychological warfare" against Iranians during the election.

Thousands have protested against the result, burning barricades on the streets of Tehran and clashing with police, who responded with tear gas.

Reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi urged his supporters to avoid violence.

Mr Ahmadinejad is due to hold a news conference on Sunday, followed by a huge victory rally.

'Down with the dictator'

Speaking on national television, Mr Ahmadinejad praised the Iranian people for choosing to "look toward the future" rather than returning to the past.

"This is a great victory at a time and condition when the whole material, political and propaganda facilities outside of Iran and sometimes... inside Iran, were total mobilised against our people," he said.

He blamed "foreign media" for instigating a "full-fledged fight against our people".

"Nearly 40 million people took part in a totally free election," he said.

BBC Iranian affairs analyst Sadeq Saba says the margin of the win was so wide that it made a lot of people suspicious.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.bbc.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; iranviolence2009; mousavi; studentmovement

1 posted on 06/13/2009 10:47:50 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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fyi


2 posted on 06/13/2009 10:48:46 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: All
From the BBC:

In pictures: Iran election clashes

3 posted on 06/13/2009 10:51:39 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

4 posted on 06/13/2009 10:52:25 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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5 posted on 06/13/2009 10:53:20 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Where is the Mossad when you need them?


6 posted on 06/13/2009 10:54:07 PM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Circumstances on the ground, make Iran more primed for targeted strikes.

Imagine the unrest, if Iran’s primary refinery complex was hit (as part of an anti-nuke raid). A counter-revolution would rival that if 1979.


7 posted on 06/13/2009 10:57:09 PM PDT by research99
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To: research99

Persons twittering from inside Iran, are asking CNN to actually show what’s going on there right now (a march on the election HQ 30,000 strong).


8 posted on 06/13/2009 10:58:43 PM PDT by research99
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To: research99

I think you are right Israel striking now would destabilize the situation even more and might even overthrow the Ayatollahs Regime.


9 posted on 06/13/2009 11:03:39 PM PDT by LukeL (Yasser Arafat: "I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Just for fun, I’ve been writing this story about Iran and its nuclear program and corrupt regime. The CIA works with the Iranian dissenters and they start a revolution around the same time that Israel takes out the nuclear facilities, waiting until the Iranian regime is crippled to do so.

Prophecy or pure coincidence? ;) lol


10 posted on 06/13/2009 11:12:23 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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To: pray4liberty
Where is the Mossad when you need them?

Look carefully....

11 posted on 06/13/2009 11:25:14 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: G8 Diplomat
This is real:

Iran on Fire (Continuously updated)

12 posted on 06/13/2009 11:25:29 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: research99
Imagine the unrest, if Iran’s primary refinery complex was hit (as part of an anti-nuke raid). A counter-revolution would rival that if 1979.

If Israel doesn't take full advantage of this destabilized state of affairs right now, their whole government needs to be fired.

They could force the ouster of Ahmadinejad and the mullahs with the precise application of conventional force against key targets.

13 posted on 06/13/2009 11:26:07 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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I think you are right Israel striking now would destabilize the situation even more and might even overthrow the Ayatollahs Regime.

This would be a good time for special forces to take out the mullahs. Unfortunately, Obama won't be giving that order so someone else will have to do it this time...

it would be a lot cleaner than nuking the place and angering these patriots.

14 posted on 06/13/2009 11:27:36 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: April Lexington

I wonder what’s going through Bibi’s mind right about now?


15 posted on 06/13/2009 11:28:36 PM PDT by Scotswife
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Wouldn’t hurt to have a little of that CIA action ‘Bama apologized for...


16 posted on 06/13/2009 11:32:32 PM PDT by D-fendr (Deus non alligatur sacramentis sed nos alligamur.)
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To: Scotswife

Plenty. He’s a very smart chess player and he’s not going to preside over the demise of Israel.


17 posted on 06/13/2009 11:32:47 PM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Meanwhile on Friday the latest Democrat Party, liberal, socialist foreign policy genius said this:

We are excited to see what appears to be a robust debate taking place in Iran," Obama told reporters when asked about the Iranian election during an event at the White House.

Whoever ends up winning the election in Iran, the fact there has been a robust debate hopefully will advance our ability to engage them in new ways, he said.

I hope the Oval Office empty suit remains excited about what appears to be a robust debate taking place in Iran.

18 posted on 06/13/2009 11:37:45 PM PDT by hflynn (attatta)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Wasn’t Jammah Cahtah there and didn’t Jammah Cahtah certify the erection as true? After all, Jammah never met an erection he didn’t admire.


19 posted on 06/13/2009 11:38:49 PM PDT by Rembrandt
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To: research99

CNN doesn’t want us getting any ideas over here...


20 posted on 06/13/2009 11:57:01 PM PDT by Califreak (All hail the Islamic Avenger!)
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To: Califreak
Check out this video by BBC. Don't watch the last half it is hillary running her mouth.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcHT8-ps64w

21 posted on 06/14/2009 12:00:32 AM PDT by calex59
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To: calex59

When I think of their mullahs, I also think of our czars.

IMO, if things get bad enough, this kind of thing could easily happen here.


22 posted on 06/14/2009 12:09:19 AM PDT by Califreak (All hail the Islamic Avenger!)
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To: Califreak

IMO, if things get bad enough, this kind of thing could easily happen here.
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It should have already happened here. I don’t mean the violent parts, but the numbers, all in one place(DC) at the same time. When the GM/ Chrysler stuff started and they stole the dealers businesses and gave them to whoever they wanted, that should have been the final straw. I actually think they can do anything they want and Americans will just whine. The only thing they might rebel against is a gun grab or the Kenyan trying to stay in the WH forever. Not sure they even have the stomach to take the time away from American Idol for that. Even here on FR the American Idol number of posts is mind boggling.


23 posted on 06/14/2009 1:18:18 AM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

what the hell changes if they overturn the election? They’re all chanting allah akbar anyway. Don’t sound all that different to me.


24 posted on 06/14/2009 3:59:57 AM PDT by wiggen
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Some fools just need killing.
Hopefully some Iranian patriot sends this murderer to hell.


25 posted on 06/14/2009 5:36:09 AM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
It will be very interesting if the numbers can continue to grow for the protest, and in many population centers. I am waiting to hear reports of key mullahs starting to deport to South America and other sanctuaries.
If we hear things along that line then perhaps major change could occur in Iran.
If the gov. goes the martial law route which it probably will, and starts killing a lot of people and scaring them back into their holes, then this is a temporary set back at most for the mullah and the government.
Surely we need to see hundreds of thousands of violent protesters refusing for weeks on end to continue 24 hour protests as the videos display.
But I say nothing we all are not aware of.
26 posted on 06/14/2009 4:17:42 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Obama must be making huge piles of cigarette butts around the WH grounds at this point.)
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