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Reformists Arrested Following Street Clashes in Iran
Fox News ^ | 6/14/2009 | FoxNews

Posted on 06/14/2009 6:23:40 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross

TEHRAN, Iran — More than 100 reformists, including the brother of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami, were arrested Saturday night, leading reformist Mohammad Ali Abtahi told Reuters.

"They were taken from their homes last night," former vice president Abtahi said.Authorities released the former president's brother, Mohammad Reza Khatami, on Sunday, his wife said. She said at least two other top leaders of Iran's largest reformist party, including the party's secretary-general, were also released early Sunday, but that others remained in custody.

Additional arrests were expected.

Iranian officials, however, disputed the claims and said the reformists were merely summoned and "warned not to increase tension." (snip)

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: arrested; iran; iranviolence2009; mousavi; reformists; studentmovement
From the article:

More than 100 reformists, including the brother of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami, were arrested Saturday night, leading reformist Mohammad Ali Abtahi told Reuters.

Reports that Mousavi was under house arrest could not be confirmed, but the 67-year-old former prime minister has not been seen in public since he gave a late night press conference Friday where he accused the government of voter fraud.

Let’s see how Mr. "Hope & Change" responds to this.

1 posted on 06/14/2009 6:23:40 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!


2 posted on 06/14/2009 6:25:58 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Let’s see how Mr. "Hope & Change" responds to this.

He already has responded. He calls it a robust debate.
3 posted on 06/14/2009 6:26:25 AM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it!)
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To: don-o

Prayers lifted up for these courageous Iranians (and for Mrs. Don-o after the bike accident).


4 posted on 06/14/2009 6:27:52 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross; don-o; Man50D

Best coverage is on Twitter:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23IranElection


5 posted on 06/14/2009 6:28:05 AM PDT by angkor
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To: Servant of the Cross

More than 100 reformists, including the brother of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami, were arrested Saturday night, leading reformist Mohammad Ali Abtahi told Reuters.
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Maybe they broke the traffic rules, as per Ahmedinajam.


6 posted on 06/14/2009 6:29:06 AM PDT by conivorous
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To: Man50D
Yea, rioting in the streets is one form of community organizing, eh?

I specifically want to hear his response to these arrests of the political opposition.

7 posted on 06/14/2009 6:29:35 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Thank you. I read a suggestion that this may be the time for Israel to make her move. Add Bibi to prayers.


8 posted on 06/14/2009 6:31:05 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: angkor

Thank you for the link.


9 posted on 06/14/2009 6:32:11 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: don-o

I was just thinking that exact thought, and you posted it.


10 posted on 06/14/2009 6:33:37 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: angkor

Too many liberals - can’t take all the the links to Juan Cole, Gary Sick & Huffington post


11 posted on 06/14/2009 6:45:04 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: angkor
I pulled this image from a twitter post.

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12 posted on 06/14/2009 6:45:42 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: nuconvert

>>>> Too many liberals - can’t take all the the links to Juan Cole, Gary Sick & Huffington post <<<<<<

Yeah, I know. But there are times when the enemy of my enemy is my friend (maybe not friend but at least tolerable).


13 posted on 06/14/2009 6:50:22 AM PDT by angkor
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To: don-o

My concern with that would be if it caused the various factions to unite behind a threat from outside. I’d say, covertly arm the reformists and let them force a change from within. Bombing the nuke facilities will end the emergent revolution.


14 posted on 06/14/2009 6:51:27 AM PDT by StolarStorm
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To: don-o
The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching! The whole world is watching!

And the whole world's leadership are wimps who aren't going to do a damn thing about it.

15 posted on 06/14/2009 6:55:38 AM PDT by Marie
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To: Servant of the Cross

He won’t.


16 posted on 06/14/2009 6:56:23 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: StolarStorm

I have no clue what Israel’s best move is. I do know (strongly suspect) they have “war gamed” all scenarios.

In my amateur opinion. co-opting and turning the military would be most desirable.


17 posted on 06/14/2009 6:56:33 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: Marie

I love the smell of pessimism in the morning. Smells like defeat.

In reality, world leaders can be irrelevant when the populace is aroused to act.


18 posted on 06/14/2009 6:58:38 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Time to re-instute Radio Free Iran...of course, the Kenyan poseur probably will not do this becasue he does not to offend fellow raghead Muslims. With millions of fairly educated young people, the time is now to foment as much internal dissention as possible.

Although, to be sure, when that happens, the "leadership" usually tries to pick an external fight to unite the country against the "new external" threat. Get the popcorn.

19 posted on 06/14/2009 7:00:49 AM PDT by MarkT
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To: Man50D

Mr Hope and Change is “monitoring the situation” according to Fox News.


20 posted on 06/14/2009 7:02:56 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: Servant of the Cross

I truly believe that these same fascist tactics could become a reality, in the United States of America before too long under this Administration.

God Help America.


21 posted on 06/14/2009 7:03:18 AM PDT by chatham
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To: Servant of the Cross

I know ImaNutJob is bad news but it was pretty funny seeing him dismiss Amanpour as irrelevant in the way he answered her questions.


22 posted on 06/14/2009 7:04:25 AM PDT by DogBarkTree (Support The American Tea Party)
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To: MarkT

bttt


23 posted on 06/14/2009 7:06:00 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Servant of the Cross

This is now getting SERIES - it could be HUGH! LOL.


24 posted on 06/14/2009 7:10:25 AM PDT by 2harddrive (then)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Mr. “Hope & Change” needs to be careful and keep his mouth shut on this for a while.

A sure fire way for Mr. NutJob to consolidate the country is to divert attention away from the fraud and to “meddling” of the US. We are a hated wedge in that region and need to let these guys throw over their government without us involved.


25 posted on 06/14/2009 7:24:50 AM PDT by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: Servant of the Cross

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/bahramks/RiotsInTehran#

Pics said to be from the Tehran street


26 posted on 06/14/2009 7:42:42 AM PDT by don-o (My son, Ben - Marine Private FC- 1/16/09 - Parris Island, SC - Lnc Crprl -6/4/09 - 29 Palms, CA)
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To: nuconvert

I know what you mean...twitter is loaded with them.


27 posted on 06/14/2009 8:01:39 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Servant of the Cross
I wouldn't call these people 'reformists'. It's the Rafsanjani faction of the ruling elite. The Iranian people, mostly young people, have hijacked the Moussavi campaign for their own purposes. The People are using this faction to try to gain more freedom from the government. It's an alliance of convenience.

The Mullahs, by so blatantly stealing this election to support the evil dwarf, Adolf Jr., has unmistakably exposed themselves for the corrupt, evil, tryrants they are. This has had the added benefit of splitting the ruling class and separating Rafsanjani's gang from the Mullahs.

It's like the perfect storm for blowing up a country. Most people aren't aware that Iran is 50% Persian and 50% other ethnic groups: Azeris, Arabs, Turkmen, Armenians, Kurds and others. It's like a mini-Soviet Union. Watch for the Azeri's or Kurd's to breakaway. They have the numbers, the will and the possibility of outside support from their ethnic Azeri and Kurd brothers. Then, you'll know this is serious.

28 posted on 06/14/2009 8:04:00 AM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (Are they insane, stupid or just evil?)
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To: calex59
Link to Mousavi's latest statement, in English..

Link to Mousavi's latest statement, in English.. http://www.scribd.com/doc/16412731/Mousavis-Announcment-24-June-2009

As you can see he strongly supports the Islamic Republic of the Mullahs. He is essentially no different than Imanutjob except he tones the rhetoric down a bit.

29 posted on 06/14/2009 8:06:31 AM PDT by calex59
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To: Man50D

Obama is getting a taste of his own medicine: corrupt, fraudulent election, demonization of opposition. Sound familiar? I wonder what the Iranian equivalent of ACORN is?


31 posted on 06/14/2009 8:42:13 AM PDT by 1951Boomer
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To: Servant of the Cross

http://www.weeklystandard.com/weblogs/TWSFP/2009/06/lieberman_statement_on_iran.asp

Lieberman Statement on Iran

Much stronger than anything coming out of the White House:

“Over the last six months, we have witnessed free and fair elections in Iraq and Lebanon, in which millions of people peacefully went to the polls, and in both cases, the Iranian-backed forces of extremism were decisively rejected at the ballot box.

“Unfortunately, on Friday, the Iranian people were denied this right, enjoyed by Iraqis and Lebanese and so many other peoples throughout the world, to determine the future of their country for themselves. Instead, through intimidation, violence, manipulation, and outright fraud, the Iranian regime has once again made a mockery of democracy, and confirmed its repressive and dictatorial character.

“We as Americans have a responsibility to stand in solidarity with people when they are denied their rights by repressive regimes. When elections are stolen, our government should protest. When peaceful demonstrators are beaten and silenced, we have a duty to raise our voices on their behalf. We must tell the Iranian people that we are on their side.

“For this reason, I would hope that President Obama and members of both parties in Congress will speak out, loudly and clearly, about what is happening in Iran right now, and unambiguously express their solidarity with the brave Iranians who went to the polls in the hope of change and who are now looking to the outside world for strength and support.”


32 posted on 06/14/2009 8:44:41 AM PDT by maggief (I)
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To: luvEastTenn

“I wonder what the Iranian equivalent of ACORN is?”

Islam.


33 posted on 06/14/2009 9:07:44 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Obama - A flexible container of vinegar and water)
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To: Man50D
They had an election, followed by a robust debate, and the police won.

Time to turn the page and move on.

/sarc

34 posted on 06/14/2009 9:13:38 AM PDT by Deo volente
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To: Servant of the Cross
I specifically want to hear his (Obama's) response to these arrests of the political opposition.

Bingo! What does the Chicago political thug think about suppression of opposing views? (...like we don't know...)

35 posted on 06/14/2009 9:16:47 AM PDT by Senator_Blutarski (No good deed goes unpunished.)
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To: maggief
That's awesome. It should be its own thread.

“We as Americans have a responsibility to stand in solidarity with people when they are denied their rights by repressive regimes.

“For this reason, I would hope that President Obama and members of both parties in Congress will speak out, loudly and clearly, about what is happening in Iran right now, and unambiguously express their solidarity with the brave Iranians who went to the polls in the hope of change and who are now looking to the outside world for strength and support.”

Bambi, what say you?

36 posted on 06/14/2009 10:01:16 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The Demoncrats should observe Iran about how to really steal an election.


37 posted on 06/14/2009 12:09:32 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Servant of the Cross
Let’s see how Mr. "Hope & Change" responds to this.

Should be something like, "Taught him everything he knows...especially 'Don't forget to prosecute your competitor after the election is over.'"

38 posted on 06/14/2009 12:11:24 PM PDT by Nevermore (...just a typical cracker, clinging to my Constitutional rights...)
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To: Servant of the Cross; MarineBrat; csense; NormsRevenge; jveritas; SandRat; Straight Vermonter; ...

fyi


39 posted on 06/14/2009 12:13:15 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Elections like these are coming soon to a nation near you. :D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D


40 posted on 06/14/2009 4:42:12 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Socialism is the worst kind of Pollution.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks Ernest!


41 posted on 06/14/2009 4:52:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SkyPilot

“The Demoncrats should observe Iran about how to really steal an election.”

Democratic politicians are unprincipled and venal enough as it is. Don’t give them any ideas.


42 posted on 06/14/2009 5:34:17 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: popdonnelly
Democratic politicians are unprincipled and venal enough as it is. Don’t give them any ideas.

The Bible says that Satan is the god of this world.

For now.

Democrats and all the ungodly are under Satan's control.

Did you ever wonder why things in this world are so crazy, evil, and terrible?

The answer is Satan has his day. But, Christ will defeat Satan.......someday.

43 posted on 06/14/2009 6:32:41 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

Satan has already been defeated.


44 posted on 06/14/2009 9:08:02 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: SkyPilot
He has - by Christ's sacrifice and death. But, the bible describes Satan as the god of this world, and its prince. The demonic world boasts of his control, and every time you read the headlines, we know Satan holds the puppet strings.

God is sovereign, but until Christ casts the deceiver into the lake of fire, he is still here.

45 posted on 06/15/2009 2:46:38 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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