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Iran election anger boils; Ahmadinejad defends results
Los Angeles Times ^ | 9:50 AM PDT, June 14, 2009 | Ramin Mostaghim and Borzou Daragahi

Posted on 06/14/2009 10:21:16 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach

Protesters who claim the vote was rigged clash with police for a second day. The government denies that two of the president's challengers are under house arrest.

Reporting from Tehran -- Protesters angered by alleged vote count fraud erupted in street violence for a second day today, throwing rocks and setting fire to storefronts as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his reelection as "free and real" in a press appearance before local and international journalists.

Vigorous and assertive, Ahmadinejad vowed to maintain his tough foreign policy posture in his second term. Afterward, he appeared before a massive rally in his support in Tehran's Vali Asr Square, with thousands of supporters waving red, white and green Iranian flags and banners with religious slogans.

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; iranviolence2009; moussavi; studentmovement

1 posted on 06/14/2009 10:21:16 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
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To: MarineBrat; csense; NormsRevenge; jveritas; SandRat; Straight Vermonter; GeronL; Fred Nerks; ...

fyi


2 posted on 06/14/2009 10:22:05 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Has Jimmuh Car-DUH called it fair yet?


3 posted on 06/14/2009 10:22:10 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Wonder to what extent has Obie's pontifications intensified the “debate”.
4 posted on 06/14/2009 10:23:00 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Barak Obama: Pontificator in Chief and Poster Child for the Peter Principle)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

A complete BULLSHIT narratvie woven by Barry-Hussein his most merciful and repeated dutifully by the dominant media that there was a free election between two completely different parties in Iran.

!!! FALSE !!!

THE MULLAHS RULE IRAN AND CHOOSE WHICH PUPPETS RUN FOR “ELECTION”.


5 posted on 06/14/2009 10:24:31 AM PDT by Para-Ord.45
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
I'm still having trouble believing Obama and the libs were naive enough to think there would be a “fair” election in Iran. After all, the RATS are the ones who steal elections in this country, did they not know their counterparts in Iran would do the same thing?
6 posted on 06/14/2009 10:28:15 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

The Obamacoms are very fortunate that the people now living in this country are a bunch of fat, lazy slobs who have become bored with freedom and democracy. Otherwise, this same thing could have happened here on 5 November 08.


7 posted on 06/14/2009 10:30:41 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Why is the yellow-bellied coward, David Letterman, afraid of Governor Sarah Palin?)
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To: ozzymandus; Para-Ord.45
Regarding Obama ...I posted this...from Flopping Aces :

Iranian Election a Repudiation of Obama

8 posted on 06/14/2009 10:32:16 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

“Robust debate”

Rigged election. Jailed opponent.


9 posted on 06/14/2009 10:32:18 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
obama is hamstrung by his own bad policy in next door iraq. for years, he has called a country that has had several free and fair elections a failure. he can't even admit that it's a won war.

so now he's stuck with precious few options with regards to the stolen election in iraq.

10 posted on 06/14/2009 10:32:59 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://www.stink-eye.net)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Protesters angered by alleged vote count fraud erupted in street violence for a second day today, throwing rocks and setting fire to storefronts as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his reelection as “free and real”
______________________________________________

Any time now the tanks will roll...

Budapest, 1956

Tieneman Square..


11 posted on 06/14/2009 10:33:21 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: ozzymandus
I'm still having trouble believing Obama and the libs were naive enough to think there would be a “fair” election in Iran.

I don't think they thought there would be a fair election. I think, they thought, that they could actually influence the election. Just by talking.

12 posted on 06/14/2009 10:33:34 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
the president of Iran's own election monitoring commission has declared the result invalid and called for a do-over.
13 posted on 06/14/2009 10:35:18 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: SandRat; MaxMax
Borrowed from another thread:

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14 posted on 06/14/2009 10:37:11 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Tennessee Nana
twitter chatter has multiple reports of Arabic-speaking riot police (Iranians speak Farsi). The regime may be importing thugs to crack down on Iranians.
15 posted on 06/14/2009 10:38:30 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: PapaBear3625

And watch him disappear,....


16 posted on 06/14/2009 10:38:41 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Huff post has live blogging going on. Latest post: Just got off the phone with my dad. He leaves in northern tehran... He said that most iranians believe that a lot of the basijis [plain clothes officers] on the bikes are hezbollah arabs brought in to do to the citizens what a persian cop would refuse to do. Accordingly when the protesters knock one of the basijis off their bikes they are being particularly brutal, believing that the rider is arab. Regular uninformed cops are not being pursued with the same anger.

Same pattern as Tienanmen Square -- bring in people who will feel no connection to the people being stomped, and who do not speak their language.

17 posted on 06/14/2009 10:42:39 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: Para-Ord.45

Down with the Islamic Regime!


18 posted on 06/14/2009 10:45:29 AM PDT by StilettoRaksha
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To: PapaBear3625
Just found and posted this:

IRAN: Election unrest, day two

Says it is a blog for Iranians in the US...(my interpretation)

19 posted on 06/14/2009 10:52:10 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: SandRat
A doddering. broken-down old Liberal trying to matter would be hilarious if it wasn't for the millions who take him seriously.
20 posted on 06/14/2009 10:57:23 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

twitter reports shooting and 4 deaths in Rasht


21 posted on 06/14/2009 11:03:42 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: JohnBrowdie
so now he's stuck with precious few options with regards to the stolen election in iraq.

I think Obama expected and wanted Ahmadinejad to win. There's little difference between the two mullah-picked candidates, in any case. But Ahmadinejad personally is important to Obama because he is the best buddy of Obama's best buddy, Hugo Chavez. Ahmadinejad has spent considerable amounts of time and money helping Chavez and also helping him stir up left wing trouble in the rest of Latin America.

The Iranians have been suffering under a truly miserable economy, and it no doubt angers them to see Ahmadinejad lavishing so much effort (and probably money) on Venezuela while they have such severe problems. That's the only reason I can see for this little rebellion.

But I am convinced that Obama has been relatively quiet because he was just assuming that Ahmadinejad would win and that the three of them, Obama, Chavez and Ahmadinejad, would be able to continue their cozy threesome.

22 posted on 06/14/2009 11:05:05 AM PDT by livius
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Youtube: Iranian riot cop pulled off motorcycle and beaten
23 posted on 06/14/2009 11:08:39 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: PapaBear3625

It’s long been practice to use Iraqi Shias and Lebanese Hezbullahis as thugs against Iranians.


24 posted on 06/14/2009 11:12:02 AM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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twitter chatter has multiple reports of Arabic-speaking riot police (Iranians speak Farsi). The regime may be importing thugs to crack down on Iranians.

Could be Hamas...also.

Al-Queda's new home...?

25 posted on 06/14/2009 11:32:24 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thought the goofs that wrote this article sounded familiar.

They’ve engaged in propaganda before:

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/lynn-davidson/2007/10/06/la-times-whitewashed-threatening-ahmadinejad-speech


26 posted on 06/14/2009 11:35:26 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Gitmo detainees to Alcatraz!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Reporting from Tehran -- Protesters angered by alleged vote count fraud erupted in street violence for a second day today, throwing rocks and setting fire to storefronts as Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his reelection as "free and real" in a press appearance before local and international journalists.

I fear that very soon, those in Iran who seek personal freedom will face the fate afforded the educated classes of of China and Cambodia..., and the world at large will avert its gaze and merely move on to other causes...

27 posted on 06/14/2009 11:37:17 AM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Se post 24. They have recruited since the 1980’s Shia Iraqi refugees and Lebanese Hezbullah thugs. They are the regime’s leashdogs against the Iranian people.


28 posted on 06/14/2009 11:38:35 AM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: PapaBear3625

Thanks .


29 posted on 06/14/2009 11:39:19 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: SolidWood

Thanks.


30 posted on 06/14/2009 11:41:36 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Protesters angered by alleged vote count fraud erupted in street violence for a second day today, throwing rocks and setting fire to storefronts.

This is why the mullahs have been in rule for 30 years. If they want to get rid of tyrants they must storm the palaces and mosques and government buildings and kill the enemies of freedom.

Shopkeepers are not the enemy.

31 posted on 06/14/2009 11:45:16 AM PDT by BigBobber
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To: BigBobber

Since they’re yelling allah akbar on most of the video i’ve seen i think its unlikely,at least at this point,that they direct their anger at those old moon worshiping loons.


32 posted on 06/14/2009 12:25:42 PM PDT by wiggen
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To: SolidWood; Ernest_at_the_Beach
Running blog on Huffpost:
Just got off the phone with my dad. He leaves in northern tehran... He said that most iranians believe that a lot of the basijis [plain clothes officers] on the bikes are hezbollah arabs brought in to do to the citizens what a persian cop would refuse to do. Accordingly when the protesters knock one of the basijis off their bikes they are being particularly brutal, believing that the rider is arab. Regular uninformed cops are not being pursued with the same anger.
It's a long-running pattern with dictators to cultivate a thug-class which is alienated from the population being controlled, who have no economic alternative to being a thug, and who know that things will go badly for them if the regime goes down.
33 posted on 06/14/2009 2:41:48 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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To: wiggen

It’s actually a reference to the chant of the Revolution 1979, when they got up the roofs and chanted Allahoakbar.

The regime has to be brought down sooner or later, and I don’t care what the chant of the day is.


34 posted on 06/14/2009 2:50:59 PM PDT by SolidWood (www.firedavidletterman.com)
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To: PapaBear3625
Accordingly when the protesters knock one of the basijis off their bikes they are being particularly brutal, believing that the rider is arab.

Iranians need to throw off the arabized yoke and that ridiculous arabic-islamist faux "culture" forced down their throats for 30 years.

35 posted on 06/14/2009 3:24:44 PM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Thanks Ernest!


36 posted on 06/14/2009 4:52:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
A few years back I made comments that the people must gain the regular army's support, have arms issued out in huge numbers, as well as anti tank weapons, etc., and go directly after the secret police, RG and other protectors of the mullahs.
Blood most be spilled to physically kick out the cult rulers and their puppets and protectors.
Only the people in large masses supported fully by the army, navy, and airforce (many true blue military folks with patriotic heads and modern thought) will change Iran into a better place for all their neighbors and themselves.
Otherwise as in China and NK, the shit will continue as usual.
37 posted on 06/14/2009 5:17:06 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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