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Ongoing LIVE THREAD- IRANIAN ELECTION & PROTEST NEWS
various | 15 June 2009

Posted on 06/15/2009 6:37:42 AM PDT by SE Mom

Time for a live thread to keep track of all the news in Iran- it's getting tough to keep up!


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; mousavi; mullahs; tweet; twitter
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1 posted on 06/15/2009 6:37:42 AM PDT by SE Mom
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To: SE Mom

via almost-at site:
http://www.rferl.org/section/Iran+Presidential+Election/733.html


2 posted on 06/15/2009 6:42:00 AM PDT by hyperconservative (Freedom is worth fighting for--always.)
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To: SE Mom

Here are some useful URL’S for keeping up:

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/2009/06/tweets-from-the-green-revolution-a-turning-tide.html

http://twitter.com/persiankiwi

http://www.michaeltotten.com

http://twitter.com/iran


3 posted on 06/15/2009 6:43:15 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

And the Drive By’s try to supress full coverage of the protests, because it might reflect negatively on Zero’s capabilities to enact “change” you can believe in...


4 posted on 06/15/2009 6:44:01 AM PDT by COBOL2Java
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; WorkerbeeCitizen; Bahbah; STARWISE; penelopesire

ping for lists


5 posted on 06/15/2009 6:44:14 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

and another:

http://almost.at/#iran


6 posted on 06/15/2009 6:45:25 AM PDT by hyperconservative (Freedom is worth fighting for--always.)
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To: SE Mom

http://crowdstatus.com/iranelectioncrowd.aspx


7 posted on 06/15/2009 6:46:21 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: COBOL2Java

CNN tried hard yesterday to make up for its lack of coverage on Saturday- in fact they had a two hour “special live coverage” from 10-12 last night...kind of like bribery!

This from the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/theeditors/2009/06/stop_the_blocking_now.html

BBC audiences in Iran, the Middle East and Europe may be experiencing disruption to their BBC TV or radio services today. That is because there is heavy electronic jamming of one of the satellites the BBC uses in the Middle East to broadcast the BBC Persian TV signal to Iran.

Satellite technicians have traced that interference and it is coming from Iran. There has been intermittent interference from Iran since Friday, but this is the heaviest yet.

It seems to be part of a pattern of behaviour by the Iranian authorities to limit the reporting of the aftermath of the disputed election. In Tehran, John Simpson and his cameraman were briefly arrested after they had filmed the material for this piece. And at least one news agency in Tehran has come under pressure not to distribute internationally any pictures it might have of demonstrations on the streets in Iran.

~snip~


8 posted on 06/15/2009 6:48:24 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

I’m monitoring some folks twittering from Iran. One twitterer, called Persiankiwi, gave the following reports over about the last half hour (goes from oldest to newest)

unconfirmed - students killed last night at Tehran Uni dorms. #Iranelection

no confirmed sighting of Khatami yet. #Iranelection

Ferdowsi Ave - confirmed - thousands marching - peaceful. #Iranelection

Valli Asr st closed to traffic - tens of thousands marching - unbelievable sight. #Iranelection

I cannot see directly from my position but am being told many many people in streets - too many to count. #Iranelection

have secured good proxy service. cannot display adds - will be cut as soon as displayed. #Iranelection

we have 40kb speed now. will post as fast as possible. #Iranelection

have spoken with Ahwaz. am told demos are not peaceful there. #Iranelection

unconfirmed - Mashad is violent. #Iranelection

unconfirmed as yet - mousavi newspaper offices raided. #Iranelection

tehran is at standstill. all major routes jammed with people. #Iranelection

we do not know if foreign press are covering this. we cannot access satellites. #Iranelection

tonight we will have film from march for u. #Iranelection

informed Karoubi and Mousavi are at different parts of rally. no sighting of khatami yet. #Iranelection


9 posted on 06/15/2009 6:48:47 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Incompetence mixed with bad ideology = change for the worst.)
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To: SE Mom

Thanks for the ping.

At this point, I am guessing that this is going to be quashed by the mullahs, but I hope I am wrong.


10 posted on 06/15/2009 6:49:45 AM PDT by Bahbah
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To: SE Mom

Wow..Fox showing opposition rally right now! Millions of people!


11 posted on 06/15/2009 6:54:35 AM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Bahbah

I tend to agree- however- last night I read a long piece (wish I had even a vague memory of where) by someone well-versed in Iranian ways. He said it’s not JUST about the protests we’re seeing- it’s also within the government itself- the mullahs aren’t in agreement about this and there may be splintering going on.

I don’t think Moussavi is necessarily better for the West than MadMood- but it’s a start.

FOX showing now live- HUGE, HUGE crowds in the streets.

Government says the “consequences of the demonstrations are the responsibility of Moussavi and others”...


12 posted on 06/15/2009 6:55:30 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Bahbah
Unless they can get at least the same number of protesters out for this that they had during the early days of the 1979 hostage crisis, the government will kill as many as it takes to quash this uprising. I predict another Tienanmen Square style military act.
13 posted on 06/15/2009 6:55:40 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: SE Mom

List of active twitters from Sullivan’s site.

http://twitter.com/azarnoush
http://twitter.com/jadi
http://twitter.com/tehranbureau
http://twitter.com/hamednz
http://twitter.com/Shahrzadmo
http://twitter.com/knv
http://twitter.com/mousavi1388
http://twitter.com/sasan_j
http://twitter.com/smileofcrash
http://twitter.com/alirezasha
http://twitter.com/IranElection09
http://twitter.com/Change_for_Iran
http://twitter.com/IranRiggedElect
http://twitter.com/madyar
http://twitter.com/TehranBureau
http://twitter.com/iran09
http://twitter.com/y_shar
http://twitter.com/Change_for_Iran
http://twitter.com/StopAhmadi
http://twitter.com/smileofcrash
http://twitter.com/Mynumberone1988
http://twitter.com/iranbaan


14 posted on 06/15/2009 6:58:47 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

BBC News reporting opposition has called off the demonstration rally scheduled for 4pm in Iran. Reports indicate that Iranian police and troops have been given orders to use LIVE FIRE to put down the protests. This appears to mean firing on large crowds a la’ Tiananmen square style.


15 posted on 06/15/2009 6:59:25 AM PDT by jhpigott
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To: jhpigott

Maybe they’re in a “quagmire” at the moment. There are still some foreign journalists on the ground- and plenty of twittering. Visas run out for the press in a day or two so they may be waiting til no one outside can report.

Very tense.


16 posted on 06/15/2009 7:02:30 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom
Wish list.

1) Khamenei swinging from a rope underneath Freedom Arch.

2) The little Holocaust-denying creep whose name I can't spell, flogged mercilessly in public and then executed.

3) The Revolutionary Council stripped of their robes and paraded naked through Tehran.

4) Disintegration of the Islamic Republic and mass conversions to Christianity.

17 posted on 06/15/2009 7:06:31 AM PDT by marshmallow ("A country which kills its own children has no future" -Mother Teresa of Calcutta)
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To: SE Mom

“It is not the number of votes that counts, it is who is doing the counting that counts!”—Josef Stalin


18 posted on 06/15/2009 7:06:38 AM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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To: SE Mom
http://tehranlive.org/

Blog with video and lots of good photos

19 posted on 06/15/2009 7:14:49 AM PDT by Jen (OBAMA - One Big A$$ Mistake, America)
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To: SE Mom

bookmark


20 posted on 06/15/2009 7:21:01 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: mmichaels1970

BTTT


21 posted on 06/15/2009 7:23:46 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: SE Mom

A few more tweets:

oxfordgirlMousavi to rally “The vote of the people is more important than Mousavi or any other person,” #iranelection #iranelections #moussavi

IranRiggedElectMousavi gave a speech to people on the street, asking for re-election.Khatami gave a seprate speech with the same request.

oxfordgirlFrance 24 confirms Mousavi been seen at protest. I stand corrected #IranElection #IranElection

persiankiwimy ladyingreen reports sighting of mousavi. will update asap. javeed bad mellat Iran. #Iranelection


22 posted on 06/15/2009 7:28:38 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Incompetence mixed with bad ideology = change for the worst.)
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To: COBOL2Java

I think the MSM wants to supress, or at least downplay, the information because they are reminded of the recent tea party protests, of the ones scheduled in the future and the fact that millions of Americans are unemployed with grim employment job prospects and who have nothing to lose by protesting. They do not want to stir the unhappy masses.

Until the www erupted in twitter information the msm didn’t want to report much information, but with the volume of data on the net, they must report out of reluctance so as to merely attempt to appear unbiased. Tweets forced the MSM hand. Interesting times we live in!


23 posted on 06/15/2009 7:28:39 AM PDT by woollyone (I believe God created me- you believe you're related to monkeys. Of course I laughed at you!)
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To: meandog

> “It is not the number of votes that counts, it is who is doing the counting that counts!”—Josef Stalin

Unless the people rise up.

I tell you, I haven’t felt this sort of amazing hope since the Berlin Wall fell. God bless and help the people of Iran during this pivotal time!


24 posted on 06/15/2009 7:28:59 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: woollyone

> I think the MSM wants to supress, or at least downplay, the information because they are reminded of the recent tea party protests, of the ones scheduled in the future and the fact that millions of Americans are unemployed with grim employment job prospects and who have nothing to lose by protesting. They do not want to stir the unhappy masses.

I think you’re on to something! I was thinking something similar late last night.

> Tweets forced the MSM hand. Interesting times we live in!

Indeed. This technology has truly shown us that the truth is like kryptonite to despots and their complicit toadies in the media. When people, real people, can be the fourth estate, well, that is truly an exciting time to be alive.


25 posted on 06/15/2009 7:31:55 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: SE Mom; All

http://michellemalkin.com/2009/06/15/on-the-march-iran-photo-of-the-morning/

also see “related” section on her site


26 posted on 06/15/2009 7:32:28 AM PDT by hyperconservative (Freedom is worth fighting for--always.)
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To: jhpigott

Hemmer said the real test will be who can outlast the other.

Will the protesters outlast the police?

Hemmer says a lot of times in these cases the police will get tired of beating on their own people.


27 posted on 06/15/2009 7:33:13 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: hyperconservative

http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/13/senior-us-official-yes-the-iranian-election-was-rigged/


28 posted on 06/15/2009 7:34:48 AM PDT by hyperconservative (Freedom is worth fighting for--always.)
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To: VictoryGal; SE Mom; All
Amazing photos here on Flikr
29 posted on 06/15/2009 7:34:52 AM PDT by Jen (OBAMA - One Big A$$ Mistake, America)
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To: SE Mom
I don’t think Moussavi is necessarily better for the West than MadMood- but it’s a start.

Mousavi would be far worse. He will follow the same nuclear policies and terror sponsorship that Ahmanutjob has been following but he'll do it smiling and the west will let down it's guard. Obama will think he's made a new disciple and Israel will be even more isolated than they are today.

30 posted on 06/15/2009 7:36:40 AM PDT by pgkdan ( I miss Ronald Reagan!)
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To: VictoryGal

There hasn’t been anything like this in Iran in decades- and now the world has seen it.

Oh geeeesh- Bob Beckel on FOX now reminding us how terrific it is that Lebanon voted pro West- and the credit goes to...The One.

The questions they’re answering is WTH hasn’t Obama said ANYTHING about this?


31 posted on 06/15/2009 7:38:48 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: Jen
I am especially proud of the Iranian women shown in those photos..

sw

32 posted on 06/15/2009 7:39:20 AM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife)
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To: spectre

bttt


33 posted on 06/15/2009 7:40:35 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: SE Mom

I didn’t see this one on the Twitter list. It’s a very active one:

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

also these Tweets w/i 15 miles of Tehran.

http://search.twitter.com/search?ands=&from=&geocode=35.7061%2C51.4358%2C15mi&lang=all&near=Tehran&nots=&ors=&phrase=&q=&ref=&rpp=25&since=&tag=&to=&units=mi&until=&within=15


34 posted on 06/15/2009 7:43:24 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Obama. Clear and Pres__ent Danger.)
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To: SE Mom
Oh geeeesh- Bob Beckel on FOX now reminding us how terrific it is that Lebanon voted pro West- and the credit goes to...The One.

Even Billy wasn't buying that one. If BarryCare was so wonderful, why would Boy Wonder even have to go try and sell it around the country? Just an excuse to fly in his neato plane? Thanks for the thread, Mom.
35 posted on 06/15/2009 7:44:43 AM PDT by Miss Didi ( "After all...tomorrow is another day." Scarlett O'Hara, Gone with the Wind)
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To: pgkdan

Understood.

What I’m thinking is that the world has now seen that the people of Iran clearly want “more” freedom than they now have. Mousavi regrettably is the symbol of that freedom.


36 posted on 06/15/2009 7:45:12 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Thanks :)


37 posted on 06/15/2009 7:46:05 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

It seems obvious to me that Hussein wants “The Moderate” to win, so that it will look like his overtures to the “moderates” in the Middle East is bearing more fruit.

Therefore, it wouldn’t surprise me if we had covert operatives there, helping to stir up the protests, in hopes of dislodging I’manutjob & mullah rule.


38 posted on 06/15/2009 7:49:19 AM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: SE Mom
There hasn’t been anything like this in Iran in decades- and now the world has seen it.

Actually there was, in 1997, when the "reformer" Khatami won the election. And what changed? Nothing!

39 posted on 06/15/2009 7:49:21 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Miss Didi

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/31363740/ns/world_news-the_new_york_times/

“This will change the face of the Islamic Republic forever,” said one well-connected Iranian, who like most of those interviewed declined to be named in the current tense climate. “Ahmadinejad will claim an absolute mandate, meaning he has no need to compromise.”

...
The elite Revolutionary Guards and a good part of the intelligence services “feel very much threatened by the reformist movement,” said a political analyst who asked not to be identified for fear of retribution. “They feel that the reformists will open up to the West and be lenient on the nuclear issue,” he said. “It is a confrontation of two ways of thinking, the revolutionary and the internationalist. It is a question of power.”

...


40 posted on 06/15/2009 7:50:50 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: SE Mom

> The questions they’re answering is WTH hasn’t Obama said ANYTHING about this?

We won’t hear anything out of him until a winner starts coming out of this.


41 posted on 06/15/2009 7:52:48 AM PDT by VictoryGal (Never give up, never surrender!)
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To: VictoryGal

You’re right on that one...


42 posted on 06/15/2009 7:54:48 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Incompetence mixed with bad ideology = change for the worst.)
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To: HotLead61

“it wouldn’t surprise me if we had covert operatives there, helping to stir up the protests, in hopes of dislodging I’manutjob & mullah rule.”

Not this administration. No how, no way. Covert ops are for internal use only.


43 posted on 06/15/2009 7:55:42 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (Obama - A flexible container of vinegar and water)
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To: VictoryGal
Unless the people rise up. I tell you, I haven’t felt this sort of amazing hope since the Berlin Wall fell. God bless and help the people of Iran during this pivotal time!

Sorry, but I feel this will be more like Tiananmen Square than Berlin Wall!

44 posted on 06/15/2009 7:58:38 AM PDT by meandog (Doh!)
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To: Drill Thrawl

Shot from above crowd

45 posted on 06/15/2009 7:59:35 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Hey hey! Ho ho! Where's your Birth Certificate/ We've a right to know!)
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To: Drill Thrawl

We’ll see. (Hopefully)


46 posted on 06/15/2009 8:00:30 AM PDT by HotLead61 (Death as a Free Man is much preferred to "life" as a slave)
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To: Knitting A Conundrum

tweeting:

persiankiwi mousavi said ‘these masses were not brought by bus or by threat. they were not brought for potatoes. they came themselves’. #Iranelection

StopAhmadiNEWS: Woman CONFIRMING some riot police speaking ARABIC and hitting ppl #iranelection\

persiankiwi mousavi says election not accurate. he demands new election now. #Iranelection

persiankiwi all my reports saying that demo is peaceful. we have film of demo now. are looking for ways to upload. #Iranelection

StopAhmadi”Militia still attacking people in sidestreets but main roads are peaceful marchers” #iranelection

persiankiwi Militia still attacking people in sidestreets but main roads are peaceful marchers. #Iranelection

persiankiwiTehran streets are a sea of GREEN - many many hundreds of thousands. #Iranelection


47 posted on 06/15/2009 8:00:32 AM PDT by Knitting A Conundrum (Incompetence mixed with bad ideology = change for the worst.)
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To: VictoryGal

The One will ask:
1. that the Mullah’s allow “peaceful” protest and “vigorous debate”.
2. for “restraint” on both sides as the “Iranian youth expresses itself”
In other words, 0bama will, once again, vote Present.


48 posted on 06/15/2009 8:02:13 AM PDT by backspace (Please don't laugh at my tagline)
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To: jveritas; FARS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; knighthawk; Marine_Uncle; SandRat; Steel Wolf; CAP; ...

I used to ping a lot to you folks. I thought this thread might be one you will want to follow.


49 posted on 06/15/2009 8:05:15 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama closes Gitmo to save terrorists and funds foreign abortions.)
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To: hoosiermama

50 posted on 06/15/2009 8:09:31 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money -- Thatcher)
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