Skip to comments.Ongoing LIVE THREAD- IRANIAN ELECTION & PROTEST NEWS
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!
via almost-at site:
Here are some useful URL’S for keeping up:
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...
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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:
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.
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
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.
Wow..Fox showing opposition rally right now! Millions of people!
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”...
List of active twitters from Sullivan’s site.
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.
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.
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.
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