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More Bloodshed To Come In Iran
Forbes ^ | 6/17/2009 | Ramin Ahmadi

Posted on 06/17/2009 4:35:42 PM PDT by mojito

....The expulsion of foreign journalists is another ominous sign indicating that more bloodshed is planned. The government has made a calculated decision to confront demonstrations with pure force. It believes that the excitement of the people over the election results will be short lived. That the movement can be contained and the majority's will can be subdued using massive force and unimaginable brutality. In preparation for that scenario, it plans to isolate the country from the rest of the world as much as possible.

The government has other urgent reasons to crush the opposition swiftly. Two grand ayatollahs, Montazeri and Sanei, who are the highest religious authorities, have declared Ahmadinejad's government illegitimate. They have issued decrees. These are hard to reverse and difficult to deal with, particularly if they accumulate or take a harsher tone.

A quick resolution will probably silence the seminary and allow Ahmadinejad some time for reconciliation with the religious order.

Both Hashemi Rafsanjani and Mohammed Khatami, the former presidents, have so far failed to convince the Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to agree to a compromise. Recounting all the votes is out of the question. In his last speech Khamenei insisted that Ahmadinejad received 24 million votes and called the victims of the paramilitary force a bunch of criminals. His tone of voice left little to the imagination as to what will happen between now and Friday.

The government's strategy of using force has already targeted all potential leaders of the opposition movement. From the loyal Islamic reformist Saied Hajarian, to more traditional outsiders like members of the National Front, all have been arrested and are now in detention. This is the first attempt by regime strategists to disconnect the people from their leaders.

(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: elections; iran; studentmovement
This could get real ugly.

As the great mullah Obambi wishes the regime swift success.

1 posted on 06/17/2009 4:35:42 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito
From what I've read about the ‘Reformer’, he's just as bad as Amenij.... IMO This is just a play for power with no real change in Iranian Policy.
2 posted on 06/17/2009 4:38:10 PM PDT by TCats
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To: mojito

The people have no guns. They need to see how the Romanians dealt with this problem.


3 posted on 06/17/2009 4:38:52 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: mojito

Read the article because the author takes a jab at CNN and Christine Goebbels.


4 posted on 06/17/2009 4:42:11 PM PDT by C19fan
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To: mojito
They are just "debating" (from Ace of Spades):

The State Department strongly rejected claims that the U.S. was interfering in the disputed June 12 election, pointing out that diplomats from other countries had also been summoned. "I suspect we are in good company. As the president has said, we are not interfering in the debate that Iranians are having about their election and its aftermath," said State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley. "This is not about the United States."

5 posted on 06/17/2009 4:44:53 PM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: GeronL
The people have no guns. They need to see how the Romanians dealt with this problem.

Iran has compulsory military service. Most adult males over 21 have served, so all they need is guns and ammo. And the military has people who are relatives and friends of the people getting hurt. All it will take is somebody leaving the door open at an armory.

6 posted on 06/17/2009 4:50:58 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: mojito

Such spirited debate is healthy!


7 posted on 06/17/2009 4:51:18 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Gitmo detainees to Alcatraz!)
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To: mojito

So mojito, what do ya think?
Will the ruling crazies go postal?
Will the locals take charge and do in the bad guys?
I say the guys in charge are afraid and are going to do what they can to stay in power. Only chance I see is for a military hero to lead a rebellion and become a hero.

Is Israel somehow behind this Iranian division?


8 posted on 06/17/2009 4:54:10 PM PDT by Joe Boucher
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To: mojito

I have no way of knowing what forces are at work here. I do know that the students and protesters that have been able to acquire access to twitter use words like freedom, reform, and change. These are powerful words and could mean a lot of different things to different people.

They do ask that the US and the western nations stand with them. This is also a powerful statement from people who are suppose to hate us. I just don’t know... One thing I do know...this is going to get ugly...real ugly. Already people have died and have been incarcerated and yet they keep coming by the thousands...God help them.


9 posted on 06/17/2009 4:55:22 PM PDT by BlessingsofLiberty
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To: eureka!

I dunno. I think Obama wants to mirror Iran’s crack down here in America. Yet I think he also fears his own liberal minions are soon going to be disillusioned. The city is still proud of its icons, even in destitution, though.


10 posted on 06/17/2009 4:56:32 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Joe Boucher
I think it will be an all out assault by the basij on anyone and everyone, including those clerics who stand in their way of assuming control.

On the other side are the vast numbers of people sick and tired of being ruled by theocrats; and who may be willing to die in large numbers to overthrow the regime.

I know, and you know, who the US should be supporting.

That Obama sides with the regime is sickening and disgraceful.

11 posted on 06/17/2009 5:10:40 PM PDT by mojito
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To: mojito

He’s just behaving like a good facist, no surprise here.


12 posted on 06/17/2009 5:14:03 PM PDT by east1234 (It's the borders stupid! My new enviromentalist inspired tagline: cut, kill, dig and drill)
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To: mojito

If I were BiBi I would use this “opportunity” to obliterate the nuclear sites in Iran. I shouldn’t say this but....Dear Leader’s chief henchman says...never let a good opportunity go to waste.


13 posted on 06/17/2009 5:27:28 PM PDT by free from tyranny
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To: free from tyranny

hit it Israel, the bad guys are gong to hurt good kids


14 posted on 06/17/2009 5:38:59 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: mojito
That Obama sides with the regime is sickening and disgraceful.

Obama doesn't have American values. He's like a square peg in a round hole. There is a disconnect between him and the historical values of this country.

15 posted on 06/17/2009 5:55:52 PM PDT by BusterBear
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To: GeronL

Remember when the CIA used to do cool stuff like running surplus military guns to revolutionaries who were fighting regimes that were sworn enemies of the USA?


16 posted on 06/17/2009 6:21:17 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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To: The KG9 Kid

Yup. Good times.


17 posted on 06/17/2009 6:24:31 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: mojito

President Obamadinejad.


18 posted on 06/17/2009 6:38:08 PM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (She is our Joan of Arc and we are her Guardian Captains.)
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To: JudgemAll

I don’t think such huge ‘crackdowns’ are in our future. I also don’t think the sheeple will rally on such a scale. Frogs in a slowly boiling pot of water they are...


19 posted on 06/18/2009 8:04:52 AM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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To: eureka!

It’s true. Our money has gotten less and less of the freedoms it were meant to leverage and more and more of their power... that is, until so long it figures the incompetent and illiterate “communicators” on top and around are in power.


20 posted on 06/19/2009 1:27:09 AM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: JudgemAll

Times have indeed changed.


21 posted on 06/19/2009 7:39:49 AM PDT by eureka! (Elections have consequences, boy howdy. *sigh*)
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