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Rafsanjani's daughter arrested in Iran
The Times of India ^ | 21 Jun 2009 | Editor (The Times of India)

Posted on 06/21/2009 11:02:47 AM PDT by tricky_k_1972

TEHRAN: The daughter of Iran's former president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani and four relatives were arrested over their involvement in protests against alleged election fraud in Iran, the Fars news agency reported on Sunday.

Faezeh Hashemi, a renowned women's rights activist, former parliament deputy and head of women sports in Iran, has in the recent years emerged, like her father, as one of the main opponents of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Ahmadinejad had before the June 12 election accused Rafsanjani and his children of corruption.

Fars said that Faezeh, her daughter and three other relatives were arrested during Saturday's


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: faezehhashemi; iran; rafsanjani
There starting to take family memebers, my guess to try to blackmail the organizers.

This fathers day remember are soldiers overseas and our Iranian friends, the father of Nena whom watched as as his daughter was shot and died in front of him.

1 posted on 06/21/2009 11:02:48 AM PDT by tricky_k_1972
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To: tricky_k_1972
Mel Gibson/William Wallace 2 minute "Freedom" speech from Braveheart.
2 posted on 06/21/2009 11:03:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: tricky_k_1972
Tweet from PersianKiwi in Tehran says Rafsanjani himself is also a prisoner

Faeze Hashemi Rafsanjani and family members being held prisoner in military compound - #Iranelection -

He holds the position of Chairman of the Assembly of Experts (a deliberative body of Mujtahids that is charged with electing, monitoring, and dismissing the Supreme Leader of Iran) and Chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council of Iran (an unelected administrative assembly that resolves legislative conflicts between the Majlis and the Council of Guardians).

It's like Obama jailing the Senate leadership. This is a big deal.

3 posted on 06/21/2009 11:07:33 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: tricky_k_1972

The arrest of Rafsanjanis is regime internal power struggle. They can take out each other as they please.

My prayers, worries and support go to the Iranians on the street and their families, like Neda (RIP) and her father.


4 posted on 06/21/2009 11:07:33 AM PDT by SolidWood (Down with the islamic regime! Freedom for Iran!)
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To: tricky_k_1972

Sorry Neda not Nena.


5 posted on 06/21/2009 11:07:59 AM PDT by tricky_k_1972 (Putting on Tinfoil hat and heading for the bomb shelter.)
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To: tricky_k_1972
re: Faezeh Hashemi, a renowned women's rights activist

Do you think that the National Organization of Women in the US will even take notice? My guess is that they would rather whine about the supposed “horrible oppression of women” in the US.

6 posted on 06/21/2009 11:10:36 AM PDT by Nevadan
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To: jveritas; FARS; Ernest_at_the_Beach; knighthawk; Marine_Uncle; SandRat; Steel Wolf; CAP; ...
Ping.

I suspect this will lead to more anger and a bigger divide in Iran. Strikes and sabotage may come next.

7 posted on 06/21/2009 11:13:37 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama interfering in Israel but gives a green light to the mad mullahs to destroy Iranians.)
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To: tricky_k_1972

Civil war in Iran has started.


8 posted on 06/21/2009 11:19:57 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Live Long And Prosper!"-Mr. Spock:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: tricky_k_1972

If it is in Rafsanjanis ability, he will makee those who ordered and caused this, to pay as dear a price as he can...and considering how many bodies he knows where they are buried, after all these years...It could be a very dear price indeed.


9 posted on 06/21/2009 11:24:39 AM PDT by DGHoodini (The New York Times, are lying 'Rats!)
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To: PapaBear3625

A VERY big deal.

Meanwhile, back at the White House...it’s Father’s Day and the Big Jerk is probably out golfing.


10 posted on 06/21/2009 11:26:08 AM PDT by Palladin ("Let them eat frozen custard"....Emperor Obama)
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To: Biggirl
Civil war in Iran has started.

It's been percolating for a long time now.

I don't think they really much care about Mousavi. They just needed a catalyst...and the blatant election fraud was their opportunity.

11 posted on 06/21/2009 11:34:21 AM PDT by Allegra ( Iran Azadi!)
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To: elhombrelibre

not a very good move....the regime must be feeling VERY threatened.

They are acting like Libs===eating their own.

BTW..I wish we could send Bill Ayers, REv Wright and Code Pink over there to see what a real revolution costs!


12 posted on 06/21/2009 11:35:05 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel!)
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To: Recovering Ex-hippie

Yes, they’d be very helpful, I’m sure.


13 posted on 06/21/2009 11:36:58 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama interfering in Israel but gives a green light to the mad mullahs to destroy Iranians.)
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To: tricky_k_1972
It's good that the world is seeing that the political entity called Iran is nothing but an iron-fisted, mullah-run islamic dictatorship. This is what radical muslims want the world to become.

Piss be upon the lot of 'em.

14 posted on 06/21/2009 11:38:25 AM PDT by snarks_when_bored
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To: elhombrelibre
I suspect this will lead to more anger and a bigger divide in Iran. Strikes and sabotage may come next.

They tried the Ghandi approach, and now starting to realize that it only works against an opponent who possesses decency and a conscience.

Against a ruthless opponent with an efficient secret police organization, a more workable solution involves leaderless resistance and techniques from the Battle of Algiers

15 posted on 06/21/2009 11:38:29 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: elhombrelibre

Of course, Ayers..who calls the POH-lice when a reproter comes to his townhouse...would ask for security while he gives his lecture and code Pink girls would have to make some Pink Chudras, or whatever it is the Islam orthodox head to toe covering is.


16 posted on 06/21/2009 11:40:31 AM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Pray for Israel!)
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To: Palladin

“the Big Jerk is probably out golfing.”

And,,, drawing flies! He stinks! His wife said so. He’s had lots of practice swatting the flies that circle his swollen noggin!


17 posted on 06/21/2009 11:44:30 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Allegra

Hi Sweetie civil war will be visiting s here in the states soon imho


18 posted on 06/21/2009 12:10:32 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby
Hi Sweetie civil war will be visiting us here in the states soon imho

Well, I'm planning to come home 'round the end of the year. Can y'all have it wrapped up by then?

I got kind of burnt out on war a couple of years ago. ;-)

19 posted on 06/21/2009 12:20:08 PM PDT by Allegra ( Iran Azadi!)
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To: elhombrelibre

I have always thought the Iranians were the most decent, smartest and most independent thinkers in the Middle East (not counting the Israelis)

I hope that this heralds change for them, and not the kind of change that Obama has in store for us.


20 posted on 06/21/2009 12:34:25 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The Road to Serfdom" by F.A.Hayek - Read it...today.)
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To: elhombrelibre; NormsRevenge; Marine_Uncle; SolidWood; Straight Vermonter; G8 Diplomat; Man50D; ...
Events are happening as described in this article....FR Thread from last week:

Iran: There Will Be Blood

*************************************EXCERPT INTRO************************************

My contact predicted serious violence at the highest levels. He said that Ahmadinejad is now genuinely scared of Iranian society and of Mousavi and Rafsanjani. The level of tension between them has gone beyond civil limits -- and my contact said that Ahmadinejad will try to have them imprisoned and killed.

Likewise, he said, Rafsanjani, Khatami, and Mousavi know this -- and thus are using all of the instruments at their control within Iran's government apparatus to fight back -- but given Khamenei's embrace of Ahmadinejad's actions in the election and victory, there is no recourse but to try and remove Khamenei. Some suggest that Rafsanjani will count votes to see if there is a way to formally dislodge Khamenei -- but this source I met said that all of these political giants have resources at their disposal to "do away with" those that get in the way.

He predicted that the so-called reformist camp -- who are not exactly humanists in the Western liberal sense -- may try and animate efforts to decapitate the regime and "do away with" Ahmadinejad and even the Supreme Leader himself.

I am not convinced that this source "knows" these things will definitely happen but am convinced of his credentials and impressed with the seriousness of the discussion we had and his own concern that there may be political killing sprees ahead.

This is not a vision he advocates -- but one he fears.

21 posted on 06/21/2009 12:41:30 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Support Geert Wilders)
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To: Allegra

mousavi was only slightly less mullah-ish than the other guy (isnt he the father of the irani nuclear program?) ... the mullahs would never allow there to be a real choice, though i believe under the circumstances that mousavi is a LOT more pro-democracy now than he was a week ago... youre right, he’s just a catalyst and now he is caught up in it with no choice beyond victory or death at the hands of the mullahs


22 posted on 06/21/2009 12:49:48 PM PDT by InvisibleChurch (Trailer of "33 Minutes", video by Heritage.com - http://www.heritage.org/33-minutes/)
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To: tricky_k_1972

Mullah on mullah. Regime vs. Rafsanjani. This is a huge deal; means the Islamic leadership is factioning out. Let ‘em eat their own. A divided house can’t stand.


23 posted on 06/21/2009 1:14:13 PM PDT by G8 Diplomat (I'm learning Arabic, Farsi, Urdu, Pashtu, and Russian so someday you won't have to)
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To: Allegra

....I also like to say that Iran is a VOLCANO right now that just errupted.


24 posted on 06/21/2009 2:34:09 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Live Long And Prosper!"-Mr. Spock:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: G8 Diplomat

All this in-fighting must be a big relief for Isreal which has been the subject of President Nutjob’s desire to want to nuke it.


25 posted on 06/21/2009 2:36:35 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Live Long And Prosper!"-Mr. Spock:)=^..^==^..^==^..^==^..^=)
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To: elhombrelibre; Ernest_at_the_Beach
I'm basically shot since working till 11PM last night only to have to come in for a morning shift and walk a few miles of hard concrete and lay under shelves pulling tons of ripped apart boxes of lighting etc., out repack, retape, roll around in the dirty floor and dust etc.. Gotta report back to Hells Gates in the morning. So I probably will try to catch up tomorrow on all of todays pings etc..
Work work work. Would be better to be super healthy, super rich laying around smoking cigars and cigs, and pumping down cold beers under some palm trees. Typing away on a laptop while some young good looking women fanned me and asked me if I need some cold brew refills, whatever.
I am a little aware of todays happenings as I just gloss through the many pings and threads. Tomorrow and day after I hope to get back into the swing of things.
26 posted on 06/21/2009 5:35:50 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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To: elhombrelibre
"I suspect this will lead to more anger and a bigger divide in Iran. Strikes and sabotage may come next."
Sure looks like that is the path that will follow.
27 posted on 06/21/2009 5:37:58 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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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
One thing is for certain. We have to segregate the number of issues each apposing candidate and those that have put their feet into the fire, represent within the over all chaotic state.
Each may have totally different ideas as to what they would like to see come about. But it sure looks like the whole gang of protesters in their various forms all are not apposed to dethroning the Supreme Grand Ayalatollah, as well as obviously doing away with Mad Dog.
28 posted on 06/21/2009 5:43:54 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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Thanks Ernest.


29 posted on 06/21/2009 6:41:45 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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