Skip to comments.IRAN'S REVOLUTIONARY GUARD PROMISES TO CRUSH PROTESTERS
Posted on 06/22/2009 9:32:48 AM PDT by lewisglad
The country's highest electoral authority, the Guardian Council, acknowledged on Monday that there were voting irregularities in 50 electoral districts, the most serious official admission so far of problems in the election. But the council insisted the problems do not affect the outcome of the vote.
Earlier Monday, the elite Revolutionary Guard issued its sternest warning so far in the post-election crisis. It warned protesters to "be prepared for a resolution and revolutionary confrontation with the Guards, Basij and other security forces and disciplinary forces" if they continue their near-daily rallies.
The Basij, a plainclothes militia under the command of the Revolutionary Guard, have been used to quell streets protests that erupted after the election result was announced.
The Guard statement ordered demonstrators to "end the sabotage and rioting activities" and said their resistance is a "conspiracy" against Iran. On Sunday, acting joint chief of the armed forces Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid issued a thinly veiled warning to Mousavi, saying "we are determined to confront plots by enemies aimed at creating a rift in the nation.
Mousavi vowed Sunday night to keep up the protests, in defiance of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who holds ultimate power in Iran. In a sermon to tens of thousands on Friday, Khamenei said demonstrators must stop their street protests or face the consequences and he firmly backed Ahmadinejad's victory.
"The country belongs to you," Mousavi's latest statement said. "Protesting lies and fraud is your right."
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In the United States of America in 2009, the most
corrupt DOJ in history would not only allow such hooligans,
terrorists, and enemies of freedom and democracy
-— even during voting, but would refuse to prosecute them.
Iran has its revolutionary guards, mullahs and supreme leader cracking heads. We have our union thugs/ACORN, rat politicians, and messiah. Right now, the masses here are with the ruling regime. The ruling regime’s tactic is to create a tyranny of the majority. When the minority can no longer fund the mob, the mob may turn on the ruling regime.