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Posted on 07/17/2009 11:00:55 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach
"We could have taken our best step in the history of the Islamic revolution had the election not faced problems," he told worshipers in and around Tehran University. "We are in doubt today. Today, we are living bitter conditions due to what happened after the announcement of the election result. All of us have suffered. We need unity more than any time else."
Even before Rafsanjani's speech began, security forces were stuffing young men into waiting police vans. Helmeted Basiji militiamen aboard motorcycles began pushing forward.
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Obama: “It is time for the protesters in Iran to settle down and go back their jobs, their families and their daily lives. We have all seen the election results and the people have spoken through the voice of democracy. We deplore the violence that has occurred at the hands of militant protesters and seek to end it as soon as possible. And it is time for the truly legitimate government of Iran to go back to its job of leading the Iranian people and working towards annihilating Israel.”
An airdrop of some cheap pistols to the demostrators might do a demonstration good. Never bring a baton to a gun fight.
Rafsanjani knows the jig is up. The Israeli’s are coming.
Photo by Farhad Rajabali
How Obama Killed the Iran Election Protests
My hear bleeds for these brave, brave freedom fighters. If they just had a few guns...
“O Thou who made those heroes dare
To die, and leave their children free, —
Bid Time and Nature gently spare
The shaft we raised to them and Thee.”
Well Rafsanjani did it—he stirred up another protest. Khamenei must be fuming right now. I like it!
Couldn’t make the link work, here:
Thanks, I tried the link as I composed it, but did not see that the reference page did not display properly.
The Iranians want none-of-the-above.
This started out as a dispute among Mullah’s, but has taken on larger proportions.
The Iranian people actually want Freedom.
No wonder Obozo is silent.
mousavi1388Free the prisoners, this is no way to treat people هاشمی: کسانی که به این شکل دستگیر شدند باید آزاد شوند، این روش درست نیست #iranElection 28 minutes ago from web
This stopped being about Musavi weeks ago. It’s a full-blown revolution now. Iran Azadi! (Free Iran!)
I read a report yesterday, that there have been continuing night time skirmishes/riots, ever since the election coup in cities throughout Iran..that have not stopped.
There are horrifying stories about young women protesters, who after being hauled away, are being raped, sodomized and sexually mutilated by these “Basij” and “Pasdaran”...They are servants of the devil. The Devil Khamenei! And they will suffer exactly what they have done to their own people. There will be no hiding for them. They will face equal punishment!
Why isn't the Strike-Hard repression working.
What we have is a "revolution of rising expectations".
New Moon's a-coming.
I have a prayer list that I send Twitter prayers to each day. Some in Farsi and some in English. Have not received a Twitter from any in over 12 hours. Hope they are still OK.
I try my best to reduce the exposure for them. I remove the messages from my sent history quickly, and police my “followers” and remove those who appear to be monitoring my activities. Especially those who show few “followers” and lots of “following”.
It is a shame that our Commander-In-Chief sides with the dictator. I guess that should not be surprising, considering how the Kenyan operates.
Persecution has a way of unifying a people.
Retribution will come.
Yes the Basij and Pasdaran are evil. So is Khamenei and his son.
Thanks for the link.
Effective trick. Chavez used it a while back. Remember when he "left" Venezuela. Flushed out his opponents for his return and then rounded them up. Gee, I wonder whatever happened to those guys? /Sarc.
Please share and pass around, identify the bad guys.
Bump for later read
who will the army obey?
See Links above.
See updated links just above...
Thanks for the links. That is the most recent I have seen. My usual input sources have been very quiet today. Possibly they were in the streets.
Rafsanjani says many Iranians have election doubts
Reuters | 07/17/09
Posted on 07/17/2009 4:50:12 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
Thanks for the ping!
Wasn’t Rafsanjani a former president himself, from 1989 to 1997? Nobody seems to mention it anymore.
He sent out hit squads all over the world to assassinate opposition leaders and their entourage and if I remember correctly was behind the bombing of a Jewish building in South America.
His fingers were in every business pie for profit and kickbacks and he is now one of the richest men in the world and helped fund the Green movement to the tune of $100 million.
He fears that if the Mullah regime falls, he will be taken to task for the killings AND for financially raping the country. As so many other Mullahs have done and are doing.
And as the Revolutionary Guard is now doing with huge project overruns in no-bid projects in every aspect of industry and manufacture.
Seventy per cent of Iranians born since the Revolution.
A growing realization perhaps that all the shuffling of the stage props (the "moderate" Khatami comes to mind) is merely a veil over repression and exploitation.
If anyone but naive, totally inexperienced useful fool, pro-Mullah, Moslem Oba-Hussein-Khomeini were in charge of America at this point in time where the legitimacy of the Islamic regime government is in question it is the moment to set up an Iranian government in exile and have it recognized by major Western countries and thus enlarge the split among the clergy factions.
And set in motion a defensible political change of regime.
AntiMullah has been working on a simplified process to implement this course of action but it would fall on deaf ears with the current Oba-Hussein administration which appears to be going out of its way to defend and support the Mullah regime instead of the desperate seeking of freedom of the populace.
Or, hard to discard with the way Oba-Hussein has behaved, the Mullahs have something they can hold over his head and blackmail or extort him.
Perhaps some other Western countries will wake up, realize the dangers of the control their Moslem communities are fomenting from inside their borders and work on defanging Islamic Iran while they still can. Or face a nuclear, suicidal Hojatieh Islamic Iran!
Your article is full of fun facts:
50,000 Russian "advisors" in-country
A crowd of up to three million reported by the Obamedia as "ten thousand"
Chants against the Russians and against the ayatollah
Your speculation that the mullahs "have something" on Obama is likely true--
--particularly as the Russians are being so helpful providing the mullahs with intel.
What we here knew a year ago--the legend "Barack Obama" is a Marxchurian Candidate--is gaining acceptance.
As his popularity plummets on a parallel path with the economy.
Tehran demonstrations--T-parties for the overwhelming majority who are mad as hell and aren't going to take it any more.
Thanks for the ping!