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Iran Militia Halts Former Presidentís Speech
NY Times ^

Posted on 12/27/2009 4:43:04 AM PST by nuconvert

On Saturday night in Tehran, members of a pro-government militia broke into a mosque where former President Mohammad Khatami, a reformist leader, was speaking, forcing him to break off before concluding his remarks.

As my colleague Nazila Fathi reports, “about 50 vigilantes armed with chains, batons and pepper spray disrupted a speech by Mr. Khatami at Jamaran Mosque in Tehran, the home mosque of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thelede.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iran; iranianprotests; iranianrevolution2; iranprotest; khatami

1 posted on 12/27/2009 4:43:06 AM PST by nuconvert
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Videos here.....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTR_0-oGcrs&feature=player_embedded#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBSfqGhJ7UY&feature=player_embedded#


2 posted on 12/27/2009 4:43:55 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Crickets from BO.


3 posted on 12/27/2009 4:49:24 AM PST by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! www.FairTaxNation.com)
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To: nuconvert
Hmm... I don't know what will happen afterward, but in this scene, Basijis didn't get much inroad. They look cowed by crowds' response.

I guess things are looking up in Iran.

4 posted on 12/27/2009 4:52:24 AM PST by TigerLikesRooster (LUV DIC -- L,U,V-shaped recession, Depression, Inflation, Collapse)
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To: nuconvert
about 50 vigilantes armed with chains, batons and pepper spray disrupted a speech by Mr. Khatami at Jamaran Mosque in Tehran, the home mosque of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the spiritual leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution

Sounds like a David Horowitz campus speaking engagement.

5 posted on 12/27/2009 4:53:44 AM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: nuconvert

Iran, like our own beloved Nation, is about to come apart at the seams.


6 posted on 12/27/2009 5:01:45 AM PST by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: nuconvert

Damn! I was hoping the former president was named Carter.


7 posted on 12/27/2009 5:10:05 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The CRU needs adult supervision.)
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To: clee1

But in Iran’s case, that’s a good thing.


8 posted on 12/27/2009 10:55:43 AM PST by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: nuconvert

I’ve just posted these on Allvoices.com


9 posted on 12/27/2009 12:07:30 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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To: Man50D

Of course. He’d just love to have his goon squads do the same.


10 posted on 12/27/2009 12:08:17 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (www.publishedauthors.net/benmaxwell/index.html, http://sites.google.com/site/thevuzvuz/)
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