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Iran regime weakened: divisions exposed one year after disputed presidential election
Telegraph ^ | 06/12/10 | Con Coughlin and Ahmad Vahdat

Posted on 06/12/2010 6:47:50 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Iran regime weakened: divisions exposed one year after disputed presidential election

Deep divisions have emerged within the Iranian leadership in the run-up to Saturday's first anniversary of the hotly disputed presidential election contest that returned President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power.

By Con Coughlin and Ahmad Vahdat

Published: 7:00AM BST 12 Jun 2010

Factional infighting fuelled by a series of splits since the vote was exposed as rigged last year have come to a head with a row over an attack on attack on the family of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution.

The dispute has further eroded support for Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the current Supreme Leader, who has been criticised for driving Iran into economic and diplomatic isolation by backing the extremist president.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; iran; khamenei; powerstruggle
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1 posted on 06/12/2010 6:47:50 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Iran regime is weakened? Oh, what a shame that a muslim regime is weakened! Did anybody notice that the muslims in Pakistan hanged a 7-year-old boy to punish his grandfather?


2 posted on 06/12/2010 7:13:52 AM PDT by abclily
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I think democracy only works well in a basically Judeo-Christian culture, with accompanying morals.

I don’t think it can be successfully imposed. It just becomes another method of tyranny. Which it is sort of becoming here, actually, with the “poor” voting largess from the “wealthy,” rampant voter fraud, huge government entitlements, property and income taxes, loss of local control of schools, etc.

I wish them well and hope it takes, but I don’t know, it takes a certain mindset in the population which I don’t think they have.


3 posted on 06/12/2010 8:09:24 AM PDT by Persevero (If man evolved from monkeys and apes, why do we still have monkeys and apes?)
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