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Iran Breaking: Karroubi Intervenes with Letter to Rafsanjani "Take Charge"
Enduring America ^ | September 18, 2010

Posted on 09/18/2010 7:23:47 PM PDT by nuconvert

BBC Persian is reporting that opposition figure Mehdi Karroubi has made a pointed intervention with a letter to former President Hashemi Rafsanjani, in Rafsanjani's capacity as the head of the Assembly of Experts.

Karroubi's letter, sent to Rafsanjani just before this week's bi-annual Assembly meeting, called on the Assembly to exercise its powers to "monitor the functions and institutions under the auspices of Iran's Supreme Leader". Karroubi cited problems such as "a lack of independence of the judiciary and courts", the interference of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and Basij militia in political issues, and the IRGC's expanded involvement in Iran's economy.

And, in an even more provocative challenge, Karroubi pointed to the Assembly's powers, under the Iranian Constitution, to remove the Supreme Leader if he becomes incapable of carrying out his supervisory role.

The un-subtle message: if Ayatollah Khamenei won't step up and take control of the Revolutionary Guard and security forces, ensuring the independence of the courts and upholding the Constitution, then Rafsanjani and the Assembly need to do so.

Mir Hossein Mousavi's website Kalemeh had reported on Wednesday that Karroubi had written a letter to Rafsanjani "to be September 18, 2010 released in forthcoming days".


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; basij; greenrevolution; iran; karroubi; khamenei; rafsanjani

1 posted on 09/18/2010 7:23:50 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: AdmSmith; freedom44; Valin; sionnsar; LibreOuMort; Pan_Yans Wife; Army Air Corps; GOPJ; mazda77; ...

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2 posted on 09/18/2010 7:24:50 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

None of these fellows is exactly a friend of western powers. So a bunch of radicals is trying to eliminate or seize power from another radical within the Iranian government.


3 posted on 09/18/2010 7:26:57 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT!)
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To: nuconvert

An awful lot of posturing behind the scenes...


4 posted on 09/18/2010 7:32:32 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Yup


5 posted on 09/18/2010 7:33:33 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

6 posted on 09/18/2010 8:11:53 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Now what kind of a geroo are you anyway?)
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To: Bean Counter

Hey!

It’s Barky and Achmedidjerdog.


7 posted on 09/18/2010 8:16:49 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate: Republicans freed the slaves Month.)
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To: SatinDoll

Would it be too much to hope that this ends ‘the Chicago Way’?


8 posted on 09/18/2010 10:45:41 PM PDT by tanuki (Obamacare, Cap and Tax, Amnesty, in that order....)
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To: SatinDoll

Exactly!


9 posted on 09/19/2010 12:10:17 AM PDT by FARS (Be healthy, happy and thrive)
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To: nuconvert; odds
Ahmadinejad is trying to associate himself with Cyrus the Great:

Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad on Sunday attended the unveiling in Tehran of the Cyrus Cylinder, which is on loan from the British Museum. The cylinder dates from the 6th Century BC and is thought by many to be the first charter of human rights. It will be on public display for four months.

During the event, the Iranian president put a keffiyeh, which is part of the uniform of the pro-government Basij militia, around the neck of a man dressed as Cyrus the Great. In a dispatch titled “Cyrus The Great Becomes A Basij Member,” the hard-line Fars news agency wrote that when Ahmadinejad decorated “Cyrus the Great” with the black-and-white keffiyeh, all the foreign ambassadors and other guests present at the ceremony stood up.

http://www.payvand.com/news/10/sep/1135.html

Iranian MP criticizes Ahmadinejad for praising Cyrus The Great

It seems that the president has made the remarks under the influence of his advisor, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaii, who has recently proposed that Iran promote the Iranian School of Thought instead of the Islamic School of Thought, the MP said.

The president should be aware that he is obligated to promote Islam and not ancient Iran, and if he fails to fulfill his obligation, he will lose the support and trust of the Muslim nation of Iran, he added.

http://www.payvand.com/news/10/sep/1173.html

10 posted on 09/19/2010 2:45:39 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Over the yrs, IRI has labelled Cyrus the Great: a dictator, a homosexual, & now they’re implying he was a pro-Palestinian muslim (no doubt in disguise!).

“Keffiyeh” is a loose hanging cloth that Arab Sheikhs wear on their heads. For “pro-government Bassji militia” in Iran, the black & white Keffiyeh is their way of sympathising with the Palestinians - remember Yasser Arafat?

The deliberate stupidity of the British Museum is Also on display in the Mullah-land. Only the UN & IRI can top it. Well, I won’t mention a few others who would sell their souls to continue to do business w/the terrorist regime in Iran, mostly behind the scenes.

Related post: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2587193/posts


11 posted on 09/19/2010 3:35:20 AM PDT by odds
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To: AdmSmith

Sounds like Ahmadinejad can’t stand the idea of paying tribute to Cyrus in any way or get rid of Iranians’ love & respect for Cyrus, so he has to try to transform him into pro-Palestinian basiji instead.


12 posted on 09/19/2010 4:12:15 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: AdmSmith; Arthur Wildfire! March; Berosus; bigheadfred; blueyon; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; ...
Thanks nuconvert.
Karroubi's letter, sent to Rafsanjani just before this week's bi-annual Assembly meeting, called on the Assembly to exercise its powers to "monitor the functions and institutions under the auspices of Iran's Supreme Leader". Karroubi cited problems such as "a lack of independence of the judiciary and courts", the interference of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and Basij militia in political issues, and the IRGC's expanded involvement in Iran's economy.

13 posted on 09/19/2010 1:36:24 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: AdmSmith

What is the over/under on whether the Nutjob of Iran will let this artifct return to Britain when the time of display is up????


14 posted on 09/20/2010 9:12:52 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: ridesthemiles; nuconvert

If they do not return it they will never get any other artifacts on loan. This might be a litmus test.


15 posted on 09/20/2010 11:50:50 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith; ridesthemiles; SunkenCiv
IRI exploits pre-Islamic Iranian culture in the West - I don't know any Canadians on FR. Those who might be interested should be alerted & informed not to fall for the mentioned misrepresentation & exploitation by the Islamic Iranian Regime. The same trend per above link & story applies to other aspects of the pre-Islamic Iranian culture in the West, as represented by IRI or its affiliate group(s).
16 posted on 09/21/2010 9:29:16 AM PDT by odds
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To: odds; nuconvert; gandalftb
Check out the demonstrations in Tehran - video

Tehran echoed with tolls of “Allah-o-akbar” last night as Iranians expressed their protest to the increasing pressures on the opposition leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroub
http://www.payvand.com/news/10/sep/1201.html

17 posted on 09/21/2010 11:14:16 AM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

Admsmith, pls do not ping me on payvand site, I know them well enough. They are mouthpieces of the Reformists of IRI (like Karroubi & Moussavi), but for the same Islamic Regime in Iran. They appear sympathetic towards non-Islamic Iranian cultural events such as poetry, music, theatre, celebrations etc.. But, then they never cease the opportunity to promote IRI when they get the chance, any way they can. Personally, I’m not into this type of duplicity & hypocrisy by IRI mouthpieces. We’ve had plenty of that in the last 31 yrs, with the help of IRI inclined non-Iranians & Iranians. Thanks.


18 posted on 09/21/2010 11:46:06 AM PDT by odds
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To: AdmSmith

>>>”Tehran echoed with tolls of “Allah-o-akbar” last night as Iranians expressed their protest to the increasing pressures on the opposition leaders, Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroub”

As for the above, I was told by several Iranians, in Iran recently, about Moussavi, Karroubi & any reformist supporters of IRI that “we should let them figure it out with other factions of IRI” and that we should not fret too much if “Death becomes them” in settling their “internal” differences. Best wishes.


19 posted on 09/21/2010 11:57:12 AM PDT by odds
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To: odds

I can not remember sites that someone do not want to be pinged to, this implies that if you are offended by any particular site my only option is to stop pinging you.


20 posted on 09/21/2010 1:37:49 PM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: AdmSmith

whatever you remember or choose is fine.


21 posted on 09/21/2010 1:41:43 PM PDT by odds
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To: odds

OK, try this non-offending site http://alphadesigner.com/project-mapping-stereotypes.html


22 posted on 09/21/2010 1:47:20 PM PDT by AdmSmith (GCTGATATGTCTATGATTACTCAT)
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To: fanfan

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2591999/posts?page=16#16


25 posted on 09/21/2010 4:12:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: odds; SunkenCiv

*waves* from Canada.

Hi odds.

There are more than a few Canadian FReepers.

Thanks for that link. May I post it as a thread?


26 posted on 09/21/2010 4:38:49 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan; SunkenCiv

Hi fanfan,

I’m from Australia. Your Commonwealth cousin! :)

That linked website in post #16 isn’t my website, but I guess it should be OK for you to post as a thread.

Optional: You may want to let the blogger know as well just in case she wants to be across the feedback (contact her by email she provides on her website), and since I’m not on FR on a daily basis. Thanks.

____________

Thx to SC as well.


27 posted on 09/21/2010 4:49:20 PM PDT by odds
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To: odds; SunkenCiv

I’ll post it in bloggers.
Thanks.

Have you got rid of the Queen yet?


28 posted on 09/21/2010 5:30:44 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

Re last sentence: touchy subject in this part of the world. You guys changed your flag, we’re still grappling with it, symbolically, tho for many ppl it isn’t a priority at the moment. The present political system so far has worked well & she is a very fine lady. No telling about potential future changes.


29 posted on 09/21/2010 5:45:58 PM PDT by odds
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To: fanfan

;’)


30 posted on 09/21/2010 7:48:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Democratic Underground... matters are worse, as their latest fund drive has come up short...)
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To: odds; SunkenCiv
Re last sentence: touchy subject in this part of the world

LOL. Yes, the Monarchy does seem more important to those 'down-under' than it is to most people in Canada. It's probably because we are so melded with the US identity.

& she is a very fine lady.

We could debate that sometime.....lol. She is well bred, and gracious.

Thanks for the introduction, Civ.

31 posted on 09/23/2010 4:50:29 PM PDT by fanfan (Why did they bury Barry's past?)
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To: fanfan

There are multiple issues in oz regarding Monarchy. As examples, most staunch Monarchists here appear to be older generation Australians of English heritage & their children (not as many from Irish, Welsh or non Anglo-celtic backgrds). Many monarchists also argue that Monarchy has so far given us “stability”, so why change the system.

Personally, I’m not a monarchist, and would prefer to have an Australian head of state than a British one. But, if/when we do change the current system, we’ve to ensure that we get the new model & constitution right, and of course the majority of people agree to it - that is the key.

My take is that prince Charles is not half as popular here as the Queen. Some even prefer prince William to take over from the Queen instead of Charles.

>>>”It’s probably because we are so melded with the US identity.”

That is my understanding as well. I’ve got very good Canadians friends both from BC & Alberta. They also tell me that the other, perhaps more minor reason, could be the French influence in Canada.


32 posted on 09/23/2010 5:30:10 PM PDT by odds
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