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Iranian opposition defies warning, calls for rally
Yahoo ^ | 2/13/11 | Nasser Karimi - ap

Posted on 02/13/2011 9:53:57 AM PST by NormsRevenge

TEHRAN, Iran – Iran's opposition on Sunday renewed its call for a rally in support of protesters in Tunisia and Egypt despite a government warning of repercussions if demonstrations take place, a reformist website reported.

In a statement published on Kaleme.com, the opposition urged its supporters to rally on Monday in central Tehran and accused the government of hypocrisy by voicing support for the Egyptian and Tunisian uprisings while refusing to allow Iranian political activists to stage a peaceful demonstration.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: defies; iran; iranian; obamanation; opposition; warning; waronterror; wot
A Rally against gubamintal hypocrisy?

Go Get 'EM, Iranian Reformers!!

1 posted on 02/13/2011 9:54:00 AM PST by NormsRevenge
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Iran pressures opposition ahead of planned rally

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20110213/wl_nm/us_iran_opposition_rally

TEHRAN (Reuters) – Iranian authorities have stepped up pressure on pro-democracy movement supporters to prevent a revival of anti-government protests, opposition websites said on Sunday after the arrest of 18 activists before a planned rally.

State authorities refused permission requested by opposition leaders Mirhossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi to stage a rally on February 14 in solidarity with the people of Egypt and Tunisia who toppled their presidents in popular uprisings.


2 posted on 02/13/2011 9:56:35 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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What will Obama do?

Probably go golfing.

Iranian supporters of defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate in Tehran in June 2009. Iran's Revolutionary Guards have warned opposition leaders not to stage a rally after the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. (AFP/Behrouz Mehri)


3 posted on 02/13/2011 10:00:10 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to film or take pictures in Tehran. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad waves and speaks during a rally to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Tehran February 11, 2011. Hundreds of thousands turned out on Friday to mark the 32nd anniversary of Iran's Islamic Revolution in a rally the clerical establishment billed as a chance to show solidarity with "Islamic" protesters in Egypt. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi


4 posted on 02/13/2011 10:03:12 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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Iranians wear t-shirts with a portrait of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during a rally on Tehran's Azadi Square. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has said a new Middle East is being created which will be free of the United States and Israel, as he backed uprisings rocking the Arab world and warned Egyptians to beware of America. (AFP/Atta Kenare)


5 posted on 02/13/2011 10:04:45 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The last time that I saw the Shahyad Monument, it was covered with grafitti from the revolution.


6 posted on 02/13/2011 10:06:41 AM PST by NY Attitude (Make love not war but be prepared for either.)
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To: NormsRevenge
"Iranian opposition defies warning, calls for rally"

Just wait for the deafening silence from the White House.

7 posted on 02/13/2011 10:08:26 AM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Flag_This

Don’t think it will be silence.

I fully expect Obama and his administration to crap on the rally.

It will be a call for ‘calm’ or ‘moderation’ from the protesters or some such double-speak.


8 posted on 02/13/2011 10:24:57 AM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Flag_This

This is a defining moment for Obama, and the Iranian protesters know it. Will Obama stand with the Iranian reformers or the Muslim theocratic thugs?

Inquiring minds would like to know.


9 posted on 02/13/2011 10:25:56 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: BigBobber
[Will Obama stand with the Iranian reformers or the Muslim theocratic thugs?]

Obama has a second chance to effect regime change in Iran. If a new uprising happens he could take advantage of his celebrity status in Europe and the UN and call on all countries to declare the Iranian government “illegitimate and void” based on rigged elections and suppression of human rights. Such a declaration by enough nations could pave the way to freezing Iranian assets around the world, a military coalition with air and naval blockades, and material aid to the opposition.

10 posted on 02/13/2011 11:42:34 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s right. Nothin better than gettin the reformers a little juice. You boys take care you don’t get killed, and keep at it.


11 posted on 02/13/2011 2:02:25 PM PST by TaterGumfries
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To: NormsRevenge

How do you say “Tea Party” in Farsi?


12 posted on 02/13/2011 4:21:53 PM PST by jmcenanly ( "We pay a person the compliment of acknowledging his superiority whenever we lie to him." -Samuel)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; Delacon; ...

Thanks NormsRevenge.


13 posted on 02/13/2011 4:53:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: NormsRevenge

ODUMBI the coward, will jump all over the Egyptian revolution because there is no risk for him, but he will keep his big lips shut when it comes to Iranian revolution ‘cause the fears the mullahs will cut his head off.


14 posted on 02/13/2011 5:17:42 PM PST by TomasUSMC ( FIGHT LIKE WW2, FINISH LIKE WW2. FIGHT LIKE NAM, FINISH LIKE NAM)
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To: NormsRevenge

They put Obama to the test.


15 posted on 02/13/2011 6:52:16 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Obama and the left are making a mockery of our country.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

>such a declaration by enough nations could pave the way to freezing Iranian assets around the world, a military coalition with air and naval blockades, and material aid to the opposition.

Dream on - as if Russia & China would allow one part of that.


16 posted on 02/13/2011 7:38:45 PM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: BigBobber
This is a defining moment for Obama, and the Iranian protesters know it. Will Obama stand with the Iranian reformers or the Muslim theocratic thugs?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Even better, will Obama send Bill Ayers, Bernadette Dorn, Code Pink, Acorn International, and a full staff of GOOGLE computer hacks on leave from GOOGLE Dubai to help the reformers set up their revolutionary comm systems, as he did in Cairo with shekels from Code Pink and Soros???

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17 posted on 02/13/2011 7:51:51 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: NormsRevenge

I wish we had a president who wold taunt Iran, saying “if Ahmedinijad allowed what they did in Egypt, the Iranian people would string him up like Mussolini. He’s a coward and a tyrant and his days are numbered”. Instead we have a pantywaist fool.


18 posted on 02/13/2011 8:11:06 PM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: NormsRevenge
Step down Now Ali Khamenei, and provide an orderly transition to democratic government!!!

OBAMA SAID!!!!!!

Obama is blowing ( yet again) the bright trumpet of freedom for all oppressed chil'ens in states ruled by dictators!

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19 posted on 02/13/2011 9:04:21 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: NormsRevenge
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20 posted on 02/13/2011 9:09:53 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: NormsRevenge

The question is, will Obamy say that he stands with the people, or punt like last time.


21 posted on 02/13/2011 9:11:47 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I love BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: jmcenanly
مهمانی چای Tea Party ) روی ( درمن نروید Don't tread on me!
22 posted on 02/13/2011 9:24:59 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: BigBobber
False choice. Apparently he's going to stand with both. He had the US government set up either a Facebook or Twitter page (I can't remember which) in Farsi for peaceful protesters.

He's playing both sides. He can say he's supporting the protesters, knowing full well that the Iranian government can easily control access to those web pages.

23 posted on 02/13/2011 9:32:34 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: rfp1234
مهمانی چای Tea Party ) روی ( درمن نروید Don't tread on me!

Beautiful. Tagline material. Too bad it looks like gibberish in HTML.

24 posted on 02/13/2011 9:52:32 PM PST by rfp1234 (مهمانی چای Tea Party ) روی ()
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To: rfp1234

Le Parti du The’.
Ne marchez pas sur moi!


25 posted on 02/13/2011 9:58:07 PM PST by rfp1234 (Le Parti du The'. Ne marchez pas sur moi!)
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To: bill1952

[Dream on - as if Russia & China would allow one part of that.]

Yeah, like they didn’t allow two wars against Iraq.


26 posted on 02/13/2011 11:00:56 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

Yeah, like they didn’t allow two wars against Iraq.

They didnt agree to that either - It wasn’t a diplomatic meeting of the world leaders such as that which you speak of here. - we just went and kicked ass.

In fact basically the whole world didn’t have any say & was against us, but you think they will all come together on a sanctions war that Russia & China will not agree to and that they can bypass with ease? LOL

Do you have any idea how much that war bolstered the influence of Russia & China in Iran?
Iran is armed with major weaps from those two countries, even silkworm missiles & Russian AA defenses.
How will you feel when they get their nuclear weapons?


27 posted on 02/14/2011 5:10:24 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: bill1952
George H.W. Bush got 26 other countries to join a coalition against Iraq in the first Gulf War. These included 9 countries with majority Muslim populations. Saudi Arabia contributed $36 billion toward the $60 billion cost though they should have paid for the whole war being the chief beneficiary.

The second Gulf War included a coalition of 41 countries though the U.S. carried most of the load with many coalition members acting in humanitarian roles. Russia and China were primary suppliers of arms to Saddam. Since his removal the U.S. has mostly filled that void though the Iraqis may buy some fighter planes from China.

After the rise of the theocracy in Iran and the end of U.S. relations Iran was stuck with a military equipped mostly with U.S. weapons. The Iran-Iraq war accelerated the deterioration of these weapons and Iran had to rely on third parties for replacements and spare parts. They had little choice in turning to the Soviets and Chinese.

28 posted on 02/14/2011 10:28:16 PM PST by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

You just made my point. Thank you


29 posted on 02/15/2011 6:41:50 AM PST by bill1952 (Choice is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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