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ALERT: It Appears A Huge Demonstration Is Starting In Hours in Iran
Personal Post | 6.14.2003 | DoctorZin

Posted on 06/14/2003 11:20:18 PM PDT by DoctorZIn

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To: NorseWood
...The US is undoubtedly involved. ...

I wish it were true, but I doubt it.

41 posted on 06/14/2003 11:46:50 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: Rudder
My mistake...looking at the wrong month on the calendar.

Good luck to the Iranian people!

42 posted on 06/14/2003 11:47:14 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: DoctorZIn
Great! Good luck to these brave pro-freedom demonstrators.

Maybe the collapse of the regime is imminent, let's hope.
43 posted on 06/14/2003 11:47:17 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
...Maybe the collapse of the regime is imminent, let's hope. ...

This must happen for the regime to callapse.
It make take more than this, but is building FAST!
44 posted on 06/14/2003 11:48:23 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: DoughtyOne
BBC had news on the protests, that they have been going on 5 days in a row, I think Sunday will be the 6th day.
45 posted on 06/14/2003 11:48:52 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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To: FairOpinion
The question is simple: will the Army and the Police stand with the people against the Ayatollahs, the Basij, and the Pasdaran?

Be Seeing You,

Chris

46 posted on 06/14/2003 11:48:58 PM PDT by section9 (Major Motoko Kusanagi has returned! Tanned, rested, and ready.....)
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To: FairOpinion
Very good.
47 posted on 06/14/2003 11:50:28 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some of the worst Ayatollahs are Terhanical! mm '(O.O)' mm)
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To: DoctorZIn
Tehran sees fifth night of protest (ref. BBC)


Students say they will continue the demonstrations
Thousands of pro-reform demonstrators have taken to the streets of the Iranian capital Tehran for the fifth successive night.
But most stayed inside their cars, fearing a repeat of the attacks by right-wing vigilantes on the previous demonstrations.

Reports say there was an overwhelming police presence, resulting in muted protests which passed off largely without incident.

The protests, which are now reported to have spread to other cities, have been against the conservative clerical establishment and the reformist President, Mohamed Khatami, who is accused of betraying hopes for change.

This is just like it was before the revolution

Woman protester recalls unrest before the 1979 fall of the Shah


Protesters remain resolute
Who are the vigilantes?

Riot police formed a ring around Tehran university to protect students from conservative vigilantes who stormed dormitories there the night before.

Police had earlier warned the vigilantes, who are loyal to the country's supreme religious leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, against taking the law into their own hands.

They have also issued a warrant for the arrest of Sa'id Askari, a prominent pro-government vigilante leader who was seen at the demonstrations.

And state radio reports police have arrested scores of what it describes as "thugs and ruffians" in the previous four nights of civil unrest in Tehran.

Despite this, the latest protests saw vigilantes gather close to the university, while others patrolled traffic jams and manned roadblocks.

US condemnation

The early hours of Saturday morning saw security forces and hundreds of vigilantes used tear gas, clubs, chains and iron bars to disperse protesters.


Some students were attacked with knives

Students said dozens of armed Islamic vigilantes were involved in the attack on the university dormitory.

The US has denounced action against the student-led protests and called on the Iranian Government to protect demonstrators' rights.

A White House statement reiterated support for democratic reform in Iran, demanding that the voice of the Iranian people be heard.

The Iranian authorities have accused the US and Iranian exiles of fomenting the current unrest.

The BBC's Miranda Eeles, in Tehran, says thousands of ordinary Iranians have joined the students in demonstrations.

Despite the rough treatment of protesters, and warnings from Ayatollah Khamenei, our correspondent says the demonstrators' resolve to continue speaking out against the slow process of reform shows no sign of waning.

Student associations have said they will continue to demonstrate until 9 July, to commemorate the violent attack by hardline groups on students four years ago.



48 posted on 06/14/2003 11:51:08 PM PDT by freedom9
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To: Rudder
Actually rudder... it's just now sunday in new york, or in five minutos dude...

jetlag right?
49 posted on 06/14/2003 11:51:17 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2 (What price treason?)
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To: DoctorZIn
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/929311/posts

Iran recruits Saddam's scientists to build long-range missile
London Telegraph ^ | 15 June 2003 | Philip Sherwell


Posted on 06/14/2003 11:47 PM PDT by Grampa Dave


Iran recruits Saddam's scientists to build long-range missile

By Philip Sherwell in Baghdad (Filed: 15/06/2003)

Iran is recruiting top Iraqi weapons scientists to join a dangerous brain drain from Baghdad as international concern grows about Teheran's clandestine arms programme.

The pro-Iranian Badr Brigade, an Iraqi Islamic militia, is helping scientists to travel through tribal areas north east of Baghdad and across the border for meetings with senior military and regime figures in Teheran, The Telegraph has learnt.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/929311/posts
50 posted on 06/14/2003 11:51:26 PM PDT by Grampa Dave (Support The Brave Iranian Students as they bring about a needed regime change!)
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To: DoctorZIn
This just in...

We are hearing that once the people heard President Bush supported their efforts everyone was encouraged and it has helped people to decide to join the protests.

More to come...
51 posted on 06/14/2003 11:51:39 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: Steel Wolf; Mad_Tom_Rackham; Travis McGee; ganeshpuri89; brigette; Marie Antoinette; dogbyte12; ...

Ping!

52 posted on 06/14/2003 11:51:50 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Iran Mullahs will feel the heat from our Iraq victory!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
bttt
53 posted on 06/14/2003 11:53:09 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Pray for America & Israel AND become a monthly donor to Free Republic. Or ELSE!)
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To: FairOpinion
... BBC had news on the protests, that they have been going on 5 days in a row, I think Sunday will be the 6th day....

It is the 6th day now.
54 posted on 06/14/2003 11:53:16 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: Rudder
Add only nine hours to your time, not around 22.
55 posted on 06/14/2003 11:53:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some of the worst Ayatollahs are Terhanical! mm '(O.O)' mm)
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To: DoctorZIn
Is this the Christian population going to Church?
56 posted on 06/14/2003 11:54:03 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Iran Mullahs will feel the heat from our Iraq victory!)
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To: DoughtyOne
Ooops, a tag line course correction is mastered amid stream.
57 posted on 06/14/2003 11:54:57 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Some of the worst Ayatollahs are Tehranical! mm '(O.O)' mm)
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Your technically right... I meant that it was the 6th day of protests in Iran.
58 posted on 06/14/2003 11:55:12 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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To: DPB101
Iran's cleric-run government has declared war on satellite television and allegedly begun jamming American-based channels

How do you do that? Sat dishes are line-of-sight to the bird; is off-axis jamming possible? Screwing with the LNA off axis?

Maybe they just kill the power grid, the dumb, bearded weirdo bastards. I wanna seem them hanging from lampposts by Sunday midnight. Time to take the gloves off against the Islammunists.

59 posted on 06/14/2003 11:55:40 PM PDT by Hank Rearden (Dick Gephardt. Before he dicks you.)
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To: DoctorZIn
...The US is undoubtedly involved. ...

I wish it were true, but I doubt it.
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I am sure we are. If Bush weren't president I wouldn't be so sure, but given his commitment to democratizing the Middle East, and having warned Iran about their nuclear ambitions, which they didn't heed, I think he is pursuing the next step: after judging the Iranian resistance sufficiently strong to almost do it on their own, we probably assured them that if needed we stand ready with our military right next door in Iraq, to help them and not let the Iranian government stop them. There was an official statement from the White House today, supporting the protesters, I think that was probably a signal to go full speed ahead.

This time the US is not going to let down the freedom fighters.
60 posted on 06/14/2003 11:55:50 PM PDT by FairOpinion
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