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06-14-2009, 02:17 AM
"Do you see a Potential Revolution Brewing?"
A source from the Ministry of Interior said that the real results were 42 million votes for Mousavi, and only 5.6 million for Ahmadinejad. Iran's Militant Clerics Society has called for the vote to be annulled and a new election held
Oppositon Arrests: Mousavi and Karrubi, along with Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, brother of the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khatami, met at the home of Hashemi-Rafsanjani to plan a response to the election fraud. Mousavi issued a letter denouncing the election and saying “the traitors to the nation’s vote have no fear if this house of Persians burns in flames.
” Karrubi issued a statement calling the vote “engineered” and the result of “amateur fixing.” Later Musavi, Karrubi and Khatami, along with his wife (granddaughter of Ayatollah Khomeini) were arrested or placed under house arrest.
All leaders of the opposition Islamic Participation Front and the Revolution's Mujahidin Party have been rounded up.
06-14-2009, 02:20 AM
85 percent of Iranians boycott religious dictatorship's election
NCRI - The social headquarters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) inside the country announced that according to eyewitness reports from 25,000 polling stations across Iran, the real voter turnout was 7.5 million, and more than 85 percent of the 51.2 million eligible voters boycotted the mullahs’ sham presidential election.
The theocratic dictatorship, which has never allowed international observers to monitor elections in Iran, usually inflates voter turnout by 4 to 5 times. The Iranian Resistance has exposed this level of vote-rigging in previous election shams. The real level of support for the regime is no more than 3 percent, and the rest of the votes are either forged or the result of various threats and intimidations.
Quoting reliable sources in the election headquarters of the regime’s Interior Ministry, the Iranian Resistance on Thursday exposed a confidential directive by the regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to announce voter turnout at 35 million and declare Ahmadinejad the winner in the first round.
Five days prior to the election, a group of sacked employees from the regime’s Interior Ministry released an open letter exposing astronomical vote-rigging at the election headquarters of the Interior Ministry in a special center for producing figures and forgery known as the ‘Tally Room’. These individuals said that in previous elections they witnessed various fiddling of figures and ballots, adding that in the past they “feared about losing our careers and kept silent, but we also felt guilty and that still continues.” They added that a senior cleric of the regime who was one of Tehran’s Friday prayers leaders had in a “secret meeting” asked them to rig the vote and “change the ballots” by misusing verses of the Quran. He had said that “for you as election officials obeying any order is obligatory” because “the religious decree to rig the votes has already been issued.”
06-14-2009, 02:26 AM
Ahmadinejad defiant on 'free' Iran poll
......................Video....."Riots in the streets !"
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has defended his "completely free" re-election as Iran's president, amid violent clashes on the streets over claims of election fraud. Mr Ahmadinejad condemned the outside world for "psychological warfare" against Iranians during the election.
Thousands have protested against the result, burning barricades on the streets of Tehran and clashing with police, who responded with tear gas. Reformist candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi urged his supporters to avoid violence.
Mr Ahmadinejad is due to hold a news conference on Sunday, followed by a huge victory rally. 'Down with the dictator'Speaking on national television, Mr Ahmadinejad praised the Iranian people for...
06-14-2009, 03:16 AM
Iran's democratic genie is out of the bottle
Instead of being a formality, these elections have seen an explosion of pent-up anger against President Ahmadinejad Iran's presidential election was not supposed to be like this - days (and nights) of giddy excitement and political mudslinging and anarchic scenes of a sort that the tightly-controlled Islamic republic has not seen since the revolution. It was meant to be a formality. The Guardian Council, a body of senior conservative clerics, would select a handful of candidates with impeccable Islamic and revolutionary credentials. The country would go through the motions of democracy to impress the outside world and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would... snip
The Guardian Council selected three male candidates - a hardline conservative and two relative moderates - to oppose Mr Ahmadinejad, and rejected 470 others, including 42 women. All three were political insiders: Mir Hossein Mousavi was a former prime minister, Mohsen Rezai a former commander of the Revolutionary Guards and Mehdi Karoubi a former parliamentary Speaker.
Then, suddenly, everything spun out of control. Perhaps it was the unprecedented series of six live television debates in which Mr Ahmadinejad and his rivals let loose, hurling charges of corruption, fraud, cronyism and mendacity at each other. The deep rifts between the radical and moderate conservatives in Iran's political elite had never been exposed in this way before.
06-14-2009, 03:25 AM
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We can't just risk loosing mousavi because it could be a trap! his core support was always us students! #IranElection
43 minutes ago from web I'm going inside the building to inform the others, I hope we can get out peacefully with university's bus, we must be there at 12:30
about 1 hour ago from web I guess we should all go, after all he is the real president #iranelection
about 1 hour ago from web according to rumor mousavi requested all people to gather near his office at
12:30 pm today.
about 1 hour ago from web there is a rumor now in Farsi twitting community about mousavi being seen after 12h of no known location #iranelection
about 1 hour ago from web still no working cellphones here and wireless speed is awful #iranelection
about 2 hours ago from web it's 9:54 AM -Amirabad street near Pasargad bank and to be honest I don't have the courage to leave the roof right now #iranelection
about 2 hours ago from web @ahmadinejad no wonder you are OK Mr president 24.5M
about 2 hours ago from TwitterFox in reply to ahmadinejadI'm dizzy but ok. some people are getting shelter in the nearby unfinished bank building. police arresting a middle aged man
about 2 hours ago from web my eyes are burning hard to keep them open #iranelection
about 3 hours ago from web tear gas #iranelection
about 3 hours ago from web Down with the dictator! Mousavi, Karoubi; support us! #iranelection
about 3 hours ago from web police demanding people to move their cars and start crashing car windows. more people are coming. I will try to get a better view
about 3 hours ago from web some people are now parking their cars in middle of the street trying to block the vans. #iranelection
about 3 hours ago from web from the looks of it they are waiting to arrest all the students! it's also explains the vans
about 3 hours ago from web Police is trying to stop people from gathering around while Intel guys still holding a line in front of the gates #iranelection
about 3 hours ago from web http://twitpic.com/7c85l #iranelection
about 3 hours ago from web just receive http://bit.ly/17SDk4 from a friend. can't check it out myself. hope it's not fake. #Iranelection
about 3 hours ago from web they are starting their motorbikes now. I can't see where they are going. #iranelection
about 4 hours ago from web my brother thinks they are after a student council activist. the council known as Tahkime Vahdat and belongs to president era. #iranelection
about 4 hours ago from web
06-14-2009, 03:30 AM
This time the revolution will not be televised but it will be social networked.
What maybe the Second Iranian Revolution illustrates the power of social networking sites like twitter, blogs, youtube and flickr.
They have completely superceded the MSM as the best source of information. In fact on twitter, CNN is being excoriated for it lack of coverage - #cnnfail
The Iranian government belatedly has realized the power of these sites and attempting to cut the internet, cellphones, and satellite dishes.
I'm stunned by the courage of some of these people who are trying to get inform people on what happening in iran.
Here's a list of some of what's available out there
http://twitter.com/Change_for_Iran - seems to be a student reporting from the middle of the protest
http://twitter.com/IranElection09 - giving a good overview of what's happening in Tehran
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2mRvMDZYto&feature=channel - ahriman46 is providing phone videos of the protests
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mousavi1388/sets/72157619592664479/show/ - mousavi1388 is uploading photo's taken at the various protest in Iran, most from cellphones.
http://tehranlive.org/ - Amir Sadeghi's blog has provided some of the best pictures coming out of this election.
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