2009 Iranian Elections or... Protests with out cellphones WTF?
So Iran had an election. The smack talking Dr. Ahmadinejad has been declared a winner by a huge margin. Even though tens of thousands of people have been marching in the streets in favor of his opponent Mir-Hossein Moussavi.
Iran has a huge percentage of the population under 30 years old. Much of this is due to the war with Iraq that killed off millions of people. So all these young people are for Moussavi, yet he loses by a larger scale than any election in US history. The government is reporting that the it's 68% to 32%. Those numbers are impossible.
Cenk Uygur of the Huffington post put up a nice article.
You can find it here - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/cenk-uygur/iranian-elections-were-ob_b_215...
All cell phone use and most all other forms of communication were cut off by the Iranian government. Who uses cell phones? Young people. Who got fucked in the election? Young people.
here is an article about that - http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090613/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_iran_election_109
There were reports of people being beat at the polling places and just straight up turned away. Even though the polls in some places were kept open for up to three extra hours. There were even polling places set up in other countries, including America, Great Britain and even China.
The Liberal Israeli paper Ha'aretz is reporting that Moussavi has been arrested. here is the link - www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1092304.html And that there is a ban on protests in Iran now. Police have been sent out to the streets where supporters had been gathering.
Is the Revolutionary Guard guarding against revolution?
Iran is a big deal right now. Israeli's don't trust them, the US government doesn't trust them, I doubt Hizbullah, who receives money from them trusts them. A nuclear Iran would be hazardous to the world especially when you have such mistrust between neighbors.
I have been thinking about Iran for quite a few years. I like the Persian people. Remember, they are NOT Arab, they are Persian. Have their own language and culture. they are very savvy and very smart. I once wrote a email to Dr. Ahmadinejad. Here is what I got back from him.
show details 10/6/07
Follow up message
Dear Robert Daley
We beg to inform you that your E-mail dated 2007/09/22 was received. We
wish health and success for you from the Almighty .
The Islamic Republic of IRAN presidential site
I know, I kick ass, I have an email from a powerful wacko and he's not even a Cultie! Health and success for ME from the Almighty. Fuck yeah!
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