Iranian Elections -- Oxymoron of the Ages -1 reply

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hockeywarrior2

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#1 9 years ago

So the title really says it all. What do you all make of these recent Iranian "elections"? I think it's pretty clear that the entire thing is rigged. Who couldn't see this coming from a mile away?




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#2 9 years ago

Heh. Only in Iran is a candidate "moderate" who called forthe murderof Salman Rushdie. Still, you gotta start someplace. There is some ray of hope that Ahmadinejad's regime may have cracks in its foundation. A lot of people are pissed off about his supposed "landslide" - cjharges of rampant voter fraud:Pajamas Media ยป Vote Rigging Alleged in Iranian Vote . There are demonstartions in Teheran protesting the fraud. Here's a vid:YouTube - Protest againt fake elections TEHRAN IRAN 13 June 2009 17:45 PM

Even some riots. Pics from Teheran via flickr:Flickr: mousavi1388's Photostream

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#3 9 years ago

democracy for the win, those people got to deal with losing elections, dunno why people scream elections are rigged once the guy backed by the CIA loses.




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#4 9 years ago

Funny that you would prefer the guy who wants to turn Israel into a nuclear wasteland....




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#5 9 years ago

The news made it sound like the reformer Mousavi had a good chanche as many of the younger Iranies and women seemed to be in favour of him and a large percentage is younger then 25-30 years old. Has fraud been commited? You can probably be quite certain but I don't dare commenting about the extend till I know some more.

But even Ahmadinejad can't fully igore the cry for reforms, if we are to assume he stays in "power" (we all knopw the real power lays elsewhere though), he still has to do something about the reform requests or it will potentually undermine his position. You know, giving them something quite shallow but enough so that he can convince the conservatives and less reform supporting peopel that "look i gave them something and they still ain't happy, these people are radicals!".

I really wonder what the true, fair election result would have been like. :clueless:




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#6 9 years ago
jumjum;4917255Funny that you would prefer the guy who wants to turn Israel into a nuclear wasteland....

where did i say i prefer him? my point was he got democraticly elected, if the election was rigged its easy to prove, cant prove it ,watch your mouth. not one time during any poll did the other guy have more than 50%, and its not like ahadimijadwhatever had saddam style 99% of the votes.

Also im not married to israel so i cant really care about warcriminals living in an apartheid system.

thirdly he never said he would do that, whenever i see interviews with him he wont go further than that israel is an illegal state etc, i have no doubt he isnt fond of them.

Iran doesnt have a nuke and isnt aquiring one, CIA report says they stopped the one they had in 2003, according to US army general it would take about 10 years for iran to aquire a nuke if they started today.

So again, only democracy in the middle east for decades, i figured thats what everyone wanted, but i guess thats why dictatorships are prefered as long as they are lapdogs :)




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#7 9 years ago

Well this is how the story went as I see it. Elections were being held and a huge record number of people (somewhere near 80% of voting population last I last I heard) turned out to vote. There was great excitement among younger people over the new, more moderate candidate Mousavi. From what I can gather, as the vote were being gathered, it was becoming increasingly clear that Mousavi was going to win in a landside (news papers were being published, etc).

As soon as this was beginning take shape was when the government immediatley cracked down, banning news papers from even mentioning Mousavi's name, blocking websites and various social networking tools like Facebook, Skype, Twitter, and most incriminating, blocked ALL texting between cell phone owners Iran (using text messages was one of the main ways Mousavi communicated with his supporters when campaigning). If that doesn't sound like a government clampdown and cover up, then perhaps you are deaf.

Then, as no surprise, today the government declared a landslide victory for Ahmadinejad, with absolutley no mention of the other candidate. What doesn't sound suspicoius about all of this?




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#8 9 years ago

I'd always thought of Ahmadinejad as a fairly decent guy. Obviously, I am mistaken.

So again, only democracy in the middle east for decades, i figured thats what everyone wanted, but i guess thats why dictatorships are prefered as long as they are lapdogs

So...Israel somehow doesn't count as a Middle East country?




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#9 9 years ago

Mr. Pedantic;4917517I'd always thought of Ahmadinejad as a fairly decent guy. Obviously, I am mistaken.

So...Israel somehow doesn't count as a Middle East country?

it doesnt count as a country




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#10 9 years ago
it doesnt count as a country

In my books it does. And funnily enough, the UN does as well, though not the East Bank, Golan Heights, or the Gaza Strip.