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#1 9 years ago

Election battles turn into street fights in Iran - Yahoo! News

Daily Kos: Updated IV: Breaking: Ayatollas Call for New Elections, Telephone Cut Off Teheran, Mousavi Arrested

TEHRAN, Iran – Opponents of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad clashed with police in the heart of Iran's capital Saturday, pelting them with rocks and setting fires in the worst unrest in Tehran in a decade. They accused the hard-line president of using fraud to steal election victory from his reformist rival.

The brazen and angry confrontations — including stunning scenes of masked rioters tangling with black-clad police — pushed the self-styled reformist movement closer to a possible moment of truth: Whether to continue defying Iran's powerful security forces or, as they often have before, retreat into quiet dismay and frustration over losing more ground to the Islamic establishment.

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Holy crap, the Iranian populous is pissed and rightfully so. They've had enough of that bulby-nosed clown.




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#2 9 years ago

I wonder if this is what New York or LA or Washington will look like when the US Dollar collapses.




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#3 9 years ago

Well, IMO, the election itself makes it obvious how unstable Iran is, they can't seem to deal with defeat (I'm not saying it wasn't rigged, all I'm saying is that they assumed they were going to win and can't accept that they lost). Probably what happened is what happens everytime someone is assumed the victor before the election takes place. Take Kerry vs. Bush, Bush was hated by the majority, he was probably going to lose if everyone voted, however, because everyone assumed that Bush was going to lose, not enough people came to vote since they thought Kerry was going to win, in the end, the die hard bush fans all came to the polls and voted Bush in, while the majority didn't come.

I'm not sure thats what happened, but it seems like a good guess :/




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#4 9 years ago

AH! now this is good, I hope they get somewhere.




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#5 9 years ago

Warforger;4917466Well, IMO, the election itself makes it obvious how unstable Iran is, they can't seem to deal with defeat (I'm not saying it wasn't rigged, all I'm saying is that they assumed they were going to win and can't accept that they lost). Probably what happened is what happens everytime someone is assumed the victor before the election takes place. Take Kerry vs. Bush, Bush was hated by the majority, he was probably going to lose if everyone voted, however, because everyone assumed that Bush was going to lose, not enough people came to vote since they thought Kerry was going to win, in the end, the die hard bush fans all came to the polls and voted Bush in, while the majority didn't come.

I'm not sure thats what happened, but it seems like a good guess :/

Rioting because your candidate lost and rioting because your candidate lost due to a rigged election are two very different things.




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#6 9 years ago

Maybe this will happen if Obama gets elected again




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#7 9 years ago
Warborg;4917482Maybe this will happen if Obama gets elected again

There weren't that many riots when Obama took landslide victory at last November..

In any case, I highly doubt these riots will achieve anything significant. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad enjoys the support of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the Guardian Council which have the real power in Iran. In the end it's Khamenei who makes final decisions concerning Iran's foreign policy and nuclear program.




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#8 9 years ago

I think I would be kind of annoyed too if the person I voted for suddenly got practically wiped off the face of the earth by the incumbent he was trouncing.




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#9 9 years ago

HA! Why is this news, no way Ahm..di…(Hitler in a Headscarf) was going to let his power go. He has to kill all those Israelis and kill the “Great Satan” before he has the good sense to die and gets his reward to rape virgins for all eternity.




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#10 9 years ago

Ah the religion of peace!

Everyone says the US elections suck, at least we dont do this shit.

Is it me or does the main challenger to Ackmadenajhad look more evil than Ackmawhateverthefuckhisnameis?