Vice President Joe Biden seemed to give Israel a green light for military action to eliminate Iran's nuclear threat, saying the U.S. "cannot dictate to another sovereign nation what they can and cannot do."
A powerful cleric said Iran will put British Embassy
staffers on trial for fomenting post-election turmoil, a step that would
likely increase Iran's isolation and alienate Western nations that have
been trying to keep options open with Tehran despite its crackdown on
In an attempt to placate protesters, Iran conducted a partial recount
Monday of votes cast in its disputed presidential election, and the
hard-line president asked for an investigation into the shooting death of a
young woman who has become a potent symbol of the opposition's
The Iranian election and it's aftermath has sent the world into a whirlwind of debate, empathy, and as is customary in a crisis of this nature... raving lunacy.
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadenejad apparently won the vote over reform candidate
The Iranian regime has appointed one of its most feared prosecutors to
interrogate reformists arrested during demonstrations, prompting fears of a
brutal crackdown against dissent.
of prisoners is now being headed by Saaed Mortazavi, a figure known in Iran
as “the butcher of the press”. He gained notoriety for his role in the death
of a Canadian-Iranian photographer who was tortured, beaten and raped during
her detention in 2003.
Iranian officials stepped up efforts to crush the remaining resistance
to a disputed presidential election, as security forces
overwhelmed a small group of protesters with brutal beatings, tear gas
and gunshots in the air. Intelligence agents shut down an office of a
defeated presidential candidate, saying it was a “headquarters for a
“They didn’t know what to make of us,” said Pam Deutschman.
But despite their surprise or shock to meet Americans visiting their country, many of the Iranians welcomed them with open arms.
“They knew how hard it was and how unusual it was for Americans to
be there,” said Jon Snyder. “They were deeply impressed and it
reinforced their pride in their country.”
Throughout their travels to Tehran, Isfehan, Shiraz and other cities, people stopped to talk.
“What do you think of our country?” they would ask. On a few
occasions, some people told them in English: “Government, bad.
( "Hmm, apparently Ernie's been to Iran!" Dianne said! So I thought I'd share that little tidbit with you guys!
June 23 (Bloomberg) -- Iranian police massing in force
broke up a demonstration over the disputed presidential election
just hours after the Revolutionary Guards said they would crush
Police used tear gas and fired shots into the air to quell
yesterday’s rally in central Tehran, the Associated Press
reported. Witnesses said helicopters hovered overhead as about
200 protesters gathered in Haft-e-Tir Square before they were
dispersed, AP said.
Security forces were deployed in the capital to prevent
further demonstrations after hundreds of thousands of Iranians
took to the streets in more than a week of rallies. At least 17
people have been killed in the worst internal violence in the
oil-producing nation of 66 million since the shah was overthrown
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Tehran residents are climbing to their roofs and crying "God is Great!" in open defiance of Iran's supreme leader.
The late-night cries of "Allahu Akbar!" and "Death to the Dictator!" throughout Tehran Friday
are a direct challenge to the cleric who has ultimate authority under
Iran's constitution. They come hours after Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned opposition supporters to stop protesting the June 12 election they say was rigged in favor of hardline President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
Opposition leader Mir Hossein Mousavi borrowed the tactic from the 1979 Islamic Revolution led by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, who asked Iranians to show unity against the U.S.-backed shah by shouting "Allahu Akbar" from their roofs.
Yes, the president of Iran's own election monitoring commission has declared the result invalid
and called for a do-over. That is huge news: when a regime's own
electoral monitors beak ranks, what chance does the regime have of
persuading anyone in the world or Iran that it has democratic
IRAN (is not the problem) is a feature length film responding to the failure of the American mass media to provide the public with relevant and accurate information about the standoff between the US and Iran, as happened before with the lead up to the invasion of Iraq. w/video link..
Iranians knew that Friday Prayer in Tehran would be a
turning point. Its significance could be
approached visually, like the old May Day parades in Moscow under the
Soviet Union. You scan the faces of the people present to see who is
there and who is not, attaching meaning to attendance.
Supporters of opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi planned to turn Tehran into a sea of black Thursday when thousands of them march, dressed in dark clothes, to mourn comrades killed or wounded while calling for a new presidential election.
Demonstrators expected to start their rallies from mosques across the Iranian capital, converging in a city square Thursday afternoon, for what is expected to be one of the largest protests since last Friday’s disputed election....
Iran's most powerful military force has warned online media of a crackdown over their coverage of the country's election crisis. The Revolutionary Guard, an elite military force answering to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said through the state news service that Iranian Web sites and bloggers must remove any materials that "create tension" or face legal action
As the embattled government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad appears to be trying to limit Internet access and communications in Iran,
new kinds of social media are challenging those traditional levers of
state media control and allowing Iranians to find novel ways around the
Americans have sat on their butts through all of this, allowed their 401ks and IRAs to be trashed, their supposed "home values" to be pumped and then destroyed, and their hopes, dreams, employment and house have all vanished into the ether of fraud.
News Link •
Large-scale manipulation of Friday's presidential election in Iran was
to be expected, but predicted Iran's supreme
leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, had a military coup in mind. By declaring
incumbent Ahmadinejad the winner, Khamenei conveyed a clear
message to the West: Iran is digging in on its nuclear program, its
support to Lebanese Hezbollah and Palestinian Hamas, and its defiant
This is election day in Tehran. Ahmadinejad is forced to climb over the top of his car to escape.
The crowd is yelling "Mousavi, Mousavi, Mousavi"
At the end, they are yelling 'doorogh gou!' LIAR!
"Ahmadi Bye Bye!"
While word of riots in the streets of Tehran spread like wildfire on Twitter, CNN stayed largely silent on the story, surprising and dismaying many.
(Credit: Twitter) As the Iranian election aftermath unfolded in Tehran--thousands of demonstrators took to the streets to express their anger at perceived electoral irregularities--an unexpected hashtag began to explode through the Twitterverse: "CNNFail." ...
The New York Times: The Iranian authorities detained more than 100 prominent opposition members, and on Sunday unrest continued for a second day across Iran in the wake of the country’s disputed presidential election. Editor's Warning: The first video in this playlist shows Iranian police beating a man to the point of motionlessness. It's uncertain if he died. All of the videos in this playlist contain varying degrees of graphic images
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