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~IRAN ELECTION FALLOUT DISCUSSION/LIVE POST~

11:21 am - 06/16/2009
mercaque 16th-Jun-2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Sullivan posts Grand Ayatollah Montazeri's statement:

In the name of God

People of Iran

These last days, we have witnessed the lively efforts of you brothers and sisters, old and young alike, from any social category, for the 10th presidential elections.

Our youth, hoping to see their rightful will fulfilled, came on the scene and waited patiently. This was the greatest occasion for the government’s officials to bond with their people.

But unfortunately, they used it in the worst way possible. Declaring results that no one in their right mind can believe, and despite all the evidence of crafted results, and to counter people protestations, in front of the eyes of the same nation who carried the weight of a revolution and 8 years of war, in front of the eyes of local and foreign reporters, attacked the children of the people with astonishing violence. And now they are attempting a purge, arresting intellectuals, political opponents and Scientifics.

Now, based on my religious duties, I will remind you :

1- A legitimate state must respect all points of view. It may not oppress all critical views. I fear that this lead to the lost of people’s faith in Islam.

2- Given the current circumstances, I expect the government to take all measures to restore people’s confidence. Otherwise, as I have already said, a government not respecting people’s vote has no religious or political legitimacy.

3- I invite everyone, specially the youth, to continue reclaiming their dues in calm, and not let those who want to associate this movement with chaos succeed.

4- I ask the police and army personals not to “sell their religion”, and beware that receiving orders will not excuse them before god. Recognize the protesting youth as your children. Today censor and cutting telecommunication lines can not hide the truth.

I pray for the greatness of the Iranian people.
lone_concertina 16th-Jun-2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
I ask the police and army personals not to “sell their religion”, and beware that receiving orders will not excuse them before god. Recognize the protesting youth as your children. Today censor and cutting telecommunication lines can not hide the truth.

AWESOME
lone_concertina 16th-Jun-2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Change_for_Iran the gov apparently doesn't trust the normal police, they are all unarmed with empty holsters! 1 minute ago from web
mercaque 16th-Jun-2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
WHAT
mercaque 16th-Jun-2009 05:10 pm (UTC)
WAY TO GO HILLDAWG
lone_concertina 16th-Jun-2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
For example, senior officials say the State Department asked Twitter to refrain for going down for periodic scheduled maintenance at this critical time to ensure the site continues to operate. Bureau’s and offices across the State Department, they say, are paying very close attention to Twitter and other sites to get information on the situation in Iran.

DAAAAMN. I knew there had to have been some sort of outside influence besides just a bunch of people on twitter.
fruityphobia 16th-Jun-2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
First you silence the messengers: 11 Iranian Journalists jailed. http://bit.ly/ThvET
buongiornodaisy 16th-Jun-2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
Fail.
one_hoopy_frood 16th-Jun-2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
ProtestorHelp Two unconfirmed reports of police arresting Basiji, one in Vanak, the other outside Tehran University #iranelection
lone_concertina 16th-Jun-2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
Holy shit awesome
lone_concertina 16th-Jun-2009 05:14 pm (UTC)
Ugghhh the one comment on that AC 360 post is ridonk. bluetooth call off your dogs until this is over pls.

Gilby-HI June 16th, 2009 12:47 pm ET

First – Fire David Letterman
then tweet all you like
one_hoopy_frood 16th-Jun-2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
David Letterman is totes more important than people's lives. Duuuhhhh.
lone_concertina 16th-Jun-2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
StopAhmadi According 2 Akbar Ganji, Khamenei want to calm down the protesters, till the Friday prayer in Tehran...

StopAhmadi ...where he (Khamanei) is supposed to bring pro-Ahmadi's from all over Iran in buses 4 Friday prayer in Theran #gr88
one_hoopy_frood 16th-Jun-2009 05:17 pm (UTC)
Do you feel like StopAhmadi's tweets have been getting more out-there lately? I totally understand that it's out of desperation and fear, but it's becoming more speculation and less useful...
poetic_pixie_13 16th-Jun-2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
ProtesterHelp E-mail and call #CNNFAIL Stop posting Twitter names on TV! (RT, Stop this dangerous behavior) Coverage is good, Treachery isn't!
bluetooth16 ~RELIABLE TWITTER LINKS~16th-Jun-2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Give me some so I can post it along with the noteworthy articles.
evilgmbethy Re: ~RELIABLE TWITTER LINKS~16th-Jun-2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
You should post the HuffPo live blog and Andrew Sullivan's blog. They're compiling all the really important stuff:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/06/13/iran-demonstrations-viole_n_215189.html

http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/
ceilidh_ann 16th-Jun-2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
'Why I voted for Ahmadinejad' audio clip.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/8102633.stm
properly_stored 16th-Jun-2009 05:29 pm (UTC)
If you suffer from rage and moments of ARGHGKJHFTGKDTKGCDFUJFVUJGFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUU do not listen to that clip btw.
lone_concertina 16th-Jun-2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
My status of "Ahmadinejad called [them] dust, [they] showed him a sandstorm." has gotten more of a response than anything else I've posted about it. Even then, though, it's just six people who ~liked it.
one_hoopy_frood 16th-Jun-2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
one_hoopy_frood 16th-Jun-2009 05:28 pm (UTC)
Forgot the description.
At 1:41 one of nurses is shouting "8 people died in this hospital last night". of them1 died by a headshot...which said that poor brave man shoted by sniper. at 1:35 you can see on that board which writen in persian "28 wounded...8 died"

Morning of 16 June...Rasoul Akram Hospital's doctors and nurses are protesting about what happened in the last night gunshots by Goverment's militia (basij) and police. 36 people shots By Gun 8 dies and 28 injured .
ex_irelands 16th-Jun-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
Hey bbs. Been following the past thread. Thanks to the mods for a new one
one_hoopy_frood 16th-Jun-2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/

THE BBC WENT GREEN! :D
mercaque 16th-Jun-2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
Holy crap!
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