Sunday, June 14, 2009

A New Revolution in Iran? It Is Beginning to Look That Way

The revolution will not be televised. At least, it won't be televised accurately.

But, it will be:




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And - unfortunately - probably, it will be suppressed.

Apparently, the real electoral result, if the votes actually have been counted, were along these lines:

ballets cast - 37.4 million (81%)
Spoilt ballets - 600,000 (1.6%)
Mir Hossein Mousavi - 21.3 million (57.2%)
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - 10.5 million (28%)
Mohsen Rezaei - 2.7 million (7.2%)
Mehdi Karrubi - 2.2 million (6%)

Here's a report from The Young Turks:

And here's a YouTube slide show, done by some Iranian-Americans:


sauerkraut said...

Imadinnerjacket was a terrorist 30 years ago and he remains one today. How ironic that students want to bring democray to Iran while the students of 30 years ago seemed to be okay with dictatorship (as long as they got to pick the dictator).

Philip Munger said...

Who knows what these students want, other than less repression and a better way of life. I think they are really tired of their President's bullshit, though. After 8 years of W, I can totally understand.

Aussie Blue Sky said...

Thanks for this, Phil. I remember the anger and disbelief that the rest of the world felt when the US 'voted' George W. Bush in for another term. I know how these young men feel.

Julie said...

A New Revolution in Iran? It Is Beginning to Look That Way...

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