News Updates part 7 - 28 June

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  3. Marg Bar Iran

    30 years of terrorism.
    Please Mr Obama: kill them all.
  4. Didn't see on newsfeed


    Police teargas marching mourners in Iran | Sindh Today - Online News

    Tehran, June 28 (DPA) Police used teargas against thousands of supporters of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Moussavi during a mourning march Sunday in central Tehran, eyewitnesses said.

    Eyewitnesses said police used teargas after clashes between them and demonstrators.

    Moussavi’s supporters had gathered to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Mohammad Beheshti, who was killed in a bombing on June 28, 1981. He was a former head of the judiciary and head of the Iranian mosque in the northern German city of Hamburg.

    The gathering was also used as an opportunity to mourn the victims of recent protests.

    Tehran’s governor’s office had banned such public gatherings in light of recent unrest in Iran following allegations of fraud in the June 12 presidential elections.

    Mourners had gathered inside and outside the mosque, as well as in nearby streets, shouting, “Beheshti, where are you, Mir-Hossein has been left alone.”

    Police forces had been deployed at the mosque venue and in nearby streets. Eyewitnesses said that both police and demonstrators at the mosque tried to refrain from provoking one another.

    It is not yet clear whether the police could disperse the crowd or if the clashes were continuing.
  5. Morgan-IRAN Member

    On Fareed Zakaria GPS in the past few minutes, Bob Baer just stated his conviction that a military IIRG coup has occurred in Iran following the election.
    He advanced the idea that the rapid reaction by large numbers of Basiji would not have been possible had the preparations not been in order for a protest against the elections.
    He thinks the IIRG are unseating the old-line clerical establishment; but where does this leave Amahdinajad, since he has been so closely tied to them?

    This claim by the former CIA operative in the Middle East, (known as the person who inspired the character of the protagonist in 'Syriana') is the same as the one by an alleged former high-ranking member military in Iran, posted elsewhere in WhyWeProtest in the past couple of days.
  6. lol, wut? Rev guard coup without Amahdinajad?

    the Artesh OTH maybe. still neutral I think
  7. Karroubi

    حضور کروبی در اعتراضات مردمی روبه روی مسجد قبا
  8. Visionary Member

    Some reports from Huffington Post today.
    (I don't think too many of the usual other sites have been covering Iran at all today)

    A reported video from the marches today
    Iran Uprising Live-Blogging (Sunday June 28)
    Apparently a video of protesters marching with Karoubi

    Protesters shouting, "Death To The Dictator!" again today
  9. [ame=]YouTube - June 28 Iranian demonstrations at Qoba Mosque in Tehran against regime[/ame]
  10. Visionary Member


  11. Hechicera Member

    My rip from a Facebook source from tweeter IB, I had to cut set-up and some other walking at the end to get it to fit Youtube's time limit.

    YouTube - Mousavi Speech

    Original Facebook source (requires Facebook):
    Login | Facebook
  12. Iran Turmoil Causes Terrorism Economic Crisis

    Iran Turmoil Causes Terrorism Economic Crisis

    Aaron Klein, who has perhaps the deepest contacts within Palestinian terrorist organizations of any journalist in the world, made note Monday that the turmoil in Iran had caused the Iranian regime to miss its regularly scheduled subsitance payment to at least one group, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. As of Friday, the Iranian regime's regular terror stipend has still not arrived, preventing the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist leadership from paying its henchmen.

    This is what happens when the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism meets with conflict of its own. As an Islamic Jihad source told Klein nearly a week ago, "If money is not sent one way or another, we may have to close some agencies and bureaus."

    Oh, money is pouring out of Iran in a big way. But they're not transfers from the terrorist regime to its foreign legions. They are transfers by businesses rushing to deposit their millions out of Iranian banks and into more stable environments abroad.

    In radio interviews over the past two weeks on the situation in Iran, I ahve often asked hosts and listeners to close thier eyes and imagine the region beyond Iran's borders when the cash cow of international terrorism is no longer there to be the lifeline of Hizballah, Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. They starve, with their chief supplier of money, arms and training no longer available to feed them. They will be forced to rely almost solely upon the support of Arabs once the sustaining Persian money line is severed.

    The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is tellig us this right now, either the first group to feel the effects of the people's revolt in Iran or, more likely, the first terrorist group to actually say so publicly. Or perhaps Hamas and Hizballah had their cash flow uninterrupted by supplying reinforcement thugs for Iran's Basij militia. It has been reported often by Iranians that there have been many Arabic-speaking forces among the Farsi-speaking Basij on the Iranian city streets. Whatever the Iranian terror cashflow dynamics, the Palestinain Islamic Jihad is feeling the pain.

    There is "no shame in being poor," they have told Klein in his most recent update. And we at ThreatsWatch concur. We in fact encourage an increased piety among the Palestinian Islamic Jihad leadership and ranks and the closure of more "agencies and bureaus."

    By Steve Schippert on June 26, 2009 at 9:36 AM | Permalink
  13. Sidewinder Member

    Couldn't happen to a nicer group of folks...
  14. todays tat's take

    Yaakov's Lament: 27th of June - Events in Iran

    27th of June
    - Mousavi has declared through his facebook that a legal protest would be held at the Ghoba Mosque on the 28th. Iranian officials stormed his party's political offices, seizing the computers and political documents of the Mousavi campaign, according to a Reformist newspaper.

    - Complete reversal from defeated Conservative candidate Rezaee, who has now declared he is ready to join the government's special commission on the elections. This comes on the heels of reports he had been under heavy pressure by government officials to drop his objections against the results of the election, followed by his subsequent acceptance of the results as they are.

    - Another Grand Ayatollah has come out on the side of the protesters. GA Ardebili declared that the protesters had a right to have their voice heard, that the should be able to communicate to the rest of the public, and that the public has a right to decide who is right and who is wrong.

    - The United Kingdom and Italy have both come out and declared that they were against issuing sanctions on Iran, as they would be counter-productive and would hamper the current internal dialogue. According to the Washington Post, not only China, but Burma, Cuba and other authoritarian regimes have been censoring all news coming out of Iran.

    - Famous French leftist intellectual, Bernard-Henri Levy, has spearheaded a movement in France calling for the refusal to recognize the results of the election, and to side with the protesters. British MP George Galloway on the other hand has came out squarely on the side of the Iranian government while discussing on Iranian State television. He denounced the protesters as being incited by Zionism and the tools of Israel, then called on the rest of the world to accept the results of the election. Galloway, known for his various links and displays of sympathy for terror organizations and dictators such as Saddam Hussein, was recently banned from entering Canada under anti-terrorism laws for transferring large sums of money to Hamas in Gaza.
  15. Visionary Member

    Iran Uprising Live-Blogging (Monday June 29)

  16. CurtMonash Member

  17. EU to recall ambassadors . . .

    this weekend if 4 local Iranian embassy workers remain detained. / Iran - EU states set to recall Iran ambassadors

    "Most of the European Union’s 27 member states will recall their ambassadors from Tehran as early as this weekend if the Iranian authorities refuse to free four local employees of the British embassy who were arrested last Saturday.

    Amid continuing anger across Europe over the arrests of the employees – linked by Tehran to the opposition protests over the disputed outcome of the June 12 presidential election – senior EU diplomats said a co-ordinated diplomatic protest would take place 'within days'."
  18. akuma_river Member

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  20. Visionary Member

    My Brother Was Only 18 -

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