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Discussion in 'Iran' started by Unregistered, Jul 18, 2009.

  1. Recognize Ahmedinejad and the 24 million who voted for him.
  2. oops sorry about the post above i think that was an error

    Iranian Democracy is a Global Model!

    While even with the passage of more than three weeks since the contested tenth presidential election in Iran, people and political groups in the country continue to protest the election fraud, in a television and radio address Mahmoud Ahmadinejad presented himself as the “symbol of change.”

    In a live television program that was broadcasted on channel one of state television on July 9, Ahmadinejad announced, “The June 12th election was the cleanest and freest election,” as his attempt to defend the Interior Ministry against criticism of widely-accepted electoral fraud. Ahmadinejad said, “The Interior Ministry plays only a supporting role. Our country’s election law allows for election executors, administrators and supervisors to be selected from the people. The election belongs to the people.”

    In this live television program, which was orchestrated mostly in defense of the recent election’s administration, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said, “This election was the cleanest and freest election in the world because during the re-count no fault was discovered. Those who claimed that there was fraud didn't present even a single such document. The whole nation understood this.”

    The head of Iran’s ninth administration made these remarks on Tuesday while the night before, Mehdi Karoubi and Mir-Hossein Mousavi, two candidates who have openly rejected the election’s results, in a meeting also attended by Seyyed Mohammad Khatami, once again reiterated their protest to the election fraud, emphasizing that Ahmadinejad’s government was illegal and lacked legitimacy.

    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who has thus far received congratulatory notes from only 30 out of more than 200 countries around the world, said in his televised address on Tuesday, “Many of my colleagues and world presidents noted two things in their congratulatory phone calls to me. First, that the show of democracy put up by the Iranian nation was unprecedented and a model for the whole world; and second, that the Iranian people’s election will serve as the source for great development in the region and the world.”

    This comment by Mr. Ahmadinejad was made while many countries, including those in the European Union, have not extended their recognition – a normal practice when a new president assumes his duties - of the results of the Iranian election due to widespread fraud.

    In this television program, Mr. Ahmadinejad also attempted to portray himself as a compassionate person by acknowledging the demands of those who protest the election results and support the reformist candidates.

    Ahmadinejad said in this regard, “They say 13 million people in Iran want change, but I say 40 million people in Iran want change. I myself am the symbol of fundamental change in structures and behaviors.”



    Live TV Broadcast and Power Outage

    The broadcast of Ahmadinejad’s live television address on Tuesday had also aroused the concern of his supporters.

    Many of those supporting the opposition candidates had issued calls on the Internet inviting people to simultaneously plug in home appliances that used a lot of electricity as an effort to cause power outages as a show of protest against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s presence on television.

    In this connection, reports published on websites and blogs as well as news reports received from various parts of Tehran and the country pointed to power outages in the provinces of Khuzestan, Isfahan, Fars, Gilan, Hormozgan and several parts of Tehran.

    According to unofficial reports, Iran’s Ministry of Energy tried to counter the measure by turning off highway and street lights. Nevertheless, many parts of the country experienced power outages.
  3. Cattypuss Member

    Ahmadinejad's overbloated ego will eventually be his undoing - A Mussolini style ending would be so apt for this certifiable clown.

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