reply to post by PsykoOps
Riddle me this Batman... How do you explain the stacks of FLAT votes that were shown? Try rolling a vote tightly enough to fit into a 1/4 inch slot
then see how flat it is when you take it out. Have you taken a closer look at the multiple votes with the same handwriting? I wonder if you are even
following the events in Iran and if you have any contact at all with the people inside Iran.... enough to even know what is going on?
Perhaps you can tell me what is so significant about Mashhad? If you can then I will recognize that you know what you are talking about. If you have
no idea, then it is clear that you are discussing a subject in which you have little knowledge of. My guess... is that you will quickly Google it in
an attempt to appear connected to the current events in Iran.
Meanwhile, contrary to an earlier claim in here regarding western support of Ahmedinejad... every single member of the EU has called in their
respective Iranian Ambassadors to discuss the fraudulent vote and violence against Iranian citizens. It is being reported that the EU is considering
whether it should stop issuing visas to Iranian government officials. Russia has refused to meet with Ahmedinejad despite their long time support of
Iran. It is not only the Western nations that have rebuked Ahmedinejad. The Kingdom of Jordan had banned Iran’s state-run Al-Alam and Press TV
stations from broadcasting in Jordan and revoked their operating permits. The Sultan of Oman has cancelled his trip to Iran and canceled all meetings
with Ahmedinejad. Egyptian lawyers belonging to Mamdouh Ismail have filed a brief with Egypt’s Prosecutor General’s Office. It asked them to ban
Ahmadinejad from entering Egypt next month to attend a diplomatic meeting, it went on to specifically state that Ahmedinejad has "sinned against the
prophet (Muhhamad)". Ahmedinejad's meeting in Libya was also cancelled due to the election and it's violent aftermath
Within Iran all is not well for Ahmedinejad: Grand Ayatollah Yosuf Sanei has spoken out against the government violence against the Iranian people,
calling it an "Unforgivable sin" against Islam. His statements came at a time when more and more clerics and Ayatollahs are speaking out against the
illegitimacy of Ahmedinejads election. Ayatollah Bayat-Zanjani said that the demand for justice and protesting for one’s rights was legal. He also
denounced the suppression of protesters and called the act illegitimate. Zanjani joins Ayatollahs Taheri, Ghaffari and Montazeri in supporting the
cause of the protesters. Karoubi stated that he would not recognize the current government and would continue to stand by the people in their quest
for their rights, even if it took the rest of his life. Rafsanjani, who is one of the Imams that lead Friday Prayers in Tehran's largest mosque, has
declined to lead prayers there in protest over the fraudulent election and government sponsored violence against the citizens of Iran. Ayatollah Hadi
Ghaffari has directly accused Khamenei of sinning against the people by ordering arrests and killings. Ayatollah Taheri, the former Friday Imam of
Isfahan, called Ahmadinejad's appointment illegal. Pezeshkian, an Iranian MP, told the parliament that God's enemy was he who stood against the
people. Dozens of Iranian university professors have a signed a letter expressing deep anger for the attacks made by security forces on Iranian
universities and students.
All of this has happened in the last few days since the beginning of July. While in the US we celebrate Independence Day, perhaps it might be wise to
consider what Thomas Jefferson said which relates to a nation that would chose to end freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly
as Ahmedinejad has done since the election.
"The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object."
"It is unfortunate, that the efforts of mankind to recover the freedom of which they have been so long deprived, will be accompanied with violence,
with errors, & even with crimes. But while we weep over the means, we must pray for the end."