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Originally posted by stirling
Plase do......i have been under the impression that nations like Bahrain and so forth are concerned about the nukes in Irani hands....
Saudi Arabia too is worried about a nuclear iran.....
I would be surprised to hear different...thanks....s
Originally posted by Xcathdra
reply to post by Ek Bharatiya
Actually its not a lie... If the people were happy they wouldn't have protested the last presidential election.
Ahmadenijad wouldnt have members of his cabinet arrested, and their parliment wouldnt be calling for an end to Ahmadenijads Presidency nor the Ayatollah wouldnt be stating the position of Preisdent might be going away.
The people of Iran were facing touch domestic issues before ahmadenijad came into power.
He campaigned on the platform of concentrating on the domestic situation, which he failed to do once elected. Instead he felt it better for Iran to confront the West while building a clandestine nuclear program.
The people of Iran have expressed discontent because of the choice ahmadenijad has made, with the results being domestic prices went through te roof withno releif in sight.
I can link you to the dozens of media outlets reproting on that on the off chance you don't go beyond just one news source. I can post some mideast news sources as well, although not Iranian media since they wont report on anything they are barred from. Which is more evident now that the Iranian government has started to arrest reporters / bloggers and their familes for reporting negatively on whats going on inside the country.
So to answer your baseless calim, no im not telling a lie. Please do some research before hand would you please. That way it wont make you look like an ignorant fool when you wrongly accuse and chastize others.
ETA - The report you are citing does not include any response from Iran. They asked people in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, and UAE. They used a sample of almost 4k people and the time frame was over one month.edit on 8-2-2012 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)edit on 8-2-2012 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)edit on 8-2-2012 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)edit on 8-2-2012 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Ek Bharatiya
May that sources be Fox news, CNN or MSNBC? No thanks. We are on ATS and we know how the main stream media works in west and as well as in Iran.
According to an analysis by Professor Walter R. Mebane, Jr. from the Department of Statistics of the University of Michigan, considering data from the first stage of the 2005 presidential election produces results that "give moderately strong support for a diagnosis that the 2009 election was affected by significant fraud". The UK-based think-tank Chatham House also suspected fraud in the voting process for a number of reasons:
* - More than 100%
In two Conservative provinces, Mazandaran and Yazd, a turnout of more than 100% was recorded.
* - No swing
At a provincial level, there is no correlation between the increased turnout, and the swing to Ahmadinejad. This challenges the notion that his victory was due to the massive participation of a previously silent Conservative majority.
* - Reformist votes
In a third of all provinces, the official results would require that Ahmadinejad took not only all former conservative voters, and all former centrist voters, and all new voters, but also took up to 44% of former Reformist voters, despite a decade of conflict between these two groups.
* - Rural votes
In 2005, as in 2001 and 1997, conservative candidates, and Ahmadinejad in particular, were markedly unpopular in rural areas. The claim that this year Ahmadinejad swept the board in more rural provinces in 2009 flies in the face of these trends.