Jun 13 2009
Did Obama send ACORN over there to help his new best bud, Ahmanutjob? Where’s Jimmuh Carter, he must be there somewhere ‘certifying’ the stolen election.
Iran’s government has declared President Mahmud Ahmadinejad the decisive winner in the June 12 election.
THIS JUST IN:
Challenger Mousavi under house arrest, 100 reformists rounded up
Mir Hossein Mousavi, the main election challenger who had earlier rejected the results as fraudulent, was put under house arrest, his campaign leaders told the LA Times correspondent in Teheran on Sunday.
Some reports said Mousavi had been detained en route to see Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.
In addition, more than 100 reformists – including Mohammad Reza Khatami, the brother of former Iranian president Mohammad Khatami – were arrested on Saturday night, leading reformist Mohammad Ali Abtahi told Reuters on Sunday.
“They were taken from their homes last night,” former vice president Abtahi was quoted as saying.JERUSALEM POST
Apparently, the Obama goon squad wrote his speech about “HOPE.”
The Interior Ministry announced that Ahmadinejad won 62.63 percent of the vote, while the top challenger, Mir Hossein Musavi, won 33.75 percent. Officials say turnout topped 85 percent, the highest ever for a national election in the Islamic republic.
Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has the final say in all state matters, praised Ahmadinejad’s reelection. In a statement, he said Ahmadinajad’s landslide victory was a “real feast, which can guarantee the country’s progress, national security, and lasting joy.”
But Musavi, who last night claimed victory for his camp, says there were clear “irregularities.” In an open statement addressed to the Iranian people, he described the announced results as “shocking” and called on officials to acknowledge the people’s choice.
Fighting breaks out in the streets of Tehran, police fight off protesters with batons.
Musavi supporters began taking to the streets of the Iranian capital. By early afternoon, several thousand protesters had assembled, chanting: “The government lied to the people!” and “Musavi, take back our vote!”
Some demonstrators set fire to car tires outside the Interior Ministry. Others blocked a main street, forming a human chain. Many are instead flooding the social-networking site Facebook with messages expressing their shock and dismay at what they view as the authorities’ hijacking of the election. Some have posted a photo of a burning Iranian map on their Facebook page, while others are calling June 13 “Black Saturday,” and “bidding farewell to hope.” (But, but, but, wasn’t Mr. ‘Hope’ just yesterday crediting his own speech in Cairo for opening up vigorous debate, resulting in the large turnout in the Iranian election?)
Many believe there has in fact been massive fraud. Critics note the record speed with which Ahmadinejad’s preliminary victory was announced, along with some highly unusual local results.For example, according to the official tally, reformist Karrubi came in a distant second in his own hometown of Oligudarz, garnering less than half of Ahmadinejad’s vote. RFERL
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