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2009-06-17 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Mousavi calls day of mourning for Iran dead
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Posted by Steve White 2009-06-17 09:39|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [976 views ]  Top
 File under: Govt of Iran 

#1 1. Its clever on many grounds. for one, its a technique that was used in the 1979 revolution. So it sends an ADDITIONAL message, one that has to send fear into Khameni at the same time he cant oppose it.

2 They have no had substantial protests 4 days running. This is big.

3. Its clearly gone well past teheran. Reports and videos from Shiraz and isfahan. Reports from Ahwaz and Resht and elsewhere of violence - (it seems in some smaller places, away from international view, the regime is tougher, also has a better ratio of forces for the regime)At least one social scientist dude who has done work in villages says the villagers, however they voted, dont believe the result.

4. France. In fairness, France doesn't have the same history vis a vis Iran.

Posted by liberal hawk 2009-06-17 14:20||   2009-06-17 14:20|| Front Page Top

#2 pardon "they HAVE had substantial protests four days running"
Posted by liberal hawk 2009-06-17 14:21||   2009-06-17 14:21|| Front Page Top

#3 Dinnerjacket's out of the country. Does that mean that he's delegated the suppression to Khamenei, or does it mean that he's more confident than I would have given him credit for? I thought it was standard practice for dictators to *not* leave the country during mass protests based on the Ceauşescu example.
Posted by Mitch H.">Mitch H.  2009-06-17 15:49|| http://blogfonte.blogspot.com/]">[http://blogfonte.blogspot.com/]  2009-06-17 15:49|| Front Page Top

#4 I thought it was standard practice for dictators to *not* leave the country during mass protests

It goes to show Monkey Boy is the puppet, not the puppet master.
Posted by ed 2009-06-17 16:02||   2009-06-17 16:02|| Front Page Top

#5 #1 1. Its clever on many grounds. for one, its a technique that was used in the 1979 revolution.

IIRC, wasn't what got the ball rolling? Shiite tradition of honoring martyrdom, leading to more repression/deaths, leading to more martyrdom demos, leading to more repression/deaths,... until critical popular mass was achieved?

4. France. In fairness, France doesn't have the same history vis a vis Iran.

Err... yeah. Awkward.
Posted by anonymous5089 2009-06-17 17:31||   2009-06-17 17:31|| Front Page Top

#6 lol Kevin
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2009-06-17 17:58||   2009-06-17 17:58|| Front Page Top

#7 I thought it was standard practice for dictators to *not* leave the country during mass protests

If something nasty and brutal happens when you're "out of town", you can't exactly get blamed for it...
Posted by Pappy 2009-06-17 23:00||   2009-06-17 23:00|| Front Page Top

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