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2009-06-22 Syria-Lebanon-Iran
Guardian Council: Over 100% voted in 50 cities
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Posted by Fred 2009-06-22 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6483 views ]  Top
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#1 setting the bar for ACORN
Posted by abu do you love ">abu do you love  2009-06-22 01:07||   2009-06-22 01:07|| Front Page Top

#2 That's because both sides cheated?
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2009-06-22 07:12||   2009-06-22 07:12|| Front Page Top

#3 Statistics provided by Mohsen Rezaei in which he claims more than 100% of those eligible have cast their ballot in 170 cities are not accurate -- the incident has happened in only 50 cities," Kadkhodaei said>

Thats acceptable cheating then?
Posted by paul2 2009-06-22 07:29||   2009-06-22 07:29|| Front Page Top

#4 Well, if you count the dead people, the turnout was in line with what you would expect.
Posted by Cornsilk Blondie 2009-06-22 08:03||   2009-06-22 08:03|| Front Page Top

#5 this shows another reason why Obama has to be cautious

the Mullahs are only doing big time what the Dems are doing small time
- dead voters
- felons
- illegal aliens
Posted by lord garth 2009-06-22 08:11||   2009-06-22 08:11|| Front Page Top

#6 An interesting factoid someone mentioned, is that it took over a year of rioting for the Shah to be overthrown.

And comparatively speaking, SAVAK, the Shah's secret police, was as incorporated into society as much as the STASI were in East Germany. Almost 1/3rd of all Iranian men had some connection to SAVAK. Compared to that, the Mullah's enforcers are tiny in number.
Posted by Anonymoose 2009-06-22 09:41||   2009-06-22 09:41|| Front Page Top

#7 The mullahs got the religious control thingee on their side. They don't need as many enforcers. That may change. It seems the people in Iran are really, really p*ssed that their votes don't count.
Posted by JohnQC 2009-06-22 10:14||   2009-06-22 10:14|| Front Page Top

#8 the mullahs are able to steal charitable donations because of the religion

they have also been able to get many businesses to be partially owned by the IRGC

two big advantages
Posted by Lord garth 2009-06-22 10:41||   2009-06-22 10:41|| Front Page Top

#9 Anonymoose, I think it took so long for the Shah to fall because he tolerated the demonstrations early on and didn't crack down really hard because he didn't want to be seen as a brutal dictator. Jimmuh Catah and the US Gubmint had something to do with that. I think if he had really knocked a lot of heads things would be different. This time the Mullahs will not be so loathe to get really nasty. I look for the Mullahs to win. Hope I'm wrong.
Posted by Deacon Blues 2009-06-22 12:10||   2009-06-22 12:10|| Front Page Top

#10 I doubt there was even a vote count--the fix was in; why bother actually counting the votes when you can "just say" you counted the votes? The outcome was known before the election.
Posted by JohnQC 2009-06-22 16:46||   2009-06-22 16:46|| Front Page Top

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