[UPDATE: Day 7 of protests continue in Tehran.]

Only one glance at the TV set tells us that all is not well for ‘He Whose Name I Cannot Pronounce.’   Ahmadinejad, the president of Iran, was declared the winner of the presidential election in Iran last week.  He was declared the winner within hours after the polls closed, so soon that ballots could not possibly been counted.

Iranians have taken to the streets and the numbers continue to grow.  Meanwhile, Ahmadinejad is galavanting around Russia as his country errupts into violence.   He has declared the demonstrations unimportant.  

Basically, what has happened, according to MSNBC:

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Is Iran headed into civil war?  Will the Iranian people take control of their own country?  Is another Iranian revolution far off?  Do these demonstrations protesting the election make the region more or less secure?

Saturday, June 20–

Foreign press has been banned.  Citizens are exporting video and text on twitter, home video, cell phone, Facebook, Youtube, etc.  Thousands are protesting. 

Reminder, the actual leader of this country is the Ayatollha.  Regardless of who is president, Iran is still a theocracy. 


10 Thoughts to “Is Iran Imploding?”

  1. Mando

    The outcome is going to be interesting. I predict a half-hearted attempt of a recount to quell the protesting. More violence and protesting after Ahmdinejad is re-affirmed as Pres. Then a gradual crackdown on information access -> the true threat to the Ayatollah’s power. Keep your people dumb, poor, and afraid.

  2. Mando

    One thing I like about Obama is he’s giving these power mongers a conniption trying to make him into a bogey-man. Bush was an easy target being the white devil and all.

    If that was his strategy during his Middle East apology tour, then kudos.

  3. Mando

    Now it’s going to get even nastier. The mullahs are turning off the lights.


    “Will the Iranian people take control of their own country?”

    If I were a betting man, I’d put my money on NO.

  4. Moon-howler

    It sounds like more people have been killed than originally thought also. Maybe we will be surprised with this one. I don’t think it is coincidental that what’s his face left the country. How con-veeeeen-ient.

  5. Slowpoke Rodriguez

    You can’t pronounce it….I can’t spell it! 🙂

  6. Mando

    “Maybe we will be surprised with this one.”

    I’m certain we won’t. The mullahs will teargas and kill until the unrest stops. These are the same thugs that condone stoning women to death for unfaithfulness.

    Look for a fatwa in the near future declaring the internet evil.

  7. Moon-howler

    Mando, the Mullahs pretty much did declare the internet evil. I guess they didnt know what to do about cell phones with cameras and video recorders. Those old buzzards think they are running the show. I hope they get the surprise of their life.

    I haven’t forgiven them for their misbehavior back in the 70’s.

  8. Moon-howler

    Note: I moved this thread topic up closer to the beginning because of renewed interest in the Iran situation.

    This situation is definitely explosive, Even if Mousavi were to take control, the old buzzard Ayatollha is the real boss. He is appointed for life.

  9. Slowpoke Rodriguez

    I have to give the protesters in Iran a lot of credit. They’ve got heart and huevos that seems to be long gone is this country. May God look after them.

  10. Moon-howler

    I agree with you. That country is 70% people under 30 years of age. I think they have to overthrow those mullahs and get them out of there.

    I also think Obama, Hillary and other representatives of our govt are better off staying out of it other than an occassional word of respect. In the long run, it is better, right now.

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