[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:
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.