Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Four)

Update (6/17/2009): Day five at Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Five). End of Update:

Protests do not seem to be slowing down or losing steam (http://uk.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUKTRE55D04V20090616). Here are some clips of the protests and the crack down. Be warned that most are Very Graphic.

Start with this aw inspiring photo http://twitpic.com/7ki6e.

Videos embedded below.

There were reports of the army moving on the protesters, but it seems those were incorrect. The rising death toll is not a rumor (http://thespiritofman.blogspot.com/2009/06/further-updates.html).

Iran is clamping down hard on the foreign press. According to some reporters, "they are the most sweeping restrictions he has ever encountered reporting anywhere" (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8103269.stm).

The Guardian Council is now ready to recount some votes (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/jun/16/iran-elections-protests-recount). The protesters rightfully seem unimpressed.

What Obama should have said (http://hotair.com/greenroom/archives/2009/06/15/what-the-president-should-have-said-to-the-iranian-people).

Obama issued a new statement.

Video embedded below.

Comparisons of Obama's handling of this situation to past presidents dealing with similar circumstances to Reagan (http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/16/reagan-didnt-remain-silent-on-poland) and Bush (http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/2009/06/bush-stood-with-democracy-activists.html).

Mike Pence (R) wanted more.

Video embedded below. (http://hotair.com/archives/2009/06/16/video-pence-calls-on-obama-to-support-iranian-protesters)

A chilling warning from Dennis Prager, "Dear Iranians: Don't Count on America (or Any Country Led by Left)" (http://jewishworldreview.com/0609/prager061609.php3). I hope he is wrong.

Sarkozy denounces the Iran vote as fraud (http://www.africasia.com/services/news/newsitem.php?area=mideast&item=090616164426.y5h74nsr.php).

A Seven-Point Manifesto is circulating (http://pajamasmedia.com/blog/the-seven-point-manifesto-of-the-iranian-resistance):

"The Seven-Point Manifesto calls for:

1. Stripping Ayatollah Khamenei of his supreme leadership position because of his unfairness. Fairness is a requirement of a supreme leader.

2. Stripping Ahmadinejad of the presidency, due to his unlawful act of maintaining the position illegally.

3. Transferring temporary supreme leadership position to Ayatollah Hussein-Ali Montazery until the formation of a committee to reevaluate and adjust Iran’s constitution.

4. Recognizing Mir Hossein Mousavi as the rightfully elected president of the people.

5. Formation of a new government by President Mousavi and preparation for the implementation of new constitutional amendments.

6. Unconditional release of all political prisoners regardless of ideology or party platform.

7. Dissolution of all organizations — both secret and public — designed for the oppression of the Iranian people, such as the Gasht Ershad (Iranian morality police).

Iranian cyberwar guide for 'newbies' at http://www.boingboing.net/2009/06/16/cyberwar-guide-for-i.html. Some information for you to help. More at http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10265462-2.html.

The cyberwar by the 'pros' (legit hackers) appears to be having a effect, with extra information/instructions for them (http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/06/web-attacks-expand-in-irans-cyber-battle).

It turns out the US State Department helped with the effort to delay Twitters downtime (http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2009/06/16/state-department-to-twitter-keep-iranian-tweets-coming).

More on the cyberwar at http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-06-16/how-irans-hackers-killed-big-brother.

Another guide to keeping up to date using social media can be found at http://www.popsci.com/scitech/article/2009-06/your-guide-following-iranian-election-protests-online (via http://pajamasmedia.com/instapundit/80163).

Here is an interesting comparison between Obama's handling of Ahmadinejad/Iran and Netanyahu/Israel (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124511851947517609.html#mod=rss_opinion_main).

Matthew Yglesias takes an unnecessary and ridiculous shot at Palin comparing her to Ahmadinejad (http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/halper/69841).

For the most part there has been impressive unity between the liberals and conservatives. Given that the issue is free and fair elections, it is hard to imagine it being any other way. Still, its nice. Others have taken notice (http://www.commentarymagazine.com/blogs/index.php/totten/69851).

Special report from at Pajamas TV http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=video&video-id=2031.

Past related posts:
Berman Post: Iranian Election Viewed as Rigged
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Protest (NYC)
Berman Post: Iranian Riots Continue
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Three)

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