Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Iranian Revolution (Day Fifty-Four)

Update (8/6/2009):Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Fifty-Five). End of Update:

Gibbs walks back the statement he made yesterday very slightly where he called Ahmadinejad the elected leader which the Iranian state media put to uses very quickly (http://presstv.com/detail.aspx?id=102558). Today, the message was a bit different; "On Air Force One today, Gibbs told reporters that he wanted to "correct a little bit of what I said yesterday. I denoted that Mr. Ahmadinejad was the elected leader of Iran. I would say it's not for me to pass judgment on. He's been inaugurated, that's a fact. Whether any election was fair, obviously the Iranian people still have questions about that and we'll let them decide that. But I would simply say he's been inaugurated and we know that is simply a fact.:

Asked if the White House recognizes Ahmadinehad as the leader, elected fairly or not, Gibbs said it's not "for us to denote his legitimacy, except to acknowledge the fact."

Does the White House think the election was fair?

"That's not for us to pass judgment on," Gibbs said. "I think that's for the Iranian people to decide, and obviously there are many that still have a lot of questions."
" (http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2009/08/whoops-gibbs-retracts-calling-ahmadinejad-the-elected-leader-of-iran.html).

Despite Gibbs' initial comments and mild pull-back, Ahmadinejad still took his inauguration as an opportunity to attack the west again (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/5978191/Mahmoud-Ahmadinejad-lambasts-Western-snub-as-violence-returns-to-Iran.html).

The three captured Americans being held in Iran may be charges with spying (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090805/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iran_detained_americans).

The NY Times describes the inauguration at http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/06/world/middleeast/06iran.html.

Video:




Hundreds protested (http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090805/wl_nm/us_iran_opposition). There could easily have been many more that (maybe into the thousands) who went unreported/repressed/unseen, but the numbers are way down from the initial wave of millions. Such was the predictable result of a violent government crackdown and a world determined to do nothing to help the protesters. Despite everything, they are refusing to give up.

Here are some videos said to be from today (http://keepingthechange.blogspot.com/2009/08/unconfirmed-video-of-protests-on.html).







The trials of the protesters has apparently been delayed (http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=102638§ionid=351020101), but they are being sent back to the prison which the government announced was closed (http://niacblog.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/iran’s-“abu-ghraib”-to-reopen).

More backlash against Nokia (http://niacblog.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/iranian-backlash-to-nokia).



Read more at http://hotair.com/archives/2009/08/05/gibbs-um-maybe-ahmadinejad-isnt-the-elected-leader-of-iran-after-all, http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/08/day-54-iranian-revolution-generations-yet-unborn-may-yet-curse-us-all-for-leaving-them-hostages-to-n.html, and http://enduringamerica.com/2009/08/05/the-latest-from-iran-5-august-the-inauguration.

Past related posts: (Label - Iranian Revolution (GR88))
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)
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Four)
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Protest at Union Square (NYC)
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Five)
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Six)
Berman Post: Prayer Vigil For The Fallen Iranian Protesters (NYC)
Berman Post: Iranian Election Fraud Riots (Day Seven)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Eight)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Nine)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Ten)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Eleven)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twelve)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirteen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Fourteen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Fifteen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Sixteen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Seventeen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Eighteen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Nineteen)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty-One)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty-Two)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty-Three)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty-Four)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty-Five)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty-Six)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty-Seven)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty-Eight)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Twenty-Nine)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirty)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirty-One)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirty-Two)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirty-Three)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirty-Four)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirty-Five)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirty-Six)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirty-Seven)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirty-Eight)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Thirty-Nine)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Forty)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Forty-One)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Forty-Two)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Forty-Three)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Forty-Four)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Forty-Five)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Forty-Six)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Forty-Seven)
Berman Post: How Obama Should Have Handled The Iranian Protests
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Forty-Eight)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Forty-Nine)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Fifty)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Fifty-One)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Fifty-Two)
Berman Post: Iranian Revolution (Day Fifty-Three)

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