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Violence in Iran Escalates

June 20, 2009

The word out of Iran is this:  violence.  The pro-Mousavi protesters decided not to acquiesce to Supreme Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s meaningless recount gesture, which reinforced Ahmadinejad’s victory.  Nor have they disappeared after Khamenei promised to crack heads if the protests didn’t disappear. Well, the head-cracking has begun.  Word out of Iran at this moment is that [...]

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“Meddling” in Iran

June 17, 2009

Earlier this week, Obama gave a high-profile speech not defending the democracy movement in Iran saying that given our history with Iran, an American President should not meddle with them.  I know that he’s trying to wait and see, not turning Iran into Obama’s version of Hungary in 1956, but in principle he should have shown more [...]

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Iran Votes Against Change

June 13, 2009

Ha!  That’s a funny title since transparent democracy is quite foreign the closer one gets to the reins of power in Iran where a theocratic oligarchy tells their puppet (still Mahmoud Ahmadinejad) what to say and how to act.  Putting Mahmoud’s opponent, Mir Hossein  Mousavi, in power would have been like merely changing the label but [...]

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