Pence Stands With Iranian Dissidents
Today Congressman Mike Pence – a member of the House Republican Leadership – introduced a resolution to make clear that the US supports the brave dissidents who are risking their lives for democracy in Iran. This ought to be a no-brainer. The United States has helped make the world’s most dangerous hot spot somewhat safer by supporting democracy in the Middle East. As Moe has | Read More »
White House elevates its rhetoric on Iranian election fraud.
Allahpundit has a post up about the White House’s sudden, if guarded escalation of its anti-election fraud in Iran rhetoric – I can’t imagine why we’re suddenly seeing that; can you? – and ended it with this question: Exit question: How would Saddam be reacting to all this if he was still in charge in Iraq? The answer to that is actually simple: he wouldn’t | Read More »
Barack Obama Either Naive On Iran Or Just Plain Dumb
The Iranian, “election,” is history. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad the incumbent was ,”reelected,” with what has been reported as a landslide victory of about 70% with he an three other candidates running for President. His closest competition was a more moderate candidate whose loss has caused massive and violent protests in the streets by supporters. The world is acting surprised and calling for investigations. But one world | Read More »
Iran Revolution: The Redux
General consensus is that Moussavi is as bad a thug but as A-jad but he’s a thug who is riding the wake of an important movement straight from the people. Michael Totten said today (and I agree) that this could potentially be the biggest historical event for regime change since the Berlin wall came down. There have been terrabyte gobs of information spent on this | Read More »
You’ve Reached Abu Hussein, Please Leave a Message
President Obama’s very first real foreign crisis is unfolding before the eyes of the world. Iran is beset with protestors over an obviously stolen election. North Korea is saber rattling over the United Nations sanctions because of nuclear weapons and holding two American citizens as jailed hostages. The Israeli prime minister is holding out an olive branch in order to engage the peace process with | Read More »
BREAKING: Militia fires on Iranian protestors.
@jaketapper AP News alert FROM IRAN: AP photographer sees pro-government militia fire at opposition protesters, killing at least 1. And if this is true: @StopAhmadi (via AoSHQ) The Basiji police that killed 4 ppl in Tehran got killed by the ppl! eye for an eye! #iranelection …we’re now at the cusp of something. If the crowds start thinking that the militia are going to shoot | Read More »
Dennis Ross abruptly removed from Iranian envoy slot.
First off, let’s avoid euphemism, particularly when it involves the Iranian regime: Dennis Ross does not have a ‘Jewish background.’ He is Jewish. Jewish mother, observant of the Conservative sect of Judaism, co-founded a synagogue. And bless him for all of that, although the anti-Semites currently in control for Iran certainly wouldn’t; it’s hardly surprising that they don’t want him as envoy from the USA. | Read More »
“Now watch this drive.”
Do you know what worries me about the current US response to the stolen Iranian election? What worries me is that once we hear the official response, this (via @magnolia_tree): Unfortunately, no focus group needs to be taken on one sad fact. America is to blame for this. The President and I would like to send our apologies to the Iranian people and government for | Read More »
A Hard Lesson
Iranians are discovering a principle, with this presidential election, that many people worldwide don’t understand. In fact, most people in the United States don’t really comprehend the principle of democracy. Many people, especially in the Democratic party, believe elections are the lifeblood of a democracy. Nothing could be further from the truth. Elections are only a gauge that indicates the will of the people. Elections | Read More »
In Praise of Chaos in Iran
Iran, we are told, is on the edge of, if not sliding immediately into, chaos. Both sides of the presidential election have claimed not only victory but landslide victory, and as happens in such cases in states that are not genuine democracies, the candidate who is out of power has apparently found himself under arrest, and the population is edging from restive to explosive. The | Read More »
Some more Iran links.
Josh Trevino – who notes here that recent events in Iran show that a cable TV subscription is probably no longer needed for people who want to keep up with the news* -has put up an Iran Events feed here (see explanation here). Meanwhile, it’s 6:30 in the morning in Tehran (10 PM here), and the regime has shut down electricity in the city. For | Read More »
‘Death to this liar government.’
At least, that’s what Instapundit is reporting that these Iranian folks are chanting: More here, here, here, and here – and note, of course, that Mirhossein Mousavi is no prize himself. None the less, the Iranians deserve a better government than the one that they’ve been saddled with. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.
The Delusional Effect
For Hanson, everything that happens is due to the release of CO2 by human beings. For Stannard, everything that happens in the world is due to the release of CO2 by his lord and master, Barack Hussein Obama.
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Iranian Election Returns – Open Thread
Thank G_d Jimmy Carter’s looking after our interests. From Stratfor: June 12, 2009 | 2116 GMT The Iranian election is currently in turmoil. Both Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and challenger Mir Hossein Mousavi are claiming to be ahead in the vote. Preliminary results from the presidential vote show Ahmadinejad leading; Iranian Election Commission chief Kamran Danesho held a press conference at 11:45 p.m. local time | Read More »