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June 23, 2009

Iran: Government Says Vote Will Stand

Apparently an over-vote of 3 million (that's what even the government admits to) isn't enough to taint an election. Of course that's not so much an issue when fraud is a planned feature, not a bug.

Iran's Guardian Council rules out the possibility of nullifying the country's June 12 Presidential election, saying there has been no record of any major irregularity.

Abbas Ali Kadkhodaei, the council's Spokesman said late on Monday that most of the complaints reported irregularities before the election, and not during or after the vote. He added that the Guardian Council was not the relevant body to look into such complaints.

The Guardian Council is the body in charge of supervising the elections and has to approve the outcome before any result could be official.

There's confusion about whether or not there was a general strike called. It seems whatever calls there were didn't come from Mousavi but main business districts in many Iranian cities were "mostly closed today for unofficial strike"

The next big confrontation is set for Thursday. Mousavi has called for marches to mourn those killed in protests.

Word is beginning to leak out about the cruelty of the Iranian regime, it extends beyond the murder of protesters.

The family, clad in black, stood at the curb of the road sobbing. A middle-aged mother slapped her cheeks, letting out piercing wails. The father, a frail man who worked as a doorman at a clinic in central Tehran, wept quietly with his head bowed.

Minutes before, an ambulance had arrived from Tehran's morgue carrying the body of their only son, 19-year-old Kaveh Alipour.

...At the crack of dawn, his father began searching at police stations, then hospitals and then the morgue.

Upon learning of his son's death, the elder Mr. Alipour was told the family had to pay an equivalent of $3,000 as a "bullet fee"—a fee for the bullet used by security forces—before taking the body back, relatives said.

Mr. Alipour told officials that his entire possessions wouldn't amount to $3,000, arguing they should waive the fee because he is a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war. According to relatives, morgue officials finally agreed, but demanded that the family do no funeral or burial in Tehran. Kaveh Alipour's body was quietly transported to the city of Rasht, where there is family.

Fuckers. I hope they all swing from trees.

And finally, the Obama administration to protesters...You're welcome, we're glad you were so inspired by Obama in Cairo.

Can't wait to see today's press conference.

Gibbs says Obama will use 'stern words' in relation to Iran's crackdown.

This 'tweet' from Marco Rubio (running for the Republican Senate nomination in Fl) has some on the left feeling woozy.

I have a feeling the situation in Iran would be a little different if they had a 2nd amendment like ours.

Seems as sensible as it is undeniable to me.


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