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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:10 AM
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'Shoe hurled at Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Iranian city'
Source: Haaretz

A shoe was recently hurled at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he was in the city of Urmia, an Iranian Web site has reported.

The incident in the Iranian city was an apparent imitation of a similar attack on former U.S. president George Bush in Iraq last year.

Urmia News, the Iranian site, reported that Ahmadinejad was in a car en route to an election rally when the shoe was thrown. Ahmadinejad was traveling to a local stadium where he was meant to deliver a speech ahead of upcoming presidential elections in Iran.

According to the report, a hat was also thrown at the Iranian president before his convoy sped away from the scene.

Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1069220.html
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RUMMYisFROSTED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:12 AM
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1. In other news: Population of Iran drops by one.
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PurityOfEssence Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:47 PM
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20. I think Sharia law calls for a little depedification here, doesn't it?
Call the lopper and sharpen up the scimitar, or whatever the persian equivalent is...
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Neo Atheist Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:12 AM
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2. I wish the Iranians would throw that little fascist out of office
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:13 AM
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3. You may get your wish soon. nt
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Neo Atheist Donating Member (122 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:16 AM
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4. One can hope.
The little asshole is nothing but a mouthpiece for the degenerate scumbag Ayatollahs.
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:28 AM
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9. they will soon
he's got really low approval ratings especially with the younger more liberal generation.
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Warpy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:34 AM
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5. The author is a bit overwrought
It's not an "attack on." It's an "insult to."

As for Ahmedinejad, this has been building for a very long time. He was swept into office on the rural vote, having promised a chicken in every pot and a lot of other things he had no possibility of delivering, given the very limited power of the Iranian presidency.

People have had just about enough of his swaggering and want him out. The rural people have realized they've been had and he was never popular with either the young or the urban.

Now that he no longer has Stupid in office to rail against, he's just about out of tricks.
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gristy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:15 AM
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6. Odd that they put that headline in quotes.
I checked the homepage of Haaretz. No headlines in quotes there.
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:20 AM
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7. I dunno. I have to post what is there when I post it.
Since this news does or did not come from official news sources, they may have done that to indicate it is hearsay or a report. But why it would be different I don't know.
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:21 AM
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8. Wow....
brave brave person!


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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:29 AM
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10. I Love the Symbolism of the Shoe being Thrown
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:04 PM
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11. "Bushlike", you could say ...
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cambie Donating Member (141 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:06 PM
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12. Laura Bush says
the the show throwing act signified a new freedom in Iraq. Good to know that Iran is also free.
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:42 PM
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13. Bush: "Shoe? Oh, them thingies. Yeah, I wore those before. I needs another JD bottle over here. "
"Shoes, heh, heh, I thought them, what country's Ma-madude in again? Whatever, they gots them sandal thingies, right? They ain't shoes. Hurry up with that JD, I'm thirsty here."

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IndianaGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:05 PM
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14. Report: Shoe hurled at Ahmadinejad in Iranian city
Source: Haaretz

Report: Shoe hurled at Ahmadinejad in Iranian city

By Yossi Melman, Haaretz Correspondent


A shoe was recently hurled at Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad while he was in the city of Urmia, an Iranian Web site has reported.

The incident in the Iranian city was an apparent imitation of a similar attack on former U.S. president George Bush in Iraq last year.

Urmia News, the Iranian site, reported that Ahmadinejad was in a car en route to an election rally when the shoe was thrown. Ahmadinejad was traveling to a local stadium where he was meant to deliver a speech ahead of upcoming presidential elections.

According to the report, a hat was also thrown at the Iranian president before his convoy sped away from the scene.

The incident was not reported by Iran's major news outlets. But it has been widely commented upon in the Islamic Republic's blogosphere, which is viewed as one of the most developed in the world. It is one of the key tools for disseminating information that contradicts the position of the regime that controls the traditional media.



Read more: http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/1069220.html



It couldn't have happened to a nicer fellow!

:sarcasm:

DU needs a shoe throwing emoticon.
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maseman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:05 PM
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15. Unfortunately that person is probably dead by now
They don't mess around much with that in Iran.
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Xipe Totec Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:05 PM
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16. Is the shoe available on E-Bay? n/t
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:05 PM
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17. !!
:toast:
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ohio2007 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:10 PM
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18. looks like the shoe's on the other foot, wonder if he likes the taste.
This website needs to update the faces to the game

http://www.aksalser.com/game.htm


lol
this one also

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=023_1229383665
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:11 PM
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19. This is OT but LinkTv is having an "Arab Labor" marathon
and the dad is very into hurling shoes. Must see teevee. :)
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