Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Ahmadinejad to hold victory rally amid protests

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU
 
grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 03:45 AM
Original message
Ahmadinejad to hold victory rally amid protests
Source: CNN

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad prepared to hold a victory rally Sunday, a day after he was declared the winner of the country's presidential election, spurring violent street protests from opposition supporters who claimed ballot fraud.


Mahmoud Ahmadinejad will hold a victory rally Saturday after winning Iran's presidential election.

Ahmadinejad, who defended his "completely free" re-election in a television address Saturday night, is expected to again speak with reporters before the Sunday victory rally.

. . .


"The people of Iran inspired hope for all nations and created a source of pride in the nation and disappointed all the ill wishers," Ahmadinejad said in his television address. "This election was held at a juncture of history."

Analysts had expected Moussavi, a former prime minister regarded as a reformist, to defeat Ahmadinejad.

Moussavi is credited for successfully navigating the Iranian economy during a bloody eight-year war with Iraq in the 1980s. He also enjoyed tremendous support among the youth. Iran's population has a median age of 27.

But Ahmadinejad -- despite being blamed for Iran's economic turmoil over the past four years -- maintains


Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/meast/06/14/iran.election...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 04:09 AM
Response to Original message
1. Deleted sub-thread
Sub-thread removed by moderator. Click here to review the message board rules.
 
Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 04:25 AM
Response to Original message
2. Will attendees be allowed to wear shoes?


Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Ex Lurker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 08:07 AM
Response to Original message
3. Typically, tyrants are overthrown when someone in their power structure
decides the situation is untenable and switches sides. The Revolutionary Guard isn't going anywhere. Maybe elements in the military and/or regular police force will cross over, either siding with the protestors or at least refusing to join in the crackdown. Otherwise I fear a bloody end to this.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
GoesTo11 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 09:04 AM
Response to Reply #3
5. Not to fear
A bloody end might be a good thing. Iran couldn't really have a much worse government than it does - especially after these elections. Maybe a good old fashioned civil war is just what the doctor ordered. Bloody for them, but good for the rest of the world. If the people of Iran want something better, they'll have to deal with their own situation.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 08:52 AM
Response to Original message
4. That sounds like the ingredients for a war.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 09:08 AM
Response to Original message
6. I watched his "Press Conference" and it looked like a Sad Occasion
Edited on Sun Jun-14-09 09:10 AM by goclark

Heads were down, lips were tight as they listened to him go on and on and on and on saying the same thing.

Where were all the happy people that voted for him?

Where is all the joy?

Did I miss them dancing in the streets in celebration?

I could have - please direct me to the "Happy Link" of his supporters.

I am reminded of the Bush stolen elections.
We did nothing --nothing!

At least these people are standing for something.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
nc4bo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 09:08 AM
Response to Original message
7. Jeez. Seems like cheaters always win then want to celebrate afterwards. nt
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 09:25 AM
Response to Original message
8. When is his "victory" celebration? Did I miss it?
Edited on Sun Jun-14-09 09:26 AM by goclark

Bet his "supporters" will not equal the numbers in the street.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sigh Sister Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 09:41 AM
Response to Reply #8
9. Cnn was showing a huge crowd on a split screen
during his press conference. I thought they were demonstrators, but it was actually his supporters waiting for him to appear for his "victory" celebration.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 09:57 AM
Response to Reply #9
10. How huge was it ~ as large as the mass of humanity
we saw in the videos?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sigh Sister Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 10:19 AM
Response to Reply #10
11. It looked like thousands
I can't find a picture of it. I'll keep looking.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 10:36 AM
Response to Reply #11
12. K
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Sigh Sister Donating Member (358 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 10:48 AM
Response to Reply #12
14. From BBC
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
goclark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 11:27 AM
Response to Reply #9
15. His supporters should have filled the streets to surpass
the enormous crowd we saw yesterday. :shrug:

Didn't happen right?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
sodom Donating Member (22 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jun-14-09 10:42 AM
Response to Original message
13. it seems everyone forgot about the ayatollah
you know the guy whos actually in power, the supreme leader. lol, what are they rioting about? who ever is president is still just a firgurehead.

people in the u.s., in europe, pretty much everywhere dont really like ahmadinejad, but do they remember that mousavi is the same man who had 30,000 of his political opponents executed in 1988. yeah you think iran would really be on the road towards democracy with this guy as president...ahahahahaha
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Sep 17th 2014, 04:44 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Latest Breaking News Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC