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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 08:03 PM
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Unconfirmed reports that Iran's Army members refuse
Edited on Tue Jun-16-09 08:04 PM by spindrifter
to fire on citizens. Further, that clerics in Qom urge that Iranians not kill Iranians. Only the police are following the administration's orders to shoot. These reports are coming from Twitter.
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Diane R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 08:21 PM
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1. Oh, let's hope.
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 08:21 PM
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2. good news
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 08:25 PM
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3. I hope this is true.
I'm also receiving tweets with unconfirmed rumors that Iranian generals are being arrested. Heard another unconfirmed tweet that at least one was prevented from being arrested by Iranian Marines.

The vast majority of the violence has been coming from the Basiji, but they're not numerous enough to put down the revolution in all of Iran. If the army's refusing to help put down the revolution, or they turn and fight with the Greens, Ahmedinajad and Khamenei are going DOWN!!!

I guess we'll see how this turns out.
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ShadowLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 09:46 PM
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7. Wow, if those tweets are true to then the Iranian government is just asking for even more trouble
Seriously, you don't piss off the military, especially the military leaders. In unstable countries (which Iran is becoming more and more of by the hour) the military has already decided "you know what, screw you government, we're taking over/removing you from power and putting someone else in charge". Both events have happened countless times before.
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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 08:25 PM
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4. ...


I know it's a policeman and not a soldier, but still.

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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 09:17 PM
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5. If that's true then the Iranian government is in serious trouble.
Big IF on that one though.
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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 09:34 PM
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6. It looks like the current government is, indeed, in major
trouble. I just don't see turning this around. The mullahs are not in agreement about the course to take.
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Kaleko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 09:51 PM
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8. Iranians tend to be very proud of
Edited on Tue Jun-16-09 09:52 PM by Kaleko
and deeply identified with their ethnic kin. That's why it is utterly unbelievable that Mousavi could have lost the votes in his own hometown, Tabriz. It's also well known that they generally won't kill their own 'brothers in arms' because that is a mortal sin. So the rumors of imported Hezbollah fighters on motorbikes doing the dirty work don't sound too far-fetched to people with a little bit of background info on what makes Iranians tick.

Peace be with the people of Iran.


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spindrifter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jun-16-09 09:56 PM
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9. There have been many reports that
the motorbike cops are Arabic speakers.
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