Monday, June 15, 2009

Iran Election Aftermath Now Lethal

President of Iran @ Columbia University. is reporting that pro-government militia members opened fire on a protest in Tehran's Azadi, or freedom, Square. One person was reportedly killed and several injured.

The crowd — many wearing the trademark green color of Mousavi's campaign — was more than five miles long, and based on previous demonstrations in the square and surrounding streets, its size was estimated to be in the hundreds of thousands.

Some of the results — which awarded a record-breaking 25 million votes and 63 percent of the electorate to Ahmadinejad — were announced before the ballot boxes had even been opened. Gee, I guess voter fraud had crossed the Atlantic.

Also on Monday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei ordered an investigation into allegations of election fraud, marking a stunning turnaround by the country's most powerful figure and offering hope to opposition forces who have waged street clashes to protest Ahmadinejad's re-election.

We have to give credit to the brave people who have said "No More!". A-jad is a nutcase, and the Iranian people know it. Despite a crackdown on protests following the "election", people have continued to voice their opposition.

Let's pray that we have the same resolve should the time come.

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