What Really Happened in the Iranian Election
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Execution, hat tip TimMcD
Just received the following correspondance from my buddy over at the Iranian Constitutionalist Party of Iran......I am running it verbatim (spelling errors and all)..............along with the following gruesome pictures;
I wanted to take a moment of your time and briefly explain the Iranian elections:These elections were flawed from the inception by the decision of an unelected few to deny the applications of over 1,000 candidates, including all 93 women. Second of all, fraud in elections by the Iranian security forces was widespread, as best stated by an official with Iran's Interior Ministry who accused Iran's Guardian Council of election fraud in the presidential runoff vote and said he was placed under arrest when he objected to voting irregularities, Iran's official news agency said. This official stated: "I was personally witness to interference of Guardians Council monitors' serious interference in voting stations where I was commissioned to survey the sound process of election," Ali Mirbaqeri, the managing director of the Interior Ministry's Majlis Affairs, told IRNA. Iran's Interior Ministry, still in the hands of the relatively moderate outgoing government, reported 300 complaints of electoral violations in Tehran alone, but the religious Supreme Council rejected the Ministry's request to have six voting stations closed for 'irregularities." Aides to the defeated Rafsanjani claimed "massive irregularities" in the voting. They said Rafsanjani said Ahmadinejad could only win by fraud.Now lets talk about the top two hand chosen candidate themselves:
Mr. Rafsanjani a former Iranian President was convicted of conspiracy for murder by a German court, with an arrest warrant actionable in every country with an extradition treaty with Germany. How could he be presented as a moderate or the president of a nation?
Ahmadinejad, who fraudulently won in Iran's presidential race, was the candidate of the Pasdaran Revolutionary Guard, in which he served as a senior commander, and of the Basij security service and militia. He also has strong backing from the Guardian Council and the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who barely bothered to conceal their partiality for him. The Pasdaran is the elite military force, founded by Ayatollah Ruhallah Khomeni after the 1979 revolution that toppled the shah, to guarantee the Islamic regime's safety against the Iranian military which was suspect as packed with supporters or the former shah. The Pasdaran, which gets the best modern weapons, also controls Iran's strategic weapons systems, including the Shihab-3 ballistic missiles and the suspected nuclear weapons program. The Pasdaran also runs Iran's long-standing relations with militant Islamic groups overseas, and particularly the Lebanon-based Hezbollah, which makes Iran into a "state sponsor of terrorism" according to the definition of the United States. The Pasdaran also provide the 50 tons of weaponry and explosives aboard the Karine-A, the Palestinian ship that was stopped by Israeli commandos before it could smuggle its deadly cargo to the Palestine Liberation Organization. Israeli officials also claim the Pasdaran has trained and equipped militants of the Islamic Jihad and Hamas.
Western intelligence sources have told United Press International that the new president served in the Al Quds Battalion of the Pasdaran, which was responsible for operations abroad. (Al Quds is the Arabic name for the city of Jerusalem, and signals strong commitment to the Palestinian cause.) The sources add that he is believed to have participated in operations in western Europe, saying in particular that he was one of a number of Iranians suspected of involvement in the killing of three Iranian Kurdish leaders in an ambush on the outskirts of the Austrian capital Vienna. This is a brief qualifications of the Iranian president.
See the photos below for some of the Pasdaran Revolutionary Guard, whom Ahmadinejad used to work, accomplishments, on the opposition groups in the Northern Iran!
Simply said the top two contestants are terrorist!
Now what the West should do?After nearly a year and a half of negotiations you know that Iranian plutocrats and institutions, who make their money on black markets and on unequal terms of trade, are not impressed by Western offers to let them into the WTO, where they would have to respect transparency and equal terms of trade. Nor are they worried about the stick of the UN Security Council, given that Russia’s nuclear establishment is solvent partially because of deals with her southern neighbor and China’s long term energy stability tributary on its large scale Iran investments.
Pressure on human rights and democracy, however, will get serious attention in Iran’s domestic security apparatus . The Only option available to the West short of military intervention that I do not support, is to help the Iranians to let freedom and democracy take charge in Iran.
EXILES SEEK TO BLOG IRAN TO DEMOCRACY
Remember guys, these are the mullahs inches away from nuclear weaponry, thanks China- Atlas
UPDATE........and POOtin weighs in:
Putin offers Iran's president-elect to continue nuclear cooperation
Pravda Ru Sat, 25 Jun 2005 6:23 AM PDT
Russia's President Vladimir Putin on Saturday congratulated the new Iranian president-elect and said Moscow was ready to develop its nuclear cooperation with Iran in line with international agreements.
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