As Legitimate As George W., Right?

Legitimate elections? Surely the US has absolutely NOTHING to say about that. Surely, there isn’t a soul within these borders who would even dare utter a syllable about someone else’s election. Shhhh!
clipped from www.bloomberg.com

June 15 (Bloomberg) — Iranian President Mahmoud
Ahmadinejad
vowed defiance against external “threats” as he
defended his disputed re-election. He may have vanquished for
now the internal threats to his authority.

The president’s victory and its endorsement by Iran’s
Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sidelines those in the
Islamic republic’s theocracy who favor easing tensions with the
West, according to analysts. While his main opponent, former
Prime Minister Mir Houssein Mousavi, says the vote was rigged
and demands its annulment, his complaints and protests by his
supporters are unlikely to shake the regime, said the analysts.

The election results mean leaders who still adhere strictly
to the principles of the 1979 Islamic Revolution have beaten
back a challenge to their dominance, said Geneive Abdo, an Iran
analyst at the Century Foundation, a New York research group.

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4 comments

  1. Yes Sir, Americans have forfeited the right to question the legitimacy of foreign elections…

    Now, there is one sure way to know… a huge discrepancy with exit polls.

    Me thinks there were no such exit polls in Iran

  2. Some pundits are saying that the Neo-Cons and the Zionists were hoping for an Ahmadinejad victory and for the subsequent turmoil to provide the basis for sanctions against Iran. They already know that the sanctions will fail, but that failure would then be the rationalization for military action.

    Obama would probably prefer regime change without military intervention, but that requires creating enough internal strife to weaken the powers of the Ayatollah.

    There is no doubt that the Re-thugs will start pushing hard to get H.R. 1327, the Iran Sanctions Enabling Act of 2009, through Congress. Can they now get enough Democratic support to pass this legislation?

  3. Makheru:

    It had occurred to me back in the days of Ahmadinejad’s heaviest “shit talking” that he was simply doing CIA dirty work and attempting to poison the well. After having read “Confessions of an Economic Hitman,” it became painfully obvious the quandry that people find themselves in. Leaders with integrity are killed; corrupt leaders live forever. Leaders who seek to spend money on the best interests of their people are branded as leftists or worst; are made subject to war declarations and the like; while others are considered to be the closest and bestest friends of the West.

    Devils abound.

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