All Hell still breaking out

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    If Obama ran against the Iranian President in Iran, he would lose too because it's rigged.
     
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    Excellent.

    And this, from Stratfor.com:

    Judging both from history and from pictures and anecdotes of protesters on the streets of Tehran, Iran’s security apparatus appears more than capable of breaking up these demonstrations should they continue through the next day. SMS messaging and Facebook have been shut down intermittently in Iran to prevent the protests from gaining momentum.

    [Mousavi] is appealing both publicly and privately to clerics and other powerful members of the establishment, including Expediency Council chairman Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani and Majlis speaker Ali Larijani, to back up his claims of voter fraud. Unless Mousavi gets support from someone in the ruling elite, his protest is likely to fizzle out.

    Khamenei, Interior Minister Sadiq Mahsouli and Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Seyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi have all proclaimed that the elections were conducted freely and fairly, making clear that any move to dispute the results would represent a direct challenge to the state. The resounding silence from powerful figures like Rafsanjani and Larijani is a strong indication that the election results and claims of fraud are not compelling enough to cause a split within the ruling elite.
     
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    Well... that is the difference in a populace that percieves their system to be legitimate vs. a populace who does not percieve their system to illegitimate as well as an election that lacked any independent election monitors. Pretty much what the Ayatollah and Mullahs want is what the Ayatollah and Mullahs get.

    And, of course, I always thought Bush supports were dudes who violently sodomized their sphincters with very large dildos every night... So I guess all of America is happy that Bush supporters were not on the other end of the controversy and violently sodomizing the sphincters of Gore supporters with their very large dildos.
     
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    Iran has a wonderfully rich and beautiful history and culture. The fundamentalist Islamic route has robbed Iran of those treasures because of the US's meddling in their affairs back in the 1950s. Thus, we created the mess that occurred in 1979 - 1981 - with a bitter anti-American state. We then angered Iran even more by arming Iraq with WMDs to use against Iran in the Iran-Iraq war. So we instigated the mess even further. Relations somewhat thawed, though not much, during the 1990s under Clinton, but they again re-froze after 9/11 and when Bush called them an "axis of evil."

    Finally, we have an intelligent president who is not single minded and wants to engage Iran, diplomatically and the people of Iran are tired of being isolated by the international community and having dealings with only highly socialist and communist regimes who suppress their people such as Venezulea and North Korea.

    I criticized Obama's speech in Egypt at first... now I understand the reasons behind it. It was a brilliant political move that not only handed Hezbollah a defeat in Lebanon, but has millions of young Iranians who desperately want to have normal relations with America. His speech has affected the politics of middle eastern countries - so much so that they want to have better relations with us.

    Ahmadinejad MUST GO!
     
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    Finally we have a President who openly subscribes to the Liberal axiom that the Muslim world respects weakness.

    And, to help you brush up on your history:
    "The first stirrings of this unholy alliance between leftists and jihadists were visible after the Iranian revolution of 1979. Again displaying a remarkable myopia about their new heroes’ crimes—the mullahs in Iran killed more people just in the span of two weeks in 1979 (about 20,000) than the hated Shah had in 38 years—Western radicals like French philosopher Michel Foucault indulged both their noble-savage idealization of the non-Western “other” and their usual adolescent worship of “revolution.”
    Dupes by Bruce S. Thornton, City Journal 5 June 2009
     
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    so....were you pitching or catching?
     
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    Well, in 2000 I was 14, therefore I couldn't vote, and was too preoccupied with getting a blowjob.

    However, in the subsequent elections I have voted for Badnarik and Barr... so I am pretty much metaphorically screwing myself... but on principle.
     
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    Did you like the taste of your first blowjob?

    Sorry, I just couldn't resist.
     

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