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  •  maybe it didn't (0+ / 0-)

    have anything to do with the election. Did you ever think of that?

    "It takes two to lie. One to lie, one to hear it." Homer Simpson

    by Euroliberal on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 01:24:41 PM PDT

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    •  What do you mean....? (0+ / 0-)

      -5.62, -3.64 I have some good company here.....

      by volleyboy1 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 01:40:52 PM PDT

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        and I repeat maybe, the unrest was brewing for a long time and the election was just the perfect timing.

        Elections are the perfect setting to a)attract attention inside and from outside the country b) if you are contesting an undemocratic regime, that's how you do it c) you don't need to follow an incremental revolutionary process
        and many other other factors which have a very high success rate starting from Servia to the Ukraine ans so on.

        It is highly probable that the uprising would have happened regardless of the validity of the vote.

        "It takes two to lie. One to lie, one to hear it." Homer Simpson

        by Euroliberal on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 03:14:32 PM PDT

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          I don't know - the vote was relatively peaceful - but the counting was not (eye-witnesses reporting stuffing, ballot burning etc.)I think the run up would have been a lot more violent had this been cooking. I think had Maddog won the election fairly he would not have faced an uprising but would have had to deal with a peaceful protest movement.

          I think this is a power grab gone wayyyyyyyyy wrong. I think that Maddog seriously underestimated how people would react to what is becoming more and more evidently vote fraud.

          If this does not prove how insane Ahmedinejhad really is then I am not sure of what does.

          -5.62, -3.64 I have some good company here.....

          by volleyboy1 on Mon Jun 15, 2009 at 03:35:05 PM PDT

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