Monday, June 15, 2009

Iran protests elections

There is some bad news (or good dependin your side) in Iran this past weekend. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been reelected in a landslide victory over his main challenger, Mir Hossein Moussavi. The debate that comes in is that Moussavi was thought to be a clear winner with all the analysis and predictions in his favor…but then he got STOMPED OUT (Ahmadinejad got 66% of the votes) and lost. So of course people are protestin and riotin and what not. Kinda reminds me of how the former President stole the elections minus the violence in the streets. I guess Mahmoud shoulda took a page outta the GOP handbook on stealing elections and made sure that it appeared he won by a slim margin. Now people are demandin a recount which most likely won’t happen because the Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has already acknowledged Ahmadinejad as the winner. The real crazy part is how the government has clamped down on any news coverage of what’s goin on in Iran right now. Even websites like Twitter have been shut down. All this has aroused suspicion that the elections were rigged. Could you imagine if that went down in the U.S.? McCain beat Obama in a landslide victory and then our government limited news coverage on the protests that occurred? Actually, I’m pretty sure the international community wouldn’t bat an eye. I mean, they would be upset to know another Republican took the office but I don’t think they would protest for us nor would any world leaders look into a recount for us. Kinda sad. I wish the best for Iran but like I’ve said before, I want them to achieve what they want on their own terms and without international interference.