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Video proof of Election Fraud?

I received this screen capture in my email.  Compare the two photos taken of the Official State Television (click to enlarge):


According to these two Screen captures the count of Mohsen Rezai:

  • At 9.47 he has 633048 votes
  • At 13.53 he has 587913 votes

How does one lost about 45,000+ votes in a span of 4 hours?

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I dont know what to make of it, but i just received this email from a friend in Iran:

The man who leaked the real election results from the Interior Ministry – the ones showing Ahmadinejad coming third – was killed in a suspicious car accident, according to unconfirmed reports, writes Saeed Kamali Dehghan in Tehran.

Mohammad Asgari, who was responsible for the security of the IT network in Iran’s interior ministry, was killed yesterday in Tehran.

Asgari had reportedly leaked results that showed the elections were rigged by government use of new software to alter the votes from the provinces.

Asgari was said to have leaked information that showed Mousavi had won almost 19 million votes, and should therefore be president.

Does anyone have any kind of news regarding this? any kind of confirmation?

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  • Jon Stewart on Iran Unrest

    Here’s Jon Stewart Last nite on teh Daily Show commenting on what has been going on in Iran following the elections:

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    And here is the second part:

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    Videos of Tehran

    UPDATE: Stunning video of the Basij (religious para-military) firing on the crowd with automatic weapons!!

    A female protestor beign beaten with a stick for defending another:

    A beautiful video of peace marching of tens of thousands in complete quiet:

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    Lotfan has just put up a very intersting site(anatomy of a coup), detailing the timeline of events which sources, from several days before the actual elections.

    Very interesting reading.


    Follow the events on TWITTER.

    Here you have a list of liveblogs doing continuous coverage and liveblogging of the events in Tehran and Iran, from various sources within the country.

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    Well here is somethign new which certainly adds a whole new twist to things.

    In a radio interview with RadioFarda, Mohsen Makhmalbaf – the celebrated Iranian Filmmaker – speaking as a spokesperson for the Moussavi camp, is saying that the night/morning after the elections, the moussavi headquarters were informed by the Interior ministry, that they’d won,  and that they should prepare their victory speach.  The supreme leader as well as several reformist papers were also informed of this.  Then at one point, suddenly, all mobile devices of the moussavi camp are disconnected, as well as a more widespread loss of connexion, and the next thing you know, we have the results of Ahmadinejad’s victory (winning exactly 66% percent in every single voting location, statistically odd, if not impossible as mentioned in teh previous blog post).

    Now here is the actual interview (in persian):

    To this point, the only newsource reporting in english, i’ve found is The Real News Network.
    They also have an english translated transcript.  Read it all here.
    Here is an excerpt:

    Behind the scenes the news changed! All the mobile phones belonging to Mousavi’s campaign got disconnected. Also from couple of days ago the SMS messaging were disabled for all the mobile phones. It was communicated to the Reformist [Eslah Talab] newspapers [the papers of Mousavi's political party] that they were the winners but were told that they must refrain from announcing the victory. The campaign’s communications headquarters was shutdown and the responsibility for campaign’s communications was given to me [Makhmalbaf]. This is as much as I know personally.

    Until this point, I have personally received the information directly from campaign communications headquarters. From this point on, the only information I have, are through intermidatery sources.

    For example Mrs. Nooshabeh Amiri informed me that Mr. Majidi has abandoned Mousavi. Majidi has said that I lost hope, and has gone home. He has announced that tomorrow there will be a coupe in Tehran.

    Radio host:
    Mr. Makhmalbaf, this news that you are reporting is very serious. Based on which facts are you making such a claim?

    The second portion of the story [the plans for a coupe on Saturday] was conveyed to me through an intermedietary source. It would be better if you talk with Mrs Nooshabeh Amiri, who is the direct source of this news. The portion of story, before the coupe, should be accepted as the truth under my responsibility. I was assigned by Mousavi’s campaign, since the headquarters were closed, the responsibility of communications for the campaign was transferred to me. Because of this, I announced that the victor of the election is Mr Mousavi and even Mr. Khatami had announced that the victor is Mr Mousavi and any other vote that comes out of the ballot boxes is clear fraud. I think that there are two possible theories here, first it could be that they wanted to announce the news slowly, so that the society is not shocked. Secondly it is possible that the minorities and even Ahmadinejad and Sepah have even performed a coupe against Hashemi and Khamenei. This is a very critical situation, and critical times for Iran.


    • Reports say that many foreign news sources (eg. ABC, BBC, etc) have either had their cameras confiscated or have been ordered out of the country.
    • A report on Javan-e Farda says that 120 members of the faculty at Sharif University have resigned in protestation.

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    More good news from Seymour Hersh

    First watch this video:

    Here is the New Yorker article “Preparing the Battlefield” mentioned.  Here is a brief excerpt:

    ate last year, Congress agreed to a request from President Bush to fund a major escalation of covert operations against Iran, according to current and former military, intelligence, and congressional sources. These operations, for which the President sought up to four hundred million dollars, were described in a Presidential Finding signed by Bush, and are designed to destabilize the country’s religious leadership. The covert activities involve support of the minority Ahwazi Arab and Baluchi groups and other dissident organizations. They also include gathering intelligence about Iran’s suspected nuclear-weapons program.Clandestine operations against Iran are not new. United States Special Operations Forces have been conducting cross-border operations from southern Iraq, with Presidential authorization, since last year….

    Furthermore, here is an interesting interview by teh New Yorker with Seymour Hersh:

    There are several things which are interesting (which for example we see in the video), for example the fact that the Democrats are looking on purpose the other way, and accepting the money going to this operation.  Goes to show you how complicit the Democrats are with the war mongering republicans, possibly far worse, since they say one thing and give hope to people and then do the opposite.

    on a possibly related news, or at least interesting at the same time as all this, is the Mujadeddin Khalgh demonstrations across Europe (who are proponenets of armed opposition to the current iranian regime), having already been removed from the “terrorist blacklist” by the UK, and well underway in other european countries such as france.

    I know i’d said i didnt want to write any more politics, but with SO MUCH good news coming out all at once what can i do?

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    Unexpecting the expected

    I did something today, that i’d never done before. 

    As usual, after eating, i put my plate aside.  Then i turned and looked at it, and thought for a moment, and decided against all instinct, to follow Mim’s advice, and i picked up the plate, walked slowly – against my body’s natural tendencies – over to the dishwashing area.  I at first nearly succumbed to my instincts, and placed the dirty dish in the sink and turned.  But, for reasons as yet unknown to me, my left foot refused to turn.  Once more i reflected on Mim’s advice.  I looked at the dirty dish, sitting lonely in sink.

    I then tried a more psychological approach.  I said nearly outloud, that anyways, I’d done a whole lot of dishwashing today.  Yes, it was that time of the week. And i had to wash for the need of a clean dish to cook in, something which i’d avoided all day, so as to not have to wash the dishes, until finally my stomach sent me a very stern warning, and i had to acquiesce. 

    The dish and I stayed engaged in this oddest of staredowns.  And i continued to reason against myself:  There is no hot water left.   The inside of my plastic dishwashing gloves is wet.  It’s a waste of water.  It’s a holiday today.  Did the americans ever REALLY land on the moon?  I really need to get back to work on the Beethoven.  Did i just hear on the radio taht Karl Malone made a 12 year old girl pregnant when he was 18? I really need to get dressed otherwise i’ll miss the 16hr showing of …. of……….of…….IRON MAN!

    And yet the disk continued to look pleadingly at me with its one huge red plastic eye. 

    I suddenly felt an odd twitch in my right arm.  It was moving.  Ever so slowly, but ever so surely.  I watched my hand in disbelief as i slowly extended itself, reached down into sink, for the red plate.  Completely in shock by this odd movement of my arm, i was ambused by the movement, almost in concert, of my left hand towards the water tap. 

    I was in full panick mode by this time.  What is going on? I knew i should have filed my taxes earlier….

    My left hand, with uncanny post-meal dexterity turned on the hot water and immediately reached for the already-soapy-from-earlier-washing sponge. 

    And then … Then to my own shock, AND awe, i watched myself as i washed a dish, a single solitary dish, right after having eaten off of it.

    20 seconds later it was done.  I’d even put the disk in the rack to dry, something which i realized only after several seconds after seeing myself in the mirror standing immobile in front of an empty sink, sponge still in my hand and small trail of soapy warm water slowly making its way down my left arm. 


    I guess Mim was right.  It is easier to do one dish after the meal, than 20 after a week.

    Who knows, i might even do it again sometime….no hurry.

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    Global Internet Crash!

    Well, this at least explains the death of the old blog.  It is because apparently there was a world wide Internet crash, causing loss of massive amounts of data:

    02:05 – July 10, 2007

    [tags]crash, internet, fbi, onion[/tags]

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    Battlestar Galactica will retire

    Well, i guess the news is kind of sad, but it’s good in a sense as well. 

    The awesome "Battlestar Galactica" Series, one of the hallmarks of the Sci-Fi network, will end after next year’s fourth season. According to yahoo news, the choice was that of the producers. 

    This is good, in teh sense these are the same guys who conceived the idea of then entire show’s storyline, and thus they clearly have a specific ending in mind for the series.  Good for them.

    What i wish to post very soon, is a long post on my theory on what we have learned by the end of the third season.  I think it’s a very good theory on what is going on, with the cylons and the twelve colonies and Earth. 

    Promise, that will come soon!

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