Ayatollah backs election result
19-Jun-2009 (8 comments)

Iran's Supreme Leader has issued a stern warning that protests against the country's disputed presidential election results must end. In his first public remarks after days of demonstrations, Ayatollah Khamenei said the outcome must be decided at the ballot box, not on the street. He said political leaders would be blamed for any violence. Demonstrators calling for a new election earlier vowed to stage fresh protests on Saturday. Addressing thousands of people at Tehran University, the ayatollah voiced support for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, saying the president's views on foreign affairs and social issues were close to his. Responding to allegations of electoral fraud, the ayatollah insisted the Islamic Republic would not cheat.

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I am afraid..

by Anonymous Irani (not verified) on

Why don't islamist commenters use name similar to their own instead of using aliases associated to the greatest iranians' name, like Kurush, only to defend mass-murderer of iranians. Why do all these islamists use iranian aliases to support the most anti-iranian regime in recent history.

Khamenei is no shah, once he starts killing he will not stop. He already has blood of tens of thousands of iranians on his hands and few more tens of thousands do not make a difference.

I am afraid they will crack down on protesters and with the help of their murderous Allah will kill as many iranians as needed to silence people.

Zan Amrikai

Thinking for Oneself

by Zan Amrikai on

Very few of us humans ever really THINK FOR OURSELVES.  Oh, we THINK we do, that's for sure, but when we truly STOP and ask ourselves, "Now WHY is it that I think such and such?" the answer is often quite surprising:  Because somewhere along the line someone we respected told us to think that way.

Once we get to the age of reason...oh, heck, somewhere between 35 and 50?...we ought to be able to figure out if all we are looking for is someone to parrot what we believe or if we are really looking deep within ourselves to see if what we say we believe is really worth believing or if maybe the time has come to formulate our OWN ideas, based on our OWN interpretation(s).

 So Khamenei comes out and condemns this.  So what.  Hopefully the people who've been demonstrating can seize this moment and effect change at a deep enough level.  And this is the change I mean:  Power to the People.  WherEVER you live, whoEVER your leader is, whatEVER has come before.  If Iranians have been able to go this far based on this election, they can go ANYwhere and EVERYwhere.

And THAT is the strength of a revolution/government for the people, of the people, and by the people. 

Say what you will about America's historical Imperialism (and believe me, I have no love lost for it), there is something to be said for this:

"When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation."

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security."

Can't get much better than this for a starting point for something new.

Power to the People of Iran!


Mardom Mazloom

A 73 years old megalomaniac hasn't to impose

by Mardom Mazloom on

his wills over 70 000 000 - 5000 000 (morons)=65 000 000 iranians
If we accept this satanic choice, it's no use to wait Gabriel to die. It means that we're already dead.

If 100 years of democratic mouvement means something to us. We shall stand for our rights.

‫چو ایران نباشد، تن من مباد


To Kurush

by ??? (not verified) on

Kurush jan you are a strong supporter of Khameneii and those brutal Islamists in power. Why don't you express your opinion under a registerd real name? you sounded so confident in you remarks then what are you afraid of?


it shouldn't be any surprise to anyone


Even before the eleection he had supported and voted  for Anatrinejad. Antarinejad is Khamaeni's voice and puppet.

khmanei seems like is becoming continously paranoid and has been releying a great deal on Antarinejad.

Thus the pilars of the IRI are becoming weaker and I have heard that rafsanjani son't have been barred from travelling. 

If you had expected anything else from his speech then we have folled ourselves. 

The toppling of SHAH took almost 10 yesr. I consider this movement from 1999 to todays date. It will take another few months but continuous support.

 We in the west need to figure out to provide the logistics for the people to get their word out.




the election results stands. period.

by Kurush (not verified) on

Rahbar has spoken. Those young naive morons who are unwittingly doing the bidding of the Western thugs have been warned. The West has been slobbering over the prospects of a fully colonized Middle East and the oil loot of the 21st century. They shall be sorely disappointed. For the love of your country, our beleoved Iran-e-ziba, even if you disagree with the clerics, support your rahbar. Zendeh bad rahbar, Aytollah Khamenei.


من حال تو رو کاملا درک میکنیم آقای دیکتاتور

چوب دار (not verified)

آقای خامنه ای من کاملا به تو حق میدم
من حال تو رو کاملا درک میکنم
تمام دیکتاتور ها در اخر عمرشون اینطور دچار مالیخولیا میشن
صدام هم همین خودبزرگ بینی های تو رو داشت
تفلک صدام حتی تا پای چوب دار هم فکر کرد قدرت داره و مردم پشتش هستن !
البته این مرض تو و صدام تنها نیست بلکه هیتلر هم همین درد و داشت
موسولینی - پینوشه - چایشسکو و و و
اینها که از تو خیلی باشعور تر و باسواد تر هم بودنند
تو و رئیس جمهور منتصبت اگر یکی از نمونه های عاقبت به خیر شدن یکی از دیکتاتورها رو به من نشون بدی من تمام حرفای مزخرف تو رو همین الان دربست قبول میکنم

Darius Kadivar

No Wonder ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Not surprising given his own mindset ...

pictory:Sayed Ali Khamenei Speaks on the War Front (1980-88)

He was re-elected to a second term in 1985, capturing 85.66% of total votes.