Monday, June 15, 2009

Teheran tyranny

Despite millions of Iranians, particularly young people, coming out in high numbers to vote out President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, the incumbent has been declared the winner with 63% of the vote. 

Many Iranians are extremely angry, and they have taken to the streets to express their ire about the "irregularities" surrounding the election, including alleged vote-rigging, detainment of opposition groups, and, after the election, the cutting off of cellular communications and texting in order to prevent the opposition from organizing its followers in what has been dubbed the "Facebook Revolution." 

This all could get very much out of hand very quickly. 

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