Saturday, June 13, 2009

Another day, another dictator.

All of us were so eager for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to lose that we got caught up in the popular enthusiasm, especially among Iran's younger voters and Since the US has openly tossed Israel onto the rhetorical scrap heap, the passivity of the US toward Iran leaves Israel no survival chance unless it decapitates Iran's nukes unilaterally.
Was this election stolen? I don't know, I can easily see western reporters over-estimating urban vs. rural voting impact. However, the margin does seem far too wide, polling indicated a close race and turnout was huge.

This could get more interesting.

I think the younger Iranians understand that they are responsible for their leader's actions and that Ahmadinejad puts them in greater danger. After seeing what the countries around them have gone through, Afganistan, Iraq, Pakistan and to some extent Syria, there has to be some fear that an American or Israeli attack would be the beginning of really bad times

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