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Posted on 11/17/2005 6:37:51 PM PST by blam
Iran in turmoil as president's purge deepens
Simon Tisdall and Ewen MacAskill
Friday November 18, 2005
The Guardian (UK)
Iran is facing political paralysis as its newly elected president purges government institutions, bringing accusations that he is undertaking a coup d'état. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's clearout of his opponents began last month but is more sweeping than previously understood and has reached almost every branch of government, the Guardian has learned. Dozens of deputy ministers have been sacked this month in several government departments, as well the heads of the state insurance and privatisation organisations. Last week, seven state bank presidents were dismissed in what an Iranian source described as "a coup d'état".
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This can only have a bad ending.
Newly elected my a$$! Was Stalin elected? Was Castro elected? Was Saddam elected?
The media is a tool.
Ah, I see Iran's version of Saddam Hussain has taken over.
Precisely. Now.........one must wonder just how much more of this the already-restive populace will put up with.
The Iraqi people elected Saddam Hussein unanimously over the alternative, "kill me, rape my wife, and torture my entire family."
And we have to keep in mind that this guy probably wouldn't been selected *cough*, I mean, elected regardless of our deposing of Saddam Hussein. Iran's mullahs have been moving in this direction for a while now because they see their power base slipping. Afghanistan and Iraq have only worked to further reinforce the local democracy movement making the inevitable an immediate necessity.
Who is this assclown getting advice from? Robert Mugave?
Actually I fear FOR the Iranian people!
("....how much more of this the already-restive populace will put up with.....") No, what I fear is not whether there will be a bloody revolution, but instead whether this little madman, like Hitler or Stalin, will take his country down into the Abyss with him.
.............and the people will have nothing to say in the matter; all we will hear is the wailing of their suffering.
How are the libs going to spin this? Wait until Iran nukes Israel and then say 'oops!"
The time is coming where a non-neutered CIA would've come in handy.
Don't agree. This is exactly the mistake we needed him to make. It may in the end bring down the whole regime.
Can't be any worse than it was previously, at least.
In all truthfulness, I hope YOU are right, as opposed to my scenario (ie. a smoking ruin, ala Berlin, 1945).
I smell a revolution a brewing.
Guess we will have to wait till Iran actually drops a nuke just to convince DEMOCRATS about the intell.
I'm actually beginning to see things in a different light recently. I think the Democrats are the puppets of the MSM, a new political party.
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