June 15, 2009

Breaking (good) news from Iran

Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader and the man who has the final say on all strategic matters, has reversed his earlier decree that the disputed election result was fair—urging the country to unite behind Ahmadinejad—by ordering the powerful Guardians Council an investigation into the vote count, thus carrying out Mousavi’s (the defeated candidate) allegations of vote-rigging.

In the meantime tens of thousands of Iranian opposition activists have taken to the streets of Iran for a third day protesting against the presidential election (see the video below), defying a ban by the Interior Ministry, and European Union foreign ministers heve expressed “serious concern” about Iran’s use of force against post-election demonstrators, raising the prospect of a harder E.U. line against the country.

Michael Totten has an extensive set of key links, as does Andrew Sullivan who has comprehensive coverage, videos and photos of the demonstrations. Via Hugh Hewitt.


  1. Good news, but one wonders how such an investigation can be carried out by what can only be a partisan Council, and why urge the country to unite behind Ahmadinejad when so many are convinced that the elections were fraudulent?
    Very interesting and determining developments nevertheless.

  2. I think you might want to publicize this.


    Richard Dale is trying to help the Iranians crash government websites.

    I hope you and your readers will take a look and maybe spread the word.

    This is one in the server for Amahdidinnerjacket and his girl-hurting swine.

    Pardon my Spartan.