Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ahmadinejad turns green

A PressTV article about Ahmadinejad's swearing in is accompanied by a really strange picture:
Amid a heavy security presence around Parliament blocking out opposition protests as Iran's president takes the oath of office, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad begins his second term.

Nearly two months after the election that sparked mass protests in Iran over its official result, President Ahmadinejad was sworn in on Wednesday.

According to a Press TV correspondent, thousands of security and Basij forces with their motorcycles were present in the areas around Baharestan square, near the Iranian Parliament.

Parliament News reported that more than 5,000 security forces were guarding the downtown block while other reports said officers with sniffer dogs patrolled the area searching for possible bombs. [...]
Nothing ruins an inauguration like a few bombs. Nevetheless, Ahmadinejad's claims that he is sometimes bathed in an other-worldly light now seem to have been confirmed. Bombs presumably can't hurt him in this state, but it is better not to reveal superhuman powers unnecessarily.

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