Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hezbollah and Venezuela helping to suppress Democratic yearnings in Iran?

A lot of the latest stories which are garnering the most blog-attention lately seem to be about clarifications. Jeremiah Wright clarified that he meant to attack "Zionists" rather than Jews. David Letterman clarified that his joke was really about Bristol and not Willow. Netanyahu clarified that a Palestinian state would actually be OK. The Iranian people, finally, are alleged to have clarified that they really wanted Ahmadinejad to continue as president of Iran. There seems to be less clarity forthcoming from that last clarification than all the previous ones. Iran may be getting interesting outside help in achieving clarity, however. According to Michael Ledeen:
Foreign reporters beaten and detained. One Belgian reporter, two others (unidentified as yet).

Reports that some of the thugs doing the “crowd control” are foreigners, who speak Arabic, not Farsi. These seem to be Hezbollah people, from both Lebanon and Syria.

Rumors that Venezuelan security personnel are also participating, although this is unconfirmed.
The Hezbollah part is also being reported at the Huffington Post. Speaking of Venezuela and Hezbollah, both Chavez and Nasrallah currently appear on the main page of the IRNA site "felicitating" or "congratulating" Ahmadinejad on his victory. You've probably also heard that the Supreme Leader called the election a "divine miracle":
Ayatollah Khamenei noted that the Iranian nation by high turnout in elections proved that it gives importance to national dignity and is honored to continue standing firmly against the arrogant powers. The nation insisted on the issue through such elections (the tenth presidential elections).

Pointing to the enemies' propaganda war to disappoint the people, the IR Leader said really, the recent elections supported by a divine might because 10 million more people participated in the elections.
The latest Haveil Havalim is also honored to continue standing firmly against the arrogant powers.

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