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There are reports coming from Iran that two Helicopters are flying over Tehran and pouring boiling water over the protesters.
he New York Times reports that the Basij say (through the Publican Relations of Ansar Hezbollah) that the number of their attacks will increase and begin occuring during the day as well. This could be the start of a more brutal crackdown.
The world can only hope is not the case. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/19/world/middleeast/19basij.html?_r=2&hp
The link below has pictures from Thurday, including pictures of the ‘Ceremony of Mourning.
The following video is self labeled ‘a chonicle of the protests and violence’ in Iran election fallout:
There have been reports since Saturday that non-Iranian, non-Persian speakers were brought into Tehran by the truckload to patrol the streets and fight against Mousavi supporters and protesters. It was later confirmed by Der Spiegel that these were 5000 Lebanese Hezbollah. This begs the question, how did they get into Iran so fast? They would have to go through both Syria and Iraq to get to Iran. It has been suggested by some that the whole Election sham was premeditated because Ahmadinejad knew he would lose. This would explain how the votes were ‘counted’ so quickly. However, such a theory begs the question, ‘if the election sham was premeditated then why was it blatantly obvious that the results were made up? Why did they ‘count’ the votes so fast; why did they have Ahmadinejad win by such large margins in his challengers home provinces? It is also notable that both the aggregate totals and provincial totals were certified, approved, and released before the three day deadline to contest the vote was over. These are things the world may never know the answer to, but it seems almost certain that the whole process was premeditated.
There are reports from ABC in an article written by Robert Fisk that 500 Iranian Special Forces broke up clashes between pro-Ahmadinejad forces and pro-Mousavi demonstrators. The special forces usually take the side of Ahmadinejad’s Basij militia, but today were seen keeping the Basij militia away from Mousavi supporters. Whether this is representative of all Iranian military from now or the actions of an individual group remain to be seen, though the ABC article goes on to say, ‘quite a lot of policeman are beginning to smile towards the demonstrators of Mr Mousavi’.
While many Mousavi supporters have expressed that this is expected, many are still hesitant to take the account offered in the ABC article at face value without further verification. There has been much deception by the Iranian government and heavy infilitration by the Ministry of Defense. Some are wary of false reports that will lure Mousavi reporters into a false sense of security.
Link to news article by ABC’s Robert Fisk