4 thoughts on “Ayatollah Khamenei: ‘How Could We Stuff 11-Million Ballots?’ – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. I agreed with Roger Cohen- a good column in today’s NYT. We should not meddle which is different from giving support to those who seek their rights and freedom from dictatorship. We have been accused of meddling anyway. At this point Obama seems too cautious, erring on the other side.

    Also I am waiting to hear Obama revise his judgment that there is essentially no difference between Ahmadinejad and Mousavi.

    Khamenei has been saying things that indicate he is so distant from reality and mischievous (to the point of making me think evil) that there is little evidence to believe that talking will bring some resolution, with this crowd in charge, to differences about the nuclear issue or Iran’s support for terrorist activity.

  2. I think it was a fair comment, what he was trying to say there was no thought given by the opposition when they claimed “massive fraud”. Now the claims seems to have moved from recount to nullifying the vote. Remember claimed victory even before counting started.

    1. Anyone with eyes in their head could sense that momentum was entirely in Moussavi’s direction, rallies were drawing hundreds of thousands, etc. They claimed they would win because any sensible Iranian could see that this should be so. They didn’t bargain for the thugs to steal the entire shebang.

  3. well they didn’t have to stuff 11 million ballots they just had to come up with the numbers. The difference between Iran’s electoral system and that found in most countries is huge. There are no officers no corruption commissions, they basically ask the people in charge their numbers and then add them up. Khamenei’s worst mistake was to give Ahmadinejad such a landslide win. Just a terribly bad move in my opinion.

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