More news from Iran

Catching up on all the stuff coming out of Iran in the wake of the election:

The Minister's Secret Letter
Photocopies of a letter allegedly from the Iranian minister of interior to Iran's Supreme Leader have been circulating throughout Iran. The letter discusses "your orders for Mr Ahmadinejad to be elected president," and states "for your information only, I am telling you the actual results." Supposedly, the actual results show that Ahmadinejad lost badly, getting only 5,698,417 votes, compared with 19,075,623 for Mousavi and 13,387,104 for Karroubi.

Assuming the election was fraudulent, this letter still doesn't seem plausible. Why would an official openly admit in a letter that the election was fixed? And as The Independent notes, "however incredible Mr Ahmadinejad's officially declared 63 per cent of the vote may have been, could he really – as a man who has immense support among the poor of Iran – have picked up only five-and-a-half million votes?"

The Photoshopped Crowd
The official state-run Iranian newspaper, Keyhannews, ran a picture of a crowd at a pro-Ahmadinejad rally. However, the picture appears to have been photoshopped to show a larger crowd than really was there. An image highlighting the cloned sections of the crowd has been circulating online. (PC Authority)

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Posted on Mon Jun 22, 2009


LOL They must have taken a cue from the Scientologists - There is a picture with a caption claiming a huge crowd at a seminar that has the same analysis done on it.
Posted by KDP  in  Madill, OK  on  Tue Jun 23, 2009  at  09:15 AM
yeah, we in the rest of the world think the same about the crowds of peopel who 'supposedly' voted for Obama . . . really? A Jigaboo president of the USA? Please . . .
Posted by D F Stuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Tue Aug 11, 2009  at  12:41 AM
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