Saturday, June 13, 2009

He ran for the President of Iran...

We ran together to a tropical island...

Looks like shit is breakin' off over in Iran. In case you missed it, they had elections over there this week and the big one was the presidential election, where a fella named Mir Hossein Mousavi is challenging the "very, hairy Jake Gyllenhall to me" incumbent, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Government officials, including the true leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, have declared the Brokeback lookalike the winner. Looks like the people ain't having it.

Riot police clashed with supporters of presidential candidate Mir Hossein
Mousavi in the center of the city Saturday evening after the government declared
that he had been defeated in a landslide by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Tear
gas and batons were used by police to battle angry crowds, a bus was set on fire
and explosions were heard in the distance.

On some streets, the protesters pushed back the riot police. Women wrapped their headscarves around their faces to ward off the tear gas. Stones were thrown at the police.


Mousavi issued a statement vowing not to "surrender," calling the election
results "treason to the votes of the people." He added that Iranians would not
"respect those who take power through fraud."

By all accounts, Moussavi was headed to a win and the mullahs got sacred. As one man said: “They didn’t rig the vote,” claimed this man, who showed his ministry identification card but pleaded not to be named. “They didn’t even look at the vote. They just wrote the name and put the number in front of it.”

This is big, folks. "Nuclear threat? The only threat I see, is the threat of you not coming home to me..."

Ahmadinejad released his own statement, enlisting the help of Adam and Andy:

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