Iran after the elections: 15 July (24 Tir)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

You can see a picture here of Mousavi and his wife visiting the house of Sohrab Aarabi yesterday, a 19-year-old who was killed during a demonstration in Azadi Square.

It looks like Ahmadinejad will not be attending Friday prayer given by Rafsanjani.

State media is on the attack against Rafsanjani and is attempting to downplay the significance of Friday prayers, and is also making the argument that he should be removed from one of his posts.

An interesting video from yesterday of Ahmadinejad displaying his charts. Lots of comments on YouTube saying "hey dude, the translation's wrong". Gee, you think?

The Los Angeles times has an article here on Khamenei's diminished status within Iran, and the Christian Science Monitor has one here on Ahmadinejad's diminished status abroad. Indeed, even in countries in North America and Europe Ahmadinejad had a few defenders as late as last year (though he squandered a lot of that goodwill with his "we don't have gays in Iran" bit), but now it's next to nothing. Bush and Cheney out of the White House helps out a lot here. also has a nice writeup here on the state of affairs from somewhat before voting day (around when the debates started) to the election and up to now. It also says that people should be patient, as most revolutions / major changes in a country's governing system take much longer than that.

Another announcement happened today on Mousavi's planned new political front, but no details yet. In any case, this week's big event is going to be Friday when Rafsanjani will hold Friday prayers and a bazillion people might show up.


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