Monday, June 15, 2009

Iranians using Twitter to cover Demonstrations on ElectionFraud

Huffington Post

I'm liveblogging the latest Iran election fallout. Email me with any news or thoughts.

6:15 PM ET -- Obama: 'It would be wrong to stay silent.'

# Reuters: Obama says he's deeply troubled by the post-election violence in Iran1 minute ago from BNO Headquarters

# AP: Obama says it's up to Iran to determine its own leaders.

More from CNN: Obama say he's "troubled by the situation in iran, it would be wrong to stay silent..." Still waiting for transcript and video. His remarks came at the end of an Oval Office meeting with Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi.

6:10 PM ET -- Climbing the Freedom Tower. Literally.

A demonstrator climbs the Freedom Tower in Tehran, Iran today, as protesters continued to demonstrate against contested election results. (AP)

6:06 PM ET -- Follow the developments in Iran like a CIA analyst. This isn't what you think -- and I meant to post it earlier. Marc Ambinder of the Atlantic has some smart thoughts on getting the most out of (and avoiding the pitfalls of) the flood of human intelligence we're getting out of Iran right now.

5:50 PM ET -- The Twitter blackout. As noted below, Iranians are encouraging others to help convince Twitter to cancel its planned maintenance tonight. Twitter is the main social network still accessible within Iran, and it's amazing to think of the bonds that have been made using that technology along over the last few days.


  1. .
    Sad. Now they know how we felt in 2000 & 2004.

    Sadder, this could have marked some kind of turning point in world history; On terrorism, on nuclear proliferation, on Israel & Palestine, on peace in general and respect for national & popular sovereignty.

    Saddest, the Hawks In Charge in the US & Israel actually prefer Ahmadinejad. Gives them more options for war. So, guess which way we'll fall on this?

    It is the will of Allah!

  2. Yep,same game same people. Not only do they prefer Ahmaninadinnerjacket.but they most likely have ties with the Ayatollah Khomeini. See comments on above blog...G%

  3. .
    Fear is power.
    Hate is power.
    Ignorance is power.

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