Posted by ShadeofGrey on August 26, 2006 at 16:50:42:
In Reply to: Re: Iranian born woman will be the next space tourist posted by Shay on August 26, 2006 at 16:33:28:
I liked this one from that board:
In our area of Tehran, AbbasAbad, almost everyone (80%) in our area voted for Mr Ahmadinejad, and from reports from other streets it was almost the same. In the south of Tehran where other members of my family live he has a lot of support. These people have got fed up with corrupted politicians and so-called reformists and now want someone who will be for the people. What you must remember is that these people who are voting for Mr Ahmadinejad, their parents are those who supported a revolution in 1979 and gave their children to defend our country against Saddam. Mr Ahmadinejad does not need the polls to be rigged, the people are behind him.
The vote rigging came as I expected. My prediction is that the vote rigging will be wholly or partially rejected and Mr Rafsanjani will face the mayor of Tehran in the run off. The result of the run off will be, I'm 100 per cent sure, Mr Rafsanjani in the office.
I am tired of the media stating that Iran's youth will not vote, I am 19 and I voted, I also know many others like me in Iran that also voted. I don't believe that the elections are a sham. For those who say that the choice of candidates are limited and they have been hand chosen, do you expect 1,000 candidates to be on the ballot? In the United States only two candidates stood and the candidates are not fully chosen by the people, does that make the US elections a sham? Also some say that none of the candidates share the people's views, many people in the UK did not agree with the war on Iraq but in the elections both of the main party leaders who had a chance of becoming prime minister where in favour of the war on Iraq does that make the United kingdoms elections a sham?
I cannot exactly predict who is going to take office in Iran. But I can assure you Iran is moving on the right tracks to democracy. Iranian people have paid a lot so far, ranging from the US backed eight-year imposed war to the natural disaster of Bam earthquake.
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