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The personal is political

From the great to the small. The Times of India reports that the daughter of one of Ahmadinejad’s main rivals has been arrested. “The daughter of Iran’s former president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani and four relatives were arrested over their involvement in protests against alleged election fraud in Iran, the Fars news agency reported on Sunday.”


In other developments, here’s Youtube video of a girl dying from what is described as a Basij sniper round. Revolution is not a dinner party. It’s a game where you don’t get mad. You get even.

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Meanwhile, President Ahmadinejad tells the US and Britain to butt out of Iranian affairs.  “Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told the United States and Britain on Sunday to stop interfering in the Islamic Republic’s internal affairs after its presidential election, the ISNA news agency said. “Definitely by hasty remarks you will not be placed in the circle of friendship with the Iranian nation. Therefore I advise you to correct your interfering stances,” Ahmadinejad was quoted as saying in a meeting with clerics and scholars.

Maybe he doesn’t want engagement. That’s a door that swings both ways.

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