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Obama Chooses NOT To Meddle In Iran

With the recent election in Iran and the inevitable win of President Ahmadinejad (his name is so dam hard to spell), it has erupted in riots and protests across Iran from the opposition. The supporters of the rival Mir Hossein Mousavi have stormed the streets even with threats from the government threatening to use force.

Many Iranians view the election as a ‘rigged’ election and a sham. President Ahmadinejad has won his second election with a landslide of a victory. The protests that are still occuring today are due to President Ahmadinejad’s victory.

Obama says that the voices of the protesting Iranians should be heard and certainly not ignored. But he does not wish to meddle in Iranian affairs due to the criticism that the United States of America has earned as an ‘enemy’ to the Islamic world, especially with US – Iranian relations.

Obama faces much opposition and has increasing pressure on him to support the protesters, including criticism from Republican John McCain.

“He should speak out that this is a corrupt, fraud, sham of an election.”

The opposition calls for a complete re-election in order to see a fair win between the two main candidates in the Iranian election. Much of the opposition took to the roof-tops in order to protest the election – many say that a scene like this has never been seen in Iran since the rule of the Shah.

‘Good job’, Obama

I think if Obama really wants ‘change’, then he needs to stop meddling in the affairs of the Middle East. He made a very strong and thoughtful decision to leave Iran in Iran’s hands.

Whether this election was a fraud or not, what has happened has happened. Attempting to cause a full re-election will end in failure, as with the authoritarian rule of Iran, such a thing is unlikely to happen.

Although Obama will face much criticism for doing this, he should stick with his words and see them through. I’m glad that Obama chooses to think before he makes a move, unlike his predecessor.

  1. Casablanca
    June 18, 2009 at 12:13 AM

    Ahmed…im disppointed 😦
    for once u’re actually basing ur info on what u readin the western media
    the protest isn’t actually that big man
    the media ‘makes; it look like its turmoil all over the country..even though its just in one city…infact mostly over one part of the city
    and the opposition
    hasnt even filed a complain yet..just murmuring dissatisfaction over things that any loser would mumble over
    I’m gonna write something on this in detail once exams ends

    • June 18, 2009 at 10:58 AM

      You don’t know my sources, so don’t assume I get crap off CNN or something =)
      You would be suprised of what you haven’t heard as of yet.

  2. Casablanca
    June 18, 2009 at 8:47 PM

    what part of Iranian descent don’t u get 😀
    but yea
    naww im not assuming CNN, or MSNBC or any other crap
    but dude
    The telebox makes it seem like turmoil..even though its just a protest

  3. June 18, 2009 at 10:46 PM


    –noun 1. an expression or declaration of objection, disapproval, or dissent, often in opposition to something a person is powerless to prevent or avoid: a protest against increased taxation.


    –noun 1. a noisy, violent public disorder caused by a group or crowd of persons, as by a crowd protesting against another group, a government policy, etc., in the streets.
    2. Law. a disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons acting together in a disrupting and tumultuous manner in carrying out their private purposes.
    3. violent or wild disorder or confusion.
    4. a brilliant display: a riot of color.
    5. something or someone hilariously funny: You were a riot at the party.
    6. unrestrained revelry.
    7. an unbridled outbreak, as of emotions, passions, etc.
    8. Archaic. loose, wanton living; profligacy.

    –verb (used without object) 9. to take part in a riot or disorderly public outbreak.
    10. to live in a loose or wanton manner; indulge in unrestrained revelry: Many of the Roman emperors rioted notoriously.


    I would only post an article if it would make sense; and according to the definition(s), it sure does.
    Much of this is taking place centrally in Tehran, and many Iranians are coming from other parts of Iran to Tehran to protest.
    I have not said anything about “turmoil”.


    –noun 1. a state of great commotion, confusion, or disturbance; tumult; agitation; disquiet: mental turmoil caused by difficult decisions.
    2. Obsolete. harassing labor.

  4. Casablanca
    June 18, 2009 at 10:54 PM

    well..i could go on..but i won’t
    but forgetting that…you do agree its over blown right?

  5. June 18, 2009 at 11:49 PM

    Maybe. But then again everything the western media reports is exaggerated.

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