Iran's 2009 Coup or Revolution?
I'm starting a new thread, since the original one is getting long (and thus annoying to update).
I also think it deserves a new thread because we're no longer talking elections here. We're talking coup or revolution. Both are in progress, and the question is: which one will prevail?
On the coup side of things, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, in cahoots with the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has apparently stolen the elections. Reports are also coming in of widespread arrests of opposition leaders, including the presumed real winner of the elections, Mir Hossein Mousavi. The government has shut down most domestic and foreign communications, and there are reports of members of the foreign press being arrested and even beaten by riot police. That's a coup if I ever saw one.
On the revolution side, Iranians have been rioting throughout the country since last night, and there is no end in sight. The riots are reportedly getting bigger and more violent by the minute. The youth of Iran are screaming, and now fighting, for freedom and democracy.
Everything above has been explained/sourced in the first thread.
Since the riots are expanding by the minute to new cities, I think we could use a handy map of Iran:
On a personal note, my heart and thoughts are very much with the youth of Iran in this very trying moment. I pray their revolution suceeds.