As the Supreme Leader's trip to Qom is coming to an end, I think Borzou Dargahi's article in the LA Times sums up the trip best. As Borzou descibes, the trip's purpose was to warn the non-compliant and dissident Ayatollahs that if the boat sinks, they will all go down with it. At the end of the Supreme Leader's trip, a further damning disclosure of a poll taken shortly before the 2009 disputed elections has also surfaced, which goes to show the depth of discontent and dissent in Iran's holiest city and the very bedrock of the 1979 Islamic revolution .
The poll was conducted by Qom's Revolutionary Guards with the help of Information and Surveillance unit of Qom province's Ali Ibn Abi-Taleb's 17th Division. The poll sample is based on a 200,000 statistical population and includes a complete representation of Qom's four districts as well as Qom's seminary and three surrounding burghs, which the letter claims to have the necessary dispersion and deviation for a reliable valid poll.
The poll results are as follows:
- Mir Hussein Moussavi 59.3%
- Mahmoud Ahamdinejad 23.1%
- Mehdi Karroubi 16.3%
- Mohsen Rezaei 1.3%
Add to this the fear some people may have had when taking part in a poll conducted by the Information and Surveillance unit of the Revolutionary Guards, one can extrapolate the true extent of dissent across Iran's holiest city and then across the rest of Iran.
This "statistical poll" wouldn't happen to come from the same source as the "leaked" results that Makhmalbaf and Satrapi announced to the European parliament and which apparently showed Ahmadinejad had received fewer than 6 million votes while Karroubi had got over 13 million?
It is obvious that you will believe only what you want to believe. This is not a rational or logical course of action.
You insult my intelligence and that of your readers.
LoL, Reza! I think there is more credibility in this letter than the qualifications of your beloved officials in Ahmadinejad's administration
Well the boat not only has holes, but also carries a lot of disgruntled passengers treading a lot of water! Humm.. Doesn't throwing the person they least like overboard come next!!!
I think reza is right. maybe u still font want to accept the big lie
You continue to ignore 3 pre and post-election, scientifically-researched, surveys of the Iranian publics conducted by western organisations. They all show that Ahmadinejad enjoys the support of the great majority of Iranians.
In 2008, a survey found that Ahmadinejad had an approval rating of 66%. (Question 40)
Ahmadinejad enjoys large support
In 2009, Globescan and WPO-PIPA found that Ahmadinejad had clearly won the election. This is what the former reported after taking a poll one week after the vote.
Who did you vote for? (Question 2 in the Globescan survey).
Refused to say: 10%
Let's have more science and Reza, and less propaganda and Potkin.
Evidence of why there was widespread cheating in the 2009 elections?
lol Reza, answer this question stright up; why is it that you live in a western country, if the IR system is the utopia you make it out to be?
Also, it is quite evident that you relish the beauty of democratic debate. So why is it that such debate doesn't exist on the IRIB pages and all other state-controlled media for that matter?
"why is it that you live in a western country, if the IR system is the utopia you make it out to be?"
Er..maybe because I am only 32 years old and was born in the West and speak English as my first language. I did not quit the country when it needed me most as Potkin did in 1981. What he should have done was to fight Saddam.
I never made the IRI out to be a 'utopia'. But clearly the majority of Iranians have benefited from the Revolution and want it to evolve into a success and not a failure.You and others wish Iran harm purely out of spite for your contempt of the Islamic Republic.
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