The indefatigable Elio Bonazzi and Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi expose Iran’s sham elections for what they were in FrontPage:
Hardline fundamentalist Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has swept to power in Iran, defeating his supposed “moderate” opponent Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in the second round of Iran’s presidential election on Friday.
The Iranian regime admitted that 7 million less voters turned up to vote in the second round. This is no surprise, since the ruling Mullahs have absolutely no support from the Iranian population. The regime stays afloat by its barbaric means, of course, and it continues to concoct numbers to feed the public. And while Iranians have been wise to this fact from the very beginning, the Western media continues to accept the lies spun by the Mullahs in Iran.
The details of the second round of “elections” are a depressing picture of where the ruling despots in Iran now stand with their own people. Photos taken by Iranians across Iran and posted on various Iranian websites and blogs, show that polling stations were mostly empty and that 30% of the people who showed up to vote due to having been blackmailed by the regime’s forces deposited blank ballots into the boxes in protest. The intimidation was widespread: Iran’s Gestapo threatened civil servants” jobs, old people’s pensions and students” grades and future university enrolment. The poor and rural people were intimidated by gun-toting guards who rounded them up to the polling stations. Even dead people’s I.D. cards got stamped so they could vote.
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