VIDEO: Is This The Last Day For Ahmadinejad?

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ahm.jpg[VIDEO LINK BELOW] The day before polls open in Iran’s presidential election, the streets are suddenly quiet again as official campaigning comes to an end, and voters prepare for what is expected to be a record turnout.

Whereas President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was a sure bet just 10 days ago, the race has closed this past week, in what is clearly turning into a referendum on his four years in office.

Rivers of green have flowed through the streets, those decked out in the colors of his main challenger, former Prime Minster Mir Hossein Moussavi.

The week started with tens of thousands of his supporters forming a human chain along 17 kilometers of the main Tehran artery Vali-Asr Street.

Called out by text message and email the numbers exceeded all expectations, their ranks swelled by thousands more who joined the chain spontaneously or just lined the route to watch.

“Ahmadi bye bye, Ahmadi bye bye,” they sang. Others held up posters that said ‘NO LIARS.’ It has become the opposition slogan.

They accuse the president of lying about the shape of the economy, overseeing higher prices, higher unemployment and higher inflation over the last four years.

One woman said she came out “because we want a change, because we want freedom.”

By the end of the week Moussavi’s supporters stretched as far as the eye could see from one end of Tehran to another, in scenes not witnessed here since the Islamic Revolution swept this country back in 1979.

Wednesday night a deputy leader of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard posted a warning on their Web site, vowing to “crush” any attempts at a “velvet revolution” in Iran.

President Ahmadinejad also drew large crowds, but even his most fervent supporters conceded, they didn’t come close to Moussavi’s. His staunchest supporters are among the traditional, the poor and the religious faithful.

VIDEO LINK: Click HERE to watch a video of Ahmadinejad clashing with candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi on TV.

(Source: CNN / Memri-TV)


3 COMMENTS

  1. Ahmedinajad is going to win. There are too many questions that have come to light about the high style of living of certain of his opponents and their contradictory ideas. Unfortunately they are very uncharismatic compared to him.

  2. Mybe we shouldn’t be so pessimistic, and instead take a tehillim or better yet make an announcement in shul to say a perek so that the candidate who is better for Klal Yisroel wins