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I can't think of a particular action where the forces of Law and OrderTM have decided to use FIRE BOMBS against protestors

If you lived in the US, you'd be thinking of Philadelphia and Waco, at least.

Oil securities, that depends who ends up in charge after regieme change, your oil securities could end up worth as much as toilet paper.

Toilet paper? That remark is just trifling, ceebs. Why you wanna play the history of commodities trading like that?

The two Obama quotes you put out are both from a point chronologically much later then the  Iranian TV broadcast which the original statement perportedly comes from.

"much later," mmm, no.

CBS Evening News broadcasts at 7pm EST, daily. See CBS transcript (right) of a recorded interview with Obama, televised 19 June 2009 at 7pm.

07:00:00 p.m. Friday June 19, 2009 in America/New_York  converts to
03:30:00 a.m. Saturday June 20, 2009 in Asia/Tehran
(Time Zone Converter)

The White House HTML issue (left) that you identified is dated 20 June 2009.

Now the absurd question before us is to which statement the anonymous Iranian translator refers. Are you willing to argue an "Iranian Satellite TV" broadcast of President Obama speaking about Iran "this morning" (3:30 a.m., 20 June 2009) was not a copy of the CBS Evening News interview?

And have you ever met a M-16 "media analyst"? I have. In NYC. So I'm betting the Iranian Satellite TV broadcast was lifted straight up from Time-Warner cable. Or Comcast. Or Cox ...

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 09:10:53 AM EST
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Well I wouldn't really call Waco a political protest (and many of the reports of fire bombs do seem to come from right wirng conspiracy sites)

You have to admit that it would be one of the first priorities for outside companies after any change in government through overthrow would be to make sure that all the outstanding oil contracts remain valid.  It could be that the new govrnment might declare that some were gained illegally through bribery of government officials, and hence annul them.

The whie house speach at 3:30 am Tehran would put it at 7:am GMT which is an hour after Drew posted it as being reported 'earlier this morning' so yes I am suggesting that this was not that broadcast, although with the difference in time zones it may be there is a degree of confusion.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 10:01:23 AM EST
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"Confusion" has nothing to do with Drew, EST or GMT. Drew opened the "live blog" at ~5:30am 20 June EST, ~3pm TEHRAN time. Morning there had long past. Explaining the dated assessment of the broadcast by Drew's unknown source and, it appears, ignorance of the 19 June interview.

Iranian TV re-broadcast the 19 June 7PM EST CBS interview for Iranian audiences must have been 3:30am - noon TEHRAN, 20 June. Perhaps he'll link to C-SPAN or YouTube dub of alternative material to clear up the "confusion." The only televised Obama event 19 June EST re: Iran: Perhaps we'll get a link to YouTube dub of alternative broadcasters to clear up the "confusion." But it is content of these remarks --not HTML White House PR-- which Mousavi supporters are repeating four days later to substantiate their civil rights credentials.


Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Jun 24th, 2009 at 06:08:04 PM EST
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