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That was incredibly stupid.  Too many people in Iran know enough English and have enough Web skills to know what he did say.  This will undercut the perceived and received accuracy of the State media by the Greens.

The regime is floundering around.  I suspect they never, ever, thought they would get this much push-back over stealing the election.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 01:07:48 PM EST
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Hey it worked for Bush.

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 01:10:48 PM EST
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Fortunately, Iranians seem more than a tad sharper than Americans were back then.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.
by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 01:13:02 PM EST
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Too many people in Iran know enough English and have enough Web skills to know what he did say.

You are certain? Why?

(setting aside Twitter technical limitations, state ICT controls, and fluency)

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 03:28:02 PM EST
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The evidence of my eyes?  :-)

As to web skills: the regime has been cracking down on internet and telecommunications generally since this thing began and they haven't succeeded in isolating Iran from the global information net.

Second, too many people have the English skills simply due to the fact English is the default global scientific, technical, and business language.  Anyone wishing to communicate globally uses English; it's "every bodies" preferred second language.  BTW, that's why American and British language skills are for garbage: we don't need to learn the global language; we own it from birth.


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Sat Jun 20th, 2009 at 04:03:17 PM EST
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