Sunday Iran News Links


The Iranian government arrests over 100 opposition leaders. It looks like this might get really, really violent.

Talking Points Memo has a photo gallery of what’s happening. 

After all other forms of communication are cut, there are reports of Twitter-organized rooftop chants from opposition supporters. Also, Twitter users all over the world have overwhelmed Supreme Leader Khamenei’s and Ahmadinejad’s web sites

The Mullahs in Iran rigged the election because of fear of “the Barack Obama effect.”

Vice President Joe Biden expresses “doubt” that Ahmadinejad won legitimately

Ahmadinejad refuses to guarantee his opponent’s safety

This is just heartbreaking.

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