Thursday, June 18, 2009

Whereismyvote.org-Negar Mortarzavi-cnn-سی ان ان

Keeping up with CNN’s misrepresentations of the Iranian situation is indeed a difficult task, and had I not visited this agency’s homepage when I did, this very latest “report” may probably have escaped my immediate attention.

Working around the clock to save an Islamic regime to the continuation and management of the public image of which it has been committed for years, this time about, as it should be clear by now, by way of drumming a green “velvet revolution”, its announcement of the creation of a certain “whereismyvote.org”, set by Iranian-Americans, should hardly come as a surprise. Let us then leave CNN and take a look instead at this interesting advertisement.

The website is that of a certain “Iranian's Solidarity Committee against the Election Fraud”, and there is an announcement. One need only consider its first and second statement:

Iranians the around world have voted in the presidential election of 12 June 2009 and stand in solidarity with the people in Iran and their true vote.

As “Iranians around the world” would not have participated in elections by a regime they would consider illegitimate (after all, elections legitimize the democratic states that conduct them), the first and foremost concern here is the Islamic Republic’s legitimization. This legitimacy is emphasized by adding “in solidarity with the people in Iran and their true vote”, simply by the clever preclusion of Iranians in Iran from Iranians around the world. Thanks to a media (CNN included) reporting voter turnout of 85%, few non-Iranians reading this statement would know that many Iranians had boycotted the elections---be they Royalists, such as myself, or simply those who view such elections as “sham”---because in announcements such as these no such information can be admitted.

We in the Iranian Diaspora reject the 'official' results put forth by the current Ministry of Interior and demand that this election be canceled and held again.

Here of interest is the absurd employment of the term “Iranian Diaspora”. Because I wonder if it occurs to the public which such set ups wish to deceive, as it occurs to me, how a group of Iranians loyal to the Islamic Republic, a group of Iranians who canvass for and vote for its officials and participate in its elections---not to mention Iranians comfortably supporting the mafia regime from abroad---could possibly consider themselves part of the Iranian Diaspora!

1 Comments:

Blogger Matt said...

I'd say that those who vote outside of Iran are the worst of all, as they a) give the results credibility and more importantly b) do not give a damn about those inside Iran, since they don't have to suffer the ill effects of their actions. Hence, I agree: they are not a part of the Iranian diaspora. Note too how the media is only interviewing (or publishing interviews of) those persons who do not say the obvious, that these protests are a challenge to the regime itself, that the elections are now a moot point (besides being the spark that ignited this powder keg).

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