: Great Michael Ledeen column on the true numbers in the Iranian “election.” We got way way better coverage out of Iranian bloggers/citizen reporters via Iranfilter.com than through most big media.
(And we got that thanks to the translation of Hoder, Pedram, and other Iranian bloggers.)
: UPDATE: And Pedram says it even better. What does it matter how many people show up to a sham election?
In short, even if 80% take part in the next fake election, it won’t prove anything. It will not be a sign of approval for the regime or the process in any way or shape. What is clear, is that the majority of Iranians do not approve of this regime. If they did, there would be no reason for the establishment to deny the demand of its various inside and outside opposition to hold a binding and monitored referendum and either silence all the critics once and for all, or accept their policies of the past 25 ears have been a major disaster and accept the consequences. Only if that vote is internationally supervised and accepted binding by all sides will we be able and justified to argue about what the numbers actually mean or how it’ll effect the future of Iran.