Asif Ali Zardari
"The West, most notably the United States, has been all too willing to dance with dictators in pursuit of perceived short-term goals." - Asif Ali Zardari
"We are watching the failure of the ideology that lay at the basis of the Iranian government." - Fareed Zakaria
People have resumed going out onto the streets in protest, they are being met with watercannons, tear gas, and baton wielding Revolutionary Guards, who have vowed to crush all terrorist activities. Today is being called a day of mourning for Neda, a young woman who was shot to death, which was captured on a cell phone video and sent to CNN. The whole world watched her die over and over again; now she is called a martyr.
Some election fraud has been admitted to by the government, but they are sticking to the limited sample and will not look to see if there was fraud throughout the whole country. Duh. al Jazeera reports: "Iran's Guardian Council, the country's highest legislative body, meanwhile, has admitted some irregularities occurred during the election.
Abbas-Ali Kadkhodaei, a spokesman for the council, told state-funded broadcaster IRIB on Monday that up to three million votes were under scrutiny, after it was found that the number of votes exceeded the number of eligible voters in 50 cities.
User-supplied images are the chief source of information from Iran for the world's media However, he said it was a normal discrepancy because people are allowed to travel to other areas to vote, and that it was "yet to be determined whether the amount is decisive in the election results". A normal discrepancy also means that it has been done before...
The surge in projected profit can be attributed to a lack of competition and increased revenue from trading foreign currency, bonds and fixed-income products, the newspaper said, citing insiders at the firm.
Bonuses have been a point of contention between the Obama administration and Wall Street, which last fall endured a credit crisis that paralyzed the financial markets. The U.S. Treasury responded with the Troubled Asset Relief Program, which made $700 billion in loans available to banks." So only if you pay the government back can you then thumb your noses at them, remember this simple formula...