Post-election protests and riots in Iran:
The article goes on to openly state how Ahmadinejad's re-election pleases Israel.
At least 10 leaders of two reformist groups who had backed opposition candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi were under arrest last night as police used tear gas and clubs to quell mass street protests.
A total of 170 people were arrested over the big post-election protests and street riots in Tehran.
As predicted here:
Mr Ahmadinejad's resounding win was greeted with relief in Israel, where it was anticipated that a win by Mr Mousavi could have weakened international pressure on Iran.Israeli Vice-Premier Silvan Shalom said the results were a slap in the face of those who believed that Iran was capable of real dialogue with the West.
"The United States and the free world must re-evaluate their policy on Tehran's nuclear ambitions," Mr Shalom said.
According to commentator Yoav Limor, the Israeli reaction to Mr Ahmadinejad's re-election was predictable: "Warnings outwardly, and smiles inwardly."
"For years, Israel thought that Ahmadinejad was a disaster, but recently the approach has changed and decision makers have adopted an approach that considers him a 'gift'," Limor said. "Why? Because a moderate president would speak softly, and the world would be tempted to believe him and would refrain from confrontation, and behind the scenes Iran would continue to gallop, unhampered by sanctions, towards nuclear capability."
This is what didn't happen. On 6/2/09 that Haaretz reported that Israeli diplomats had elaborate marching orders to make Iran look really, really bad before the elections.
The media was silent on Ahmadinejad and the elections to help re-elect him. Obama helped re-elect Ahmadinejad by appearing to take a more moderate stance on the Middle East. In fact, Obama was, at the Jews' behest, creating the conditions the Jews require for a Jewish attack on Iran.
Now, Ahmadinejad, like Bush, can claim a mandate and declare before the People of Iran that his policies put Obama in power and Obama has favored Islam because of the wise actions of Ahmadinejad. Now, the Israelis will lie and claim that Ahmadinejad's second term will provide Iran with the time needed to manufacture an atomic bomb. The Jews will claim that Ahmadinejad's re-election proves that Persians are intrinsically evil for wanting such a man to lead them after he has demonstrated his "antiSemitism", and thereby attempt to justify their genocidal Jewish desire to drop nuclear bombs on millions of Persians as an act of collective punishment. Israeli leaders will demand that the Israeli People support an attack on Iran. Israelis, through their Jewish puppet agents in leadership roles in the Arab World, will form a Jewish–Sunni-Arab alliance against Iran, the Kurds and the Shia.
Yeah. They were to TRY to get press coverage of the Israeli point of view, which as we all know is like pushing big rocks uphill, because Jews have hardly any media access or influence. [eyeroll]
Organizing demonstrations in front of Iranian consulates worldwide, staging mock stonings and hangings in public, and launching a massive media campaign against Iran - these are just some of the steps Israeli diplomats have been told to take in the coming weeks. The goal, according to a senior Foreign Ministry official, is "to show the world that Iran is not a Western democracy" in the run-up to the country's presidential election on June 12.
About a week ago, the head of the ministry's Task Force on Isolating Iran sent a classified telegram to all Israeli embassies and consulates, titled "Activities in the Run-up to Iran's Presidential Election." It detailed things Israeli representatives should do before, during and after the election.The telegram noted that hundreds of journalists from around the world will go to Iran to cover the election. Therefore, Israeli representatives must try to give background briefings to various media outlets before the journalists depart, and to the host country's foreign ministry officials.
In addition, diplomats should try to promote press coverage of stories that reveal the Iranian regime's true face, especially its violations of human rights and suppression of individual liberty.
The main message Israeli diplomats should try to send is that "despite the democratic game of a presidential election, this is still a terrible regime that infringes on human rights and imposes many restrictions on its citizens," the telegram said. In a nutshell, the goal is to "blacken Iran's international reputation."