Now because Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won in last Friday’s election, people in the media are saying that this is evidence that The Obama Effect, given credit for the election of pro-Western moderates in Lebanon after his Cairo speech, had no effect on Persians.
I beg to differ.
It was an Obama Effect in reverse that actually affected the outcome in
What about this? What about the Supreme Leader in
Chose to be the spoiler by commanding the vote count to be rigged so that Obama would be denied another victory - in his country now.
And chose to do it in such a way that a rigged election was obvious to anyone.
Polls external to
And finally, how does it happen that millions of paper ballots are all counted within hours of the closing of the polls? We Americans are used to seeing national elections results by (as in last November). But we have machines to count these votes. They don’t.
No, the election was rigged, and it was rigged because the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, wanted to ensure that the Obama Effect didn’t have the same effect in
And now we are seeing a continuation of The Effect in the 2 days of riots taking place in
This Effect seems to be evolving before our very eyes. It might even have to be renamed.
I nominate “The Obamadomino Effect.”