Monday, October 18, 2004 - ©2004 IranMania.com
LONDON, Oct 18 (IranMania) - Iran's hardline Basij militia has written to UN secretary general Kofi Annan to ask if the Islamic republic can send observers to the US presidential election in November, a government newspaper said on Monday.
"By this symbolic request, we want to ridicule the so-called democratic slogans of the American leaders," a Basij official, Said Toutunchian, told the Iran newspaper.
"We want to say to the whole world that the presence of observers from the Islamic republic of Iran, the most democratic regime in the world, is necessary to guarantee the smooth running of the American elections."
The Basij is a volunteer army attached to Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the Islamic republic's ideological army.
Predominantly Western groups frequently send observers to pass judgment on the "democratic status" of elections in other countries.
On Monday, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europesaid in a statement that weekend legislative elections in Belarus fell "significantly short" of democratic standards.
Iran's Basij militia wants observers at US vote
OK Terrific...I volunteer as a host. In case you weren't aware, the Basij serve as the enforcers when the Iranian kids get a little rambunctious. They like to beat the hell out of them so they don't exercise too much in the aspiration department. Sometimes they will go into a shop in force and smack around the owner if he is selling women's overcoats that appear a bit revealing (Allah must not be tempted by the bare ankle).
These are the same mouth breather thugs that formed a human chain around Iran's first Nuclear plant all the while exclaiming that they would defend it to the last drop of blood. Apparently, they think any assault on there continuous violation of the Nuclear Non-proliferation Agreement(s) will be in the form of a Conga Line.
The Basij militia said in a statement that the student protests had been provoked by the “Great Satan” Washington which was using its “mercenaries” to challenge Iran’s Islamic leaders.
This Washington guy must be a real nasty bloke.
Oh, hell, I welcome these guys...kill'em with kindness for a week or two and they will be tossing in their Shahi Sword for a pair of Raybans, a wifebeater shirt, and season passes to Sea World...