Friday, September 18, 2009

AHMADINEJAD hoist by his own petard:
Tens of thousands of opposition demonstrators chanting, "Not Gaza, not Lebanon, I sacrifice my life for Iran," swarmed the streets of Tehran today, audaciously turning an annual commemoration in support of the Palestinian cause into the first major rally against the government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in six weeks.

The president, whose disputed reelection three months ago triggered Iran's worst political domestic crisis in decades, ignored the protesters, some of whom confronted him with chants of "Liar! Liar!" minutes before he delivered a blistering condemnation of Israel on Quds Day, an annual commemoration of the Palestinian cause.