Guardian Council Affirms Ahmadinejad’s ‘Victory’
Via David Corn at Mother Jones, no alarms and no surprises here. Only a fraudulent election upheld by the same clique that put the fix in. Hopes for a regime-based climbdown from its total rejection of the opposition now appear to be vain. The regime seems capable of withstanding more pain than the opposition is capable of dishing out.
As it happens, David’s at the Personal Democracy forum and worries that Twitter, so important to the Iranian oppositon, provides only a mere simulacrum of political organizing. Meanwhile, Tom Lee presents a more practical fear: the centralization of Twitter’s technical model makes it vulnerable to a (not-yet-manifested, to be sure) total shutdown if attacked by a threatened or hostile government.