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Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad arrested for inciting unrest

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According to Arab paper, former leader’s comments against Rouhani government amid rallies have led authorities to seek to place him under house arrest

Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested by authorities for allegedly inciting unrest against the government, the London-based daily Al-Quds Al-Arabi reported Saturday, citing “reliable sources in Tehran.”

The newspaper said that Ahmadinejad, during a visit to the western city of Bushehr on December 28, said, “Some of the current leaders live detached from the problems and concerns of the people, and do not know anything about the reality of society.”

He supposedly added that Iran was suffering from “mismanagement” and that the government of President Hassan Rouhani “believes that they own the land and that the people are an ignorant society.”

According to Al-Quds Al-Arabi, Ahmadinejad’s comments, which came as anti-government protests over the economy were heating up, led to his arrest.

The newspaper said authorities now seek to impose house arrest on the former president.

The Times of Israel could not independently confirm the report.

Iran’s state TV on Saturday showed pro-government rallies in several cities, starting with Amol, in the northern province of Mazandaram, with hundreds of people waving the Iranian flag and chanting slogans against the US and Israel.

Iranian worshippers chant slogans during a rally against anti-government protestors after the Friday prayer ceremony in Tehran, Iran, on January 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

State TV described the rally as a “response to rioters and supporters of the riots.” Other pro-government demonstrations were held in Shahin Dezh, in West Azarbaijan province bordering Turkey; the city of Semnan, in the northern Semnan Province; and Shadegan, in the southern Khouzestan Province near Iraq.

The rallies are meant to be a show of force against anti-government protests that broke out in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city, on December 28, and have since spread to several other cities and towns. The protests were sparked by a hike in food prices amid soaring unemployment. Some demonstrators have called for the government’s overthrow.

At least 21 people have been killed, and hundreds have been arrested. Large pro-government rallies have been held in response, and officials have blamed the anti-government unrest on foreign meddling.

 

Times of Israel



38 Comments on "Ex-Iranian president Ahmadinejad arrested for inciting unrest"

  1. tahoe1780 on Sat, 6th Jan 2018 8:04 pm 

    Just like in Syria, Libya, etc.
    https://sarahabed.com/2017/02/08/war-in-syria-staged-uprising-not-a-revolution/
    and as we suspected. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-06/iran-claims-it-has-hard-evidence-foreign-meddling-protests
    Note that the White House denies culpability while the CIA does not. That whole plausible deniability thing.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plausible_deniability

    “Although plausible deniability has existed throughout history, that name for it was coined by the CIA in the early 1960s to describe the withholding of information from senior officials in order to protect them from repercussions in the event that illegal or unpopular activities by the CIA became public knowledge. ”

    When will it end?

  2. Boat on Sat, 6th Jan 2018 9:37 pm 

    Any time support goes to a human that practices sharia law, it should be common practice for the world to attack those supporters. Google Sharia Law beliefs.

  3. Go Speed Racer on Sat, 6th Jan 2018 10:02 pm 

    Uh oh. Bad news for that ex-leader.

    In a situation like that, the authorities
    will be starting up the big branch chipper
    any minute now.

  4. Cloggie on Sat, 6th Jan 2018 10:50 pm 

    No MSM has picked this up.

  5. deadly on Sat, 6th Jan 2018 11:36 pm 

    Found Waldo. He’s about thirty rows back.

    No bombed out buildings, everybody is fairly well-dressed. No weapons, no tanks, no military presence from what I can see.

    If the protesters there would be in Las Vegas, they’d be sitting ducks.

  6. Vatandoost on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 7:46 am 

    The problem with Iran isn’t one or two former officials. The entire clergy must go. This religion is toxic to humanity.
    They spent the last 40 years telling people how to pee or how to sleep with their sisters and get away with it according to Islamic laws interpretations.

    Management, technical solutions, finance, business, inflation and deflation, investments, middle class, groth, education,…… these words are foreign to clergy who come with at most a high school diploma from some garbage school in the holy city of Qum and alike. Clergy was living on people’s handouts during the Shah’s time. How can they run a country in the 21st century? A religion that breaths on violence and superstitious created by phony prophets whose reputation is related to the number of people they could murder can never be a part of any social solution.

    My heart goes to the parents of arrested young people who now must find connections inside the Evin prison and hope their sons and daughters won’t be abused or raped by the Muslim!!!!! guards whose job is to protect their phony 12th prophet before he lands on earth on a Boeing 777!!!!

    A lucky group of bastards who thanks to black gold can make all kinds of mistakes and still get away with it. No matter what they do or don’t do today, there’ll be another 3-5 million barrels of oil leaving the ports tomorrow, with funds deposited into their accounts. Imagine if this was the case in the US, then would we ever need any educated economists and planners??

  7. Davy on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 8:09 am 

    Wow, that about covers it. Lol! IMA, I don’t see much difference elsewhere with education or not. It is kind of like the lying liberals calling drumf is a child and unfit. I see no “fit” anywhere and that is why we are a late term civilization. Late as in shelf-life.

  8. Sissyfuss on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 9:37 am 

    Vantheman nailed it. Cults masquerading as spiritual guidance are anathema to rational beings coping with the challenges of LTG et al. All religion is delusional because if it was realistic no one would be attracted to it. Tribal feelings need consensus and religion is the most readily available vehicle. How else would you end up with a “stable genius” who is scientifically illiterate. It is truly a pity there isn’t a beneficent cloud father to intervene in behalf of our mindless cancerous activities for that is the only action that could arrest our self destruction.

  9. tahoe1780 on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 10:14 am 

    “The chaotic domino effect which would lead modern Iran into the hands of the Ayatollahs was set off from the moment the CIA intervened with its 1953 coup d’état in Tehran, which became known as ‘Operation Ajax’.”

    https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-07/shahs-cia-history-western-intervention-iran-part-1

  10. Cloggie on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 12:16 pm 

    OT – Brexit, to be or not be, that is the question.

    http://www.spiegel.de/politik/ausland/brexit-die-drei-optionen-der-theresa-may-a-1186394.html

    The EU tends to avoid detailed negotiations with Britain about the future relationship and is tempted to force Britain to choose from 4 options, ranging from light trade relations to no Brexit at all:

    1. WTO
    2. Canada
    3. Norway
    4. Remain

    …and postpone possible fine-tuning to a point in time after Brexit has been completed.

    The situation in Britain is chaotic as the country is deeply divided about the issue. Brexit won 52-48, but now that the dust has settled it begins to dawn on the British that they don’t really have a plan B, now that they volunteer to place themselves outside the most lucrative market in the world. The truth is that the UK doesn’t like the EU at all and that the only reason they joined in the first place was along the adage: “if you can’t beat them, join ’em”… with the secret hope to be able to destroy the EU from within, for instance by pushing for membership of Arab countries.

    But that strategy failed. And now the public, fed up with mass immigration, wrongly attributed for the third world part to Brussels, wrong-footed the Westminster elite and refused to do what PM Cameron had advocated.

    Now saner voices begin to understand the disaster that is unfolding. Leading voices in advocating that Brexit needs to be reconsidered is Lord Heseltine:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubbSV5C9PXk

    He doesn’t like the EU either, he even openly expresses the fear that with Brexit “the Germans will win after all”, showing that most British are still stuck in end-19th-century Empire thinking.

    The most logical thing for both parties would be the “Norway-options”: being full member of the common market and paying for it, but having no say whatsoever about the rules; just follow them.

    Meanwhile according to the latest poll the public mood is turning around: 51% Remain, 41% Brexit. And then there is parliament that reserved itself the right to sabotage Brexit at the last moment once the negotiated results are in. That’s Hesseltine’s strategy. More than 50% of the electorate wants a 2nd referendum.

    I hope for the Norway option. Getting rid of the British a little bit and getting rid of the US trojan horse as a full insider and open up to Russia and China, that is the non-PC guys and create the Carolingian Europe that Charles de Gaulle advocated or Europe of the Fatherlands that is to replace the EU.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPE6HmQ8YAo

    De Gaulle in Moscow 1966. The Russians loved it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDcF9PLGtCc

    L’Amerique contre De Gaulle, histoire secrète, 1961-1969
    (America and de Gaulle, secret adversaries)

  11. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 12:17 pm 

    Clogg

    Stop spamming with your idiotic you tube video and fake news links..You are a bloating idiot!

  12. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 12:20 pm 

    Davy

    Oh Davy I know those lying liberals and you Missouri country bumpkins are the true genius’s..You know how dumb you sound.

  13. davy on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 12:51 pm 

    It takes dumb to know dumb. LOL. I think you are dumb as shit posting your redundent endless links to old peak oil stuff many of us here have read and discussed over and over. It is like the more you post it the more we are supposed to notice it? How dumb is that. Further, you act like this is secret special shit your alone found. Nope, mm, you dumb too.

  14. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 1:11 pm 

    Davy

    My link from the IEA and Saudi are from this year. And sorry for talking about peak oil at peakoil.com…I am sure you would love it if nobody talked about peak oil because you are not mentally strong enough to handle it’s dire conclusions. And at least I dont ramble on for five paragraphs with no evidence.

  15. Davy on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 1:35 pm 

    WTF, can you do better than that? Try again, you sound like a whining teen. You need help with your presentation but are too cocky to adapt. We all need to be open to improvements.

  16. Boat on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 1:51 pm 

    Clog,

    The UK don’t want any immigrants or pay any social bills for other countries. You overead brexit.

  17. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 1:52 pm 

    Davy

    Existing oil reserves are scheduled to begin a catastrophic crash within 1 to 3 years. When it hits the economic and social damage will be catastrophic. The end of Western Civilization, from China to Europe, to the US, will not occur when oil runs out. The economic and social chaos will occur when supplies are merely reduced sufficiently.

  18. Boat on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 2:11 pm 

    MM,

    70 years of reserves already on the books. Over a dozen countries could pump more oil if they wanted. The world is still in a historic glut. So says the 5 year moving average in storage.

  19. Davy on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 2:17 pm 

    Ok, mm, but don’t think you or your many publication know the when of it. It is likely nearer than many would care to know. It is likely further out than some like you proselytize about. There are many forces involved in this systematic equation. There is more to it than peak oil. I am here exploring the when of it. People that tell me what I should know don’t get very far. I listen to people who debate the many issues. This is not a one
    Issue subject.

  20. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 3:09 pm 

    Boat

    As M. King Hubbert (1962) shows, Peak Oil is about discovering less oil, and eventually producing less oil due to lack of discovery.
    https://imgur.com/a/6dEDt

    IEA Chief warns of world oil shortages by 2020 as discoveries fall to record lows
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/iea-says-global-oil-discoveries-at-record-low-in-2016-1493244000

    Saudi Aramco CEO sees oil shortage coming as investments, oil discoveries drop
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-aramco-oil/aramco-ceo-sees-oil-supply-shortage-as-investments-discoveries-drop-idUSKBN19V0KR

    Cornell University: Energy Studies in the College of Engineering. The Challenges of Peak Oil
    http://www.geo.cornell.edu/eas/energy/the_challenges/peak_oil.html

    The End of Peak Oil? Why this topic is still relevant despite recent denials (Chapman, 2014)
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030142151300342X

    Projection of World Fossil Fuels by Country (Mohr, 2015)
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016236114010254

    WORLD ECONOMIES IN TROUBLE: Middle East Oil Exports Lower Than 40 Years Ago
    https://srsroccoreport.com/world-economies-in-trouble-middle-east-oil-exports-lower-than-40-years-ago/

    World Oil Shortages To Lead To Oil Price Spike By 2020s, warns Goldman Sachs
    http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Supply-Crunch-To-Lead-To-Oil-Price-Spike-By-2020s-Expert-Says.html

    Citigroup CEO Ed Morse warns of oil shortages coming as soon as 2018
    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-09-25/citi-says-get-ready-for-an-oil-squeeze-than-an-opec-supply-surge

    HSBC Global Bank warns 80% of the worlds conventional fields are declining and world oil shortages ahead
    https://www.scribd.com/document/367688629/HSBC-Peak-Oil-Report-2017

    Had enough Boat! lol

  21. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 3:09 pm 

    As M. King Hubbert (1962) shows, Peak Oil is about discovering less oil, and eventually producing less oil due to lack of discovery.
    https://imgur.com/a/6dEDt

    IEA Chief warns of world oil shortages by 2020 as discoveries fall to record lows
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/iea-says-global-oil-discoveries-at-record-low-in-2016-1493244000

    Saudi Aramco CEO sees oil shortage coming as investments, oil discoveries drop
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-aramco-oil/aramco-ceo-sees-oil-supply-shortage-as-investments-discoveries-drop-idUSKBN19V0KR

    Cornell University: Energy Studies in the College of Engineering. The Challenges of Peak Oil
    http://www.geo.cornell.edu/eas/energy/the_challenges/peak_oil.html

    The End of Peak Oil? Why this topic is still relevant despite recent denials (Chapman, 2014)
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S030142151300342X

    Projection of World Fossil Fuels by Country (Mohr, 2015)
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0016236114010254

    WORLD ECONOMIES IN TROUBLE: Middle East Oil Exports Lower Than 40 Years Ago
    https://srsroccoreport.com/world-economies-in-trouble-middle-east-oil-exports-lower-than-40-years-ago/

    World Oil Shortages To Lead To Oil Price Spike By 2020s, warns Goldman Sachs
    http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/Supply-Crunch-To-Lead-To-Oil-Price-Spike-By-2020s-Expert-Says.html

  22. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 3:15 pm 

    Davy

    Its not my job or yours to know when its coming. Its the IEA and Saudi’s and they are freaking telling you. Sometimes you need to just shut up and listen.

  23. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 3:23 pm 

    This shock, will be electric and abrupt. Stress, fear, depression, despairs, and nightmares will be the order of the day — as people come to face the not-so-palatable facets of ‘Post Peak Oil’.

    – Dr Ali Samsam Bakhtiari

  24. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 3:28 pm 

    I hope ya’ll are ready for future of endless nightmares!

  25. Cloggie on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 3:43 pm 

    “This shock, will be electric and abrupt. Stress, fear, depression, despairs, and nightmares will be the order of the day — as people come to face the not-so-palatable facets of ‘Post Peak Oil’.

    – Dr Ali Samsam Bakhtiari”

    Drama queen millimind “forgot” to post the link:

    http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2007/4/28/1534/68719

    Sat Apr 28th, 2007

    You can’t make this stuff up.lol

  26. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 4:20 pm 

    ‘WORSE THAN 2007’: Top Central Banker warns of looming wave of worldwide bankruptcies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financetopics/davos/12108569/World-faces-wave-of-epic-debt-defaults-fears-central-bank-veteran.html

    Oh No massive permanent world oil shortages and 330 trillion in debt in a depression…Will cause an MIT limits to growth economic collapse!

  27. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 4:22 pm 

    As M. King Hubbert (1962) shows, Peak Oil is about discovering less oil, and eventually producing less oil due to lack of discovery.
    https://imgur.com/a/6dEDt

    IEA Chief warns of world oil shortages by 2020 as discoveries fall to record lows
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/iea-says-global-oil-discoveries-at-record-low-in-2016-1493244000

    Saudi Aramco CEO sees oil shortage coming as investments, oil discoveries drop
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-aramco-oil/aramco-ceo-sees-oil-supply-shortage-as-investments-discoveries-drop-idUSKBN19V0KR

    And what would be the results of world oil shortage?

    German Military (leaked) Peak Oil study: oil is used in the production of 95% of all industrial goods, so a shortage of oil would collapse the world economy & world governments
    https://www.permaculture.org.au/files/Peak%20Oil_Study%20EN.pdf

    This bitch is going down! And Peak Oil will crush the world economy like a paper bag!

  28. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 5:21 pm 

    The end of cheap oil sits alongside a rapid increase in climate-related extreme weather events, food and water stress, resource depletion and economic overload to create a situation that threatens the very life support systems that we have come to depend upon. Nevertheless, our complete dependency upon several irreplaceable critical infrastructure systems leaves us highly vulnerable to a rapid, cascading collapse that our political leaders and their economic advisors are unlikely to understand even as our civilisation collapses around them.

    -Watkins, Tim

  29. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 5:31 pm 

    We can no longer talk about reforming the system. The system is past reform. The wealth has been misallocated. The environmental destruction has been done. The irreversible climate change is happening. The energy supplies are dwindling. We are out of resources.

  30. onlooker on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 5:34 pm 

    http://www.feasta.org/2017/01/22/end-of-the-oilocene-the-demise-of-the-global-oil-industry-and-of-the-global-economic-system-as-we-know-it/
    End of the “Oilocene”: The Demise of the Global Oil Industry and of the Global Economic System as we know it.
    Oh and well said MM about the diverse elements of this perfect shit storm hitting humanity

  31. onlooker on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 5:49 pm 

    We are out of resources.–And out of viable options

  32. Boat on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 6:03 pm 

    Onlooker,

    The world is in an oil glut and has been for 3 years. Only because OPEC/Russia decided to collude and take 1.8 mbpd off the market have prices gone up. That is the real story.

  33. Boat on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 6:10 pm 

    The US, Canada, Brazil are adding over 1 mbpd with demand projections at 1.3. Obviously that 300,000 bpd could easily be covered by OPEC with 1.5 left for 2019. The doomer full-0-shyt meter is pegging.

  34. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 6:12 pm 

    Boat

    If we had a true glut oil would be at 25 a barrel. Its at 60 plus now…Supply and demand!

  35. onlooker on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 6:15 pm 

    Yes Boat because the Oil Producers were going out of business at the lower oil price

  36. Boat on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 6:18 pm 

    If you read about oil you would know several OPEC nations are spending and developing for more production capacity. Think Iran, Iraq, UAE, Lybia, Nigeria. No lack of oil, more geopolitics maybe.

  37. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 6:22 pm 

    Boat

    You don’t think the IEA and Saudi’s are well more aware of the producing capacities than you are? Stop denying the truth you pussy. And 2 trillion in future capex has already been slashed. And new oil discoveries are at all time lows! EAT MY ASS!

  38. MASTERMIND on Sun, 7th Jan 2018 7:39 pm 

    Our metaphorical asteroid is all too visible to anyone brave enough to look up. Our decision not to address our problems back in the 1970s when scientists first warned us about them has proved to be a serious error of judgement.

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