Monday, September 24, 2007

Bollinger's words censored in Iran? Looks like it.

From Pajamas Media: Mahmoud's Manhattan Moment.

PJM’s Ardeshir Arian reports the following from inside Iran regarding Ahmadinejad’s speech today:

1) VOA Television nightly services on HotBird and TeleStar 12 satellites were disrupted in Tehran for about 20 minutes, as soon as he was to be introduced at Colombia university’s podium. Iranian citizens did not hear the criticism of Ahmadinejad by Columbia President Bollinger. The way the Islamic Republic does this is to scramble the signals of these satellites locally, using stationary and mobile microwave dishes.

2) It has been rumored from iside Iran that one of the conditions for Iranian-Aermican Haleh Esfandiari’s release from Evin Prison was for Ahmadinejad to give his speech at Colombia University and to visit to Ground Zero. Ahmadinejad’s speech at Colombia was canceled last year.