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June 19th, 2009
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What’s on Tap – Friday June 19, 2009

Iranian supporters of defeated reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate on June 18, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. Getty Images
Iranian supporters of defeated reformist presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi demonstrate on June 18, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. Getty Images

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • First the story we’re not even allowed to be telling: the unrest inside Iran.  The crackdown on communication continues, as Iran’s Supreme Leader denies rigging his country's disputed election… saying the people decided.  We’re monitoring social networking sites for stories the Iranian government doesn’t want you see, and have expert analysis from our Christiane Amanpour
  • Hawaii on alert. A North Korean ship no the move. Tensions high.  The U.S. is boosting anti-missile defenses around Hawaii this morning, after reports North Korea could launch its most powerful missile at the state.  The Pentagon says it's also watching a North Korean ship sailing through the pacific, saying it's probably carrying illegal weapons or technology.
  • 247 passengers flying from Brussels to Newark say they had no idea their pilot died – half way through the flight.  A doctor on-board says the 60-year-old pilot couldn't be revived and died of natural causes.  This morning we’re asking: would you wanna know?  Let us know at 1-877-MYAMFIX

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soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. Judy

    Why have we not heard anything about comment made on CNN. by news anchorman about the Charleston bridge...DOES HE STILL HAVE A JOB?????

    June 24, 2009 at 12:04 pm |
  2. Daniel Nelson

    Doesn’t anybody see the hatefulness within the Shiite clerics souls? They call on their religious beliefs for death to America, Israel and Briton. These people are the anti-Christ who also persecute Christians within their country and soon will kill their own people who would rather live a more Christian like life than the way these clerics do who hate sinners and would stone, flog and even kill people who sin and those who go against their religious beliefs! WE MUST HELP THEIR PEOPLE WHO WANT BETTER RELATIONS WITH THE WESTERN WORLD AND A BETTER LIFE THAN WHAT THEIR RELIGIOUS FANATICS OFFER THEM!

    June 19, 2009 at 11:56 am |
  3. elderiggs

    I must say that I didn't see any difference between the Supreme Leader of Iraq's ranting and the continuous negative attitudes of the Republicans, Conservatives, Boss Russ Limbaugh, Dick Chaney and his daughter, Carl Roe, and Fox News and the like when it comes to A anti -American, anti pro Democracy, free speech, or power to the people of any type movement. I had my back to the television as I was ironing and the people above all sounded the same to me it was remarkable to hear this leader speak so anti people rights, and the crowd repeating death to America! He made them think that He was for them however, he was only for him self.
    President Obama was right to stay out of this fray, this internal fight over there.

    I sincerely hope that all Americans heard this speech especially those that want President Obama to fail because if they didn't get it, that means that they also want America to fail and guest what? So does the supreme leader of Iraq want America to fail?

    Where does you patriotism live?

    Elder Jay Biggs
    Atlanta, Georgia

    June 19, 2009 at 8:28 am |
  4. Steve O in NC

    You republicans had 8 years to screw up the world, and you screwed it up pretty good. Now is the democrats time, so all you repulicans go to the corner sit in your time out chair and SHUT UP!

    June 19, 2009 at 8:23 am |
  5. James

    In support of your freedom and that of the people of the world.

    I was born in the USA and am a christian. I have been watching, with sadness, the violance happening in Iran of late caused by the disputed election there.

    I support the right of the people to free and honest elections of their leaders.

    Might I quote from our Declaration of Independence:

    “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
    That whenever any form of government becomes destructive to these ends, it is the right of the people to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.”

    I support the Iranian people in their quest for freedom and self-determination.

    We in the USA need to remember how the French helped us in our War for Independence, and be no less bold in helping others who seek freedom.

    I am an avarage man, who lives an avarage life in the USA. Be assured, people of Iran, the people of the USA only want peace, freedom and friendship. Our loyality to our government is not equal to our loyality to the people and the ideas of liberty and freedom.

    God be with you and protect you.

    June 19, 2009 at 8:20 am |
  6. Bob in Florida

    Thankfully the Obama Administration is attuned to the reality in Iran and acted accordingly with the low key official response to the farse of the election results.

    June 19, 2009 at 7:28 am |
  7. joe m

    the declaration made by iran's supreme leader is not surprising since the protests are as much about his remaining in power as it is about the president's. if reports are accurate, even within his own circle, the supreme leader must be feeling pressure from those who would be more than happy to push him out of power. however, the larger picture may be that iranians may be hoping to head towards a system where the clerics loose all their political power; certainly a prospect that the supreme leader is not willing to take place.

    June 19, 2009 at 7:22 am |
  8. Jennie Conn

    We have gone into vast debt for a war of choice in Iraq; to bail out Wall Street; to preserve the auto manufacturers; and to give the upper class and oil companies a unwarranted tax breaks. Now when it comes to giving a public option for national health care, we worry about the deficit and declare it unaffordable? it is a stupid person who takes care of everybody but himself. Could it be those in power do not consider the common man a part of "themselves"?

    Marietta GA

    June 19, 2009 at 7:22 am |
  9. anita backensto

    i am so sick of everyone dissing president obama,he is the best thing for this country in the last 8 yrs!!!!! everyone(republicans) are so anxious to complain-where were they when bush was screwing up the country? obama is taking the right way in the iran business-we don't need to bully our way in-wait till we are asked. the republicans are just sore losers-they didn't get to steal this election this time!! and even peta is ridiculous-let's just take all the flies we catch and give to them!!! now, i think i have covered it all!!!! anita

    June 19, 2009 at 7:19 am |