Thursday, July 09, 2009
Not quite over in Iran, I guess
It looks as if those who predicted that Iran would not be quite the same after the massive post-election protests, even in the wake of the government crackdown, were onto something. Looks like fairly large protests and marches in the face of pretty severe crackdown stuff. Still not sure if it's a real revolution or even a revolutionary precursor -- look for security forces to start siding with the protesters as a sign the regime is really on shaky ground, though whether such moves would be reported given how restricted foreign media are is a good question. Whatever happens in the short term, however, the mullahs' regime is on notice that a significant number of Iranians simply consider it illegitimate and are ready for it to expire. Love to see governments feeling vulnerable.