Tuesday, February 9, 2010

More Unrest Ahead In Iran

Reza Azlan reports:

The Green Movement's leaders are calling supporters to the streets, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is rallying his side with nuclear brinksmanship—and the clashes expected Thursday for the Islamic Republic's 31st anniversary could spell civil war.
It began last summer as a protest over a disputed presidential election. It blossomed last fall into an awe-inspiring revolt against the very nature of the regime. Now, on the eve of the 31st anniversary of the Islamic Republic, as Iran braces for what could be the largest and most violent demonstrations since the election that returned Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to power, the country may be on the brink of civil war.
I believe that the likelihood of a new revolution in Iran is often overstated. But the possibility remains fascinating. Let's all hope that this can be accomplished without outside interference, and with a minimal amount of bloodshed.

And let's all hope the Sarah Palin keeps her trap shut for once.

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