Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Unrest in Iran


The latest is what you should have expected:  a state of emergency throughout the country (although some cities are still in open revolt), and many angry calls for the arrest of Mousavi and Karroubi, which would surely provoke more massive demonstrations, and perhaps even the use of weapons by the people (even today, Molotov cocktails were thrown at security forces in central Tehran).  If this were a normal regime, I’d expect a cooling down period, but it isn’t, so it’s unpredictable. 

Meanwhile, the Western world clicks its collective tongue and criticizes “the violence” and the lack of respect for rights of free speech and assembly, as if that were the point.  Not a single western “leader” has found the nerve and the common sense to denounce the regime and call for regime change.

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