Monday, December 28, 2009

More on Iran

Juan Cole has updates on the rekindled situation in Iran, offering (as usual) some perspective for westerners.
The chanting on Sunday turned against Ayatollah Ali Khamenei himself, not just against President Ahmadinejad. He was castigated as the Dictator and as worse than the old shah, and the very ideological basis of the regime, the doctrine of clerical rule, was chanted against in the streets. The legitimacy of the regime, profoundly shaken by the events since early June's presidential election, is now being shredded further.
--the BB

1 comment:

The Cunning Runt said...

I'm praying hard for the people in the streets over there, as they're really facing bullets and hell-prisons such as we have no means of imagining. Their courage ought to be a beacon of the possible for those of us who rant against out government's most egregious actions but are willing to risk nothing in pursuit of social justice.