The Iranian people have spoken and they've had enough. Gone are the ideals of peaceful marches such as those that took place this summer, for the citizens are now angry and responding to the government's violent repression tactics in turn. Taking over police vans, burning buildings, and generally causing mayhem, the voters still feel ripped off by the massive fraud in the elections earlier this year.
Most revolutions start with the government giving the people a little and the public wanting more. It's not that simple in this case, well in any really, but the tides of revolt against the so called democratic theocracy shows how unstable this country really is. One, I might add, that seems dedicated to the eradication of one of our biggest allies.
So while this may seem a world away I find it fascinating to see the crumbling of the young Republic, one that the UN has been keeping a close eye on. The fabric of the revolution against the Shaw has always been thin, but now it seems the nation may tear it apart in the coming months. I for one am enthralled by these events.
"Aggressive and irresponsible steps endanger the peace and stability of the world, and the international community feels the need to protect itself from Iran." - Moshe Katsav