The Iranian regime is fighting a protest movement it does not understand and cannot seem to control
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I'm feeling optimistic about this revolution.
Great post. I would only add (1) that Khomeini's nationalism makes a lot more sense in the context of his being a 13 year-old boy who watched British ("Dunsterforce") and Russian troops march roughshod all over his country in 1915, and (2) the regime's atomic power ambitions are more understandable when you start asking how the clerics intend to provide 150 million people with electricity.
“The recent spate of assassinations of individuals hitherto thought untouchable”. Can someone give some examples? I must’ve missed this news.