In Iran, Protests Gaining a Radical Tinge
New York Times / Robert F Worth
11-Dec-2009 (4 comments)

BEIRUT, Lebanon — In the video, one of hundreds filmed during Iran’s nationwide demonstrations on Monday, an enraged woman’s voice can be heard as a paramilitary truck runs a motorbike off the road amid a crowd of fleeing protesters.

“This is the Islamic Republic!” she shouts, gesturing at the vehicle.

That message has grown increasingly common in recent protests, as demonstrators have made it clear that their target is not just President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or the disputed election that returned him to power in June, but the entire foundation of Iran’s theocracy.

During Monday’s demonstrations, the civil tone of many earlier rallies was noticeably absent. There was no sign of the opposition leader Mir Hussein Moussavi, a moderate figure who supports change within the system, and few were wearing the signature bright green of his campaign.

Ali9 Akbar

Iran on verge of Civil War????

by Ali9 Akbar on

the end is near...


Ali9 Akbar

I'd rather have an IRANIAN Republic...

by Ali9 Akbar on

than an Islamic republic... it's been 1400 years since Mohammed has walked the earth....


I wonder if there's anything NEW on the horizon????

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Re: I am more certain then ever

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


That "entity" would be the United States. Fortunately it is being run by Obama. It is also over its head with Iraq; Afghanistan; Recession; Health Care; Globl Warming; Mortgaga Meltdown and will hopefully leave us alone. The others are Russia and EU. Both severely weakened since 30 yeas ago.  This is when Iranians may reverse the 30 year old stupidity and open a path to a new and much brighter future. People in Iran need to kick out the "Islamic Republic".

Once that happens those of us out on the west need to help out in the rebuilding. 


I am more certain then ever

by Bavafa on

Lets just hope that Iranians are left to finish what they have started. 

It is certainly very plausible that some entity would not want a change in Iran and would throw a wrench in to derail the process