Some people are flabbergasted and amazed why Egyptians are choosing the path towards Islamic Fascism. This is the same path that we Iranians have taken and are now experiencing.
In 1970's when the student movement started n Iran people thought that this was the end. We will move to democracy and Iran will become a free society. But people didn't take it into account a very important variable in the equation that makes the formula for Democracy.
Democracy is made of some constants and many variables.
The path is simple but complex in delivery. A country must go through several phases before it becomes a democratic nation or considered to be democratic.
1. Dictatorship - most likely Monarchy
4. Religious state
5. Civil war
7. Full Democracy (takes centuries)
If you look at some of the old democracies in the world they all have gone through some or all of these phases as mentioned above; either in that same order or out of the order but never without the religious phase or a major war.
The religious phase will happen no matter what if the country has a desire to move towards democracy.
Many people think Turkey and Israel are democratic countries; however, neither country is democratic. Turkey is rule by a Military that suffocates and suppresses minorities and everyone else. Turkey is the most undemocratic county in the Middle East. They are a wolf in the sheep skins.
Israel is a modern Apartheid state. It is also moving towards a religious right. In Israel 8 out of the 10 student in elementary schools belong to right wing Orthodox Jewish wing (Time Magazine, August 13, 2012, "The Ultra Holy City"). They are very extremist and violent.
Iran has gone through all the 4 phases. Iran has had more than 2500 years of Dictatorship and the last dictator was removed by the PEOPLE. Then we have gone through extreme religious phase in the 1980's which started phasing out in early 2000. Iranian regime is still maintaining its religious extremism but people have moved on.
We also have had famine. Thanks to the British 14 million Iranian died in early decades of 1900. 14 million starved to death through punishment by the British, "The Great Famine and Genocide in Persia, 1917-1919".
In the next few years we will transition towards the path to a semi democracy. The Fascist Islamic Regime will have the same fate like Saddam and all other dictators. The MEK organization has no PLACE in new since they are also religious fanatics. The Monarchist are old and out of touch.
Iran might experience a civil war and disintegration but that will be short and the fate of Iran will be established.
It is in the best interest for the following provinces, Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Khuzestan and Baluchistan to stay as part of Iran; because they will be exploited like whores by British.
Iran after these Islamic Fascists will be the only Democratic country in that region. So start preparing for that.