The regime will find it hard and embarrassing to deploy a large number of security forces on a day when the nation is supposed to celebrate the anniversary of the glorious revolution. But embarrassment has never stopped these thugs, so prepare for the worst.
To scare the opposition off the streets, a number of innocents will be executed in advance. This will bring joy to the bloodthirsty supporters of the regime. But it will have the opposite effect on the masses at large. It will radicalize the protests more than what was witnessed on Ashoora.
In recent months the people have reclaimed and reinterpreted all the occasions this regime has held sacred:
* On 13 Aban, “Marg bar America” became “Marg bar Roosiyeh”.
* On Qods day, cries of “Na Ghazeh, na Lobnan, jaanam fadaaye Iran” drowned “Marg bar Israel” slogans.
* On 16 Azar, the people did not commemorate students killed during the Shah’s regime but instead highlighted worse crimes committed by the Islamic Republic, and
* On Ashoora, Khamenei was crowned as our modern day Yazid.
And now we are approaching the holiest of holy days, the anniversary of the unholy Islamic Revolution. The people will celebrate alright!