“Where were the Greens of Tehran? 1. On the Internet reading about the Trojan horse plan; 2. On YouTube learning about the ‘action’; 3. Chatting online in the afternoon about where to meet in the morning.” – Iranian blogger Alireza Rezaie.
“To ignore the democrats and fail to support them in clear and strong terms would be a sign of poor political judgment …” – Amir Taheri, Wall Street Journal.
Iran’s “democrats” (the Greens) were deafeningly silent as Iran celebrated the 31st anniversary of its revolution last week. Those actually in Tehran for the occasion saw hardly any sign of them. The reason, according to Taheri, is that the clerical “regime” is being replaced by a military dictatorship. (US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apparently reads Taheri: she has taken now to parroting his “military dictatorship”. But it’s not smart to believe Taheri, as explained below.)
Taheri writes that “The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps [IRGC] controlled Tehran with the help of tens of thousands of club-wielding street fighters shipped in from all over the country … For the first time, the regime had to transform Tehran into a sealed citadel [creating] an atmosphere of war in the divided city.”
Taheri adds: “With the Internet shut down and foreign radio broadcasts jammed, t…