'Color' revolution fizzles in Iran
Asia Times Online / M K Bhadrakumar
22-Jun-2009 (one comment)

The hard reality, therefore, is that Khamenei's awesome powers are in no way under challenge. He can afford to let demonstrations by Mousavi's middle-class followers continue to let off steam, as he has the authority to command the situation in a holistic way. That is to say, even if protests may continue for a while - which seems improbable as Mousavi finds himself in a tight spot - that does not erode state power.

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Good article. Thank you.