Requiem for a revolution
Asia Times Online / Pepe Escobar
02-Jul-2009 (4 comments)

It was the Tehran spring. It was dreamed as a remix of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. In the end, the Tehran wall didn't fall. Beyond the blood, sweat and tears; the presidential election - stolen or not; the green revolution - legitimate or a foreign spy operation, as the regime insists; beyond losing candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi, re-elected President Mahmud Ahmadinejad and Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei; what really happened? What happened was the cementing of a dictatorship by the mullahtariat supported by the military. The world, the Western world especially, will still have to live and deal with Khamenei, Ahmadinejad, and an ultra right-wing faction of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) for years to come. So it's essential to understand where these "ultras" are coming from.

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rosie is roxy is roshan

He has "tunnel vision"

by rosie is roxy is roshan on

He always sees the light at the end of the tunnel.


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by My two cents (not verified) on

Nuclear bomb an issue? of course not, people poured into the streets to demand their God given civil rights denied from them for three decades. nothing else!

But I got the impression that the author was trying to look at the protests as a done deal, finished and over with.

The nukes are not that important to Iranian people but to foreigners they are and in view of the recent events and complete militarization and take over of the Iran's regime by the IRRG terrorsit thugs, foreigners will stand up to them, one way or the other, sooner than later, if by the remotest chance people of Iran decide not to!


My two..., Did you read the article? How could you miss this...

by Ostaad on

"From now on, civil disobedience
will be key, from silent protests to strikes. The sound of "Allah-O Akbar" will
be echoing from the rooftops for days and weeks and months."

PS - Why are you so worried about the nuclear bomb? Was that ever an issue during the people's uprising???


It is not over yet!

by My two cents (not verified) on

The author assumes that it is all over! it does not seem to be! not by a long shot!

AND I doubt very much now that the world will just sit back, trust and allow such a regime under such leadership to acquire the nuclear bomb.