- The failure of the Rafsanjani/Mousavi scheming. Having Mousavi lead the 'reformers' would be like the American left staging a revolution to get universal healthcare - looks like a revolution is what it might take! - and picking as their leader . . . George Bush. Completely insane, and obvious to Iranians.
- How the Jews will spin it. Luckily for almost everybody, it is no longer fashionable to be a Jew in Washington (or anywhere else, for that matter).
- What do you do if you are a liberal living in a predominantly conservative country? No I'm not talking about a resident of New York City living in the United States in 2008. Iranian liberals have, to our way of looking at the world, some very legitimate grievances concerning who they can vote for, freedom of speech, religious freedom, freedom from being beat up by fanatical religious authorities, etc. How do you make progress in these matters when most of society seems perfectly happy with the status quo? Whatever the answer, what they are doing - hitching their wagon to crooks and Zionist intelligence assets - isn't the way to go. While I'm sure many of the protesters are quite sincere, I can't help but be reminded of the similar protesters against Hugo Chavez, marching against things like progressive taxation and the end of feudal land-holdings. The real reformer was Ahmadinejad, but in the upside-down world of American/Zionist analysis, bad guys are good, and good guys are bad.
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