Iran's Not-Yet Revolution: Cause for Optimism
Huffington Post / Mahmoud Delkhasteh
07-Oct-2009 (3 comments)

There are numerous reports from within military barracks that an increasing number of guards and basijis are becoming disillusioned about their role in the suppression of peaceful demonstrations. As long as the uprising maintains its peaceful methods, and the more the guards are brought to the streets, the faster the regime will collapse. However, the demand for regime change may not necessarily follow the path of the 1979 revolution. Such a change could also be made by reviving and revising the democratic first draft of the 1979 Constitution, in which the elected president, not the clergy, was the head of the state. However, there is both a major internal shortcoming and a possible external threat to the uprising.


The regime has doomed itself

by FG on

Why would Iranians need foreigners to radicalize them?  Khamenei and his thugs are doing a PERFECT job.




by sag koochooloo on



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by FG on

I especially love this observation: "The more the guards are brought into the street, the faster the regime will collapse."  People who are bussed into the cities after being told one thing by the regime inevitably get a nice first-hand lesson in the truth.

Clubbing folks becomes harder to do as doubts are sown in the minds of those the regime could once count on.  They carry back word of what they learned to the tiniest villages.  Once these resources disappear, who will Khamenei have left to call on?

Every ham-handed move Khamenei works only backfires.   It's called "digging a deep hole."  There's more self-inflicted damage on the way.  Iranians and the world can't wait to hear the devasting testimony of those tortured into forced confessions for Stalinist show trials--a new source of evidence as to how undeserving of loyalty this regime is.   

Of course, Khanenei can always keep his victims in jail or execute them.  Either way, the impending revolution simply acquires more fuel.