Iran students carry on protests
Los Angeles Times / Borzou Daragahi
02-Nov-2009 (one comment)

Students in the western Iranian city of Ahvaz in recent days launched an impromptu protest in a campus auditorium. In Kashan on Monday, a group took over the campus cafeteria, singing anti-government songs. A couple of weeks ago in Tehran, others cheered wildly as someone threw a shoe at President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's former culture minister.

Then on Monday, students shouted down the ex-minister, Mohammad-Hossein Saffar-Harandi, once again.

Largely absent from international media reports and discounted by Western policymakers more focused on Iran's nuclear program, the protest movement that erupted after Ahmadinejad's disputed June 12 reelection has continued to smolder, mostly on college campuses.

Shifteh Ansari

Underestimated by IRI and CIA, the movement lives

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Honestly, what do CIA agents know about  the green movement?!  Nothing!  Even so-called "Iranian Experts" seem to discount the green movement and undermine its potency and dimensions.  This movement has only just begun.  Watch this spot.  There are more surprises in store for self-appointed "experts" in the US.  I hope they get fired for miscalculating the events in Iran.  Many of these experts have no business giving out opinions.