Iran Green Movement promising big February protests
CS Monitor / Iason Athanasiadis Correspondent
05-Feb-2010 (4 comments)

The opposition Green Movement in Iran is planning a series of large protests in early February, culminating in an attempt to co-opt a massive pro-regime march to commemorate the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Istanbul

Opposition Green Movement activists in major cities around Iran are playing a cat-and-mouse game with authorities seeking to shut down their operations ahead of Feb. 11, a revolutionary anniversary that the activists are hoping to use for the country's largest street protests yet..

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My own view...

by AMIR1973 on

I think the Garbage Regime of Murder and Torture probably still has some years left in it. Years, not decades, but not weeks or months either. I support the protestors 110%, and I think justice is on their side. But they have to be able to expand beyond occasional street protests to strikes and at least have some part of the Iranian military defect or declare neutrality. Fundamentally, the pillars of the Murderer Regime are shaky (the regime is unpopular, and the economy has deep-seated problems), but it will take some more work to bring it down. However, the IRI is on the wrong side of history, and it will go. Anyway, that's my two cents (and history is hard to predict)...


AO: you are right, I am optimistic.

by Bavafa on

I am not discounting their viciousness or lack of desire to fight back, but the Iranian people are on the path of no return to the old days.

I think the only thing that could set this movement back (not kill but back) is of some outside attack on Iranian soil. It could very well be instigated by the regime itself and I sure hope the West and Ezrael would not be foolish to bite. Unless of course they would want to keep this regime alive and in power.


Anonymous Observer


by Anonymous Observer on

I think that you're overly optimistic.  This regime still has some fight left in it.  It will take some time.


I think the D-day was Ashura

by Bavafa on

what is ahead the fight to finish off the remaining battle and 22 Bahman will be one of the main battles