Behind the Islamic Republic's Bluster
wall street journal
05-Jan-2012 (2 comments)

The regime's rants about closing the Strait of Hormuz divert the world's attention from the thousands of political prisoners in its jails.



The clerical regime that misrules Iran is imploding in slow-motion while intensifying its repression at home and threatening behavior abroad. But is the international community doing all it can to support the Iranian people and hold the regime to account?

It's clear that the leadership in Tehran is wracked by internal strife, with divisions deepening between Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his allies. Iran's economy is in tatters, with inflation and unemployment soaring thanks to decades of mismanagement. While popular discontent is not at a high pitch as it was after the June 2009 presidential ... 


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by Darius Kadivar on

Agreed !


Hi DK, I had read this article before

by Mehrban on

I guess I have to say It is better than nothing of course, but leaves so much to be desired from a Nobel laureate.  What does she want the international community to do?  She does not even make any suggestions she certainly has enough connections (by now), Desmond Tutu, the women of Libyria, etc. in the human rights area to help her come up with a plan or at a minimum a list of demands from the International community.   She just keeps saying that the international community is not doing enough!