Monday, May 29, 2006

Protest Iran!

The excitement reaches a crescendo. There are pretty aggressive protests taking place in Iran, proving that the government's attitude about nuclear bombs, Israel and just about everything else just might not be what the citizens of that fine country believe. The reason that Iran is on the U.S.A.s list of evil countries is due to a small micro minority of radical Islamists, who just happen to be in power.
Gateway pundit has a couple of posts on the protests.
Reports from Iran claim that thousands of Azeris are leaving the northwest for the capital to protest against the regime.
The Revolutionary Guard was dispatched to Naqadeh to squelch the protests there that have continued for a week.
He notes that the Christian Science Monitor is wondering if this is the beginning of the end for the Mullah regime.
I'm wondering if, even if this isn't the end of the Mullahs, if all the stuff they are having to deal with, including a Kurdish military uprising in the northwest, will change their international dealings, at least for a while. At least long enough for the UN to finally issue some sort of sanctions? OK, I'm not holding my breath. I'm pulling for popular uprising toppling the government and then asking for our help in setting up a popular democracy.

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