Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Before we get carried away ...

Expecting an overthrow of the theocratic system in Iran by popular groundswell (yes, I'm talking to you, conservatives), this 'revolution' is not that deep. Robert Fisk*:


[The protest] is absolutely not against the Islamic republic or the Islamic revolution.

It's clearly an Islamic protest against specifically the personality, the manner, the language of Ahmadinejad. They absolutely despise him but they do not hate or dislike the Islamic republic that they live in.

The Ayatollahs will remain after this Ahmedinejad dustup is long forgotten. It would behoove those in this country, who think this is the next best thing to a U.S. bombing campaign, to realize they might just be disappointed.

*Great thanks to Dr. Fez for the link.

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