Sunday, June 21, 2009

Robert Fisk: Battle for the Islamic Republic - Robert Fisk, Commentators - The Independent

What we are now seeing is a regime which is far more worried than the Supreme Leader suggested when he threatened the opposition so baldly on Friday. Having refused any serious political dialogue with Mousavi and his opposition comrades – a few district recounts will produce no real change in the result – the Iranian regime, led by a Supreme Leader who is frightened and a president who speaks like a child, is now involved in the battle for control of the streets of Iran. It is a conflict which will need the kind of miracle in which Khamenei and Ahmadinejad both believe to avoid violence.
Robert Fisk: Battle for the Islamic Republic - Robert Fisk, Commentators - The Independent
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