Sunday, December 09, 2007

Iran's next Revolution?

Students in Tehran are protesting against the oppressive policies of their clerical government. One has to wonder if the Mullahs aren't at least a little bit concerned, since this is how they came to power in the '70s.
Of course, I have always argued that we should be supporting opposition groups in Iran that would change it from a theocratic megalomaniac state to one that is welcome to participate in the realm of civilized nations. I argue that the best way to do this is to fly over Iran every night and use B-2s to drop Victoria's Secret catalogs and credit card applications.
We can only hope.

1 comment:

Mark T said...

Welcome to the concept of blowback - the mullahs are experiencing it now, just as the Shah did in 1979. And never forget that the Iranians experienced 26 years of fascist rule because we overthrew their democratic government in 1953. We backed the fascist, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. We kept him in power. cWe spit on their freedom and self-rule. We don't care about freedom. We. Us. the U.S.

That's what you seem to be missing most - perspective. 1979 would not have happened had 1953 not happened.