Comments on Iran by Abu Daoud
What is special is not that there are protests. Clearly the vote was rigged, but Ahmadinejad could have probably won in a fair vote. He really shot himself in the foot. I mean, he says he got 60%+. Absurd.
Here are the things that caught my attention--and unless you have been keeping up to date on the events in Iran this will make little sense.
1) The protest movement has lasted so long. I thought it would be over after a few days.
2) Important clerics have opposed the Ahmadinejad-Khameini group. Very surprising. I thought they would be cowed into silence.
And here is what is missing:
3) No one from among the security forces (internal intel., army, police) has sided with the protesters. Until this happens the movement will be very limited in its influence to actually change the country.