Sanity Injection

Injecting a dose of sanity into your day’s news and current events.

Why Iran’s regime won’t fall

Posted by sanityinjection on January 13, 2010

It seems like almost every article in the Western press about the ongoing protests in Iran against the Khamenei/Ahmadinejad government is eager to make comparisons to the 1979 revolution that overthrew the Shah, and speculating as to whether a second revolution is brewing. Most of the time, the authors are simply repeating what they have heard each other say; few of them have much actual knowledge of what life is like in the Islamic Republic.

In contrast, the Asia Times’ Dilip Piro explains why the current protests in Iran are significantly different from the events of 1979 and unlikely to lead to regime change anytime soon:

http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/LA14Ak03.html

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