What to say? I asked Babak to send us something on this but thus far not a word. We will have an open thread on this crisis as well as a number of topical posts.
This situation in the streets looks to me to be a bigger revolt than that 0f 2009.
The key question in this uprising is the extent to which the IRGC and the police remain loyal to the Supreme Guide and willing to suppress the masses by all means necessary.
As has been said a lot now the US should be careful not to make empty implied promises of support to the resistors as we did in Hungary in 1956 and in Iraq in 1991. Approving messaging in the media is one thing but any fanciful ideas that involve supply of weaponry or organizer/advisers should not be given a moments thought
This is an Iranian moment, a moment in which the Iranian people and their sons in the military and police should show what they are made of. pl