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Wednesday, March 17, 2004

WHAT’S GOING ON IN IRAN? I wonder how much there is to Michael Totten's optimism about the Iranian regime falling:

First and most obviously, the regime deserves to be violently overthrown. It has no right to exist. And the people of Iran, like all humans everywhere, have the right to live in freedom and with dignity. The Middle East, and the world as a whole, will be far better off when the religious fascists are marginalized, exiled, caged, or dead.
The second reason I hope it falls tomorrow is that it would really show up the media. Holy shit! The Iranian government was overthrown? How the heck did that happen?

Well it would have a degree of historical humour to it. Well the media establishment can always do with a little more egg on their faces. And yes, it is strange that they haven't managed to loosen up any of their thousands of reporters on the look-out for the Iraqi quagmire just next door. Or perhaps the unrest in Iran is rather less than its internet supporters would like to hope. On the other hand it could lead to a situation where the "revolution will not be televised", but it will certainly be blogged.
Keep an eye on this story.

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