30 years later and another debacle in Iran

I feel sorry for Iranians after today’s debacle of an election. Not only will tensions be prolonged for another 4 years in the Middle East with the re-election of Ahmadinejad but the fate of, inter alia, women, homosexuals and Bahais will be uncertain to say the least. The vote of 63% for Ahmadinejad and 34% for Mousavi was enough to ensure there would be no friday run off between the two protagonists. The closer the gap the higher the tensions there would have been with many Iranians demanding a recount. Now we are seeing a re-occurrence of the aftermath of the Iranian revolution in 1979 when the leftists were mercilessly crushed by the Islamist radicals. Once again the leftists are no match for volunteers and soldiers of the Revolution.

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