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28 Dec 2010

Iran, and the Green Movement The Predictions of Iraq’s President

What caught my eye, however, was Talabani's reading of the state of the Iranian regime and of the opposition posed by the Green Movement. Commenting a week after the demonstrations on 27 December and the regime's mobilisation of support three days later, Talabani assesses, "Tt was not that the Iranian regime was weak, but rather that the opposing side was strong....Whereas the demonstrations at first were attacking Iranian President Ahmadinejad, they have now shifted to being against Supreme Leader Khamenei."
What caught my eye, however, was Talabani's reading of the state of the Iranian regime and of the opposition posed by...

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15 Dec 2010

Iran Can’t Go On Like This – The Mistaken Predictions for the 22 Bahman Protests

The events of 22 Bahman (11 February 2010) were a significant disappointment for the Iranian opposition. In the weeks before the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution, there was an excitement that protests against the Government and regime --- which had continued despite repression and made a notable impact in the Ashura demonstrations of 27 December --- would build, possibly to a critical point
The events of 22 Bahman (11 February 2010) were a significant disappointment for the Iranian opposition. In the weeks...
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