Revolution Not Televised
Friday's protests went surprisingly well. According to Le Monde and L'Express, millions of people marched in Tehran. BBC said the protests were even larger than 1979. The regime chants of "Death to America" were drowned out by "Death to Russia" and "Death to China." Police and even the Basij militia did little to stop the protests. Even woman-beating goons can see which way the wind is blowing.
Despite his days being numbered, this week Ahmadinejad is accepted at the United Nations like a legitimate head of state. Governments, including the US, insist upon negotiating with a doomed regime. The ongoing revolution is the biggest story in world affairs, yet it is ignored by major media. It has been left to Twitter and bloggers (including this one) to spread the word.
(On September 22, during a military parade, Iran's only AWACS plane crashed and burned. Airborne Warning and Control is necessary to defend a country against air attack. The plane reportedly crashed at the site of Khomeini's tomb. Without AWACS a country is very vulnerable to airstrikes. One way or another, the regime will go.)