THE PERSIAN EXPEDITION - IRANIAN DEMOCRATS STRUGGLE AGAINST THE ISLAMIST DICTATORSHIP
The Iranian protestors are beginning to catch the eye of the world even as the President of the United States issued an ominous warning
to Iran's autocratic Pasdaran clique regarding Iran's not so secret nuclear program
. Iran's hardline rulers centered around Supreme Guide Ayatollah Khameini have increased the profile of extremist militants known as Ansar Hezbollah
. This may be a good sign in that the reliability of of the Pasdaran, if ordered to crush the student demonstrations, is now itself in question. A similar phenomenon happened in the waning days of the USSR when clashes in the Baltics and Tblisi led the Politburo to form new " Black Beret " units because the ultimate loyalty of the MVD Internal troops and even the elite Spetsnz and Osnaz were in doubt.
issued a call for bloggers to unite on July 9th behind Democracy protestors in Iran and Zenpundit will be joining that effort. The Iranians will be facing guns and steel from a desperate, cornered, theo-fascist regime - moral support is the least we can do.
LINKS to blogs and articles that concern Iran: Micheal Ledeen
, Juan Cole
, William J. Daugherty
, The CIA
, The State Department
, CBS News
, The BBC
, The Iranian Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy