It increasingly becomes clear that President Ahmainejad simply has no grasp as to the consequences of his decision to steal the June election and declare himself ruler of Iran. His action has unleashed a storm of protest that simply will not be beaten back by batons or beatings. The death of Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri brought over a million people into the streets in Qom despite warnings, despite tear gas, despite the crude brutal batons of thugs who serve the government. The Ahmadinejad regime is trapped in a dilemma since Montazeri was a hero of the overthrow of the Shah and he is admired by millions because of his decision to oppose Ahmadinejad and the stealing of an election.
The government warned dissidents not to make the journey to Qom, but thousands upon thousands of people walked to the city to honor a man who represents the TRUE spirit of those who overthrew the Shah– they wanted democracy, not theocracy for Iran!
For the first time since the revolution, people in public are denouncing clerics and cries of “death to Khamenei” and “murderer” are now being heard. Did the clerics around Khamenei over step their hand?