Those who rule Iran have scant interest in how the world regards their behavior. As nuclear development proceeds, as Iran grows into itself and the world of religious fanatics increasingly destroys domestic enemies, there is a desire to show the world of its lack of need for their feelings, let alone those of any domestic opposition leader. Over the past few days, five political activists were executed in order to send a message to those who dare speak against the all powerful clerics. Demonstrations of protest become ever more dangerous so while there was quiet in Iran, protests broke out in Copenhagen and Stockholm where Iranian refugees expressed the anger that could not be seen in Tehran.
The people of Iran are quiet. Let us hope it is for the moment.