Saturday, June 20, 2009

A new day for Iran

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khameini, said in his speech yesterday that 'that extremist actions would evoke extremist reactions'. In saying this he underlined that demonstrations today are strongly forbidden. By then, losing president-candidate Moesavi had already called out to his followers to meet for a demonstration at The Square of Freedom today, where on Monday at least seven people got killed during demonstrations. The big question now is what todays' demonstration will bring. There are 5 possible scenario's:

* Moesavi will ask his followers not to demonstrate today in the end, taking into account their safety and security. This will possibly also mean the end of his political career.
* The demonstration of today will turn out to be a revolution like in 1979.
* Ayatollah Khameini will write out new elections.
* Zimbabew-option: Moesavi will become a prime minister under president Ahmadinedjad.
* The demonstration of today could turn out into a bloody escalation of the event.

We will have to wait and see what this new day will bring for Iran...

1 comment:

Irina said...

Here is some food for thinking

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0609/23745.html

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/06/14/AR2009061401757.html?hpid=opinionsbox1