Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Khamenei rides a storm in a tea cup

By M K Bhadrakumar
Asia Times

"Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, in his meeting with the principal opposition candidate in the presidential election, Mir Hossein Mousavi, clearly spelled out where Mousavi's loyalties ought to lie in the face of "provocative actions" from Iran's enemies. And with re-elected President Mahmud Ahmadinejad finding the time to attend a summit in Russia, the signs are that the color revolution struggling to be born on the streets of Tehran has miscarried.....

The Obama administration faces difficult choices. The stir in Tehran is fast becoming a "Twitter revolution". No such thing has ever happened there, despite the best efforts of former US vice president Dick Cheney and his covert team for well over four years for triggering "regime change".

The US is sensing the potential of a "Twitter revolution" in Iran. Earlier, in Moldova, the potential of Twitter to trigger convulsions in popular moods was studied. The US State Department confirmed on Tuesday it had contacted Twitter to urge it to delay a planned upgrade that would have cut daytime service to Iranians...."

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