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Iran's streets are lost, but hope returns
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By Pepe Escobar
Jun 25, 2009

PARIS - The angel of history lives in Iran - even though Manichean progressives of all stripes, especially in the United States, insist on believing the overwhelming popular uprising in Iran is nothing but one more US Central Intelligence Agency-engineered "color" revolution.

Confronted with this, Iranian journalists and the diaspora in Paris, including people just arriving from Tehran, are puzzled: how hard is it to understand, they say, that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has in fact ceased to be an arbiter and has legitimized a coup, steering the regime towards totalitarianism, striking off "republic" from "Islamic Republic" and, in a Brechtian twist, virtually abolishing the people?

As an Iranian businessman who goes back and forth between Tehran and Paris puts it, "People in the West don't seem to understand

Added: Jun-25-2009 Occurred On: Jun-25-2009
By: dan_man_
Iraq, Iran, Citizen Journalism
Tags: Pepe Escobar, Iran, underground, democracy, Mullah, Iranian regime, movement, revolution
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