It was a pretty nifty week in Iran. Elections ended....and Amma-dang-ding-dong won the election. The curious thing is that the vast public in Iran stood there shaking their heads because they didn't vote for the guy, and they were kinda curious how the dude could have won.
So the spiritual leader of Iran....well....we might as well say the supreme leader of Iran....is Grand Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. At first, he said this was a done deal and was smiles. Then two days later, when all the demonstrations started....then he shifted and said a recount could be done to prove things. Then in the last day or so....he's said that things are kinda done and this revolution on the streets of Iran needs to stop.
The Iran media....who sleeps in bed with Ali and Amma-dang-ding-dong.....has publized various articles which proclaim things are peaceful and the election is basically over (the streets are full of tens of thousands). They even said that classes at the nation's top university were in full swing (they aren't....students aren't attending any classes). They are working hard on various creative and non-truthful articles.
It's neat when a spirtual leader helps to run the election business. We need this type of comfort in the US after so many of our elections. The problem is....once you had an ounce or two of spirtual comfort.....you've pretty much had enough, and then you have to get back to the real world. I'm suspecting that significant number of people in Iran have had all the religious comfort they can take....and are about to educate some folks on reality.
Its hard to forecast how this will end. I suspect that the loser of the election will be put on a plane and forced out of the country eventually (maybe we could learn from this). I also suspect that 1,000 Iranians will disappear off the streets this week permanently. No one will know where they went, and one day a mass grave will be found with the thousand. The curious thing is that a spirtual leader is the trigger of such events....and you have to doubt his true devotion to anything religious.