The wonderful Iranian people just keep shouting from their rooftops after dark and returning to the streets during the day. It was a little quieter for a few days, but after the sermon in the mosque on Friday, there they were again, braving tear gas and police brutality.
Their leaders seem to be the same way. Not much going on, then suddenly a big speech / sermon, or an appearance in public to help sustain the people in their protests.
My arm and my pendulum both say big changes in the fall – that both the ayatollah and the president will be gone. That didn’t make much sense to me a month ago – when it all seemed to be over, after that beautiful young woman died. Now it makes more sense. The Iranians are continuing to protest, continuing to fight for their rights, just not always in the street.
And thank heaven for cell phones and twitter – to help these courageous mostly young people in their struggle for a real republic, for real justice, for real peace.