Originally Posted by Professor
I agree maine_coon, but he is just that, a relatively harmless little man. Iranians need to vote him out (they vote wow). Iran needs to have an open debate within itslef as to what is it wants to be. Iranians need to identify their identity which they have a problem with.
Unh unh, the Mullahs are *firmly* in charge there, the "elections" over there are a sham, and Ahaminejad serves at their pleasure. it is a functional theocracy. Any dissent is crushed. Only the mullahs will dispose of Ahaminejad, the citizens don't have the power to do so. He reflect the intentions of the Mullahs, the true power in that country. Check out the Iranian section of www.skyscrapercity.com
where this is made perfectly clear by the Iranians themselves.
It may have some of the outward trappings of a democracy, but it is not a democracy, it is a theocracy and has been so since 1979. The mullahs will not loosen their grip on the power they possess.
Directing their attention towards the United States, Israel and Iraq is a time-honored way for the present regime to distract the Iranians from their economic problems at home.
And a military invasion would instantly unite them as one against the invader, make no mistake of that