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Pundits, get out of Iran’s ‘green’ zone

Published 07/01/2009, The Jamestown Sun

Aside from a mass deployment of force against unarmed protestors (which, unfortunately, is not unlikely) what is the worst possible outcome in Iran? Answer: That it becomes unavoidably clear the post-election conflict isn’t a struggle between tyranny and freedom — the epic narrative we’ve been hearing in absolute, non-contestable terms. The worst thing that could happen next, at least for the absolute, non-contestable pundit-ocracy, is that it becomes clear we’re looking at an intra-Islamic power struggle that has nothing to do with liberty and justice for anybody.

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