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Mousavi is Bait

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Submitted by Nehama, UK (United Kingdom), Jun 25, 2009 at 08:20

Svetlanah asks whether it might just be a game. Well I'm beginning to think it is all just a cruel trick by the regime on the people of Iran.

There is no doubt that Mousavi is "in" with the Ayatollahs, he's old school in that respect, his so-called "reformist ideas" amount to merely presenting the image of the Mullocracy in a different light. There is also no doubt that the Mullahs know that there is growing dissatisfaction with the way they are running the country and that the people want change

The Mullahs fear a counter-revolution; they can't solve the country's financial woes and the zeitgeist of change inspired by Obama's sloganeering worries them. So, to keep themselves in power (always the top priority of any ruling clique - from Zimbabwe to the USA) they need to nip any grass-roots revolutionary fervour in the bud.

Today's news that 70 academics who met with Mousavi were arrested has led me to the conclusion that Mousavi is bait to lure those advocating change into a trap.

Mousavi is in the In-Crowd, his candidacy was sanctioned by the Mullahs themselves, he is no outlaw, so why would those meeting him be arrested? The Mullahs are using mass uprising against the masses. They have allowed a critical mass of desire to build up so that those who want change feel bold enough to express it, either by taking to the streets en masse or by "conspiring" with the assumed figurehead, then once identified, they crush the "enemies of the people" like grapes in wine press.

The volume of the outpouring may have taken the Mullahs by surprise, but they are rallying. The only way now that the Iranian people can come out of this freer than they went in is if a true leader (not Mousavi) emerges, takes the mass action over the tipping point into revolutionary war and ousts the Mullahs. That's a big task, and honestly, I don't see it happening. But then I'm not in Iran and only know what I read in the news.

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