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Submitted by Malcolm (Israel), Dec 14, 2022 at 10:31

Not only Mr. Pipes but other commentators have judged that the widespread rebellion will fail above all because it lacks leadership. But maybe that does not matter, since there are in Iran numerous figures that could be called upon to play a leadership role in negotiating concessions to the demands of the demonstrators. They include former presidents, former presidential candidates, former government ministers, present and former university professors and more. Some of them are in retirement, some have been under house arrest for years and some are in prison, but the point is that they are numerous - after 43 years of the regime - and their names are well known. For that matter, the thousands arrested in connection with the demonstrations surely include many who are not citizens in menial occupations who lack higher education.

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