A Battle to the Death in Iran?

The Washington Post editorializes that “Iran’s political crisis now looks like a battle to the death between the regime and its opposition.” With shards of information and video footage, and no active free press to report, it’s very difficult to patch together how much danger the regime is in. But the one thing that has to be seen as encouraging to those who want regime change in Iran is that the nationwide protests that broke out after June’s election were not simply a one off event that was quelled with a single crackdown. Demonstrations have continued on and off for months, with varying degrees of energy, and events have once again reached a boiling point. You can watch a round up of videos from Iran’s Ashura holiday protests on Sunday — many graphic — here.