The Martyrdom of Mousavi

Iranian opposition leader and former presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi has declared that he is prepared for martyrdom in his quest to reform the Iranian political system. Essentially, he has invited the government to slay him, knowing that this will only bolster his cause among the disenchanted  people of his country.

And yet, on the same day, another former presidential candidate, Mohsen Rezai, has delivered a letter to the Iranian government stating that Mr. Mousavi has changed his position and is now willing to work with the present government to effect change and that he no longer disputes the legitimacy of last year’s presidential elections. The letter welcomes Mousavi back to the fold and provides a veneer of plausible deniability for the government of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the event of Mousavi’s demise.

A major crackdown on dissent may be imminent.

Advertisements

Leave a comment

Filed under Chicanery, Conflict

Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s