If you think it’s bad now, imagine what it’d be like if the regime wasn’t worried about cell-phone cams and YouTube capturing a massacre. Even so, they won’t be this restrained forever. Mousavi’s called a nationwide general strike for tomorrow with new mass rallies bound to spring up either then or later in the week. Khamenei and Ahmadinejad can’t afford to have international focus on this day after day; after a certain point, the Tiananmen Square strategy to quash further rallies will start to make sense. The question is when.
This isn’t the only video of outraged protesters carting away bodies today either, tragically. Click here for another if you can stand it. Elsewhere, Totten’s on the same wavelength I was on last night. If confrontation is inevitable, and it surely is, let’s get on with it.