Latest Iran roundup

An illuminating, brief piece on Mousavi’s possible new strategy of fighting the Ahmadinejad government.

Another in depth article on the power struggle in the country and the prospects of an even more violent confrontation. A sample:

“First and foremost, the Green Movement must continue to act in a nonviolent manner. The call for nonviolence has angered some. Perhaps they don’t realize that the nonviolent nature of the Green Movement has been the most important reason for its success so far.

It should also be noted that there is a vast difference between self-defense — which is legitimate — and adopting violence as a tactic, which can only hurt the Green Movement. The former scenario means that the Movement defends itself — physically, if necessary — when attacked; the latter implies that the Movement goes on the offensive and employs force and violence. The two are not identical.”


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