Iranian demonstrators are posing the biggest challenge to the regime of the mullahs since 2009. One fact that should never be forgotten about Iran is that the regime of the mullahs has never been very popular. They seized power in 1979 largely due to the unpopularity of the Shah’s regime. During almost four decades they have delivered little but repression, war and economic stagnation to the people of Iran. 2009 demonstrated that the mullahs are quite willing to drown protests in blood. In Iran you have the regular military forces and a parallel military, most notably the Revolutionary Guards, that are a political army for the mullahs. One fine day some Iranian general is going to decide that it is time for the mullahs to go, and lead his men in support of the demonstrators. That is the nightmare of the mullahs. It may not occur this time, but some day it will occur and the squalid Iranian police state will fall. May God in His mercy hasten that day.
Donald R. McClarey
Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.