Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Turmoil in Iran
There are gas riots taking place in Iran. The government suddenly and arbitrarily imposed gas rationing and the driving public has not responded well. [Look at how the American public responds to gas prices -- drivers around the world are not so different after all] The problem is that, although Iran has plenty of oil, it has no refining capacity and has to import gasoline and this makes the country vulnerable to trade pressures which are being applied.
There is speculation all over the web that these disturbances might represent a prelude to the long-anticipated rising of the Iranian people to overthrow the mullahs.
Not very likely, I would say. We've seen these kinds of violent protests before -- many, many times. And each time there is speculation that this time the mullahs will fall, but they never do.
Pajamas Media has pictures, even moving ones, here.
So does Gateway Pundit..., lots of them here.
For some reason the MSM doesn't report these sorts of things very much. Wonder why?