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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Iran: Unified Front

Although outsiders may be cheering on the idea of people power, there is no sign yet that any part of the military will switch sides, analysts said, and the government retains plenty of reserve forces to quell protests.

“What matters is what happens around the commander table within the Revolutionary Guards, and we are not privy to that,” noted one United States-based scholar, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he researches in Iran. “We are not seeing any dissension, nothing in their press, nothing in their statements — and they have not publicly gone to visit Moussavi,” he said, referring to the opposition leader, Mir Hussein Moussavi.

link: Layers of Armed Forces Wielding Power of Law -


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