Friday, June 19, 2009

Khamenei Speaks

This doesn't sound good:
In his first public response to days of mass protests, Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, sternly warned opposition supporters on Friday to stay off the streets and raised the prospect of violence if the defiant, vast demonstrations continued.

Opposition leaders, he said, will be “responsible for bloodshed and chaos” if they do not call stop further rallies.
As someone with no skin in the game, I've been hesitant to venture much in the way of opinions regarding Iran... but I certainly hope this isn't what it seems to be: the official announcement of a brutal crackdown against the reformists. Ugh... I wish there was something to be done other than changing color schemes.