Some very interesting things happening in Iran these days, many of which the truth as to their origin might never come out. There is hope. There seems to be a large body of information leaking out regarding the legitimacy of the election, as well as how and where many of the protesters received their motivation to dissent and protest.
What role do you guys think any external interests might have played in all the civil unrest?
It seems the whole thing has turned into a color revolution type of event that is reminiscent of the earlier attempts at regime change for authoritarian rulers.
I'm not necessarily saying that the election was completely and totally legitimate, but many questions are raised in my mind when the flip side of the media/establishment logic presents itself. I can't help but to think that in order to garner this kind of situation, outside interests may have made efforts to undermine the Iranian regime by pushing all the right buttons to incite these public protests. After all, there has been, since 2005, a covert campaign spearheaded by the western intelligence establishment to do just that, undermine the Iranian regime. Perhaps all this is just it's logical conclusion?
Discuss, and please keep in mind, I am only exploring every possible avenue of thought regarding the situation. I do not side with the Islamic theocracy set in place, knowing that many Iranians are not happy with their current system of government. But at the same time, efforts have been underway for some time with the main goal of regime change from within. Creating unrest and inciting violent protests, dividing the masses and pitting them against each other with hopes of inciting a coup seems to be a pretty common avenue for outside interests to achieve the same end through alternative means. Given the track record of western intelligence agencies, the possibility of western meddling in Iranian affairs, yet again, seems pretty likely. On the other hand, many people do think Ahmadinejad does need to go, but consider the possibility that the election was in fact legitimate, and that the aggregate opinion of the people of Iran have been adequately represented in electing Ahmadinejad. Consider the role western entities may have played in creating the catalyst for all these people to crowd the streets...?
As well, I am completely against a theocratic government based on any religion.
Keep in mind I do not subscribe to every idea included in these links, I just pay particularly close attention to the questions that are raised after reading them.