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regnaD kciN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jun-15-09 10:26 PM
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3. As some commentator on HuffPost observed, this is a blueprint for a revolution...
I would caution people, though, to be skeptical about where this is coming from. During a time of mass protests, a lot of anonymous statements come from "the people" which may not have been endorsed by anyone with authority in the movement. During the post-Cambodia, post-Kent State protests in May of 1970, I remember one radical fringe organization put out a "People's Peace Treaty" for demonstrators to sign, essentially demanding that the U.S. switch sides and start fighting for North Vietnam against the South. Needless to say, no one in the major peace groups had come up with this, and none were endorsing it. It was an extreme statement by an extreme group, and only got what little traction it had because, in the midst of the excitement, someone started passing out copies and calling on people to sign them. Until I hear these seven points coming from Mousavi, I wouldn't take it any more seriously than the aforementioned "peace treaty" of thirty-one years ago.

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