Iranian President Faces Tough Crowd In Tehran
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faced a jeering and angry crowd at a Tehran university today with a chorus of shouts of "Deaths to Ahmadinejad" against a backdrop of worsening relations with much of the world community, rising unemployment and increased inflation. This puts Ahmadinejad and his very conservative religious cleric supporters in a tough position. Should they get rid of Ahmadinejad and bring a more acceptable person into power?
Another danger is that since Ahmadinejad holds bizarre end-time religious views, he could foolishly attempt to rally Iranian support among the poor and uneducated religious conservatives of the nation by actually triggering a dangerous military conflict with the U.S. or Israel.
Dictators often prove themselves most dangerous when boxed in like a wild animal, and could show their teeth in a dangerous way. Rather than iran being on the verge of democracy due to the actions of the crowd at the Tehran university, the leadership of Iran could act in a very dangerous way.