Monday, February 14, 2011

Advice to Ahmadinejad : Don't play poker, at least with those two guys

This little bit of news from AP makes it clear that Mir Hossein Mousavi and Mahdi Karroubi called Li'l Ahmie's bluff as they say.

The uprising in Egypt opened a rare chance for the political gambit by Iran's opposition.

Several opposition activists and aides to Mousavi and Karroubi have been arrested in recent days as part of government efforts to intimidate the opposition and undermine its resolve to hold a rally.

Ahmadinejad claimed the Egyptians who toppled President Hosni Mubarak took inspiration from Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, which brought down a Western-backed monarchy. Iran's opposition movement used the comments to push the government into a corner and request permission to march in support of Egypt's protesters.

Iranian officials quickly backpedaled and said no pro-Egypt rallies were allowed

Perhaps Official Iranian Salute Guy, sporting his shades, would have fared better?