Just got off the phone talking to some of my contacts in Iran around 3 am ET. I've to stay up late to be able to catch them after they wake up, just due to time difference. It's been 4 days since I talked to any one in Iran. I feel better now knowing all I know are safe even though they were beaten badly. Okay, these are subjects they all emphasized on and I am giving you a summary of them here. Please remember I have talked to a variety of people with different opinions. Some are pro-reform, some are for total regime change. Here you're with what I gathered from talking to these brave people:
1- Majority of people now openly express their desire to have a new regime in place.
2- Ordinary people are very angry with the regime and are tired of it.
3- People no longer have confidence in the regime. Regime no longer holds people's trust.
4- Regime has severely lost its legitimacy especially after the bloodbath that was this past Saturday. People want to take revenge.
5- People inside of Iran are mourning the loss of Neda so much. It has angered people further.
6- One thing holding some people from wanting to have regime change is the poisonous propaganda by the regime that Iran's enemies want to split up the country and make it look like Balkan states of 1990s. Some fear this BS and therefore don't seek regime change.
7- Regime has complete control over the flow of information inside of Iran. People are scared to send text messages or communicate with each other about further rallies. No one I talked to knew anything about the exact death toll, news of IRGC commanders being detained... etc
8- International support is necessary. Political isolation of the regime is of utmost importance.
9- Tehran is now a garrison full of security forces. Armed thugs and Basijis run checkpoints at major intersections of the city.
10- Emotionally speaking, people are outraged and very sad. It's some sort of collective depression.