- "As Mousavi hovers between Gorbachev and Yeltsin, between reformer and revolutionary, between figurehead and leader, the revolution hangs in the balance. The regime may neutralize him by arrest or even murder. It may buy him off with offers of safety and a sinecure. He may well prefer to let this cup pass from his lips. But choose he must, and choose quickly. This is his moment, and it is fading rapidly. Unless Mousavi rises to it, or another rises in his place, Iran's democratic uprising will end not as Russia 1991, but as China 1989."
Updated: As I was going to bed, I received some messages from a friend in Tehran asking me to mention these four points. 1- The SMS service is still shut off and internet access is not available in most parts. 2- Uniformed police presence in Tehran has been less visible these days but plain clothed agents and Basijis keep a close eye on every one. 3- Basijis run check points every night at major intersections or streets of Tehran. 4- People still chant anti-regime slogans on their rooftops every night.