The Iranian people aren’t neccessarily targeting Ahmadinejad, they are wanting to out the “Supreme Leader.” The Ayatollah Ali Khamenei himself.
The people of Iran are no longer willing to accept Khamenei, and his ruling. They are not just wanting him outed, butare calling for “Death to the Dictator.” Khamenei goes straight to the heart of the Islamic Republic system.
FoxNews reports on what is being said by Iranians:
The Iranian blogosphere is crackling with excitement over the protests. “People are on an incredible high,” said one observer.
Though the protests in Iran Monday were small compared with those that were brutally repressed in 2009, many of the country’s young people feel particularly engaged.
One of those killed in the clashes this week was a 22-year-old student who reportedly had written on his Facebook page before going out to protest, “Almighty God, help me die standing up, rather than lying low in humiliation.” A 26-year-old student also was killed.
According to sources and a friend of the deceased man, there has been enormous pressure by the regime on his family, to the extent that those who want to offer condolences have not been able to visit them.
“If the regime had given a permit for a peaceful demonstration, no one would need to get shot,” wrote Iranian blogger Potkin Azarmehr.
Former Iranian diplomat Mehrdad Khonsari told Fox News, “Call for reform of the system is non-existent. These people want regime change.”