Revolutions tend to be processes rather than singular events. What has happened in Iran is no different. The process of recent public demonstrations, though a surprise to many in its beginning, should be no surprise as it continues in various forms that not unreasonably could be characterized as a "revolution." Nonetheless, revolution is a war -- sometimes lengthy and with many casualties. In other instances, lamentably fewer, the process can be relatively brief and bloodless. So far Iran has shown itself more prone to the former than the latter and that does not bode well for peaceful change.
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