Monday, June 22, 2009
# Posted 7:50 PM by Ariel David Adesnik
Fareed Zakaria: One of the first things that strikes me is we are watching the fall of Islamic theocracy.Was it a fatal wound, or simply one visible to the outside world? One could argue as well that the regime died from tens of millions of pinpricks, as the people of Iran lost faith in the regime over the past three decades. In some respects, what happened last week was only possible because Khomeini's ideology was already dying.
On a related note, Zakaria may have meant to say that Shi'ite theocracy, not Islamic theocracy, is breathing its last. In the Sunni world, from Gaza to Islamabad, religious extremists are gaining ground.
Anyhow, I think Zakaria is very right to say that the Iranian regime may survive for a very long time.
Cross-posted at Conventional Folly (2) opinions -- Add your opinion
does the frikkin guy ever cover anything about america? why does he even have a job at cnn? his show is the lamest i've ever seen, and im a hardcore cnn fan. this guy sucks, and i just want someone to put him in his place one day.
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