As I observed
on Sunday, the Iranian uprising is changing in character. After months in which the theocracy has responded with beatings, torture, rape, and murder to every expression of popular discontent, mass anger is boiling over; the people are returning violence for violence. In this video
, filmed during the Ashura demonstrations on Sunday, a vast crowd turns on a unit of police and overwhelms them. It is not pretty. But remember what the Iranian people have suffered at the hands of this regime and its enforcers, not just since this year's stolen election, but since the mullahs seized power in 1979.
The theocracy has a special jet plane on standby to fly Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his family out of Iran if the situation "spirals out of control". On Sunday the regime ordered that this plane be given a full check-up
to ensure its performance if needed.
The bearded thugs who have been grinding the Iranian people into the mud for thirty years can watch YouTube as well as anyone else can. I think it's dawning on them that the end of their rule is near.