Here are two kinds of political demonstrations.
First, the Iranian Republican Guards Corps test-firing a
ballistic missile with a range sufficient to hit Israel, Moscow, parts of Europe and US military targets
as a way to break the ice for an upcoming meeting in Geneva on Thursday with
U.N. Security council members to discuss its nuclear program.
A couple of days ago, as
reported in the "New York Times,"
Mahmoud Ahmadenijad proclaimed to the UN that the Iranian "people
entrusted me once more with a large majority" in a ballot he described as
"glorious and fully democratic." Wordlessly and
far more elequently earlier this month the great Iranian filmmaker Jafar
Panahi challenged that claim when he and the other members of the jury for the Montreal Film
Festival took the stage wearing green scarves -
green being the color of those opposing, Ahmadenijad's