Unrest in Iran and update on Iran/Iraq situation
Over the last few days there have been reports of Iran venturing into Iraq, but the story was not really picked up by the media. One can guess that this is due to a lack a hard proof. As I went out looking for an update today to the situation, to see if there was any other information available, I found out that there is a great amount of unrest in recent days due to Iranian fuel rationing.
It seems that Iranian leadership didn’t give its citizens a lot of warning for the fuel rationing:
“Iranians were given only two hours’ notice of the move that limits private drivers to 100 litres of fuel a month.”
That’s roughly 26 gallons folks. As a result, people started to protest. Cars were burned and gas stations were set on fire. People even turned their aggression a supermarket and a financial institution. There is a lot of good coverage of this story on the web, if you are interested:
The most interesting comment I found regarding the unrest and response to the rationing was this:
“Some MPs denied that the rioting on Tuesday and Wednesday had anything to do with the government’s rationing measures. “The attacks on the petrol pumps were organized well in advance by ‘agents provocateurs’ working for the US government, who incited some deranged individuals to set petrol stations alight,” Morteza Tamaddon told journalists.”
What is your first reaction to this comment? At first, it seems silly but at this point, it would not surprise me if something like this were to happen (quite frankly, not that it would be a bad thing either)
“Unofficial and unconfirmed are 4, that’s right, 4 different incursions or invasions into another country in the ME.”
One has to wonder is the gas rationing is due to the Iranian government expecting some type of military action with the U.S.