Iran, the revolution begins?NY Times: "TEHRAN - Police officers used sticks and tear gas to force back thousands of demonstrators gathering in the capital on Saturday, a day after Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said there would be 'bloodshed' if street protests continued over the disputed presidential election."
CNN: "The regime's founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, laid out his special interpretation of political Islam in a series of lectures in 1970. In this interpretation of Shia Islam, Islamic jurists had divinely ordained powers to rule as guardians of the society, supreme arbiters not only on matters of morality but politics as well. When Khomeini established the Islamic Republic of Iran, this idea was at its heart. Last week, that ideology suffered a fatal wound."
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