Don't underestimate Iran.
It is a common mistake Europeans and Americans make, assuming that only America and Europe are important. Quite in contrast Iran is the single most important individual country in the world.
I am not exaggerating.
All of world history can easily be described as the rest of the world trying to keep up, cope, or find favour with Iran. Iran's geographical location, religious importance to several faiths, its ancient history, its size, its relationship with other powers make Iran the most important country in the world.
It was the Iranian empire that brought us the concepf of human rights, the first attempt to abolish slavery, the first successful introduction of monotheism, even the creation of Hinduism was sparked by Iranians.
Hitler's Nazi ideology was based on the assumption that Germans descended from Iranians and are hence the "master race". It's nonsense and contradicts how Iran itself has always defined its existence, but that's how it went. That's what "Iran" means: "Land of the Aryans". But Iranian military power, culture, and history have nothing to do with race but with the rejection of racism. (Iran was also the first country to do away with the idea of different ethnicity making a difference in citizenship privileges.)
The big Christian empires of Spain and Portugal in the 1500s and later only existed because Islam, fired by Iranian culture and military science, moved the Christian world westwards.
I can think of only four superpowers that existed independently of Iranian influence. Those were Japan, China, the British Empire and the USA. (Although Britain might have fallen to the Nazis in World War II if it hadn't been for the Shah's help.)
China never did much outside China.
And it was the USA who failed to rescue Iran from falling into the hand of the Khomeini worshippers.
Since the world has failed to stop Hizbullah and other Khomeini terrorists, it will be up to the Iranians to do our job for us. But western media and the Obama administration still don't dare speak up against the religious fundamentalists who still control Iran and try to take over the entire middle east.
If the protesters succeed and this current situation ends in a revolution, the shockwaves will be felt all over the world.
Syria and Sudan will have lost their big brother. Lebanon will be free from Hizbullah, who without Iran's "spiritual guidance" (money) cannot survive. Israel will be free from the threat of Hizbullah and Hamas (who are also "spritually guided" by the current Iranian regime). The Arab countries won't have to worry about Iranian terrorism any more. And the west can go back to ignoring the middle east until another dictator rises, hopefully not in Iran.
Worldwide terror supporters know of Iran's importance. That's why Venezuela's thug-in-chief and that noted nutter from North-Korea wasted no time congratulating Ahmedinejad on his "election" victory.
It is the west, Europe, North-America, Australia, and New-Zealand, who have to understand that this is it.
This is not one of those middle-eastern countries with its many revolutions and who cares who runs it this week.
This is one of the world's great empires rising and falling and the single most important country in world history.
What Iran has given to the world can never be repayed. But we now have a chance to show that at least we know what we have lost in 1979 and what we can regain if the opposition wins.
I hope Obama will realise this soon. At the moment it looks like he is trying to ignore history that happens outside his influence.
The UK are too weak to do anything ever since Tony Blair is gone. Australia is very passive. Italy is too weak.
Maybe Russia will do something.
Please, somebody, help Iran!
I will try to find out how to give money to those Iranian students whose property was damaged by the friendly fundamentalist neighbourhood police.