It was pure reactionaryism to the very concept of democracy undermining the iron grip of the Ayatollah and the Guardian Council.
Egypt had the Tahrir Square protests - these were popular protests against the E.Muslim Brottherhood usurping the Constitution and imposing a creeping
fundamentalism on the Egyptian people who are the most secular of all Arab countries.
I do agree with you on Russia, except again that wasn't the secret police run wild like in Iran.
I don't go in for statements like "pure evil" there is plenty of that , but most regimes are some of each.
The danger with Iran is "is it a rational actor" or not? Does it operate with rational understanding of MAD, if it got nukes -
or as I've posted a few times, is the theocracy hell bent on bringing the end of times to fufill the Hadith?
That's what makes this so ( possibly) dangerous - that and the fact Iranian hegemony is run wild,and Obama refuses to see it.
If Obama would agree to a Congressional vote on the new negotiations (which he is not)
do you think Congress wouldn't be in such an uproar?
This is a MAJOR arms control agreement and should be treated as such