Until the Iranian people start getting guns & lots of ammo, they don’t have a chance. This will end the same way it ended in Hungary, China & Burma.
I am not sure.
It is possible that more of the Clerics could bolt and if that happened the military might change sides. (Military not the Militia who is loyal to Khomeini) That would change everything.
The foreign element in the Militia have contributed to the feeling of rebellion. Lebanese Hezbollah and other “Arab” speaking Mulslims.
I stated earlier about twitter contacts with some in Persia that although I sent a prayer to them in Farsi, they responded in Arabic. That tells me that at least 2 of those who responded to my message, were Arab not Persian.
This started out as a disputed election, but now I think the Persians feel so betrayed by the leadership, that now I think it is about freedom. That is probably good.