Wow. Our experiment is off to a great start—let's see if we can finish it off sooner than expected.
Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, addressing a group of lawmakers Wednesday:
[N]either the system nor the people will submit to bullying.
At first I thought it was incredibly brazen and ironic to say something like this, but then I realized something much more repugnant: Khamenei actually believes beating and murdering protesters is a just response to their (Western-orchestrated) dissent. This is the danger of madness ascending to power.