Additional Outcries of Russian Manipulations
There are an increasing number of reports that Russia is somehow involved in the crisis enveloping Iran; what side they are supposedly assisting it is not clear. There are reports of a planned protest at the Russian consulate in Toronto, though this is not confirmed as of yet.
Many Iranians believe that it is highly possible that Russia had a part in the events in Iran over the past few days. They point to the fact that it wouldn’t be the first time. They also point out that Russia has many interests in the Iranian region.
Any ordinary Westerner will tell you that they could see Russia having a part in the revolution currently taking place in Iran, but that could be the result of the belief Westerners have been raised to have of Russia, and most particularly the Kremlin.
In fact, one could go so far as to say that most Westerners with no direct knowledge of the events in Iran, but who are involved in their country’s government and intelligence systems would believe the Russians may very well have been involved. The mindset of the Cold War is not gone for many because it exists in such recent memory.
Perhaps in every crisis someone feels they must find an outside influence to blame, but what if this time there was no outside pressure? The chances that there is no outside pressure are slim at best. No, let’s face it, to think that not even one country is secretly assisting one side or the other in this Green Revolution is naiive at best, stupid at worst. Perhaps better guesses can be made in the future when the world sees who benefits most from the results of this Revolution.