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Iran's protesters reflect the Middle East's abiding anger against injustice; The movement is a bottom-up rebellion against the corrupt elites who rule in places such as Iran, Iraq and Lebanon.

Jan 15, 2020 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

When Maj. Gen. Qasem Soleimani was killed nearly two weeks ago, his death might have drawn the curtain on the Iranian revolution that he symbolized.

The Iranian regime is far from finished but, from here on, it will maintain power through thugs and autocrats who lack Soleimani's revolutionary appeal. Maybe that's what the Iranian streets are telling us: The masses marched in mourning for Soleimani but, within days, the people were denouncing a regime that shot down a plane carrying dozens...