January 23, 2012 | Quote
Regime Change: How Fear of Iran Nukes, and Campaign Politics, Revived the Call
Taking a cue from the Arab Spring and the toppling of Arab tyrants by popular movements, some regional experts say an Iranian population infuriated by increasingly dire economic conditions could do the same. A “tsunami of sanctions” could be implemented “in a way that gives rise to the sort of popular economic discontent that led to the uprisings in the Arab world a year ago,” write two specialists with Washington’s Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Reuel Marc Gerecht and Mark Dubowitz, in a recent Bloomberg opinion piece.
“Through sanctions,” they add, “a democratic counterrevolution in Persia might be born.”