Iran. Arguably the start of it all. If Reza Shah hadnt been a tit and allowed the revolution which gave the world the Wonder that was Khomeini, would Russia have invaded Afghanistan and set off the chain of events we know and love today? Dunno. History will tell. But it can be argued that the Iranian demos in 1999 sparked the popular unrest in Tunisia, Egypt and all through the Arab world. And despite the best efforts today of riot cops and Basij (spookily reminiscent of Savak) thousands of protestors out in the streets today and tonight. The US State Dept is all over social media posting in Farsi - given their wonderful track record of intervention in that part of the world, that will get interesting. Kaleme is up and down, but currently posting pics of the demos and theres Youtube clips coming out. If Iran does kick off this time, it has to go the way of a secular democracy? Which could be good news all ends and sides. From my lips to Gods ear, but given the history of that part of the world, I aint holding my breath.