Protests abound in many of the worlds capitols with regard to the squashing of basic rights of humankind in Iran. The question that comes foremost in my mind is weather Iranian nationals around the word will conscript a fighting force and retake their homeland in the name of Freedom and Democracy? Let's not kid ourselves here. The hardliners are not going to back off without a fight--to the death if need be. Nonviolent protest are fine-so long as your adversary has a civilized conscience. If your adversary is maniacal and tyrannical you can peacefully engage in civil disobedience as your throat is being slit. In the very least I believe covert arm shipments into Iran to arm a counter revolutionary army would at least give this new movement a fighting chance.