After the disputed election in Iran, where, despite a huge increase in turnout, the election is said to have brought no change, I can not help noticing one very important thing:
People who win elections by the margin suggested by officials in Iran do not usually need to arrest their opponents.
It therefore looks pretty clear that the populist Ahmadi-Nejad has stolen the election.
The reaction in the clerical state is already violent and could become explosive.
Not good in a state that is already quite close to gaining a nuclear bomb.
It underlines the nature of the regime that Ahmadi-Nejad wants that he shows such contempt for democracy. It will now be a test of the far more pluralist Iranian society as to whether this crime is allowed to go unpunished.