So there are legal means to reverse the situation.
But this would be a massive upheaval and a great defeat for the president and the Supreme Leader – so it's very unlikely.
This said, I can't see the demonstrations dying down. They are more likely to gain momentum and spread as people are angered by the clampdown.
The Supreme Leader is above the law and he may decree a compromise. He may argue that Islam or the country is under threat." BBC
Ha'aretz says that Ross is no longer going to be working at State. He will go over to the White House. Good, he can be watched more closely there. The FBI is still smarting over their defeats in the AIPAC espionage and Larry Franklin cases. They can keep track of Ross, his Israeli friends and whatever it is that passes across his desk. In case you have not heard, Franklin's sentence was reduced to next to nothing by the same federal judge who ruled that the AIPAC men were not Israeli spies because for that to be true the government would have to prove that they knew that giving away American classified documents would be damaging to the US. Hmm! Does that apply to people who spy for some country other than Israel? Like China, maybe?
The Iranian election? I have no idea if the election was rigged. I lack the data to know that. There are various ways to rig elections. One way is to buy votes more or less openly in Lebanon. The price of oil has been going back up, so I suppose more Saudi money was available for that task. Yup. The best government that money could buy… Will the Iranian masses stand up to the IRGC, the Basiij, police, etc.? Who knows at this point? Now we will learn if they will be all they can be.
I stand by my opinion that with or without Ross, Israeli agitprop and information operations in America are so successful in creating their own image of Iran that war has become a virtual certainty once the process of indoctrinating Americans is complete. pl