The information war is one war. But [the regime] is much more concerned about a real war. And the only people who are armed in this country, in Iran, are most of the ethnic minorities -- the Baluchis, the Kurds, the Arab populations. So if this protest movement spreads deeply into those areas, then you have a real significant threat against the regime. That is why you are seeing the regime try and say don't participate, this is a foreign-inspired coup, these people in the streets are rioters and terrorists who will be dealt with accordingly.

(Photo: Supporters of Iran's defeated presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi fight running battles with riot police during a demonstration on June 20, 2009 in Tehran, Iran. Getty.)

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