I often wondered if Scientology had the power to arrest and torture me, would I still be a critic? Actually, I don't think so. I'm not that brave. But these Iranians are amazing. I hope they succeed in freeing their country.
I read that the revolution that put Khomeni in power took a year. So this is not over yet. Most Iranians are young and educated, and they are learning from other successful protests how best to go foward. I wish them all the best.