After fishing in a rushing stream of Tweets, I watched YouTube clips showing a police station burning, a group of Basij militia cornered but not hurt, a police van overturned. Chants included, "Khamenei is a murderer. His reign is over."
Considering the long held belief of Ayatollah Khamenei that the Shah's regime fell because it succumbed to the opposition, this Iranian regime will not seek compromise until it is too late; it may be too late already.
My cousin in Iran called my uncle often in the early days of mass protests and police crackdowns. Those moments full of hushed tones and furrowed brows would snap us back to the reality of the situation.