Unlike their Arab neighbors, Iranians have recent experience with revolution. They will not risk life and limb unless they are sure that they are on the winning side. 1st Esfand was a step in the winning direction.
With growing resentment directed against Ali Khamenei by his own peers, how ironic would it be that the first political casualty of Iran's election dispute turned out to be the supreme leader and not Ahmadinejad?
The street gatherings that are taking place in the last days and nights before the Iranian election are reminiscent of the sorts of rallies and demonstrations that were eventually called the Revolution.