Soumaya Ghannoushi, Author | February 13, 2009
When the Iranian Revolution exploded 30 years ago the world entered a state of shock. ++ Was it really that unpredictable? ++ Behind the superficial tranquility, popular discontent deriving from corruption and despotism of the Shah regime was prominent. ++ Yet, blinded by its self interest, the West failed to see it coming. ++ There is a terrifying parallel between pre-revolutionary Iran and the current situation in the Middle East: "a deadly recipe for explosion." ++ West, open your eyes to avoid a repetition of history.