The Western press is in a frenzy for Obama to do somethinig about Iran. The current elections have been used to create a new excuse for adventures and intervention a la the Bush team of cowboy Neocons. Whether one believes there has been fraud or not we should consider the use of the media to create disinformation. We should recall the CIA directed media creation of "popular mass movements" against Allende that created the backdrop for his murder, or in Granada, lately in Venezuela. One should ask, "What am I supporting?" Certainly there was fraud in Florida and Ohio that led to the election of Bush in 2000, but did the media whip Americans into action to overthrow the illegitimate regime that followed, engaged in two wars and presided over the greatest loss of value and credit crisis in American history since the Great Depression?
The essence of the current election in Iran is complex; both in the relation of the rural areas to the urban, as well as in the variety of interest groups from divisions in the religious leadership in the cities and the rural areas to the political groups in the cities as well as other both national and international economic interests. The media has created a black and white image of conservative and progressive, and the scenes of mass supporters of one of the "progressive" candidates has emphasized a simple distinction that is false.
What is dangerous at present is the emotional response being pressed to do something based on this simple but flawed presentation. An incident can easily be created giving the USA or Israel the opportunity to intervene. The results of which cannot be assessed and would only add to the instability in the region. If Americans had to wait through 8 years of the Bush lawlessness and as a people abide by the apparent results of the election to get Obama, then the Iranian people might consider a similar course.