The Iranian government gave me a very rare journalist visa, along with permission to drive unescorted across the country on a government-approved route from Mashhad in the east to Tabriz in the west, and back to Tehran. I interviewed people at random along the way, and as far as I could tell I was not tailed....
... To me, Iran feels like other authoritarian countries I covered before they toppled. My guess is that the demise of the system is a matter of time — unless there’s a war between Iran and the West, perhaps ignited by Israeli strikes on Iranian nuclear sites. That, I sense, would provoke a nationalist backlash and rescue the ayatollahs.WHAT A LOAD OF SHIT FROM A PIECE OF LIBERAL, TYRANNY APPEASING CRAP.
IRAN KNEW THIS ABOUT KRISTOF. THAT'S WHY IRAN GAVE HIM THE VISA IN THE FIRST PLACE.
JUST ANOTHER USEFUL IDIOT.