Archive for February, 2011:
The strike at the Abadan refinery in 1978 was instrumental in bringing down the Shah.
If the current strike at the refinery continues unabated, it could lead to serious cracks in the economic foundations of the Islamic Republic.
In the long run, if the status quo in Iran continues, and Mubarak falls, Tehran will clearly emerge as the winner. At the very least, it can look forward to a new embassy in Cairo.
Although Israel as a whole will stand to lose much, certain parties in Israel, such as Yisrael Beitenu can lookforward to a major political windfall under such a scenario.
Politics does indeed make strange bedfellows.