I won't pretend to understand all the implications of what has been happening in Tehran this weekend, but I'm trying to learn more. Andrew Sullivan has been on top of things, and his blog is a good starting point. The real story has been through Twitter, which is one of the few international outlets that has remained open to those in Iran. I've been following this feed, from a Tehran student who has been updating often as often as possible. Here's a list of English-language Twitter feeds, for those of you who might be interested. As far as I know, all have been verified authentic. I'm also reading the media accounts for the breadth of their reporting, but these feeds from ordinary students in the midst of it all have been fascinating and heartbreaking.
(I don't want to get into a debate here, sorry. I'm just passing the links along for those of you who might also be interested.)