The world wakes up to Iran?
If I don't write all that often on Iran, it's certainly not due to a lack of concern about what's happening there. Au contraire; I believe Iran is of extreme importance and danger to the world. It's just that we all have our specialties, and others are covering Iran far better than I.
Recently the situation there has been escalating, both in pronouncements (see this and this, as well as this), and now, of course, in action: Iran's bold and brazen breaking of the nuclear seals.
I wrote back here that I hoped Europe was at least beginning to awaken to the danger. And now someone who knows far more about Iran than I, Dr. Zin of the blog Regime Change Iran, seems to share that opinion.
If you haven't ever seen his blog, now might be an excellent time to take a look. Recently Dr. Zin wrote: "As the world awakens, [there are] signs the regime may be fracturing as it prepares for a confrontation--Iran breaks the seals and the world wakes up.""
Would that it were true--the "world waking up" part, that is.
Unfortunately, I'm afraid that if it is waking, it's waking to a nightmare that has been allowed to build for way too long, and one with no easy solution. One thing of which I'm relatively certain: mere words of condemnation are not going to cut it with Iran. This is a moment when a plan and true international cooperation--with teeth--is needed.
Follow Dr. Zin's links and see if you thing such cooperation is likely.
In closing, I'll take some liberties with the final lines of Yeats's wonderful poem "The Second Coming", and alter it a bit:
...vexed to nightmare by a rocking cradle,
And what rough beast, its hour come round at last,
Slouches towards Tehran to be born?
[ADDENDUM: Austin Bay discusses what's to be done about Iran, with links.]