In fact, Iran has witnessed strikes and protests on a daily basis since December 2017. The first one took place in Mashhad, Iran’s second largest city by population, and the most religious. It is a city where Ayatollah Sayyid Ahmad Alamolhoda, “Supreme Leader” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s representative, and Ebrahim Raisi, President Hassan Rouhani’s rival in the last election, hold indisputable power.
Now thousands of Iranian citizens have once again held mass protests in the Grand Bazaar of Tehran and in other big cities such as Tabriz, Shiraz and Kermanshah.
The larger protests that sprouted in June are a spontaneous response to Iran’s grave economic crisis, rooted in regime corruption and mismanagement. The people are telling the regime, “Leave Syria, think of us,” “Nor Gaza, not Lebanon, my life is for Iran,” and “Death to Palestine.” more …
Opinion: The big difference between these protests and the massive 2009 protests is that the Ayatollahs no longer have Barack Obama in their corner:
“It is not productive, given the history of US-Iranian relations to be seen as meddling – the US president, meddling in Iranian elections,” Mr. Obama said.
Contrast that with Donald Trump’s comments in January:
“The people of Iran are finally acting against the brutal and corrupt Iranian regime. All of the money that President Obama so foolishly gave them went into terrorism and into their “pockets.” The people have little food, big inflation and no human rights. The U.S. is watching!”
Then there is the matter of clean water. The Gateway Pundit: The Iranian Regime is failing. The people of of Khouzestan province held several large demonstrations this week to protest the lack of water in the province. The running water in the province looks like mud:
June 28 – Khorramshahr, southwest #Iran
Voice explains the cities muddy water & asks are the city officials themselves willing to drink or shower with such muddy water.#IranProtests pic.twitter.com/IIr3zWC2L0
— P.M.O.I (@Mojahedineng) June 29, 2018
Suppose for a moment that the protests advance into mass riots leaving the Ayatollahs no choice but to instigate a proxy war with Israel to distract the people with a cause that unites both Sunni and Shia alike: death to Israel.
Then, suppose the thug-ocracy of the Ayatollahs eventually fails and an interim government decided to focus on rebuilding a collapsed Venezuela-style Iranian economy, and temporarily makes a deal with the west to end the aggression long enough for a peace treaty to be signed.
All eyes on Iran, there can be no peace deal (Daniel 9:27) without them.
(See Bible Prophecy 101 chapter 6 “Pre-Tribulation Wars here)