Thursday, August 16, 2007

Iran Gas Rationing

Just a thought on recent gas rationing in Iran. As Ahmedinijad consolidates power by placing compatriots and fellow IRGC members in power, stacking the election certification board and generally destroying any progress of the reformists in the last decade, it strikes me that gas rationing that was not necessary before has one of two purposes:

1) Reserves for the military pending an expected attack


2) A way to limit the movement of people around the country, to limit the movement of dissidents or for groups to gather and, of course, limit the common citizens' ability to oppose whatever action he is about to take.

Not everything, I suppose, is about economics.