Esther, an American blogging from Tehran, has recently started posting at the Mideast Youth website. She has an account there of the Iranian regime’s efforts to whip up enthusiasm for Hezbollah’s “victory” in Lebanon:
9 PM Monday night: Iranian tv calls for Iranians to go to the streets to celebrate Hezbollah’s victory. The call and response of Allah Akbar (God is great) begin. There are about 50 people out in our neighborhood. A few people light fireworks, by 9:15 our neighborhood is silent except for sporadic victory honking throughout the evening.
8 AM Tuesday morning: We wake up to highways lined with banners of Nasrallah. Thousands of banners. Tehran is really quiet. Really quiet.