I'm an American who's never been to Iran and of course the media coverage we Americans receive about your part of the world is filtered and often incomplete. I've followed the news sources from around the world via the internet but I'm still left with more questions than answers. As best I can ascertain, the progressive majority (that supposedly lost the election) is largely comprised of young people and the highly educated. People who believe it is possible to move forward while retaining Iran's proud history and traditions. Am I incorrect to think that perhaps the Supreme Leader saw the progressive movement in this election as a threat to his continued influence? I've been wondering about this dynamic for days.