The Senile Old Lady does the math, and notices that Thursday will mark 40 days since the murder and martyring of Neda.

It was those 40-day mourning periods that were the backbone of the 1979 revolution. They fed on themselves; more demonstrations meant more martyrs, and more public displays of grief. The Khameini/Ahmadinejad regime has done everything they can to try and short-circuit that cycle from starting again, but the fact that we even know Neda's name indicates how unsuccessful those efforts were.

It's still just a matter of time until the regime falls, but the clock will start ticking faster on Thursday.

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