“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Monday, October 19, 2009

Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the Jundallah, 'People of God'

"The Venezuela government manifests its most sincere words of condolence to the brave people of the Islamic Republic of Iran, to the relatives of the victims of this crime, which will not achieve to terrify or intimidate the Persian civilization," said a statement issued by the Venezuelan foreign ministry. (Xinhua)

Chavez also expressed his confidence in the Iranian authorities to identify and punish the mastermind of the attack, which he described as "despicable."

"Venezuela reaffirms the importance of the revolutionary brotherhood ties with the Islamic Republic and People of Iran ... in its historical struggle to reach its prosperity and peaceful development," Chavez said. -