Iran Government Prepares to Expel Foreign Dignitaries

The latest coming out of Iran, while unconfirmed like everything else, leaves an ashen taste in the mouth. It appears that the government is gearing up to expel all foreign dignitaries in the country. I don't think I have to elaborate on what that means.

Over the past few days it is rumored that embassies have been providing medical aid to wounded protesters. It stands to reason that the government does not only not appreciate this, but is getting ready to isolate itself even further. In most cases of historical reference, foreign officials from embassies were only told to get out before hostilities broke out. As in war. Now, I don't think that's necessarily what is going to happen, but I do think that Khamenei has gotten it into his head that this is all being orchestrated by western powers and not by the mass discontent of his people. More than likely once everyone is out, the regime will crack down even harder. It is going to be interesting to see the reaction from the international community to this step. Already Italy is threatening to remove Iran from the G8.

As violent action is taken against the citizens of Iran the rest of the world watches, hold its breath, wandering what will happen next.