Originally Posted by Donger
But you acknowledge that Tunisia protest (with Egypt following) started with the self-immolation of the dude, right? If so, what evidence do you have that he was motivated in the slightest by what happen in Iran?
I would say the boots on the ground protest started with that event, yes. But the guy who sacrificed himself did so in the face of the intense everyday frustration that everybody had felt in Tunisia.
The opening kickoff was going to come with or without the whistle, is what I'm saying. It just so happens that event was an amazing spark for the movement to ground itself in.