What explains the diametrically opposed stances of the imperialist powers and corporate media: promoting regime change in Iran while endeavoring to preserve the fundamentals of the regimes, with or without modification, in Egypt and Tunisia? In part, the increasingly anachronistic legacy of the policy and ideology about Israel developed in the wake of the Six-Day War in the Cold War era. But there is a deeper capitalist reason, too. Look at Iran (even after the subsidy reform), Egypt, and Tunisia from the market fundamentalist point of view. — Ed.
Compare Iran to Egypt and Tunisia