Today, in Iran, Mir Hussain Mousavi, one of the leaders of the Green revolution, has retreated, according to Debkafile.
He has said he believes the physicist Ali-Mohammadi, who was murdered by a bomb last week, was a victim of Iran's foreign enemies and not of the Iranian state.
Is Mr Mousavi under pressure to support the state he originally helped to create? His wife's brother is in prison and probably undergoing torture.
If the Green revolution is to survive, it must create its own leaders. But for now it is best for the old guard to get what's coming to it.