BBC NEWS reported At least 12 petrol stations have been torched in the Iranian capital, Tehran, after the government announced fuel rationing for private vehicles.
That makes a lot of sense. Not!!! You don't like fuel rationing, so burn down a gasoline station.Windows were smashed and stones thrown at the stations, and there was traffic chaos as motorists queued to buy fuel.
Did anyone say that fuel rationing is unIslamic?Iranians were given only two hours' notice of the move that limits private drivers to 100 litres of fuel a month. Despite its huge energy reserves, Iran lacks refining capacity and it imports about 40% of its petrol.
Maybe they need nuclear powered cars.The country has a large budget deficit largely caused by fuel subsidies and the inflation rate is estimated at 20-30%.
Unrest is good. It will prompt even harsher actions by the government, which will foster even more unrest. Maybe they will topple to government from within.The BBC's Tehran correspondent, Frances Harrison, says Iran is trying to rein in fuel consumption over fears of possible UN sanctions over its nuclear programme. Iran fears the West could impose sanctions on its petrol imports and cripple its economy.