The one hope outside of Israel stopping the ayatollahs is the people of Iran themselves.

They made a half-hearted attempt with the Green Revolution in 2009, but unlike their brothers in revolution throughout the Middle East and Africa, they did not have the courage to see it through and do whatever it took to overthrow their government.

Maybe they will look within themselves and unleash that pride and passion on their own despotic government rather than allow it to set the entire Middle East aflame in nuclear fires. It would be a brutal and bloody civil war, but only then can the Iranian people deliver themselves (without Western or Israeli aid) from the evil their fathers inadvertently delivered their sons and daughters into when they replaced a terrible and corrupt shah with a more corrupt, hypocritical and unjust theocracy.