New Years Iranian Revolution : In Solidarity
In solidarity with the people of Iran, I felt it was necessary to post recent updates and video of the revolution. This is becoming another peak in the violence and may be the pivotal moment that ends the regime: A New Years Revolution. The greens are seeing an expansion in the coalition necessary to retake power. As in the 1979 revolution, once a synthesis between factions materialized the regime became doomed. A flash point just occurred when opposition leader Moussavi gained worldwide sympathy when his nephew Ali was killed. The loss of legitimacy is linked with the common person whom dissents when utterly disillusioned by brutal tactics and government of the Mullahs.
A breaking report suggests that Iranian officials are planning an escape from the country. It suggests that the Iranian leadership is considering an end-game scenario should they lose power.
Iran Global website has exposed a document that discloses information on Khamenei and various authorities of the regime’s possible escape to Russia. planet-iran.com
The revealed document apparently contains this excerpt:
With respect, we would like to inform you of the inspection, check up and preparation of the aircraft, destination Russia, for the purpose of transporting the Supreme Leader, his esteemed family and various officials of the Revolutionary Guards.
Instability is obvious across Iran. In a post by rawstory, shocking video is revealed from the city of Sirjan. Two men are being hanged by the regime and protesters storm the guards and recapture the bodies. Gunfire can be heard in the background and a severely wounded man attempts to find help. According to Reuters, in an attempt to rescue these two “Bank Robbers”, 25 people were injured. Many Iranians have received “show” trials which are a convenient method for the regime to dispose of troublemakers.
In the next video, police with barricades on their vehicles run over protesters without pause. For a person to commit such a horrific act, they must be indoctrinated to the deepest regions of the mind. This video demonstrates the danger of impaired thinking by people in positions of authority. To be fair, I suppose if they had been pulled from the cars they would have been killed.
In this next video the translation reads:
” Please dont beat him”
“Please dont beat them” (the ladiy is saying)
“Don’t beat them….he is Basiji…don’t beat them”
“Why are you beating people….Why”
“Please say Khamenei is a Dictatore” (The guy asking the Bsiji)
“All you can do is kill your people, is it?”
the Basiji says “Please forgive me”
” We let you free if you say Khamenei is a Bastard”
Less Than Lethal
Human Rights Activists have been highly critical of the Iranian ‘less than lethal’ effort to quell protests. Excessive non-lethal weapon use will grievously injure or kill. The indiscriminate use against peaceful protesters only serve to undermine the populations perceptions of a corrupt regime.
After a protest on the Kalej bridge on the day of Ashoura, December 27, 2009, this man was shot by an anti-riot police’s pellet gun. According to Human Rights Activists in Iran, after the the protest, several people from Tehran were hit by pellets at the Kalej bridge crossroad. In the incident, several were injured and at least one person was fatally wounded.
The following video is a thoughtful and interesting analysis of the situation in Iran by PBS. One commentator on an opposition website said this was an, “accurate picture of current events and remaining possible options for the Iranian government”.
The picture below is deceitful; this mass is a government organized group of supported whom called for the death of Mir-Hossein Mousavi. Thousands of Iranian government supporters at a central Tehran rally called for the death of opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi and the hanging of anti-government protesters, state television reported.
Iran leaders have long been masters of conjuring huge crowds for political demonstrations. Amid an ongoing crackdown on opposition supporters and dissidents, Iranian authorities encouraged employees of government offices and state-owned businesses to attend the 3 p.m. rally. Public schools were told to dispatch pupils to the event. The manager of the Tehran Cement Factory flatly ordered staff to attend, according to one employee. Authorities established free shuttle buses and waived subway entrance fees to draw crowds. LA Times
While main stream press outfits are banned, reports are streaming into opposition websites that people are forcefully compelled to attend this rally. For instance, if a person is reported at home during this rally, police would conduct an invasive search of the property - breaking and stealing all the way.
Activist Heshmat Tabarzadi wrote an article in the Wall Street Journal on December 17th. This biting article stated, “If the government continues to opt for violence, there very well may be another revolution in Iran. One side has to step down. And that side is the government—not the people.” The response came when Iranian officials knocked on Heshmats door and
asked to see their warrant, they barged into his home with force. According to a prominent activist who spoke with Mr. Tebarzadi’s family, the agents seized his papers, articles, books and computer, arresting him in front of his wife and son. Multiple calls to his home went unanswered, and no one knows where Mr. Tabarzadi is being held.
It is disheartening to see the publicity campaign the regime is mounting. Modern revolution is likely to be characterized by a war of misinformation. Is it effective and do people believe this effort? Some surely will, but most are not persuaded by these tactics.The guise is becoming increasingly futile. The opposition has sought to inform people of the ruse with great success.
While most hope this regime self destructs, if a despotism of liberty is installed in its place a reign of terror may follow. The French revolution saw 40,000 killed after the Louis XVI. It is a dangerous time when people taste the corruptible nectar of power. I am optimistic that a Republic will rise that will show the extent of Iran’s liberalism.This is garnered from the character of the protests and composition of the message – not to mention Iran has the prerequisites for a strong democracy.
The Iranian people should be supported and allowed to throw off the ideological non sense of the supreme leader and the illusion of an Islamic Republic.