Skip to comments.Iranian Alert -- June 3, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"
Posted on 06/02/2004 9:00:28 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
The US media almost entirely ignores news regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran. As Tony Snow of the Fox News Network has put it, this is probably the most under-reported news story of the year. Most Americans are unaware that the Islamic Republic of Iran is NOT supported by the masses of Iranians today. Modern Iranians are among the most pro-American in the Middle East.
There is a popular revolt against the Iranian regime brewing in Iran today. I began these daily threads June 10th 2003. On that date Iranians once again began taking to the streets to express their desire for a regime change. Today in Iran, most want to replace the regime with a secular democracy.
The regime is working hard to keep the news about the protest movement in Iran from being reported. Unfortunately, the regime has successfully prohibited western news reporters from covering the demonstrations. The voices of discontent within Iran are sometime murdered, more often imprisoned. Still the people continue to take to the streets to demonstrate against the regime.
In support of this revolt, Iranians in America have been broadcasting news stories by satellite into Iran. This 21st century news link has greatly encouraged these protests. The regime has been attempting to jam the signals, and locate the satellite dishes. Still the people violate the law and listen to these broadcasts. Iranians also use the Internet and the regime attempts to block their access to news against the regime. In spite of this, many Iranians inside of Iran read these posts daily to keep informed of the events in their own country.
This daily thread contains nearly all of the English news reports on Iran. It is thorough. If you follow this thread you will witness, I believe, the transformation of a nation. This daily thread provides a central place where those interested in the events in Iran can find the best news and commentary. The news stories and commentary will from time to time include material from the regime itself. But if you read the post you will discover for yourself, the real story of what is occurring in Iran and its effects on the war on terror.
I am not of Iranian heritage. I am an American committed to supporting the efforts of those in Iran seeking to replace their government with a secular democracy. I am in contact with leaders of the Iranian community here in the United States and in Iran itself.
If you read the daily posts you will gain a better understanding of the US war on terrorism, the Middle East and why we need to support a change of regime in Iran. Feel free to ask your questions and post news stories you discover in the weeks to come.
If all goes well Iran will be free soon and I am convinced become a major ally in the war on terrorism. The regime will fall. Iran will be free. It is just a matter of time.
"an Iranian intelligence unit has established a center called The Brigades of the Shahids of the Global Islamic Awakening to replace the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' Department of Liberation and Revolutionary Movements,"
Well I guess the new name is a little shorter than the old one, but it's still way too long. : )
Iranians unlike most Arabs have a strong prejudice against the veil. It's extremely rare to find an Iranian wearing the veil outside of Iran.
Sporadic clashes erupt in center Tehran on Khomeini's Death Anniversary
SMCCDI (Information Service)
Jun 3, 2004
Sporadic clashes have been reported as taking place, at this time (23:30 IR Local time), in the Amir-Abad and Keshavarz areas located in the center of Tehran and near the university.
Islamic regime forces and plainclothes vigilantes backed by fresh foreign mercenaries sent from Lebanon and Sudan are attacking the crowd which seems to have gathered on the night of Khomeini's Death anniversary in order to celebrate. Roadblocks are reported to be place in order to close the perimeters
Already most Iranians were seen, today, publicly congratulating each other at the occasion of the death of the founder of the Islamic regime. Many were joking and laughing while wishing Khomeini to "bun in hell is it exists! Of course, the regime, as planned like each year, had organized, since yesterday evening, official mourning ceremonies serving tea, pastry and food to professional demonstrators and foreign Islamists.
It's to note that Ayatollah Khomeini died on 15 Khordad 1368 (June 4, 1989), leaving a legacy of destruction and sorrow behind him. Many Iranians know him as the messenger of Satan rather than the God he claimed to represent.
Khomeini promised heaven and justice but transformed Iran to a minefield of slaughter and butchery from each of its four corners. Mothers and fathers having lost a precious child or wives losing a beloved husband, cried out to the heavens as their loved ones were slain at the walls of executions. He promised the closing of jails but transformed Iran into a colossal prison in which no thought other than those of the Ayatollah are allowed. He praised the status of women and pledged leading roles for them in an Islamic society but transformed them into black shrouded subjects without any meaningful rights. He promised a better economy but transformed one of the most prosperous economies of the late 70's into a total bankruptcy.
Many other promises that the Ayatollah made turned out to be false promises done in order to lure his naive supporters to commit the biggest mass suicide of the century.
Maybe the best commentary about him ever made by western media was written by the London Times, January 1, 2000, which stated:
" Khomeini's rule was, in all significant respects, a disaster.'
'For Iran it was comparable to the Mongolian
invasion of the 13th century.
'For neighboring Islamic nations his effect was to
frighten moderate leadership and to paralyze reform.'
'For the rest of the world he bears, in addition, a
disastrous responsibility for inspiring and
sanctioning state terrorism.'
'All three legacies will be hard to erase. "
Ayatollah Khomeini will have his place in the dark records of the Iranian contemporary history as a man full of hate and ignorance who chose the gradual destruction of a country for fulfilling his thirst of revenge and egocentrism. The Islamic regime rulers might continue to praise his legacy of doom, devastation and desolation, but the people of Iran have issued their historical verdict about him by creating a milieu in which the regime is forced to watch over his tomb just to prevent its destruction and defilement. And as Akbar Ganji, one of its first followers, said once in an interview with a German newspaper, " Khomeini will finish in a museum."
A museum of horror or the dustbin of history: such a choice will be the final sentence of the Iranian people in the near future.