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Iranian Alert -- August 28, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"
Americans for Regime Change in Iran ^ | 8.28.2004 | DoctorZin

Posted on 08/27/2004 9:31:40 PM PDT by DoctorZIn

The US media still largely 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.” As a result, most American’s 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. In fact they were one of the first countries to have spontaneous candlelight vigils after the 911 tragedy (see photo).

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.


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Rafsanjani led Tehran Friday Prayers
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Tehran, Aug 27 - Interim Tehran Friday prayer leader Hojatoleslam Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani encouraged the "occupiers of Iraq and White House politicians" to think deeply and "take lessons from Najaf incidents."

Addressing thousands of worshipers at Tehran University's central campus, the head of Iran's Expediency Council added, "the main point is that an occupier country fights for 3 weeks quite resolutely against a group of defenseless, but selfless muslims who merely relied on their strong will, killing many, and destroying greatly, without achieving any tangible results."

Rafsanjani added, "the Americans need to hesitate a bit and contemplate on the point why they could not defeat the people who absolutely relied on no power's support."

He considered the armed struggle of the "Mujahids" and combatants against the aggressor occupier forces, and the massive welcome of the Iraq nation to Ayatollah Sistani's call for peaceful march toward Najaf, "two popular moves", arguing, "both the armed struggle and the peaceful and kind hearted political move of a cleric well acquainted with the people's problems are democratic and popular moves."

The former Iranian president stressed, "the US forces, relying on their most advanced military equipment, failed to intimidate the resistance fighters in Najaf, since if they had managed to do so, the fight would have halted a lot earlier, but we all know that did not happen."

Evaluating the beginning of the Najaf crisis as "quite amazing", Rafsanjani assured all, "it goes without saying that the initial stages of Najaf incidence were based on a comprehensive, premeditated planning and the occupiers were fully ready for suppressing the resistance forces, and that was not restricted to Najaf, either."

He emphasized, "the occupier Americans wished to harness all their opponents through intimidation and threat, and sent that message by launching a wild massacre of the Iraqi nation in Najaf and other Iraqi cities, but they gained the opposite feedback."

The interim friday prayer leader said, "the return of a 73-year-old source of jurisprudence after a sensitive heart surgery to a crisis stricken country, without any body guards and going the distance from border to Najaf along with the people, was truly a political maneuver that the White House advisors need to study deeply."

Rafsanjani compared that move with the late Imam's departure from Paris, on his own free will, and his arrival in Tehran, despite the ousted Shah's fiddle supporters' will, which "broke the backbone of the former Iranian regime."

He said, "the Americans have still not thoroughly understood the realities within the Islamic world and I expect the White House to consider my remarks as a warning, heed the sheer and prevailing realities, and stop creating so much trouble for the nations around the globe."

Rafsanjani quoted "some US dailies and magazine" as evaluating the Najaf attack"the most stupid move made by the white house in contemporary history."

He reiterated, "Mr. Bush has personally admitted to making mistakes in Iraq, particularly in evaluating the general situation there." Rafsanjani emphasized, "what kind of a global man agement are you putting on display? The power that claims to be the top manager of the whole world makes such a big mistake, and creates such a big mess in Najaf, the sum up of whose conduct is merely massacring the Muslims and destroying some of the holiest Islamic cities."

Referring to an electronic billboard recently erected in New York's central square which displays the expenses of Iraq war to the moment, Rafsanjani said, "up to Wednesday, August 25th, the Iraq war had cost $134.5 billion, and each day some $177 million is added to that amount, if there are not unexpected incidents, and yet, the United States has achieved no tangible result in Iraq."

He further elaborated, "the Americans spend an average $122,820 per minute just to keep killing the Iraqi civilians and create more crimes."

The former Iranian president said, "I want to send a message to the Americans from this tribune and that is hesitate for a second to evaluate the conduct of the other side, and then experience a humanitarian solution to the existing problem."

Rafsanjani added, "had you spent a quarter of this huge amount for paying back a part of your debts to those third world nations whom you have exploited their resources as a colonialist power, in the form of scientific, food stuff, and technical assistance, you would have harvested much greater outcomes."

He emphasized, "the only result of the policy you are perusing presently would be inflicting heavier human and material losses, since keeping in mind the rising oil prices at international markets, you need to compare your expenses to what you gain."

Rafsanjani said, "you not only did not secure your grandeur at international level, but were severely belittled, and Najaf today is the symbol of resistance in contemporary history, above stalingrad that formerly held that status."

The head of the Expediency Council emphasized, "you (Americans) are leading a war against the mosques around the globe, and against Islam's pah and Islamic piety and this war would yield no benefits for you."

Rafsanjani reiterated, "of course, we can see signs of coming to sense in some US officials' conduct, and even in nuclear issue, where they unfairly accused US of having military intentions, they are recently showing a certain amount of rationalism, but this, too, could be a new deceit."

The head of the Expediency Council said, "meanwhile, we invite you to observe rationalism, and we believe if you really wish to push forth reforms, you can rely on rationalism, cooperation, and collaboration, gain the assistance of a large number of people."

Rafsanjani added, "yet, if your only objective is securing your hegemony, and assuring the US monopoly, aimed at looting the resources of the world nations, I assure you that neither resorting to force, nor resorting to politics and deceit, you cannot achieve that objective."

The head of the Expediency Council meanwhile expressed hope that President Mohammad Khatami's cabinet would succeed in remaining one year of his tenure success in solving the people's acute problems, such as unemployment and inflation, and putting back on trail the important projects whose process of execution have been halted, so that his government would succeed in presenting a worthy record to the esteemed nati