Skip to comments.Why the Mullahs Are Vulnerable
Posted on 12/30/2009 7:08:30 AM PST by nuconvert
Six months after President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's hotly disputed election victory, the Green protest movement led by Mir Hossein Mousavi, the defeated candidate for the presidency, shows no sign of abating. As a result, the Iranian regime finds itself once more resorting to the tactics of repression it has relied on for more than 30 years. Eight people were killed in nationwide protests on Sunday, including Seyed Ali Mousavi, the nephew of Mr. Mousavi.
Yet rather than being quelled by the regime's brutal responseas happened during the antigovernment protests of 1999 and 2003the protestors' resolve has been strengthened. In the past week, antigovernment protesters have seized on two highly significant events to show that, despite the regime's attempts to silence its critics, Mr. Mousavi's opposition movement has grown substantially since last June's disturbances.
First there was last week's funeral of Ayatollah Ali Hossein Montazeri, a vocal critic of the repressive regime established by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Mr. Montazeri, a close associate of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the founder of Iran's Islamic revolution, was a pivotal figure in establishing the Islamic Republic in 1979. He drafted the constitution that incorporated Khomeini's concept of Velayat-e Faqih (the guardianship of the jurist), which legitimized the ayatollahs' political authority.
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Excuse me, WTF is up with that image on your profile?
the image on your profile?
The image has the Iranian lion and the American eagle with national flags, just curious what it is. Perhaps Iranian-Americans in exile from the 1979 revolution?
” Im having a problem “
You can say that again. Who died and made you king?
You really dont get it do you?
Oh, I get it alright. I get that you have no idea what you’re talking about, for one thing.
It’s not an “islamo lion” and it’s not the “flag of an islamo country”. The lion & sun flag is hated by the Islamic Republic of Iran (this current regime).
Do a little homework before shooting your mouth off.