Skip to comments.Why Iranís Mullahs Must Have the Bomb?
Posted on 12/15/2007 6:12:16 PM PST by Son of Dis
Why Irans Mullahs must have the bomb? Because their very survival depends on it; because they know how vastly unpopular they are at home; and because they have absolutely no legitimacy to exist, and the bomb would give them a greater freedom to obliterate the freedom-loving Iranian people with impunity and export their brand of Islam outside Irans boundary with carte blanche.
Perhaps the most salient element of wanting to acquire the bomb is what the Ayatollah Khomeini was worried about: the existence of Islam in Iran. The Islamic Republic of Iran is consciously aware that once its Islamic Empire falls, Islam will be its first victim, and there arent wrong.
The ever-conniving mullahs dread the Iranian people. Granted that a small percentage of Iranians, known as the 3Fsfools, fanatics and fraudssupport the mullahs. No totalitarian rule can ever survive without a segment of the population, for one reason or another, supporting it. Yet, time is not on the side of the mullahs. By their mismanagement, thievery and oppression of the masses, they have created explosive internal conditions. They must have the bomb to create a fake sense of security.
The National Intelligence Estimates are designed to alert the president of national security developments and provide guidelines for policy makers. A U.S. source said about the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) report on Iran: "It's a full look at what we know, what we don't know and what assumptions we have.
The problem arises about what we dont know and the accuracy of what we assume we know. Knowing the past and the present behavior of the Islamic regime makes it very hard to believe they have abandoned what seems to be their final card to play. The Islamic Republic cannot possibly live longer than it already has without the bomb.
In dealing with the mullahs ruling Iran, what you see is not what you get, and what you hear is not what they mean. Transparency and honesty are not their strong suit. So, we need a first-rate sleuth to see through their smoke-and-mirrors, as well as beyond their twisted tongues into their warped brains.
The mullahs, however, say to the world (if you are ever foolish enough to trust the word of a people whose religion not only officially condones but recommends taqqyehlyingto achieve a higher purpose) they promise, on their Boy Scouts honor, to limit their nuclear activity to peaceful endeavors under the United Nations watchful eye.
In return for their promise, which you cannot even sell at 100% discount, the mullahs demand that the worldled by the Big Dog, the United States of America, and the lesser dogs, the Europeans give them iron-clad security guarantees.
The bargain that the Allah-fearing and peace-loving mullahs offer makes even the shrewdest Yankee trader strictly amateurish by comparison, one suspects.
The historians have concluded that history is cyclic and unless one learns from its mistakes, we will be doomed to endure an endless repetition of the cause and effect of poor management systems.
Also, the French author Charles Pinot Duclos, observed:
We see on the theater of the world a certain number of scenes which succeed each other in endless repetition: where we see the same faults followed regularly by the same misfortunes, we may reasonably think that if we could have known the first we might have avoided the others. The past should enlighten us on the future.
That the divinely-directed Mullahs are ruling Iran with rock-solid resolve to carry out their divine plan of imposing their brand of Islam on the world with the help of the Bomb is a very scary thought. To frustrate the fanatical Mullahs and defeat their existential threat, we need to understand how their minds work as well as the methods they use to achieve their deadly objective.
There have been many recommendations from the so-called experts. These expert recommendations and a myriad of others suffer from one fundamental flaw: the failure to fully understand and take into account the mindset of the Mullahs, since many of their ideas are based on little more than divining information from the ether while seated comfortably in their ivory tower offices thousands of miles away from the-on-the ground reality where the enemy schemes and operates.
For nearly two decades, the Islamic Republic pursued a clandestine nuclear program. It came partially to light in 2002, mostly through information from exiles, and has led to U.N. inspections, sanctions and a standoff.
The Islamic regime insists its program is for civilian power generation only. That is what they are saying. Nonetheless, Mullahs cannot possibly survive without the bomb. This is the last measure of an exhausted, illegitimate government to exist via deterrence. That is their last card to play. Despite the recent report from NIE, there is absolutely no question that the Mullahs are working around the clock to make the bomb.
This accusation routinely comes almost every day from U.S. officials: Iran is seeking a nuclear weapon, sponsoring terrorism, killing Americans in Iraq and intent on Israel's destruction.
Yet, some U.S. officials add, the Islamic government will collapse if only given a push. And a little push is exactly what the Iranian people have been craving for nearly 29 years. Yet, there has not been one single push, and now most Iranians seem to be convinced that the U.S. is in cahoots with the Islamic regime, and that the rhetoric coming from the U.S. and its Western allies is simply an orchestrated show of deceit.
President Bush, in a speech at the American Legion's national convention, on August 28 said, "Iran's active pursuit of technology that could lead to nuclear weapons threatens to put a region already known for instability and violence under the shadow of a nuclear holocaust. Iran's actions threaten the security of nations everywhere."
These Islamists go by their 1400-year-old charter of Allah --the Qur'an-- the same charter that they hold in one hand while slashing the throat of an innocent infidel and yelling joyously "Allah is the greatest" the whole time.
And as for Iran's mullahs' unyielding drive to acquire the ultimate weapon, it is in obedience to the command of the Quran:
Qur'an 8:59 "The infidels should not think that they can get away from us. Prepare against them whatever arms and weaponry you can muster so that you may terrorize them. They are your enemy and Allah's enemy."
And for those who advocate retreating to the safety of "fortress America," the following warning should dispel their vain hope. Europe is already partly invaded, and America and other infidel lands are next.
For those misguided advocates of working a deal with the Islamic Republic:
The Islamic Republic has been denying and violating a long-suffering people all its human rights. They are guilty of beating, imprisoning and torturing hundreds of women who braved participating in a peaceful demonstration pleading for equal family rights, on the recent International Day of Women.
The regime has systematically beaten, imprisoned, and tortured all manners of citizens, from school teachers to students to union workers, for daring to raise their voices against the plight to which they have subjected them.
The Islamic regime has savagely beat and hauled to its dungeons of torture and death over a thousand of the tens of thousands of teachers who had recently gathered in front of the parliament requesting nothing more than their back pay and living wages.
They have directed systematic genocidal measures against all non-Shia religious minorities, with Baha'is as their prime target. They arrest some Christians -- whom even their Quran calls "People of the Book -- for observing Christmas.
They have implemented barbaric practices of stoning, hanging and amputations for those who are convicted of crimes in their kangaroo courts without due process. They even imprison those few lawyers who rise in the defense of the innocent.
They have plundered, mismanaged and doled out Iran's national wealth with the result that the great majority of the people are living in poverty. They have forced the Iranian women into prostitution to survive or simply are sold as sex slaves in Persian Gulf states.
They spend a fortune on the nuclear program that they claim is only aimed for peaceful purposes, while turning Iran into little more than a gas station nation, with its precious oil wealth squandered and its facilities on the verge of collapse through neglect. They have created a suffocating social atmosphere that has driven masses of the people to the use of hard drugs as a way of numbing their pain.
They look far and wide to support any and all terrorists. The Islamic Republics delusional theology mandates the creation of horrific conditions in the world so that the Hidden Imam is compelled to appear and establish his rule.
They spared no efforts at sabotaging any settlement between the Palestinians and Israelis. They arm and train all Palestinian factions such as Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and any and all that come.
They direct similar criminal schemes on their eastern flank, in Afghanistan. They consider any democratic system as the enemy of Islamofascism, and rightfully so. They have worked ceaselessly to expand Iran's stolen funds, and do all they can in support of Shia co-fascists Hezbollah in Lebanon.
The Islamic Republics hands are dripping with the blood of thousands of Iraqis, victims of its bloodthirsty kin mercenaries aiming to kill a budding democracy in Iraq next door. They have supplied and continue to supply their mercenaries with armor-piercing projectiles for killing and maiming the coalition forces in Iraq. They are cowardly killing by proxy, using these roadside-planted bombs that have taken the lives of hundreds of Americans.
A final quote from the late Ayatollah Khomeini, the founding father of the Islamic Revolution, should suffice since his words are still considered authoritative in Iran:
We do not worship Iran, we worship Allah. For patriotism is another name for paganism. I say let this land [Iran] burn. I say let this land go up in smoke, provided Islam emerges triumphant in the rest of the world.
Now, which words do you still believe in: acquiesce, capitulate, surrender, or just give up?
Again, I believe this is a misunderstanding of Ahmadinejad's and the Hojjatieh Society's beliefs.
Muslim millennialists believe that we -- Westerners, especially Christian Western Culture -- have already created "horrific conditions" throughout the globe. These conditions do not "compel" the Mahdi to appear, but the Hadith already prophesies that he will appear when conditions like those we have made occur.
Other than that nitpicking, an interesting article.
Looking back and moving forward, I would add these:
1) The majority of the Iranians, today in Iran, are not 'revolutionaries', unlike their parents generation during and prior to 1979. Even if we know about the Student uprising of 1999 as well as other more recent protests. And, even if the vast majority resent the Mullahs' regime.
2) The overthrow of the Shah's government became possible due to a number of elements which, at the time, perfectly came together to make it happen. A few of these elements include:
- During the Shah's era, although there were political limitations and crackdowns on "Communist" parties in Iran, there were many other freedoms (social, cultural, economic, etc..) that today under the Mullahs do not exist or are extremely controlled and restricted.
The Islamic establishment during the Shah not only was left completely free to do as it pleased, but, in parts, was even supported for the fear of communists at the time.
One can say that the Mullahs have learned from the Shah and his government's mistakes and weaknesses.
- The Shah's government and the Shah himself were betrayed by certain people within the "inner circle" of monarchy. The Mullah regime's "inner circle" is very much a closed one and highly protected.
- The so-called revolutionaries in 1979 had the active support of foreign powers, including Jimmy Carter, the UK, France and Germany. Today, these foreign powers, either seem not to have a viable strategy to topple the Mullah regime, or, for whatever reasons, do not want to do so. Even Richard Perle said so in an interview a few months ago with Radio Farda Here
3) Back in 1979, Khomeini was, at the very least, used as a figurehead by various anti-monarchy groups i.e. communists, marxists, intellectuals, islamists, women, etc.. who united and rallied around him in order to oust the Shah. Today, that "figurehead" or an "overall Iranian opposition Leader" - regardless of a specific political party or orientation - does not exist.
Various Iranian opposition movements over the last 28 years have suffered from significant disunity and internal bickering. This has in turn led to disappointment, disillusionment and cynicism all around.
4) The Mullahs' propaganda and PR machines are and have been far more sophisticated & effective than any PR belonging to the opposition (Iranian or otherwise). This applies throughout the Mideast as well as in the Western world.
5) The Western world, in general, appears not to comprehend the middle eastern perspective and cultural nuances. Nor does it seem to grasp the gravity of the situation. The West judges by its own standards. This, imo, will work to the detriment of the West in the long run.
I guess I am rather pessimistic at this stage. But, unless there is an effective and viable strategy supporting genuine Iranian dissidents (not IR reformists), the Mullah regime is set to rule and expand its rule for quite some time yet. Those Iranians who are genuinely willing and able to rid themselves of the regime will not be able to do so alone and I believe they already know this.
The latest talk by some is about an "evolutionary process" whereby the Mullahs will, eventually, hang themselves. Based on the last 30 years and thus far I very much doubt it'll happen, unless there is a strategy to make that happen. The Mullahs have already consolidated their power base in Iran and continue to do so outside and with external support.
Thanks for the ping
OK, I admit that I have been wrong for many years (I have assumed the imminent crash of the mullahcrazy for many years now), but the Iranian economy is totally ruined despite the high oil price.
There are many ever changing variables at work making it very difficult to predict what will happen with Iran and Mullah regime. I am sure I will be proven wrong too. :-)
When Khamenei goes, there are equal number of IR hardliners as there are moderates or reformists or Rafsanjani’s gang (or a coalition of a few vs. Ahmadinejad’s hardline faction). At the end of the day, same dog, different fleas.
I remember exchanging a comment or two with you just over a year ago regarding the Iranian economy and, specifically, the sanctions that the West was intending to impose.
The sanctions have so far do not seem to have had any significant impact on the IR regime, at least not the few elite Mullahs and their lackeys who control somewhere around 90% of the Iranian economy. But, the sanctions have been largely misdirected, and have hurt the ordinary Iranian people and have given the IR more of an excuse to milk the average Iranian dry and at the same time blame the West.
There is an interesting article by JPost called “Bankrupting Iran is not enough”. It actually draws comparisons between then USSR and now the Islamic Republic. Here it is if you haven’t read it yet:
“THE SAME could easily be the case in Iran if economic failure, unaccompanied by moral rebuke, foments the fall of the regime. To prevent a successor regime in Iran from looking like an Iranian version of Putin’s Russia, it is insufficient to weaken Iran’s economy. The US, Israel and other outside forces should be actively cultivating, supporting and organizing an alternative leadership that can take charge and move Iran in a new moral and ideological direction after the regime falls.”
See comment #6 and link for the above quote and article.
BTW, I will be away shortly for the Christmas Break, so Merry Christmas!
Despite recent public statements by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad that sanctions by America and the UN “are not working”, a confidential report submitted to the Iranian parliament said that continued economic isolation was having dire consequences.
In this Christmas season, we should give the mullahs “the gift thast keeps on giving”; Air delivered Plutonium! Allahu fubar!