Popular US Scholar and analyst renews pledge for defense of Iranians
SMCCDI (Information Service)
June 26, 2003
Michael ledeen, the most popular of US scholars and analysts, renewed his pledge for the defense of Iranians seeking Freedom and Democracy.
Speaking, this evening, as the special guest of the Dallas World Council Affair (Texas), this ardent and famous defensor of Iranian Secularit Forces and Student Movement slammed, once again, the Islamic republic regime for its dictatorial rule in Iran and terrorist activities around the globe.
Paying a tribute to those brave Iranians who have been killed, injured or jailed during the last days of riots, Dr. Ledeen stated: "We must aknowledge their courage and bravery by supporting them in their aspiration. They need just materials, such as, Satellite phones and money to gain freedom and we must provide them."
He reminded to the US administration its role and duty toward those Iranians who are defying one of the worst regime's mankind has ever witnessed and requested a firm and moral support for the Iranians.
Ledeen added that no real democracy and peace will be established in the Middle East and nor in the countries of Iraq and Afghanistan till the Islamic republic remains in power. "Democracy and peace are what threaten the life of the current Iranian regime" he emphasized.
He continued his pledge by stating: " We must seek Regime Change. Be sure that no US soldier nor a US bullet is needed. We must just support the Iranians and they will gain themselves their freedom".
Analysing the past and current situation of Iran, Dr. Ledeen stated: "All conditions are ready in Iran for a Democratic Revolution. It's not a secrete and everybody can see it as all conditions are gathered. The young and intelligent layer of the Iranian society which composes 70% of the population is tired of the old tyrans in power who are seeking to stop them for gaining their right and access modern life."
He slammed France and Germany for their role in supporting the regime and stated: "France is now out of Iraq for the support that it had for Saddam and will most likely be outsted for years from Iran. It will be hard for Iranians to accept countries which backed their oppressors as their future partners".
On the British policy toward Iran, he stated: "Mr. Blair has made a good declaration in support of Iranians just it's that Mr. Straw who's a very clever man still is not able to see where's the final interest of his country."
It's to note that the British consul was present at the meeting when the statement was made.
Dr. Ledeen has become very popular among many Iranians for his books and articles, published in famous newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and the London Telegraph, on the plight of the Iranian nation and the repressive nature of the Islamic regime. Most of his works are getting translated and then broadcasted by commentators of Iranian opposition radio and satellite TV networks for Iran.
It's to note that, in May 2002, during a live Internet Voice Q&A, organized by SMCCDI on the Patalk Network, Michael Ledeen reached the hearts and minds of many Iranians and especially those living inside who had defied all dangers by participating and listening to his comments.
The till then unprecedented event was then higly mediatised by the impartial, repsonsible and famous NITV and many believe that it contributed in big part to giving trust to Iranians on the goals of the Bush administration. The program took place at a time that the Islamic regime was waging an anti-US campaign intending to wage fear among Iranians by making them beleive about the hostile views of the US administration against their country. http://www.iran-daneshjoo.org/cgi-bin/smccdinews/viewnews.cgi?category=5&id=1056693853
Thank you! This article about Ledeen's speech was great!
From your earlier post...
"I am hoping that no news is good news."
I would think that if they were prepared to start a reign of terror, the regime would want to make a very public demonstration of their power. That is what some of the haedliners reportedly want. I understand that they want to broadcast the executions around the country, to instill fear of the regime. If they fail to do so, then it will encourage the demonstators."
Excellent analysis! I think you are absolutely correct.
I'm praying for them...