Saturday, 13 February 2016

Are there actually two factions of reformists and hardliners in Iran?

February 2016
Recently Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in his remarks made at the presence of Iranian regime supreme leader Ali Khamenei, “December 30th was the day the Iranian people defended this regime, the laws and the supreme leader.”

What did happen on December 30th? On this day back in 2009 the people of Tehran launched a massive nationwide uprising that saw millions pouring into the streets across the country protesting the controversial presidential elections and the massive vote rigging carried out by the regime. Protesters were chanting “Death to the supreme leader” and expressing their outrage. Under orders issued by Khamenei on that very day the incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, “reelected” as president, joined the Revolutionary Guards to launch a massive crackdown against demonstrators rallying against the regime. A large number of youths were killed by the IRGC in this demonstration while many others were arrested and killed under torture inside the regime dungeons.
Rouhani had a specific objective in recalling this day before the upcoming elections at the end of this month. He is warning the Iranian people of thinking twice about pouring into the streets and staging protests. Not only do I have nothing less than Ahmadinejad to quell all popular protests, in fact I am much more ruthless, he says. To prove Rouhani’s goal one has to merely compare the number of executions carried out under his watch to a similar period in the past. The number of executions in the first 2½ years of his rule has skyrocketed above 2,200 cases, 57 of which were women. This is a 40% leap in comparison to Ahmadinejad. The reason why Rouhani is more ruthless is that for 16 years he was Khamenei’s representative in the regime’s Supreme National Security Council.
During the turbulent days of the 2009 uprising Rouhani said regarding the Iranian people’s chants against the supreme leader: “Insulting Khamenei is an insult to Iran, Islam, Muslims, the constitution and those who consider Iran as the most important land in the Islamic world. These demonstrators are nothing to be described as elements seeking to overthrow the state… yesterday a firm order was issued to have these elements severely oppressed…”
After the mullahs’ hijacked the 1979 revolution in Iran the first widespread order for crackdown measures were issued by Iranian regime founder Mullah Ruhollah Khomeini. This was known as the “hijab” plan, enforcing women to cover their hair. At that time Rouhani was appointed to implement this project and he has written in his memoires: “I was in charge of executing the hijab project in all administrative offices associated to the military. Early on all I ordered all female employees to gather at the joint military headquarters and we reached an agreement for them all to show up at work with headscarves starting the next morning. Other than 2 or 3 none of the female employees wore headscarves and they were very angry. However, I stood firm on my position and said, ‘Starting tomorrow morning a soldier will stand outside the front gate and he is allowed to prevent women without headscarves from entering the joint military HQ area.’ After the joint military HQ we went to command bases of the three forces. First we went to the Dushan Tapeh Base and gathered all the female employees in the conference hall and spoke to them about hijab. There were women who began shouting but I firmly said, ‘This is an order and you cannot disobey.’ There I also said a soldier will be standing at the door and he will not allow any woman without a headscarf into the base. We carried out similar measures in the ground and naval forces HQs. In the end we issued a statement obligating all women to wear headscarves.”
It was after the announcement of this inhumane plan that the “Iranian woman” faced a growing wave of arrests, lashings, acid attacks (splashed on their faces) and various other harassing and insulting measures in broad daylight by Revolutionary Guards and Bassij paramilitary forces. This concerning trend continues to this day after 37 years.
“An individual sentenced to death has been sentenced by the law. They will be punished and this has nothing to do with us… because it is either the divine law or a law adopted by the parliament which belongs to the people, and we execute this law,” Rouhani said in April 2014.
Most certainly, all true Muslims know the laws referred to by the mullahs’ regime and Rouhani are based on the power-thirsty mullahs’ own fabric interpretations. They resort to such definitions to justify their horrific crimes, and such atrocities have no place in the true message of Islam or international laws.
During his visit to France and in response to President Francoise Hollande’s notion that he has discussed human rights with his Iranian counterpart, Rouhani answered we implement the law. This was yet another reference to his remarks stated back in April 2014.
Who can differentiate Rouhani, with such a horrific report card, from Khamenei and other leaders of the mullahs’ regime in Iran? Those who do are seeking their own short-term interests and consider these matters more important than human rights and even security, peace and long-term interests of their own nations.

Rouhani and senior regime officials are plunging the Iranian people into further war, poverty, destruction, unemployment and drug addiction. This has increased the Iranian people’s hatred for the ruling elite as they have been struggling for 37 years against criminal mullahs such as Rouhani and Khamenei to get a hold of their basic rights.

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