Iran update:

From S, an Iranian expat:

“Following the protests in Tehran and elsewhere in #Iran, the situation is getting beyond regime control, the bazaar merchants and protesters are now joined and every slogan calls for regime change. There are people everywhere in Tehran, specially around critical parts such as the regime parliament that is surrounded by protesters and can be captured any moment. Slogans are warning the regime about armed self-defense if they have to, and almost half of the slogans praise the pahlavi family, from the founder Reza Shah to the former Shah and his son Prince Reza. There is too much anger and hate toward the regime and desperate khamenei just ordered bringing back dollars from Iraq and from their Bonyads to pump into the markets hoping to calm down at least the traditionally pro-regime bazaaris.”

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12 Replies to “Iran update:”

  1. Keeping my fingers crossed and maybe saying a prayer. Remember when there was a rather weak and seemingly disorganized attempt at a coup against that demon in Ankara? Once crushed he came back stronger and more vicious toward opponents (and non-muslims) than ever. So I pray the same sort of thing doesn’t happen in Iran, and resistance is beaten down bloodily allowing the regime to emerge strengthened.

    But imagine the converse – that a less Islamist and more secular government was installed, one that was not completely hostile toward Israel and the West, for instance, one that did not shove islam down its citizens’ throats. What would that do to the power balance in the region and worldwide? How would that effect the (until now) steady islamization of Europe and NA? Less terrorism, at the least, I would imagine, since Iran is behind a fair portion of it, at some level. On the other hand, any positive changes taking place in Saudi Arabia – minor as they might be – are at least partially inspired by the threat from Iran and the corresponding desire to get in President Trump’s good books, therefore. With the threat lessened ….

    Anyway, I don’t want to be too optimistic; let’s hope that there is little or no bloodshed, however things proceed. (If this post goes through twice, I apologize: it acted weird and hung the first time so I’m re-sending it.)

  2. Things are looking good but can change at a moments notice, all we can do is wait, watch and pray that we get regime change with a new more secular government. This would change the political map in the Middle East and in Europe since the radical Mullahs will probably run to Europe for safe exile.

  3. According to sources on the ground, there are more than one million people demonstrating throughout Tehran. Authorities and regime know they’re in trouble.

    ”Iranian officials accuse secret hands behind this strike.Etelaat claims foreign agents have secretly entered the country to destabilise Iran.”

    • Iranian officials don’t dare open their eyes.
      The people of Iran should know the whole world is watching. This time we have their back. They know at least some of us do.

      The mullahs will exact a high price for our support. Hezbollah, the IRGC, and the PMF owe allegiance to the Ayatollah, not Iran. Cells can be activated almost anywhere in the world.

      Cornered rats are vicious.

    • Sohrab Ahmari, the author of the article you cite, is highly regarded.
      A new acquistion for Commentary, which is getting stricter about its paywalls, unfortunately.

    • Really any regime that replaces the Ayatollahs is going to be an improvement. Especially they wont be funding Hamas and Hezbollah anymore.

      However I suspect France and/or Britain probably will give the Ayatollahs asylum once they are chased out of Iran.

      • They’ve socked away so much money in Latin America they won’t be hurting. They’ve been busy building Shitte communities – indoctrination satellites – since 1979. They’ve been converting native Sunnis in Africa and on the Indian subcontinent.

        The loyalty is directly to the Ayatollahs and their vision of the Mahdi, quite independent of the nation of Iran. That’s unlikely to be reversed.

  4. My mother back in the mid 1940’s, straight out of Katherine Gibbs school, went to work for an Iranian import/export firm in NYC.
    She didn’t speak of it much but did say that the Shah was basically trading rugs for water and waste improvements in Iran. In other words, they were trading rugs in the US in order to buy toilets for Iran. My mother had a very high regard for the Shah and his effort to modernize Iran.
    It is interesting to me how we have been told what a despotic regime he officiated over and just generally the negative attitude the West has of him.

    And now we hear people in the streets chanting to bring back the Shah! I don’t know much about the current descendants of the last Shah but they couldn’t be worse than what is going on in Iran today. The Mullahs are stone cold opportunists, drunk on power and money from the backs of the Iranian citizen. And yeah, what happened to the 150B “butter” Obama sent them?

    • Most people take their view of the Shah from the news reports of the time, if he had been half as bad as the reporters said the protesters would have been crushed. He was working to bring Iran into the 20th Century and to lessen the hold Islam had on the people. Most of his social works have been destroyed but there is enough memory of them for some of the people to long for the good old days.

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