Revolution in Iran

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Death to dictator

Posted by iranrevolution on June 22, 2009

So where do we go from here? Yesterday was quieter on the streets of Tehran than it has been for days. The thugs, getting the go ahead from Khamenei, showed their true ugly faces and insulted, injured, imprisoned and killed our beloved sisters and brothers with impunity.

Yesterday was the time to assess the situation and the achievements made so far. It was time to regroup, to reorganize and to deliberately decide our next move.

Make no mistake, the basij militia on the streets is not a show of force, it is a true show of weakness. The regime is faltering; its inner circles are at each others throats. Grand Ayatollahs are openly criticizing the so called supreme leader. Rafsanjani’s own relatives are apprehended. The speaker of the parliament voices discontent and even the Guardian Council has admitted that in 50 cities the number of votes has been more than 100% in a direct rebuff to Khamenei’s suggestion that the election has been fair.

We need to keep the momentum up, to have the upper hand, to be the leading player in this battle for achieving our inalienable right to be free, to dictate the rules and to decide what our next step shall be. We must make this regime to counter our moves and not vice versa, we need to lead, to be strong. We must not flinch nor blink; we must stand united and be sure within ourselves, in our depths and in our hearts that the victory is in sight.

I talk to friends in Tehran each morning and each time I hear the same message. The cries of ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘Death to dictator’ are louder each passing night. This my fellow countrymen is the key to victory, stand united and let the entire city now that you are not alone, that your neighbours are not alone, that you are a majority, that you stand together and that you are ready to walk the line. Smile and think of how Khamenei feels in his bunker as he hears your cries for freedom. Instil fear in the hearts of your basij opponents and soon, reminiscent to the last revolution, the basij will disperse like dandelions in wind and your brothers in armed forces will join you in this new Iranian revolution. Victory is indeed in sight.

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Keeping the momentum

Posted by iranrevolution on June 17, 2009

We did it once, didn’t we? Who would have ever thought that the regime of Shah would crumble? For those of you, who were too young to remember, ask your parents if they ever cried “Javid Shah” and I bet you that the answer is an ashamed yes. And in despite of that, that everyone at some point looked up to this towering figure, we toppled him, him with his army and his secret police and his great backers. So what is there to stop us now?

Guns and bullets of course. The regime has already shown its ugly face by killing at least sixteen people. This time around one needs not to search long on sites like YouTube to find images of atrocities. But perhaps that itself is the reason why we should once and for all get rid of tyrants whose most devoted followers are more than happy to shoot and kill their fellow countrymen for the crime of being of different mind. For how long shall we accept to be governed by unelected figures? For how long shall we accept that our candidates must first be vetted? When can WE decide who is going to govern us? When are we going to have a government that has the highest power in the country and is at the same time accountable for all its actions?

How often do we get the chance to ouster the dictator? Last time it was July 9, 1999. That is TEN years ago. Let us not loose this opportunity. Let us keep the momentum.

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