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After certain fall of Syrian dictator, is Iranian mullahs' turn to be overthrown
Shahriar Kia - 1/30/2013
"The time has come to overthrow the religious fascism ruling Iran. The Iranian people and their organized resistance have risen up to overthrow the regime. The international community must realign itself with the will of the Iranian people." Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the president elect of NCRI (the national Council of Resistance of Iran) said in Estonian Parliament in mid-November, 2012.
20 years ago Iranian Resistance warned that Islamic fundamentalism is the new global threat and its heart beats in Tehran but unfortunately the world failed to take prompt action
Today is clear more than ever that the Iranian regime uses its economic means to organize crackdown measures, produce nuclear weapons and export fundamentalism and terrorism in the Middle East and throughout the world. Now, the world has realized that the religious dictators ruling in Iran is the main international threat for the world's peace and security.
Iranian regime has imposed the most unparalleled crackdown in the world today on the Iranian people. Mullahs survive by execution, torture and repression against its opponents. The average of daily execution in Iran is 2 persons per day and the average of hourly arrests is 80 persons per hour. This is why the Iranian people do not want this regime.
On the other hand, a broad resistance movement has formed against it. 120,000 political opponents, mostly members and sympathizers of the MEK, have been sacrificed in this struggle.
The mullahs' regime tried to annihilate 3,200 MEK members residing in Camp Ashraf, Iraq. They were residents of Ashraf for 25 years but they forcibly evicted from their home to Camp Liberty by Iraqi government at behest of the Iranian regime.
The conditions of camp Liberty, reported by the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention at its sixty-fourth session, 27-31 August 2012 is: "In its previous Opinion, concerning Camp Liberty (Opinion No. 16/2012 (Iraq), para. 31), the Working Group found that conditions in Camp Liberty "are synonymous with that of a detention centre as there is no possibility of
freedom of movement and interaction with the outside world. There is no free movement and life within the camp as well rendering residents as detainees or prisoners." The Working Group also considered that "there is no legal justification for holding the (...) individuals in Camp Liberty and such detention lies beyond the pale of domestic and international human rights law (articles 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and 9 and 10 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) (ibid., para. 32)."
The Iranian regime is attempting to crush the Resistance and force its members to surrender. While more than 3100 residents have left their property in camp Ashraf and have come to camp Liberty, the GOI wants to deprive the residents from the right to their fixed and movable property which based on technical assessments is over $550 million. This is the main source to cover the expenses of their daily life in camp Liberty and resettlement to third countries. In the past 10 months the residents have spent over $6 million for their use of water and fuel to run the generators for providing electricity of the camp alone.
Iranian regime is in severe economic, social and political crisis
Iranian regime has been caught in a devastated economy whose challenges are insurmountable; an economy in free fall, with a 50% inflation rate, 30% unemployment rate, a 300% reduction in the value of the national currency, and a negative 0.7% growth rate.
At the same time, the ruling circles are crippled with divisions and internal feuds. They are on the verge of their presidential elections, which means that these divisions will become even more severe.
Mrs. Rajavi announced in a conference in Paris on November 17, 2012: "The clerical regime is entangled in five considerable crises, including the explosive and escalating popular discontent, Syrian people's uprising, and infightings within the regime which is tearing apart the ruling body, the nuclear program deadlock, and the bankrupt economy. A retreat by mullahs in
face of these escalating crises shall lead to uprisings and the disintegration of the regime, while continuing on the current course will lead to a confrontation and collision with the international community with the downfall of the mullahs as the end result. However, mullahs shall not be toppled out and by themselves. An organized movement is necessary to
cultivate on the current ripe situation and to guide it to an assured victory."
The time has come for regime change in Iran. Annulment of the terror tag has given regime's crises an overthrowing characteristic, has tilted the balance of power between the resistance movement and the regime, and has prepared the ground for recuperation of Resistance's forces inside Iran.
Patrick Kennedy said in the same conference in Paris that: "The PMOI (MEK) represents the most organized, political, financial, organization that is opposed to the ruling mullahs in Tehran".
The Iranian Resistance with all perseverance as well as its democratic platform (i.e. free elections, the establishment of a republic, separation of church and state, pluralism, gender equality, respect for human rights and especially the abolishment of the death penalty, and a non-nuclear Iran), without any doubt is capable to overthrow mullahs' regime.
Rudy Giuliani the former mayor of New York city said in a conference in Paris on November 17, 2012, that" In this particular case, Iran, there is a very clear alternative, like there was in Poland, the solidarity; it is a very clear alternative, this coalition that Madam Rajvi was able to put together.
The struggle to liberate the Iranian people falls in the same category of efforts to preserve international peace and security in the face of the threats posed by the religious fascism ruling Iran. After certain fall of Syrian dictator, it would be mullahs' turn to be overthrown.
|Shahriar Kia is a political analyst and spokesman for the residents of Camp Ashraf, Iraq, where he resides. Shahriar was educated in the United States, graduating from the University of Texas, in computer science.|