- Published: Monday, 09 December 2019
As the Iranian people gradually regain access to the internet due to political and economic pressures on Tehran, the curtain falls from the scope of the crimes committed by Iranian authorities. Mahshahr, in southwestern Iran, was one of the cities that was crucified simultaneously with the internet blackout.
This drama came out with a heavy impact on public opinion, to the extent that an Iranian Parliament [Majlis]’s member of this city blamed his security colleagues during a televised Majlis broadcast, saying, “What have you done that the undignified shah did not do?”
Trusted sources tied to Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), the main opposition of the theocratic government of Iran, previously acknowledged more than a thousand protesters were killed during the recent revolt. In addition, 4,000 were injured and 12,000 detained, who are definitely under torture.
On Wednesday, December 4, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani, in his speech at the National Insurance and Development Conference in Tehran, vowed that the “confession [of some protesters] will be aired” soon, which seems to be obtained under the ill-treatment of detainees.
Of course, these days, Ayatollahs face the challenge not only from their own citizens at home but also their long meddling in neighboring countries is endangered. In Iraq, the people’s rage has been manifested in attacks against Iranian consulates and paramilitary offices, as well as the spitting on and shoe-slapping of the portraits of supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani in different Iraqi cities.
Ayatollahs intended to send a message that all opposition would be confronted with murderous force in parallel with brutal crackdown inside Iran. In this regard, even in Iraq, they attempted violent crackdowns and deployed thousands of Al-Hashd Al-Shaabi paramilitary thugs to intimidate Iraqi protesters in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square with stabbings.
Subsequently, Iran-backed thugs opened fire directly on protesters and killed dozens of demonstrators from prominent Iraqi tribes who held peaceful sit-ins there.
However, by the continuation and scaling of the protests in Iraq and Lebanon, Tehran seems to fail its front-line states in its megalomaniacal war against the civilized world.
Above all, the recent protests in Iran which rapidly engulfed around 190 cities and towns in the country proved the people’s rejection of rulers’ oppressive and adventurous policies whether inside the country or abroad.
Insofar as the world now realizes the Iranian people are the greatest existential threat to the Islamic Republic’s survival, which envisages a new Iranian revolution.