News : Middle East
- Published: Friday, 15 November 2019
“Yesterday we saw your forces burning the tents of innocent people in Karbala. We usually used to cry for the tents of Imam Hussein. But Karbala's scenes seem to be repeating themselves in another way.” (Al-Arabiya, 9 November 2019)
These are the words of Sabha Tafili, the former secretary-general of Hezbollah, the group that the Iranian Government set up in Lebanon to advance its terrorist and development goals. Tafili made the remarks after mercenaries of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei attacked demonstrators' tents and set them on fire in Tahrir Square in Baghdad. He was addressing the Supreme Leader, and he described Khamenei as 'the biggest supporter of corruption in Lebanon and Iraq'.
The massive and continuous demonstrations of the Iraqi and Lebanese people who call the Iranian Government the main cause of crime and corruption in their land and their insistence on expelling the Iranian mercenaries from the two countries have left no doubt that the Iranian Government and its mercenaries' claims of influence in the region are waning. A popular image is that of protesters, especially in Iraq’s Shiite cities, tearing down Khamenei's images and hitting them with their shoes. Sabha’s remarks against Khamenei can also be seen as one of the signs that Iran’s influence in the region has come to an end.
Iran’s defeat in Iraq, logical or by chance?
If what we see today in Lebanon, and especially in Iraq, are not random events, but logical events, then it is clear, that Iran’s dream of establishing an 'Islamic Empire' and forming a 'Shiite crescent' was groundless.
This is the dream that Khomeini had from the very first days of gaining power in Iran, but now this dream may be buried with him. The existence of a strong and Muslim alternative that has not ceased to exist for the past four decades has been an undeniable fact.
Of course, the alternative to the theocratic government in Iran has sacrificed a lot of blood and treasure in its struggle. In addition, the 14 years of the persistence of the main Iranian opposition group Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) inside Iraqi territory and revealing the reality of the Iranian regime and its evil dreams for the people of the Middle East have been a key factor in bringing the regime to its current weak state.
The undeniable and reciprocal effects of the uprisings of the two peoples of Iran and Iraq show themselves in the common positions of the people and the Iranian Resistance to the positions of the heroic Iraqi protesters and their slogans.
There, with sharp and clear attacks on Iran's system of Velayat-e Faqih (supreme religious rule), that the Iraqi protesters consider as the main cause of all the turmoil in their country, the main subject that the MEK has for four decades warn against.
Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi had warned many years ago that the danger of Iran's export of fundamentalism to Iraq is 100 times greater than its nuclear threat.
The heroic uprising in Iraq and Lebanon and the targeting of Khamenei and his regime will also have a profound effect on other Muslim countries in the region and will end the influence of the Iranian regime in other Muslim countries.
This shows that the regime has not achieved anything from its terrorist activities in the region, despite billions of dollars of investment from the pockets of the deprived Iranian people.
The statements of Sabha Tafili, which we will likely see more samples of in the future, show the futureless strategy of the Iranian regime.
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