The Regarding Wilayat al-Fakih, the protesters messages may have reached Iranian followers who continue to die in Syria on behalf of the supreme leader’s regime.
The protests in Iran are significant, in that Persians, Azeris, Kurds, Baloch, Arabs, Shiites, Sunnis, and even clerics from Qom participated in demonstrations that involved around 50 cities. It seems clear that the regime no longer maintains popularity, and that Iran is no longer a fortress, but an open land to whoever wants to support these angry people.
Nasrallah and leaders of Shiite militias in Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Yemen, as well as the leaders of extremist Shiite opposition in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Pakistan and other countries are frightened by the Iranian people’s uprising.
The Wilayat al-Fakih regime is said to represent the extremist Shiite ideology, and is believed to inspire the Sunni ISIS organization’s ambition to build the extremist caliphate state.
Still, the international community collectively worked to fight ISIS and al-Qaeda, and many countries now understand that Iran’s threat is not confined to the Middle East — it’s become an international problem. So, the protests by the Iranian people serve to weaken the regime from inside, while international and regional powers seem to be isolating the country.
This week’s protest display that the Iranian people want their government to put an end to terrorist networks outside its borders and drain the Iranian people’s money. Iraq’s Hezbollah, Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Ansar Allah in Yemen, Liwa Fatemiyoun in Afghanistan, Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba, the League of Righteous People, the Islamic Front for the Liberation of Bahrain, Hezbollah Al-Hejaz in Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Movement in Nigeria, Jaish-e-Mohammed in Pakistan and others are unwanted by ordinary Iranians. They are managed by the regime in Tehran, through the IRGC.
After the ongoing protests, now in their eighth day, we see an Iran that is different from the one we’ve known. The local unrest is far more dangerous than threats from the US or Saudi Arabia.