Following the Iranian regime’s ‘decisive’ show of the ‘public degradation’ of several youths, the Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s faction tried to intimidate the society. In this respect, in its October 9 edition, Mashregh daily published a lengthy piece about humiliating youths who are the real victims of the mullahs’ social and economical policies.

In the piece, the author tried to lay the blame on rivals. However, he was vulnerable to reveal interesting facts and admit to the truth behind the regime’s so-called show of power and disgusting scenes.

The following is a summary of what this daily said about the threats for the regime:

  1. The elements of the active ‘centers’ in anti-regime campaigns inside the country have targeted this time another part of the country’s security system, namely the NAJA (police).
  2. In [cyberspace] they have found each other and promised each other. They are roaring in the city. These films and scenes do not send a good signal to society and certainly have serious effects on harming the psychological security of the society.
  3. It was necessary that NAJA’s officials with this maneuver in both practical and symbolic ways, change this equation and send the sign of ‘social security’ to the society once again, and on the other hand, the mental space of these thugs must be made insecure. (Unfortunately, in the absence of oversight, they are parading in the social media and are saber-rattling virtually.)
  4. The remarks by the head of the judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi, that ‘pity’ and ‘mercy’ should not include miscreants and disruptors of social security raised a lot of hope on this issue.
  5. In order to smash and destroy these two pillars of the ‘security-making authority’, some currents have created a complex conspiracy that will make both the judiciary, the police, and other security forces infamous and demonize in public opinion and force them to retreat.
  6. Behind the scandalous story of ‘Navid Afkari,’ there was a goal, which was to shed the ugliness of killing a ‘security officer’ and even turn it into an ‘epic’. Which fortunately with the determination of the judiciary in execution, the confirmed death sentence of the murderer, blocked the way for the continuation of that campaign.
  7. Again, with chants under the guise of ‘human rights’, precisely in the direction of ‘de-authorization’ of the system and ‘de-security’ of the base of the society, they attack the police. Of course, in the meantime, we sometimes see that those who bear the name of ‘revolutionary’ and are benefiting from being conservative also find themselves in the same dangerous puzzle.

    Summary of Repression and Human Rights Violations in Iran – September 2020

  8. ‘Human rights’ and ‘fair trial’ and slogans like this are just an excuse and the aim is to pave the way for the repetition of ‘November 2019’, with the difference that, until then, with heavy, uninterrupted, and continuous media work, these apparatuses should go into a passive position and in the event of an uprising with the presence of ‘armed mobs’, the system should not be able to act.
  9. The current, which is paving the way for protests, last year, with the announcement of the gasoline price, set fire to the country, which was eventually extinguished with the leadership’s management and his personal credit.

The purpose of this article was to attack the faction as opposed to Ali Khamenei, but everyone knows that this was not its main target, as the words coming in the article show it very well. Words like ‘centers’, which the article referred to, were a description of the MEK/PMOI’s resistance units. Or as the article said, ‘In [cyberspace] they have found each other and promised each other’, which is clearly referring to the people who stood against the regime in two nation-wide protests and used social media and the internet to organize and coordinate their protests.

These sentences are absolutely not referring to the regime’s so-called ‘reformist’ factions like that of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani or the of the so-called green movement lead by the Mir-Hossein Mousavi, because none of these factions are targeting the regime’s security and existence, while they are completely in agreement with the regime and have accepted to work under the rule of the Vilayat-e-Faghih (supreme religious rule), empowered by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).