The clashes in Iran continue, as the protesters enter the 7th day of their demonstrations. For a background, please read my previous post. The people not only chant anti-regime slogans and directly demand the overthrow of the Islamic Republic, but they also continue with their pro-monarchy slogans. According to international media, more than 10 people have been killed. Here are some new clips from Iran, from the last 2 days.
During the last weeks, specially the last days, several protest and demonstrations have occurred all over Iran. These are the largest protests in Iran since the 2009 protests which was brutally crushed by the Islamic Regimes security apparatus.
The background for these demonstrations are multi-factorial:
Den 25 november 2016 dog Fidel Castro. Ett år har gått sedan dess. 1959 tog Castro makten, först som statsminister, och därefter som president. I 47 år var han Cubas ledare. Jag skall inte på något sätt gå in på om Castro var bra eller dålig. Inte skall jag heller gå in på diskussionen om socialism, kommunism och kapitalism. Jag vill istället diskutera Fidel Castro ur en Iransk vinkel.
In 1979 the Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, left the country as an Islamic Republic was founded by Rohollah Khomeini. Since then, hundreds of million dollars have been used by the Islamic regime in Iran to destroy the image of the Shah and the monarchy. Today, as 38 years have passed since the Islamic take-over of Iran, and 37 years have passed since the death of the Shah in Cairo, we clearly establish that the Islamic Republic has failed.
Indeed, the support for the Shah is increasing for everyday, as the people of Iran to a greater degree understands how the many accusations towards the Shah and his reign was mostly lies and fabrications. The support for the late Shah and the monarchy is of such magnitude that the Islamic regime has stated that the monarchists are the largest threat to the regime: Abbas Salimi Namin, a high ranking member of the Islamic regime and close to the supreme leader Ali Khamenei, former editor-in-chief of the influential newspaper ”Kayhan” and later the director of the ”Office of Iranian History”, stated in an interview with the ”Student News Agency” that the monarchists are the greatest threat to the security of the Islamic republic.
1979 skakades Iran av en revolt. Shahen av Iran lämnade landet och Khomeini införde en islamisk republik. Den nya islamiska republiken firade sitt maktövertag med massavrättningar. Från och med februari 1979 till början på december 1981, avrättades mer än 3200 personer. Under 3 dagar, mellan 18-20 september 1981, avrättade mer än 300 människor [Amnesty International rapport. AI Index: MDE 1981-12-13. Distr: NS/C].