Chaos and Crisis serves the Islamic Republic
By: Amil Imani
October 30, 2005
On behalf of the voiceless Iranian people in
, I strongly condemn the recent blatant comments calling for the destruction of
the great nation of
by the newly selected President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iranian
people neither agree with the handpicked President Ahmadinejad’s comments, nor
have any such desire to eradicate the people of
. As a matter of fact, Iranians are very proud of the action of their champion
of human rights, Cyrus the Great. It was this great Persian trailblazer of human
rights, who freed the Jews from captivity and promoted freedom of culture,
religion and beliefs in the vast empire under his rule, something we wish to
Political correctness is the normal tongue of politicians.
What we are seeing coming from the Islamic regime in
is an aculeate tongue from a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their
views on others. Ahmadinejad, the ultra-conservative President of the Islamic
Republic, after all, is a former hostage taker and an assassin who killed Dr.
Ghasemlu, the head of Iran Kurdish Democratic Party. Once again, he is creating
chaos and crisis to give life to the Islamic regime. His comments are meant for
the Islamic Republic hegemony in the greater Middle East and intended to divert
the world’s attention from the real internal problems in
. We should be expecting more of the same in the future.
"Ahmadinejad has clearly declared the doctrine of his
government. He is returning
to the revolutionary goals it was pursuing in the 1980s," said Mohammad
Sadeq Hosseini, an expert on Middle Eastern affairs.
"By these comments, Ahmadinejad is committing himself
to those goals. He is also sending the message that his government won't back
Since coming to existence twenty-seven years ago, the
founder of the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Khomeini set the stage for absolute
power through creating chaos and crisis. Chaos and crises have emerged as the
new policy of the Islamic Republic. At the beginning of the revolution, while
Iranian people were getting ready to obliterate the Khomeini and his Islamic
lackeys, the American hostage crisis and their captivity took place. This was
much needed crises for Khomeini and his gang to suppress the Iranian people’s
aspirations for greater freedom, while challenging the “Great Satan”, which
helped to solidify their position among the poor and most Muslim countries.
This chaos and crises escalated for eight more years as
Iraqis launched a surprised attack on
. As President select Ahmadinejad himself stated, this war was a blessing from
God. This crucial eight year war with
allowed the Islamic Republic to take shape while continuing fabrications, lies,
harassment, arrests, murders and intimidation of the Iranian people. If Saddam
had not attacked
, more than likely, the Islamic regime would have collapsed at its early stages.
After all, people did not sacrifice their children so that they could have a
tyrannical Islamic cult to rule over them.
After the war, the Islamic Republic continued its brutal
purges, killing anyone perceived as opponent. The tyrannical and brutal regime
imposed and forced millions of Iranians to run away from their homeland. The war
left behind hundreds of thousands of Iranians dead or homeless. Now, the Islamic
Republic needed another reason for chaos and crises to continue its mission of
creating an Islamic nation. What better choice other than diverting the
attention to the most detested nation by the Muslims in the heart of the Arab
world, the State of Israel which has been involved in a conflict with the
Palestinians for half a century!
When the revolution went sour and her children grew up, the
Khomeini’s dream of making
a pure form of an Islamic nation collapsed. It simply backfired on the
Islamists. The vast majority of the population had already written them off, but
the regime refused to leave peacefully. Again, anytime they were on the verge of
extinction, they created new or renewed chaos and crises.
Khomeini and his supporters learned from the Stalinist
techniques of establishing informers in every neighborhood. This, coupled with
fierce punishments for suspected traitors and their families, created a fear
among the population that made rebellion difficult. More importantly, it created
a group of thugs, torturers and secret policemen who were hated by the
population. This hate was good for the leaders of the Islamic regime, for it
ensured the loyalty of these henchmen, these foreign thugs.
Ayatollah Khomeini was a harsh and brutal tyrant. His
mission was to purge pre-Islamic vestiges and to create a true Islamic nation,
something his heir Ayatollah Ali Khamenehi and his loyal disciple President
Ahmadinejad dreamed about. With the selection of Mohammad Khatami in August 1997
as the Iranian president, the world and especially European countries started
appeasement policies, ignoring all the warning signs by the Iranian oppositions
abroad. This gave the Islamic regime eight more precious years to secretly
research and development of their Islamic bomb. The regime has emptied out the
wealth of the nation in developing the most devastating bomb, the nuclear bomb
and the missiles to deliver them.
Whether or not the Islamic regime actually possesses the
bomb or not is still in question. One thing is for certain, they have the
technology and the will to use them and to share them with the terrorists. In
this could have been tolerated and most Iranians would have defended the right
of the Iranian nation to develop a nuclear bomb for the purpose of deterrence.
However, with the dismal record of the unstable Islamic Republic, acquiring a
bomb equates to a very uncertain future.
Now is the prefect time for the community of nations to
implement maximum pressure against the Islamic Republic to behave in a civilized
manner and to bow to the will of its people. However, if they refuse, they must
be censured by the world community and expelled from the United Nations.
Amil Imani, a native of
, is a poet, essayist, novelist, literary translator and pro democracy activist.