Saturday, June 04, 2005

Iranians boycott massively the commemoration of Khomeini's death anniversary

SMCCDI (Information Service):
Iranians boycotted massively the commemorative or official ceremonies marking the 16th anniversary of the death of Rooh-Ollah Khomeini. Millions stayed home or used the official holiday in order to go to friendly or familial parties or simply to get out of cities in order to have a moment of joy instead of the regime's promoted cult of death and mourning. READ MORE

The Islamic regime and its leadership faced another fiasco and show of popular rejection of the Islamist ideology and their illegitimate regime. They had to bring in, as they had expected and planned, the same usual professional participants composed of thugs, security and military agents, afraid governmental employees, some elementary or secondary school children or members of the so-called Bassij students (Para military force deployed in Iranian universities).

In Tehran, Capital of the Islamic republic with over 14 million of inhabitants, only less than a hundred thousand of professional or forced demonstrators participated. Hundreds of buses had transferred most of them from various cities in order to able the regime to offer its needed show of popular support.

Even the free food and promises of some welfare were not able to mobilize despite the fact that more than 70% of Iranians are living under poverty level based on regime's official sources.

Same rejective trend is expected for another consecutive commemoration planned for tomorrow and which marks the 38th anniversary of Khomeini's first Islamist rebellion.

Already, massive popular gatherings of expression of joy had tarnished, yesterday evening, the regime's planned or sponsored ceremonies for Khomeini. Many Iranians used, in reality, the occasion offered by Iran's soccer team win over N. Korea in order to show their rejection of the regime, its doctrinal basis and to celebrate the anniversary of Khomeini's death. Women were seen taking off their mandatory veils and dancing or chanting publicly with men despite all the dangers and existing back warded sanctions. Many of them were inured or arrested during brutal retaliatory attacks made by Islamists who used knives, chains, clubs or even acid against their victims.

The founder of the Islamic Republic Regime died on June 4, 1989, ten years after being back from his exile which happened following the Islamist riot of June 5, 1963. The back warded and land owner cleric had promoted a bloody riot against social and political measures instated by the former Imperial regime, such as, the confiscation and distribution of lands to peasants, the secularization of education and justice systems and especially the allowance of Right of Vote to Iranian women.

Wowing revenge, Khomeini will be back to Iran in winter 1979 in order to overthrow the "corrupt and westernized" late Shah's regime and to implement his Islamist ideology. He will promote the idea of "going back to sources" which meant trying to reverse back Iran's path and to adopt many aspects existing 14 centuries ago in the Arabic peninsula.

In his thirst for revenge and absolute power, he won't have any mercy even for those who saved his life, such as, the late General Hassan Pakravan or some of his aids, such as, the power thirsty Sadegh Gotbzadeh. He'll order also the arrest of some of his collaborators or the dismantlement of political groups, such as, the Tudeh Party, Jebhe Melli or Mojahedin of People who helped him to gain power. Thousands of members of such naive groups will be arrested or executed.

The dogmatic and back warded cleric promised heaven and justice but transformed Iran to a minefield of slaughter and butchery from each of its four corners. He promoted a policy of increase of natality and qualified the war with Iraq, which left hundreds of thousands of deaths, as a divine benediction. Young Iranians and children soldiers were sent running on Iraqi mine fields in order to open the way of the Khomeini's Islamist Army for what he was calling the conquest of Jerusalem.

Mothers and fathers having lost a precious child or wives losing a beloved husband, cried out to the heavens as their loved ones were killed or slained at the walls of execution.

Khomeini promised the closing of jails but transformed Iran into a colossal prison in which no thought other than those of back warded Islamists are allowed. He praised the status of women and pledged leading roles for them in an Islamic society but transformed them into black shrouded subjects without any meaningful rights.

The backwarded cleric promised a better economy but transformed one of the most prosperous economies of the late 70's into a total bankruptcy. He promised the divine shine for Iranian youth but transformed thousands of them into hopeless drug addicts or young prostitutes.

Many other promises that Ayatollah Khomeini made turned out to be false promises done in order to lure his naive supporters to commit the biggest mass suicide of the century.

For over 90% of Iranians of our days, Khomeini's name and dark legacy are incarnations of evil, cataclysm, destruction, blood and misery. They know him as the messenger of Satan rather than the God he claimed to represent.

Many compare him to Zahaak, a legendary tyrant of the famous "Epic of the Kings" written by the famous nationalist poet Ferdowsi who was living in 7th century. Based on Ferdowsi's poem, Zahaak was a foreigner and a tyrant who was able to rule in Iran and each day was murdering young Iranians. The fresh blood of his daily victims was used to feed two serpents taking root in his shoulders in order to stop them from killing Zahaak himself. This tale is considered by many Iranians of our days as a prediction which became true with Khomeini's accession to power.

Maybe one of the best commentary about him ever made by western media was written by the London Times, January 1, 2000, which stated:

"Khomeini's rule was, in all significant respects, a disaster.'

'For Iran it was comparable to the Mongoliann invasion of the 13th century.

'For neighboring Islamic nations his effect was to frighten moderate leadership and to paralyze reform.'

'For the rest of the world he bears, in addition, a disastrous responsibility for inspiring and sanctioning state terrorism.'

'All three legacies will be hard to erase. "

Without any doubt, Ayatollah Khomeini will have his place in the dark records of the Iranian contemporary history as a mad man full of hate and ignorance who chose the gradual destruction of a country for fulfilling his thirst of revenge and egocentrism.

The Islamic regime rulers might continue to praise his legacy of doom, devastation and desolation, but the people of Iran have, since years, issued their historical verdict about him by creating a milieu in which the regime is forced to watch over his tomb just to prevent its destruction and defilement. And as Akbar Ganji, one of its first ardent followers who's today expressing redemption, once said in an interview with a German newspaper, " Khomeini will finish in a museum!"

A museum of horror or the dustbin of history: such only choice will be the final sentence of the future Iranian generations on at what degree they'll be able to forget.