A peek behind the curtain of the Iranian regime

The Iranian Regime has two pillars that keep its façade upright while it crumbles elsewhere: domestic repression and the export of fundamentalist Islamic terrorism.

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and their militant Quds Force, led by Qassem Suleimani, who is responsible for the IRGC’s extraterritorial operations, are the main parties responsible for this.

Some in the West are fooled by this and the so-called moderate President Hassan Rouhani who tells them not to pay attention to what goes on behind the curtain, but let’s take just a small peek behind that curtain.

Executions

Amnesty International published a 94-page report called “Caught in a web of repression: Iran’s human rights defenders under attack”, earlier this year, which detailed Iran’s horrific human rights violations and the rising tide of executions.

The Iranian Regime has long been the world’s leading executioner per capita; with many executions taking place in public as a warning to anyone who dares to defy the Regime and many, many more taking place in secret in prison dungeons.

Over 3,500 people have been killed since Rouhani took office in 2013, with 350 executions in 2017 alone. The current ‘Justice’ Minister Alireza Avaie appears on numerous international watch lists for his human rights violations and played a leading role in the 1988 Massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners; most of whom were members and supporters of Iran’s main opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

The previous ‘Justice’ Minister, Mustafa Pourmahaddi, even bragged that he was ‘proud’ of his role in the massacre. How can there be justice in this Regime if those are the people put in charge of it?

Terrorism

It is no secret that the Iranian Regime is the godfather of terrorism, which is the main source of systematic human rights violations and expanding conflicts across the region.

The IRGC is responsible for the terrorist attacks across the Middle East from Syria to Yemen to Iraq to Lebanon, maintaining close links to Sunni and Shiite terrorist groups, but all the while it portrays itself as the West’s ally in the fight against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

Those familiar with the Regime know that this was just a cover for the Regime to take over parts of these countries in an effort to create their Shiite Crescent across the Middle East. It is now well known that the Iranian Regime collaborated with al-Qaeda from whom ISIS splintered off from and that the IRGC has links to both.

Human Rights activist Heshmat Alavi wrote: “Iran’s regime, known as the beating heart of Islamic fundamentalism, has never considered sectarian differences an obstacle to cooperate with extremists.

Tehran seeks to strengthen its resolve in the objective of furthering influence and global support for fundamentalism and terrorism…Iran’s rulers, and their cohorts spread in various countries, seek the same objective of establishing a ruthless caliphate by deploying global jihad. This practice hinges on unbridled brutality, misogyny and immorality to its utmost extent. No limits in barbarity and viciousness is accepted by these parties in their effort to reach their objectives.”

Luckily, the US Sectary of Defence James Matthis, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson appear to recognise the danger of the Iranian Regime and why it must be countered.

McMaster said: “What the Iranians have done across the broader Middle East is fuel and accelerate these cycles of violence so that they can take advantage of these chaotic environments, take advantage of weak states, to make them dependent on them for support. We have to address what is a growing Iranian capability and an ability to use proxies, militias, terrorist organizations to advance their aim, their hegemonic aims in the region.”

These ‘hegemonic aims’ are currently most visible in Yemen, where the Iran-backed Houthis have fired Iranian-made missiles at Saudi Arabia and assassinated the former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh as he tried to negotiate with the Saudi-led coalition to aid the internationally recognised government.

Punishment

There is no one who can truthfully deny the crimes of the Iranian Regime. Their verbal assaults on those who speak truth soon turn violent and bring the rest of the world into chaos but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Alavi wrote: “Iran’s increasing meddling abroad is not a policy signalling this regime’s strength. In fact, facing deep domestic crises, Tehran is attempting to cloak its internal weakness by increasing its influence across the region on the one hand, and resorting to sabre-rattling to prevent the international community from adopting a firm policy.”

Taking the Regime seriously by imposing severe sanctions for human rights violations and support for terrorism will bring the Regime to its knees. Supporting the democratic Iranian Resistance Forces will strike the death blow.

Source » ncr-iran

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