Iran’s Corrupt Mullah Society is Erupting and Falling Apart!
Several fine articles in the NYTimes by Thomas Erdbrink, [1/1/18/,12/29/17] have underscored how the deteriorating economy of Iran has forced the youth of this majestic country to riot in both large cities, Tehran and Mashdid.
Right now, the official unemployment rate for Iranian [Shi’ites] youth is over 40%. The exact same number as in Saudi Arabia [Sunni Muslims]. This means that an overwhelming number of Iranian’s future can no longer be entrusted to either Ayatollah Sayyid Ali Khameini [Supreme Leader of Iran] or President Hassan Rouhani.
Despite the fact that foreign investments have been flowing into this talent-rich country with an unprecedented number of major construction investments; none of those ‘forty percenters’ will have access to those future jobs/projects.
Answer: Massive political/religious corruption engendered by Khameini’s righthand henchman, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard [IRG] General Suleimani. He and his military cohorts have mercilessly gobbled Iran’s commerce in full; leaving not even a morsel for the poor and destitute.
The IRG, as w/ China’s PLA, employ a completely fabricated front company called: ‘Khatam-al Anbiya’ to garner the spoils of war in the Middle East [Syria, Iraq, Yemen]. They also leech any foreign contracts [French Renault] that enter Iran.
This ersatz, highly profligate company translates as “Seal of the Prophet” [Erdbrink, 10/21/17]. Like the sickly Shah Pahlavi’s dysfunctional administration, this one created by Khameini’s father Ayatollah Khomeini is more perfidiously dystopic. Some history: I had unsuccessfully attempted to negotiate the Iran Hostage Siege with the senior Ayatollah.
Most revolutions in the Middle East lend themselves to appear as a religious factotum disguising a completely nefarious enterprise—with “Islamic Holy Water” sprayed over it. Another example: Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood was as corrupt as Mubarak’s former administration. Now, former General Sisi,is the new President of Egypt and takes his usual cut from any overseas and domestic businesses [usually American military aid]. Nothing much changes, except the different palms of greed that receive the dirty money.
I was very impressed by the Iranian youth on my trip to Iran several years ago. They had demonstrated an extreme intelligence as well as a strong passion for reform which would allow them to practice in any job utilizing their advance university degrees. I realized then that if the IRG would take advantage of these highly educated, non-religious youths there could be a major shift in power. I had forewarned my colleagues that the Iranian Revolution of the late 1970’s which had brought Islam into a historically secular Iran would eventually find itself once again—becoming secular—as it should be.
Now is the time!
In three days of protests, the Tehran University students demanded the death of both Khameini and Rouhani. Let me assure you that these were not idle threats. There have been sporadic reports that the IRG is being held accountable for their pervasive, intrusive back-handed business practices.
“Over the summer, several IRG officials were arrested on suspicion of corruption by the intelligence service of the organization itself….”
“More recently, Khatam-al Anbyia was sidelined in two major oil and shipping projects which went to bidders from France and South Korea.” [Edbrink, 10/21/17].
I would be content to see Iran turn back to its secular roots that had been embedded in a narrative where Jews prayed to both Darius and Cyrus the Great for having liberated us from the shackles of Babylon. I encourage the world to assist these incredibly brave youths to defy the mandates and forced ideological indenture of self-anointed so called “Holy Islamic Fakirs”.
The true Muslim leaders of the Holy City of Qom have insisted that both Khameini and Rouhani give these deserving children of God their chance for a day in the sun without covering them with the false pretense of religious fervor. Of the 100,000 Muslim clerics in Iran, over 60,000 of them are located in that holy city—Qom!
This is what they have to say:
“Attack is the best defense!”
They also added:
“The employment of nuclear weapons is both ILLEGAL and HARAM!” [Proscribed by the Koran]