Mehdi Rohani: Iranians Will Take to the Streets
The head of a U.S.-based Iranian opposition group told Al Arabiya TV that groups in Iran, in coordinated planning with military generals inside the Islamic republic, are planning to hold mass demonstrations on Friday.
“We said we do not want a revolution or war; the only way is a tactical, psychological warfare,” former Iranian Imperial Air Force Maj. Gen. Mehdi Rohani, head of “Oghab-e- Iran” (Iran’s Eagle), said.
According to General Rohani, there is a military principle that says that the movement of the masses, given their speed and numbers, can leave any military helpless to squash the revolt.
Iran’s Eagle formed during the Pahlavi Era in the United States. It regularly sends television and radio broadcasts in an attempt to unite Iranians to overthrow what it calls the non-Iranian barbaric Islamic Mullah’s regime in a civil and non-violent popular movement.
Iranians took on the streets following June 2009 presidential elections there and protested against the disputed victory of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who was elected president over opposition candidates Mir-Hossein Mousavi and Mehdi Karroubi.
In 2011, a series of demonstrations across Iran started on Feb. 14 February, which became known as “The Day of Rage.”
The general said the previous protests proved Iranians having the capacity and the intelligence to push for change.