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A fierce blow to the heart of Khomeinism

Tell me who supports you and I’ll tell you who are. This applies to those who are worried about the fate of the ruling Khomeini regime in Iran.

The Revolutionary Guards, Khamenei and all the tools that exported the Khomeini revolution, including the wandering envoy of evil Qassem Soleimani, played a significant role in enabling Bashar al-Assad from slaughtering the Syrians, destroying Syria and spreading social and educational thoughts that will poison generations in the name of “resistance.”

Syria was butchered, Lebanon was occupied, Iraq was sabotaged, Yemen was contaminated, Bahrain was harmed and East Saudi Arabia was defiled in the name of this false slogan. The security of Kuwait, which kept clam throughout the past few years, was also violated.

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Conspiracy against the resistance

The ruler at the presidential palace in Qasioun thinks the Iranian people currently protesting in dozens of cities and towns are mere conspirators against the axis of the resistance!

According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), a source at the Syrian foreign ministry described the Iranian people’s revolt as a “conspiracy” to weaken “the axis of resistance in the region.”

The ruler at the presidential palace thinks the Iranian people protesting in dozens of cities are mere conspirators against the axis of resistance

Mashari Althaydi

When it comes to Hezbollah, the Iranian Khomeini party in Lebanon, the issue is obviously sectarian. The party also conveys the most hideous messages as its supporters recently launched a Twitter hashtag that says: “I support the Guardianship of the Islamic Jurist.”

It’s not strange that Assad’s propaganda machine played the tune of the resistance and conspiracies. This completely echoes the Khomeini propaganda when it said the same about the Syrian people’s revolution against the bleak regime of Assad in 2011. Bashar al-Assad is actually the reecho of Khamenei!

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Different stances

Monitoring stances toward the Iranian revolt reveals plenty of secrets about power sites in the Middle East and in what form they want them to be. Perhaps during another occasion, I will discuss Erdogan’s stance towards the revolution on the Khomeini regime.

There is also a shaky stance worthy of critique such as the case is with the European Union and its high representative for foreign affairs Federica Mogherini who said: “We expect that the right to peaceful demonstration and freedom of expression will be guaranteed after President Rouhani’s public statements.”

No words are softer or more hopeful than these! Meanwhile, President Donald Trump clearly said via Twitter: “The great Iranian people have been repressed for many years.. TIME FOR CHANGE!” Amid this fuss, what is the stance of Iran’s number-one-man, the guardian of the jurist and supreme guide Ali Khamenei?

Khamenei finally commented few days after protests erupted. His comments reflected fear rather than conveying reassurances. He said he will talk about what’s happening “when the time is right,” adding that recent events were a conspiracy by enemies.

This revolt, apart from its fate, directed a fierce blow to the heart of Khomeinism, and it has clearly revealed who fears for it and who is fighting it!

This article is also available in Arabic.
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Saudi journalist Mashari Althaydi presents Al Arabiya News Channel’s “views on the news” daily show “Maraya.” He has previously held the position of a managing senior editor for Saudi Arabia & Gulf region at pan-Arab newspaper Asharq al-Awsat. Althaydi has published several papers on political Islam and social history of Saudi Arabia. He appears as a guest on several radio and television programs to discuss the ideologies of extremist groups and terrorists. He tweets under @Malthaydy.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 3 January 2018 KSA 14:31 - GMT 11:31
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