THE assassination of the father of the Iranian nuclear bomb programme has revealed the extent of the security wear and tear that the Tehran regime suffers from, as well as the level of indifference that the Iranians have reached as a result of the successive living crises that have continued since the time their demagogic, dark Mullaist mentality led the country to chaos and caused it to be classified as a rogue terrorist state.
If that regime rules as per Islamic values and teachings like it claims, the situation wouldn’t have reached the current state of deterioration. Forty years after the success of Khomeini’s coup against the Shah, this large state retreated back several centuries when it was moving towards building a large industrial force that would form a Middle Eastern base for the launch of which Muhammad Reza Pahlavi had employed great capabilities.
A man who lived in the past came forward to take advantage of the political contradictions during a delicate moment both regionally and internationally. He holds the country by a stranglehold, as Hitler did to the German nation, Musso-lini to the Italian nation, as well as the Japanese during the period between the two world wars.
The difference between them and Khomeini is that these countries had great industrial capabilities, assets, research centers, scientists, and an experienced military force, unlike Iran, which was still in the first steps of industrial devel-opment and food self-sufficiency before 1979. The new regime had relied on the sectarian element in marketing itself regionally, deluding its ability to tighten that nerve by establishing a sectarian militia system that stirred up strife in the region.
Khomeini and his overthrowing gang did not work on bringing a civilized rule in Iran without the help of international intelligence services that were seeking to enter the region through a tunnel of problems and wars, after the rise of several voices, including the Shah of Iran, over the unfairness of oil prices, especially after he said in 1973 that, “Fair oil prices must range between $80 and $90 a barrel.”
Some major countries saw this as a rebellion against their will. Khomeini was the best opportunity for them, because his coup against the Shah meant fulfilling Henry Kissinger’s prophecy of “The Hundred-Year War in the Middle East be-tween Sunnis and Shiites”.
Khomeini’s sectarianism and his allies after him ignited this prophecy with the sectarian strife that it provoked in the region. It is true that the allies eliminated Hitler, but the Germans sought several times to assassinate him. As for Mus-solini, the Italians hanged him on a power pole, while Saddam Hussein was hanged after leaving behind him hundreds of thousands of dead.
However, the end of the rule of the Mullahs, who committed massacres against the Iranian opposition and the people of the region and whose terrorism reached Latin America and Africa, will not be much different from the end of the Khmer Rouge and their leader Pol Pot, who killed 1.5 million Cambodians within four years. The assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh and before him Qassem Soleimani may be the beginning of the end of this criminal regime.
By Ahmed Al-Jarallah
Editor-in-Chief, the Arab Times