Does the COVID disaster in Iran signal the fall of the regime? – opinion
It is no exaggeration to claim that over 95% of the Iranian population today is convinced that the 1979 Shia Islamic revolution in Iran was an absolute mistake, with horrific consequences for themselves as well as for the people of Iran. Middle East and others. of the world.
A high percentage of the 90 million Iranians, in Iran and around the world, are increasingly convinced that the end of the corona epidemic will also mark the end of the current regime. There are two reasons why a coup led by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps against the Iranian National Army is not an option: they have controlled national power and the economy, etc., ever since. the beginning of the Revolution, and on the other hand, because of their loss of national dignity and legitimacy, the result of which is that the vast majority of Iranians do not trust them. They hate them.
For example, Qasem Soleimani – who was killed in January 2020 and who headed the al-Quds division of the Revolutionary Guard Corps – was responsible for the deaths of millions of Syrians, Lebanese, Yemenis, Iraqis, Afghans and Iranians, and was a symbol of terror and terrorism in the eyes of the vast majority of Iranian freedom seekers.
According to the history of Islam, the first imam, Ali, the cousin of the Prophet Muhammad, killed 700 Jews with his sword in one day because they refused to accept Muhammad’s message. This is why the vast majority of the Iranian people will in the foreseeable future unanimously get rid of the Shiite version of Islam and become the first Islamic nation to reject Shia Islam as incompatible with the general culture of Islam. Iran.
Unlike the first 39 years of the Shia Islamic Revolution, the last two years have indeed proved to be decisive in terms of opposition to the regime. The discovery two years ago of the mummified remains of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the father of the Shah, accelerated the general desire – and the understanding among the Iranian population at large – of the urgent need to transform the political and national system. and bring it back to what it is. it was during the time of the Shah’s monarchy.
From the start, while I was still a law student in Paris, I followed Khomeini’s arrival in Paris, and I was the first to openly and officially express his opposition and distress against his revolution, l one of the small minorities at the time who opposed him and his message. It was only later that the general population of Iran realized how right I had been from the very beginning, and only gradually came to see how wrong they had been in her favorable assessment of Khomeini. and its Shiite Islamic revolution. Today, they increasingly recognize that the regime has practiced a system of total corruption and embezzlement of public funds in order to finance terror and dissent in the Middle East and other parts of the world.
Due to the loss of respect for Iran around the world – including the lack of respect for the Iranian passport, Iran’s association with terror, as well as the declining Iranian currency and the losses of banks Iranians – as many as 10 million Iranians have left Iran over the years to settle elsewhere.
It is safe to say that there has never been in Iran a wave of love, respect and admiration for the State of Israel, as the only democracy in the region, and for the culture and Western mentality in general among the many underground anti-regime groups existing in Iran today.
The terrorist regime in Iran obviously wishes to remain in power and will do everything to prevent the masses from expressing or openly expressing their discontent. Therefore, he sees the corona outbreak as just a practical way to keep the people silent and unable to openly voice their opposition, quietly causing death and fear, while just a few months ago, 1,500 Iranians were killed in the streets for openly demonstrating their discontent with the regime. .
People shouted in the streets “No Islam, no Quran” and “Our enemy is here, not in Israel, the United States or elsewhere”. Many young Iranians believe that many Westerners have had a poor view of Iran over the past 41 years of the regime, and that the end of the corona epidemic will also inevitably mean the end of a regime that has fallen apart. turned out to be in fact anti-Iranian.
Statistically, we understand that if the crown caused the death of less than 2% of those infected with COVID in China and elsewhere in Iran, it will likely represent up to 30% of those infected because the regime is deliberately not doing as other countries are doing to fight the disease.
Abbas Mousavi, spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, said that “we do not accept any offer of assistance for basic needs from the United States in the fight against the coronavirus”. Officials say that due to the US financial embargo on Iran, they are unable to purchase basic materials to fight the coronavirus, although US officials have repeatedly said that the food and drugs are not included in the embargo.
The anti-democratic leaders of the revolution claimed at the time that the Iran-Iraq war was a “gift from Allah”, and today they also claim that the corona epidemic is also “a gift from Allah. Allah”.
Many doctors and nurses who risk their lives in hospitals in Iran to save people say that in the eyes of the current regime, human life is of little value.
The regime’s medical services apparently falsely attributed the deaths of hundreds of Iranian citizens in different cities to other illnesses, and did not give the real reason for their deaths as due to COVID. The result of this policy is that the virus deliberately infects the public when family and friends of the dead gather for funerals. In the coming days, the regime will be unable to control the epidemic in Iran, and a catastrophic epidemic could ensue that will not only devastate Iran, but may well jeopardize international health.
Many Iranian intellectuals see the epidemic as a symbol of the regime’s shame. They urgently call on the World Health Organization to intervene to stop a corona disaster of holocaust proportions in the near future, with thousands, if not millions, dead on Iranian streets.
The writer is the founder of the Peace and Love movement for Iranian expatriates in Israel and around the world.