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Reader comment on item: Unleash the Iranian Opposition[, the Mujahedeen-e Khalq]

Submitted by Blackspeare (United States), Jul 11, 2007 at 14:57

Now we're talking. Regime change as Bush was so fond of vocalizing in the past is best accomplished internally. Iran is loaded with an intelligent, relatively young restive population, and further more the mullahs do not have a big constituency there. It cannot be hard to find a critical mass of people who want to support democratic revolution in Iran. The Iranian Constitution of 1906 is remarkably modern, and Iranian intellectuals have in fact been debating the best form of government for their country for many years. Iranian workers are in a semi-open revolt against the regime, along with such minority groups as the Kurds, the Balouchis, the Azeris, and the Ahwazi Arabs, the largest and most active being the Mujahedeen-e Khalq. In other words, most of the Iranian people are opposed to the theocratic reactionary government.

Also, Iranian sponsorship of both Shi'a and Sunni jihadist groups needs to come out more especially in Iraq. This shatters all preconceived notions----the war in Iraq isn't sectarian, it's ideological----It's not civil, it's regional.

One of the underlying aims of the Iraq War was to create a stabilized Iraq in order to destabilize Iran. But perhaps a better alternative is to destabilize Iran in order to stabilize Iraq!

One of the underlying reasons that the US will not actively pursue an Iranian revolution is our close tie to Turkey. The Turks are fearful that any sudden change in the Iranian politic will spur the Iranian Kurds to align with the Iraqi Kurds to align with the Turkish Kurds and bingo there's goes part of Turkey, Iraq, and Iran and to that I say----it's about time. The Kurds have the distinction of being the longest running indigenous people, in this world, to have never had their own nation.

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