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Fereydoun, is that really true?

Reader comment on item: Empower Iranians vs. Tehran
in response to reader comment: Empower Iranians ... ?

Submitted by Kepha Hor (United States), Jul 20, 2011 at 00:01

Fereydoun, my impression of the Iranian revolution was that it was a truly popular movement of the Iranian people. I also understand that the MeK are the largest Iranian opposition to the mullah-ocracy. Further, my guess is that any American backing to an alternative oppositionist force in Iran would be the kiss of death for that movement. My guess is that the Iranian street wants a state in which apostasy from Islam is a capital offense and for which America remains the "Great Shaitan" as much as for what we are as for anything we've done (like, back in 1946, having made it impossible for the Soviets to make Iran a bigger Afghanistan during the 1950's and '60's).

I'll be glad to be proven wrong, but I'm wary of any further intervention in the Islamic world. The whole region from the Great Wall of China to the Atlantic Ocean is so wrapped up in conspiracy theorizing they'll always bite the hand that feeds them and kiss the boot that kicks them.


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