The Iranian people, regardless of ethnicity or religion, have been suffering due to the critical political and economical conditions of the country in the past forty years, with the clergymen, IRGC officials, and those connected to them being the only exception. The Islamic Republic and its terrorist organization of Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), not only have caused agony and devastation for the Iranian people but have also disturbed the peace and stability in neighboring countries.
The Islamic Republic’s global campaign of terror has included as many as 360 targeted assassinations in more than 40 countries to date. Regional countries, as well as the U.S. and EU, have consistently highlighted Iran’s role in the global exportation of terrorism.
The majority of these assassinations, especially the ones in Europe, happened while Ali Fallahian served as the minister of intelligence from 1989 to 1997 under the presidency of Ali Akbar Rafsanjani. Shapour Bakhtiar, Abdorrahman Boroumand, Fereydoun Farrokhzad, Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, Sadegh Sharafkandi, Kazem Rajavi, and Reza Mazlouman are some of the prominent faces of the opposition, all assassinated in various ways and in different countries while Fallahian held office as the minister of intelligence. The Islamic Republic has been accused of involvement in the deadly 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Argentina and a number of Iranian officials have been convicted or summoned to international courts of law for their connection to various assassinations and terrorist attacks.
The sanctions on Iranian people which are a direct result of the IRGC expansionist and interventionist policies, regional adventures, and exportation of terrorism is a prime example of how the Islamic Republic has simultaneously driven more than one hundred million Muslims in Iran, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Lebanon, and Afghanistan to the edge of starvation and poverty.
Iran’s eight-year war with Iraq that saw millions of people injured, displaced, and killed was also instigated by Khomeini, threatening Iraq’s sovereignty and questioning Saddam’s rule for several years. Hundreds of thousands of Iranians were aimlessly massacred at the hands of Inexperienced and uneducated commanders, such as Mohsen Rezaei, whose unorthodox tactics according to himself resulted in the deaths of thousands of soldiers in several missions, or Ghasem Soleimani, who was only a worker before joining the army, and Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf who became chief commander of the Imam Reza Brigade at the age of 21 and chief commander of Nasr Division a year later.
It was Israel that came to Iran’s rescue during the war with Iraq and provided the army with key military equipment to prevent Iran’s early defeat against a powerful Iraq. The IRGC’s total control of Iran’s economy through its engineering arm, the Khatam al-Anbiya Construction Headquarters, has gotten to the point that Tehran Municipality recently announced the hand-over of all “megaprojects” in the capital to the IRGC.
The Islamic Republic’s role in poverty, corruption, theft, murder, detainment, and torture of Iranian people, fueling wars, and exporting terrorism in the region, is clearly evident.
The real enemy of Iranians and all peoples of middle-east is the Islamic Republic, a close ally of China, the same country that is committing acts of genocide against more than a million Muslims, and also an ally with Russia, responsible for killing Chechen Muslims, and lastly, an ally with Syria, actively killing and displacing its own unarmed civilians.
Today we witness Israel striking peace accords with various Muslim countries while Iran continues to meddle in the internal affairs of regional countries, such as Shia majority Azerbaijan, attempting to further destabilize regional peace and stability. Even from an Islamic point of view, to decide only three of the most brutal countries committing atrocities against Muslims, only three countries come to mind: Iran, China, and Russia.