‘Iran’s Ayatollahs are Doomed’: Les Dernieres Nouvelles d’Alscace of France
Are we watching the death throes of a decrepit and corrupt dictatorship – or the beginnings of a Persian-style Tienanmen?
According to Jean-Claude Kiefer of France’s Les Dernieres Nouvelles d’Alsace, the mullahs that run the Islamic Republic are ‘doomed’ because openness to the outside is a mortal threat to the regime there – and as anyone who tweets can see – openness of one kind or another is in Iran to stay.
For Dernieres Nouvelles d’Alsace, Jean-Claude Kiefer writes in part:
“For fear of one day having to account for their actions, the regime of the small strikes out ever harder, in a spiral of violence specific to all desperate dictatorships … History will one day render its verdict on whether this was triggered by Barack Obama’s outstretched hand. But to remain the masters, the theocrats need ‘Great Satan’ to be shouted at every gathering. Openness to the outside world is a mortal threat to the ayatollahs.
“In any event, Europe and the United States have no option but that of virtuous condemnation. The implosion will come.”
By Jean-Claude Kiefer
Translated By Philippe Guittard
June 21, 2009
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In Tehran, every hour that passes is like a terrible countdown clock ticking away toward a brutal repression or perhaps a bloodbath. All in the name of God, according to the ayatollahs, on behalf of the “Islamic order” advocated by religious leaders desperate to maintain their theocracy. In reality, it is a dictatorship that guarantees them privileges and impunity on a bed of corruption.
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