Jun 25 2009
It seems a majority of the nation of Iran are not happy with the coup d’etat pulled by Pretend President Ahmedinejad and the Supreme Leader Khamenei in the recent Iranian election:
More than 180 Iranian MPs appear to have snubbed an invitation to celebrate President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s election win, local press reports say.
All 290 MPs were invited to the victory party on Wednesday night, but only 105 turned up, the reports say.
A BBC correspondent says the move is a sign of the deep split at the top of Iran after disputed presidential polls.
By my math nearly 2/3rds of the PM’s did not show up. IfÂ parliamentÂ comes even close to representing the views of the nation (I doubt that very much) than at least 2/3rds of the country is tipping towards opposition. If that mass of people realize their power to change the direction of the country through another revolution, the Iranian Regime will fall.
Update: As if to add an exclamation point to this news, Rasfanjani appears to have enough support to also remove the Supreme Leader!
As the Iranian government continues to crackdown on protestors against the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, behind the scenes there is reported to be movement which, although hidden, could bring an end the reign of the country’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Khamenei and Mr Ahmadinejad.
Behind the scenes Khamenei’s arch rival, Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani is believed to be working to remove the Supreme Leader and is even reported to be considering abolishing the post of Supreme Leader altogether in what would be the biggest constitutional change since the Islamic Revolution in 1979.
According to Al-Arabiya, high-up sources say that Rafsanjani has already gained enough support within the Assembly for the removal of Khamenei, but has found less of a positive response to the proposal to replace the position of Supreme Leader altogether.
This dovetails with what we have been hearing about Grand Ayatollah Sistani’s efforts from Iraq:
The discussions have taken place in a series of secret meetings convened in the holy city of Qom and included Jawad al-Shahristani, the supreme representative of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, who is the foremost Shiite leader in Iraq.
An option being considered is the resignation of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as Iranâ€™s president following condemnation by the United States and other European nations for violence and human rights violations against unarmed protestors.
Sistaniâ€™s appeal does not end at the Iraqi border, as Iranians increasingly observe his leadership with interest and fondness. Some are â€œintrigued by the more freewheeling experiment in Shiâ€™ite empowerment taking place across the border in Iraq,â€ which is fundamentally different in approach than the Iranian theocratic brand of dictated observance and obedience. The Boston Globeâ€™s Anne Barnard reports that within Tehranâ€™s own central bazaar, â€œan increasing number of merchants are sending their religious donations, a 20 percent tithe expected from all who can spare it, to Iraqâ€™s most senior Shiâ€™ite cleric.â€
These are incredible, Earth shaking events. Fingers crossed that the Muslim Street and lead clerics are about ready to change course away from the oppressive and violent Islamo Fascist future that most thought would be the future of Islam after 9-11. Since President George Bush decided to go on the offensive, people like Bin Laden – who used to be seen as the future of Islam – have been turned into the enemy of Islam on the Muslim Streets of Iraq, Afghanistan and to a great degree in Pakistan. None of the ‘moderate’ Arab Muslim states like Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE and others have been embracing radical Islam, and have in fact been trying to fight it.
The dominos that President Bush began to push on are still tipping, and hopefully in our direction.