Like any Iranian living in exile, I have had my own doubts and fears about a possible military strike against Iran. At times I defended it and at times I opposed it. Though I was never opposed to a military strike against the mullahs in principle. I remember when I was in Iran a few years ago, I heard and saw people begging and asking for some sort of military action against the regime. And it's totally understandable why the Israelis and at times Americans (until 0bama came to office at least) or even the Europeans are concerned about the Iranian regime's nuclear program. And it is quite understandable why they would want to cripple this crazy regime's WMD program. Beyond that, we can all agree that the threat of a nuclear armed Iran is so grave that it can not be ignored or contained.
As the regime enters its most violent phase yet, there are renewed calls for military strikes against mullahs' nuke facilities. Like I said before, I am not opposed to it in principle. It's important to have this threat removed by any means. Because this regime, if armed with the A-bomb, is a threat to us Iranians first and a bigger threat to the fragile stability of our planet. They'll hold us hostage and will blackmail the world at every whim. That can not happen. However, I think those of us who do not object to this strike in principle should demand that any military strike against the regime would not be done half-assed. Otherwise, we'll be back to square one in a short time. What we want is that any military option against the regime must also be conducted in a way that would help topple the regime in its entirety exactly like it was done in other places, most notably Afghanistan, Iraq or in Balkan's states. If not, this would prolong the suffering of Iranian people. That is not acceptable either. Any strike against the regime must also be aimed at the very foundations of it as well. Let's get rid of the mullahs before it is late.
P.S: A reader emailed me and asked me to be more clear about what I want in a military strike. Okay, here's what is on my wish list: Once air strikes resumed, hit the regime hard everywhere. From its ministries to IRGC/Basij bases. Do to the rapist mullahs what was basically done during US led Operation Allied Force in late 1990s in Serbia/Yugoslavia that eventually helped pave the way for the overthrow of Milosevic. I want the regime destroyed and its leaders dead. Pragmatist or hardliner, they all must die in order to have a free Iran. Anything short of overthrowing the mullahs is worse than military action itself.