Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Not Opposed

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.


MsRightwinger said...

*Administers CPR to resuscitate life back into my shocked Liberal friends* They would be dumb-founded if they saw this. Good work as always.

YIkes said...

Hit the nuclear facilities, Khamenei's house and the majlis when it's in full session with all the bigwigs present - Ahmadinejad & Rafsanjani included.

Mehran said...

I'm afraid the West doesn't have the right moral compass or the will to act with the necessary decisiveness and determination. Most of the Western leaders don't have an over-arching philosophy, a coherent strategy or a game plan.

They just bumble along, stumbling from crisis to crisis, and of course always willing to talk to the people who threaten their very existence. Almost all of them, including and especially that vastly overrated wimp (or is it 'pimp?') in the White House just want to make nice with the mullahs. Business as usual, basically.

Also the moment there's a whiff of an attack you can guarantee that the sleeper cell of the mullahs, namely the anti-war coalition comprised of Islamist cut-throats and their mercenaries like that fat charlatan Galloway, hairy lesbians and tree-hugging layabouts, and farty liberal peaceniks, spring into action and organise 'peace' rallies all over the place, and present Iran as this plucky independent little country being attacked by blood-sucking and baby-killing Zionists and Big Oil. It works every time. A truly ghastly state of affairs all round.

My only hope is that Israel can and will do something, irrespective of what the mob and the disdainful liberal commentariat will say.

Louise said...

Yes. At least let it not be in vain that all those people who have been arrested, beaten, shot, raped and murdered.

saggezard said...

I agree Winston, my cousin, a very intelligent and highly educated student born after 1979, called me after Saddam was invaded and told me people were dreaming of the day that the mullahs would see the same fate. Now it is written in stone that the Ayatollahs will use any sort of barbaric tool to insure their own survival. The only way is for a moral foreign entity to aid the people's aspirations of total removal of the religious establishment. But Obama will not see the light, he is just another Jimmy Carter.

Winston said...

sag, I was there. I know it all well. I do remember one day in summer of 2004 when I was in front of Red Crescent drug store (daroo khaneye helal ahmar - that is in charge of selling government subsidized/expensive medicinee), one of the people, frustrated with the system was begging and yelling and shouting about why Pres Bush did not do to Mullahs what he had done to Saddam. I know full well that the Iranian people want mullahs punished and they know they can't do it themselves.