What to Do with Iran’s Mullahs


There is a non-violent solution, without appeasement, that offers the best chance for resolving the impasse: change of regime in Iran.

Selected president Hassan Rouhani’s bellicosity notwithstanding, the Islamic Republic of Iran is on the verge of collapse upon the head of the despised mullahs and their emblematic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).  A few nudges from the outside world would serve as the tipping point for the long-suffering Iranians to rise and bury the mullahs in the graveyard that they so richly deserve and have made of Iran.

Here are some indicators of how seriously the Islamic Republic is ailing:

– The $100 barrel of oil is no more.  It is down around $62.  Oil money is the mullahs’ lifeblood.  The Mullahs are strapped.  They can’t pay the salaries of teachers and other government employees, including their terrorist proxies.  Rouhani’s largess to buy and hold his constituency has exacerbated the problem.  The Islamic Republic is unable to continue financing its terrorist clients abroad.

– The great majority of Iranians are fed up with the misrule of the Islamic Republic.  Students, workers, and women’s groups have been at the forefront of fighting the Islamists.  Even among the high-ranking clergy, significant widespread dissention is surfacing.  Ayatollahs in the twin holy cities of Qom and Mashhad are in trouble.  Recent uprisings started in Mashhad and then spread across the country.

– Tehran is already quivering under the mild U.N. and U.S. sanctions and is desperately avoiding tougher Security Council resolution.  The mullahs’ smiling emissary, former president Muhammad Khatami, presented one of the mullahs’ initiatives to Americans and European personalities at the latest World Economic Forum in Davos.  Khatami’s initiative includes the willingness of the mullahs to suspend uranium enrichment under some reasonable-sounding conditions.  At the moment, the Islamic regime has restricted Khatami’s activity, and he is barred from leaving the country.

– The Islamic Republic finds itself isolated and has decided not to carry out its threat of suspending relations with countries that voted in support of the U.N. sanctions, nor have the mullahs summoned the ever ready thugs on their payroll to demonstrate and harass the embassies of those nations.

– Iran is timidly putting up with the U.S. arrest and interrogation of its senior Revolutionary Guard commanders in Iraq.

– The very mild U.N. sanctions are already rattling the Iranian economy.  Even after the nuclear deal, the perception was that Iran’s economy will excel.  But it backfired.  The rial, Iran’s currency, is shaky; the business community is deeply worried; and thousands of contracts remain unsigned due to uncertainty of what might happen next.

– Experts predict that hundreds of thousands of Iranian workers will join the already swelled ranks of the unemployed in short order, even under the present mild sanctions.  Senior foreign diplomats report a significant “moderation” in the mullahs’ behavior and signs that they wish to get themselves out of the present predicament.

– Fear of a possible attack by the U.S. has badly shaken the morale of the ruling elite, who see their ill gotten wealth and power in serious jeopardy.  The multi-billionaire mullahs are moving their assets out of the country and transferring it to a safer place.

– The Islamic Republic is facing serious setbacks in Lebanon, in the Palestinian Territory, in Syria, and even in Iraq.  The mullahs’ attempt to seize power in Lebanon has aroused much of the Lebanese population against them, and their proxy, Lebanon’s Hezb’allah, is in disarray.  The Iraqi thug-cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army, the mullahs’ mercenary force, face serious problems due to the pressures from the U.S. and the Iraqi government.  In recent weeks, hundreds of Mahdi fighters have been killed, and many more have been arrested.

– The above is by no means an exhaustive list of troubles the mullahs face.  Yet they should make us realize that both Rouhani and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and his gang are on shaky ground now that the Iranian people in all strata of life in Iran despise them.  A nudge here, a nudge there will likely topple the Islamofascist’s regime and save everyone a lot of trouble.

It is dangerous and unnecessary to attack Iran militarily, nor does the U.S. need to go the route of appeasement with a seriously weak adversary, as the IRI under the rule of the mullahs is now proving itself to be.  The most effective and prudent solution is to change the regime in Iran.  This idea is hardly new.  What is new: here is a list of non-violent undertakings that holds considerable promise in disposing the homicidal-suicidal Mullahs. Governments should enact the following:



March 3, 2018 | Comments »

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