Freedom for fools
A bloody, messy, destructive conflict just so we can
be "rid of the mullahs"?
By B. Banaei
March 26, 2003
A. Shahmolki's polemic, "Unapologetic
imperial rule", is directed to all of those Iranians
who back the American Neoconservative doctrine of regime change
for Iran - those who desire Iran share the fate of Saddam's Iraq.
I want you all to look at the results of the war in the photos
taken from this conflict in Iraq and then say you'd be happy to see your
own hamvatan, perhaps, God forbid, your own family members slaughtered by impersonal
American bombs just so you can be "rid of the mullahs".
Have you no honor? No shame? Long live a free Iran that settles its problems
by itself. Mullahs or no mullahs, we must face our problems ourselves.
In all likelihood this is the probable outcome of American style "regime
change" brought to Iran: If the Americans come for us, the
first thing the Basij and Pasdaran will do is raid the areas where
pro-American sympathizers are and purge it of the traitors.
IRI intelligence is well aware of who will greet the Americans
with hugs and kisses and shirini. They will kill and/or imprison
tens of thousands before the Americans even begin bombing. Sad
and brutal as it may seem, it would be necessary as any nation
in such an emergency must rid itself of potential collaborators.
The Americans have done so, as have the Europeans in their conflicts.
Iran is no exception. Desperate situations require desperate measures.
When American bombs start dropping they will level Iran's infrastructure and
industries in addition to killing tens of thousands of civilians and perhaps
a hundred thousand soldiers, most of them draftees. The Americans themselves
will lose dozens of planes (thanks to improved missile defense and GPS jammers)
and perhaps quite a few ships, given Iran's improved naval defenses which are
said to include the Russian made Shkval torpedo that the US has no effective
counter measure for.
Even if 10% of the population resists the Americans this 10% will be well armed
and highly motivated. When the Americans begin a ground war Iranian cities
will be levelled as Iranians begin a guerilla war against the Americans in
the cities and the Americans, fearful of urban warfare and the heavy casualties
incurred therein, will bomb and shell and starve cities and towns into submission.
The guerillas utilizing Iran's citiscapes and mountain ranges
as shelter will incur great losses on the Americans in transit
between battle zones. Tens perhaps hundreds of thousands of Iranians
will be killed, cities destroyed, and development thrown back 20
years or more. Starvation famine and worse will spread as Iran's
infrastructure, agriculture, and industry will have been destroyed
or damaged greatly.
American losses will be in the tens of thousands, perhaps more. Iranian defense,
both conventional and unconventional will be bufferred by decades of preparation
for this conflict as well as Chinese and Russian desire to test their own capabilities
against the US. China and Russia will arm Iran with weapons never seen by the
Americans, as well as Iran's own novel defense strategies. Something Iran evidenced
in Iran's use of naval mines in the last conflict with the US (the Americans
had no effective countermeasure for those mines).
American propaganda will justify killing innocent Iranians based on some supposed "false-surrender" behavior
of Iranian guerilla partisans (as in Iraq). Iranians knowing full well they
cannot surrender for fear of arbitrary execution will fight all the more vehemently.
Both sides fearful of the other will make both sides brutal and uncomprimising.
After all the destruction, American occupation
forces will be cornered by the opposition
and despite the "blessings" they
incur on the Iranian economy in the form
of increased prostitution and drug sales
(Iranians having not much else to offer
once their economy and infrastructure have
gone to the toilet), they will commit many
small atrocities in the style of Vietnam.
A bloody, messy, destructive conflict just so we can be "rid
of the mullahs"? You naive fools, Iran's destruction is the
American/Israeli end in itself. They want to keep the entire region
chaotic and squabbling. They hate the stability the IRI has been
able to bring to Iran as an anti-American power in the region.
You are fools to think they care about our "freedom" and "democracy".
They gave a real fuck about that under Pahlavi. Or the other brutal
puppet regimes they've supported or do support and will soon support
The Americans will thrive as their losses will be just a few dozen thousand
redneck, Black and Hispanic soldiers and "urban renewal" project
contracts will prop their pro-American puppets. Losses to the American economy
in weapons and defense related costs won't really be as much, since those funds
go into the pockets of the defense industry (the core of American power).
This is just in the short-run.
Then there is the instability and civil war between the new pro-American regime
and the remnants of the old regime, which includes the toughest and bravest
segment of Iranian society (most Iran-Iraq veterans), and others who fall somewhere
in between -- and ethnic nationalist groups stirred up by the chaos. It would
be a mess as anyone with any kind of military knowledge will tell you. I do
not wish this upon our Iraqi enemies, let alone my own hamvatans.
Shame on those of you who think the Americans will "save us". They
pursue their own interests and their interests is to turn Iran into a neutered,
If you want American intervention because of Iran's current economic woes,
we can solve those ourselves and measures have been taken to address these
issues within the confines of the Islamic regime, but oil prices are low, wages
are inflated, productivity is low (for cultural and economic reasons) and these
cannot be easily solved by the Islamic Republic or a Pro-American regime.
this is because of social issues: you can't
hold the hands of your girlfriend or boyfriend
in public or listen freely to the Backstreet
Boys, get over it you Westernized pussbag.
As for political executions, even international human rights organizations
admit these number in the low hundreds each year, if even that (I doubt). Most
stories people here are fabricated by foreign or subversive intelligence that
know Iranian propensity for gossip and have done everything at their disposal
in the last 23 years to nudge Iranian popular opinion against the Iranian government.
Don't be naive and fall into their trap. What do you get out of being against
the regime in Iran? You live here in America. You're comfortable. Don't tell
the people of Iran that they can't handle their own problems and or that they
should be slaughtered for their own good in the name of "freedom".
Shame on you.
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