To the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

In a recent interview for broadcast Sunday on ABC’s “This Week”, you stated you have “grave disagreements “with the Iranian Revolution and said “But the early advocates of it said this would be a republic. It would be an Islamic republic, but it would be a republic. Then we saw a very flawed election and we’ve seen the elected officials turn for the military to enforce their power.” In other part of your interview with ABC you expressed your concern about the rise of military power in Iran and said “And I can only hope that there will be some effort inside Iran, by responsible civil and religious leaders, to take hold of the apparatus of the state”.  

Madam Secretary, the Islamic revolution and the regime of Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI) has never been the government of the freewill wish of Iranians. As you must know, this regime have been imposed upon Iranians 31 years ago by the Western Powers, headed by the U.S. administration of President Jimmy Carter, as part of the implementation of their geopolitical policy agenda at the time. Those “advocates” you are talking about such as Abrahim Yazdi, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, and Bani Sadr, to name a few, were mainly the mercenaries of the Western governments, along with some Islamic maharishi like Mehdi Bazagan who all were on a mission to establish an Islamic government by replacing the country’s constitution of 1906 by the one with authoritarian and theocratic elements and to run a fraud referendum to adopt it as the constitution of the IRI. So the title “Republic”, which is hijacked by this government, does not mean anything more than a hoax gesture that the regime has used to erect its Islamic pillars among the public, besides the fact that Islam is a theology, which literally is inspired from God while “Republic” has root among people and as a result the combination of these two words does not make any sense. Today Jimmy Carter is considered as a symbol of hatred not only within the Iranian community but among the residents of earth since he was the introducer of the two world-wide known devils, Khomeini and Ben Laden due to whom the whole world is suffering today as we are witnessing. The unforgiving matter is that President Jimmy Carter is awarded Nobel Prize for his wrong-doing foreign policy during his administration instead of being put on trial.  

Madam Secretary, obviously “by responsible civil and religious leaders” you are referring to Mir Hossein  Mousavi (civil) and Mehdi Karroubi (religious).  After the forged election in June 2009, Iranian movement mainly headed by the young generation has shaken the foundation of totalitarian regime of mullahs, they raised their voice for freedom and against the imposed tyranny but they were faced with the brutal and barbarian forces of the regime who were cracking down heavily on dissent. Thousands of our brave young men and women stood and shielded their chest against Islamic regime’s bullets, fought against political incarceration, torture, rape, and for all their basic freedom and human rights. So many of them have dedicated their lives and irrigated the tree of freedom with their blood. There were no sign of Mousavi and Karroubi in the battlefield, in fact they betrayed them and left those young people alone in the streets to be torn apart by the hyenas of IRI. The young generation has realized that these “no-leaders” are not ready to fight for people as much as they are willing to fight to save their Islamic ideology. In numerous occasions they both admitted that the people are not following them anymore and in fact they are the ones who follow them.

Madam Secretary, during the last 15 months the Western Powers have been witnessing the murdering scenes of young Persians in Iran’s streets and have done nothing to prevent them. On the contrary they helped the IRI regime with the supply of all the rigs and arms, the high-tech electronic surveillance supplies, electrical batons and riot products they needed for cracking down on oppositions. And also by not objecting to what was going on inside Iran they actually provided IRI with the leisure and tranquility to violate every aspect of human rights and to commit its mass murder genocide against young generation in the country to the point of butchering our young men and women in their jails and destroying and burying the bodies in places where nobody could ever find them. Now that the IRI have been able to clamp down the dissent through coercive power and bloodshed and imposing fear and terror among public, you are hoping that Mousavi and Karroubi to step in and “take hold of the apparatus of the state” to reject military expansion! 

Madam Secretary, Almost every family in Iran has lost a dear member of their own under the tyranny of the brutal IRI regime during the last 31 years. This nation will never allow criminal characters such as Mousavi and Karroubi, who have served the bloodthirsty regime of IRI for 3 decades and whose criminal records are not any less than the rest of the IRI members, to be their leaders again. These “no-leaders” who due to the rift among themselves are dispossessed of their powers are the same brutal elements of the regime that used to commit crime against people when they were in power. Moreover, people of Iran are not looking for a brushed-up Islamic government anymore; in fact they are fed up with any type of theocratic and ideological government, and seeking for a secular democratic government based on the principles of human rights.

Madam Secretary, Isn’t the guardian of democracy on our earth the most important responsibility of the world’s leaders and in particular of the United States’? If so, why U.S. have been silent against the brutality of the IRI regime and have done nothing to prevent the mass murder of Iranians. President Obama goes from one place on earth to another and delivers strong defenses of Islam and seeks broader engagement with Muslim world. Wouldn’t be more humanistic if he thinks humanitarian instead of ideological? If he cares about the welfare of human beings, then ideology of people would by default be taken care of, wouldn’t it? While we see that not only any efforts have been made to score and prevent the human rights violations of IRI but they have been overshadowed by the governments’ diplomatic initiatives on the threat posed by IRI’s suspect nuclear activities.

Madam Secretary, the 31-years criminal records of IRI is known to the world community, as you know IRI has been the most active state sponsor of terrorism in the world. Its records, beyond violation of human rights and the genocide mass murder of Iranians inside the country, range from suicidal bombers to supporting terrorists, ties with al-Qaida, killing American soldiers by IRI-made IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan, deploying sleeper cells of agents across the world, who are activated on call from Tehran, throwing threats to its neighboring countries irresponsibly, and the list goes on and on.  As the democracy advocate on earth, U.S. along with the Western Powers should keep the IRI regime responsible for its violation of human rights inside the country and its terrorist acts across the globe, should declare the illegitimacy of the regime, impose sever political sanction on the government and all its leaders, should prevent the travel of every IRI member through the aerial, land and water borders, and impose an ultimatum on the government surrender. Upon the fall of the regime have the United Nation send an international group of supervision for a public referendum and establishing a provisional government and arresting all the members of the government for the domestic and/or international trial. This is the only peaceful way of keeping the democracy alive in the world. On behalf of genuine IraniansMansur Rastani, PhD

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