Donkey-Side Economic Model of the Islamic Republic of Iran


by xivaro

The oligrachal Business Industry of Islamic of Republic of Iran, with religion being their most lucrative product, is, purely and simply, the theft of billions and billions of oil revenues, aided and abetted by the criminal IRGC/basij forces of the velayate-faghih government at nearly every level of the state-dominated economy.

The redirection of a huge portion of Iranian treasury to the pockets of fat, smelly mullahs, conservatives, reformers, and their corporate army (IRGC, basiji) is conducted with the active support and full power of the supreme leader and almost completely unfettered by supervision, accountability or direction of any kind whatsoever.

The corporate/religious IRGC (IR's Halliburton), the basiji and the clergies have merged into a fascistic religious military industrial complex.

The most notable characteristic of a fascist country is the separation and persecution or denial of equality to a specific segment of the population based upon superficial qualities or belief systems. Simply stated, a fascist government always has one class of citizens that is considered superior (good) to another (bad) based upon race, creed or origin. It is possible to be both a republic and a fascist state.

The preferred class lives in a republic while the oppressed class lives in a fascist state. Fascism promotes legal segregation in housing, national resource, education, health care, other resource allocation and employment. It provides legal justification for persecuting a specific segment of the population and operates behind a two tiered legal system. (Khodi vs. not khodi and Basij and IRGC privileged status both economically and socially)

These two tiers can be overt as it was within Nazi Germany where Jews, Homosexuals, Catholics, Communists, Clergy and the handicap were held to one set of rules and courts, while the rest of Germany enjoyed different laws.

In Fascism, one segment of society is always considered less desirable, sub-human (women, homosexuals, Bahai, sunnis, kurds, baluchis, azari, etc.) or second class.

The IRI is also Reactionary wherein it makes policy based upon current circumstances rather than creating policies to prevent problems; piles lies and misnomers on top of more lies until the truth becomes indistinguishable, revised or forgotten.

In short, Iran is a huge profit center for Khamanei et al and his corporate Army, IRGC. Inc.

The Economist has a special report on the state of economy in Iran (Full- text here)

“I PRAY to God that I will never know about economics,” President Ahmadinejad once said when questioned about apparent contradictions in his economic policy. The Lord appears to have answered his prayer. On his watch, the world oil price has soared from $62 a barrel when he was elected in June 2005 to $72 a barrel in recent weeks. Iran, which has a young, well-educated workforce, along with the world's second-largest reserves of both oil and gas, should be on a roll. Instead the economy is struggling. Is this a weakness the world can use to dissuade Iran from its nuclear ambitions?

Since almost all official economic statistics are suspect, measuring the performance of the economy is hard. But Afshin Molavi, an Iran-watcher at the New America Foundation in Washington, DC, calls slow economic decline “the untold story of the Iranian revolution”. The economy is showing respectable growth of about 5%. But it is recording high and rising unemployment and inflation. The government puts unemployment at around 10% but private economists think it is twice as high—and that many of those with jobs have to take second ones to make ends meet. Mr Ahmadinejad's government claims to have reduced the rate of inflation. In fact it has almost certainly gone up: guesstimates by foreign embassies in Tehran put it as high as 25%. Meanwhile, foreign investment is puny—and falling (see chart 2).

Bazteb News
Reported on the consequence of following the Economic model of vampiric Khomeini,"Economics is for Donkeys". The estimates are much higher because the regime often reports false statistics to cover up for the regime's miserable failure in managing the economy.

The mullahs are worse at running a modern economy than even the old command economies of the defunct Soviet bloc were: (petro-Euro/Yen junkies creating a nation of welfare junkies):

A report shows the annual inflation rate in Iran's urban areas increased to 15.4 percent in the fifth month of the current Iranian year.

The Central Bank of Iran (CBI) announced in a report that the inflation rate in Mordad (July 23-August 22) rose by 0.6 percent compared to its previous month and 17.3 percent in comparison to the corresponding month last year.

According to the report, Iran's inflation rate had increased by 15.4 percent in the 12 months before Mordad, when compared with the corresponding period in the year previous to that.

The inflation rate had been at 12.8, 13.6, 14.3 and 14.8 percent in the first four months of Iran's current calendar year respectively.


The revolutionary era that began in 1979 has proved an economic catastrophe for Iran. What do you expect when the leader of the revolution has these pioneering economic model to offer:

"Economics Is For Donkeys"--Ayatollah Khomeini 1978

WE DID not make the revolution to lower the price of watermelons”. Ayatollah Khoeimini’s observation was prescient.

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