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The dagger that tears at ill-fated Iranians year after year

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

Bam Azadi

Translated and edited by: Banafsheh zand

A message from Mr. Hussein Boroujerdi, prisoner of conscience, who writes from his cell in Evin prison, to emphasize that the anniversary march, is not proof of the regime adequacy.

Full Text below:

Once again, the month of Bahman is upon us and the shame and scandal that tainted the pages of human history; for over thirty-five years, the obscenity and illicitness of an irrational revolution, blackened the entire area and gutted Iran from border to border.

The Decade of Fajr is the record of a inculpable nation who are punished for their devotion to God, for being true to their morality and faith’s canons; but they were so badly burned by the red hot brand of religion, that for generations to come, there will be no sign of Islam. The Shah’s rule saturated society with faith and ignited the passion for the ‘Shia family’ (Ahl al-Bayt) among people, that they gambled everything they had on the Shia authority. Keeping one’s faith became the price of the whims and perversities of the power-grabbing clergy who were and are the main reason for the downfall of religious values. And now the religion of the rulers has emptied the hearts of the people from any will to be bamboozling clerics and has filled them with hatred, revenge, contempt for anything and everything that smacks of Islam. As a result of the monarchic Mullahs ceaseless lies and the teflon accusations of the regime-run media, we have a country whose problems and troubles are unprecedented and non-existent anywhere in the world.

Today, the gangs of authoritarian regime insiders celebrate their anniversary; they gather around a sumptuous table with full and brimming pockets and then kick up their heels and dancing on the corpses of innocent peasants and a crushed nation. Expenses for the coronation ceremonies held for the supreme leader and plans for the celebrations of the revolution, along with the marching herds, is a dagger which tears at ill-fated Iranian year after year. Now I ask the world, does march somehow prove this regime adequacy? Do all those who are out on the streets of Tehran and other cities, comprise the collective voices of seventy seven million population of Iran?

The Evil murdering rulers claim that every citizen of our country is a follower and fan of their revolution! And we say that the overwhelming majority of the children of this land, systematically oppose political Islam. As proof, the December 30th, 2013 (9th of the month of Dey, 1392) rally which cost large sums of money was a show of force by the regime’s own supporters; however when the regime forces turned up in Palestine Square in Tehran and saw the embarrassingly thin turn out and real lack of support, the Basiji commander Mohammad-Reza Naghdi walked out for fear of being discredited. The fact is that if the God-hating and blasphemous regime elite do not act violently, those who oppose them and their revolution, and their so-called Republic, would pour out into the streets, so that the people of the world could get a good look at the hidden realities inside this ravaged country.

Seyyed Hossein Kazemeini-Boroujerdi

Evin Prison, Tehran, Iran

January 2014

Iran wins more time and money for its nuclear ambitions

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

The Western powers once again play the fool

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

Illustration by Alexander Hunter for The Washington Times

The Washington Times

By: Reza Kahlili

November 27, 2013

For more than a decade, Iran has successfully bought time from its nuclear detractors by negotiating in bad faith as it worked feverishly to develop nuclear weapons.

It now has bought six more months.

As I have reported many times, the regime’s strategists have always believed that the more their nuclear program is expanded, the less likely the West could demand its total dismantling and that the military option by the Obama administration is a bluff. The worst the West could do was to impose sanctions, they felt. They also believed that at one point the West would come to accept Iran’s nuclear program at some level and reverse sanctions.

The regime’s strategists have been proven correct.

An interim deal reached Sunday in Geneva between the Islamic Republic and the 5+1 world powers in reality accepted the Iranian nuclear program, allowing the continuation of enrichment with over 10,000 centrifuges despite six U.N. Security Council resolutions for Iran to suspend all uranium enrichment. The Geneva agreement calls on Iran to only curtail parts of its nuclear program in return for the easing of some sanctions.

Those sanctions — from the United Nations, the United States and the European Union — had all but brought the mullah-dominated nation to its economic knees. Inflation is rampant, unemployment skyrocketing and civil unrest boiling below the surface.

And now, for six months, pressure will be escaping from that financial disaster, giving the regime more time to become a nuclear-armed power. On Monday, Iran announced that as part of the deal, the United States has unfrozen $8 billion of its assets.

And what are we to achieve in the next six months in return? The radical leaders ruling Iran have been quite clear that enrichment will never stop.

President Reagan famously used the Russian proverb “Trust but verify” in dealing with the Soviet Union in the 1980s. It worked. But that phrase was only partly invoked in Sunday’s agreement.

Yes, inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency may now oversee nuclear enrichment activity at Fordow and Natanz. But the agreement does not include inspection of other suspected sites, including a secret site only 15 miles from Fordow, where, according to sources, Iran’s most sophisticated lab is developing nuclear weapons and endeavoring to marry them up to delivery systems. Right next door to that secret lab is a vast area housing ballistic missile silos.

Yes, Iran has agreed to halt work on its plutonium plant at Arak, at which a second path to nuclear arms could be opened, but the agreement does not permit inspection. Trust us, Tehran told the 5+1. Trust has to be earned, not granted on demand.

Yes, IAEA monitors will have free access to important nuclear sites but not to the Parchin military site, where the regime conducted illicit nuclear experiments. It has been trying to cover up evidence of those banned nuclear tests so the world will not have proof of its deceit.

Iran says it wants to develop nuclear energy as a source of national pride. No nation would accept those crushing sanctions for pride. More deceit.

Iran says it wants to have nuclear energy for self-sufficiency. It already has enough oil for domestic consumption in addition to foreign exports. And it could have all the nuclear energy it needs for much less cost from foreign sources. More deceit.

No, what Iran really wants is to become a nuclear-armed power so it has the means to bring about the destruction of Israel and dominate the region. Israel and Western-allied Gulf countries led by Saudi Arabia have formed an unlikely alliance in opposing Sunday’s agreement, which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called a “historic mistake.”

Indeed, it most certainly is. Iran is playing the same game that helped North Korea acquire nuclear weapons.

The Islamic Republic has negotiated over its illicit nuclear program with the U.S. and the world powers for over a decade, during which time it has successfully increased the number of centrifuges enriching uranium from 150 to over 19,000 today. It now has over 10 tons of low-enriched uranium — sufficient for several bombs — and has over a thousand ballistic missiles and, in collaboration with North Korea, is working on intercontinental ballistic missiles.

So the deal is struck — at least for six months — and the world powers won’t go back on it, a deal that leaves Iran’s nuclear infrastructure largely in place. But the mullahs will put that extra time to use as it continues on its path to becoming a nuclear power. Once it achieves that rank, it believes, the West must accept it as a fait accompli.

But Congress must also use the next six months to work on even harsher sanctions, ready to slap on the regime once it is clear that the clerics have played us for fools again. And then those sanctions must be kept in place until “Trust but verify” is replaced with “Dismantle and destroy.”

Or until the freedom-loving people of Iran have had enough of their dictators and rid the land of their scourge.

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Also read:

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Iran wins more time and money for its nuclear ambitions
By: Reza Kahlili / November 27, 2013

The Daily Caller
Iran president: We won, enrichment will never stop
By: Reza Kahlili / November 27,2013

The Daily Caller
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei claims victory for nuclear program: US, Iran secret deal revealed over a year ago
By: Reza Kahlili / November 24,2013

The Daily Caller
Report: US warns Saudis to back away from Iranian ally Syria
By: Reza Kahlili / November 24,2013

The Daily Caller
Iranian leader: Nuclear negotiations merely a maneuver to reach Islamic goal
By: Reza Kahlili / November 20,2013

WND
AMERICA THREATENED WITH ‘HEAVIEST DAMAGE IN HISTORY’
By: Reza Kahlili / November 12, 2013

Foxnews
No Deal On Nuke Talks, Iran General Declares U.S. And Israel Will Be Attacked
November 10, 2013

The Clarion Project
Iranian General Lashes Out Against America, Warns of Attack
November 10, 2013

The Daily Caller
Iran general: No doubt Israel and America will be attacked
By: Reza Kahlili / November 09,2013

The Daily Caller
Iran demands Western acceptance of its nuclear program, removal of banking and oil sanctions
By: Reza Kahlili / November 08,2013

The Daily Caller
Iran demands right to expand nuclear program
By: Reza Kahlili / November 06,2013

Obama’s Back-Door Dealing with Iran

Friday, November 8th, 2013

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American Center for Democracy

By Rachel Ehrenfeld
Friday, November 8th, 2013 @ 12:43PM

On the first day of the second round of negotiations in Geneva between Iran and the P5+1, the U.S. offering of a “reverse sanctions program” in return for the suspension of part of Tehran’s uranium enrichment has been leaked.  Described as a process of steps towards total abandonment of Iran’s bomb ambitions, this would translate to the a major dropping of some sanctions for a finite term (6 months?) when Iran takes the first step. But Iran’s position on its nuclear program has remained the same, enriching as much uranium as they wish and keeping it, along with claiming the freedom to expand its nuclear capabilities in any way it sees fit. So, why this public offering?

On November 3, AP reported that Khamenei had admonished hardliners not to undermine negotiators engaged in talks with the West. However, Khamenei also said on the same day that he was not optimistic about the negotiations “and called America the most hated power in the world.”  He also reiterated his regime’s view of Israel: “We have said since the very first day (of the Islamic Revolution), and we do say it now and we will say it in the future as well, that we believe the Zionist regime is an illegitimate and bastard regime.”

Former Revolutionary Guard member “Reza Kahlili” notes that the regime’s media outlet Kheybar Online published a statement by Hossein Allahkaram, who  is described as a radical theoretician, saying, “Though to improve the economy and relieve some sanctions these matters (negotiations) are considered, the value of enriching to 20, 40, 60, and 99 percent that Iran is capable of doing is much more (important) than a good economy.”

Indeed, the Obama administration was lifting some sanctions already before Hassan Rouhani’s visit to the U.N. General Assembly in NYC. the U.S. restrictions on funding and sending medical items and sports exchanges were promised. And in advance of the current meeting, the Obama administration leaked that it was considering releasing $12 billion of Iranian assets held in the United States, which would undoubtedly be followed by Europe’s unfreezing another $35 billion in assets. Nearly $50 billion would seem like a prize for at least the cessation of all uranium enrichment. But neither Obama nor the Europeans are making such demands.

After the first meeting of the new round in Geneva, Fars News was quick to show that Iran had the upper hand, with lead negotiator Seyed Abbas Araqchi saying that the P5+1 had accepted Iran’s proposed framework for continuing the talks.

The Obama administration’s longstanding plans regarding Iran were laid out on the eve of the Geneva talks by the Wall Street Journal. While using back channels is nothing new, Obama seems to have used them with Iran since the beginning of his presidency. According to the Journal, the lead dog in this has been NSC staffer, Indian-American Puneet Talwar.  Talwar early on “conveyed a succinct message for his Iranian interlocutors: The U.S. wants to peacefully resolve the dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program” and “is ready to deal.”  The article also mentions that former UN Ambassador Susan Rice was charged with conveying much the same message to the Iranian UN ambassador during her stint there.

To veil their intentions, Obama’s staff used the United Nations Association, Asia Society vice president Suzanne DiMaggio, and the Council on Foreign Relations in efforts to bring Rouhani and Obama face-to-face during the recent UN General Assembly meeting. The Journal noted that ”U.S. diplomacy has also been aided by Hossein Mousavian, a former top Iranian diplomat and now a visiting scholar at Princeton University.”

Obama himself recently admitted that soon after his inauguration, he wrote to Iran’s Supreme Leader to lay out his intentions for arapprochment with Iran. It’s no wonder, then, that just before Obama’s 2012 reelection White House adviser-in-chief Valerie Jarrett, who has childhood friends in Iran–some in influential positions, decided to leak the news that the White House was near a deal with Tehran.  She wanted to assure the boss’s reelection by producing good news.  Now we know that she had the evidence to show this if Obama had allowed it.

It seems that as far as Obama is coincerened, the deal with Tehran has already been consummated. Indeed, in a CNN interview, Iran’s foreign minister Javad Zarif said, “It is possible to reach an understanding for an agreement before we close these negotiations tomorrow evening. I believe the ingredients are there. There is a window of opportunity now that needs to be seized.” However, Iran’s appetite fior concessions and humiliation of the U.S., “The Big Satan,” may bring up some new demands.

As with prior “negotiations” with Iran, whatever temorary deal is reached in Geneva, Tehran will coninue to stall while progressing towards becoming a nuclear power. With this, the U.S. withdrawal from the Middle East will be complete and its pledge to have Israel’s back will be ignored.

In the meantime, the news about the American “reverse sanctions program” has led the Saudis to let it be known that they are ready to collect the nuclear bombs they’ve ordered from Pakistan.

In addition to abandoning Washington’s traditional policy of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons, the Obama administration’s actions are all but leading to setting the region on fire. War in the Middle East will disrupt oil production in and transportation from the region and cause severe damge to U.S. economic and strategic interests as well as push the world into chaos.  Nonetheless, in complete disregard to the predictacle outcome, Obama forges ahead with his plans to allow Iran to develop nuclear weapons. Why?

Iran to Mark ‘Death to America’ Day

Tuesday, October 8th, 2013

Despite President Obama’s outreach to the new president of Iran, Islamic radicals walked over a U.S. flag and spat on Obama’s image on their way to Friday prayers last week.

Mashregh, the media outlet of the Revolutionary Guards, published a photo of the image of Obama alongside the U.S. flag laid on the ground and radicals walking over them. The picture shows one individual spitting on Obama’s image.

In an effort to emphasize the Islamic Republic’s view of the United States as the “Great Satan,” mass rallies will be held across Iran to shout “Death to America” and assail worldwide Zionism on the anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover of Nov.. 4, 1979, Brig. Gen. Seyyed Masoud Jazayeri, deputy chief of the Joint Armed Forces Headquarters, announced on Saturday.

“The crimes of leaders of America and international Zionism in their confrontation with the Iranian nation will never be erased from the public’s memory,” he said.

Jazayeri stated that ever since the Islamic Revolution, America has engaged in aggressive policies of blocking Iran’s wealth, helping Iraq in its war with Iran in the 1980s and espionage. Referring to the embassy takeover, he said, “If the American spies in Tehran under the cover of diplomats who were hatching plots were not arrested, today we would have witnessed 10 times more damage to our country and the surrounding countries.”

While the efforts of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani was lauded by regime leadership and Guards commanders, his telephone call with Obama drew criticism.

The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, referring to the call, stated that some aspects of Rouhani’s efforts in New York were “not proper” and said the Islamic regime has no trust in America. The chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards in an earlier statement criticized Rouhani for taking the call and said he should not have spoken to the U.S. president.

Rouhani in interviews after returning home had stated that the White House had requested the call five times and he decided to take it while en route to the airport.

At the Friday prayers, Mohammad Hossein Safar Harandi, a member of the Expediency Discernment Council of the regime, said the new approach by Rouhani is a tactical approach and referred to the Sureh Al-Fath in the Quran: “God in the Sureh Al-Fath points to a condition which is similar to the current condition … a situation where the hand of the infidels and nonbelievers is restrained from the believers.”

Harandi said that Allah for the “final victory” sees engaging the U.S. as necessary.

According to a Guard member who recently defected to Turkey, Iran’s economy is teetering on the brink and that soon the government will not be able to even pay its employees. He said the regime fears a massive uprising not only by most Iranians who resent the regime and its ideology but also from the poor, which would then assure the downfall of the regime. Thus this new approach by regime leaders to engage the U.S. in seeking sanctions relief without giving up their nuclear program.

The same tactic was used by the regime in 2003. A recently revealed video of Rouhani before the Iranian June presidential elections shows Rouhani boasting about deceiving the West and advancing Iran’s nuclear program during his tenure as the head of the Islamic Republic’s nuclear negotiating team in order to jumpstart the program while promising cooperation.

Referring to the image of radicals walking over the U.S. flag, one prominent Iranian pro-democracy advocate, Shabnam Assadolahi, sent a tweet to Obama: “A must-see photo: @BarackObama are you still open to dialogue and communication with this dangerous regime?”

Despite several United Nations resolutions and sanctions by the U.N., United States and European Union demanding a halt to Iran’s illicit nuclear program, the Islamic regime has significantly expanded the program and currently has over 18,000 centrifuges, with enough enriched uranium for more than six nuclear bombs. At the same time it is set to complete its heavy-water plant, which would give the regime a second path to nuclear weapons by acquiring weapons-grade plutonium.

Gulf in Flames

Saturday, September 14th, 2013

The John Batchelor Show

With Mary Kissel (Wall Street journal), John Fund (National Review) and Reza Kahlili.

Iran Hearts Russia

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

Don’t Be Deceived by New Iran President’s ‘Moderation’

Friday, August 9th, 2013

In a newly revealed videotape of a pre-election interview, Iran’s new president bragged about deceiving the West over the Islamic regime’s illicit nuclear program and claimed credit for vastly expanding it.

Hassan Rowhani, dubbed a “moderate and reformist” by worldwide media in June after his election, took the oath of office Sunday with the blessing of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

However, the video shows Rowhani is anything but a moderate, one who not only is committed to the ideals and goals of the Islamic regime but one who proudly boasted of his deceptions during his tenure as the regime’s nuclear negotiator starting in October 2003 in talks with France, Britain and Germany.

“The day that we invited the three European ministers (to the talks), only 10 centrifuges were spinning at (the Iranian nuclear facility of) Natanz,” Rowhani said on the tape. “We could not produce one gram of U4 or U6 (uranium hexafluoride). … We did not have the heavy-water production. We could not produce yellow cake. Our total production of centrifuges inside the country was 150.”

But then Rowhani admitted the purpose of prolonged negotiations: “We wanted to complete all of these — we needed time.”

He said the three European ministers promised to block the U.S. desire to transfer the Iran nuclear dossier to the United Nations, using veto power if necessary. He called Iran’s claim that it stopped its nuclear program in 2003 a statement for the uneducated and admitted that the program not only was not stopped but was significantly expanded under his tenure.

While President George W. Bush was increasing pressure on Iran in 2007, a report by American intelligence agencies concluded that Iran halted its nuclear program in 2003 and that the program had remained frozen since.

In the interview, Rowhani said that when he took over the country’s nuclear project, the country’s 150 centrifuges grew to over 1,700 by the time he left the project.

“Do you know when Bushehr’s (Iran nuclear power plant) first phase was completed? The beginning of 2004,” Rowhani said on the tape. “Do you know when the next phase was inaugurated? The fall of 2004. Do you know when the project was completed? March of 2005. How about the heavy-water plant? Do you know when the production started? The summer of 2004. Do you know when yellow cake was produced? The winter of 2004. Do you know when the number of centrifuges reached 3,000? In 2005.”

Then Rowhani made his boldest statement: “We did not stop, we completed the program.”

He said that Iran’s nuclear activity was under the supervision of the supreme leader and that he, as Khamenei’s representative, was to make sure of this deceit.

So the question remains, would the U.S. and Europe engage in the same old song and dance allowing the Islamic regime time or have they learned their lesson by now?

Also read:

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Rouhani’s Iranian nuclear deception
By: Reza Kahlili / August 07, 2013

WND
VIDEO REVEALS DECEIT OF IRAN’S PRESIDENT
By: Reza Kahlili / August 05 , 2013

Iran Presidential Election a Big Deceit

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

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As soon as the results of the Iranian elections were announced, the world’s media proclaimed that a “moderate and reformist” cleric, Hassan Rohani, would become the new president of Iran.

Not so. Rohani is every bit as brutal and deceitful as the clerical regime that has murderously cracked down on its people for decades.

For 33 years, the mullahs who dominate Iran have masterfully played leaders of the West as fools over the regime’s illicit nuclear weapons program. And now with the election of Rohani, which was preordained by the supreme leader, they are going to try it again.

The president-elect, a Shiite mujtahid, an Islamic scholar, attended religious seminaries in the city of Qom, the hotbed of radical clerics. He has served the Islamic Republic at the highest levels since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, among them as the deputy speaker of parliament, the head of the Executive Committee of the High Council for War Support during the Iran-Iraq War, the deputy to the second-in-command of Iran’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (1988-1989), a member of the Expediency Council, a member of the Assembly of Experts (the body that chooses the supreme leader), a former nuclear negotiator and, most importantly, the representative of the supreme leader to the Supreme National Security Council (1989 to present).

Rohani, as the head of the High Council for War Support, was deeply involved with the regime’s effort to eliminate its opponents and the 1988 mass execution of thousands of political prisoners as ordered by the then supreme leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.

In order to accurately analyze the political infrastructure of the regime in Tehran, one must look at the history of its elected officials or, better said, the officials selected by the mullahs to ensure the survival of the regime.

For decades the regime has painted a picture of a moderate faction in Iran and has consistently played the good cop/bad cop with its international policies to provide hope to the West that there might be an opening for dialogue to stop Iran from developing nuclear weapons — all of it a sinister fraud to buy time to do just that. It also provides hope to its own people, who are suffering under the weight of a collapsing economy, that a “moderate” might be able to ease international sanctions and gain greater freedom within Iran.

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani played this early on when, as speaker of parliament and through back channels, he engaged in direct dialogue with the Reagan administration, promising better relations and resulting in the Iran-Contra Affair to relieve pressure on the regime and get arms to fight Iraq. Meanwhile, the regime continued to arm the terrorist group Hezbollah, execute and assassinate hundreds of opposition figures inside and outside the country, and launch terrorist strikes against Israel and the U.S., including the Marine Corps barracks bombing in Lebanon.

This shortsightedness continued with President George H.W. Bush, who ignored the Iranian involvement in international terrorism and suppression at home in his secret negotiations with Rafsanjani, now the Iranian president, who had promised better relations. That effort also failed, just as President Clinton (who looked the other way at Iran’s involvement in the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia) failed in negotiating with Mohammad Khatami, the next Iranian president, who also offered cooperation while secretly purchasing parts for Iran’s nuclear project.

Interestingly, Rohani participated in the regime’s deceitful policies. He was put in charge of Iran’s nuclear team in 2003 by order of the so-called moderate president, Khatami, and the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. He succeeded in preventing further U.N. resolutions by agreeing to suspend parts of Iran’s nuclear activity, but, as the International Atomic Energy Agency indicated, Iran’s nuclear program never truly stopped.

In 2008, Abdollah Ramezanzadeh, the former parliamentary speaker and secretary of the Iranian government during Khatami’s term, revealed that while Khatami was president and through Rohani’s efforts, “we had an agreement for the suspension of enrichment, but we were importing all the necessary parts for our nuclear activity. We were conducting our policies on two fronts: one to continue negotiations openly and keep the Americans away from such negotiations, and the other to continue our nuclear activities in secret.”

In 2009 when millions of Iranians came out protesting the fraudulent presidential election and shouting slogans against the Islamic regime, Rohani called them “thugs” and said that, “If the regime had not acted, the revolutionary forces (plainclothes police) would have put the protesters in their place.” He made a similar statement about the 1999 student uprising: “These students are so despised and inferior that they could not be labeled as a movement to change the regime. If the officials had not prohibited (the students from rioting), our people would have cut them in pieces.”

A Revolutionary Guard intelligence analyst who has defected to a Scandinavian country predicted the selection of Rohani as the next president one week before the election and said the regime constantly creates an image of division within its political system between so-called conservatives and moderates. The aim of tapping the perceived moderate Rohani as the winner is to deceive the West yet again by creating new hope that there could be meaningful negotiations over Iran’s illicit nuclear program, he said, while buying even more time to develop nuclear weapons and thereby becoming untouchable by the West.

The clerics this time around have found themselves under harsh international sanctions that have drastically worsened the country’s economy and raised the possibility of instability by hungry masses. Therefore, they once again needed to play the good cop by selecting Rohani and providing the hope to the West that if only more negotiations take place and sanctions eased, then the so-called moderates can bring change from within, a lure that has worked many times before.

The West, not understanding the political infrastructure of the clerical establishment, has continuously hoped for a Gorbachev-like figure in Iran, but now more than ever it must demand action rather than a smile and a nod. The Islamic regime is on the path to becoming nuclear armed and, in the clerics’ minds, untouchable.

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Iran elects a ‘good cop’ who isn’t good at all
By: Reza Kahlili / June 18, 2013

 

Iranian Presidential Election Turning into a Circus

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani issued a press release Tuesday denying reports that he received a letter from Secretary of State John Kerry that said the United States would support him if he chose to run in Iran’s presidential election next month.

Whether his denial will carry any weight, however, may be moot, as Iranian media is reporting that Rafsanjani and another candidate, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s handpicked successor, Esfandiar Rahim Mashaei, were disqualified from the race.

In a May 15 exclusive, I reported on WND that a secret message from Kerry was delivered to Rafsanjani of U.S. support, according to a source affiliated with the office of the supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

Over 100 of the regime’s media outlets, including Channel 1 TV, immediately picked up WND’s report, which forced Rafsanjani’s office to post a denial on his official website.

“After the false publication of internal media quoting American WND regarding a secret letter by John Kerry to Ayatollah Rafsanjani and on the threshold of the presidential elections,” Rafsanjani’s press release said, “some vengeful media in Iran, without considering the national interest of the country and with the goal of character assassination, have expanded on news and rumors of anti-revolutionary foreign media.”

The press release said it’s unfortunate that some “internal media,” based on their political tendencies, have chosen to become aligned with WND’s report.

After a warning that Rafsanjani might reveal some official regime secrets, the release asks, “Are (the media) willing to publish reports against all officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran!?”

The release said Rafsanjani’s office regretted this “anti-human and anti-moral” behavior by the “internal media” that have become the “loudspeaker” of the anti-revolutionaries and he reserved the right to take legal action against those in regime media who expanded on the WND report.

The outreach to Rafsanjani goes back to what led to the Iran-Contra Affair in the 1980s in which a direct channel of communication was established with Rafsanjani, who was then the speaker of parliament.

Rafsanjani had promised the American administration that once Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the leader of the Islamic Revolution, died, then relations between the two countries could improve, but his promises then and after continued to be hollow as he bought time for the regime to progress in various fields.

My reports of April 30 and May 2 on WND also revealed that Ahmadinejad had been arrested and detained for several hours recently and warned by regime officials to keep his mouth shut.

Earlier, the regime’s media outlet Baztab reported that Ahmadinejad had warned associates that if Mashaei was rejected as a candidate, then Ahmadinejad would reveal recordings confirming that the regime defrauded the voters in the 2009 presidential election.

Our revelation of the news caused a firestorm inside the regime, which then arrested the editor of Baztab for publishing the report. They then attacked WND and me for publishing the report of the arrest and the revelation about the recording, which reportedly quotes officials telling Ahmadinejad in 2009 that they would announce his total winning tally as 24 million votes where, in fact, the actual number was much lower.

The source who provided the information about Ahmadinejad’s arrest then revealed the content of the tape (which is a bit longer than 11 minutes) as being between Ahmadinejad and Vahid Haghanian, the head of the supreme leader’s office. The two discuss the fraud in which Haghanian said election officials added millions of votes to Ahmadinejad’s tally to declare him the winner.

During that phone call, the two argued as Haghanian told Ahmadinejad what Khamenei expected of him. Haghanian told him that they had to add millions of fake votes to declare him the winner despite having all the Guards and Basij personnel voting for him.

The actual results of the election, as provided by the source were:

• Mir Hossein Mousavi won the election with over 19,250,000 votes.
• Ahmadinejad was second with a little over 13,000,000 votes.
• Mohsen Rezaei had approximately 3,700,000 votes.
• Mehdi Karoubi had approximately 3,200,000 votes.

Millions of Iranians took to the streets after the 2009 election results were reported, calling Ahmadinejad’s reported 62 percent tally of voters a fraud and demanding a free election.

Thousands were arrested, with many tortured and executed. Mousavi and Karoubi have been under house arrest ever since.

It will be interesting to see if Khamenei steps in to get both Rafsanjani and Mashaei on the approved list for the presidency and if not what the reaction of the two factions will be but one thing is for sure and that is Khamenei to pick his own candidate out of the hat, as the regime always does, and as they did with Ahmadinejad himself, to keep the clerical regime alive longer.

It is important to point out that, the Iranian presidential election next month will not be free. The candidates have all been selected to run because they are loyal to the Islamic dictatorship.

Most of the candidates are criminals, including three with arrest warrants issued against them by either Interpol or Argentinian courts for the 1994 Jewish Community Center bombing in Buenos Aires: Mohsen Rezaei, the ex-chief commander of the Revolutionary Guards, and two former regime officials, Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani and Ali Akbar Velayati.

Another candidate, Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf, current mayor of Tehran and former police commander, has said of the 1999 student protests:

“I was the commander of the Revolutionary Guards Air Force at the time. Photographs of me are available showing me on the back of a motorbike, with Hossein Khaleqi, beating them (the protesters) with wooden sticks. … I was among those carrying out beatings on the street level and I am proud of that. I didn’t care that I was a high-ranking commander.”

Recently an audiotape surfaced on the Internet revealing his 2003 speech to the Basij paramilitary forces bragging about his role at the Supreme National Security Council meeting to get the authorization to attack the student protesters: “I spoke very harshly. Didn’t observe proper protocol, and I told them as head of the police, I will demolish anyone who would show up tonight on the campus to protest … with my behavior I intimidated them to get the permission to enter and also to shoot (at protesters).”

Under the Islamic Republic’s constitution, the 12-member Guardian Council decides the eligibility of who can run for office, and anyone with any history of opposing the regime is barred from participation. The council is made up of six Islamic faqihs (experts in Islamic law) appointed by the supreme leader and six jurists nominated by the head of the Judiciary (who is himself appointed by the supreme leader), and then approved by the parliament.

The last report by the source is that the security forces are present in Tehran and wide arrests are underway of associates of Mashaei and Rafsanjani.

Related links:

WND
WND REPORT DISQUALIFIES AYATOLLAH?
By: Reza Kahlili / May 21 , 2013

American Thinker
Iranian Presidential Election Turning into a Circus
By: Reza Kahlili / May 21, 2013

The Guardian Express
Iran Elections and American Influence as Ahmadinejad Reaches term limits.
By: James Turnage / May 16, 2013

WND
Source: U.S. taking sides in Iran’s election
By: Reza Kahlili / May 15 , 2013

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Teetering on the brink
By: Reza Kahlili / May 08, 2013

WND
IRAN WARNS TURKS ON REPORT OF AHMADINEJAD ARREST
By: Reza Kahlili / May 05 , 2013

Hurriyet – Turkey
Iran Official Statement: Ahmadinejad Arrested
May 03, 2013

The Guardian Express
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s Election was Counterfeit
By: James Turnage / May 03, 2013

Algemeiner
Iran Denies Ahmadinejad Arrest
May 03, 2013

WND
Source: Tape proves Ahmadinejad lost 2009 election
By: Reza Kahlili / May 02 , 2013

Haber – Turkey
Detained Ahmadinejad?
May 02, 2013

Memleket – Turkey
Iranian President arrested?
May 02, 2013

Breitbart
REPORT: IRANIAN PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD ARRESTED BY REVOLUTIONARY GUARD
by AWR HAWKINS / May 02, 2013

Jpost
Report: Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Arrested
By JPOST.COM STAFF / May 02, 2013

UK DailyMail
Was Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrested by the Revolutionary Guard?
By: Steve Nolan / May 01, 2013

The Daily Beast
Iranian President Ahmadinejad Arrested
May 01, 2013

IRNA – Iran
US website publishes false counter-security news item against Iran
May 01, 2013

The Guardian Express
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Arrested – Source Update
By: Randy Rose / April 30, 2013

WND
IRAN SOURCE: PRESIDENT AHMADINEJAD ARRESTED
Officers disarm guards, take him to secret location before releasing
By: Reza Kahlili / April 30 , 2013

BOSTON BOMBINGS UPDATE: REZA KHALILI APRIL 27 2013

Sunday, April 28th, 2013

April 27 2013- Counter-terrorism expert, Reza Khalili, accepted an interview with Alexander Backman where he gave Conciencia Radio his input into the Boston Bombings and how Iran could be related to the attacks. Khalili explained the type of bombs used, how the Tsarnaev brothers were really used as pawns or ‘burned assets’ and that these attacks were planned well in advance. The interview sheds light into the aim and scope that proxy state-sponsored terrorism has on America and the West.

Islamic Republic Officials present “The Wet Gunpowder” award to First Lady Michelle Obama

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

As I reported back on March 14, the Islamic regime’s Basij Commander, Brig. Gen Mohammad Reza Naghdi announced that Iran would give the first lady a special award for allegedly exposing a direct link between Hollywood and the White House. He cited her announcement of the “anti-Iran” movie “Argo” Oscar for Best Picture in a live feed from the White House Feb. 24.

“Mrs. Obama’s action was awesome,” Naghdi said with what he described as irony, “and if we had spent billions of dollars, we could not show a link and allegiance between Hollywood and the U.S. government and the White House, especially since they have always denied the allegations.”

Naghdi along with many other officials of the regime have been sanctioned by the U.S., UN and the European Union as a violator of human rights for having participated in the suppression of the Iranian people.

Last Saturday, the regime officials in a ceremonial event (only specific to the regime and its ideology)  the 10th conference of “Journey of Enlightened Land” commemorating the “martyrs” of the eight-year war with Iraq unveiled “The Wet Gunpowder” award to be presented to the First Lady:

“The US First Lady presented a so-called artistic award to a film that is clearly anti-Iranian. What does that mean? No artists, even the ones that have Western mindset, believe that Argo is a film worthy of even a national award. That film is definitely not artistic enough to qualify for an international ward; an award that is claimed to be given to the best movie in the world — the Oscar,”  Naqdi told the Islamic regime’s Press TV.

“One of the programs that has made this conference more important is giving the Michelle Obama, the First Lady of the United States, the Wet Gunpowder Award. She won the award because she showed the world that the Zionists in the White House have an immense influence and control over the Hollywood film industry,” Said Yaqoub Soleimani, a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards.

According to the regime’s media, the award was mailed to the Swiss Embassy to be passed on to the First Lady Michelle Obama.

The regime’s media, in an attack on Hollywood, also blasted away at the book “A Time to Betray” which will be made into a TV miniseries about Kahlili’s spying for the CIA in Iran.

The regime’s media, since the production of “Argo,” have attacked Hollywood for what they call the production of “anti-Iran” movies. Citing “unrealistic portrayal” of the Iranian people, they attacked actor George Clooney as one of the two writers of “Argo” and for his producing the “anti-Islam” movie “Syriana.” They also cite the “Zionist company” Warner Brothers for filming “Argo” and the “anti-Iran” movie “300.”

Regime media also point to the upcoming production of a miniseries based on “A Time to Betray” by Kahlili, who in his youth traveled to America to continue his education. Upon his return after the 1979 revolution, he lost hope in the direction of the country, returned to America, hooked up with the CIA and became a spy in the Revolutionary Guards.

This “anti-Iran” miniseries, the regime media said, is to be produced by actor William Baldwin and Warren Kohler.

The regime media published an image of Kahlili alongside former CIA director James Woolsey that mistakenly referred to Woolsey as Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., the former candidate for the Republican Party presidential nomination.

Gerdab.Ir, a Revolutionary Guards media outlet, attacked Kahlili for his call for support of the Iranian people to bring about regime change in Iran.

Also read:

Los Angeles Times
Former CIA spy advocates overthrow of Iranian regime
By: David Zucchino / July 6, 2012

YouTube Brief of Kahlili’s Evidence on Iran’s “Red Line”

Friday, March 29th, 2013

          

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High Frontier . . Building Truly Effective Defenses . . Reagan’s Vision Lives!

 

           YouTube Brief of Kahlili’s Evidence on Iran’s “Red Line”

 

Several recent High Frontier email messages have referred to impressive analyses by Reza Kahlili, which strongly suggests that Iran is very near if not across Binyamin Netanyahu’s Red Line of developing a nuclear weapon. Click here to hear his 2-and-a-half minute briefing on an underground complex of facilities, which appear, from Reza’s Global Earth analysis, to compose key elements for developing and deploying a nuclear armed collection of nuclear-armed ballistic missiles.   

Reza Kahlili is the author of the award-winning book “A Time to Betray;” served in CIA Directorate of Operations, as a spy in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard; is a counterterrorism expert; and currently serves on the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, an advisory board to Congress and the advisory board of the Foundation for Democracy in Iran (FDI).

See High Frontier’s webpage (www.highfrontier.org) for links to several of Kahlili’s articles heralding his warnings. In a recent World Net Daily article, found by clicking on its title: “Iran Confirms Secret Nuclear ‘Quds’ Site,” he quotes Dr. Peter Vincent Pry, who was the Executive Director of the congressionally mandated EMP commission and currently leads the its successor Task Force on National and Homeland Security, as below:

High Frontier agrees with Dr. Pry’s assessment of Kahlili’s work and calls for Congress to look into the “story behind the story”—to understand not only what Iran is doing, but also what motivates Iran and what the United States should be doing to counter this threat, especially when coupled with the possibility of an existential EMP event that could lead to the death of hundreds of millions of Americans.  This investigation is especially warranted given President Obama’s reassurances that we are a year or so away from crossing Netanyahu’s “Red Line,” and have time for diplomacy to work. 

Is this just another “Triumph of hope over experience?”

Please click here to read this week’s update!

How does the administration know that meeting the Iranian threat does not also require more and better missile defenses than currently planned? Especially when taking account of Iranian activities such as recently pointed out by Reza Kahlili, based on his study of Google Earth photography of Iran’s underground facilities and his contacts in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard? What about Reza’s suggestion that Iran Iran has already crossed the “red line” that has so concerned Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu?…

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Related Links:

WND
Revealed! Evidence Iran crossed nuclear ‘red line’
By: Reza Kahlili / March 20, 2013

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Heavy traffic across Iran’s ‘red line’
By: Reza Kahlili / March 21, 2013

The Commentator
Revealed: New Iranian nuclear sites and further evidence of North Korea collaboration
March 21, 2013

PJMedia
[VIDEO] Secret Iranian Nuclear Program Site Has ‘Crossed Every Red Line’
By: BRYAN PRESTON / March 22, 2013

CBN
Thoughts on Obama’s Middle East Visit; Plus, New Iranian Nuke Site Revealed
By: Erick Stakelbeck / March 22, 2013

Powerline
AN UPDATE ON IRAN’S NUCLEAR PROGRAM
By: SCOTT JOHNSON / March 23, 2013

WND
IRAN CONFIRMS SECRET NUCLEAR ‘QUDS’ SITE
By: Reza Kahlili / March 24, 2013

WND
IRAN ACCUSES WND OF PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE
By: Reza Kahlili / March 25, 2013

Al Arabiya
Iran Secret Nuclear Facility (Arabic)
March 25, 2013

Al Arabiya
Iran Secret Nuclear Facility (Farsi)
March 25, 2013

New English Review
Secret Quds Underground Nuclear Development Facility Revealed in Iran
By: Jerry Gordon / March 26, 2013

American Thinker
Experts Concerned Iran Nuclear Progress Is Accelerating
By: Reza Kahlili / April 1, 2013

Gerard Direct
Racing Toward Armageddon – How a Concurrence of Events May Find a Nexus in Global War
Ilana Freedman / April 3, 2013

The Washington Times
KAHLILI: Why nuclear talks with Iran is a fool’s errand
By: Reza Kahlili / April 4, 2013


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