Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Is it Paranoia Day in Iran?

Being Iranian and supporting the regime means constantly being on-guard for enemy plots. One of a spate of current articles in the Iranian press stressing the need for vigilance is this one from Fars: "Official Warns of Aliens' Efforts to Spark Velvet Revolution in Iran":
Representative of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution in Eastern Azerbaijan province Hojjatoleslam Mohsen Mojtahed Shabestari on Tuesday warned of enemy efforts to overthrow the Islamic Establishment, saying that the aliens played an obvious role in the post-election frenzy in Iran.

"According to the straight confessions of those detainees who worked in the British embassy, the alien countries, specially Britain, very obviously embarked on interfering in Iran's affairs before and after the election in an effort to incite seditions, specially in Tehran, to stage a velvet revolution and coup with the support of certain elements in Iran," Shabestari stressed.

He further underlined that Britain's attempts to regain its lost hegemony over Iran have once again ended in failure. [...]
Britannia doesn't rule those waves. Another Fars headline reads "Commander Warns about Enemy's Plot to Target Iranians' Unity":
Commander of the Basij (volunteer) forces Hojjatoleslam Hossein Taeb here on Tuesday cautioned that enemies of the Islamic Republic have hatched plots to sow seeds of discord among the Iranian nation.

"The enemy always strives to hinder unity among the (Iranian) people and seeks to attain its devilish goals through sowing discord as a means of soft threat," Taeb said, addressing a huge gathering of Basiji forces.

He called on the elites of Basij to inform people of the different aspects of the enemies' plans against the Islamic Republic in a bid to defuse such plots. [...]
But wait there's more! "IRGC Commander Calls for All-out Confrontation against Soft Threats":
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari on Tuesday called for comprehensive efforts in all the cultural, economic, political and social grounds to confront the soft threats posed against the Islamic Republic.

"IRGC's strategy for confrontation with soft threats comprises preventative measures, full intelligence information on the type of a given threat and the time of its occurrence and plans for preventing its occurrence and formation," Jafari noted. [...]
Sounds like they've got it all covered. Turning to Iranian coverage of the Zionist entity, a headline at IRIB reads "Hezbollah: Israel, no longer decision maker." According to "Hezbollah's International Relations officer Ammar Moussawi":
. . . if Israel ventures upon another military strike on Lebanon, the magnitude of Lebanon's response would be far greater than that of the 33-day war.
But who is the "decision maker"?
Moussawi added that "we believe these Israeli threats cannot be translated into action. You know that any decision about going to war in the region is made by the United States with the presence of over 200,000 US troops in the region, Israel can no longer make decision on its own."
Also at IRIB, Hamas declares that "Resistance forced Zionists to quit Gaza":
[...] In reaction to the recent remarks of the Zionist regime's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, [Al-Qassam Brigades spokesman] Abu Ubaida said it is not strange that the leader of the Zionist terrorists expresses regret over its forces' flight from the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu had said on Monday that withdrawal from the Gaza Strip did not bring peace and security for Israel.

Abu Ubaida added the withdrawal was a defeat for the Zionists. [...]
Glad we all agree on something!

Crossposted on Soccer Dad

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