Iran, everywhere? | Ibrahim al Zobeidi

A few months ago, the father-in-law of the Iranian president, Ibrahim Raisi, the Friday imam in Mashhad, Mullah Alam Al-Huda, gave a sermon where he spoke openly about the Iraqi, Lebanese, Syrian, Yemeni reality. . and Palestinian proxy militias and their functions.

He actually said: “Iran today is not limited by geographic borders. Today Iran is the Popular Mobilization Forces. It is also the Lebanese Hezbollah. It is Ansar Allah in Yemen. It is the National Front in Syria. It’s Islamic Jihad and Hamas in Palestine and the Yemeni drones that caused such damage to the Saudis, aren’t they also in Iran? You say the drones came from the north and not from the south. North or south, what’s the difference? Iran is both.

And then, on September 25, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards headquarters in Khatam al-Anbiya, Major General Ghulam Ali Rashid, made a similar statement in which he said: “The former Force Commander Quds, Qassem Soleimani, had informed the heads of the Iranian armed forces three months before his assassination that he had created an axis of six armies.

He listed them as “Hezbollah in Lebanon, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) and Islamic Jihad in Palestine, the forces of Ansar Allah (Houthis) in Yemen, the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq and the Syrian army. “. They are “the deterrent against attacks on Iran”.

From these statements, three things stand out even though the Iranian mullahs, blinded by racism and arrogance, cannot fail to see them.

The first is that a large number of conscripts were driven by the overwhelming need to join these armies which, they know very well, are not intended to defend the Shiite sect or the Iraqi state. Their goal is to kill anyone who opposes the Iranian occupation, even if they are the most loyal and loyal of the Shiites.

The second is that serious changes have taken place in the region and in the world, which do not serve the interests of the Tehran regime and its expansionist project. Rather, these changes increase the pressure on the regime and on the Iranian people as well. But Tehran’s clerics do not see the danger and do not understand that the era of conquest and occupation is over. Those who deny this are enemies of truth, freedom, justice and human rights. Resisting them is the right thing to do.

What has happened and is happening in Iraq from October 2019 until today, in particular what the recent elections have done to pro-Iranian loyalists, regardless of Muqtada al-Sadr’s unconvincing new positions, all of this In addition to the popular resentment of the Shiites against the Iranian presence and the denunciation of Hezbollah by the Lebanese people, the Israeli strikes, especially in Syria, the stalemate in which the Houthis are stuck and the dire situation of the Iranian militias in Syria. Everything indicates that these “six armies” are nothing more than fragile entities which will not be able to avoid their dark destiny.

As for the third, the rise of internal dissension against the regime is not simply due to the enormous sums wasted by Tehran in wars and plots and in the financing and arming of militias. There is also a worsening unemployment crisis, lack of job opportunities and low living standards due to failed government policies and the outbreak of the pandemic, as well as stifling sanctions from states- United.

Data released by the Iranian Center for Statistics showed that the number of unemployed increased by two million in the first quarter of the last Persian year.

Javad Hassanzadeh, head of the Iranian Statistics Center, revealed in a new report that “many companies have totally or partially suspended their activities in recent months”.

Iranian Oil Minister Javad Oji announced at a meeting held by the General Budget Coordination Committee that his country needed $ 160 billion to revive oil and gas projects suspended due to sanctions.

In an effort to compensate for these losses, the regime is forced to impose more taxes, fees and penalties on citizens.

The regime’s insistence on nuclear weapons has increased its isolation and that of the Iranian people.

If the United States or Israel feels compelled to use force to destroy the reactors, it would mean to the Iranian people that the millions invested in the project will go up in smoke. It would also mean that the burden of sanctions borne for years by these citizens would have been for naught and should not be forgiven. After all this, is Iran still everywhere?

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