Iran: The Revolutionary Guards In Charge

Free IranHattip to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air. No doubt in part a response to the declaration on Saturday of the prestigious Association of Researchers and Teachers of Qum that the election was illegitimate, spokesmen of the Revolutionary Guards, formally known as the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, announced on Sunday that the Guards had taken charge of all security in Iran and that no further debate over the Presidential election would be tolerated.

The Shia revolution of 1979 was based on the idea that a government controlled by the mullahs, motivated by pure Islam, would provide the best form of government in Iran.  Now each day brings more news of mullahs speaking out against the current regime in control of Iran.

“Over the weekend, Grand Ayatollah Assadolah Bayat Zanjani launched a broadside against the mass arrest of reformist activists and protesters.”

“Every healthy mind casts doubt on the way the election was held,” said the high-ranking cleric in a statement distributed online. “More regrettable are post-election large-scale arrests, newspaper censorship and website filtering, and above all the martyrdom of our countrymen whom they describe as rioters.”

The walls are closing in on Ahmadinejad, a former Revolutionary Guards member, and his puppet masters.  Mullahs speaking out have destroyed any remaining illusion that this regime is blessed by God.  The Revolutionary Guards is the last remaining support that this government has, and, if the Guards falter,  Ahmadinejad, Supreme Leader Khamenei and their cronies better have their bags packed and a plane warming up.  This could all happen quite swiftly.  The Resistance has called for mass rallies on Thursday.  If the dissident mullahs join them, the Iranians could witness mullahs being beaten by Revolutionary Guards.  Once that happens, I think armed revolt will not be far off.

4 Responses to Iran: The Revolutionary Guards In Charge

  1. Steve says:

    Thank you for posting on this. I get nearly all my news on Iran from this site.

    Do you have an estimate on what are the odds that the Iranian government falls? Each day I fear that the revolution will be snuffed, but it only seems to get stronger. God bless the Iranian people.

  2. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Steve, with the mullahs speaking out my guess is that there is at least an 80% chance of the regime falling. Ahmadinejad and the Supreme Leader, reminds me of “Fearless Leader” in the old Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoons!, have managed the amazing feat of unifying, temporarily, in opposition, both those sick of the rule of the mullahs and many of those same mullahs! Doubtless many members of the Revolutionary Guards are beginning to think about the day, perhaps not far off, when they wake up to learn that the Supreme Leader and Ahmadinejad have fled Iran and they are left holding the bag and subject to the revenge of angry mobs. Watch for fissures developing in the ranks of the Guards if mass rallies on Thursday develop into mass riots.

  3. Tito Edwards says:

    80% is a pretty high chance, but I pray that it is even higher.

    If, and it’s a big IF still, if the regime falls, I still see the mullahs (the rebel mullahs) in charge, but with Khamenei and Admanejhad fleeing the country or under house arrest.

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