Tehran, Iran social still. The society of Iran is about to break.
By | Rachel Brooks
July 4, 2021
Ebrahim “The Butcher” Raisi sets to forming his cabinet, as Iran is plunged into rolling blackouts. A parade of people is humming around Raisi, trying to influence his choices. Iran International English wrote that Abbas Amirifar, a “hardline activist” close to the former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has attempted to prevent Raisi from appointing current lawmakers as his ministers. This was in direct agreement with the Supreme Leader Khamenei, who warned lawmakers to stay in place, and not join the new president as ministers.
Raisi’s appointment came as Iranian citizens hosted a Twitter storm, protesting the elections. These elections were not fair or just and had nothing to do with the will of the Iranian people, as was stated by concerned Iranian citizens’ rights groups all over the world. Activists such as Hassan Mahmoudi and Hamid Enayat noted that Khamenei had backed the rise of Raisi, and because of this, his rise to power was inevitable.
“Khamenei blames the government and Rouhani for all his problems,” wrote Mahmoudi, in a blog post with The American Thinker. For this reason, Mahmoudi notes that Khamenei has taken matters into his hands, disrupting the oversight work of the International Atomic Agency. Mahmoudi cites a statement by the IAEA director-general Rafael Mariano Grossi, published on June 7. The statement calls out Iran for providing “no new information” with regards to one of its nuclear locations.
Mahmoudi also notes how Khamenei is feverishly working toward obtaining nuclear weaponry as a means of his regime’s survival.
For this, the U.S. and European 2021 JCPOA agreement lineup is a high political priority of the regime. For this, Mahmoudi states that Khamenei needs Raisi. Raisi who is infamously brutal can help him to secure his goals, yet he is challenged by the wrath of the Iranian people who are weary of living under the shadow of the tyrants.
Hamid Enayat, also contributing with The American Thinker, noted that, as of June 2021, murder and violence were on the rise in Iran. Women are killed by their husbands, children are murdered, general violence seizes upon a people within the crucible of this regime. Enayat lamented the generation drenched in hate, as children were forced into roles as garbage collectors and early careers that denied them their rights as children under the austerity of the regime.
As Raisi rose to power in a mock election, the west recalled his tyranny and crimes against humanity. Raisi is “The Butcher” because he tortured women and ordered mass executions as a “die-hard” cleric. Geoffrey Robertson, whose work appeared in The Guardian, called for justice against the bloody leader. Robertson recalled how Raisi set on the seat of the committee that swept the scythe of execution down upon the necks of thousands of dissidents. Raisi, since 1988, has baptized Iran with blood, killing women with whippings or forcing recantations of any who chose an alternate religion to Islam. Raisi issued a fatwa, calling for the death of all the “enemies of God” in response to the Ayatollah Khomeini’s wrath for being forced to accept a truce with Saddam Hussein. Khomeini’s wrath was carried out with “revolutionary rage and rancor” in July 1988.
Roberston recalled how Raisi, who sat as one of three men on a committee of death, watched a parade of prisoners brought before him. They were interrogated in inquisitions regarding their loyalty to the state. Then, cranes were converted to gallows, and four at a time, they were blindfolded and hanged. Others were hanged in groups of six from ropes suspended from the prison hall assembly’s stage.
Raisi, who began his reign of bloody terror as a 19-year-old city prosecutor during the Islamic Revolution, did not stop with one bloodbath. In 2019, he committed another, Enayat recalls in his post with The American Thinker.
The elevation of Raisi to the power of the president places ultra-conservative Islamists in control. The Iranian community of human rights activists and concerned citizens protested his rise to power vehemently. Nations joined in solidarity with the people of Iran. The American Thinker noted that Israel is likewise concerned about the influence Raisi will have on the proxy network of extremism throughout the Middle East.
At this moment, Iran has thus reached an inflection moment. This is a dark hour where the most savage tyrants are cherry-picked by the Supreme Leader. The people of Iran have been pushed to their limits. The ultra-clerics seize upon an economically crippled and blood-soaked public. Something is soon to break in Iran. The spirit of the people is restless. The voice of the people is growing louder. Enayat argues that Iran is facing a “social collapse” and that the angry people of Iran are using every opportunity to express their disgusts against the mullahs.
Enayat recalls how the people have not forgotten Raisi or his hate. They shouted over him on his political campaign trail. “There is no water! There is no water!” they said.
There is, however, blood oozing from the streets. Enayat mused upon the fact that the hate Raisi has bathed himself in since the beginning has pressured Iran to its inflection point. Something is about to break within Iran, a move of violence and the stalking feet of civil war. If there is violence, if there is an uprising against the cruelty of the dictators, Enayat writes that it will be at last reaping what they have sown.
“The one who sows the wind reaps the storm,” wrote Enayat.
The wind has been sown, and it howls above the sleeping global society, shrieking in the ears of modern politicians pushing for the JCPOA agreement. The wind howls with the hunger of Iran’s society, and soon, the storm is coming.