Saturday, October 21, 2017
Service : > Op-Ed
Time : Friday, February 10, 2017
News ID: 427292
 
The Rise and Resilience of Islamic Revolution:
Iran’s All for Fighting Injustice, Tyranny, and Oppression
Rasa - On Friday, February 10, millions of Iranians took to the streets nationwide to mark the 38th anniversary of the victory of Islamic Revolution.

RNA - This year’s rallies were of higher significance, one of Iran’s biggest as they coincided with a political frenzy in Washington triggered by President Donald Trump, the Senate, and the Congress.

 

The Trumpsters continue to discard any pretense they might have had of civility, upholding international norms and standards, and even International Law. For them it’s all about gaining raw power, using that power to benefit war-party Washington, and to shut down their “enemies”. These “enemies” include Iran, Russia, Syria, an entire religion, war refugees and immigrants, and anyone who might get in the way of their use and abuse of power and International Law.

 

With regard to Iran, the Trumpsters have leveled serious threats, including a pledge to “tear up” the nuclear accord between Tehran and P5+1 states, including Washington itself. The sitting president has also branded the country as the “terrorist state number one.”

 

Trump repeatedly shows contempt for the nuclear deal. Before his election, he tried to discredit the deal and said he would tear it up. After his election, he called the nuclear pact a “disaster” and “the worst deal ever negotiated.” He escalated illegal sanctions to further ratchet up tensions, and then tweeted, “Iran is playing with fire - they don’t appreciate how kind President Obama was to them. Not me!”

 

Further still, Trump endorsed Muslim-banning immigration restrictions, again showing his total disrespect for International Law and International Humanitarian Law. He issued an executive order blocking Iranians, among nationals from six other Muslim states, from travelling to America. The sitting president is still busy trying to discredit the federal judges who suspended his divisive ban, engaging in ad hominem attacks against them, or otherwise placing political pressure designed to undermine their independence.

 

In the same way, Trump’s attacks on Iran are on that slippery slope toward confrontation. How do the Iranians fight this? Well, responding to the belligerent rhetoric bravely and at the same time wisely; Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei said earlier in the week that the Iranian people would respond to Trump’s threats on the anniversary of the 1979 Revolution. In his words, “Trump says, ‘Fear me!’ No. The Iranian people will respond to these remarks on Bahman 22 and will show what position the Iranian people assume vis-ê-vis threats.”

 

As is, by taking part in the rallies and in their millions, the Iranians responded to Trump’s threats. The lesson is that they must keep up the resistance. As previously, they must persist because the international civil society are on their side. As the worldwide protests against Trump’s Muslim ban pointed out earlier this week, the international civil society don’t like the current US administration. For Trump and his White Supremacist cabinet, this has got to hurt: Less than two weeks after his inauguration, the people who took to the streets to protest his racist, anti-Muslim policies have outstripped him in popularity.

 

And, given the massive size of the Friday rallies in Iran, it must be especially humiliating for the warmongers on the Capitol Hill to know that the biggest mobilization of protesters in the world that continue to beat them have been, and still are, led by Iran, always. Nor is that all. The people of Iran are just warming up. They don’t just believe that they are in an existential conflict with war-party Washington. They want to make sure that the warmongers are never in a position to turn Iran into yet another failed state in the Middle East.

 

Trump fantasizes that he can use the current escalation gambit to forge a completely new order in the Middle East by forcing Iran to say, “OK we’re all together now.” Trump is not in a position to make that a reality. As the people of Iran settle into the next four years of his silly threats and sanctions, it’s hard to embrace any sense of rapprochement and possibility.

 

The Friday rallies showed the exact opposite. The people of Iran are never afraid to raise their voice for honesty, truth and compassion against injustice, lying, and tyranny. In their battle against international bullies, they are always on the scene.

847/940

Share
Send Comment
Name :
E-mail:(Optional)
Comment Text:
Send
Comments
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/20/539269/Afghan-Shia-mosque-blast
Bombings hit two mosques in Afghanistan, 72 killed
Rasa - At least 72 people, including women and children, have been killed and scores of others injured in two bomb attacks that targeted two Shia mosques in Afghanistan.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/20/539259/Israeli-settlement-activities-in-West-Bank-amount-to-war-crimes-PLO-official
Israeli settlement activities in West Bank amount to war crimes
Rasa - A senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) has strongly condemned Israel’s plans to build nearly 3,000 more housing units in the occupied West Bank, stressing that the Tel A...
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/20/539225/US-Israel-Palestine-Unity-Government
US, Israel against Palestinian unity
Rasa - US President Donald Trump’s special representative for international negotiations, Jason Greenblatt, has said any Palestinian government must recognize Israel and disarm the Palestinian resista...
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/20/539249/Iraq-Sistani-Kirkuk-Kurdistan
Ayatollah Sistani urges Iraq to protect Kurds amid tensions
Rasa - Iraq’s most senior Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has called on the government to protect the Kurdish population in the north amid rising tensions between Baghdad and Iraq’s secessi...
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/20/539239/yemen-houthi-Saudi-sniper-ballistic-missiles
10 dead as Saudi warplanes bomb civilian targets in Yemen
Saudi warplanes have bombed residential areas in the Sa’ada and Hajjah provinces of Yemen, killing at least 10 civilians, including an entire family.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/20/539233/Iran-Syria-Baqeri
Iran military chief says Daesh on last legs on visit to Aleppo
Rasa - The Iranian military chief has praised successful counter-terrorism operations during a visit to a frontline position near the Syrian city of Aleppo, saying the terrorists are taking their last...
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/20/539228/UNICEF-Bangladesh-Coxs-Bazaar-Rohingya-children
Rohingya children refugees face hell on earth in Bangladesh camps
Rasa - The United Nations children’s agency has warned of the dire conditions of Myanmarese refugee children in overcrowded and squalid refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/20/539219/US-study-gun-carry-owners
Three million Americans carry a gun daily
Rasa - About three million people in the United States carry a loaded firearm daily, while nine million do so at least once a month, according to a new study.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/20/539210/Rohingya-Myanmar-sex-trafficking-Bangladesh-Unicef
Sex traffickers preying on Rohingya children
Rasa - Sexual predators and human traffickers are flocking to Rohingya refugee camps on the Bangladesh-Myanmar border looking to exploit vulnerable women and children of the suppressed Muslim minority...
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/10/20/539207/Protesters-at-Univ-of-Florida-Go-home-Nazis
Protesters shout down white nationalist speaker at University of Florida
Rasa - Hundreds of protesters have shouted down white supremacist leader Richard Spencer at a university in Florida, forcing him to leave the stage without delivering his planned speech.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960728000640
Over 1mln Syrians Return Homes Since Start of Russia's Anti-Terrorist Operation
Rasa - The Russian air campaign in Syria, which started two years ago, has dramatically changed the course of the Syrian conflict as life begins to return to the country, the Russian Reconciliation Ce...
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960728000652
Israeli Forces Detain 10 Palestinians from Northern West Bank
Rasa - Israeli forces Friday detained 10 Palestinians, mostly in predawn raids across the Northern West Bank districts on Jenin and Qalqiliya, said local sources.
Saturday, October 21, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960728000664
Iran's EU-Based Students Write Letter to UN Chief, Voice Concern Over Rohingya Muslims' Conditions
Rasa - The Iranian university students studying in the European countries in an open letter to UN Secretary General António Guterres voiced their deep concern over the deteriorating conditions of Rohi...
Friday, October 20, 2017
http://www.rasanews.ir/detail/news/532760/14
Iranian officials must ‘see the iron hand of the Americans in the velvet gloves of the Europeans’: Sa’idi
Rasa – Ayatollah Sa’idi stressed, “The officials must be vigilant and see the iron hand of the Americans in the velvet gloves of the Europeans. The hearts of the authorities of the country must not sh...
Friday, October 20, 2017
http://www.rasanews.ir/detail/news/532810/23
Iraqi government must protect Kurds amid tensions: al-Karbala’i
Rasa – Hujjat al-Islam al-Karbala’i described the entry of the Iraqi army into Kirkuk Governorate as a victory for all Iraqi people and emphasized the necessity of national unity.
Friday, October 20, 2017
http://www.rasanews.ir/detail/news/532601/24
Ayatollah Qabalan congratulated Kuwaiti parliament speaker for remarks at IPU summit
Rasa – The head of the Supreme Shi’ah Parliament of Lebanon praised Marzouq al-Ghanim, the Speaker of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, for bold statement against the Zionist delegation to the Inter-Parl...
Friday, October 20, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960728000456
Senior Cleric Calls for Iranian Officials' Vigilance against US Penetration Policies
Rasa - Tehran's provisional Friday Prayers Leader Hojjatoleslam Kazzem Seddiqi called on Iranian officials to keep vigilant against the plots hatched by the US officials to influence and infiltrate th...
Friday, October 20, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960728000390
Partition of Iraqi Kurdistan History Now
Rasa - Iranian Supreme Leader's top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati congratulated the Iraqi government and nation on the liberation of Kirkuk, and said Iraq's Kurdistan region wil...
Friday, October 20, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960728000137
Israeli Forces Target Syrian Army Positions in Quneitra Again
Rasa - Mortar units of the Israeli Army shelled the Syrian Army troops' strongholds in the Southern province of Quneitra.
Friday, October 20, 2017
http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13960728000246
Army Fends Off Terrorists’ Attack in Deir Ezzur
Rasa - The Syrian army troops repelled the terrorist groups’ attacks on their positions in Deir Ezzur province, inflicting heavy losses on the militants.