Skip to comments.Revolutionary's Daughter Says Iran's Islamic Republic Weakened, Could Collapse
Posted on 01/01/2019 1:59:40 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
The daughter of one of the founders of the Islamic republic has warned that, while still strong, the system her late father helped establish some 40 years ago is weakened and could someday collapse.
Faezeh Hashemi, the daughter of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, said in an interview with a Tehran daily published on December 27 that "intimidation" and "fear" were the main things propping up the Islamic establishment.
"In my view, a breakdown of principles has already happened, there hasn't been a physical collapse, but I see that as very likely," Hashemi told the independent Mostaghel newspaper.
Hashemi, 56, a former pro-reform lawmaker who was jailed for six months in 2012 after being convicted of antiregime propaganda, said one doesn't see the open and physical crackdowns on dissent like those seen in the antigovernment protests of 2009, but a lot of repressive measures are taking place behind the scenes.
"In every segment of society, groups of activists are in jail, from workers to teachers, truck drivers, women's rights activists, environmentalists, students..., [those involved in economic activities], and citizens who are either in jail or have been sentenced to jail," she said.
A collapse isn't imminent, she noted, "but there's been a breakdown. Everywhere you look there's inefficiency, there's a lack of leadership and reason, everything is abandoned, there's no attempt to find solutions to the problems or if there is then things only get worse, there are no signs of improvement."
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God is good. Great news.
Intimidation and fear are more effective than many would suppose.
If you are just an evil ruler, and want to keep in power, a police state is highly effective. Just make sure you have enough money to pay the police.....
Since 632 AD baby...
Until it happens it’s fake. Let’s hope that Trump pours gas on the fire when it comes to a head. Then he can shout from the rooftop that Cuba is next. You mean Venezuela won’t get the message?
This is the perfect time for the U.S. to stay out and let Iran collapse on its own.
...and still going strong, like a bad rash.
The main foundations of every state, new states as well as ancient or composite ones, are good laws and good arms you cannot have good laws without good arms, and where there are good arms, good laws inevitably follow. Niccolo Machiavelli
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Look at Bible prophecy—no doubt it’s going to crash. The part of its army that invades Israel is going to die to a man. (Ezekial 38-39)
On look at Venezuela......oppression can go on a long time...especially if the populace is unarmed....
Funny how they DON'T compare it to the years of the Shah.
She’s right in many ways.What she is NOT saying is all that money that Obama sent is gone. Poof!! The mullahs enriched their bank accounts ( overseas) . They feasted and feasted, they are their full pushed themselves from the table unable to belch. The mullahs no longer interested in governing.
And yet, she still wears that shmattah on her head.
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