It is no secret that whenever the Islamic Regime feels threatened it resorts to brutal violence. We have seen the Regime step up its systematic arrests, torture and rape of Iranian activists; we have seen mass public executions in order to instill fear in the heart of people. While this has been going on for 32 years it usually increases whenever the Regime feels threatened and endangered by the people’s movement.
However it seems like the Regime is no longer satisfied with only attacking the Iranian people. The most recent example is the attack of the British Embassy by Iranian Basiji Militia, which is a group closely linked to the so called Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. No doubt the recent international sanctions have played a serious role in this recent attack.
In the past few weeks we have seen the international community take a very stern stand against the Regime. In particular countries like Canada, Britain and even France have been pushing for oil sanctions, arguably one of the only ways to break this Regime’s back. No doubt the Regime has started to feel the pressure and as usual has once again resorted to violence, namely the attack on the British Embassy.
I think it is important to note two things, which the Western media seems to have missed.
1. The attack was not carried out by “protestors” or ordinary Iranian citizens. This was clearly an attack by Basiji Militia which is directly linked to the Regime. It is important to distinguish peace loving Iranians from these brutal thugs, and their attack on the Embassy.
2. While I strongly condemn the attack on the British Embassy, I think the attack is a clear sign that strong oil sanctions against Iran are working! There is no way Iran would have resorted to this act, if it didn’t feel cornered and helpless.
This is why it is crucial for the International Community to keep the pressure on Iran, with smart Oil Sanctions in order to weaken the Regime and allow the Iranian People to use this weakness to overthrow the Regime.
Down with the Islamic Regime in Iran
Long Live Freedom in Iran