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Toppling Iranian regime to liberate East Kurdistan – By Baqi Barzani

Neither the US efforts to impose tougher economic sanctions on Iran, nor recurrent warnings by Israel to launch a pre-emptive military strike on Iranian nuclear facilities have had any tangible impact on persuading Tehran to stall its nuclear program. In consequence of ensuing ramifications, both options are not backed by the general public in Iran and abroad.

During the foregoing elections, according to some Iranian news resources, the US intelligence services invested a sum totaling 400 million aimed at destabilizing the theocratic rule of the mullahs, a claim albeit strongly denounced by US president Barrack Obama.

The ultimate goal of US administration is to not assent to a nuclear Iran to come into existence and to resort to any viable means to ward off the regime to pursue its nuclear ambitions. The US has countless economic, political, military interests in the region and history has corroborated that Washington has consistently remained in force in covert operations all over Middle East to safeguards its interests. The CIA coup of 1953 that led to the overthrow of the democratically elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh is a very transparent example of the scope of US fondness in future of Iran.

One of the initiatives of post 9/11 US administration has been attempting to augment cooperation and harmonization with the Iranian opposition inside and outside and appropriate higher budgets to acquire and garner more authentic intelligence on Iran’s nuclear installations and military activities. The Bush administration was bombarded with heavy criticisms for non-possession of sufficiently reliable intelligence on Saddam’ Weapon of Mass Destruction (WMD) and distorted counsels offered by Iraqi dissidents that led to prompting the invasion of Iraqi.

Iranian intelligence services are super active and relentless in suppressing the opponents of regime, tracking them beyond Iranian borders. The assassination of Kurdish leaders in Vienna, Austria in 1989 by Iranian agents under the false ploy of conducting negotiations with the representatives of Iranian government, arrest of Sunni Militant Jundullah leader, murder of MEK/MKO activists, leftists and Pro-shah groups backs this claim.

Anti-government armed groups based in neighboring counties have almost withered away. The Iranian opposition in US and Europe are totally dependent and continue to mislay their credibility and legitimacy. Iran’s marginalized Balouch, Azari, Turkish and Arab ethnic groups are outlawed to engage in any sort of political activities on the border lines by Iran’s friendly neighbors. Even with external financial and military backing, they are not in a capacity to stage a revolution in Iran.

The Ministry of Intelligence and National Security of the Islamic Republic of Iran (MISIRI) and Iranian Revolutionary Guards ("IRG") have deeply influenced and been able to develop special ties with certain elements within Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT) and Iraqi intelligence (Istekhbarat). They have expanded cooperation with Iran in myriad fields, particularly on military and intelligence-sharing aspects. Different branches of Iran’s military have purged servicemen in ranks and files in military lacking strong fidelity to the Islamic republic ideology, making the ousting of regime through a military coup infeasible.

Iranian masses are fed up with the Islamic Republic and strongly express support for a regime change. They are in anticipation of the slightest prospect with assured external patronage to pour into streets. The supporters of liberal and reformist groups in Iran constitute a sizable number of Iranian populations. During the previous elections, they were swiftly suppressed by the forceful armed radical conservative rulers.

With ten million anti-regime and pro-American Kurds in Iran, Iranian Kurdistan is the most prolific ground for staging any uprising against Mullas’ regime.  With the outset of an armed struggle from Iranian Kurdistan, upheld by the reformists inside Iran and opposition forces outside, it can engulf the entire country,  rooting out the current trembling regime once and forever, proving all former options to be superfluous. Any revolution within Iran must be an armed one and pioneered from Iranian Kurdistan.

Iranian regime can be effortlessly toppled from adjacent Iraq. Counter to other anti-regime forces, the vast experience owned by Iranian Kurdish fighters and Kurdistan’s geo-political characteristics makes achieving such a goal promising.

The consolidation of economic, military and political state of Kurds in Syria, Turkey or Iran and particularly, the empowerment of Kurdish regional government in Iraq presages the US triumph in the entire Middle East.


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