Since we’ve just gotten started here at TMP, I’d like to start out with some thoughts on what I’m sure will be our favorite regime in the region.
Being the only Theocracy in the Middle East, and seated upon the remains of the once great Persian Empire, Iran is a pretty interesting place, that is if you like sham elections, fanatical militias, and a penchant for terrorism.
Iran wasn’t always this way, but after one revolution that placed an evil King (or Shah if you prefer) in command, the country suffered a second round of upheavals that led to the Theocratic Dictatorship of the Ayatollah Khomeini. Khomeini is best known for preaching about a new secular government free of religious interference…then turning around and arresting and executing his secular allies.
Today Iran’s Mullahs actively send their Revolutionary Guards across the Middle East, causing death and destruction wherever they show their faces. In Lebanon, Hezbollah funded by Iran terrorizes their Sunni and Christian neighbors. In Syria Iranian Revolutionary Guards support the brutal Assad regime as he attempts to deny the popular will of his people. In Iraq, Revolutionary Guards actively propped up militia groups responsible for bombing both Christian and Muslim religious places. In short, the Mullahs are actively seeking to destabilize the region all while protesting their innocence and it’s becoming rather tiresome.
Congratulations to the Ayatollah and the Guardian Council of Iran for becoming our first post, with many more about their atrocities and destructive tendencies to follow.