False tri­par­tite ‘re­sis­tance’ un­der in­ter­na­tional mi­cro­scope

Arab Times - - FRONT PAGE - By Ahmed Al-Jar­al­lah

IT is time for the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity to en­force its de­ci­sions to pro­tect the op­pressed peo­ple from the cor­rupt dic­ta­tor­ships in Le­banon, Iraq and Iran, af­ter the mafias, which hide be­hind con­sti­tu­tional le­git­i­macy at times or re­li­gious le­git­i­macy at some stage, be­gan resur­fac­ing through friv­o­lous ma­neu­ver, some reach­ing the point of com­mit­ting crimes against humanity as in the case of the Ukrainian plane be­ing shot down by Iran’s Revo­lu­tion­ary Guards.

There is no doubt that the on­go­ing pop­u­lar up­ris­ing in Iran since De­cem­ber 2018, which has so far re­sulted in the death of about 2,000 peo­ple and de­ten­tion of more than ten thou­sand oth­ers, has put the Mul­lahs regime in an un­en­vi­able po­si­tion, prompt­ing it to com­mit fool­ish­ness in the past months, along with its re­peated at­tempt to trans­fer this fool­ish­ness abroad by claim­ing that the events in Le­banon and Iraq are due to an ex­ter­nal con­spir­acy.

All this is aimed at es­cap­ing from ac­knowl­edg­ing the fact that the up­ris­ing is pop­u­lar due to the mis­er­able con­di­tion of the pro­test­ers, and the prac­tices of the regime, which in­creased its in­ter­na­tional iso­la­tion and re­flected on the peo­ple. How­ever, th­ese prac­tices have failed due to the per­sis­tence of mil­lions of pro­test­ers for their demands to be met. In the re­cent days, it es­ca­lated to the point of de­mand­ing the el­e­ments of the regime – from the top of the pyra­mid to the low­est of­fi­cial in the Revo­lu­tion­ary Guards – to step down.

The pic­ture does not dif­fer greatly in Iraq where the 120-day up­ris­ing has left the rul­ing class in a very con­fused state. It is nei­ther able to ex­tin­guish it nor meet the demands of the peo­ple who are fo­cused on oust­ing it, es­pe­cially af­ter trip­ping in choos­ing a new prime min­is­ter.

This hap­pened be­cause of the pol­icy fail­ure of the bloody re­pres­sion that led to the death of about 2,900 peo­ple, as well as in­tense con­fronta­tions af­ter the fla­grant vi­o­la­tion of the Iraqi sovereignt­y of the Revo­lu­tion­ary Guards, and the bomb­ing of Ain Al-As­sad and Er­bil bases, which the Iraqis con­sider as an at­tack on their coun­try, as well as their re­jec­tion of any ar­gu­ments pre­sented by the re­signed govern­ment, and their per­sis­tence on the de­par­ture of the pro-Ira­nian clique.

In Le­banon, the pic­ture is no bet­ter than what it is in Iran and Iraq. How­ever, it seems more tragic, es­pe­cially af­ter it was dropped in the hands of the author­ity that se­cures a cos­metic out­let for it, so to speak, through a govern­ment that does not meet the demands of its peo­ple. The liv­ing and eco­nomic conditions have be­come more com­pli­cated, and the po­lit­i­cal class masters are prac­tic­ing po­lit­i­cal fraud on its peo­ple.

Due to all this, the demon­stra­tions tak­ing place in the cities of Iran, Iraq and Le­banon, as well as the vi­o­lent turn taken by the protests, rep­re­sent a nat­u­ral pre­lude to top­pling the rul­ing classes in th­ese coun­tries. This is oc­cur­ring af­ter they were un­able to sup­press them due to the close in­ter­na­tional con­trol, and the warn­ings by more than one in­ter­na­tional in­sti­tu­tion – ei­ther the United Na­tions, or oth­ers led by the United States of Amer­ica. The se­nior of­fi­cials of th­ese in­sti­tu­tions sup­port the pro­test­ers’ demands, and in­sisted that the au­thor­i­ties in

th­ese coun­tries should not harm the demon­stra­tors.

In turn, this has pre­vented the dic­ta­tor­ships from per­sist­ing with re­pres­sion, es­pe­cially in Iran, where the rul­ing regime had for years con­sid­ered ly­ing and de­cep­tion as the way out from fac­ing the peo­ple’s wrath. To­day, it is un­able to block the so­cial me­dia and cover up its mas­sacres against pro­test­ers.

The pic­ture was com­pletely dif­fer­ent as we saw in the protests that broke out af­ter at­tempts to dis­tort the truth in the af­ter­math of the down­ing of the Ukrainian plane, and the ex­tent of vul­ner­a­bil­ity of the “Basij” and other se­cu­rity forces.

None­the­less, the in­ter­na­tional warn­ings im­ply that Iran is un­der the mi­cro­scope. There­fore, the ug­li­ness that it tried to cover up with po­etic cos­met­ics made it uglier than it was be­fore.

The pic­ture has be­come clearer about the fu­ture of the Ira­nian tri­par­tite hege­mony in the re­gion. The pop­u­lar coup against it has reached the point of no re­turn. The free killing of demon­stra­tors to pro­tect the rul­ing clique in any of th­ese coun­tries will be met with se­vere pun­ish­ment from the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity, which is fed up of all the ac­ro­bat­ics by ei­ther the pea­cock regime in Tehran, or its ten­ta­cles in Bagh­dad, or its agent, the kid­nap­per of Le­banon, Has­san Nas­ral­lah.

This means the in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity must not en­ter into be­hind-the-scenes set­tle­ments again which could re­sus­ci­tate th­ese clique that are cur­rently clin­i­cally dead.

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