By: S. Nawabzadeh
It was a grand display of people’s power in Islamic Iran in less than a week as millions of voters on Wednesday, January 3, yet again took to the streets all over the country to reaffirm allegiance to the sacred system of government, its divinely-inspired leadership, its goals at home and abroad, its spectacular success in various fields, and its campaign against Global Arrogance, Zionism, Takfirism, and all sorts of terrorism.
If on last Friday, voters nationwide had staged million-man marches to mark the 8th anniversary of the grand December 30 rallies that ended the sedition of 2009 fanned by the US and accomplices in the aftermath of the presidential elections, yesterday’s huge gatherings delivered a crystal clear message to the blasphemous vandals of the past few days of the imminent wrath of the masses these enemies of God and humanity face.
It was time to serve notice to the seditionists who have never voted in any election and at every opportunity have indulged in violence, vandalism, and vices, to disturb public peace that the nation’s patience is running thin and soon people’s power will mete out the punishment these "mohareb” (enemies of God) and "mofsidin fi’l-ardh” (corrupt on earth) deserve.
A thorough probe of their personal data including scrutiny of their national identity cards reveals that in 2009, as part of the plot, the seditionists had stayed away from the presidential polls, and after announcement of election results resorted to the deceptive lie of "where is my vote” in order to mislead public opinion and distort the image of the smooth-functioning Islamic system of Iran.
This time, these thugs who did not figure among the 68 percent of voters that participated in last May’s presidential polls, infiltrated the ranks of a few dozen peaceful protestors exercising their constitutional right to voice grievances, and tried to give a political and anti-social colour to the demonstration. They not just vandalized public and private property but shouted anti-religious slogans and indulged in acts of blasphemy like tearing of Islamic posters, and – in a case of two – torching of the national flag despite the fact that is it inscribed with the Hallowed Name of Almighty Allah.
This does not mean the 32 percent eligible voters who for various reasons could not cast their ballots last May are part of the seditionists, or are against national and Islamic interests. This is crystal clear when as various occasions throughout the year have proved, such as the annual Qods Day and Bahman 22 rallies, the roaring sea of supporters of the Islamic Republic and its ideals, include many whom conditions had prevented from being present at the voting booths.
This not only nails the lie of the Zionist controlled western media of the isolated events of the past few days in certain places in Iran, but confirms the fact that the seditionists, without the least doubt are part of the 5th column, as was evident by their seemingly nationalistic slogans.
For instance, when one shouts "leave Gaza, Syria, and Lebanon”, it means he or she is in the service of Israel, the US, and the Wahhabis, since all three are faced with the imminent collapse of the illegal Zionist entity and with it the end of US hegemony in the region, as forces of the Axis of Resistance steadily advance from all directions towards Bayt al-Moqaddas, inspired by the growing power and prestige of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Only anti-national elements do not want Iran to triumph and drive out the Americans and their clients from our neighbourhood.
In other words, from Day One of the victory of the Islamic Revolution till this day, it is the vote of the masses and the people’s power that has ensured the progress of Iran in the face of the worst ever sanctions to the dismay of the enemies, who are trying in vain to exploit misled or traitorous elements.
To sum up, the nation that generated tidal waves to drown the British-installed and American-backed Pahlavi regime at the call of that Sage of the Age, Imam Khomeini (RA), and the masses whose mobilization foiled the US plot of Saddam’s 8-year war to overthrow the Islamic Republic, are present on the scene in scores of millions, under the guidelines of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, to disappoint and defeat Global Arrogance and its surrogates, the spurious entities called Israel and Saudi Arabia which have no historical roots in the lands they rule through the barrel of guns without being representatives of the local people.