By: Kayhan Int’l Staff Writer
The eagerness with which the huge multi-million strong rallies held throughout Iran on February 12, to mark the entry of the Islamic Revolution into its 40th triumphant year, were followed abroad by scores of millions of admirers of the Islamic Republic, including politicians, scholars, religious leaders and the general public, in addition to their coverage by the electronic and print media of the world, once again proved the dynamism of the unique system of Wilayat-e Faqih, which the Iranian and other devoted Muslim masses love from the depth of their hearts and which is intensely loathed by the US, the Zionists, the Wahhabis, and the thugs, the traitors and the terrorists on their payroll.
As was fully evident in Tehran and in towns and cities all over Iran, the jubilant marchers who exceeded by at least 20 percent last year’s participants, said with one voice that what made them pour into the streets in the wintry weather in such large numbers, was their resolve to safeguard the independence of the country in the face of the propaganda tirade of their enemies, in response to the call of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, for reaffirming allegiance to the ideals of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini (RA).
Interestingly, Qatar’s al-Jazeera TV gave live coverage to parts of these spectacular rallies, while TV channels in other Arab states, like al-Mayadeen, Lebanon’s al-Manar, and the various networks in Iraq, as well Russia’s RT, provided extensive coverage. Even CNN showed glimpses of these million-man marches, although interspersed with distortion of facts, as it grudgingly admitted the popularity of the unique system of popular religious rule in Iran.
In India’s Kargil, thousands of the Shi’a Muslims took to the streets with the portraits of Imam Khomeini and Ayatollah Khamenei, to express their solidarity with the people of Iran.
Similar scenes were witnessed in Lebanon, while in Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, India, and other places, public seminars were held by enthusiasts of the Islamic Revolution, unfazed by the distortion of facts by the West’s Zionist-controlled media.
This is further proof of the fact that as Iran’s power and prestige, coupled with the influence and appeal of the Islamic system grows amongst the Muslim masses abroad, the US and its clients seem to be at the end of their wits.
It seems even the quixotic Donald Trump has some sense, although little, as he preferred to keep silent rather than look like a fool after having tweeted trash after trash last month in support of a few vandals and anti-social elements who indulged in isolated acts of violence and treason by infiltrating the peaceful protests of a few dozen people in some cities, voicing their just grievances.
The Don Quixote and his team of Sancho Panzas were outdoing each other in issuing statements of sheer stupidity of US support for a non-existent current to change the system of government in Iran.
The dotards in Washington in tandem with the superrich regime in Riyadh, by pumping millions of dollars into the coffers of hypocrites who run TV channels and write newspaper columns to dole out rubbish against Iran, had hoped that the Iranian masses hoodwinked by the propaganda blared by the media horns of the West, would instead organize mass protests against the Islamic system of government, rather than turn out for the Bahman 22 rallies.
To their surprise, however, the Iranian nation once again gave their enemies a teeth-smashing blow by expressing support for the dynamic system of government, which despite the hardships as a result of the criminal sanctions of the US, has protected the country, ensured peace and security of the country, safeguarded spiritual and cultural values, and every day breaks new ground in science and technology.
The Leader of the Islamic Revolution, in appreciation of the people’s devotion to national and religious values, thanked the nation by issuing a memorable message later in the day on February 11, part of which reads:
"Beloved and proud Iranian nation! Today, your resolve and insight gave rise to a great and stunning event. The greatness of your rallies today, which, according to meticulous estimators, was marked by a higher turnout and was more vigorous than those of the previous years, was a firm and crushing response to foreigners, enemies and the disloyal. By relying upon its defective and flawed assumption of Iran and Iranians, the enemy had mobilized all its capability and propaganda efforts to turn this year’s February 11 [rallies] into dull and maybe self-defeating ones. You showed off to them, in practice, the living and dynamic nature of the Revolution, and through your chants and warm participation shouted out loud your commitment to the ideals of the late Imam [Khomeini]. The grandeur of the Iranian nation drives the enemies back, and its resolute determination wrecks their calculations. The officials of the country must appreciate this unique phenomenon and serve the dear nation and defend the goals of the Revolution with full perseverance, revolutionary spirit and diligence.”