The Iranian government appears to be laying the groundwork to arrest Mir Hossein Mousavi, who this week released proof of extensive fraud and government interference with the June 12th elections. Hossein Shariatmadari, a special adviser to Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, accused Mousavi of being a “foreign agent” working for the United States and a member of a “fifth column” determined to topple Iran’s Islamic system of governance. The Iranian government has also announced a crackdown on satellite providers in an effort to block citizens from hearing any news other than what the government approves. It appears that in the paradise of Islamic rule the government cannot risk people hearing about their government and its actions.
Mousavi released a 24-page document on his Web site detailing his allegations. Among the various charges, Mousavi’s people noted that commanders of the Revolutionary Guard Corps indicated that they would not accept victory by any candidate except Ahmadinejad.
The Iranian revolution seems to be following the same pattern as the French Revolution, which like Saturn devoured its own children. Mousavi was not exactly a beam of light as someone supporting the hostage taking at Iranian embassy, the execution of dissidents, and the fatwa against author Salmon Rushdie. Now, he appears like a less articulate and less inspiring version of Georges Danton — who helped overthrow the French monarchy only to later fell victim to the Revolutionary Courts.
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