Is hope for help a distant dream?

By: Amil Imani

The passion for power to dominate, to control and to rule one's fellow humans is an ancient impulse. It goes back to medieval times when certain characters had the desire to force their will upon those around them.

Islamic Republic is not an exception to this rule. They, too, have ruled over defenseless Persians for the past 26 years, with iron fists and with absolute power. It has caused millions of people to flee their country. For those remaining, have been subject to mass executions, thousands upon thousands of fabricated arrests, thousands of people torn away from their homes and thrown into prison. They have been subjected to torture, made to confess to the crimes they never committed, and then either exterminated or sent back to medieval Islamic torture chambers where they simply faded away. It is difficult for many people to even talk about these horrible tragedies.

In 1979, upon returning from his long exile, Ayatollah Khomeini set the stage for gaining absolute power via primitive Islamic rules and by employing hundreds of thousands of overzealous revolutionary guards and militia police repression against opposition elements within the country. The machinery of coercion went to work against the Iranian people who had fought a long fight against the totalitarian regimes and who were unaware of the plot of one the greatest terrorist minded individuals of the twentieth century. The year 1979 was the beginning of the rejuvenation of the evil empire of Islam.

The propaganda machinery of the newly emerged empire of evil went to work. Distorted information was at work. The Mullahs' fear of the Iranian people, knowing how deeply the people hate them, increased their propaganda machine and they continued to tell larger than life lies about popular support for the terrorist regime.

The execution of thousands of prisoners of conscience by the direct order of the founder of Islamic Republic, Khomeini, in the Summer of 1988, reached its pinnacle.

In his speech, Khomeini said, "Those who are in prisons throughout the country and remain committed to their support for the Monafeqin [Mojahedin], are waging war on God and are condemned to execution.... Destroy the enemies of Islam immediately. As regards the cases, use whichever criterion that speeds up the implementation of the [execution] verdict."

Ayatollah Khomeini notable legacy will live alongside the most infamous and hated men in history, such as Adolph Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Pol Pot and Saddam Hussein who sent million of their own countrymen to their deaths!

That is how the Iranians learned the Islamic justice. That is how the Iranian Muslims gained first hand experience of the rotten laws of Islam in their society. And that is why after 26 years of incessant indoctrination of Islamic barbarism, Iran has the largest anti-Islamic law population in the Muslim world, and a huge pro-western youth. The Islamic Republic brainwashing machine has simply backfired on them.

Ironically, the more vociferous Iranian people became in defying the terrorist State, the more European countries were engaging in appeasing the Islamic tyrants. Now is precisely the time for President Bush to show solidarity with the majority of Iranians who want greater freedom, just as Ronald Reagan spoke up for the people of Poland in the early 1980s.

The only way to stop Iran's despotic regime from another holocaust, is to help Iranians change the regime themselves. Ironically, the Islamic regime has no fear of foreign invasion. The only true fear within the rulers of the Islamic regime is from the Iranian people. The Islamic Republic has already invited the world to attack Iran, because that would only unite the Iranians against the invaders. So, does an entire generation, which has grown up since the Islamic Revolution of 1979, favor the U.S. point of view? The answer is Yes, indeed, they do. The problem for the U.S., and the world, is that Islamic Republic remains one of the leading state supporters of Islamic terrorism.

On the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Khomeini, the founding father of the Islamic Republic, the Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei spoke "The American threats are not new. They have threatened us since the beginning of the Islamic revolution. They know that militarily attacking Iran and the Iranian nation would mean suicide for the aggressor.

So the only real option left is to subdue the Islamic Republic's aspiration of starting World War III. This requires the support of the people of Iran and their legitimate quest for freedom, justice and liberty and friendship with the people of the United States. Yet, not by words of kindness or patting on their shoulders, but massively arming the defenseless Iranian people to fight and exterminate these brutal and unwanted thugs from their land. The clock is ticking and Iranian people are losing faith that help is coming.