Tag Archives: Ledeen

Unsinn! The Hezbollah are assassins, mullahs are death making slaveholders.

From Michael Ledeen: Don’t You Just Love Hezbollah? It’s So Interesting…Like Freddie Kruger

White House terror "expert" John Brennan – and his boss, President Obama – seem to think that we should be cultivating the “moderate” elements in Hezbollah [viz.]

The Obama administration is looking for ways to build up “moderate elements” within the Lebanese Hezbollah guerrilla movement and to diminish the influence of hard-liners, a top White House official said on Tuesday.

John Brennan, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism, met with Lebanese leaders during a recent visit.

"Hezbollah is a very interesting organization," Brennan told a Washington conference

All the president’s "friends" in Hezbollah… Quatsch! (For readers in Rio Linda: quatsch is German lingo for nonsense.)

Not to put too fine a point on it, but can there be anything more imbecilic than the president ascribing civilization to the assassin beheaders of Iran’s Hezbollah?

Good old PersianKiwi was right. It is no accident that the people of Iran want freedom from these death-making slaveholder mullahs.

Obama knew.

It has been interesting the past year, trying to figure out what the heck is going on in Iran vis-a-vis Osama bin Laden and al Quaeda. The Iran election crisis a year ago brought the attention of many eyes to Iran in a new way, so it might be that the walk to freedom in Iran will also work out eventually to the capture of a major criminal terrorist.

Read more: Obama’s Known of Al-Qaeda Ties with Iran for a Year, but Still No Action

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Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani and the Death Spiral of the Islamic Republic

Michael Ledeen links to a YouTube of Iran government coverup of freedom activists death, and he reports two valuable pieces of information on freedom in Iran, viz.

The Death Spiral of the Islamic Republic II

Supreme Leader Khamenei has received secret messages from Grand Ayatollah Sistani in Najaf, Iraq, criticizing the bloodthirsty behavior of Khamenei’s people…

"Mistakes have been made, laws have been violated and crimes have been committed. The perpetrators have to be treated with a hard fist…"

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Both of these items seem important for freedom in Iran.

  1. Khameini makes public admission of mistakes.
  2. Ali al-Sistani communicates to Khameini secretly, as reported by an Iranian in the West;
      Cf., earlier blurbs on al Sistani

    1. June 17, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani says… what?
    2. June 23, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on the move?

But we still have not completely identified the leadership of the freedom movement, other than maybe Mousavi. Ledeen has his eye on this last question. Good.

Haniff Mazroee of Norooz website:

Lorestan, Kahrizak Prison, Yazd and freedom in Iran

Michael Ledeen renders a summary of atrocious acts of violence in Iran against those who seek freedom. Even the mullahs are starting to get disgusted enough to close the Kahrizak prison.

The Torturers and the Secretary
And, according to reliable sources, the morgues still have a stockpiles of about 400 corpses. Each day three to four corpses are released to relatives.

The release of the cadavers follows a singularly macabre procedure…

After signing the papers the relative can receive the corpse. Upon receipt of the corpse of the [mainly young] man or woman, the real cause of death–brutal torture–becomes obvious. They see their loved one totally beaten up, nails pulled out, evidence of rape, bodies covered with so many burns that it is difficult to recognize the dead person, and the like.

Lorestan-Iran-MapDespite the secrecy pledge, these horrendous details are now emerging and even members of the usually very loyal part of the clergy are now disgusted and upset…

Meanwhile Karroubi himself has left Tehran for his native Lorestan, where he can count on the protection of his people.

Iranian Prosecutor-General Ayatollah Qorban Ali Dori Najafabadi acknowledged that some detainees have been tortured in prison, saying: “Mistakes have led to some unfortunate and indefensible incidents, and those involved will have to be punished.” This includes many reported incidents at Kahrizak prison, where prisoners were killed, and which has since been closed on Khamenei’s orders…

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The treatment of prisoners reminds me of Emmett Till, who was so horribly beaten and killed by the Ku Klux Klan.

It is a bad sign for the Grand Ayatollah Khamenei that Karroubi heads back to home ground in the mountains of Lorestan, west of Tehran. I wonder whether it will be easier or tougher to keep Karroubi isolated, incommunicado there on his home ground.

Scene from Lorestan

Scene from Lorestan

We continue to wait for the US Marines to sweep up Osama bin Laden in their Helmand operations or push him across the border into the Sistan and Baluchistan province of Iran.

We continue to wait for Yazd to wake up and walk toward freedom.

We continue to wait for effective leadership to emerge for freedom in Iran. Neither electrician, playwright nor good sergeant Schweik, but maybe someone a young computerist fiddling with his iPod and a USB cable this very day, exploiting RSS on the iTunes Store.


Confectionery in Yazd (YouTube)

The Death Spiral of the Islamic Republic

The Death Spiral of the Islamic Republic

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Michael Ledeen, perfidious mini-satan

It is useful to know that Michael Ledeen has confessed publicly: he is the chief mini-satan behind the quest for freedom in Iran. Now the mullahs have his number, the enemy of that state, viz.

The hardline principle-ist Kayhan daily, published in Tehran today, attacked former president, Mohammad Khatami, saying that when he spoke of "the need for a referendum", he was "carrying out the instructions" of Michael Ledeen, prominent member of the American Enterprise Institute…
Source: Khayan Newspaper (Persian)

That seals it — the shadowy American Enterprise Institute, which of course denies Ledeen even works there. Yes, that is what they WANT you to think.

Meanwhile, in Iran, people in the streets face the government goons, with competing chants:

…two sides faced off in a chanting contest. The pro-regime crowd shouted “Death to America!” And the people responded, “Death to Russia!” Then came “Death to Britain, Death to Israel!” And the reply: “Death to China.”
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Meanwhile, we wait for effective leadership to emerge. It cannot be another shipyard electrician, absurdist playwright or even another good sergeant Schweik, but who can it be? Perhaps it will be someone fiddling with his iPod tonight, figuring out a way to make it send information OUT with RSS through the iTunes Store.


Honduras compared to Iran, Obama sellout

The speed with which Pres. Obama sold out Honduras compares unfavorably to the slowness of his support for freedom in Iran. The president reveals his intent to sell out freedom and purchase world acclaim and domestic control.

Michael Ledeen and others have been writing about this. Ledeen also quotes Alexis de Toqueville, viz.

American Tyranny Redux
…equality is not a defense against tyranny, but an open invitation to ambitious and cunning leaders who enlist our support in depriving ourselves of freedom. [Toqueville] summarizes it in two sentences that should be memorized by every American who cherishes freedom:

The… sole condition required in order to succeed in centralizing the supreme power in a democratic community is to love equality, or to get men to believe you love it. Thus the science of despotism, which was once so complex, is simplified, and reduced, as it were, to a single principle.

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Two good sentences from Alexis de Toqueville, and another good sentence from Michael Ledeen, "equality is not a defense against tyranny, but an open invitation to ambitious and cunning leaders who enlist our support in depriving ourselves of freedom."

Good sentences for Americans to consider if they worry about current government ambitions and network of small complicated rules.

Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani on the move?

Michael Ledeen evaluates some interesting observations, following Steve Schippert’s analysis of Al Arabiya’s report on regime "alternative" — about X Factor Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.

…senior ayatollahs have been meeting secretly in Qom to discuss significant changes in the structure of the Iranian state. In addition to the Iranian clerics, there was a foreigner: Jawad al-Shahristani, the supreme representative of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the foremost Shiite leader in Iraq.

…it means that senior religious leaders in Iran are talking to the representative of an Iraqi Imam who believes, as most Shi’ites did before Khomeini’s heresy, that the proper role of religious leaders is to guide their people from the mosque, not from the political capital.

  1. Michael Ledeen’s evaluation
  2. Steve Schippert’s analysis
  3. Al Arabiya’s regime "alternative" report

I asked a question about this last Wednesday: In the movement for Iran freedom, what will be the input from Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani?.

I am glad Al Arabiya reads my blog. They went out and got an answer for me!

Michael Ledeen publishes Mousavi open letter to Pres. Obama

MICHAEL LEDEEN publishes a letter that appears to come from Mousavi or his people, viz.

I’ve received what purports to be a statement from Mousavi’s Office in Tehran… I get a lot of material that can’t be authenticated, and one must always take such material with a healthy dose of skepticism. That said, the person who sent this to me is undoubtedly in touch with the Mousavi people on the ground

So here you go:

From the Office of Mr. Mir Hossein Mousavi

To the President of the USA, Mr. Barack Hussein Obama:

Dear Mr. President,

In the name of the Iranian people, we want you to know that when you recently made the statement “Achmadinejad or Mousavi? Two of a kind,” we consider this as a grave and deep insult, not just to Mr. Mousavi but especially against the judgment of the Iranian people, against our moral conviction and intelligence, especially those of the young generation that comprises a population of 31 million….

It is a short letter, so click through to Ledeen’s original page for the entirety plus an addendum from Mousavi’s speech on Saturday.

Michael Ledeen sums up the current Iran antagonists

The people marching in Iran — what are the stakes? Michael Ledeen gives a sobering evaluation for the people in Tehran and all over Iran:

…however Mousavi started, he now leads a revolutionary mass movement that is aimed at the dark heart of the corrupt theocratic fascist state.

A dangerous time.

  1. What will happen to the marchers?
  2. Will they be crushed or will they outwit the cops?
  3. Will the cops come over to the marchers?

I certainly hope they are smart enough to outwit the cops and stay peaceful, like this modest video from YouTube: