These from our friends in Iran. Looks like the Majlis may be becoming redundant.
Tehran, April 26, 2010
Hassan Qhaforifard a member of regime’s reactionary parliament attacked Ahmadinejad and said: “the fourth agenda was over by the end of the last year and the country actually is without any agenda. We had to approve in the parliament that until there is a fifth agenda the country should move on the previous one and this is a problem. The government should have presented the fifth agenda last June so that we could discuss about it and then implement it from the New Year”.
Yousefian a member of Budget Commission also said: “the fifth agenda is more like an advice than an executable plan. The government has talked in general and there are no specific values and specific statistics”. Yousefian added: “Unfortunately at the parliament we have just made general questions about how the fourth agenda was executed. In some cases not only the agenda has not been executed but it hasn’t got even close to its goal and in some cases there has been a backlash”.
Tehran, April 26, 2010
Fars news agency affiliated with RGC admitted that regime’s parliament is good for nothing and wrote: “one of the most important problems in executive branch almost from the beginning is disorderly presence of some MPs in the parliament and their disorderly participation in voting”. The news agency pointed to the fact that the MPs don’t even care for Khamenei’s advises and added: “this issue is so important that the honorable Leader has advised about the issue several times. He last criticized them in his meeting with parliament’s Clerics Council”.
According to this report so many of regime’s MPs are absent at the parliament that the parliament doesn’t reach the limit that would permit voting. Some MPs including Daryoush Ghanbari have asked that these disorderly MPs that even don’t vote must be ousted. He said: “sometimes it is seen that when we want to discuss an important plan or bill some MPs are not present. Actually we don’t even see the physical presence of some of them”. He added sarcastically: “even parliament’s internal regulations don’t match with these absences. A leave has a limit we cannot say that these MPs are always at leave”.
Freedom of religion under Islam.
Tehran, April 25, 2010
Persian Language Christian news network announced that on Wednesday April 14 agents of Islamic Republic’s Intelligence Ministry crushed into a house chapel in Karaj and while threatening the people present beat the priest, Behnam Irani and arrested him. In this gathering 10 Christian youths residing in Karaj were present to pray and learn rules of the Holy Bible.
Priest Pirooz Khanjani a member of Central Council of Iran’s Churches said that since eight months ago one Christian is arrested per week on the average. Mr. Khanjani said that no one has been successful in contacting Priest Irani even his wife but there has been news that he was in critical condition.
Analysis. Ship of state without a rudder? Replay of the Reichstag dissolution? Can’t even generate a quorum? Rejecting the Supreme Leader? The Members of Parliament have figured out they are redundant? Just exactly how close is Iran to coming apart as a nation? It is the answer to the last question that is of importance.
I believe, based upon the evidence that we are getting form inside Iran, that Iran is very close to full blown civil insurrection. How much this has to do with the provision of advanced weapons to Hezbollah is unknown. Probably a lot. Unifying a nation through war is an old tactic. It is one that may be coming closer to use. Iran would still like one of the “satans” to be the aggressor. It may not have that luxury. May Day will be interesting.