These from our friends in Iran. All is not well in the mullahocracy.
31 August 2010. In another sign of persistently widening rifts in the Iranian regime, a member of the regime’s Majlis (Parliament) used an official session to lash out at an aide of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the mullahs’ President, the state-run Fars news agency reported on Sunday. The mullahs’ Foreign Minister, Manouchehr Mottaki, was also present at the session. The Majlis deputy, Elias Naderan, criticized Rahim Mashai, who Ahmadinejad appointed recently as the chair of the “Supreme Council for Exiled Iranians,” using openly condescending language.
Naderan called the institution “illegal,” and told Mottaki, “If that notorious individual [Mashai] is supposed to run this council, then why not just appoint him as the foreign minister, too?”
Naderan also uncovered more information about the regime’s attempts to assemble its elements from abroad in Tehran in the context of a “conference” in July, which turned into a high profile fiasco and fueled more infighting among regime officials. In view of the unrewarding so-called conference, Naderan complained, “Each guest [at the conference] had four people with them. We paid for their tickets, rented charter planes for them, and gave them a cross-country tour. We also picked up the tab for their stay in Tehran and paid their 31 years of unpaid salaries.”
31 August 2010 . The former commander of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards has voiced concern about the Iranian regime’s future and the devastating impact of international sanctions.
Rahim Safavi’s unusually frank comments were published on Sunday by the state-run Mehr news agency. “We are currently in extraordinarily complex political, cultural, economic, security and social circumstances. This is true with regards to regional, global and domestic spheres.” “The future is uncertain and we cannot [proactively] manage what the future has in store for us.”
Rahim Safavi was the commander-in-chief of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) until September 2007. He was succeeded by Mohammad Ali Jafari. He is now described as the senior advisor to the mullahs’ Supreme Leader in military affairs. Safavi also compared the regime’s current international isolation with the pre-Iran-Iraq war era and said, “The same coalition has taken shape now, too. They want to create trouble for us with economic sanctions, political pressures and domestic tensions in Iran.” “We must prepare ourselves for every scenario and not allow sanctions to cause problems for us in the future,” he said. He also made reference to the U.S. troop’s withdrawal from Iraq, and said, “The Americans are currently in the process of withdrawing. It seems that 30-50 thousand forces and five bases will remain in Iraq. This will be like the South Korea model; they will remain in Iraq for years to come to be able to dominate it.”
How about a little personal enrichment.
31 August 2010. The state-run website Jahan News revealed a multi-billion dollar fraud conspiracy by the Iranian regime’s Oil Ministry and wrote two companies that had an initial capital of just $100 are partnered in the giant $21 billion South Pars gas field contract. “The Iranian Petro Paydar Company – Stock Limited that is involved in the $5 billion Phase 13 development stage consortia, was founded exactly on the date of this contract, 15 June 2010, with an initial capital of $100,” Jahan News wrote mentioning the contract. “This company was registered under license number 377800 and national certificate number 10320271640 in the Office of Company Registration.”
According to this report, the second company that signed to take part in this enormous investing contract is named The Petro Sina Aria Oil & Gas Company – Stock Limited that is involved in the $5 billion Phases 22-24 development consortia. This company was founded on 14 June 2010, one day before the signing of the contract, with an initial capital of just $100, registered under license number 377660 and national certificate number 10320271046 in the Office of Company Registration. This state-run media added, “The main question facing the respected directors of the Oil Ministry and the Presidency is that how, why and with what legal basis is this multi-billion dollar contract – signed in their presence –with two $100 dollar companies with exact same directors and stockowners, on the date of their foundation? And how are they joined in profits made from 3 billion dollar euro debentures and 3 trillion Rial debentures?” It should be noted that the so-called signing of this contract took place with the presence of Ahmadinejad on 15 June with deceiving propaganda.
A little slave labor by another name?
30 August 2010. Herana News Agency reported workers of the Long Distance Communications plant in Shiraz protested outside the factory, chanting “Life, Livelihood, are our basic rights” and “Workers’ wages must be paid.” Wages of some workers hasn’t been paid for over 16 months, state-run ISNA News Agency reported. These workers are in very poor financial conditions and have no hope for insurance or retirement funds. They are not even able to pay their insurance bills.
Qods Day is coming.
Sept. 1, 2010. At a time close to so called ‘Qods day’, revolutionary youths, by writing slogans against the ruling regime all over Tehran, invite people to join anti-government demonstration in this day.
Sept. 1, 2010. Mullah’s Dictatorship in their medias have expressed their fear of calls of National TV of Simaye Azadi (Freedom aspect), inviting revolutionary youths for uprising and protest in the Qods day. Some of the official medias by pointing out to the last Friday of Ramadan, with umbrage wrote: “From a week ago opposition network, specially Simaye Azadi (Resistance TV channel) channel have called upon his supporters to form protests and rallies against the ruling regime in Qods day and has asked to take films from the gatherings and send them to broadcast.