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Monday, June 19, 2006

Thoughts: Republicans aren't the only ones who want to take out Iran

The Ayatollah's grandson is calling for the US to topple the current Iranian regime.

The grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, the inspiration of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, has broken a three-year silence to back the United States military to overthrow the country's clerical regime.

Hossein Khomeini's call is all the more startling as he made it from Qom, the spiritual home of Iran's Shia strand of Islam, during an interview to mark the 17th anniversary of the ayatollah's death.

"My grandfather's revolution has devoured its children and has strayed from its course," he told Al-Arabiya, an Arabic-language television station. "I lived through the revolution and it called for freedom and democracy - but it has persecuted its leaders."

He also made clear his opposition to Teheran's alleged development of a secret nuclear weapons programme. "Iran will gain real power if freedom and democracy develop there," he said. "Strength will not be obtained through weapons and the bomb."

This was one of Carter's major fuck ups as the President. He never should have stayed neutral when the Ayatollah took over the Shah of Iran. The Shah, while not a perfect human being, was a stauch ally of the United States and kept a little peice and quiet over there. Maybe, just maybe, if Carter sided with the Shah the muslim extremist wouldn't have taken over the region over there.


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