Elections in the US when cows head butt in Iran

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Years of appeasing the Iranian regime, particularly by the United States, has given the mullahs the opportunity to get closer to acquiring the nuclear bomb

Submitted: November 21, 2016

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Elections in the US when cows head butt in Iran

By :Hassan Mahmoudi

Early hours of Wednesday November 8th.The sun has just started shining on the Gulf. It is early morning in Tehran and other parts of Iran, but Tuesday evening across the United States. American people, as well as other nations, are still waiting for the news media to introduce the next occupant of the White house. Whether the next US president is he or she, is yet a guess. In Iran, however, a smiling picture of Hillary Clinton appears on some of the capital’s morning newspapers, reporting that she has become the first female president of the United States. It seems that her presidency only lasts for a few hours and as soon as the results come out these papers are collected from stalls to be substituted with new edition this time with a smiley picture of Donald Trump.

Is it a mistake? A tragedy, or even a joke? Or maybe all of them? Nobody knows, but it is the reality of Iran’s political life.  Just Like many other events, the US presidential elections becomes a source of conflict within the system. Iran has been a main issue in the US elections 

campaigns. Both sides tried to show their distance from the Ayatollahs. Trump said he will tear off the final nuclear deal.

Iranians say,” when the soil gets tough cows head butt each other”. That is, exactly, what is happening in Iran now. Four decades ago Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini could disguise himself as a Muslim leader and enjoy people’s trust. That figure has no longer any buyer in Iran and elsewhere. The regime in Iran is now in its weakest position ever. Not a single day passes without a few anti-government protests here and there. Government’s fear of being knocked down by the people is real. Each fraction in the system needs to cling itself to outsiders, that is governments, politicians and businessmen.

Sadiq Ziba Kalam, a university professor in Tehran and a rhetorician of the mullahs, said in a recent interview with state newspaper “Nassim on Line”, “It won’t be long before the day comes that many in Iran will hold a torch looking for the time that Mr. Obama headed  

the white house and Mr. John Kerry held the position of US secretary of State. That day they will realize what good old days it was when they could come to understanding with the United States, to go for compromise, but we, in Iran, lost that golden opportunity”.

 

Years of appeasing the Iranian regime, particularly by the United States, has given the mullahs the opportunity to get closer to acquiring the nuclear bomb. Rouhani’s government augmented the executions and flagrant abuses of human rights inside and support of terrorist groups outside Iran. As Mr. Trump has said in his election campaigns he should stand against Iran’s aggressiveness. The language understood by Iran’s Ayatollahs is to stand firm. Mollifying the terrorists would only encourage them to cause more pain for our societies.

As Iranian people’s struggle for democracy and regime change is getting a new peak, it is time for politicians in US and Europe to recognize the dangers the fundamentalist regime of Iran poses to its people and to the rest of the world. Iranian people deserve to live in peace and democracy. They keep pushing the cows at the top to head butt each other more and more to their end.

Hassan Mahmoudi: A human rights advocate and Social Media journalist seeking democracy for Iran and peace for the region.

 


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