Thursday, January 19, 2006

Where are the rest of the Iranian Opposition

I was doing my usual googlenews search on Iran, and came across the headline "Iranian-Americans rallied in front of the White House to urge regime change in Iran". My initial enthusiasm however was soon dampened when it turned out the Iranian-Americans were in fact the supporters of the NCR, the umbrella organisation for the Mojahedin Khalq. A well organised Islamic cult group who helped the mullahs come to power in 1979, but were denied a share of the power by the Ayatollahs and the cult leaders later aligned themselves with Saddam Hussein, our country's arch foe at the time.

But whatever criticisms the likes of me have of this particular Islamic cult, the main question that comes to mind is what is the rest of the Iranian opposition doing? Until the Iranian population see a viable alternative to the Islamic regime other than this Islamic cult who sided with Saddam Hussein, can anyone expect them to go all out against the mullahs?

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