Iran: Media Warns Regime of MEK Threat
As social dissent continues to grow in Iran and the country’s international isolation increases, both due to the mullahs’ policies, the state media is warning the regime of the threat posed by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
The regime’s factional infighting
The state media wants to stop the regime’s factional infighting ahead of the sham presidential elections in June because anything other than a united front will put further fuel on the fire of the Iranian people’s anger.
The Mardom Salari daily wrote Monday: “Don’t the [rival faction] see that the poverty line of 10 million tomans has erased the middle class and placed it next to the deprived and poor class? In fact, the rule of extreme dissatisfaction has spread to tens of millions. Dissatisfaction, according to security officials, can erupt at any moment in the form of explosive excitement and dangerous [protests].”
The November 2019 nationwide uprising
It then went on to call for the so-called hardliners to pay attention to the “dangerous situation” because the MEK is aiding in the organization of certain protests against the regime, much as they did during the November 2019 nationwide uprising that rocked the regime to its core.
Now, there are numerous problems with the article. For one, it suggests that elections in Iran are fair as if the Supreme Leader did not rig the parliamentary elections last year to ensure that his faction took power by disqualifying other candidates.
For another, it tries to paint the so-called reformists and so-called hardliners as wildly different entities, when they are really all the same. The Iranian people said as much in their protests over the past four years, where they chanted “reformists, hardliners, the game is over”.
The elections last year
Both of these are reasons that the elections last year, held before the regime admitted to having coronavirus cases, were largely boycotted by the Iranian people.
The MEK, through the use of Resistance Units inside Iran, has been able to help the people channel their anger into protests against the regime, keeping hope alive, as the regime uses oppression and violence to keep control for now.
It’s no wonder that young people widely support the MEK, inspired by its 50-year-long fight for free and its focus on progressive policies, like women’s rights and the separation of religion and state. After all, the regime isn’t exactly doing anything to help the masses of unemployed young people, stuck in poverty despite advanced degrees.
Mardom Salari wrote: “[The regime] should consider a bit about the day when the sound of thunderstorms and explosions caused by social unrest led by the MEK sweeps the earth, and, of course, it’s too late to think of any solution… Do they not know that the MEK in its networks incites the poor youth to take radical actions against the entire system? When the waves of the discontent move and quickly turn out of expectation into a violent storm, there will be no sign [of the regime].”