The Iranian revolution: Avoiding past mistakes
However, the current wave of revolution in Iran seeks to prevent past mistakes from being repeated, with the establishment of a strong, organized resistance, popular army, and democratic coalition. In 1905, the constitutional revolution in Iran was derailed by a lack of organized resistance, a popular army, and a democratic coalition. The same mistake was made in 1979 when the anti-monarchy revolution was hijacked by the network of clerics led by Ruhollah Khomeini, as leaders and members of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) were imprisoned, giving Khomeini and his network an opportunity to take over the movement.
Despite the Khomeini regime’s crackdown on political groups and mass executions of dissidents, the MEK formed a democratic alternative, and an organized network of activists, and mobilized international support for the Iranian people’s democratic aspirations. Today, with the establishment of the Resistance Units, the Iranian resistance seeks to prevent the regime from suppressing the revolution by organizing and countering the suppressive measures of the IRGC and Basij paramilitary forces.
The Iranian people’s current revolution for freedom and democracy is drawing inspiration from leaders who aspire for nothing personal and have consistently proven their integrity over the past four decades. Women and youth play an active role in the democratic movement, and the Resistance Units are preventing the emergence of another leader like Khomeini, who relied on deceptive tactics.
The Iranian people’s vigilance and awareness, coupled with the introduction of a comprehensive democratic platform, are preventing the regime from deceiving the people and diverting the path of revolution. As the uprisings have persisted and grown stronger, the Iranian people resoundingly declare their resolve to achieve freedom and democracy with the slogan of “Death to the tyrant, whether it be the Shah or the Supreme Leader.”
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