Extracting the mullahcracy: Iran exile
group wants neither U.S. funds nor military action
Tuesday, July 18, 2006
Extracting the mullahcracy: Iran exile group wants neither U.S. funds nor
military action An advertisement in the Wednesday, July 19 Washington Times
will be the coming out party for an Iranian foundation with designs on fixing
what's broke in Iran.
Link to original article - Editorial - Robert Morton's
The prescription? Secular democracy. Underline that word secular.
Significantly, the ad also says what it DOES NOT EXPECT FROM THE U.S.:
"No need for covert action"
"No need for U.S. funding or direct U.S. military action:
What is needed, it says, "from the international community is its enthusiastic,
open and direct support of the Iranian people to establish democracy."
The headline: "War in the Middle East will continue to escalate . . ." The ad
places Iran's clerics at the core of the terror conglomerate that has taken the
headlines from Al Qaida in recent days. And it also blames them for the misery
of the Iranian people who generally are among the most pro-U.S. in the Middle
The ad is sponsored by the Azadegan Foundation which is preparing a blueprint
for returning power to the Iranian people. Claiming that "Iran's Opposition Is
Now United", the ad lists common objectives:
An end to clerical rule, and the introduction of representative government for
all of Iran;
The preservation and strengthening of Iran's sovereignty and historical
Peaceful and cooperative Iranian participation within the global trading and
The ad charges that war is the key to the mullahs' ability to maintain their
power (a la the 1982 Iran-Iraq War), but offers "options." There is, the ad
continues, "a viable, experienced team of leaders capable of re-shaping Iran."
The Azadegan Foundation is headed by Assad Homayoun who serves on
WorldTribune.com's Editorial Advisory Board and has been frequently cited by
WorldTribune articles on Iran.
Of particular note is a special report written by Dr. Homayoun entitled "Time
for a change in Iran: Here's how it should happen" which was published on April
Stay tuned . . .