Joel Rosenberg: Liberate Iran

I encourage you if you do not read him already, check out Joel Rosenberg’s website and subscribe to his blog. Here is the most recent update Mr. Rosenberg wrote on the geopolitical movements in Iran…

A NEW REVOLUTION IN IRAN? Reformers are on the streets

Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy Reformers are flooding the streets of Iran, taking their stand against the Radicals.

Hundreds of thousands of pro-democracy Reformers are flooding the streets of Iran, taking their stand against the Radicals.

A cry for freedom in Iran is rising. Why is the White House silent?

A cry for freedom in Iran is rising. Why is the White House silent?

I’ve been tracking events in Iran closely over the past few days. Not since the Islamic Revolution of ‘79 have we seen such ideological ferment and such passion in the streets of Iran. What fascinates me is how hungry the Iranian people are to overthrow their current regime. They want change. They want democracy. It’s not Mir Hossein Mousavi they want (after all, 70% of Iranians are under the age of 30 and don’t remember how bloody, despicable and tyrannical he was in office during the 1980s). They just want someone — anyone — to lead them out of the darkness Khomeini, Khamenei, and Ahmadinejad have dragged them into. They want someone who will lead the fight for their God-given right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Will is the White House silent? Why won’t President Obama endorse and support the Reformers in Iran, rather than engage the Radicals who run the regime?

As I describe in Inside The Revolution, tens of millions of Iranians have abandoned Islam. Most are Reformers at heart, looking for political liberation. Millions are Revivalists, experiencing spiritual liberation. Both groups deeply oppose the Radicals that are strangling their country and destroying the lives of their children. Let’s keep praying for the full liberation of Iran, spiritual and political. And let’s be clear: the Ayatollah Khamenei is not really the Supreme Leader of Iran. Jesus Christ is — the King of kings and the Lord of lords. May His name be lifted up in Iran today.

Check out Joel’s previous post“War is likely outcome of Iranian elections.”


1 Response to “Joel Rosenberg: Liberate Iran”

  1. 1 Michael Griffith
    June 16, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Heh, ten's of millions of Iranians abandoning Shi'ite Islam? Well then, there goes that guy's legitimacy as an expert. The best coverage I'm seeing is on http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish

    He's getting tweets from folks on the ground and is posting constantly.

    My take is that we need to get good evidence that the vote was actually fraudulent before we support the protesters. This is for 2 reasons.

    A) We're seeing a lot of evidence this was likely a fake election, but no smoking gun.
    B) The last thing we need is to give Ahmendinijad reason to link the protestors to us. Given our record in the country, I think involvement would backfire AT THIS point. I'm not sure when the right time will come, but now is not the right time to act.

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