Iran’s Mullahs Try To Secure Their Future By Digging Up The Past
It seems Machiavelli has found new adherents in Tehran. The teetering theocratic regime ruling Iran, facing a multitude of crises at home and abroad, has turned to the tactics of Machiavelli, to confuse and undermine the resolute will of the Iranian people who seek the overthrow of the fascist clerical tyranny.
Facing growing unrest and mass protests in towns and cities across Iran, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is terrified that a nationwide uprising will spark a revolution that will drive his corrupt and repressive regime from power.
Video clips of people shouting “Reza Shah your soul be blessed” are then routinely shown on TV news bulletins, creating the impression that opposition to the current regime is fragmented and that there are people who long for the return of the despised monarchy overthrown by the 1979 revolution.
Clearly, the mullahs feel that by boosting the former corrupt and authoritarian monarchy, they will save their current regime from being overthrown.