Sunday, June 18, 2006

Ayatollah's grandson calls for US overthrow of Iran

Telegraph reported The grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini, the inspiration of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution, has broken a three-year silence to back the United States military to overthrow the country's clerical regime.

I don't think a military invasion, like Iraq, is a good idea, but we definitely should do whatever we can to support people like this inside Iran to topple it from within.
Hossein Khomeini's call is all the more startling as he made it from Qom, the spiritual home of Iran's Shia strand of Islam, during an interview to mark the 17th anniversary of the ayatollah's death. "My grandfather's revolution has devoured its children and has strayed from its course," he told Al-Arabiya, an Arabic-language television station. "I lived through the revolution and it called for freedom and democracy - but it has persecuted its leaders."

Blue Crab Boulevard blogged al Arabiya Does not have an English language version of the interview, but here is the MEMRI translation. This is pretty startling. One cannot help but wonder how long until the Iranian government tries to silence him. Let's hope other in the MSM now begin to notice something is going on over there.

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