Death Toll Rises In Iran, Khamenei Blames “Enemies” As Signs Of Destabilization Campaign Become More Obvious

By Brandon Turbeville

By now, it’s safe to say that the protests in Iran are, at the very least, being co-opted by Western powers in order to destabilize the Iranian government. Given the fact that the Trump administration and the Israeli government have recently agreed upon a plan to “counter” Iran’s influence in the region, the nature of the protests, and the violence stemming out from them as well as the individuals and organizations expressing such vociferous support for them, the idea that they are an organic uprising of Iranians is one that is getting further and further from the realm of possibility.

That the Iranian protests are taking the same form of the Green Movement in Iran in 2009 as well as the Egyptian, Libyan, and Syrian protests during the so-called “Arab Spring,” color revolution/destabilization campaigns is becoming more and more evident.

Even in the reports by the untrustworthy CNN, the fact that the protests are not mere working people or hippies in the park can be readily seen. The CNN article reads,

The rallies began Thursday over the country’s stagnant economy and rising living costs, but they developed into a broader outcry against the government and intensified over the weekend. Many of the protesters are young Iranians tired of the lack of economic opportunity in the country.

Protesters hit the streets for a sixth straight day Tuesday. Small protests — not as large as previous days — appeared in pockets of the capital, Tehran, a CNN producer there reported.

Video on social media appeared to show police officers and demonstrators clashing Tuesday evening in the south-central city of Shiraz. In the video, people scatter through streets amid the sounds of yelling and honking car horns. CNN couldn’t immediately independently verify the video’s authenticity.

Of the nine people killed Monday, seven were protesters. Six of them died in the central city of Qahdarijan when demonstrators stormed a police station and attempted to take guns from authorities, state media reported. The seventh protester was killed in nearby Khomaini Shahr.

A police officer died in Najafabad after a protester shot at officers with a hunting rifle, according to state media. Three other officers were wounded. A member of the Basij, a pro-government militia, was also killed, in south Tehran.

Video images shared on social media from the central city of Tuyserkan on Sunday showed protesters throwing chairs, tables and other objects at riot police, forcing the outnumbered officers to retreat. Six protesters were shot dead in the unrest there, according to the semi-official Fars news agency.

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A man and his young son also died on Sunday when a fire truck hijacked by protesters ran them down on a street in western Iran’s Dorud, according to the semi-official ISNA news agency. Twelve people were killed over the weekend.

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Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stated that the unrest was a result of the collaboration of Iran’s enemies.

“The enemy is waiting for an opportunity, for a flaw, through which they can enter. Look at these events over the last few days. All those who are against the Islamic Republic — those who have money, those who have the politics, those who have the weapons, those who have the intelligence — they have all joined forces in order to create problems for the Islamic Republic and the Islamic Revolution,” he said. He declined to name any country by name but it is relatively clear to everyone who he was referring to.

U.S. officials have predictably labeled Khamenei’s accusations as ridiculous and baseless, despite having engineered destabilizations and color revolutions all across the planet.

The number of dead has now risen to 21 with around 450 people allegedly having been arrested.

Regardless of the nature of the Iranian government, the United States has no right to interfere in Iranian affairs and any questions of democracy and religion should be left up to the Iranian people.

Brandon Turbeville writes for Activist Post – article archive here – He is the author of seven books, Codex Alimentarius — The End of Health Freedom, 7 Real Conspiracies, Five Sense Solutions and Dispatches From a Dissident, volume 1 and volume 2, The Road to Damascus: The Anglo-American Assault on Syria, The Difference it Makes: 36 Reasons Why Hillary Clinton Should Never Be President, and Resisting The Empire: The Plan To Destroy Syria And How The Future Of The World Depends On The Outcome. Turbeville has published over 1000 articles on a wide variety of subjects including health, economics, government corruption, and civil liberties. Brandon Turbeville’s radio show Truth on The Tracks can be found every Monday night 9 pm EST at UCYTV. His website is BrandonTurbeville.com He is available for radio and TV interviews. Please contact activistpost (at) gmail.com.

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5 Comments on "Death Toll Rises In Iran, Khamenei Blames “Enemies” As Signs Of Destabilization Campaign Become More Obvious"

  1. the ayatollah is absolutely correct. the iranian people need to unite against the west and its subversion.

  2. Isn’t this what the US gov does in EVERY country they want ” regime change” in?… you know it’s kinda looks exactly like what’s actually happening in the US!
    It also looks exactly like it did in the Ukraine, Bosnia, Chechnia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Afghanistan etc etc. it’s all looking like the same playbook to me.

  3. Oh & Libya, France, Germany, Somalia etc etc…..that’s not to say that these govts aren’t corrupt & probably deserve it but the US certainly stirs the pot & guides it in its own direction.

  4. One wonders for how long and how many CIA/MOSSAD types were secreted into Iran in order to initiate the current, alleged “uprising”? Former CIA station manager, John Stockwell, made a video overview of the CIA´s international destruction from 1950 – 1980, with added updates_
    https //www youtube com/watch?v=l1_3ayrwkc4
    No doubt the current “uprising” in Iran was at the behest of the leadership of the terrorist territory that is fraudulently named “Israel”. World renowned Rabbi, Henry Siegman clarified the terrorism of Judaism, 1947-1948, in a 2014 article_ http //www washingtonsblog com/2014/08/prominent-jewish-leader-israel-intentionally-killed-civillians-1948-engaged-ethnic-cleansing-ever-since.html
    It is logical to surmise that the “deep state” that president Trump has vowed to annihilate is working its subterfuge in Iran, which has not threatened the U.S. in any manner.

  5. Matthew James Jenkinson | January 3, 2018 at 5:09 pm | Reply

    Unfortunately in Iran they have a government where politics and religion are not kept separate. This has always led to the worst kind of tyranny in western countries until the reformation occurred and great leaders like Elizabeth 1 and Napoleon emerged who were able to put organized religion in its proper place. It seems to me middle eastern countries need some similar types of leaders along the lines of Mustafa Kemal Atturk.

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