Monday, March 22, 2010

Karroubi Supports Constitution, Condemns Crackdown

According to user, The Red Ashura, this is what Karroubi says in the video: "Mehdi Karroubi, one of the Green leaders, in a video message for the Persian New Year and Norooz, while criticizing the ruling powers and especially the remarks made by the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei in which he said that those who want to be rescued should board the ship of establishment replied, 'When the establishment only includes individuals like Ahmad Janati, Ahmad Khatami and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad it cannot be called the ship of establishment it should be called the boat of establishment!'

"Karroubi [addressing] the people of Iran said, "The establishment is the values, is the 75 million people, is the Constitution, and the Islamic Republic--and stressed, 'We for sure are the devotee of this establishment and we will sacrifice our lives for the national interests, our country, Islam and the Islamic Republic'.

Persian Mirrors: The Elusive Face of Iran"Although Karroubi emphasizes that, 'If you call your taste the establishment, if you call one individual the establishment, if you call a certain party that holds a small group like Ahmad Janati, Mohammad Yazdi, Mesbah-Yazdi, Shajooni, Taeb as its clerics and Mortazavi , Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Elham, Naghdi and others like them as its individuals, the establishment; if this is what you call the establishment, then Yes! We are opposed to such an establishment!'*

"Mehdi Karroubi while condemning the brutal crackdown of the peaceful protesters by government said, "The authorities instead of fulfilling peoples demands repressed them and a number of them were martyred, some of them were martyred under torture, thousands were imprisoned, a great number of servants of the Islamic Republic and figures in different ranks have been detained, the [free and independent] press were shutdown, a shocking number of journalists were also detained and none of the demands were answered'.

*NOTE: (These are a number of fanatic and hardliner pro-government individuals)
Janati: Hardliner head of the Guardian Council
Ahmad Khatami: Hardliner Friday Prayer Imam of Tehran
Yazdi: Hardliner member of the Assembly of Experts
Mesbah-Yazdi: Ahmadinejad`s mentor and the known as the mastermind behind the election coup
Taeb: The head of the intelligence section of Revolutionary Guards
Mortazavi: The notorious former Tehran Prosecutor
Elham: Hardliner member of Guardian Council and former speaker of Ahmadinejad`s administration
Naghdi: The head of Basij"

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