Monarchy and MKO to End IRI
Iranian people hesitate to go through with removing IRI
because of fear of Reza Pahlavi and Rajavi coming to power
It has been
25 years that Iranian pro-democracy movement is fighting the Islamic
Republic of Iran (IRI), a regime that unlike Shah's regime, has
no international support, nor does it have powerful programs and
capable cadres to rule Iran. The main reason for the failure of
the movement is because the opposition has become synonymous with
two anti-democracy forces, and those two forces are Reza Pahlavi's
monarchy and the mojahedin khalgh organization (MKO).
Every time the
Iranian people were able to overthrow IRI, because of the fear of
possibility of these two forces coming to power, they hesitated
to take the last step to end IRI, and this way IRI has stayed in
power for 25 years.
If with the
help of the U.S., monarchy or MKO come to power in Iran, the next
day, the people will go to the streets chanting down with that regime.
The problem is not the uniting of political groups with monarchists
and MKO, our issue is that unity with these two forces, will block
the unity of
Iranian people, who hate these two forces as much as they hate
the Islamic Republic.
movement does not need Reza Pahlavi, to tell us about human rights
and the dictatorship of IRI. We have fought Pahlavi dictatorship
for over half a century, a regime that Reza Pahlavi wants to restore
for us. Consequently, why should the people make the same mistake
as in 1979, and to bring a force to power that has been the executioner
of our pro-democracy movement.
On the other
side, MKO wants to bring its own version of Islamism to power in
Iran, and doing it 25 years after the imposition of another version
of Islamism by IRI. Why should we want to bring to power the Islamism
that had fought alongside our enemy Saddam Hussein in the Iran-Iraq
War, and has been as bad as IRI with respect to its human rights
MKO even before coming to power, are mafia type organizations, where
they send their agents,
like Sha'boon Bimokh, and attack the pro-democracy forces with dirty
words, while their leaders Reza Pahlavi and Mariam Rajavi, talk
nice and pretty in TV interviews, the same way hezbollAhis attack
intellectuals, and Ayatollah Khamene'i claims not to know about
it, smiling pretty in TV interviews.
is Iran's Ahmed
Chalabi who wants to use the U.S. to get to power, and MKO
is the Khmer Rouge of Iran, but an Islamist version of it, and Iranian
people are very aware about it, and do not want to allow these two
forces to get a chance to come to power in Iran.
The best Reza
Pahlavi can do is to announce the dissolution of monarchy in Iran,
and the best Rajavis can do is to dissolve mojahedin organization
(MKO), because these two forces are the main obstacles in front
of the success of Iran's pro-democracy movement to end IRI and to
form a secular republic in Iran.
Many of those
who have joined these two forces, have done so in order to end IRI,
and to form democracy in Iran, and the dissolution of these two
groups will help to free the honest people in their ranks, to join
the pro-democracy movement, instead of wasting the time of themselves
and others with the Myth of
Democratic Monarchy , and instead of wasting their energy in
the activities of MKO
against the Iranian pro-democracy movement.
In Oct and Nov
2002, Iranian students movement gained momentum, but the moment
the Los Angeles monarchist TV's tried to connect that movement to
Reza Shah's 17-Dey anniversary, the movement stopped. This showed
the level of awareness of leaders of Iran's pro-democracy movement,
because the people hate monarchy and MKO, as much as they hate IRI.
9th (18-Tir) last year, a similar event happened, when the forces
of Iran's pro-democracy movement, clearly and in no uncertain terms,
asked Reza Pahlavi to abdicate from the throne, and he evaded their
calls, and continued his game of dual
role of private citizen and future king, and the movement left
him behind. It is now obvious that his dual role is to deceive the
people to restore monarchy in Iran.
do not want monarchy. All the complaints of Iranian people during
Khatami and the Sixth Parliament of IRI revolved around the issue
of VF (Valie Faghih) and GC (Guardian Council) which are like monarchy
institutions in the IRI law, and are not elected offices. People
in their demonstrations, even express their resentment of Ayatollah
Khamene'i, by calling him the new Shah, then how can they want restoration
of monarchy, when the opposition of people to Khamene'i, and Khomeini
before him, was exactly because of VF having a role similar to a
king in the Constitution of Islamic Republic.
To any impartial
analyst of Iran, it is clear that Iranian people do not want monarchy,
and thus how could this obvious reality be hidden from the eyes
of Reza Pahlavi, except that he is after the interests of the Pahlavi
throne, so that with the help of the U.S., and using his formula
of referendum, defining it as a choice between republic and monarchy,
in the agitated environment of fall of IRI, to reach his goal of
return of Pahlavi monarchy.
It is exactly
this dreadful prospect that has made the Iranian people to hesitate
to fully support the plan of referendum,
and also this is the reason why Reza Pahlavi spends his time to
talk to the foreign press and officials, rather than to talk to
Iranian intellectuals, because he knows monarchy is finished for
the Iranian people, and wants to restore it and come to power by
times have long passed, since the days that Iranians did not have
secular republican organizations, and monarchy and MKO could show
themselves as the representatives of the people. One good thing
that happened during all these years of Khatami, is the fact that
new secular organizations were formed in the last 8 years, organizations
that have the trust of people. The republican secular organizations
today, are more organized, than all the years of 1953-1979 of Shah's
the monarchists are some of the old functionaries of Shah's time
abroad, who are hated by the pro-democracy activists, because they
are symbols of repression of human rights during the Shah, and those
from the past movement, who are serving the monarchists today, are
making a big mistake, to promote the "all-together" slogan
of Khomeini today, this time from Reza Pahlavi, when the functionaries
of the past regime, are trying to use them to come back to power,
the same way that Khomeini used them by his "all-together"
As far as MKO,
even raising the posters of Shariati in the students' demonstrations
of Oct and Nov 2002, damaged the popular support for the students.
Shariati is a reminder of IRI and MKO, and the people resent Islamism
whether by IRI, MKO, or others, and they want full secularism.
have said it time and again that they do not want Khatami, because
he does not want a *secular* republic for Iran, then how could they
want an Islamic government of mojahedin which is another form of
Islamism, and even knowing about the violations of human rights
by them against former members, and their cooperation with Saddam
during the Iran-Iraq War.
If the U.S.
helps IRI, monarchy, or MKO in Iran, the hope of Iranian people
in seeing the U.S. as the ally of Iranian pro-democracy movement,
will be diminished. Just think if the U.S. tried to support the
royalists of France, to come to power by U.S. military assistance,
because of its conflicts with the current French government, then
the French people would hate the U.S. forever for doing that.
like Americans, want to vote for president in a *secular* republic.
When secular republic is so important for Americans themselves,
why some U.S. officials prescribe monarchy for Iran. I hope the
U.S. to tell Reza Pahlavi in clear and no uncertain terms, that
the U.S. will not help the coming to power of monarchy in Iran,
and if he wants to join the pro-democracy movement of Iran, he should
announce the complete annulment and dissolution of Iranian monarchy.
The same way,
if any member of mojahedin wants to join Iranian pro-democracy movement,
they should dissolve MKO or leave MKO, and either form democratic
organizations, or join the existing pro-democracy organizations.
Hoping for a
Futurist, Federal, Democratic, and Secular Republic in Iran,
Written: May 29, 2004
Republished: February 18, 2007