“The Islamic Revolution brought about the collapse of this bipolar regime of world power [i.e. of the U.S. and the Soviet Union]. Now, the world’s power centers are splitting, and, with God’s help, Islam’s might will be revealed in this century. The liberal-democratic Western culture, and the Western capitalist economy, do not promote humanity’s salvation from poverty, injustice, and warmongering.” Not that this has anything to do with…you know the drill.
“The Iran-Russia-Syria-Hizbullah Lebanon coalition is on the verge of victory. America must know that Iran is determining the fate of the region in favor of the Islamic resistance. Iran has become the strongest country in western Asia.” If it really is on the verge of victory, that is courtesy Barack Obama.
“America is the Iranian nation’s No. 1 enemy.” Not to worry. John Kerry assures us that there will be peace in our time!
“On Iran’s Islamic Revolution Day, IRGC Officials Slam U.S.,” MEMRI, February 22, 2016:
On Iran’s Islamic Revolution Day, marked every year on February 11, several high-ranking commanders of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which belongs to Iran’s ideological camp, harshly attacked the U.S – “the Great Satan” and the symbol of “the global arrogance,” in Islamic Revolution terminology. Stating that the U.S. is weak, they boasted of Iran’s ideological, military, and geopolitical might in the region, and touted its successes in leading the resistance axis.
The IRGC officials also praised the revolutionary value of hostility towards the U.S., which they called Iran’s No. 1 enemy, and lauded the might of the martyrs and jihad as sources of Iran’s strength that should be cultivated and nurtured in Iran and across the region. The Islamic Revolution, they stated, is not limited to Iran’s borders, but spreads throughout the Islamic world and will in future sweep the entire globe, because its message is universal.
Warning of U.S. intentions to infiltrate Iran by peaceful means, they said that this could be done via Iran’s upcoming elections for the Majlis and Assembly of Experts, or via agents in place in Iran, with the aim of bringing down the regime from within.
Following are excerpts from the IRGC officials’ statements on the occasion of Islamic Revolution Day 2016:
Khamenei Advisor: “The Iran-Russia-Iraq-Syria-Hizbullah Coalition Is On The Verge Of Victory… Iran Has Become The Strongest Country In Western Asia”
On Iran’s Islamic Revolution Day, February 11, 2016, General Yahya Rahim Safavi, advisor to Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said: “America is the Iranian nation’s No. 1 enemy. America’s hands are drenched in the blood of the martyrs of the Iranian, Iraqi, Syrian, and Palestinian nations. Some try to depict the enemy as a friend, and are unaware of the deceptions and plots of the arrogance [i.e. the U.S.] against the Iranian nation, as well as the plans of the enemies…
“The heroism of the people in these [Revolution Day] parades is a great investment and has great strategic potential to thwart new enemy plots against the dear Iranian nation…
“The Islamic Revolution brought about the collapse of this bipolar regime of world power [i.e. of the U.S. and the Soviet Union]. Now, the world’s power centers are splitting, and, with God’s help, Islam’s might will be revealed in this century. The liberal-democratic Western culture, and the Western capitalist economy, do not promote humanity’s salvation from poverty, injustice, and warmongering.
“The [Islamic] Revolution has championed a message of salvation to the nations of the world, by inspiring an atmosphere of hope and enthusiasm among them. [This message] has crossed geographic [borders] and taught the Islamic nations – Palestine, Iraq, and Yemen – the path of hostility towards the arrogance [i.e. the U.S.], of demanding justice, and of attaining liberty and independence…
“The philosophy of the Islamic Revolution, of [Ayatollah Ruhollah] Khomeini and [Supreme] Leader [Khamenei], and of your steadfastness… has created the Islamic resistance in the region.
“Over the past 50 years, America, the Zionist regime, and some of those that depend on America such as the Al-Saud and Turkish regimes, have dispatched tens of thousands of takfiri terrorist soldiers and launched proxy wars. [They did this with the aim of] ensuring peace and security for the Zionist regime as well as the destruction of the infrastructures of the Islamic nations, with the aim of turning them into burned-out, backwards countries. But I bring to you the news of victory, that the nations belonging to the resistance front – that is, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, and Yemen – will defeat their enemies, and will, with God’s help, crush the American-Zionist-Arab coalition.
“The claim that Saudi Arabia wants to dispatch forces to Syria is foolish propaganda. Had it been able to do this, it would have gone into Yemen.
“The Iran-Russia-Syria-Hizbullah Lebanon coalition is on the verge of victory. America must know that Iran is determining the fate of the region in favor of the Islamic resistance. Iran has become the strongest country in western Asia.
“Some ask why Iran should assist Iraq and Syria. If we do not help Iraq and Syria destroy the takfiri terrorism, it will reach our eastern and western borders. Political logic dictates that we meet our security [demands] beyond [our] borders, and deepen our defense against the threat of the Zionist regime.
“Today, the front of Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon is considered Iran’s strategic defense depth. The political-military strategy of Iran, Russia, Iraq, and Hizbullah in Lebanon is winning this proxy war.
“Now, the greatest enemies of the Islamic Revolution have organized the new plot, about which [Supreme] Leader Khamenei spoke this year… While the policy and administration apparatuses of a certain country are under the influence of the arrogant enemies [a reference to the allies of the U.S.], all decisions in that country will be in accordance with the wishes of the arrogant ones [i.e. the Americans].
“Our enemies want to cause attrition and despair among [Iran’s] revolutionary and ideological forces. They want us to believe that we should submit to their goals and agree to capitalism if we want our economic and political situation to improve. The enemy’s plan is to create a schism between the people and the regime officials.” …