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Le Monde publishes “Iran Tragedy Continues” by Sattar Beheshti


Le Monde publishes “Iran Tragedy Continues” by Sattar Beheshti

  • Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The Le Monde website published an article written by Iranian blogger Sattar Beheshti recently murdered under torture by the mullahs’ regime.  This article is entitled “Iran Tragedy Continues”.

This is the translation of one of Sattar’s last articles which cost him his life at the age of 35. The mentality of Moussavi and Karrubi is to maintain the system, while the mentality of the people is to change the system.

Sattar writes, “I wrote this article some time ago. However, those who only tolerate their point of view, infiltrated into my website and deleted this article. I say to these elements if you repeat this 100,000 times over and again, for the 100,001th time I will rewrite my beliefs, and I am not afraid of any party, group or individual. The month of Khordad (equivalent to June-July) arrives and the memories after June 12th, 2009, where the people’s votes were stolen in a huge deception. Many people took to the streets demanding their vote and had hopes to change this system.

“In 2009, although the demand was to retake the votes, most of the people expected a change in the system. However, Misters Moussavi and Karrubi were seeking to get their vote under the system’s framework. They only intended to have a vote recount under the framework of the same system, not to change the system. Elements of the system, from conservatives to reformists, all in posts such as judges, interrogators, torturers and others involved in repression, were all seeking to maintain the system. The problem they are facing is their internal feuds for power. None of them have any problems with the system itself, but it is the policies of the system they have problems with. The system that is in power on the blood of the people, will only leave power after bloodshed. Look at the region’s dictators and how each have been overthrown, and now take a look at the Islamic republic’s pupil, Bashar Assad, and how it is learning from its instructor, the Islamic republic. Is there still any hope of changing the system under the same framework? 
“I ask my friends to be very careful in choosing their method of struggle. It has been 33 years that we have been on hold with these promises, sinking in the swamp of this corrupt system, just like in 1997 in the name of reform. It’s better for us to pull ourselves out this time and seek the path of freedom. Take a look at the important posts that these individuals held in the past, then see for yourself that after all the blood that has been spilled in these 33 years, are these individuals willing to bring change in the whole system? Finally, if our struggle is to be aimed at changing the system’s policies, it won’t make a difference for this system to be under Khamenei or Moussavi, because the framework and guidelines will be the same. Our goal for freedom must be to bring change in all of the system. Once again, in the end I say long live Iran and Iranians. My life for Iran.”