Und die Toten wackeln auf ihre Art an den historischen Fundamenten der Islamischen Republik Iran. Niemand entkommt seiner Vergangenheit. Und irgendwann, irgendwann werden sich die Massengräber auch hier öffnen. Nicht nur für Historiker spannend, enduring america über ein neues Kampffeld innerhalb des Establisments.
I cannot help getting the feeling that officials are using nationally important information for their personal or factional gain, yet one effect of these disclosures is that they will further erode the Islamic Republic’s historical foundations. In this crisis, the regime’s important days being tarnished: Qods [Jerusalem] Day in became “not Gaza, Not Lebanon” day, 13 Aban [in November] was a day when the regime’s commemoration was so heavily guarded that it looked as if its marchers were prisoners, 16 Azar [National Students Day in December] became an occasion on which universities across the country voiced their protests, the funeral of a Grand Ayatollah Montazeri in the holy city of Qom turned into an anti-Khamenei demonstration, the religious celebration of Ashura [27 December] became a day on which the regime murdered its own citizens on the street, 22 Bahman [11 February] saw Iranian cities turned into military camps, and 14 Khordad [4 June] saw the humiliation by regime insiders of the grandson of Ayatollah Khomeini on the anniversary of his death.
Now the carefully guarded regime-backed version of the Iran-Iraq War is being disputed by regime insiders.
Next chapter to come soon?