The ex- president Khatami said " overthrow of Islamic Republic is neither possible nor desirable . " I once met a man , who told me " The Shah regime would be over by a revolution in four years time . " And this was no prediction . But what happened was not a revolution in a true sense . Much of the same ideology and class that held power , remained intact , and became stronger over time .
Mr Khatami is wrong in saying an overthrow is not possible . It is possible and easy . But he is right in saying it is not desirable . Since there is no alternative than an American backed puppet state , worse than the present administration . What is both possible and desirable , for the democratic forces , is the overthrow of the elements in the security and information services , responsible for using excessive force against demonstrators .
These forces implement the wishes of the reactionary right wing , and are it's vanguard . Disabling these elements that aim , through violence , to either suppress the popular movements , or if not successful , bring about a civil war , where they can launch a coup , in favour of the Shah in exile and separatists and yank interventionist .
The means to achieve this are within the reach of the ordinary people . Imposing a cost for any violent action against the public . Soon the paymasters behind these forces will run out of recruits , who are mostly from deprived and working class backgrounds . The fat cats are too few , to do their own fighting .
I am tired of arguing against the use of shot- guns in crowd control and devastating impact on social stability . These actions are deliberate and perpetrated deliberately against national security , in collusion , I believe , with external forces . The ministries of security and information are compromised by the enemy . There is more evidence in this regard .