Once again, the Iranian regime has attacked me on the front page of the hardliners’ favorite daily newspaper, Kayhan. By my count, this is the fourth time, including the video of the Tehran show trial in which regime opponents were asked how they communicated with me (they hadn’t) and what instructions I had given them (none). The mullahs’ complaint is the usual one: my ongoing denunciation of the regime and my calls for democratic revolution in Iran.
The famous American theorist in his statements to the American Frontpage Magazine said; ‘”Israel has still the capacity to support the Iranian opposition and is capable of supporting them in order to overthrow the regime in Iran.”
Yes, I said it, although the mullahs have the source wrong. It was actually in an article by Caroline Glick in the Jerusalem Post and reprinted at Frontpage.
My Iranian critics continue:
In his statements, Ledeen claimed Israel should start a global propaganda assault against Iran revolving around the human rights and women rights issues and it should create create Internet based means of communication to bypass the firewalls. The famous American theorist added Israeli and United States support to the opposition would not weaken the opposition to the Islamic Republic, but would strengthen their position.
Let me say straight away that the regime leaders are entirely right about my position. I hate them, and I wish I could do more to defeat them. Alas, they are quite wrong about my presumed influence (I suppose I should be grateful for the repetition of “famous American theorist”) but in our free society, change is always possible, so I keep at it.
They are particularly sensitive about human rights, and of course about women, who are the great revolutionary force in the Middle East. Maybe the latest horror story about acid attacks against Iranian women in Isfahan will force the White House to rethink its current collaboration with the Iranian regime. Valerie Jarrett, call your office please and get on this. At least put out an official guffaw at the regime claim that your boss and the Israelis are behind the acid attacks, ok?
What does it all mean? It tells me that the regime is worried, that there is fear at the highest levels of Khamenei’s kitchen cabinet. They know their people loathe them, they try to portray the loathing as a foreign manipulation, and as all fervent propagandists do, they have put a face on the alien menace. My face, several times now.