posted on Sep, 24 2007 @ 06:08 AM
The video is old. I remember seeing it ages ago.
It would not surprise me if the US did attack Iran while Ahmadinejad was in the US.
The NeoCons are insane, and if they did, then it would be on their presumption that without Ahmadinejad, there might be a coup in Iran, or Iran would
Firstly, if Iran was attacked, Iranians, and Iranians that are not keen on their government, would rally around their government to lead them in a war
waged on their country.
Iranians would rally around their flag, around national pride, the fact that by being attacked, their nation, their home, has been attacked and
As for the military man in the video talking about dissidents in Iran, if he's referring to The People's Mujahadeen, then he will find that they
have no popular support.
The group which stylises itself on Stalinism, and urges it's followers to worship it's leader like a God, and was expelled from Iran after the 1979
revolution, collaborated with Saddam against Iran in the Iran-Iraq War.
Most Iranians, liking their government or not, saw this as an unforgivable crime to support a man, a country, that waged war upon your own country.
I heard of an incident in 1985 during the Iran-Iraq War when The People's Mujahadeen, with the support of Iraqi air support, captured an Iranian
The People's Mujahadeen expected to be welcomed as liberators.
The Iraqis then withdrew their air support and when Iranian forces re-took the town, they found The People's Mujahadeen had been overwhelmed by the
villagers, and had either been ripped to pieces by bare hands or severely maimed.
Only a small percentage of The People's Mujahadeen involved in the operation got out alive.
Why? Because the Iranians saw them as vile collaborators of someone, namely Saddam, who had waged war and destruction upon their country.
The Iranians were filled with disbelief and unbridled anger that their fellow Iranian could do such a thing.
The reason the Iraqis had withdrawn air cover? Because Saddam saw that because The People's Mujahadeen were seen as his collaborators and not
liberators in Iran, they were useless to him, and could be sacrificed.
There are Kurds in Iran are also dissidents, but because they are Kurds and Iranians are predominantly Persian, Iranians do not emphasise with their
cause, particulary to break away from Iran and make part of Iran 'Kurdistan'.
The minority Arabs as dissidents? Well, during the Iran-Iraq War, Saddam thought they would fight alongside the Iraqis.
Saddam failed to realise that just because they are Arab, it did not mean that they did not see themselves as Iranians, and Iranians under attack.
There are Iranian Arabs opposed to Iran's regime, but sections of them who are Sunni extremist will not carry themselves well with Iranian Shias,
moderate Sunnis, secular Iranians, or indeed Kurds.
[edit on 24-9-2007 by Regensturm]