Patty Debonitas: There have been mass demonstrations in
Fariborz Pooya: These ridiculous statements would be funny if the reality was not so outrageous. The track record of the Islamic regime of
The difference is that this time people around the world have been able to closely follow developments in
So even with ample evidence available and reports of more than 250 killed, they have the audacity to say otherwise. It is part of their normal practice but for a change they have been caught red handed. The world didn’t see them hanging young Delara Darabi during her two month ‘court’ approved reprieve, the stoning of Maryam Ayoubi to death, or the flogging of May Day labour activists but they saw this without the usual manipulation by state-run media.
Patty Debonitas: Ahmadinejad has said that the death of 27 year old Neda Agha-Sultan was suspicious! He has asked the regime’s Chief Judiciary, Shahroudi, to investigate her killing.
Fariborz Pooya: Evidently Ahmadinejad has been rattled by the international outrage and sympathy for the protestors in
That Ahmadinejad, after 10 days, decides to go to the head of the Islamic Judiciary and ask for an investigation is a result of the outrage not as he claims because there is a ‘conspiracy against the rule of god!’ As far as we are concerned – and countless people everywhere – the responsible parties are in the government. If you recall, at a recent Friday prayers, Khamanei, the supreme leader of the Islamic regime, called for the suppression of the demonstrations and made a direct threat to anyone who remained on the streets. He ordered the killing of people, including Neda, from that platform. We know the persons directly responsible for this crime and many others are in the leadership of the regime. It’s no good denying it now. They will be prosecuted when this government is overthrown.
Patty Debonitas: You mentioned Press TV earlier; there are Press TV adverts on
Fariborz Pooya: Press TV is the Islamic regime’s official satellite channel in English and is propagating the regime’s version of things everyday. George Galloway is on the pay of the Islamic regime now. If he supported the regime politically in the past, now they are paying him to do so. He is supportive of Ahmadinejad and by association the policies of the Islamic regime and the current atrocities including the killings. A viewer calling in to his show from
With the fall of the Islamic regime these people will disappear and will only be remembered as supporters of dictatorship. George Galloway is an extension of the inhumane propaganda machinery of the Islamic regime and he will be remembered for this.
The above is an edited transcript of an interview on TV International. To see TV International programmes, click here.