Compromise Or Compromise Iran’s Future

The son of late dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri told the German newspaper, Der Spiegel, that his country is wracked by dissension and anger which must end in order to ensure the survival of Iran. “Things can’t go on for long like this. I think the future structure of our society is no so important. It could be an Islamic Republic, a secular republic, or as far as I am concerned, even a monarchy. The main thing is that people can life in freedom and in prosperity.” From his perspective, Iran’s current rulers have lost contact with reality and have no understanding of deep routed anger within society. “I still hope the rulers will come to their senses and make compromises and take the path of national reconciliation. If they don’t, my country will be in a much worse state in one year’s time than it is today.”

Unfortunately, Ayatollah Khamenei and President Ahmadinejad have unleashed the dogs of hate on their own people because they believe truth resides only in their minds. They are true believers and all such people invariably wind up on the dustbin of history.