Iranian Opposition Leader Mehdi Karroubi Under House Arrest, Why?
This happened with the Iranian leader of National Trust Party who used to be a parliament speaker prior to 2009 election. While he is on the way to demonstrate his sincerity with Egypt and Tunisia, like all the Muslim world including Iran as well, why is it that Iranian authorities rebuffed him in response to grant him the permission of carrying rallies?
It is good to express solidarity with the allies, showing political affability is a symbol of brotherhood and unity that never let a nation runs out of courage. This happened with the Iranian leader of National Trust Party who used to be a parliament speaker prior to 2009 election. While he is on the way to demonstrate his sincerity with Egypt and Tunisia, like all the Muslim world including Iran as well, why is it that Iranian authorities rebuffed him in response to grant him the permission of carrying rallies?
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Carrying uprisings is one thing which require the support of tens of thousands of people, which most of the Egyptian authorities possess prior to lining up in the protests that later brought them up with scores of rallies, all for the same purpose, all carrying the same motive, to oust Egyptian President who has become more of a adamant dictator now. Conducting uprisings with the help of supporters is another big deal, one that requires extreme courage and determination to lead the masses irrespective of what it later would be like if those masses turn against the fanned protesters, it requires leading the masses to a single goal, a uni-directional purpose that most likely goes against the leading party of the country.
The upheaval in Egypt, no doubt is for a cause, but behind that cause is a political motive, motive that has cost hundreds of lives so far, motive that has slipped past 17,000 prisoners who have escaped form the jails, motive that if can be lead to revolution, can be easily escorted to anarchy too. And what exactly could one expect from a country whose protests have let escaped tens of thousands of prisoners, with unknown whereabouts, what it would be likely to think of Egypt with thousands of prisoners on loose? These are the questions that Iranian government may have thought about prior to turning down the request of Karroubi, and who knows Karroubi’s intentions after all. It does not take so long to transform rallies into something the leader is keen to get out of it.
This may have remained the reason behind declining the request of Karroubi, who could while masking the support to Egypt and Tunisia, be thinking of fading in another protest, who knows, just like Egypt and Tunisia, against Iranian government. However what he downplayed is the fact that unlike Egyptians who are ruled by a dictator, Iranians love their President and are devoid of the menace that Egyptians hold for their President.