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Do Iran’s hard-liners really believe ‘velvet revolution’ plot?

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“You’re dealing with an extreme wing of the clergy and political leadership. These are the people who invite [former Ku Klux Klan head] David Duke to be keynote speakers at conferences that deny the holocaust happened – it’s a bizzaro faction of the regime,” he says.

Velvet underground

In the original Velvet Revolution – in Czechoslovakia in 1989 – masses of peaceful protesters faced down a communist regime that was not only corrupt and unjust but denied the existence of God. That was just 10 years after Iran’s revolution to peacefully get rid of its own corrupt and unjust ruler, the Shah, and make God the centerpiece of a new republic.

Since then, “velvet revolution” has come to mean more generally a nonviolent pro-democracy uprising.
According to Iranian prosecutor Abdor-Reza Mojtaba, a host of parties including the CIA, Israeli intelligence assets, the philanthropist George Soros, Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili, and the German Council on Foreign Relations have been scheming for decades to overthrow “independent systems or systems which are not in alignment with the West’s hegemony and lust for domination.”

Not only was the end of Soviet domination in Czechoslovakia an example of this dastardly plot’s success, but so was the Solidarity movement that brought democracy to Poland and the successful independence drives by the Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, and Georgia after the collapse of Soviet communism.

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