A variety of media outlets are reporting that the former president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been placed under “house arrest” (not in prison or anything) for basically speaking out against the current regime.
While it’s probably unrelated to this, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was the man who spoke out against weather warfare in 2012. He openly said that certain technology was deployed over the Mediterranean, which caused rainfall to cease over Iran. He obviously was talking about the skies being sprayed to geoengineer drought and hot temperatures in Iran.
It’s probably not related to this house arrest incident, but either way it would make sense that he is a man that stays true to his convictions if he was punished for speaking his mind recently.
He reportedly made some comments about the administration of current president Hassan Rouhani.
London headquartered newspaper Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivered a speech on December 28 in Bushehr, saying “Some of the current leaders live detached from the problems and concerns of the people, and do not know anything about the reality of society.”
According to the Blaze:
“He went on to say that the current government was suffering from “mismanagement” and that it believed that the people of Iran were “ignorant.”
The protests that have roiled the middle eastern nation began in earnest on December 29th, and the government blames Ahmadinejad’s comments, in part, for inciting them. Ahmadinejad was also alleged to have attended one of the anti-government demonstrations that rocked the country this week. Al-Quds Al-Arabi reports that the Iranian government has ordered Ahmadinejad placed under house arrest.”
The whole Iranian protests situation is complex. This well thought out video was made about it:
On one hand, the mainstream media (including the Blaze quoted above) and government is obviously using the fact that protests are erupting in Iran to try and destabilize their number one enemy to the maximum. The same propaganda you’d expect to see 20 years ago is still raging against Iran.
Geopolitics expert Brandon Turbeville gave his take:
“A familiar sight is taking place across Iran tonight and it has been for the last three days. Protests are taking place in numerous cities citing grievances and demanding that the Ayatollah and Iranian President step down. For a few days, the protests remained non-violent but now violence has indeed flared up as protesters have laid waste to a number of government properties and those belonging to “pro-government militias.”
The reason this sight is familiar is because we have seen it in Egypt, Libya, and Syria in the past as well as in Iran itself in the late 2000s. Protests that turn violent, a subsequent crackdown that either is violent or is reported as such, and the weight of American propaganda against the target government are all “Arab Spring” repeats that are themselves nothing more than the color revolution/destabilization apparatus that has been used by the West in countries all across the world for decades, particularly in the last twenty years.”
On the other hand, people who have family in the region admit the government of Iran isn’t perfect to its citizens either. Mint Press News founder Mnar A. Muhawesh pointed out:
“It’s quite the blanket statement to say that all Iranian protesters are foreign agents. There are legitimate protests in Iran expressing their frustration with the economic hardships the country faces — but not necessarily for regime change as the hawkish American media would like you to think. Remember — like Venezuela and other nations sanctioned by the US government for resisting the Western corporate takeover of their industries– most of these economic hardships in Iran are brought on by the West to hurt the average citizens of these countries. This puts pressure on the people to take to the streets to protest because of the lack of job opportunities and lack of income. This gives the US an opportunity to paint demonstrators as demanding regime change. It’s the perfect formula for deceiving the public that we must “help the Iranian people” , which is code for murican style democracy aka arming protesters to sink the nation into chaos. Having said all of this, there are also infiltrators from the terrorist group MEK and other foreign agents that have taken advantage of the protests. They have killed police officers, set buildings on fire, hurt peaceful Iranian protesters etc to manipulate the media narrative that regime change is wanted.
This is very similar to what happened in Syria — What went from real legitimate protests expressing frustration with the lack of opportunity and economic hardships, the US immediately took advantage of this and began arming protesters to remove a government they didn’t like. That sunk Syria into a civil war, created the largest refugee crisis and exacerbated terrorism.
For Syria and Iran though — regime change brought on by the US won’t work because the truth is that the majority of the people of those countries do support their government.
So for those calling for regime change in Iran — you should know better by now not to fall for mainstream media BS.”
It's quite the blanket statement to say that all Iranian protesters are foreign agents. There are legitimate protests in…
This is very confusing, but it may be insightful for those who follow the possibility of a false dichotomy-conspiracy type situation between the US and its alleged enemies: this is the theory that the US isn’t really all that opposed to Russia, or the US isn’t all that opposed to China despite being famously trapped in rivalry.
As both left and right American politicians have shady ties to particular shady Russian or Chinese individuals or entities, one has to wonder whether the conflict with Iran is real or not, or how it is and isn’t real in specific. The conflict with Iran however seems much more real and intense than the US’ opposition to perhaps any other country in the world.
Could a faction of Irani power represented by former president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad represent a split with the faction of power represented by Iran’s current president? Could one of those factions be more opposed to western hegemony while the other is not?
Either way, it’s absolutely incredible how Mahmoud Ahmadinejad outright accused the West of using weather warfare to engineer Iran’s drought, and that should never be forgotten.