Thursday, January 16, 2020
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Our team has been on the prowl as We have seen reports of protests continuing as there has been a major Security Presence yet again and one of our Media Partners we consult, Iran International, reports on elements of the popular Milita (known as the Basij) have attacked students protesting at Amir Kabir University in Tehran. Clips that has been shown reflect how Security Forces have been dealing harshly with Protesters--there are reports of detainees throughout the country.
Our team has also been assessing the latest in regards to the aftermath of the shooting down of the Ukrainian Airline by the Missile Corp of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp. The images above reflect visits that Officials have made to the Families--and from what we see, it has been stage-managed as meetings were held and the first active scenes in the aftermath of the crash were reported as the rescuers were frantically looking for survivors:
|Islamic Revolutionary Guard Commanders Visit with a Family|
|The First Vice President Meets With the Family of one of the Victims|
Security Officials prevented families from having interviews and those families who were able to bury their dead were subject to immense controls by plain-clothers Security Officials. It was also noted Iran's Official Government Spokesman also noted that the President, Hassan Rouhani, had no indication of the role of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp in the shooting of the plane until Friday in spite of the claim by the Commander, Hajizadeh, that he had informed the high command. It must also be noted that Mr. Rouhani Chairs the Supreme National Security Council. Today, Rouhani urged a special court be set up as the Judiciary came out reporting that arrests were made after a number of days whereby he stayed silent as he was busy with meetings with the Syrian Prime Minister and tried to deflect criticism from his own efforts.
In the meantime, Government Propaganda Efforts are continuing including a clip published reminding University Students of how ISIS would have killed all Students if it was not for the Islamic Republic and How 25 Million People came out for the funeral of Qasem Sulmeinai:
|A propaganda Clip On the Role of ISIS|
|A Claim of 25 Million Participants in the Funeral of Sulemiani|
Our team will continue to assess it on an on-going basis as we have also been assessing the floods in the East of the Country in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan as the entire province has been devastated with no action by the Government not withstanding claims of visits by Revolutionary Guard Commanders and the Government:
Sunday, January 12, 2020
As we've gone to press, we have been assessing a number of key developments throughout the past ten days. We have been assessing the aftermath of the Sulemaini assassination and the shooting of the Ukrainian Airline as we extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the loved ones.
In the aftermath of the Sulemaini assassination, Iran worked to take advantage of this to try and have the World forget the protests of November as it worked to elevate him by virtue of such postings on his pious views--and his acceptance of death. The postings noted below were supposedly written by him before he left Syria for his final trip to Iraq:
The elevation of him to the position of martyrdom as he embraced the Third Imam as Khomeini looked on was part of this propaganda Effort. There were attempts made, though, to deflate the myth they tried to build up, too.
Iran promised a response--and the Supreme Guide noted that they "slapped the United States" as Iran thereafter attacked US Bases. There were reports that it Iran had already given advance notice and what ended up was a show for domestic consumption. This was as President Trump initially threatened during this effort to bomb Cultural Sites which prompted the discourse below which subsequently forced President Trump to revise his thinking in this regard:
Even though 1500 people lost their lives in November, nothing was done and the Government dismissed the protesters as foreign-inspired agitators. However, the Supreme Guide (Supreme Leader) of the Government, Ali Khameini, went to see the family of Sulemani and thereafter other senior members of the ruling establishment went there as well:
As the Government in Tehran put on a nationwide show for Sulmeinai's Funeral, a sense of the true sense of what the ordinary faces of Iran was evident as it noted this slogan: "Trump-Right on!!!"
The aftermath of the tragedy of the Ukrainian Airlines flight was quite profound. Iranian Authorities first denied it and tried to deflect--until the National Command authority in Iran issued a statement admitting the shooting of the airline. The Commander said they are responsible --yet again played the blame game which has been the strategy by Iranian Authorities.
The life stories of these innocent souls has been heart breaking to be witness to--all of them were at the prime of their lives and had their entire life in front of them. What we found especially sickening was one of the mouth pieces of Iran's Supreme Guide, stating that now that The Revolutionary Guards had admitted their mistake, the World should not shed crocodile tears--We join all in telling him that as we grieve, we will make sure to stay on it. 80% of the passengers were going back to Canada--and later on today the Canadian Prime Minister is due to visit Edmonton where 31 of the victims called home. The mother and daughter in this picture perished:
As we went to press with this special edition of Notations, we were seeing reports of protests throughout Iran. Protests have sprung up yet again in Iran targeting the Supreme Guide demanding his resignation--one of the leading celebrities that joined the protests was the Award-Winning Director Jafar Panahi at Amir Kabir University along with Tehran University--This image of the women standing up to Security Forces was telling:
Leading Iranian Papers have been noting how the Government had lied and how whatever credibility the Islamic Republic was destroyed--and how the people have arisen. There have been resignations and threats of resignation by members of Parliament as well in light of the profound lies at hand.
President Trump released a series of Tweets in Farsi expressing support and noting to the authorities in Iran that the World was watching. We were also seeing reports that the Emir of Qatar was due to arrive in Tehran later on today--this is as Javad Zarif had gone on to Oman for the funeral of Sultan Qaboos who had just passed away.
Profound challenging times.....