by Jonathan Azaziah
Assalamou alaikoum wa rahmatullah wa barakatou dear Syed.
It pains me greatly and weighs on my heart heavily to write this but it was nevertheless necessary. And before I continue, a preamble is required.
I will forever be grateful and forever be proud of our collaborations. Both with our Lebanese Christian brother Mark Glenn on The Ugly Truth as well as the pieces I did that you utilized in the Brass Tacks Institute’s critical mission in countering anti-Pakistani propaganda produced by the hegemonic powers’ media–chiefly the article on NATO’s criminal massacre of dozens of Pakistani soldiers in the Salala Mountains, co-authored with my comrade Assad al-Liftawi, and the essay on the weaponization of sectarianism by Mossad and RAW to destabilize and balkanize Pakistan and by extension–ironically enough–the Islamic Republic of Iran. These works will stand the test of time when our children and grandchildren look back on how we resisted World Zionism and its junior partner, Hindutva. I wouldn’t change it for anything. And regardless of how this plays out, I consider you a brother, a friend and a teacher.
Continue reading To Syed Zaid Zaman Hamid: I’m Sorry My Brother, But You Have Lost The Plot On Iran
by Jonathan Azaziah
This is why Iran is victorious; why we call the Islamic Republic our Magnetic North; and why Imam Khamenei is who we’d follow into the hell-flames if it meant justice for the Moustazafeen would be secured. Pictured here is Major General Habibollah Sayyari, the Coordinating Deputy of the Artesh (Iranian Armed Forces) who also holds the rank of Rear Admiral and formerly commanded both the Iranian Navy and the Iranian Marine Corps, going on live TV to kiss the hands of Moujtaba Muhammadi, the Artesh soldier who saved numerous lives during the US-‘Israeli’-Saudi-Emirati terrorist attack in Ahvaz that murdered and wounded dozens of innocents.
Muhammadi rushed many children and women to safety while also stopping the bleeding of several IRGC commandos who were shot by the ASMLA and ADPF mercenaries. A hero in every sense. That one of the highest ranking military men in the whole of the Iranian security establishment, not to mention a moujahid of the highest order who was instrumental in preventing the fall of the Islamic Revolution during the Imposed War, bows his head and engages in such a gesture towards a soldier of regular rank that diffidently viewed his dauntless actions as merely doing his job in a crisis, is a display of the synergy between the brass and the rank-and-file; the brotherhood that bonds them; and the commitment to Islam that all of Iran’s guardians have, regardless of titles or medals. Continue reading The Humbleness Of Iran’s Defenders: Major General Sayyari Kisses The Hands Of Ahvaz Hero Moujtaba Muhammadi
by Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Al-Monitor
The Iranian nation toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979, ending virtually 2,500 years of monarchical rule, and will see nationwide rallies on Feb. 11, the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. In the 36 years since mass protests deposed the monarchy in Iran, the country has struggled with immense challenges. After the Islamic Republic’sestablishment by way of a popular referendum, Iran endured a period of chaotic instability, with various armed factions seeking to undermine the nascent government.
Amid this volatility, Iran was invaded by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, whose army was supported by most global powers and against whose aggression Iranians of all walks of life defended their country. After the devastatingly costly war — during which hundreds of thousands of Iranians and Iraqis died, many under the barrage of Saddam’s chemical weapons — the country started the arduous process of attempting to rebuild. Continue reading 36 years after the revolution, Iran here is to stay
Iran says it has activated its own “real Iron Dome” missile defense system, which makes the airspace above the Islamic Republic the safest in the Middle East.
“Today Iran’s Air Defense System has provided our country with an Iron Dome in its real sense and Iran’s airspace is the safest in the region,” said Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard, vice speaker of Iran’s parliament, as quoted by local Fars news agency. Continue reading Iran deploys ‘real Iron Dome’ missile defense system
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Wednesday unveiled a laser simulator for RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and hand grenades in a ceremony in the Southern province of Kerman.
“With the aim of decreasing the training costs and higher safety for forces who are being trained, a laser simulator for launching RPG7 rocket-propelled and hand grenades was unveiled in the provincial Abouzar base in Jiroft city,” Mehdi Soleimani, the training officer at Abouzar base, told FNA today. Continue reading Iran Unveils RPG-7 Laser Simulator