5:41 pm: "What's Farsi for Titanic?" The London Times offers an excellent overview of the ongoing crack-up of the Iranian regime. It's too good to pull out an excerpt, so just go read the whole thing. (hat tip Robert Tracinski)
5:04 pm: From Inside Iran Front Page magazine (hat tip Gary) Check out the interview with Roozbeh Farahanipour, an Iranian journalist, democracy activist, former political prisoner in Iran and head of Marze Por Gohar Party (MPG), an Iranian opposition party seeking the establishment of a secular republic in Iran. He was a student leader in the 1999 uprising, just one year after creating MPG.
Farahanipour: Certainly this popular movement is deeply rooted but we shall see it evolve in lows and highs. People cannot demonstrate in the streets for weeks on end. The shapes and forms of protest will differ according to the situation. Mass rallies, mobile demonstrations, strikes, passive resistance, education and propaganda will continue because the fundamental conflicts have not been resolved.
The energy of the people has not been depleted and their humiliation has been ongoing by the Supreme Leader and his gang. The internal and factional conflict within the regime is deepening as their statements and activities gets nastier by the day, focusing on the removal of the Supreme Leader himself which is far ahead of contesting the elections fraud, just several weeks ago.
Finally the international scope of this conflict, such as major issues between the US and Iran (Nuclear, Israel-Palestine , Terrorism, Iraq …) has not changed; if anything has become more difficult to approach since even President Obama cannot approach Ahmadinejad and his Supreme Leader for quite a while, after the whole world has witnessed the protests and the crackdowns in Iran.
July 30th will be the fortieth day of the killing of the international heroine of the Iranian revolution Neda and several others that were killed on or about the same day. Neda, who according to her family, was neither a Moussavi supporter nor had she voted in the show elections of June 22nd, has by her tragic death at the hands of regime assassins, been able to rally the support of all who oppose the Ahmadinejad-Khamenei camp and her fortieth day (traditional Muslim mourning period) will be a potential mass event, as the families have called the people to rally around the grave sites at the Beheshteh Zahrah cemetery which with its millions of graves has become a gruesome symbol to the murderous and incompetent legacy of the Islamic Republic.
Early in August, Ahmadinejad, whose domestic image has been terribly destroyed by the elections fraud and whose new second term is a humiliating reminder of all the events of June and July, will be inaugurated by the Supreme Leader as the new president. Quite possibly this will be a day and more likely a week of massive uprising with unpredictable scope. Everyone is organizing and preparing for these two events which may well be fused into one.
The MPG party is endorsing Neda’s fortieth day rally and is hoping that the July 9th seeds will bear fruit in early August in another massive strike against the legitimacy of the Islamic Republic.
4:02 pm: Artful resistance
Job: Allegedly notorious Evin prisoner interrogator and torturer
(hat tip Banafsheh)
Another regime thug revolutionary guard identified:
Rank: General in the IRGC
Name: Seyyed Abbass Rasooli
Has been one of the area commanders of the IRGC who has allegedly killed and injured many Iranians during the last 6 weeks. (hat tip Banafsheh)
As Obama rewards Iranian proxies like Syria and ignores the desperate pleas from the people of Iran in their fatal bid for their basic unalienable rights, the slaughter goes on unabated:
Hajjarian’s Daughter Tells Rooz: Don’t Let Them Kill My Father hat tip Jan Poller
Iran releases 140 demonstrators Raye Man Kojast
Amir Javadi, killed in Evin prison. He was 24 years old.
Good round-up here.
All previous Atlas archives and liveblogging here: Iran: The Revolution