While angry Iranians are standing up and asserting their rights and expressing their aspirations for a better government, the Russian Prime Minister and his entire government are resigning. The next chapter in this global drama shall be the biggest regime change in China.
Ali Khamenei is said to be hiding. The Iranian Supreme Leader faced calls to step down on Sunday amid growing anger after the Iranian military shot down a passenger jet and killed 176 people.
According to Arab News, demonstrations erupted across the country for a second day on Sunday, with protesters saying the regime leaders’ failure to ground civilian flights at a time of escalating confrontation with the US showed they had no concern for the lives of ordinary Iranians.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif acknowledged that Iranians “were lied to” for days afterward. He insisted that he and the president were also kept in the dark.
“They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here,” demonstrators chanted outside Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran.
While people are questioning the whereabouts of Iran’s Supreme Leader, local media said Ali Khamenei will preside over Friday Prayers on January 17 in Tehran for the first time in eight years, amid multiple international and domestic pressures on the Islamic republic.
US President Donald Trump tweeted, “Wow! The wonderful Iranian protesters refused to step on, or in any way denigrate, our Great American Flag. It was put on the street in order for them to trample it, and they walked around it instead. Big progress!”
Surely every day now in Iran, people are seeing big progress and victory for freedom and democracy.
President Trump warned the Iranian regime: “Do not kill your protesters. Thousands have already been killed or imprisoned by you, and the world is watching. Stop the killing of your great Iranian people.”
In another development, the Russian prime minister and entire government resigned on Wednesday as part of sweeping constitutional changes, according to Russian media.
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev announced on state television that he and the entire government are resigning after President Vladimir Putin proposed constitutional amendments that would weaken the power of his successor.
Dmitry Medvedev was Putin’s political wingman for years. Now Putin wants some distance, Washington Post said.
“I consider it necessary to conduct a vote by the country’s citizens on an entire package of proposed amendments to the country’s constitution,” Putin said, without specifying a date for a referendum.
“It will increase the role of parliament and parliamentary parties, powers and independence of the prime minister and all cabinet members,” Putin said.
He also said he wanted to tighten the criteria for anyone wanting to become president – anyone wishing to become president must have lived in Russia for the past 25 years.
Putin’s current presidential term ends in 2024 and the constitution requires him to step down. He will be 71 at that time.
After Iran, and Russia, we truly want to see more of similar stuff in China after its Vice-premier Liu He signs the phase-one trade deal with the US.
Iranian protests over the past week have been likened to China’s Tiananmen Square demonstrations in 1989. Chinese would like to see Premier Li Keqiang’s government resign from Xi Jinping’s dictatorship, although this is an impossible occurrence.
In recent days, tensions between the US and Iran have been playing out on Wechat and Weibo, a Twitter-like social media platform available to Chinese citizens, ABC reports.
Chinese people have their eyes covered and not known what’s really happening in Iran with the dictators.
“Qassem Soleimani has been supporting terrorism and inciting sectarian violence for decades, resulting in thousands of deaths … and supplying arms to militants acting for the Iranian regime in six countries, including Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Bahrain, Yemen and Afghanistan,” reads the US embassy’s Weibo post.
Like everywhere else on the Chinese internet, content on Weibo is heavily censored by censors who take down information deemed critical of the ruling Communist regime, such as details about the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre or the global condemnation of Beijing’s internment of Uyghur Muslims.
But presently, it appears as though China’s censors are letting Iran and the US go at each other in full view of the Chinese internet — a situation that is ironically, not mirrored on some US social media platforms.
On Saturday, the Weibo account of Iran’s embassy in China said Iran reserved “the right to take further appropriate countermeasures” against Washington, and would “continue to maintain communication and coordination with partners in and outside the region, especially with China”.
CCP killer Guo Wengui said in his live-broadcast over the weekend that in 2020, there must be regime changes in these dictatorships as Iran, Russia, North Korea, and China.
With Guo’s whistle-blows for three years, the US and its allies have become fully aware of the threats from the emerging axis of aggression comprising China, North Korea, Russia, and Iran.
When China’s defense ministry confirmed that Russia and Iran have joined the People’s Liberation Army Navy in joint naval drills in the Indian Ocean and Gulf of Oman, regional tensions have increased with growing U.S.-Iran confrontation.
The battle fire in the Middle East would lead to more conflicts in the South China Sea.
Besides the Taiwan presidential election, the death of Taiwan’s top general and other military officials in a helicopter crash last week, reportedly in an equipment-related accident, has also aroused concerns of a nefarious Chinese role in the political campaign.
It is unprecedented for Tsai Ing-wen to say that “Taiwan is already an independent country” and China must rethink its hard-line stance toward Taiwan, and that any invasion would be “very costly” for Beijing.
The next chapter of this great drama will be the spread of democratic protests from Hong Kong to the mainland and the collapse of the CCP regime.
Guo Wengui said about the Sino-US trade deal earlier today, “Deal or no deal, the CCP is doomed!”
Everything is just beginning.
By Winnie Troppie