On the anniversary of the commanders of the Army Air Force’s historical allegiance with Imam Khomeini (Homafaran Allegiance), formed February 8, 1979, a group of commanders and officials from the Army Air Forces met with Ayatollah Khamenei this morning, February 8, 2018.
On the anniversary of the Army Air Force’s commanders historical allegiance with Imam Khomeini (Homafaran Allegiance), formed February 8, 1979, a group of commanders and officials from the Army Air Forces met with Ayatollah Khamenei this morning, February 8, 2018.
Meeting the commanders and army officials Ayatollah Khamenei indicated that the enemy’s goal is to prevent the persistence and perseverance of the revolution, and asserted: “The enemy uses any means at its disposition to achieve its goal: from pseudo-scholars who provide funds to produce information against the fundamentals of the revolution to fake theoreticians, submissive writers, facilities of the virtual space, and jesters: the enemy utilizes anything possible to increase the range of their audience.”
Additionally, bringing to light that several measures have been taken ever since the Islamic Revolution was created, Ayatollah Khamenei said: “The enemy uses all measures within their grasp; they work hard; but, you can see during parades for commemorating the victory of the Islamic Revolution, on February 11, great numbers of people, from all parts of the country, attend parades during cold winters, come rain or snow. During occasions like these parades, on December 30, the people show their active involvement. You’ve witnessed the enthusiasm and vast presence of the Iranian people on December 30, 2009 or this year (against the rioters) because the people have felt the intrusion of the enemy. This represents a thriving and developing revolution.”
The efforts of the enemy are not only limited to virtual space but also includes real life problems like applying sanctions that affect the people’s lives. However, the love for the revolution makes the people react in such a manner.”
Pointing to the parade for commemorating the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the Leader of the Islamic Revolution went on to say: “I would like to say that this year’s parade is going to be extraordinary. Because the people, based on nonsense (injudicial) talks of some Americans or other politicians, feel the enemy prepares for an attack; although, not necessarily a military attack. This year, the presence of the people will be more important than years of past; all people will attend, with God’s grace.”
Bringing to mind that Iran is lagging behind [some other countries] and has not done enough in regards to social justice and removing the gap between social classes, he added: “We need to aim for it [progress in social justice] seriously. Know that, with God’s grace, we are working on it, and we will not cease our efforts. This is achievable by fighting against oppression and corruption.”
Furthermore Ayatollah Khamenei added that justice makes sense, both at the societal level and the international level, in two dimensions of politics and economy. He noted: “Of course, fighting against injustice is hard. Corruption is like the fictional seven-headed dragon. You cut one of its heads, it acts against you with its six other heads. Encountering those who benefit from corruption is extremely difficult. But, it is to be done.”
Ayatollah Khamenei went on to say: “Imam Ali (as) spent all his life time governing this important issue, and it was never ending. Encountering government officials involved in cases of oppression or corruption should be serious encounters with harsher punishments against them.”
Mentioning that the revolution is a people’s revolution and in all programs, people must be regarded first, he added: “The word ‘people’ is often heard. It is good that the officials put emphasis on the people during their talks. However, the officials must also know the people. They must know and work for the people. Working for the people has no contradictions with working for God. God has asked us to work for the people and to be their servant.”
Ayatollah Khamenei further added: “The people object oppression and discrimination. The people can tolerate many problems; of course, they cannot stand oppression: they raise concerns about discrimination. The officials in the Executive Branch, the Judicial Branch, and the Legislative Branch must seriously try to resolve these grievances.
Mentioning that justice must also be pursued on an international level, Ayatollah Khamenei stated: “The oppression arising from entities of arrogance must be revealed. Today, the most oppressive and cruel system among the world is the US government. You’ve witnessed the brutality of ISIS. The US is worse than ISIS. The US government is the system that created ISIS and the like. It facilitated their attacks and initiated these crimes.”


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