Iran’s Ayatollah Khamenei Says “I Can’t Breathe” Is the Slogan of All the Nations Where the US Has Committed Atrocities

"They have done the same in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Vietnam, and many other countries of the world"

During the Iraq-Iran War 1980-1989 the US-backed Iraq used chemical weapons but Iran refused to retaliate

The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said here on Wednesday that “What is being witnessed in US cities today is a result of realities that had always been kept concealed. However, today these have been revealed leading to the disgrace of the US government.”

The Leader made the remarks while addressing the nation live on TV on the occasion of the 31st demise anniversary of Imam Khomeini.

He hailed the charismatic character of the Late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini and said he managed to initiate the greatest changes in his time.

The Supreme Leader further commented on the demise anniversary ceremonies and, noting that the content, not the form is the most important item in holding tributes to the Late Imam Khomeini, said the Late Imam is still very much alive in the minds and hearts of people despite lapse of many years since his passing away.

He highlighted “appeal for change” as the most basic characteristics of the Late Founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini and said that “Imam caused the U.S. presidents to say themselves that Khomeini had humiliated them.”

Outlining the most outstanding characteristics of the Late Founder of the Islamic Republic, he highlighted his multi-faceted character the most notable of which the Leader described as his search and appeal for change.

Ayatollah Khamenei further stressed that the Late Imam was not a mere instructor or rhetorician but functioned as a commander who went to the very heart of operations and was a “leader” in the true sense of the word.

He further pointed to the new methods the Late Imam Khomeini used in changing people’s minor and insignificant demands into more important ones regarding the country’s most basic issues like non-independence on any world powers.

He further outlined many other changes the Late Imam initiated like the way people regarded world powers and the superpowers.

At that time, no one even imagined questioning the US power and never thought of doubting its power. Or, doing things which could go contrary to the US will, he said.

While, the Supreme Leader stressed, Imam Khomeini acted in a way that even the US presidents themselves admitted that he had humiliated them. And that was the true reality. The Late Imam and his young followers and admirers managed to humiliate the superpowers in the true sense of the word. They managed to break the authority of the superpowers, defeat them and expel them from the scene.

The late Imam showed everyone that superpowers are easy to defeat, easy to break. And the future too proved this notion. Everyone saw what became of the Soviet Union. And this is what is happening to the US today and the events going on there, he added.

The Supreme Leader further noted that “Imam caused the U.S. presidents to say themselves that Khomeini had humiliated them,” as quoted by his official website

“Nations resemble an ocean. Creating a storm in an ocean is not something anyone could do. Imam Khomeini created a storm in the ocean of the Iranian nation, turning the Iranian nation that had abandoned self-determination into a determining, influential nation in the world.”

“During the Pahlavi rule, the Iranian nation had a contemptuous outlook towards itself, not only before world powers but also before govt officials. It didn’t occur to people they could rise up against the Pahlavis and global powers. Imam Khomeini inspired this belief in people,” the website wrote.

“The Iranian nation regarded a despotic government to be a natural matter. Imam Khomeini turned such a nation into a nation that determined their own type of government. People’s demands progressed from trivial, limited requests to great, global demands.”

“Imam Khomeini revolutionized people’s view of religion. Religion developed from being a personal matter limited to prayers and fasting into being a matter for building a civilization, a society and human beings. Such a change was even produced in the jurisprudents.”

He further said: “Imam Khomeini caused the US leaders at that time to admit that Khomeini had humiliated them. Imam Khomeini proved that superpowers can be broken and beaten. You saw how the USSR collapsed, and you can see the status of the US today.”

“Khomeini was an Imam of change but believed all this to be from God. He saw the spiritual evolution of the youth as God’s doing. He believed in “You didn’t throw when you threw, it was God who threw.” [8:17] He said the youth’s evolution was greater than the Pahlavis’ defeat.”

“What is being witnessed in US cities today is a result of realities that had always been kept concealed. However, today these have been revealed leading to the disgrace of the US government.”

“The crime committed against this black man is the same thing the US govt has been doing against all the world. They have done the same in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Vietnam, and many other countries of the world. This is the US govt’s nature and character that is being exposed today.”

“The people’s slogan of #ICantBreathe can be heard in the massive protests throughout the US. It also represents the heartfelt words of all nations against which the US has committed many atrocities.”

In addition to different channels of the Iranian state television, the Leader’s speech is also available on his official Instagram page and Twitter account as well as his website (KHAMENEI.IR).

Ayatollah Khamenei has given a speech every year for the large crowd of people who gathered at the mausoleum of the late Imam Khomeini to pay tribute to the founder of the Islamic Republic. But this year, the ceremony at the mausoleum is canceled due to the restrictions imposed to contain coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

Imam Khomeini, who led the Islamic Revolution of Iran to victory (1979), passed away in 1989 at the age of 87.

His charismatic character and political approach inspired many leaders and popular uprisings against dictator powers across the world.

Source: Al Manar

  1. come-and-take-it says

    The learned cleric has a habit of repeating himself. Saying the same thing over and over again doesn’t make it true. Having said that, he avoids a central point worth mentioning. The US government uses rhetoric to manipulate its citizens through mass media in the same way he uses religious bureaucracies to accomplish his own ends. Governments accomplish control in different ways, but they all aim to control. Whether by knee on the neck, boot on the ground or prayer call daily the end is the same.

    1. itchyvet says

      Iran is ENTITLED to Govern itself as it sees fit. It is not up to anyone else who is not Iranian to tell them how to run their country. Clearly, looking at the mess the U.S. is in today, does not give them the right to impose their beliefs or messes on other people.

      1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

        Unfortunately, what the Americans don’t bomb, they place economic sanctions on, which cause more damage than their bombs do. Those sanctions are having little effect on the countries that are opting out of the petrodollar by building up gold reserves that they will, eventually, use to back their own newly non-fiat currencies.

        1. bob says

          What nonsense

          I really hope you’re not referring to Russia?

          Please tell me you’re not !

          1. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

            I’m referring to all of the countries that sanctions have been or are currently placed on.
            This thing you have about Russia is not justified by the non-existent threat they pose to us.
            Our Pentagon continues to advocate for a first strike attack against Russia. If you were Russia, why would you trust us, when we have been acting like Hitler since WW2?

            1. lzman49 says

              I was with you until you mentioned Hitler. Germany was attacked by the Commie Bolsheviks, Herr Hitler was defending his country. The Commie Bolsheviks, now they call themselves Zionists, control the US because they control the money, they can buy almost everyone and everything. Their end game is to reduce the world population to 500 million so they can live like Kings and Queens with total control of their 500 million slaves and servants. You can’t win if you don’t know who the real enemy is. Here is one of them letting us know how they really think.

            2. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

              None of the countries that the American military has attacked since WW2 attacked us first.
              Israel’s Zionists receive America’s highest foreign aid payments, in violation of the Constitution.
              We need more Davy Crocketts in Congress and fewer Liz Cheneys.

            3. bob says

              Well the Russians know all about Hitler don’t they since they signed that pact with them in the past


              So maybe we shouldn’t trust them as much as you think?

            4. Josep says

              Russia lost 27 million lives fighting Hitler, who the US actually influenced and supported in the early years of WWII. The US doesn’t have a leg to stand on.

            5. Muhammad Abbass says

              The USA at that time was trading with “Hitler” you nonce.

    2. Muhammad Abbass says

      The translation and reporting has something to do with that. the religious authorities don’t run Iran. The Ayatollah’s role is comparable to a guardian of the constitution. A man who is the living embodiment of this and in Iran’s case that is the Quran. He may not stray from direct reference to the Noble Quran and no interpretations are permissible. The Wahhabis are the opposite. All about interpreting, for their own ends. If He should not uphold the correct position he would be removed and replaced by another of the lineage.

      Iran itself has a political system which is more democratic and inclusive than anything seen in the West. The authorities role in approving candidates is limited to keeping out criminals and traitors. Foreign agents etc. That way the corrupt and scheming elements and powerful blocs with lobbies buying influence etc can be controlled. Unlike in the West where most so-called democracies end up being real or defacto two-party systems there are numerous political parties and they vie for influence on a level playing field. Democracy with two options is no such thing. Just a placebo.

    3. disqus_3BrONUAJno says

      The end is the same because the people are equally ignorant.

  2. mothman777 says

    Iraq used DU WMD shells on Iran for the US/Israel as well, an absolutely horrific and disgusting atrocity, and of course, the Israelis let Saddam Hussein Know later on what Israel always does to its allies, they stab them in the back, as the Tribe will have no equals.

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