Iran: “Tonight, the Islamic Regime's Generals will Have Nightmares”

Several Iranian cyber activists celebrated the victory of anti-Muammar Gaddafi forces in Libya, and compared it with the situations in Iran and Syria. They shared in the joy of liberation with Libyans, but also expressed their anxieties for the future.

23 Khordad published [fa] a photo of Gaddafi between two high-ranking Iranian revolutionary guard officials and writes that tonight, “the [Islamic] regime's generals will have nightmares, bad ones!”

Hamdel writes [fa]:

Have no doubt, important news is on the way. The fall of Gaddafi and a possible overthrow of Assad [in Syria] is making dictators in the region lose their sleep. In my opinion, where people do not want their regimes, and feel they're ruling against their interest, and display their will that the dictators have no other option than to go, then the international community will help them.

Celebrating the fall of Gaddafi outside the Libyan embassy in Tunisia. Photo by Sghaier Khaled © Demotix (22/08/11)

Freedom Messanger says on Facebook:

Gaddafi was toppled and Assad will fall too. Let us not give any rest or opportunity to [our] dictator. Let's chant Allaho Akbar [God is Great] on the rooftops on Thursday.

UniIran writes [fa]:

Gaddafi, a half-crazy dictator, was overthrown. It is much more difficult to overthrow a religious dictatorship rather than a non-religious one.

Andishe says [fa}:

I cannot express how happy I am for Libyans. Another dictator was toppled and people move toward freedom, but I worry about the extremist Islamist groups who may take over control.

Sareweshteman celebrated Libya's revolution and tweeted with some regret, “Where are the Libyans today, and where are Iranians now?”

Alireza 222 writes [fa]:

I am happy for Libya but feel concerned for the future. Maybe being born in a Third World country means that such feelings are embedded in you. I hope they do not follow the path of the Iranian revolution in 1979.


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