Sometimes numbers lose their mathematical meaning and become heralds of disasters. The number of 200 deaths in the village of Emamzadeh Davud in Iran is just one example. This number is no longer just a simple number written on a piece of paper that the Iranian regime can use to deny and hide the reality of the situation.
The truth is that this number signifies the number of corpses of innocent people, who are now buried below tons of mud from the recent catastrophic floods. 200 decomposing corpses trapped, with the smell engulfing the atmosphere of the local area. The message given from this catastrophic scene is that this disaster is, once again, a product of the regime’s corruption. The situation in the village is so bad that even the regime’s media wrote that Emamzadeh Davud “smells like the Metropol building collapse in Abadan.”
We are speaking about preventable casualties. 200 people who have needlessly died as a direct result of the regime’s misdeeds. Life has become very cheap in Iran, so for any natural disaster, the number of people who die is incomparable with any developed country.
The regime, by using the country’s resources for its nuclear and missile project and the expansion of terrorism, has not left any budget to cover the costs to modernize the country’s infrastructure and prevent catastrophes in natural disasters. It has left the Iranian people defenseless, while the regime would rather focus their efforts on defending dictatorships, like Bashar Assad in Syria. All because of the unstoppable greed of its officials and their families. There is no need to make a precise investigation to find out the truth. Reading the regime’s papers is enough to see reality.
Today, many of the regime’s officials are even asking why, despite knowing about the danger of the floods, people were not informed, endangered roads were not closed, and houses were not evacuated.
On August 6, the state-run Hamdeli daily wrote, “In their suits, they (the regime’s officials) appear only after the flood, which has caused many damages and casualties. Criticizers believe that urban management needs expertise and scientific perceptions, not populist movements, and diving in floods and mud.”
This is why some of the regime’s experts previously warned the regime that the main crisis is not the flood, but the people’s distrust of the regime, and the regime’s illegitimacy.
Regime expert Mohammadreza Haghshenas affirmed this, saying, “The recent flood exposed the people’s distrust of the regime. Society does not believe in the government’s performance.”
On August 4, the state-run Shargh daily wrote, “Now, analysts are gradually starting a discussion that natural disasters may have acute effects on national security, meaning the intertwined security of people and government, in addition to local and regional threats.”
‘National Security’ is the alias for the regime’s existence. While the regime’s officials try to disclaim responsibility, others, like its Friday prayer leaders, are trying to sway the public thought from the main culprit of all these disasters, which is the supreme leader Ali Khamenei, and whitewash his hands.
In his recent speech, Mohammad Ali Shahim, the Friday prayer leader of Pachnar, said, “Forty years of the revolution and the systems management has passed, but we see that we are still not functioning probably in many areas of management. The important thing is the subject of watershed management is the major solution for these floods, but unfortunately the government is not considering any budget for it.”
The regime’s TV tried to whitewash Khamenei’s hands in another way, stating, “People’s lives seem to be the most worthless thing in our time, that is, we just ignore easily hundreds of deaths.”