In the annals of modern history of Iran, no one comes even close to his morbid legacy. Today is the anniversary of his death; for many Iranians it is a celebratory occasion used for vacationing.
“Monday June 4 is the 29th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini in 1989, the man who founded the Islamic Republic in 1979 and led it for a decade.
Government organizations mark the anniversaries for five days every year, while during the past 29 years, most people have seized the opportunity to spend some quality time in Caspian Sea resorts.
Khomeini’s political legacy includes the ruins of a war with Iraq which claimed over a million lives on both sides, loss of diplomatic relations with the United States that started with his support for the seizure of Washington’s embassy in Tehran in 1979, a miscalculation that has adversely affected every aspect of life in Iran for decades, and an unjustified enmity with regional players.”
The late mid 20th century renowned Iranian polymath, Ahmad Kasravi - who was brutally murdered by the followers of Khomeini many years before his disastrous ascendency to absolute power and establishment of Islamist fascism rule over Iran - is famously quoted as saying:
“Iranians owe Mullahs one government.”
The debt has been paid in full many times over. Once the Islamist fascism is overthrown, Mullahs' centuries old ruinous grip on all aspects of life in Iran will be forever and irreversibly broken.
Airtight sanctions - which includes oil - a la against the despicable South Africa apartheid, works. U.S. lawmakers get to it.
Video of Khomeini’s garish grave, the most expensive tomb in the world: