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April 9, 2008 No.
1840

Iranian Intelligence Ministry Encourages Citizens to Snitch via New Hotline: TV Broadcast Features "John McCain" Masterminding Velvet Revolution in Iran from White House

In a new public service broadcast, the Iranian Intelligence Ministry urges Iranian citizens to use its new 113 hotline to report suspicious activity.

To underline its message, the broadcast features a seven-minute computer-animated tale in which a White House plot by "John McCain, senior White House official who orchestrates numerous conspiracies against the Islamic Republic of Iran," George Soros, "Jewish tycoon and mastermind of ultra-modern colonialism," and others is foiled by a vigilant Iranian woman who uses the new hotline to turn in her brother.

The broadcast ends by exhorting "each and every member of the brave and honorable Iranian nation" to "remain vigilant, and report any suspicious activity to the 113 hotline of the Intelligence Ministry, throughout the country."

The broadcast aired February 5, 2008 on Khozestan TV, Iran.

To view the clip, go to: http://www.memri.org/legacy/clip/1678.

"McCain": "Pressure and Aggression No Longer Guarantee the Achievement of our Goals - We Must Consider 'Culture-Building'"

"The White House, Washington D.C."

Camera pans.

Narrator: "John McCain - a senior White House official, who orchestrates numerous conspiracies against the Islamic Republic of Iran.

"George Soros - a Jewish tycoon and the mastermind of ultra-modern colonialism. He uses his wealth and slogans like liberty, democracy, and human rights to bring the supporters of America to power.

"Gene Sharp - the theoretician of civil disobedience and velvet revolutions, who has published treatises on this subject. He is one of the CIA agents in charge of America's infiltration into other countries.

"Bill Smith - one of the CIA's senior experts on Iranian affairs. For many years, he has maintained close ties with Iranian opposition groups." [...]

John McCain: "As George Soros rightly said, our goals should be achieved through long-term planning, which will be adapted to the culture of each region. We will provide guidance to influential groups in each region."

Gene Sharp: "Due to growing awareness among the people, our military presence no longer has the impact it used to have. This can be seen in Iraq and Afghanistan. We need to find alternative methods."

John McCain: "True, pressure and aggression no longer guarantee the achievement of our goals. We must consider 'culture-building' over there."

Gene Sharp: "The 21st century is the age of changing cultures and influencing minds."

Bill Smith: "That is precisely the plan we were working on."

John McCain: "But your plan is not enough. For 28 years, we've spent a lot of money because of your plans, but in return..."

George Soros: "I agree with you, but regime change should not be done in haste."

Bill Smith: "We must contact authors, intellectuals, and influential people in society, who have common interests with us."

George Soros: "We should cooperate closely with the NGOs that share our goals. Satellite TV networks have a great impact and play a very important role. Bombarding people with propaganda has always been effective. We must expand the cultural warfare, which we have had on the back burner in Iran for years."

Bill Smith: "We must also send our intelligence agents and others who work with us, personnel [to Iran] to make use of the abilities of leading cultural figures. So far, we have achieved a lot through international scientific conferences."

"There Is No End to Foreign Conspiracies"

Iranian rally. Masses (chanting): "Nuclear energy is our inalienable right!"

A group of Iranian men talk in the park.

1st Iranian man: "Did you go to the rally yesterday?"

2nd Iranian man: "Yes, it was great. A lot of people came."

3rd Iranian man: "There is no end to foreign conspiracies."

2nd Iranian man: "If only our memory would not grow old along with us, we could always remember their treachery."

4th Iranian man: "They seem to have forgotten their defeat in Tabas [i.e. the failed 1980 attempt to rescue U.S. Embassy hostages], and how God humiliated them."

5th Iranian man: "They will not be able to do anything with their economic sanctions. Our young experts' progress in the field of nuclear energy has dealt them a mighty punch in the face."

Men laugh.

Oppositionists: "Once We Carry Out This Mission, We Will Get All the Visas Promised Us, And Have a Good Time in America"

Three Iranian oppositionists plotting.

1st oppositionist: "Guys, according to the e-mail I got yesterday, we must get started. Besides, the equipment we need has arrived."

2nd oppositionist: "Now it will be easier to pass on the instructions we get from satellite TV."

3rd oppositionist, named Manucher: "Then all this will become a great news item for our friends in America."

1st oppositionist: "I'm sure that once we carry out this mission, we will get all the visas they promised us and have a good time in America. Here is the necessary equipment."

Sister on Hotline: "I Think He's Keeping Bad Company"

Manucher's home. His sister and wheelchair-bound mother await his return.

Voice on TV: "Security is a blessing which depends on the vigilance of each and every member of the community..."

Manucher enters.

Sister: "Where were you tonight? Don't you think our mother and I worry about you?"

Manucher: "What, am I, a little kid, that you worry about me?"

Sister snoops in Manoucher's room, finds bag with U.S. currency, pistol, and various papers, and dials 113

Manucher's sister to Intelligence Ministry: "I think he is keeping bad company."

Intelligence agent checks Manucher's background on the computer

Intelligence agent (to commander): "He doesn't have a criminal record. I think he is one of the new young men involved in this."

Commander: "Keep a tail on him all the time."

Manucher is arrested.

Commander (to Manucher): "Thanks to your cooperation, we have managed to prevent a huge disaster. We will take this into consideration when we determine your punishment."

Manucher's sister answers phone at home.

Sister: "Yes?"

Commander: "Hello. I'd like to thank you for the information you gave us. We have talked to the judge presiding over the case, and he said that Manucher would be released soon."

"Each And Every Member of the Brave and Honorable Iranian Nation Must Remain Vigilant"

Voice on TV: "Today, global arrogance [the U.S.] and international Zionism, with the help of their spy and satellite networks, are planning regime changes. In order to achieve this filthy goal, they will not shy away from any conspiracy. Each and every member of the brave and honorable Iranian nation must remain vigilant, and report any suspicious activity to the 113 hotline of the Intelligence Ministry, throughout the country.

"We are the guardians of your information."

Credits: "Information Headquarters, Intelligence Ministry."