Editor's Note: The writer is the author of "A Time to Betray," a book about his double life as a CIA agent in Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
The Iranian Armed Forces' Headquarters today issued a statement saying that the ongoing revolutions and popular uprisings in the region have created the ideal situation for Muslims to finally clinch a victory over the "Zionist regime" and to free Jerusalem from the "Zionist occupation."
The statement urged Muslims to turn out for a massive rally to support the International Quds (Jerusalem) Day on Friday, reminding them that the rallies are intended to show that the "Zionist regime of Israel is sinking in the gulf of Islamic awakening and popular anti-Zionist uprisings."
The International Quds Day was initiated by Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic regime in Iran, and is observed on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan, when Muslims all over the world hold rallies in support of the Palestinian resistance against what Khomeini commonly referred to as "the illegitimate Israeli regime occupying Palestine."
The Iranian Armed Forces Headquarters also said that the serial collapse of the U.S.- and Zionist-backed dictatorial regimes created the potential for the formation of a comprehensive Muslim front against Zionism.
The statement underlined that the recent developments also have provided the grounds and the opportunity for a "final victory" for the Palestinian people over Israel.
Without mentioning the suppression of the Iranians and Syrians and their quest for freedom, the radicals ruling Iran go on to conclude that, since the beginning of this year, the region has witnessed an unprecedented and overwhelming wave of change: Tunisia saw the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in a popular revolution in January, which was soon followed by a revolution in Egypt in February that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Since then, Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Yemen have all experienced protests against their totalitarian rulers, who have resorted to brutal crackdowns to silence their critics.
Also in an interview with the Revolutionary Guard-run media outlet, Fars News Agency, Habibollah Boorboor, director of the Islamic Revolution Loyalists, discussed the importance of Quds Day this year.
"Today we are witnessing the Islamic Republic of Iran's tree of life firmly planted and growing in countries like Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Yemen and, of course, all of these uprisings have been inspired by and modeled after our glorious revolution where all of the region's dictators are being overthrown," Boorboor said.
Boorboor emphasized that the resistance front has been fortified and is better prepared than ever before to confront the Zionist regime.
He added: "Although the American government and other such despotic countries are willing to support and protect this depraved and corrupt Zionist regime, the Muslim people have awakened and will destroy this cancerous tumor. Muslim countries will take action."
During a recent secret meeting with his high command, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei reiterated that the time is close at hand for the final move to destroy Israel and facilitate the glorification of Islam worldwide.
Khamenei, Ahmadinejad, and the rest of the radicals ruling Iran believe that as America and Europe become more distracted with their own internal problems, it is less likely that they will get involved in any further conflicts in the Middle East.
They are convinced that they now have the best opportunity to coordinate a multi-front attack on Israel. This, in turn, they believe, will trigger the promised coming of the last Islamic Messiah and will lead to Islam's conquest and a worldwide Islamic caliphate.