Now is not the time for it

On several occasions I would tell the Imam that former president Bani S'adr wanted to sow discord between the military and the Revolutionary Guards Corps. He would create hell for the religious members. He tried his utmost to bring about a confrontation between the military and the Revolutionary Guards and to merge the revolutionary 'Komitehs' with the local police forces. When he was the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, he would on no account give arms to the defenders of Islam. God alone knows how much he would make us run around just to give us a few RPG-7 grenade launchers to send to the warfronts. I remember we sent one of our friends to the city of Qazvin because I heard that RPG's were available there. He brought just seven or nine RPG weapons which he himself took to the frontline. We were extremely pleased at having for example, succeeded in sending some weaponry to the warfront. How many times we told him that Khorramshahr was about to fall but he would not listen. I gave a report to the Imam of the things that he had done and the Imam responded: "You think I don't understand; now is not the time for it. When the time is ripe, I will decide myself."[1]

[1]Now is not the time for it: Sayyid Ahmad Khomeini

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