If everyone in Iran made it his or her goal to eliminate one mullah or ayatollah during the month of January 2020, for example, the problem would be solved, wouldn’t it? All of them would be gone. Imagine for a second life in Iran without mullahs. Everybody talks about it and protests about it, but all of that does nothing to make it happen.There is absolutely no way diplomacy or dialogue work with mullahs. It’s like your house is infested with cockroaches – the only way to solve the problem is get rid of all of them. Granted, the mullahs are far worse than any cockroach.You may think I am promoting “terrorism” or something resembling terrorism, when in fact I am not. If all the mullahs were eliminated tomorrow, tens of millions of lives worldwide would be saved. That’s for sure.Let’s explore this a little bit further. Muammar Gaddafi and Saddam Hussein, both of whom respected Islam, had absolutely no use for mullahs as they are in their current form in Iran. Both dictators supported Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the 1979 Iranian Revolution because he opposed the late shah of Iran, whom they hated because he was on good terms with the USA and Israel.But neither one ever supported the mullahs, and neither would give the mullahs any semblance of the power they currently yield in Iran.In other words, the mullahs are worthless. They live in the Middle Ages. They murder, rape, terrorize, torture and eliminate anyone who stands in their way.The only way you can move forward is to get rid of all of them. Any true Muslim (remember now, I’m talking about true Muslims) knows I am right. What Iran lacks now is leadership.Granted, to go against the regime means almost certain death. But if enough Iranians, and I am talking in tens of millions here, go against the ayatollahs and the mullahs, wonders will happen. Historical examples can be found in the Velvet Revolution in Czechoslovakia, the Arab Spring in Egypt, and the Maidan Revolution in Ukraine.Diplomacy and dialogue, I should emphasize, will never work. What Iranians need is for a powerful leader to emerge similar to the late Shah of Iran Muhammad Reza Pahlavi.Regardless of what you may think about his rule, during his leadership the nation prospered, there was peace, and the majority of the population lived well and without fear.The Middle East cannot have democracy as in the West. It simply doesn’t work. People here need strong, tough, but fair-minded leaders. Then watch them excel.The leader I am talking about would of course recognize the importance of governing his country and worshiping his God. These are two completely different tasks. If you try to run a country based on ideology, you will have nothing but problems.All faiths have to be respected. True Muslims have such respect, but once you cross over into radical Islam or clerical fascism, the people have already lost. Look at the Iranian Supreme Leader Sayyid Ali Hosseini Khamenei, the current dictator. How’s that working out?People around the globe want the same thing. They want peace and democracy, a future for their children, a country they can be proud of, and a great leader. We’re waiting for this great leader to rise up. Where and who is that person?The writer can be followed on Twitter @EQFard.