Friday, August 26, 2005

Pure Evil

Before the 1979 revolution, Khomeini preached about a free and democratic Iran without corruption. Without fear of the Savak dragging you to jail in the middle of the night. As modern as the Shah may have been, he too was guilty of Human Rights abuses. But back then, even the most democratic nation in the world had a civil rights issue on their hands.

The Mullahs promised free water, free gas, subsidized industry, abundant jobs and a social state. The little people all came hoping for a more free Iran. The slogans of the revolution were independence, Freedom, and Islamic Republic. These hypocrits even had the audacity to rename a famous landmark in the capital to the freedom tower after the revolution.

How dare they insult our intelligence. In Iran, you could be punished to death for holding up a bloody T shirt. Just reminding the clerics of their abuses pisses them off so badly that they would actually kidnap you in the middle of the night, throw you in jail, throw your face in shit, and then beat you until you confess.

They actually tell you that "the truth will set you free", but beat you until you have no choice but to confess. These mullahs are the most evil you can find anywhere. Khameni is nothing more than an illiterate undereducated King of Iran. This man and his clan are the most backward Iranians in the whole country. If there were trailers in Iran, these people would be the trailer trash.

Yet they live rather well. And every single one of them is a corrupt millionaire with the mindset of an Islamic Pat Robertson. Yet the parade around as liberators, yet deep down inside they know they are all hypocrits, worse than communists, worse than the Shah, and in some ways worse than Saddam.

They are just a small minority that happened to trick an entire country into allowing them to take power. And like all things, what goes up must go back down. Its just a matter of time before the Islamic government in Tehran fails. But I hope its before the current king is dead.

And here is a personal note to our grand supreme Islamic Leader; whatever happened to "Thou Shalt Not Murder".

Calling All Bloggers

I've noticed that there are dozens, maybe hundreds of Iranian bloggers that have been jailed. Below are a few websites I have found. In the next few days, I would like for us to find and document as many bloggers and political prisoners that we can. Finding out the date of their arrest will also be great. I'm working on a definitive list of all political prisoners in Iran. If you know of someone, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Common Sense

I just wanted to post something I first said a long time ago, but I feel the need to repeat after a conversation with a right wing blogger. This blogger thinks that Muslims pray to a different God than he does. He points out the name of this God is Allah.

So I asked him a question that confuses everyone when I ask. What is the French word for God? I don't know the answer to this myself, but I have a feeling the French or Germans, or anybody who doesn't speak English, does not say GOD.

Allah is not a seperate GOD. Its the ARABIC WORD for God. When will people realize this?


Worth Fighting For

Life, liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. These simple words are reason enough to love the United States. If all the world’s governments were to realize this, Fundamentalism would fade and war would be extinct. The core of religious fundamentalism is parallel to the belief of divine right. The same absurd lie used by Kings of past to rule and oppress their own people is being used by these fanatics today. As if beheading innocent civilians and brutally murdering your own people was the will of God.

Muslims around the world must recognize the lunacy of their leaders and reject the backwardness of fundamentalism. For those who wish to control you are blindly leading you to believe that God would condone such murder. Thugs such as al-Zarqawi aren’t fighting for anyone’s freedom. They fight for power and control of millions, which they secretly refer to as useful idiots. God created the laws of the universe, and gave us the rules to which we should live by. He left the rest up to his people to figure out. Forgive those who misguidedly try to liberate you, but realize that freedom is the greatest gift one can give another, and its God's gift to us.

The death of Arafat brings optimism to the Middle East. Call Israel what you will, but she is the most liberal nation in this very important region. There will never be peace as long as there are tyrants because only a democracy is able to make. All eyes will be on the Palestinian people the next several months, for only they have the power and must be held accountable for the type of government they choose. A free and democratic Palestine is the only hope for peace; not a fascist or theocratic state.

The same fanatics have been successfully controlling my native country of Iran for 25 years. An entire generation of Iranian youth has been forced into religious submission by an evil so clever, so great that it's hard to believe they get away with it by excusing their actions as God's will. The Iranian government once said it would be "worth it" to fight a nuclear war with Israel because it would be easier to wipe Israel's 6 million Jews from the map than to nuke all 70 million Iranians. When will we as Iranians realize the intentions of our leaders?

Guns and bombs will never make peace. Peace takes a willing people, and I know whole heartedly that the majority of the Muslim world is willing to rise up and take what's theirs. Bush's biggest mistake would be to foolishly invade Iran because the responsibility of regime change is on the people. We learned this from Iraq. Why invade another country who is feverishly working on a nuke just so that it could defend itself from the US, when you could simply support a few dissident groups for the fraction of the money?

Several excellent Iranian language satellite TV stations in southern California broadcast directly into millions of Iranian homes every day. These stations are run by wealthy Iranians and are not seen as a government mouthpiece. However, these stations lack the resources to stay on the air for more than a few hours a day. For the price of one high tech bomb, the American government could invest in bringing freedom to yet another nation without even firing a single shot.

What we need in Iran is a great leader to emerge, not another invasion. I admit the shame I sometimes feel of being Iranian. But not because of the nuclear ambitions of my country or the insanity of its government, but because of the vast majority who stand idly by and watch the paint dry. To my fellow Iranians, I beg of you to pour into the streets. Never forget that freedom isn’t just worth fighting for, but the only thing worth dying for. If only one million of Tehran’s 12 were to march to Baharestan Square, there would be no need for bloodshed. Khameini and his cronies would spoil their pants, and then catch the next flight to Paris, guaranteed.

Only one question remains; are we willing to sacrifice for the future of our people? The Bush administration could help answer this question, but the majority of the responsibility remains with the Iranian people.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Forever in Iraq

And we know that. I hope. Seriuosly, we will have some sort of military base in Iraq forever. Pulling out the troops now would also be a mistake. As long as the middle east remains one bloc of undemocratic countries, there will be reason for arms.So the answer to that question everyone wants to know is forever. We will always keep some sort of military installation in Iraq. Because that's how we do things. We fight our wars in other countries.

Should Iran Face Sanctions?

The International Atomic Energy Agency has approved a resolution demanding that Iran suspend all nuclear activities, or face UN Sanctions. How come Israel has never been threatened with sanctions for the 500 plus nuclear arsenal?

However much I hate the current government of Iran, I do believe that they have a right to use nuclear power. Oil is dirty and anyone who knows anything about Tehran knows how dirty the air can get. Iran is not a 3rd world country. We should not be denied the right to advance our technology.

The audacity of another country to tell us that we don't "need" nuclear power. The US didn't need to invade Iraq, but they did it anyway. Israel didn't need to give incentives for settlers to move into captured lands, but they did it anyway. Even though its against international law...