You may not like
the guy for many reasons but one thing is that what he said 25
years ago in this video is what he is still saying today.
I’m not sure whether I'm for or
against Donald Trump; I'm only
forwarding an interesting video.
His confrontational mannerisms
turn many people off, but if you
can get past his arrogant
bluster, much of what he says
makes sense. Apparently it also
did 25 years ago.
It's interesting that he was saying all the same things then! Maybe he would be a breath of fresh air in The White House!
Lets hear Trita Parsi once again, please watch the attached you tube and
judge for yourselves. Today on his TV interview with Mr. Forozzandeh on
Andisheh TV he stated that NIAC has tried to show Human Rights abuses in
Iran over the years!!!!! Another misrepresentation of NIAC. Mr. Parsi, is
this not you saying you and NIAC have no expertise on the issue of Human
Rights???? So how is it that now that the tides are turning and "REGIME
CHANGE" is closer than ever for the Iranian people you are all of a sudden
a huge Human Rights advocate??? It is OK if you come out and say you guys
took the wrong route and are ready to stand up for the Iranian people in
their quest for "REGIME CHANGE, SECULARISM AND DEMOCRACY" today, then
maybe the Iranian community could be more tolerable towards you and your
organization. However, when you talk with two voices on the issue of Human
Rights in a matter of two years interval it leaves no respect for you nor
NIAC and it just proves that you are not standing with the Iranian people
but for your own personal agenda.
We respect Mr. Daii for standing up to you and NIAC and wish him luck
proving his case. We support him all the way.
Thousands of people are injustly arrested, tortured, raped, and possibly
even executed in Iran. Many of these victims are only minors. We must
stop these injustices. Think of your own daughters, sons, brothers,
sisters, mothers, fathers, friends, etc and ask yourself if it were
them, or better yet if it were you, would you not want someone to help?
Please sign petitions and act loudly against such acts. We accomplish so
many things peacefully. We must all join in an stop this injustice done
to our fellow humans. The song is called "Coma" and it is by Buckethead
feat. Azam Ali and Serj Tankian
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keyboard correctly. View below for the surgery of a patient suffering from
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In reaction to the
Islamic Republic's media crackdown, I have been discussing the merits
shortwave radio broadcasting
with media experts and those interested in over throwing the Islamic
dictatorship of Iran. The idea has received wide acceptance as a
viable tool. I have decided to share it with the people of the world
and ask for input and financial support, as they have been most
generous and supportive allies of this pro-
Establishing reliable communications between Iran and the people of
the world is essential. democracy
movement. Many world leaders and international organizations, on the
other hand, have been absent and silent.
The Islamic Republic has
systematically attempted to cut off communication links, in order to
accomplish its inhumane and
bloody massacre of the peaceful demonstrators
who, within the confines of the ever-restrictive Islamic Republic's
laws, rose up and demanded an accurate vote count. Thus, establishing
reliable communications between Iran and the people of the world is
essential and of utmost urgency.
I applaud Senators
McCain, Graham, Liebermann, McCotter,
and many others, for taking the leadership and speaking up in support of
the Iranian people in their determination to establish Internet
communication between the pro-democracy demonstrators and the people of
the world.. A discussion of the prevailing communications situation in
Iran will help us focus our energies and resources where it is most
effective and does the most good.
International reporters being
absent, the majority of Iranians get their news from the state-run media,
which is directly controlled by the Ahmadinejad camp.
Doctored pictures of missiles,
fighter jets and exaggerated crowds during Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's speeches
should give the reader an idea of the type and quality of manipulated
information Iranians are exposed to by the mullahs every day.
Internet communications is
under the ultimate control of the Islamic Republic as well, no thanks to
companies like Nokia. The regime can easily cut it off, limit access,
decrease bandwidth, and use it as a spying and surveillance tool to
identify and arrest pro-democracy youth activists. Compared to the United
States and many other developed countries, access to the Internet is in
its early stages, and the majority use dial-up modems to access news and
information. Not to mention that many Iranians do not speak the English
language or other foreign languages, and cannot realize the full benefits
the Internet offers.
Twenty or so Farsi satellite
television stations broadcast to Iran from the United States (Los Angeles
and Washington), Canada and Europe. Many of these stations are directly or
indirectly funded by the regime. Only a handful of the publicly supported
opposition television stations are actively fighting the regime, but with
major obstacles. The regime has successfully been able to shut down, jam
or interrupt their programming and broadcasts to Iran at critical times
such as these. Statistics are not readily available or reliable, however,
very few Iranians own satellite receivers due to the expense and
illegality of ownership - it is a crime and thus subject to severe
punishment. Reports and pictures from Iran show that the regime is using
helicopters to locate satellite dishes on the rooftops, and is actively
engaged in collecting and destroying them; again, to limit access to
information and news.
Much to the dislike of the
ayatollahs, another mode of communication that Iranians have successfully
utilized to receive information and send their messages, along with
horrible pictures of killings, beatings and mass demonstrations, has been
cellular phones. Here again, telecommunications is state run and, as
mentioned earlier, thanks to companies such as
Nokia and Siemens the regime has
had the upper hand.
Realizing the limitations of
the aforementioned telecommunication technologies, we might have
overlooked the efficacy of the shortwave radio broadcast. It has merit and
deserves a closer look.
Shortwave possesses a number
of advantages over newer technologies:
The difficulty in censoring
programming by authorities and arresting listeners: unlike the Internet
and cell phones, mullahs cannot monitor which stations (sites) are being
listened to (accessed).
Low-cost shortwave radios
are widely available in Iran.
Many newer shortwave
receivers are portable and can be battery operated, making them useful
in difficult circumstances. Newer technology includes hand-cranked
radios which provide power for a short time.
Shortwave radios can be
used in situations where Internet or satellite technology is
unavailable, unaffordable or illegal.
Shortwave radio travels
much farther than broadcast FM (88-108 MHz). Shortwave broadcasts can be
easily transmitted over a distance of several thousand kilometers; i.e.,
from one continent to another, especially at night.
Despite its vast natural
resources, Iran is still a Third World country. However, almost all
Iranians own radios and use them regularly to get their news and
entertainment. Radios are not illegal and almost all automobiles are
equipped with a shortwave band. Shopkeepers, housewives, taxi drivers,
street vendors and factory workers listen to the radio on a regular basis.
The radios are also very cheap, thanks to Chinese and Korean imports. It
Khomeini successfully used shortwave broadcasts from France. noteworthy
that Khomeini successfully used shortwave broadcasts from France for
almost a year, broadcasting his propaganda against the Shah and preparing
the people for uprising prior to the revolution of 1979.
By establishing a reliable
shortwave broadcast, the opposition groups outside of Iran will gain a
formidable tool to transmit their information and messages of support,
encouragement all over Iran. They will more effectively mobilize the
entire nation, not just the Tehran residents, to rise up against this
tyrannical and brutal regime.
The estimated cost for such a
system varies, but I am informed by many experts that a functional system
for a two-hour daily broadcast, with an editing and sound room, can be set
up for around $500,000. This is a small price to pay to free a peace- and
freedom-loving nation that has been held hostage by a ruthless, medieval
and barbaric regime.
Will you help this civilized
nation rise up from the ashes and the darkest period in its 7,000-year
history, to join the ranks of democratic, civilized and freedom-loving
Where's Jimmy? A past president goes silent on his Iran
By Sheda Vasseghi
is Jimmy?" Has anyone seen or heard from Jimmy Carter
while the Islamic Republic regime in Iran and its thugs
brutally beat, torture, and murder civilians on a daily
basis? After all it was Carter carrying his human rights
banner who turned his back on the late Shah when the
country was suddenly overrun by Islamic militants in
cahoots with the leftists.
an interview, Carter said, "…when the Shah came here to
visit in November of 1977, my first year in office, I knew
that he had been an intimate friend of six presidents
before me and a staunch ally that provided stability in
that region of the world. But I knew also that SAVAK, his
secret military service, had attacked some student
1979, without understanding the dynamics of a complex and
ancient country such as Iran in a volatile region, Iran's
unprecedented social and political achievements in just a
few short decades despite overwhelming internal and
external obstacles, and the fundamentals of Islamic
political philosophy, Carter rejoiced at the coming of
"His Holiness" the Ayatollah Khomeini and his Islamic
Revolution because he believed the Islamists would bring
In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a
revolutionary act! --George Orwell
1- President Obama and his administration should decisively side with
the people of Iran and deny Ahmadinejad (or any other Islamic Republic
delegations for that matter) the right to obtain an entry visa to the
United States for the purpose of “representing” the Iranian nation
during the 64th United Nations General Assembly on September 15, 2009.
2- Neither Ahmadinejad nor any of the members of his cabinet have any
legitimacy to be recognized as the president or be regarded as the
representatives of the Iranian nation. 3- This is the least the
civilized world can do for the Iranian people during these decisive
Iranian Opposition Leader Shunned by Voice
Monday, July 27, 2009 3:33 PM
In an apparent bow to the Obama
administration’s policy of engaging the Iran regardless of its
brutal crackdown on the pro-democracy movement, the Voice of
America refused to air an interview with an opposition leader who
returned to Iran in early July to take part in anti-regime
The leader risked his life to add his
voice to the resistance in Iran, only to be shunned by the VOA,
who stated that they were worried about legal issues, because the
dissident had crossed Iran’s borders illegally.
Roozbeh Farahanipour, 37, was jailed
and tortured by the Islamic Republic authorities 10 years ago for
his role in leading the July 1999 student uprising at Tehran
University. Since escaping Iran in late 2001, he has lived as a
political refugee in the United States.
Farahanipour returned to Iran in early
July to coordinate protests across Iran to commemorate the 10th
anniversary of the 1999 uprising.
Newsmax spoke to him while he was in
Iran by satellite phone.
Voice of America’s Persian Service
called Farahanipour’s satellite phone several times while he was
in Iran to set up an interview, but editors told the reporter the
next day they could not air it.
“They put my security at risk for half
a day before actually doing the interview,” Farahanipour told
Newsmax recently. “Then editors said they couldn’t air the
interview because I had entered Iran clandestinely.”
Sources close to Farahanipour told
Newsmax they believe the security breach caused by the VOA led
Islamic Republic intelligence agents to a safe house where he
spent a day while in Iran.
The raid on the safe house was
announced with great fanfare last week by the intelligence
Ironically, given his treatment by
Voice of America, the Islamic Republic News Agency called
Farahanipour “an agent of the United States,” and boasted of the
success of the intelligence services and the police in tracking
down and arresting his supporters.
This is not the first time that the
VOA has tried to silence critics of the Islamic Republic.
As Newsmax reported last month, VOA
Persian Service editors refused to allow regular commentator
Mohsen Sazegara to give advice on air that might help
demonstrators to be more effective in resisting the regime’s
Sazegara was a founder of the Islamic
Revolution Guards Corps who was jailed and tortured after he went
into opposition against the regime in 1990s.
London: July 24, 2009. (PCP
report) In a desperate attempt to crush demonstrations in Iran, the
Islamic Republic of Iran has decided to hang three more Baloch political
activists who are charged of the imaginary allegations of corrupting the
earth and fighting God, a mysterious allegation that can be interpreted
according to the desires of the Islamic judges of Iran to include
everybody who seeks any kind of justice, fairness and freedom.....
At the same time, the government of Pakistan extradited one Baluch that
was in the prison for some time to the Iranian regime, knowing that he
will be tortured and executed as the cases of some other prisoners have
under Musharaf extradited a group of Baluch opposition to the governments
Iran and all of them
were tortured and executed later. This is clearly against the UN
conventions and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Nobody must be
extradited to his country of origin if his life becomes in danger. ....
The Baluch people are Sunnis and they have been subjected to different
discriminatory policies. Baluchistan has the highest poverty rate and
according to all international and United Nations researches, is the
Iran. According to
official figures poverty rate in
Baluchistan is over 76 percent. The
Baluch students are not admitted into universities on an equal basis and
on their merits. While the Islamic Republic of Iran has given more than a
million scholarships to Iranian students to study abroad or the top
Iranian universities, only three Baluch students have been awarded
Those who say “NO FLAG” at Iranian protests either don’t understand the
importance of the Iranian flag, or they have believed the propaganda of
the Stalinists and Khomeinists against the flag, or they have surrendered
to the intimidation of the Islamic republic.
The Sun and Lion Iranian flag is the only legitimate flag, and it does
not represent any one political group. This flag is accepted by supporters
of the Republic form of government and the Constitutional Monarchy form of
government. The Sun and Lion have been part of Iranian culture for
thousands of years. The flag is the symbol of Iran and the symbol of
opposition to the anti-Iranian mullah regime.
The flag of the Islamic republic was invented by terrorist Khomeini’s
Hezbollahi cohorts, and it has no historical legitimacy.
Any protest that opposes the Iranian Sun and Lion flag is supporting the
Stalinist and Khomeinist campaign against the legitimate flag of Iran .
Anniversary Protests Defy Iranian Regime
Friday, July 10, 2009 8:25 AM
Kenneth R. Timmerman Article Font Size
Protests on Thursday commemorating the 10th anniversary of the student
uprising at Tehran University in 1999 drew multitudes of demonstrators in
at least nine cities across Iran, in open defiance of regime security
The regime put on a tough front on the eve of the protests, declaring it
would quash with violence any efforts to hold unauthorized demonstrations,
even if they were nonviolent.
The head of the national police, Esmail Ahmadi-Moghaddam, said on
Wednesday he had received no requests for any protests on Thursday, and
that any illegal gathering would be strongly confronted by police.
Police used tear gas and fired into the air to disperse anti-regime
protestors who gathered near Tehran University on Thursday.
There were several unconfirmed reports of protestors being shot in Tehran
by regime-controlled basij militiamen.
“The slogans being chanted today were much more radical than before,” said
Roozbeh Farahanipour, a leader of the 1999 student protests who returned
clandestinely to Iran earlier this week to spearhead Thursday’s nationwide
Read more about this: “Opposition
Leader Returns to Iran to Lead Protests.”
we were hearing were slogans such as ‘Down with the Islamic Republic,’ 'No
to Mousavi, No to Ahmadi [nejad],’ ‘Death to Khamenei,’ ‘Death to the
dictator,’” Farahanipour told Newsmax on Thursday from inside Iran.
Protestors also chanted slogans against Mojtaba Khamenei, the powerful son
of the supreme leader, who has been identified in recent days as the
guiding force behind this latest security crackdown and an heir apparent
to his father’s position as the ultimate ruler of the Islamic Republic of
“Mousavi asked people to go to mosques today to pray for reform of the
regime,” Farahanipour said. “We called for people to go to the streets.”
In Tehran, amateur videos showed protests in several parts of the capital,
where demonstrators blocked streets with honking cars and defied anti-riot
Protests also erupted against the regime in at least eight cities in
addition to Tehran, including Isfahan, Tabriz, Shiraz, and Mashhad,
according to wire reports and Iranian bloggers on the scene.
Farahanipour said that his ability to enter Iran, and move from city to
city, while using a variety of public communication devices, showed “the
weakness of the regime, its intelligence services, and its border
On Wednesday night, he gave a live interview to a Los Angeles-based
television network from an undisclosed location inside Iran, which then
transmitted his words back into Iran.
No other opposition leader before Farahanipour has dared return to Iran to
The son of the former shah, Reza Pahlavi, spoke to reporters in Paris on
Thursday, and called for international support of the pro-democracy
movement. But sources close to Pahlavi told Newsmax that he had no plans
to return to Iran anytime soon.
To frustrate the protests, the regime cut off cell phone coverage in
Tehran, and decreed a two-day holiday, ostensibly for health reasons.
In recent months, the Revolutionary Guards have built an enormous cell
phone tower at Milad, north of Tehran, where they have installed jamming
devices to prevent satellite communications from reaching Iran from
Photographs of the jamming devices were released on Thursday by the
Foundation for Democracy in Iran, www.iran.org.
a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent
interaction between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester in a
Metro station in DC: "There were protesters on the train platform handing
out pamphlets on the evils of America. I politely declined to take one.
An elderly woman was behind me getting off the escalator and a
young (20ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she
politely declined." The young protester put her hand on the old
woman's shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice
said, 'Lady, don't you care about the children of Iraq?'
The old woman looked up at her and said, '
Honey, my father died in France during World War II, I lost my
husband in Korea, and a son in Vietnam. All three died so you could have
right to stand here and bad mouth our country. If you touch me again.
stick this umbrella up your ass and open it. ' "
~God Bless America~ & Grandmas
Nur 40 Sekunden dauert der Handyfilm, der den Tod der jungen Iranerin Neda
zeigt. Sie soll angeblich in Teheran von einem Scharfschützen erschossen
worden sein. Das Video verbreitet sich rasend schnell. Auch wenn nicht mit
letzter Gewissheit verifizierbar ist, ob dieser Videofilm echt ist – Neda
wird zu einer Ikone des Widerstandes.
Eine iranisches Mädchen namens Neda stirbt in der Nähe des
Revolutionsplatzes im Zentrum von Teheran. Sie verblutet nach einem Schuss
in die Brust auf der Straße. Versuche von Freunden, ihre Blutung zu
Ein Mann schreit: „Bleib bei mir, Neda! Hab keine Angst.“ Ungläubig blickt
die junge Frau in die Handy-Kamera. Blut tritt aus Mund und Nase, ihre
Augen verlieren ihren Halt, sie gleiten ab in eine bewusstlose Trübe. Neda
Der kurze verwackelte Handy-Film von 40 Sekunden erreicht die Welt per
YouTube und Twitter. So könnte Neda zum Symbol des Widerstands, vielleicht
sogar zur Märtyrerin werden. Sie gibt dem verzweifelten Aufbäumen des
iranischen Widerstands ein Gesicht, einen Namen. Neda steht für zweierlei:
Den Widerstand gegen die Unterdrückung durch die iranische Machtelite und
für die Brutalität des Mullah-Regimes, mit der es friedliche Demonstranten
zusammenprügeln und zusammenschießen lässt.
Die paramilitärischen Prügelknechte jagen Demonstranten, zu Fuß und auf
Motorrädern, und knüppeln sie nieder. Und sie schießen. Einer von ihnen
soll auch Neda gezielt erschossen haben. Deshalb ist sie zum Symbol der
Revolte geworden, die Grün zu ihrer Farbe wählte, die Farbe des Islam, die
Farbe des Propheten Mohammed.
Mir Hussein Mussawi steht an der politischen, Neda fortan an der
emotionalen Spitze dieser Bewegung. Sie ist die tragische Ikone dieses
Aufstandes, so wie es der iranische Student Ahmad Batebi mit dem blutigem
T-Shirt seines Freundes in der Faust für die Studentenrevolte 1999 oder
der sterbende Benno Ohnesorg für die deutsche Studentenbewegung war.
Es ist allerdings nicht mit letzter Gewissheit verifizierbar, ob dieser
Videofilm echt oder nachgestellt ist – das gilt für alle Bilder und
Nachrichten, die in diesen Tag die iranische Zensur, den totalen
Nachrichtenstopp umgehen können und an die Weltöffentlichkeit gelangen.
Die Pressefreiheit ist massiv eingeschränkt, weshalb Film- und
Fotomaterial von den Demonstrationen im Iran von unabhängigen Quellen
nicht bestätigt werden kann. Nachrichtenagenturen sind gezwungen, auf das
Material offizieller iranischer Quellen und auf Bildmaterial von
Onlinediensten aus wie Twitter, Facebook und YouTube zurück zu greifen.
Es spricht aber viel dafür, dass Neda wirklich auf so tragische Weise
gestorben ist, wie es in den Internetforen der Welt dargestellt wird. Die
ersten gesendeten Filmsequenzen enthalten Kommentare: „Ich bin Arzt, habe
versucht sie zu retten. Doch die Kugel ist in ihrem Brustkorb explodiert,
sie starb in weniger als zwei Minuten.“
Der iranische Blogger Farhad Mortaz nennt in seinem Blog „Photoblog
Nostalgia“ weitere Details: Ihr vollständiger Name sei Neda Agha-Soltan.
Die 27-Jährige habe in Teheran mit einem ihrer Professoren und einigen
Kommilitonen demonstriert. Ein paramilitärischer Schütze von der
Bassidsch-Miliz habe sie erschossen – gezielt. Gestern sei sie begraben
worden, auf dem Friedhof Behescht Zahra im Süden des Iran. Der US-Sender
ABC berichtet, die Machthaber hätten einen Gedenkgottesdienst verboten. Es
habe nur eine – bewachte – kurze Zeremonie gegeben für Neda.
Armed Iranian citizen taking the lead in leading the
anti-regime protest actions - flanked by a man and woman holding rocks in
Iranians are starting to get armed in order to defend themselves and their
compatriots against the savage security forces of the Islamic Republic.
It's only a question of time when this will escalate and more and more
people realize that they cannot fight bullets with their fists.
Last night the natural gas line going into a Basij Headquarter, located in
Eastern Tehran, was set on fire which consequently resulted in the
building being blown up. The Basij had locked themselves in the building
once they couldn't withstand the Iranian freedom fighters - at least 5 of
these Basij animals were disposed of in this action. The below clip
captures footage of the blown up building (at 0:05 you see the building
going up in flares to the right of the screen):
Pahlavi of Iran’s statement on the latest developments in Iran
Today the world is witnessing the demonstrated anger of millions of
Iranians against a regime that denies their most basic rights, including
the right to choose leaders who could improve their abysmal condition.
There is no exit from this condition, so long as one man appropriates onto
himself the “power of god” and controls the judiciary, the media, the
security forces and, through direct and indirect appointees, the only
candidates claiming to represent an impoverished and disenfranchised
Today I stand united with my fellow Iranians and call for the end of the
Islamic Republic, or any other prefix in front of the name of my beloved
Iran that indicates theocracy or any other form of disregard for
democratic and human rights.
I caution the world that offering any incentives or “carrots” to the
theocracy under these circumstances is an affront to the people of Iran.
This is not a time for short-sighted, self-defeating tactical games. This
is the time for the free world to stand true to its principals and support
the people of Iran’s quest for democracy and human rights.