Friday, July 30, 2010


Every time you think of that period, and the role Carter played, you realize what a nasty chicken shit this demoncrat president Jimmy Carter really is. I have highlighted the pertinent parts which that miserable inhumane president played.

A thousand years from now, the history will remember Carter as an evil hypocrite and Anwar Sadat a decent leader...
(Hat tip Shah Javid)

Alan note: Obama likely to go down as even more evil and the destroyer not of just a single proud, ancient nation like Iran but of the USA and the collapse of the civilized world.

Also take another look at:

Interview: Farah Pahlavi Recalls 30 Years In Exile
July 27, 2010

July 27 is the 30th anniversary of the death of Iran's last imperial ruler, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.

The Shah left Iran in December 1978 after 37 years in power. After living in Morocco, the United States, Mexico, and Panama, he went to Egypt where he died in a Cairo hospital on July 27, 1981. His body was laid to rest in the Al-Refai Mosque in Cairo.

His wife, Farah Pahlavi, spoke to Radio Farda's Jean Khakzad about the incidents of those times.

RFE/RL: I would like to ask you whether it's true that the shah was unaware of the illness he suffered from and that he was kept in the dark regarding his illness?

Farah Pahlavi: His illness, as I have mentioned in my book, was immune-system cancer. It is true that he was not told the word "cancer" on some occasions, but he was fully aware of his illness. His Majesty had discussed it with his doctor, asking whether he had about two years' time in order that his son could reach a certain age [before his death] and in order that he would be able to complete the work he had started. This clearly shows that he was aware of his illness.

I remember discussing it myself with his doctors, asking them not to keep him in the dark, as he was the ruler of a country and he had some decisions to make.

RFE/RL: When exactly did His Majesty find out about the cancer?

Pahlavi: He found out when the French doctor was summoned. I myself was unaware of it until I found out in 1977. When the doctors arrived -- the specialist for blood cancer and one of the most renowned French [professors], Jan Barnard -- His Majesty knew exactly what he suffered from when they checked his blood hemoglobin level. I believe that was the time when he found out.

RFE/RL: Let's now discuss another period of your life next to the ruler of Iran: your exit from Iran. Numerous countries whose leaders called themselves allies of the Iranian ruler created barriers to the entry and residence of you and His Majesty. What was the shah's reaction to this behavior, did it have a political aspect, and did those leaders have any interest in the formation of the Islamic republic?

Pahlavi: I try to forget about the bitter past as I [also] recommend for my fellow countrymen. I do not live in the past, I live in the present, always hoping for a brighter future. This is my message to all my countrymen.
But these incidents are a part of history. I shall never forget the tears in the eyes of the shah the day we left Iran. In that deserted runway and in the aircraft, my only thought was whether it was the last time or would [we ever] return. We first went to Egypt, where the then-president, [Anwar] Sadat, accepted us. The downfall in Iran had not started yet.

We then went to Morocco, where the late King Malik Hassan accepted us.

Things changed then, after the downfall on February 11, 1979. I shall never forget how I was following the news on the radio in Morocco. We no longer knew where we could be accepted after that. I should mention that His Majesty had kept himself [despite] all the lies and conspiracies and his only worry was the Iranians and their nation.

I think, as a politician, he had realized that the leaders were after their own political interests and they would very much like to establish relations with the [upcoming] regime in the country. But their inhuman behavior was terrifying, along with all the lies that the media would publish. I used to wonder for years, all those who wrote on the [subject] of human rights back then, how did they remain silent after all the inhuman incidents in Iran during the later years? [It was no] coincidence [that] the downfall of the shah [led to an Iran in which] the Iranians no longer had any human rights.

I believed all those incidents were a mixture of the trouble that resided within them, [the feeling of] insufficiency of all those who were against the imperial rule of Iran. There was a controversy on political ideology and the Cold War was going on. There was communism and then there was Russia, along with severe outside pressure that contributed to the matter. All this is being written in books now.

Many believed that a revolution was not the answer to these inconveniences. I consider many of the officials of the Islamic republic as the ungrateful children of the 30-year-old politics of the countries that now receive death slogans, as it is obvious that foreign policies of that time contributed a great deal to the downfall of imperial rule.

RFE/RL: Thirty years ago, when you and the shah went to Panama, many Islamic republic officials, including then-Foreign Minister Sadeq Ghotbzadeh, announced that the shah should be handed over to the Islamic republic. Was this true? And if it was, how were you informed and able to leave Panama?

Pahlavi: Yes, this is in fact true. Unfortunately, after the kidnapping incident at the American Embassy, we had to leave New York and the only country that accepted us was Panama, where we went to from Texas.

Mrs. Sadat had called me back then and had [invited] us to come to Cairo. That was when the U.S. government sent two officials to speak with His Majesty and ask him not to leave for Cairo. I was present in that meeting and I insisted that we leave, as many journalists and friends had called and told us that it was better to leave.

The plane that was to be sent by the Egyptians was canceled [at the] last minute and we were told by the Americans that they would provide us with one. That plane landed in the Azore Islands and we waited for several hours there in [a state of] utter surprise. I remember meeting the Portuguese foreign minister there after a long time. They said they asked the American authorities [about] the reason for our delay but were refused any information. Even their ambassador had asked the U.S. State Department in Washington the next day but was not given any answer.

I want to mention here that [U.S.] President [Jimmy] Carter had called Ashraf Qarbal, the then-Egyptian ambassador to Washington, telling him that he had called President Sadat trying to convince him not to let the Iranian shah enter Egypt, as it could [hinder] the Arab-Israeli peace talks, but he had not received an answer.

The American aircraft waited for hours in any case, which was quite concerning. His Majesty was also suffering from a fever then. Pierre Salinger, a journalist, writes in his book that Carter had contacted Mr. Ghotbzadeh and was offered the release of the hostages in exchange for returning the Iranian shah to Panama.

Mr. Ghotbzadeh was unable to gather the Revolutionary Council due to the Iranian New Year holidays, hence he was unable to pass a decision.

He had apparently mistaken the time difference with Panama, and had announced the return of the shah, which was later said to be canceled, and we ended up in Egypt.

RFE/RL: You mentioned Anwar Sadat, the Egyptian president who allowed you to enter Egypt. Was this due to friendship or was there any profit in it for him?

Pahlavi: It was completely out of his friendship and good human nature as he had no personal gain from it. Egyptians had not forgotten the help they received from Iran during their troubled times of war.

I remembered that when the shah was hospitalized, many foreign journalists came to gather negative reactions from the people of Cairo. But the opposite happened, the shop owners in the streets along with the general population were extremely glad to have the Iranian shah in their country. They considered us family who helped them in difficult times.

There were some chaotic reactions but fortunately, Anwar Sadat, his people, and his government accepted us in a friendly manner. It was [the first time] that we'd felt comfortable in months. It is for that that my children and I, along with several Iranians, are grateful to Anwar Sadat and the Egyptian government. Anwar Sadat gave a lesson to the world that even in politics there is room for kindness and human behavior.

RFE/RL: Besides the bitter memories of the 30 years that you referred to, might there be some pleasant ones that you'd care to mention for us?

Pahlavi: True, there were bitter moments but there were also sweet memories during those 30 years. One of the bitter memories was the death of Leila, my daughter, for which I thank the Iranian nation, who went to the Niavaran Palace holding candles to pay their respects. I think it was good that His Majesty was not alive to witness her death.

Especially, I believe that God [must have] liked him to have taken him away before he could see the Iranian nation in that condition, and especially Saddam [Hussein]'s attack on Iran. I am grateful to all those Iranian soldiers who fought this war bravely and did not allow our nation to fall into alien hands.

There were in fact some sweet memories, too, for instance the graduation of the kids from their universities, the wedding of Prince Reza with Yasamin, the birth of my grandchildren, and lastly the completion of school of my older grandson, who will attend university next year.

Also there is the great news from Iran that the people are holding on. Regardless of all the pressures upon them, people are fighting bravely against this suppression. The success of Iranians all across the world is also the happiest thought. What I always say is that goodwill wins over bad.

Monday, July 26, 2010


We have started moderating (reviewing) comments at this site and deleting any that are not in English, French or German and in a FONT or alphabet we cannot read.

We have nothing against the Asian fonts but cannot understand hem and what they are saying. Just putting a title in English does not help us as these can be misleading so we need to be able to read the whole text.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010


AS RECEIVED (hat tip javid iran) - keep scrolling past empty sections

More than 2.5m Muslims threaten to leave Facebook after four Islamic pages are taken down

By Niall Firth

Facebook has been warned that Muslims will leave unless certain pages are reinstated

More than 2.5million users will leave Facebook unless certain Islamic pages are reinstated, it has been claimed.

A template letter that has been pasted into numerous Facebook pages accuses founder Mark Zuckerberg and other senior members of Facebook of 'ignoring the feelings of more than 2.5million Muslims'.

The Muslim community is angry that four extremely popular Islamic pages were removed from the site and the letter warns that unless its demands are met Facebook's Muslim users will move to an Islamic alternative.

The letter demands not only that the pages are reinstated but that new rules are introduced which make it a violation of Facebook’s terms to post anti-Islamic comments.

And Facebook is given notice that unless the changes are introduced then 2.5 million Muslim users will leave to join, a social networking site for Muslims.

The letter reads: ‘Although you have attended the world’s best communication skills courses you have been most successful in growing great hatred and hostility between you and Muslims around the world, but seriously this time you have caused an almost unrepairable [sic] damage.’

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[[How about removing all those 2.5M muslims from the facebook, how come they can threaten, profanity, write garbage about none-Muslims, but no one can write the truth about Islam… they need to read their own Koran, mostly the verses that came to Mohammad in Medina, over 1400 verses suggesting of killing and beheading…they must leave the facebook, we support freedom of speech… HC]]

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نماینده زاهدان در اعتراض به وضعیت امنیتی استعفا کرد

در پی وقوع دو انفجار مرگبار در زاهدان، حسینعلی شهریاری، نماینده این شهر در مجلس ایران از سمت خود کناره گیری کرد و دو نماینده دیگر استان سیستان و بلوچستان هم تهدید به استعفا کردند.

آمریکا، بریتانیا و اتحادیه اروپا انفجارهای زاهدان را محکوم کردند

باراک اوباما، رئیس جمهوری آمریکا انفجارهای مسجد جامع زاهدان را قویا محکوم کرد و "قتل غیرنظامیان بیگناه را در محل عبادتشان" جرمی غیرقابل تحمل دانست.

US erred in counting Iran dissidents as terrorists: court

Friday, July 16, 2010

WASHINGTON (AFP) – An appeals court ruled Friday that the US government erred in classifying the dissident People's Mujahideen Organization of Iran as a terrorist organization.

A three-judge panel of the US federal appeals court in Washington said in its opinion that the State Department "failed to accord the PMOI the due process protections" required by law and called for the status to be reviewed.

The PMOI, otherwise known as the Mujahideen-e Khalq Organization (MEK), was founded in 1965 after a split within the nationalist Liberation Movement of Iran (LMI) led by Mehdi Bazargan, the first prime minister after the Iranian revolution of 1979.

The group, which asked for a review of its classification in 2008, was turned down by then-secretary of state Condoleezza Rice in the final days of her tenure.

The court said Rice denied the group even an opportunity to rebut claims it supported terrorist activities, and thereby violated "procedural safeguards required by our precedent."

State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said the court had remanded the issue to Rice's successor, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and that the agency would study the opening "carefully."

"Notably, the court left the MEK's designation as a foreign terrorist organization in place during the remand," he noted.

"The US government continues to view the MEK as a terrorist organization."

Maryam Radjavi, head of the Iranian resistance group, said the decision "demonstrates that the terrorist label against the PMOI, and the insistence to continue it, has been merely a political decision in the framework of appeasing the bloodthirsty mullahs and based on the illusion of changing the behavior of the medieval regime ruling Iran."

In January 2009, the European Union removed the group, Iran's main opposition movement, from its list of terrorist organizations. It had been on the bloc's watch list since May 2002 and has been treated as a terrorist group by Washington since 1997.

Founded in 1965 with the goal of overthrowing the shah of Iran, the group fled Iran after the Islamic revolution and continued to oppose the regime.

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هرکه با ولی وقیح نیست مفسد فی لارضه اعدامش کنید

Steve Bridges imitated George Bush on the Jay Leno Show during the entire eight years he was President. He was made up to look and act almost exactly like Bush.

He has now started imitating Obama and he REALLY "nails" it.


اين روزها، جنبشى در اروپا راه افتاده به نام غذاى آهسته ( Slow Food ). اين جنبش مي‌گويد که مردم بايد به آهستگى بخورند و بياشامند ، وقت کافى براى چشيدن غذايشان داشته باشند، و بدون هرگونه عجله و شتابى با افراد خانواده و دوستانشان وقت بگذرانند. غذاى آهسته در نقطه مقابل غذاى سريع (Fast Food ) و الزاماتى که در سبک زندگى به همراه دارد قرار مي‌گيرد. غذاى آهسته پايه جنبش بزرگترى است که توسط مجله بيزنس طرح شده و يک "اروپاى آهسته" ناميده شده است. اين جنبش اساساً حس شتاب و ديوانگي به وجود آمده بر اثر نهضت جهانى شدن را زير سوال مي‌برد. نهضتى که کميّت را جايگزين کيفيت در همه شئون زندگى ما کرده است.

مردم فرانسه با وجودى که ٣٥ ساعت در هفته کار مي‌کنند امّا از آمريکائي‌ها و انگليسي‌ها مولّدترند . آلماني‌ها ساعت کار هفتگى را به 28/8 ساعت تقليل داده‌اند و مشاهده کرده‌اند که بهره‌ورى و قدرت توليدشان ٢٠% افزايش يافته است. اين گرايش به آهستگى و کندکردن جريان شتاب آلود زندگى، حتى نظر آمريکائي‌ها را هم جلب کرده است.

البته اين گرايش به عدم شتاب، به معنى کمتر کار کردن يا بهره‌ورى کمتر نيست. بلکه به معنى انجام کارها با کيفيت، بهره‌ورى و کمال بيشتر، با توجه بيشتر به جزئيات و با استرس کمتر است. به معنى برقرارى مجدّد ارزش‌هاى خانوادگى و به دست آوردن زمان آزاد و فراغت بيشتر است. به معنى چسبيدن به حال در مقابل آينده نامعلوم و تعريف نشده است. به معنى بها دادن به يکى از اساسي‌ترين ارزش‌هاى انسانى يعنى ساده زندگى کردن است.

هدف جنبش آهستگى، محيط‌هاى کارى کم تنش‌تر، شادتر و مولّدترى است که در آن‌، انسان‌ها از انجام دادن کارى که چگونگى انجام دادنش را به خوبى بلدند، لذت مي‌برند. اکنون زمان آن فرا رسيده است که توقف کنيم و درباره اين که چگونه شرکت‌ها به توليد محصولاتى با کيفيت بهتر، در يک محيط آرامتر و بي‌شتاب و با بهره‌ورى بيشتر نياز دارند، فکر کنيم.

رقت عمل ، دقت عمل

در اولین ساعت درس کلاس تشریح و کالبد شکافی‌ دانشکده پزشکی‌ دانشگاه تهران استاد به دانشجویان سال اول میگوید: به شما تبریک میگویم که در کنکور قبول شده و الان رسما دانشجوی پزشکی‌ هستید. ولی‌ برای فارغ التحصیل شدن و پزشک شدن هم باید "دقت عمل" داشته باشید و هم "رقت عمل".

همه شما باید این کار که من الان می‌کنم راا انجام بدهید اگر نه به درد این رشته نمیخورید و اخراج هستید!! سپس یک جسد وارد کلاس می‌کند و ناگهان انگشتش را تا ته در ماتحت جسد فرو می‌کند میگذارد توی دهانش و میمکد. و میگوید حالا شما هم باید همین کار را بکنید!!

دانشجوها شوکه میشوند و اعتراض میکنند ولی‌ استاد میگوید الا و بلا باید بکنید

وگرنه اخراج هستید. چند تا دخترها غش میکنند، پسرها بالا میاورند، ولی‌ با هر بدبختی هست همه دانشجوها آخرش انگشت در ماتحت جسد میکنند و میگذارند در دهنشان و میمکند.

استاد میگوید: هان. شما همه رقت عمل تان خوب بود ولی‌ دقت عمل نداشتید. شما همگی‌ انگشت اشاره را در ماتحت کردید و مکیدید

ولی‌ من انگشت اشاره را در ماتحت کردم و انگشت وسط را مکیدم. سعی‌ کنید بیشتر دقت کنید!