Sunday, June 20, 2010
I thought you had forgotten, heart,
Your ability to suffer pain.
That easy gift would come, I thought,
No more again! No more again!
Gone were the raptures and the griefs
And the dreams you half-believed. . .
But now I know, while beauty lives
so long will live my power to grieve.
(By Alexandre Pushkin)
Monday, June 14, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
What this list confirms is this : the signatories are not AIPAC/AEI subsidiaries.
Not all, but many of these individuals are ardent opponents of the IRI.
Ervand Abrahamian (Historian)
Kaveh Ehsani (University Professor)
Mehdi Jami (Writer, filmmaker)
Ramin Jahanbeglou (Political scientist)
Houshang Hasan-Yari (Economist/political scientist)
Mehdi Khanbaba Tehrani (Historian)
Hamid Dabashi (NYU Professor)
Maherangiz Kar (Human rights lawyer)
Abdee Kalantari (Historian)
Mohsen Namjoo (Musician)
Shahin Najafi (Musician)
Mohamadreza Nikfar (Philosopher)
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
As usual, Israel responded to stones and batons, thrown in self-defense by innocent men and women under aerial siege by perhaps the best of the commando forces on the planet, with unmeasured live fire!
As usual, many died and Israel and the bitch in chief Hellirry Clinton didn't wink. In the meantime, the apologist media tried to provide "objective and unsentimental factual news"!
As usual, there were only the Iranian-Americans of my facebook friends who reacted to the event. At the same time, the Iranian-Iranians were busy with desperate calls for attention to the 6 years jail term and 74 lashes for the university professor Sara Tavassoli--the common sentence of attending a protest; or to more school teachers on death row, or to the depressive tale of children of the victims of the IRI massacre; people ending in cold blood for demanding a fair and open counting of their votes.
As usual, the Left-leaning non-Iranian "activists" started crying Murder/Massacre; started forming "action" groups and started clicking "like" buttons. Their indignation is praise-worthy especially since these same individuals have been willfully ignoring the IRI killings, 100 times in scale of brutality and unjustness and directed against the own population. (I wish to ask these enlightened activists of the pro-palestinian/pro-IRI inclination: does it have to be an Israeli act of crime to justify using the word massacre? The killing of AT LEAST 70 people for participating in a rally in Tehran is not a massacre?)
Within hours of the Flotilla massacre, Khatami, Mousavi and Karoubi, who are the leading figures of Iran's green movement condemned it, each with a personal statement of their own.
Also, Khamenei, the infamous violator of the Iranian human's right, grinned his teeth to the international "defenders of the human rights" (such as the bomb-bomb-bomber McCain and his ilk, who have desperately tried to leech on to the green movement--and have failed miserably togeher with their Iranian-American rookies) and said: "the most pressing human rights issue of the world today is Palestine." He compared Israel's actions to those of his and said: "this crime showed that Zionism is more violent than Fascism!"