Al-Ahwazi's claims show the diabolic legacy of Saddam
April 21, 2005
After killing almost a million people in trying
to annex Khuzestan during the
Iran-Iraq war, mutant remnants of Sheikh
Khaz'al demagoguery are scurrying around trying to disintegrate Iran once
again. Now we have the Canadian Foreign Minister Pierre Stewart Pettigrew meeting
with the leaders of
the "Al-Ahwaz" grouplet (photo),
officially endorsing their position.
This is what happens when thousands of competent
conscientious technocrats from all parts, minorities,
and political affiliations are banned
for offices in Iran, and replaced instead by a posse of religious retrogrades
who refuse the sacraments of free-thinking, and who have absolutely
no clue how
to run a country based on contemporary standards.
I have great respect for people
like Majlis Speaker Haddad Adel. He was my literature teacher in
high school, and a very good one. But it vexes me to see that the
vision of the likes of him puts other things higher in priority than Iran itself.
It is from the vacuum created
by Iran's dogmatic policies that ill wishers get the chance
to bring harm to Iran-zameen, now in the form of a newly
up factitious secessionist clangor in Khuzestan. The revisionists are hard
at work to change our history and to put an end to Iran as we know
Take for instance a look at Lessons of Modern
War- Volume II: The Iran-Iraq War, (online
a book coauthored with Abraham R. Wagner, which is regarded as an academic
source of reference on the Iran-Iraq war and "the question of
Khuzestan". Allow me to quote some passages:
1. "The Persianization of Khuzistan had
also had considerable success".
2. "Iran had had half a century to 'Persianize' the area and
a strong incentive to do so". p2
So Khuzestan "was Persianized".
I suppose these sources forget that the Sassanid capital Ctesiphon was inside
today's Iraq, and that the Arabs
invaded Iran, not the other way around. Jundishapur was in Khuzestan, not
in Hijaz (the
3. "When the Treaty of Lausanne establish[ed]
Iraq as a state in 1923, it paid no attention to the issue of 'Arabistan'
at all. The entire area was assumed to be part of Persia".
"Was assumed". That's factualizing that "Arabistan" is
actually a real entity.
4. "Something approach[ing] a separate "Arabistan" did
exist in southwest Iran between roughly 1690 and 1923". p2
something approaching Iran exists today in Khuzestan. And if you
wish to take the road of a historical argument, then we can talk
who ruled Khuzestan for thousands of years, were a non-semitic people,
were precursors to the Persian Empire.
It's a good thing that even
Saddam wasn't able to destroy that magnificent Ziggurat
where Ashurbanipal bitterly wrote:
"Susa, the great holy city, abode of their Gods,
seat of their mysteries, I conquered. I entered its palaces, I
opened their treasuries where silver and
gold, goods and wealth were amassed... I destroyed the ziggurat of
Susa. I smashed its shining copper horns. I reduced the temples
of Elam to naught; their gods
and goddesses I scattered to the winds. The tombs of their ancient
and recent kings I devastated, I exposed to the sun, and I carried
away their bones toward
the land of Ashur. I devastated the provinces of Elam and on their
lands I sowed salt."(photo)
Note the key word "their".
Susa was never part of any other civilization to begin with. It
belonged to Iran.
5. "In 1924, [Reza Khan] put down all Arab
resistance in "Arabistan" and
changed the name to Khuzistan". p2
"Changed the name",
as if he invented it. I wonder then what the 8th century
historian Ibn Muqaffa means when he says:
"The Iranian languages are Fahlavi, Dari, Khuzi, Farsi, and Seryani,...
where Khuzi is the unofficial language of the royalty".
And where did this royalty live? Susa, smack in the middle of Khuzestan.
November 30, 1971 -- the day before the British left the Gulf ñ the
Shah seized three strategic islands in the lower Gulf which were
owned by the UAE. This seizure led Iraq to sever diplomatic relations
with Iran". p7
7. "For an excellent description of the issues
involved, and their history, see Daniel Pipes: A Border Adrift: Origins
How absurd a policy Iran must have that even pro-Israeli authors
are supporting Arab causes against Iran.
This is why Iran needs Israel
as a friend. As long as this brainless Tel Aviv-Tehran enmity exists,
the likes of Daniel Pipes will be
presented as academic references
for Iran. I have never understood Iran's policy of supporting "fellow
muslim Arab brothers" at the cost of being confronted by Israel
and the US, and then being stabbed in the back by the same Arabs.
How asinine is that?
8. "It is important to note that the fact
Iraq invaded Iran is not prima facie evidence of aggressive intent
or guilt for the
war. The creation of a contingency
capability to invade Iran cannot, under the circumstances, be regarded
as a premeditated effort to either invade or dominate Iran".
Ah yes, exculpation of Iraq to lend legitimacy to
the sinister "Al-Ahwaz" dagger.
After tens of thousands of Iranian casualties from Iraq's Chemical
Maybe these authors wish to bury items 6, 7, and
8 of the UN Secretary General's report to the UN Security Council
on Dec 9, 1991:
lobotomizing the hoi polloi is the profession of these pundit revisionists.
But then again, who instigates them?
Nevertheless the damage has been done. Amnesty
is now making a big
it and the presstitutes are jumping at this new opportunity to spread outrageous
mendacities (example link). Shutting
down Al-Jazeera's branch in Iran won't stop them from disseminating new
lies about "80 years of Iranian occupation in Al-Ahwaz" either. After
all, millions are being spent just to fabricate these
Maybe it's time the beard-wielding political cronyist
dolts in Iran woke up and realized that Iran's integrity is in
danger as a result of their
Maybe instead of submitting idiotic proposals such as a new national dress
code, they will start tending to de-centralization projects so
that oil-rich but poverty-stricken
regions like Khuzestan wont become grounds for the latest
ploy of Iran's enemies.
Is it not time to accept Iran's interests on par
with "Islam"? When
will we see a stop to the brain drain exodus of Iran's best talents? When will
we see a stop to the oligarchic screening and filtering of millions who aspire
to serve Iran? Is it then an accident that we see literally hundreds of Iranians
serving as Chairs, Directors, Deans, and CEOs of companies
Iran instead of serving their own country? I think not.
May God save
me when I go back to Iran this summer.