January 31, 2001
Need a leader
The problem with all of us Iranians today is that we don't like to agree
with one another. We know that we need a leader and that's really the
only way to end the contagious perplexity that's spreading among our community.
Yet, we can not get it together and forget about the bullshit criticisms
This is no time to evaluate a former prince who's father made a few
political gurus unhappy. Yes, the Savak tortured citizens and many unfortunate
crimes were done at their hands. However, Amnesty International and other
civil rights organizations around the world did jump in the middle. Prisons
were remodeled, guards changed and torture was banned. Which is a hell
of a lot more than what I can say for those presently in power.
I think that any Iranian who is either in support or against citizen
Pahlavi, should ask him/herself a few questions:
1.) Does he love Iran?
2.) Does he have respect for basic human civil rights?
3.) Do I have any better ideas?
4.) Are Iranians really ready for a fully democratic system?
Iran under his father was headed toward further improvement. But let's
forget about all of that and look to a new future with a new leader, whoever
he/she may be. Either way, citizen Pahlavi's role in the future of Iranian
politics is a pivotal one.