mr bahmani, there is criticism from the point of view of one who is for the most part informed by the U.S. media and second hand reports, then there is an opposition from those who stayed and resisted and created in part the society and government of today. you claim " I left Iran and have refused to accept the oppression and brutal tyranny of an illegal and illegitimate government that does not fairly freely or democratically represent the free will of the Iranian people". claiming that this government is illegal and illegitimate and oppressive is an affront to those who could have left and stayed to make it less so. Read more
no no noooooo,
Is John Kerry saying that the US invaded another country, sacrificed over 5000 of its soldiers/citizens with many thousand injured and trillions of dollars spent on behalf of Israel and the advice of NetanyaWHO?
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We usually don't agree on basically any thing, but tonight you're correct on both accounts.
Persian, Jews, Greeks and many other cultures contributed to shaping of Islam at its height as a progressive world civilization. The written Arabic language was basically put together by Persian. As one scholar of Islamic history puts it:
"Classical Arabic, by contrast, is a language fabricated in Iraq in the eighth century, predominantly by Persian clerics and bureaucrats who had to administer an empire ruled by Arabs. They needed to master the language, so they started writing the first grammar books and dictionaries, which didn’t exist before then."
The Jewish scholars of Andalusia were also instrumental in translation of classical Greek philosophy into Arabic and so on.
Per origins of ISIS, half of those countries you mention; Turkey, Saudis, Jordan were actually the ones that propped up ISIS to defeat Assad in Syria. But now their Frankenstein is going after its creator(s) as well.
Morals of the story:
1) Each civilization and culture has its ups and downs, so does Islam.
2) This is a time to be extremely vigilant, act intelligently and not allow what's going on in most of the region happen in our homeland. Read more
Well, at least most of us were born in Iran, speak Persian (some also can read and write it), our parents are Iranian, we visit Iran regularly...but what about West residing Iranians who tear themselves up 24/7 for Palestine? What connection do they have to that country / people?!! Read more
the Uk started funding and arming them originally and now they handed them over to the USA for their purposes.
و درود بسیار بر شما دوست گرامی و دیگر دوستان عزیزی که در اینجا به طور روزمره از زندانیان سیاسی بیگناه ما در ایران یاد آوری می کنند.
You are absolutely correct. Today I saw these uncivilized characters destruction of a statue of a bull that used to be an Iranian icon!
الگوهای مقاومت زنان و اعتراض به خشونت علیه زنان در ترکیه
True, but that stage came much later on and as we know many scientists and thinkers came from other places in the region including Iran and so on. I am also convinced that it was infusion of persian culture that changed and mellowed Islam but that is another subject for another time.
I would say it's combination of bad luck, moral degeneration and lack of international response that is fueling all this. Forty thousand Isis guys can easily be defeated by Saudi, Turkey , Jordan ,and egyptian army or any combination of them. Read more
No American came to Iran to execute Iranians.
No American came to Iran to lash Iranians in public.
No American came to Iran to stone Iranians to death in public.
NO American came to Iran to rape the virgin girls the night before their executions.
No American came to Iran to beaten up teachers who were protesting for their low wages
No American came to Iran ...........
All were committed by ruling criminal mullahs.
Islamic thugs and their supporters$$$ should stand trial in international court for the crimes they committed against Iranians during last 35 years.
The President of Wisdom and Hope wants to extend the life of the IRI as long as he can so he talks with them for an agreement. He and Jimmy Carter get lots of laughs in private at the stupidity of Iranians and they have a point, quite funny how democracy just gives empty promises and no change, regardless of the country. Read more
That is the whole purpose of him and his supporters in the Congress. Apparently two wars haven't been enough.
Iran-Iraq war whitch was sponsored by the USA in order to maintain the IRI and help secure it. It was also extended by the IRI for this same personal gain, the USA and IRI worked together in Harming the mothers and children of Iran. Rafsanjani and Ali Gheda got rich off of it.
P.S. I do not want Iranians to be anything, they deserve to be free to speak their minds and learn how to have fun. Iranians in Iran are heavily suppressed, however they are mostly monarchists as one would expect of people who know their own now rooz based culture when they can express themselves freely in the west and also they immediately take off their hejabs. The IRI has back fired so badly on Islam that as soon as the suppression is removed you will see what happens to the mosques. The west knows this and is not interested in what the people of Iran want, they want their own mullahs in power that do as they are told, hence it still loves the IRI mullahs for Iranians and will do all it can to make the job of removing them harder, however time is not in the IRI's side, the longer it exists the worse Iran becomes and the more the people side against it. Remove the Western Installed terror apparatus and see what happens. Read more
But you are doing exactly that!!!!! You're praising Hamas for its resistance, when you don't know the reality on the ground! The occupation that you are fighting against is not an occupation! And israel's defense against terrorists who go after civilian targets and use their own civilian population as targets so they can look like the victim in the media is all an act. You watch the videos that I recommended on you tube and then come back and tell me about your objection to Israel! If you're truly honest with your self and are not an anti semite you will come back and say israel is doing the right thing to protect its people and the Palestinians do not deserve anything more than what they are getting until they change their tune and really look for peace! Read more
The country & area today called Iraq was one of birthplaces of human civilization. Those artifacts & books belong to all humanity.
All these wanton acts of cultural destruction should be considered as crimes against humanity, with no statute of limitation. Read more
I never praise terrorist, being of Jewish, Islamist or Christianity faith.
But I do praise resistance against occupation, being it occupation by Israel of Palestinian land, occupation by US of Iraqi land, occupation of Iraq of Iranian land OR when Iran has entered into Iraq and had occupied parts of Iraq in the Iran-Iraq war.
I call a spade a spade no matter who, where or when.
I am happy to see my donation to Code Pink are being spent towards promoting PEACE and against the warmongers.
Great job Code Pink, I am proud of your activism.
I'd like to say thank you to all of you viewers that are tooping my posts, even though it is the same people. This just goes to show that based on the idea's I am intentionally contradicting that have given Iranians the worst era of their lives that there is a basis for hope among Iranians despite the ignorance, the lies, deceit and duplicity of those who call Iranians traitors and are themselves far worse based on their unproven views. Read more
"Israel’s foreign ministry said it expected the police to bring the perpetrators to justice" it says it in the article! at least Israel is trying to go after their extremists, You on the other hand praise them!!!! Read more