President Obama, you undermined the 2009 Iranian Uprising


Dr. Mansur Rastani
by Dr. Mansur Rastani

Mr. President, People of Iran would like you to know that they do not recognize the terrorist Islamic regime in Iran as their legitimate government. This brutal regime has basically usurped the country Iran with the support of couple of millions of its own paid theocratic mercenaries and has taken the Iranian people as hostage. The people of Iran have had 3000 years of Persian history; they are the founders of the principles of human rights whose emblem has been erected at the entrance of the United Nation. Persian culture and language among Iranians has inherited form one generation to next generation and has always been respected, maintained and remained uninfluenced under the assault of foreign cultures and cults during this period of time.

Mr. President, It was during June 2009 when the people of Iran took to the streets and fired their landslide protest against the fraudulent election by millions. The brutal occupier regime in Iran began cracking down on the protestors, and while people screaming in agony you choose to stay silent and bear witness, saying “We don’t know how this thing is going to play out.” Somehow, that statement didn’t blow our mind like “hope and change,” but that’s exactly how you felt about Iran. The Iranians went on protest and lost their lives and you just watched. In fact, a poll was released at the time, which showed only single digits of Americans approved of the way you handled of the situation; even approval among Democrats was in the single digits. Democrats and Republicans were both unhappy with your weak, casual position on Iran, some were saying you were acting timid, many were upset that you didn’t show much support for the citizen freedom fighters in Iran.

Mr. President, You spoke so respectfully of the autocratic Ayatollah Khamenei and said that he recognized the concerns the people had about the election. Never mind that the response to those concerns was to order a ruthless and violent crackdown on their demonstration. There were too many women among protesters, some were shot, and a major number have since been hanged by the brutal cleric regime in Iran. These women were fighting in pursuit of freedom whose parents lost under foreign influence 32 years ago. You insisted that you wouldn’t like to make matters worse by giving the rulers ammunition to blame the upheaval on the U.S., saying that you didn’t want to be seen as “meddling” in the Iranian elections. The Iranian election was obviously a sham and should be thrown out and a new election under the watch of the United Nations should have been held.

Mr. President, About two years later, the Egyptians are now having their uprising against their government. Egyptian people are Muslims and contrary to Iranian people have Islamic culture. There are riots in the streets, however noticing how few women are seen in the protest one can conclude that the protesters might not be all that tolerant or concerned about freedom and democracy after all, which verifies the bitter truth that under no circumstances a democracy can be created out of the belief system of Islam anywhere. Regardless, you decide to support the protesters in Egypt for the cause of democracy, your administration is getting involved to meddle in this crisis to the point of outlining a detailed proposal for Mubarak resignation, and an immediate, meaningful, peaceful and orderly power transition. Even X-President Jimmy Carter is out there in support of Egyptians saying Mubarak must go. While we all know that Jimmy Carter who was the main contributor on imposing the Islamic regime upon the people of Iran 32 years ago did not say anything in support of Iranian protesters in 2009.

Mr. President, If someone was being mugged, he’d really like a cop to shoot the bastard, instead of bearing witness. Back in June 2009 you did absolutely nothing except to comment that the “the world is watching you” to the Iranian leaders. I wish you felt as immediately outraged about Iran as you did over Egypt uprising. Instead of bearing witness you must instantly put the same level of pressure on the Iranian government that you are currently putting on the Egyptian government.

Mr. President, As the democracy advocate on earth, U.S. along with its allies should hold the Islamic regime in Iran responsible for its violation of human rights inside the country and its terrorist acts across the globe, should declare the illegitimacy of the regime, impose sever political sanction on the government and all its leaders, should prevent the travel of its member through the aerial, land and water borders, and impose an ultimatum on the government surrender. Upon the fall of the regime have the United Nation send an international group of supervision for a public referendum and establishing a provisional government and arresting all the members of the government for the domestic and/or international trial. This is the only peaceful way of keeping the democracy alive in the world.

On behalf of genuine Iranians

Mansur Rastani, PhD




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A response to all of you

by Dr. Mansur Rastani on

I heard you all folks, and there it is where all of you and others like you are making a big mistake.  We are not asking western powers for any favor, we simply are holding them accountable for what they have done 32 years ago by imposing an Islamic government over our people. How can you let them off the hook so easily and say nothing about it. They as the creator of this mess are as responsible as us the acceptor of the mess. That is the least thing they should do as their share to clean up the mess they created in the first place.

And in fact we are doing them a favor by not taking them to an international court, like Bertrand Russell did against the U.S. ruler at the time in 1966 by holding a tribunal council in Sweden, which condemned U.S. for the war crimes committed in South East Asia. What they did to us 3 decades ago is nothing less than a war crime.

Call me crazy but if we were smart enough we started off a petition large enough to take all the participating elements in Guadeloupe Conference to the international court of justice. The least effect of such an endeavor would be the attraction of the western powers’ attention to wake up and stop flirting with IRI and start listening to the oppositions’ demand.




by afshinazad on

There is no national interest for American to support us.

We must grow up and unite to free our country.

There is no reason for us stand a side and waite for American to help us.

We must change and we must work together and we must write our own destny and we must make our own national obligation to topple the regime.

Every Iranian must rise and no more of peaceful movement.

Dr rastani you and I could ask for uited alliance from evey party or the group to move for one direction and that is freedom of our nation and the country. 

Maryam Hojjat

Jeesh Daram is Right on the spot

by Maryam Hojjat on

Thanks Dr. Rastani. I think All Iranians feel like you.  History has been revealing that West in particular install dictators for their own economic interest. I do not recall that history ever has revealed that West helps a country for democracy it is all insincere talk.  The Democracy in IRAN is in the hands of IRANIANS not any other country.

Jeesh Daram

Iran as a free nation

by Jeesh Daram on

You have valid points in your statements. But there are also other issues that need to be looked at.   As a free and democratic country Iran will tilt the economic balance of power and instead of being 80 mil. consumer state under theocracy, it will have the potential of becoming an industrial nation, taking revenue and business away from the Europeans and USA or Asian countries.  Also a free Iran means return of thousands of educated and experienced professionals and billions of their tangible assets to Iran -a reversal of brain drain that has been going on in Iran for the past 55 years.   It is only a free Iran, that can also produce nuclear energy and build more gasoline refinaries so that it won't have to beg India to refine Iran's crude and return it as gasoline


Now, put yourself in place of not just President Obama, but any western leader or Asian exporters to Iran and then ask yourself "do I want an Iran that competes with my GDP?". Do we want an Iran that truly can become an industrial giant or should we leave it as a little fanatic regime that survives on slogans, oppression and sells crude to buy eggs and smuggle recent videos from Hollywood, and most importantly is no danger to anyone other than its own people? The answer is NO

So, if Iran is going to be free ever again (like it used to be during the bronze age) it won't be because the US President says so. It will be because of other impetus that I have not seen anyone to be able to point out to it yet


یک معلم داشتیم در دبیرستان فیروز بهرام واقع در خیابان نادری قدیم سر چهار راه قوام ا لاسلطنه  که بارها سر کلاس تکرار میکرد:

منشاء حق زور است و گاهی هم میگفت حق گرفتنی است نه دادنی. نمیدانم چطور شد یاد او افتادم



No third party can give us our human rights and liberty.

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

Not even the president of USA!

This is purely a matter between us, the people of Iran and the murdering corrupt islamist thugs in charge of our so called "republic". It'll be tough, yet very possible. Just remember that we have done it before, only 32 years ago!

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


Obama is a cold blooded snake

by statira on

For next presidential election, Iranians should not get deceived by this snake, Obummer. He needs to be kicked out of the White house. He should be just like the other dupe, Carter, a one time president.


Excellent, most Iranians feel like you

by seannewyork on

Thanks for speaking up for us Iranians, the regime has made ppl think that if Obama stood up for human rights that would be meddling. And that the sanctions would hurt iranains, where have all those concerned ciitizens been the last 30 yrs when ppl were getting raped and murdered.




I'm all with you,Dr.Rastani, up to a point .

by bushtheliberator on

that point being  ;"impose an ultimatum on the government surrender ". As your Visiting American Jingo, may I suggest that's a little tooo belligerent for me ; sounds too much like the start of Gulf War Three (and we DO want to avoid that !)

Do you remember how Saddam Hussein would punctuate his speeches by fireing his bolt action rifle ? That SOB was badass!I do admit to a neo-con dream of President Palin mouthing off about Iran, and fireing her moose gun from the White House balcony.

Then the biggest leeches swim off to spawn in London, and Iranians pick off the rest.