Its 2012; IRI is no more; Who is Leading Iran?

by Faramarz_Fateh

Its year 2012.  The IRI regime has been toppled.  A democratically elected non cleric, secular president is the head of the Iranian government.  Who would be his VP?   Who would be the speaker of the parliment?  Who do you envisage?  Do you have any candidates in mind?  I sure don't.  Of course just because I don't doesn't mean qualified candidates don't exist.

And please don't respond by saying Iranians will choose their own leader.  Believe me, if there was anyone decent besides Musavi or Karubi, you and I would have heard about him/her. 

Are we at the point where we could unite behind a candidate and give him/her 51% of our votes for example? 

Who would fill the large vacuum after the IRI? 


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I hereby nominate myself as

by NOT_AK69 on

Interim Secretary of Public Summary Executions

Your support for my upcoming campaign is appreciated and shall be rewarded with an IR free Iran.

Marg Bar Jomhuriye Eslami



480 reads, 11 comments 1 suggestion

by Faramarz_Fateh on

This blog was read by 480 people as of Oct 1, 6:30pm Los Angeles time, and 11 readers commented.

1 of the 11 made the suggestion of Shirin Ebadi.

This is very telling.  We do not have anyone to fill the vacuum.  YET. 

Kamran Ramyar


by Kamran Ramyar on



I will echo opinion of my Iranian brethren by saying we currently do not have anyone with enough nationalistic pride to assume role of leader in Iran after the fall of IRI.  I will say this though....anyone but Reza Pahlavi!!!!!!!  As I have said all along, him and the entire Pahlavi clan ought to just disappear and go live the rest of their filthy lives with all that ill-gotten wealth!  

Kaveh Nouraee

Interesting Question

by Kaveh Nouraee on

As I see it, Iran has only had rulers. Iran really doesn't have any leaders for the people to stand behind.

If any leaders exist, it's news to me.


The thought is intriguing

by Cost-of-Progress on

Are we as a nation and society ready for democracy?

The only thing that most of us agree on is that IRI must go. after that we fall apart as to what it is we want. Most of us think of democracy as freedom to do whatever the hell we want to do. NOT the case.

Until we learn to leave religion at home, respect others' point of view (politically) and are capable and willing to allow representation from all political and ideological factions, true democracy will never flourish in our homeland.


Another dictator-to-be...


dictatorship is not gone. If you remove one, another one pops up... it takes generations to get politically mature enough to be able to handle democracy. not that democracy is present in the civilised world.


Dear Anvar and Faryam, you are right, but

by Faramarz_Fateh on

In my probably not so humble opinion, for now and probably another decade Iran needs a leader who people can unite around and believe in.  A patriot interested in progress of Iran.  A leader who can do a thorough clean up.

Once the country is cleaned up of the existing filth and people are used to REAL democracy, then governance by institutions can be introduced and incorporated.

Introducing institutional governance to Iran now is like trying to feed a 3/4 T-bone stake to a 3 month old baby. 



Institutions not Leaders (Egos)

by faryarm on

Institutions not Leaders (Egos) is an idea whose time has come; the more

One sees the failure in current systems of governance, even so called democratic ones, the more obvious the need for such system becomes.

Ofcourse if such an idea had been accepted by Iranians 150 years ago, Iran and iranians would not have been in the predicament they are today.

New thinking and a new vision is needed.



Institutions not Leaders

by Anvar on

*Faramarz_Fateh* - Even if I could participate in partisan politics, I still couldn’t name any leaders.  So, instead of direct answers to your questions, let me just share some thoughts.

I hope when the time comes, we will have learned not to rely on individuals, as leaders, so much.  The herd mentality always looks for life-long shepherds to tell the sheep what to do, or what everything means.  For Iran to prosper, we must learn to rely on laws and institutions, not individual leaders.  Of course, laws must be fair and for the well being of all citizens and residents.  There must also be frequent, free, and all-inclusive elections as well.  Most importantly, people who get elected or appointed to positions of responsibility must learn to perform their duties in the spirit of service not from the position of power.

Unless we change our attitudes, nothing will drastically change.   



The US will be seeking

by vildemose on

The US will be seeking bilateral talks with the IRI:


""Some have argued that the hardline consolidation at home is the ticket to compromise abroad. This argument is part and parcel of a pathology emanating from the traumatic history of foreign intervention in Iran. Ahmadinejad, for example, has gloated that what he alleges were “childish acts of interference” by the West in the election will let Iran “enter the global stage several times more powerful.” Conversely, it is often said in Iran that whoever makes a deal with powerful outside players, above all Washington, to end the Islamic Republic’s international isolation will tighten his grip on the state for good


So it may be the case that the hardliners are united in the belief that their toughness will impel the US to cut them a deal that will assure their political dominance for years to come. But, so far, the hardliners seem more concerned with eviscerating reformist and centrist forces than with cutting a deal""



maziar 58


by maziar 58 on

good attorney general and {hanging judge} to deal with all those defendants :WITH OR WITHOUT   AAMMAMEH.   THANK YOU   Maziar


Thank you Ms. Hojjati

by Faramarz_Fateh on

Ms. Hojjati,

Good choice.  She'll make a good attorney general. 

Anahid Hojjati

Right now it is too early to name

by Anahid Hojjati on

A while later in Iranian movement will be a better time to guess these names. Shirin Ebadi has a chance for one of these positions.



by capt_ayhab on

Not that I believe in the bull crap,  but Mayan calendar plus  them prophet from Europe[NostraDumbAss] have predicted the end of the world in 2012.

So as they say, smoke 'em if you got 'em boys. ;-o)




by liberation08 on

are you indulging one of your la-la land fantasies? the islamic regime will not be toppled by 2012. it is going to be in power for much longer