It's Dec 31, 2010; Is it still IRI or Iran?

by Faramarz_Fateh

Since June of this year, there have been 2 massive uprisings against the IRI regime.  The first time, generally non violent protests lasted something like 2.5 weeks.  The regime had definitely lost some of its power over the people at the end of these 2.5 weeks.  The protests which started on Dec 28 (Ashura) are still going; more violently than the one before, but not as large scale.  Not sure how long they will last.

Will we be discussing the politics of Iran (not Islamic Republic of Iran ) this time net year, or will it be the same crap, different day?

I personally see the protests becoming more violent and the IRI response even more violent than it is today. Not sure what I can do for the young men and women who are sacrificing life and limb on the streets of Tehran and elsewhere.

I spoke to my wife today.  She suggested that I pray for the safety of the young protesters and well being of Iran.  I think praying is not bad, but it helps me more than the people involved in the struggle. 

I'm getting restless again.  I don't even care its new year.  I feel nothing matters until this struggle is over with victory for the people of Iran. 


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marhoum Kharmagas

sure Akhbari!

by marhoum Kharmagas on

Sure "courageous" keyboard warrior, when your threads are worth visiting!

Shifteh Ansari


by Shifteh Ansari on

True to your species, you are ball-less, gutless and spineless.  This is at least the third time you have gone around different threads, taking cheap shots at me when I am not even on the thread.  If you have anything to say to me, grow some balls and come say it on my own threads.

Until then buzz off!

marhoum Kharmagas

Shifteh AkhbAri! (to Fateh)

by marhoum Kharmagas on

Fateh says: "I'm getting restless again."

Don't let shoulough bazi of likes of Shifteh AkhbAri make you restless......


Darius Abadi

by Faramarz_Fateh on

FYI, You don't need a religion to pray to your maker.

David ET

Your answer :

by David ET on

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

                                                                                    John F. Kennedy


Hope for a just government in 2010

by Babak_SD on

I hope that in 2010, a just government which respects all the human and civil rights of all Iranians is in place.

I also recommend prayers.  You don't have anything to lose by praying.


faramarz, you pray?

by dariushabadi on

i'm confused, you bash religion, and then your wife tells you to pray? lol

Baba Taher-e Oryan

Iran alwayse

by Baba Taher-e Oryan on

I agree that the June uprising was a genuine one by the youth but must admit I am not so sure on the current one.

i don't know how old you are but I am old enough to remember the early days of the revolution. In that time the vast majority of the ordinary people were just by standers. there were smaller groups be it Mohajedin etc who were carrying out all the violent operations and pretending to be ordinary people. i will not go into further details but what is happening today looks very similar initiated by professionals

Hope I am mistaken on my assesment

For me Iran is always Iran. It has never been IR Iran!

Happy new year to you and thank you for your blogs in 2009