It is nearly a week since the most prolific contributor to this site, published his last blog. Fred may have left this site indefinitely. For a blogger who used to blog at least twice a day, a week oa silence is a long time. Fred, left us in no doubt about his feelings in relation to the site's new "approval" polcy. He, very understandbly, chose to make a dignified exit rather than to surrender to the censorial whims and wishes of the site's management, and at worst being banned from the site for simply stating the truth. Otherwise, one may convincingly argue that Fred has been one of the most (If not the most) informed, intelligent and civilized contributor to Iranian.com ever. His departure will leave a gaping void in the site and all his friends and supporters, myself being one, shall miss him terribly.
These are sad days for freedom of speech on Iranian.com.