A floral tribute to Ali Vakili Rad

A floral tribute to Ali Vakili Rad
by Ari Siletz

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Shazde Asdola Mirza

Well done !

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

Thanks for expressing everyone's sentiment so nicely.


Love it :)

by ramintork on

Very appropriate


Nice Ari!

by Monda on




by Cost-of-Progress on

anti theocracy as I have said a bizzilion times is PRO-IRAN.

You and all those who support the filthy regime of the unelected clergy are anti Iran, anti-Iranian, anti nationalist and anti humanity.

You people are NOT IRANIAN, may be only in name........so save your crap for someone who believes in your......cause.

Ari, Nice work.




Iran Paidar

Thank you Ari and Ali P.

by Iran Paidar on

Ari, beautifully done. Thanks for posting.

Ali P., thank you for posting the video clip of shad ravan Shahpour Bakhtiar. Roohash Shad. Watching this video one understands why the Islamic Rapist Regime did Terror him.  They feared him so much since they knew he could be the type of character to galvanize and unite people to overthrow the Zahhaki islamic regime. 

Jahanshah Javid


by Jahanshah Javid on


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

is not doing IRI's public image much good among Iranians. If he or she wanted to help the image this is not doing it. Last I checked Iranians did not gloat over the death of another person. It is thought to be bad manners.



by yolanda on

Hi! Mina,

   ISK claims that he works for IRI's interest section, his name is

Jaafar Mohammadi, charge de affaires, Interest Section of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Embassy of Pakistan, Wisconsin Avenue, DC


It is interesting to know that IRI hires extra people in their interest section to blog on IC, so IC must be a force to reckon with!

Ali P.

Watch & Listen and Learn, one more time, in his memory

by Ali P. on

Bakhtiar's Legacy

Roadmap for Iran after IRI:



p.s. to isk about 'prune'

by humanbeing on

you think you insult us, but it just reminds me of 'chez prune', a cafe on the canal st. martin. next time i go there, i'll have a drink in the memory of shahpour bakhtiar. now i will remember and not forget!

and now, to follow the advice of vpk, i waste no further time.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Ari: Good job

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


Great job Ari jan.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Minadadvar jan: ISK

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


is a person who openly admits to supporting the bache vampire Khamenei. He is now rejoicing in the release of a convicted murderer. I am glad he gets to post and show the real face of an Islamist. Mina you are right; don't waste your breath. He is not worth it.


humanbeing: You're welcome.

by vildemose on

humanbeing: You're welcome.

hamsade ghadimi

eyval ari

by hamsade ghadimi on

eyval ari



by humanbeing on

message conveyed in a clever way, ari. thanks. also thanks vildemose for the short bio which added some less familiar details.



by yolanda on

Press TV did not say the dude is innocent:




by minadadvar on

I was going to curse you out, but after I finished reading your comment, I realized, you are not worth it. 


Vakili Rad disappoints anti IRI prunes by maintianing innocence

by i_support_khamenie on

Yes, even after arriving in IRAN, he maintained his innocence.

Anti-IRI prunes were hoping the guy would fuss up to something he didn't do upon arriving in IRan and use it in their propoganada, HARDLUCK PRUNES

I am glad is is set free because he is innocent.

That doesn;t mean I will agree with everything he will say in the coming years. I figure, he would start talking non sense....at that time all anti-IRI prunes would be calling him a HERO..........

PRUNEs indeed!


Nice tribute to Bakhtiar

by vildemose on

Killer of former Iranian PM freed by France, welcomed in Tehran

Shapur Bakhtiar was born in Iran in 1914 and studied at the Sorbonne in the 1930s. When Generalissimo Franco’s uprising broke out in Spain, he joined the International Brigade to fight the fascists. Later he volunteered for the French army and fought against the Nazi invasion in 1940, and again in the French Resistance.

Returning to Iran after the war, Bakhtiar served as deputy labor minister in the government of Mohammad Mosaddeq, who was overthrown in the 1953 CIA-backed coup which restored the Shah to power. He became a non-violent opponent of the Shah and a strong advocate for a return to democracy. As a result, he was imprisoned repeatedly.

As the Shah’s grip on power crumbled in 1978, in a concession to his opponents he appointed Bakhtiar prime minister. During his 36 days as prime minister, Bakhtiar ordered freedom for all political prisoners, lifted censorship of newspapers, dissolved the SAVAK (the Shah’s brutal secret police) and tried to organize an election for a constituent assembly to determine Iran’s future form of government. However Ayatollah Khomeini branded him a traitor and he was forced into exile in France.

After a failed assassination attempt in 1980, Bakhtiar was stabbed and strangled to death in 1991 by three assassins in his Paris home. Two of the assassins escaped to Iran, but the third, Ali Vakili Rad, was arrested and sentenced to life in prison.



Fantastic. Great job.

by vildemose on

Fantastic. Great job.

Azadeh Azad

A good one :-)

by Azadeh Azad on



Anonymous Observer

Nicely done

by Anonymous Observer on

what was actually pretty funny in this whole sad affair was the fact that he was doing his "press conference" with the lei still around his neck!!!


Ari - Soon u need to have RIP in the lei instead

by MM on

IRI as well as the victims friends/families are after him.

He did not look happy at the airport.

ebi amirhosseini

Ari Jaan

by ebi amirhosseini on

Dast marizaad.


Ebi aka Haaji

Red Wine


by Red Wine on

Very smart one ... Thank you Sir .

Darius Kadivar


by Darius Kadivar on

That was a Good One Ari Jaan !