This shall not stand

by Fred

It all started well. Everything and every one were good, slogans of freedom and independence were good, people, millions of marching people, were good to one another. Everything was good. The entire gamut of political/social doctrine was there, leftists were there, so were long silenced Mossadeghi nationalists, outright Maoist and remnants of Stalinists. With Freedom and independence on their lips a whole lot of people with a whole lot of different agendas hand in hand shoulder in shoulder were marching day in and day out.

As time wore on little by little the slogan of “Islamic Republic” joined the call for Independence and freedom. Few whispers of what does “Islamic Republic” mean were quickly drowned out by overexcited marchers who were only hearing what their desires were saying.

And we are where we are now. Thirty years of Islamist cutthroats republic has boiled down to government sharpshooters positioned on the rooftops picking off peaceful demonstrators and marauding wolf pack gangs of motorcycle riding Basiji thugs cracking heads and breaking bones of  all who are only asking for their inalienable rights.

Few moments ago on the anniversary of the great Constitutional Revolution while the Islamist thugs were breaking bones outside, the ersatz Islamist consultative congress hosted the official swearing in ceremony of the selected president. This shall not stand.




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by vildemose on

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Dr. Bakhtiar's murder. A man who spent a total of six years in Shah's jails and was banned for ten years from leaving the country, yet in 1979 he had the foresight to see the religious dictatorship that was looming and all the tragedies that it would result. If only we had more politicians like him back then who had his courage and foresight.

As he always finished his speeches 'Iran will never die'



This shall not stand...

by Annoyingmouse on

So we stand against it, hand in hand to overthrow this barbaric regime and hand it to another barbaric one so people like Fred sitting at their cyber-store-front under the shade and away from the heat can moan for eternity....Hurray!

Farhad Kashani

Fred jaan, Great blog, as

by Farhad Kashani on

Fred jaan,

Great blog, as always.

Keep up the good work.


Iran at the Crossroads of

by vildemose on

Iran at the Crossroads of History" is a recent HuffPost by the first president of Iran after the 1979 revolution:

"The regime's own cadres oppose Ahmadinejad, and the deepening economic crisis has both deprived the regime of resources and spurred further public discontent. This has provided an opening in which the Iranian people can determine the outcome of the struggle.

If the Iranian people cease resisting, times will become even harder; if they continue, their uprising will be transformed into a full-fledged revolution. This would make the establishment of democracy a real possibility. All indications now point to the Iranians' determination to see this uprising through."

-- Abdhassan Bani-Sadr, writing in Huffington Post, July 31, 2009


Harrowing stories of

by vildemose on

Harrowing stories of torture and abuse of protesters




by LalehGillani on

For some reason that totally escapes me, dictators aren’t reading the history books. One after another rises up to power and repeats the mistakes of others, thinking that this time it will be different:

“The Islamic regime is endowed by God. No man can topple it.”

Oh, really?


Beautifully written. I like

by vildemose on

Beautifully written. I like your charaterization of the regime as 'sharpshooters on the roof top'; very descriptive.