A Note of Gratitude to Fred

Masoud Kazemzadeh
by Masoud Kazemzadeh

Just wanted to express my gratitude to Fred for his contributions to this site. I, for one, usually read his posts. I agree with about 40% of them, disagree with about 40%, and am ambivalent about 20%. Whether I agree or disagree with him and his positions, I find his arguments sophisticated. I regard Fred as one of the most valuable contributors to this site.

The most decent among us at Iranian.com strongly and unambiguously struggle against the fundamentalist terrorist regime. Whether one agrees or disagrees with Fred, one is certain that he is against the fundamentalist terrorist regime ruling our beloved homeland.

This wonderful site includes many posters and contributors. It is the diversity of opinions and analyses here that makes this site so wonderful.

Dear Fred; thank you.




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by Boomerang on

This con-man Q writes, "I wonder if you read anything about what Americans and British thought of Mosadegh government during the nationalization crisis?"

Are you actually trying to equate the Mossadegh government of 1953 with the present regime in Iran (I use the term "regime" with purpose), you two-bit Hezi claptrap artist? The two entities have nothing in common, zero, zilch! I'm not even an admirer of Mossadegh, but the truth is the truth. The IRI has more in common with the regime of Edi Amin than Mohammad Mossadegh, and any fair-minded person can appreciate this fact without fail, but then again, this Q-farce is no fair minded soul, but a notorious IRI apologist.

What a joker!


 Iran is a prisoner of IRI

Masoud Kazemzadeh

Human Rights for Those With Whom We Disagree

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on


You are asking a DIFFERENT question now.

Could you please cite where Abrahamian says what you say he says. I have cited him where he says at the height of their popularity, Khomeini and IRP got 35% of the votes in the 1st Majles elections in 1980.


I, like JM, defend the human rights of those with whom we disagree (Tudeh, monarchists, fundamentalists). And in actual practice, JM has proved this commitment to human rights.

We condemned the Shah and defended the human rights of Marxists when the Shah was in power.

We condemned Khomeini and defended the human rights of monarchists when Khomeini was killing them without proper trial and violating their due process.

The problem has been that our beloved country has been ruled by truly violent tyrants like Khomeini. One of the primary causes of the problems in Iran has been the extremist, violent, reactionary ideology and practice of Khomeini.

If Iran is going to see decency, democracy, freedom, human rights, the first step is to replace the current brutal dictatorship with democracy.

After the overthrow of the fundamentalist regime, we will defend the due process and human rights of the officials of the fundamentalist regime.





After the establishment of democracy in Iran, the supporters of the fundamentalist regime will have all the rights of other citizens. This is not rocket science. Just look at South Africa after apartheid was replaced with democracy. Just look at the Chile. Or former communist regimes in Eastern Europe.

The regular fundamentalists will have a normal life. For those who committed crimes against humanity, our suggestion would be to establish something like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa.

Enough bloodshed. We will end the cycle of violence. It has been accomplished by other democracies. There is no reason why Iranian democrats could not do what other democrats did elsewhere.







Kazemzadeh, you miss the point.

by Q on

There are millions who see things differently. A liberal, anti-Ahmadi view still says some 20 Million people in Iran are active supporters of the present system. According to professor Ebrahamian, perhaps 25-35% of Iranians are considered evangelical level Muslims.

What are you going to do with them? Just brush them aside like every other Monarch in history and try to accomodate the euro-liberal factions and still call that "diversity"?

Masoud Kazemzadeh


by Masoud Kazemzadeh on


Those who torture, rape, kill the Iranian people are the enemy of the Iranian people. I support the replacement of the fundamentalist terrorist regime with a democratic secular republic. The fundamentalist terrorist regime is a brutal dictatorship. Those who support this brutal regime are the enemies of those who want freedom, democracy, and human rights.

I condemn the views of SP. I did not call for him to be expelled from this site. I actually do read some of his posts.





really Kazemzadeh?

by Q on

you regard one poster here as the enemy and you speak of tolerance toward another two under an obvious misconception regarding "divesity of views"?

I realize you are trying to be politically correct, but only the most out of touch extremist refuses to acknowledge that there are millions of people like Sargord in Iran, and in addition millions who are even more devoted to the current system and indeed some who even want to make it even less secular. These are facts that any sober-minded thinker cannot deny.

I submit one reason that the Green movement has succeeded where all the other opposition (including yours) has failed for 31 straight years, is because they actually practice inclusion and diversity, not just pay lip service to it.

Nice demonstration of your ideas about pluralism and diversity.

PS. I wonder if you read anything about what Americans and British thought of Mosadegh government during the nationalization crisis?

Masoud Kazemzadeh


by Masoud Kazemzadeh on


The fundamentalist terrorist regime is correctly classified by the U.S. State Department as the "most active sponsor of terrorism."

This is the report:






Iran remained the most active state sponsor of terrorism. Iran’s financial, material, and logistic support for terrorist and militant groups throughout the Middle East and Central Asia had a direct impact on international efforts to promote peace, threatened economic stability in the Gulf and undermined the growth of democracy.


Iran remained the principal supporter of groups that are implacably opposed to the Middle East Peace Process. The Qods Force, the external operations branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), is the regime’s primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad. Iran provided weapons, training, and funding to HAMAS and other Palestinian terrorist groups, including Palestine Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC). Iran has provided hundreds of millions of dollars in support to Lebanese Hizballah and has trained thousands of Hizballah fighters at camps in Iran. Since the end of the 2006 Israeli-Hizballah conflict, Iran has assisted Hizballah in rearming, in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1701.


Iran’s Qods Force provided training to the Taliban in Afghanistan on small unit tactics, small arms, explosives, and indirect fire weapons. Since at least 2006, Iran has arranged arms shipments to select Taliban members, including small arms and associated ammunition, rocket propelled grenades, mortar rounds, 107mm rockets, and plastic explosives.


Despite its pledge to support the stabilization of Iraq, Iranian authorities continued to provide lethal support, including weapons, training, funding, and guidance, to Iraqi Shia militant groups that targeted U.S. and Iraqi forces. The Qods Force continued to supply Iraqi militants with Iranian-produced advanced rockets, sniper rifles, automatic weapons, and mortars that have killed Iraqi and Coalition Forces, as well as civilians. Iran was responsible for the increased lethality of some attacks on U.S. forces by providing militants with the capability to assemble explosively formed penetrators that were designed to defeat armored vehicles. The Qods Force, in concert with Lebanese Hizballah, provided training outside of Iraq and advisors inside Iraq for Shia militants in the construction and use of sophisticated improvised explosive device technology and other advanced weaponry.


Iran remained unwilling to bring to justice senior al-Qa’ida (AQ) members it continued to detain, and refused to publicly identify those senior members in its custody. Iran has repeatedly resisted numerous calls to transfer custody of its AQ detainees to their countries of origin or third countries for trial; it is reportedly holding Usama bin Ladin’s family members under house arrest.


Senior IRGC, IRGC Qods Force, and Iranian government officials were indicted by the Government of Argentina for their alleged roles in the 1994 terrorist bombing of the Argentine-Jewish Mutual Association (AMIA); according to the Argentine State Prosecutor’s report, the attack was initially proposed by the Qods Force. In 2007, INTERPOL issued a “red notice” for six individuals wanted in connection to the bombing. One of the individuals, Ahmad Vahidi, was named as Iran’s Defense Minister in August 2009.






YOU, Sargord, on the other hand support the fundamentalist terrorist regime.


The Islamic Republic of Iran, or the fundamentalist terrorist regime, is the primary enemy of the Iranian people.  Therefore, I regard YOU as the enemy.


I might agree or disagree with Fred.  But he is NOT my enemy.  Fred is NOT the enemy of those Iranians who want freedom and democracy and human rights in Iran.







Sargord Pirouz

Well this post says a lot

by Sargord Pirouz on

Well this post says a lot more about you, Massoud, than it does Fred.

Apparently there is now something of a "dust up" concerning this character, and how this may be connected to a PR firm.

And so you find it necessary to immediately defend the character.

Interesting. Very interesting.