Who’s Who Among IC Posters


Masoud Kazemzadeh
by Masoud Kazemzadeh

Who’s Who Among IC Poster

The following are my opinions of various posters. Posters may wish to add their own corrections, additions, modifications. My apologies if I missed anyone.



Pro-democracy movement

Masoud Kazemzadeh (INF)

Parham (NAMIR)

Religion Out of Government (NAMIR)

Aynak (Mossadeghi)

Fariba Amini (Mossadeghi)


Shazde Asdola Mirza

Red Wine



G. Rahmanian



David ET

Babak K.



Peykar (democratic socialist)

Roozbeh (democratic socialist)

Mash Ghasem (democratic socialist)



Dariush Kadivar (constitutionalist)

Anonymous Observer

Ali P. (Constitutionalist)



Oon Yaroo



Aria (Shahollahi)

Siavash 300 (Shahollahi)

Iran Paidar 1st (Shahollahi)




Artificial Intelligence





hamsade ghadimi


Esfand Ashena



Amir 19




IRI Ministry of Intelligence and IRGC

Anon 7, aka Kharmagas, aka Marhoum Kharmagas

Anon 8

Pendar Nik aka comrade


Amir Parviz for secular monarchy (?)

khengali (Basij)




Hard-line fundamentalists (jenah rast Nezam Velayat Faqih)

Iran Military Forum (Khamenei)

No Fear (Ahmadinejad)




Reformist factions of fundamentalist oligarchy (jenah eslahtalab Nezam Velayat Faqih)

Mammad (Mousavi, Khatami)

Shifteh Ansari

Soosan Khanoom




Ramin J (NIAC’s Shaaban Bi-mokh)



Ari Siletz

iraj khan






Loose canon








more from Masoud Kazemzadeh


by Latina on

Actually, yolanda individuals being blocked from the web site is more common than you realize.

I have been on this web site since the beginning of blogging on it. I have actually, lost track of how many have been blocked.  Yep! They were too many blocked.

You will be shocked to find out that I probably came close to being blocked myself long ago. Let us just say that I and another individual could not see eye to eye. 

It is one of the reasons, I stopped debating on the political blogs and articles. :o)


Besides the doctor insists that I minimize my stress level. We all know the political blogs can become extremely stressful and at times toxic. 




by Latina on

I would like to be added to the Independent.

Yes, I know I don't get involved much in political debates on this web site.


hamsade ghadimi


by hamsade ghadimi on

mk, i just noticed this blog (i don't frequent this site as i used to!).  thanks for the mention.  if your categorization means that independents are not for democracy, then i beg to differ.  if the pro-democracy category means those who strictly adhere to the policies and philosophies of past leaders, then right on.  i think even if mosadegh was alive today, given his intelligence and political savvy, he would've tweaked his beliefs to adapt to the times in which we live now.  at any rate, i take your blog as a humouros jab at categorization of people in such crude manner. shifteh and niloofar khanoom in the same category!?  i don't think shifteh participated in hamayesh bozorg as ...  and are the niac category and vf category two exclusive sets?  are the reformist category and vf category two separate and exclusive sets?

vpk, regarding your last post: i think you answered yourself.  you're a funny guy and at least mk nailed one category. :)

Anahid Hojjati

great yolanda. I just saw your comment

by Anahid Hojjati on

we need those t-shirts that people say that they survived some natural disaster or something. ic store can sell some that they read;"i survived sargord" or boosboos or something.


VPK jaan

by Reality-Bites on

JK is just your averge internet troll.

He is not here to engage in any meaningful discussion, but to spam discussions with drivel. The best thing to do with trolls is just to blank them.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

If JK does

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


not like Iranians why does he keep posting here insulting Iranians? 



by yolanda on

Hi! Anahid,

  I have no clue Boosboos is a girl or guy.......anyway, I was traumatized! I was about to go crazy myself! LOL! I wanted to write a post in Souri's blog to echo her opinion, but her blog is closed! Well, it is time to move on! Thank God that I have not lost my sanity! :O)

Anahid Hojjati

yolanda, I had my best laugh of the day

by Anahid Hojjati on

after reading your comment. The way you wrote OMG was as if you read that IRI fell. So BoosBoos got blocked, he/she was new any way and most her comments were quoting others.



by yolanda on

I just noticed that Boosboos got blocked!


maziar 58

j k

by maziar 58 on

do not know if you can read persian or not

sohagroup.com has a section for jokes my favorite and is talking about the over crowd Iranian popolation in hell and heaven

all the complains( from gabriel & satan to god) about Iranians do this Iranians do that and.........

it's funny yet complex culture.

cheers                     Maziar


JJ Himself Has Been a Victim of This Stuff

by JahanKhalili on

I saw Iranians posting in some discussion forum that the guy is a special agent sent by the IRI to spy on the very "important" Iranians abroad who are supposedly a great big threat to the IRI.

Its stupid.

The only thing missing in a gathering of Iranians talking about who is what, is a psychiatrist. 


Its Not Just About Politics

by JahanKhalili on

Iranians do this stuff in general.

Everyone knows all kinds of BS "facts" about you without even having a single damned conversation with you or meeting you - all through the Iranian "grapevine".

They shouldn't be too surprised if people who find this unnacceptable, don't like them in return.

Maybe they should improve themselves, instead of crying "foul" when someone calls them on it, and hiding behind other Iranians so they can keep doing the same stuff - i.e. blabbering about who is what with other Iranians.


RE Iranian.com JahanKhalili

by BoosBoos on

Iranian.com is one of the most anti- Iranian sites I've ever come across.  If ever the KKK wanted an anti Iranian site, JJ could just sell them this one without making changes to it.  Unfortunately, (and seriously) I think that this will have a terrible impact on kids growing up in the diaspora.  In many ways JJ is NOT doing the Iranian community any favors.  For every music video -- there are 20 negative portrayals of Iranians.  The site tips in favor of showing the worst side of Iranians. 


by JahanKhalili on 

People "know" about you from others - not through directly talking to you, or from having even a single conversation withyou.

 ... like a bunch of goddam gypsies.  


JahanKhalili .... 1/2 Iranian?

by BoosBoos on

I've written about people accusing others of being "IRI spies" etc. 

Please read it:



Regrettably, it seems that a lot of non-Iranians use this site without the best of intentions towards Iranians.  Read the blog. 


Soosan Khanoom

Dear half Iranian

by Soosan Khanoom on

If you keep posting like this, you will soon be categorized into something.. Now choose one of the above and make MK's job easier ..



When Dealing With Iranians, Your Reputation Precedes You

by JahanKhalili on

People "know" about you from others - not through directly talking to you, or from having even a single conversation with you.

 ... like a bunch of goddam gypsies. 


I'm with ayatoilet on the pigeonholing BS

by JahanKhalili on

I'm just so sick of Iranians and their sh-tty suspicions about who is pro-IRI, who is anti, who is this, who is that. 

All this crap makes me very glad that I'm only half Iranian. 


Oh boy

by JahanKhalili on

I couldn't care less who is supposedly affiliated with what group.

Why are Iranians so obsessed with this stuff? Why can't they just be normal? 


Mossadegh wanted to rule by decree

by fozolie on

Agianst which he was warned by his own constitutional adviser.

How does that make his followers "democratic"? 

Can we stop the abuse of history?

They also seem impervious to reason and logic, seems we need to classify them as a personality cult.

Mr. Fozolie

Masoud Kazemzadeh

Dear Statira

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Dear Statira,

INF stands for Iran National Front.

Among the pro-democracy I mentioned Fariba Amini, Mehrban, and Vildemose. I have no idea anout the gender of G. Rahmanian.

Among the monarchists, I do not know the gender of Anonymous Observer, Simorgh5555, Anglophile, Oon Yaroo, Shushtari, Aria,  Iran Paidar 1st.  Usually Aria is a male name, but he/she might be using it as a term for heritage. 

Among the reformists, I included Shifteh Ansari and Soosan Khanoom.

I had written: Posters may wish to add their own corrections, additions, modifications. My apologies if I missed anyone.

In other words, posters could add their corrections. In fact, several did.

This is my opinion, which might be right or wrong.  It was part humor and part teasing.  It was part getting back at those who had been insulting me. 





by statira on

This is the most rediculus blog on I.C. First of all he omitted almost all the women participating on I.C from his list(  sort of Sex discrimination), then he categorizes people in a group that they might not belong to.

Btw, what is INF?

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Dear Shazde

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


I will tell you about a few I do not oppose:

  • Achaemenid - during some periods like Cyrus and Darius. I do not support actions of Khashayar Shah
  • Parthians- Mehrdad the Great. Not some others.
  • Sassanid - Ardeshir Papgan; Anushiravan; Yazdgird III
  • Saffarid - Who restored Iran to Iranian rule
  • Khorramdin - Babak; while not an official dynasty. Babakh ruled for a time; did a great deal to free Iran from occupation.
  • Samanid - Who protected much of our culture. Benefactors of Ferdowsi
  • Afsharid - Nader Shah - before he went insane due to power
  • Zand - Karim Khan Zand. Probably the most benevolent post Islam ruler
  • Pahlavi specially Reza Shah who modernized Iran; Bakhtiyar who gave us a few months of real democracy and freedom.

Shazde Asdola Mirza

بوس بوس

Shazde Asdola Mirza

Fine ... now you tell me which Iranian regime you are not in opposition to, from 1/1/1 ...



by BoosBoos on

" by Shazde Asdola Mirza on I have always thought of myself as Opposition to Any Regime in Iran ... from 1/1/1 to 30/12/2999." 

  If you're against any regime in Iran for 3,000 years you're anti-Iranian.  Not that I'm surprised.  It's one of the reasons this site will never represent the true views of Iranians in Iran or Iranians in the diaspora.     I pretty much noticed that when I put a site against panturkism on Facebook (protecting the Iranian identity of Rumi), which quickly got 130,000 subscribers and only about 3 or 4 people acknowledged it here.  Have a look: //www.causes.com/causes/241707 

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Dear Ali

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


You are talking sense; this blog is no place for that kind of talk :-) 


You missed one category

by alimostofi on

You missed one category which we all belong to, namely Cultural. As Lenin said: "Politics begin where the masses are, not where there are thousands, but where there are millions, that is where serious politics begin." The common thread amongst all of us is what keeps us connected in the most sacred way. Thanks for the guide.

Ali Mostofi



Masoud Kazemzadeh

John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

John Stuart Mill's On Liberty is the second most influential work on my thinking.  It is a classic.  I highly recommend reading it for all those interested on the meaing of freedom. 

It is available for free here:



Masoud Kazemzadeh

Shazde jaan

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Shazde jaan,

According to (or attributed to) Thomas Jefferson: "dissent is the highest form of patriotism."  

In my opinion, dissent is what make a society think, reconsider its taboos and prejudices. Those who thoughtfully dissent are the true gems of a society who need to be protected, nourished, and celebrated.

Keep dissenting from any and all that you find suffocating and oppressive. Whether I or others agree with the substance or your methods of expression is not germane. What is germane is that we respect the right of all to dissent.

As an admirer of John Stuart Mill, I found his great work On Liberty, one of the most wonderful philosophical works ever written. I particularly like and have quoted his saying I rather be a dissatisfied Socrates than a satisfied pig.

This is the actual quote:

"it is better to be a human being dissatisfied than a pig satisfied; better to be Socrates dissatisfied than a fool satisfied. And if the fool, or the pig, are of a different opinion, it is because they only know their own side of the question."

Best regards,



Shazde Asdola Mirza

Who's Who Am on I See Poster?

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

Dear Masoud; thanks for your Schindler List.

Yes, I have always thought of myself as Opposition to Any Regime in Iran ... from 1/1/1 to 30/12/2999.

Masoud Kazemzadeh

Bruce and RostamZ

by Masoud Kazemzadeh on

Bruce jaan,

In 2.0 Version, I will place you as a "PMOI mole" in NIAC.





Dear RostamZ,

Glad you liked it.