The abyss of hell

While the Larijani brothers try to save their regime, citizen journalists keep tabs on their crimes

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The abyss of hell
by Hamid Dabashi
21-Nov-2012
 

There are quite clear indications that the beleaguered custodians of the Islamic Republic are caving in under severe economic sanctions and getting ready to talk to the US during the second and final term of the Obama administration to accommodate anything necessary to save their widely discredited regime.

While some outside observers have offered the metaphor of getting "ready to tango" for this possible scenario, people in positions of power inside Iran have a more graphic simile for what they are willing and perhaps even about to do. "Hard-liner Mohammed Javad Larijani, secretary of Iran's High Council for Human Rights and brother of both the country's parliament speaker and its judiciary head," has recently said, according to a report in Washington Post: "To protect the interests of our system, we would negotiate with the US or anyone else even in the abyss of hell."

The word that Larijani actually used is "nizam" [FA] which is here better translated as "regime" not "system" - the same word that you hear in the Arab revolutions: "al-sha'b yurid isqat al-nizam / the people demand the overthrow of the regime!"

In other words Mohammed Javad Larijani and his two brothers ruling Iran like a medieval fiefdom are willing to go all the way to "the abyss of hell" (no less) to save their regime, the same regime that allows three brothers to head the Legislative and the Judiciary branch of the government and leave the third in charge of "human rights" of those they thus rule - save their regime mind you and not to protect the lives and liberties of 75 million human beings trapped inside their own homeland and watched over and brutalised by a vicious military, security, and intelligence machinery.

To think that Mohammad Javad Larijani is "the secretary of Iran's High Council for Human Rights" is to reach for your pillow - under it only to find a copy of George Orwell's 1984 and in your insomnia marvel at his prophetic soul when he proposed the words "blackwhite" and "doublethink":

"...this word [blackwhite] has two mutually contradictory meanings. Applied to an opponent, it means the habit of impudently claiming that black is white, in contradiction of the plain facts. Applied to a Party member, it means a loyal willingness to say that black is white when Party discipline demands this. But it means also the ability to believe that black is white, and more, to know that black is white, and to forget that one has ever believed the contrary. This demands a continuous alteration of the past, made possible by the system of thought which really embraces all the rest, and which is known in Newspeak as doublethink."

A dilemma?

The sheer obscenity that in a country of 75 million vastly educated and perfectly competent people, three ridiculous brothers should divvy up the ruling apparatus of a nation-sate amongst themselves as if it were bequeathed to them by their father and call the calamity a "republic" boggles the mind.

But one has to be very careful getting too angry with these people, for an even more treacherous trap lies on the other side - and the judicious path in between passes through two deadly valleys.

People who care about the life and liberty of those millions of Iranians trapped inside a Godforsaken Islamic Republic and thus categorically oppose the imposition of crippling economic sanctions and, a fortiori, a military strike against them - which means the overwhelming majority of Iranians themselves except a sliver minority among the so-called "expat opposition", who are willing to destroy their own homeland and subject millions of human beings to catastrophe just to go back to rule it - now face a seeming conundrum. If they oppose these sanctions and the military strike they anticipate then they must keep quiet about the massive human rights abuses in Iran from fear of not fuelling the fire that Binyamin Netanyahu and his AIPAC-funded propaganda machinery wish to keep aflame, and if they do underline those abuses they become implicated in these vicious warmongerings.

Having failed to mobilise a military strike against Iran over the course of the first term of Obama's presidency in particular, Israel did not quiet know what to do with itself - so it went ahead and started bombing Gaza in mid November 2012 just about a week after Obama was re-elected into office. But crippling economic sanctions against Iranians and the constant threat of war still continue to generate much hardship and suffering in Iran, and thus the dilemma seemingly persists.

The dilemma is not an easy conundrum - and can lead to one extreme or another, or else paralyse people into silence. The custodians of the Islamic Republic - the Mafioso Larijani brothers and the entire regime they so best represent - have in effect taken 75 million people hostage (they have a track record of hostage-taking as an effective strategy of furthering their cause) and anything one might say against their bloody regime might indeed become instrumental, willy-nilly, in seemingly manufacturing consent for a military strike against Iran that will in fact exacerbate precisely those very human rights abuses. European Union awards Iranian political prisoners humanitarian awards with one hand and imposes even more crippling economic sanctions on Iranians with another, with no evident sense of shame, irony, or paradox!

So what to do - what to say?

As in all other cases when faced with a politcial dilemma we must go down to the first fact and phenomenon of politics - the human body and its various regimes of incarcerations, discipline, torture, and murder. In other words, when faced with a politcial conundrum, start with the body of the most recent victim, with the body of a human being that was just arrested, incarcerated, tortured, and then declared dead while in custody of the security apparatus of the Islamic Republic - and take it from there. All other political considerations must be resolved from the site of that dead body.

Murder foul and most unnatural

His name is Sattar Beheshti. He was a blogger - a labourer from a working class family who wanted to have a say about the urgent matters of his homeland. He was arrested, taken into custody, tortured, and then his parents were called in to collect his dead body. When his father asked why his son was dead, they told him he died of natural causes. He responded that there was nothing wrong with his son. They told him to shut up - for in those dungeons they are the ones asking questions.

Details of Sattar Beheshti's death began to surface slowly but steadily. He was arrested on October 30 at his home in Tehran. Just before his arrest he had written a piece in defence of Nasrin Sotudeh, a leading human right activist and the brave mother of two young children, who is now on hunger strike in the bloody dungeons of the Islamic Republic and in grave danger as I write these words. On November 6 security authorities contacted Sattar Beheshti's family informing them of his death while still in custody.

As the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran (ICHRI) has reported, "The opposition website, Kaleme.com, has alleged that interrogators severely beat and tortured Beheshti during interrogations, leading to his death." As courageous Iranian journalists in and out of their homeland were following the case of Beheshti closely, and ICHRI was documenting it accordingly, a number of leading political prisoners at Ward 350 of Evin Prison published a statement verifying the charge that Beheshti was tortured.

ICHRI reports, citing Beheshti's mother, "[The authorities] contacted my husband and asked him to go over to them. They told him he died of illness. My husband told them he was healthy and asked for cause of death. They told him 'Shut up, here we only talk and ask you questions. Go coordinate with Kahrizak Mortuary and obtain a plot for his burial'." Soon after news reports emerged that Beheshti's body was buried at Rabat Karim Cemetery in Tehran.

According to ICHRI, which remains the most reliable and judicious source of detailed information about human rights abuses in the Islamic Republic:

"Beheshti's death is certainly due to his circumstances in prison and once again the culture of rampant impunity inside prisons has claimed the life of another innocent victim. It is highly probable he died of injuries sustained due to torture under interrogations... Iranian prisoners of conscience suffer routine torture, ill-treatment, and denial of medical and basic rights. The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, Ahmed Shaheed, highlighted a 'culture of impunity' within the Iranian judiciary in in his latest report released on October 11, 2012."

After the dedicated work of Iranian journalists and human rights activists - mostly based outside their own country, having fled the brutal machinery of repression in their homeland - exposed the condition of Sattar Beheshti's death, the Larijani brother in charge of human rights in Iran promised that his brother who is in charge of the Judiciary will have Sattar Beheshti's death investigated, and then Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ezhehei, the spokesperson for the Judiciary confirmed [FA] that yes indeed there were bruises on five parts of the late Sattar Beheshti's body and that those responsible for this atrocity will be reprimanded.

At the same time when the scandal began to be too much to be ignored, the parliament under the control of the yet another of the Larijani brothers formed a committee to investigate the matter, and soon a member of this parliamentary committee, Javad Karimi Ghoddusi, came out and said [FA] that Sattar Beheshti's death was quite suspicious and that BBC Persian may have had something to do with it, or even some of those political prisoners who had testified publically that he was tortured may have killed him!

If all of this appears like a macabre apparition of a horrid joke, a page out of a Kafkaesque parody, then you have a sense of the insanity that rules Iran.

Compound sentences, multiple subordinate clauses

No amount of revulsion against this system of criminal banality can be loud enough to express the anger and frustration it generates among people learning of Sattar Beheshti's death. It sends shivers down the spine simply to think that in charge of the life and liberty, of the civil rights, human rights, and legal protection of seventy-five million human beings are three megalomaniac brothers delusional enough to think an ancient land and its inhabitants are the personal property bequeathed to them by their father.

Deaths like those of Sattar Beheshti's - one among many other innocent victims of a vicious killing machine - will never be either forgotten or forgiven. There is no punishment, no penance that can rectify such crimes - and the Islamic Republic has many such deaths on its roster of atrocities.

How did Sattar Beheshti die? Why was he arrested in the first place? What inanity would entitle the security apparatus of a state to grab people at random just because they write blogs critical of their whims? By what authority - and who gave them this authority? The question must start from the moment that Sattar Beheshti was arrested and taken into custody by the security apparatus of the Islamic Republic. From that moment forward the entire system that calls itself "Islamic Republic of Iran", the entire regime that is going to "the abyss of hell" to salvage itself, is implicated.

If the Larijani brothers and the rest of the lslamist Mafioso who rule Iran think that by going to "the abyss of hell" to negotiate with Americans and thus to save their corrupt regime they can do as they please in their bloody dungeons they have another thing coming. As they can see from the case of Sattar Beheshti, Iranian people are on their case - dedicated journalists and human rights activists will not let them off the hook and hold them responsible for every drop of blood they shed in their dungeons. And from thirty odd years ago when they hijacked a noble revolution till Doom's Day they remain accountable for every murder they have perpetrated.

And if they think just because we care for our people and oppose economic sanctions and military strike then we will shut up about their criminal atrocities then they have another thing coming - we are all perfectly capable of compound sentences with multiple subordinate clauses, categorically opposing the murderous Israeli chicaneries, the reckless American imperialism, the nauseating Saudi opportunism, and the criminal atrocities of the Islamic Republic all at one and the same time.

The case of Sattar Beheshti is one of the most poignant examples of the heroic job that Iranian journalists (such as Fereshteh Ghazi and numerous others like her), human right activists and organisations (like Hadi Ghaemi and his colleagues at the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran), and political prisoners (like Fariborz Raisdana and scores of others like him) do in exposing the criminal atrocities of the Islamic Republic. Were it not for their relentless work, the case of Sattar Beheshti would have never received the global attention that it did and forced the Islamic Republic to admit to the crime and feign trying to address it.

Iranian politcial prisoners in particular, suffering as they do in the dungeons of the Islamic Republic, risk everything while totally at the mercy of the punitive machinery of the vindictive theocracy to expose the horrors of their people's sufferings. Their principled positions and heroic deeds stand in sharp contrast to the few but treacherous elements within the expatriate "opposition" wasting American taxpayers' money from Washington, DC to Los Angeles playing one-upmanship with each other in encouraging the US to impose even harsher crippling economic sanction on Iranian people or even invading Iran (they call it "humanitarian intervention") so these Ahmad Chalabi wannabes can go back to rule it - snow ball chance in hell!

Events such as the death of Sattar Beheshti expose both the noble and the ridiculous among those opposing the Islamic Republic. The web of effective and enabling affiliations that has now emerged among the principled and progressive forces - investigative journalists, human rights organisations and political prisoners - is today the most solid base of what is best and most noble in the historic struggle of Iranians for their civil liberties beyond the futile ideological warfare between a corrupt ruling regime and an even more corrupt expatriate "opposition" it has generated to better justify itself.

Meanwhile (not to lose sight of what matters most), the Larijani brothers and their cohorts are getting ready to go to "the abyss of hell", as they put it, to negotiate with the US to save their regime. To save the Iranian people, they should feel free to stick around that neighbourhood for as long as they wish.

As for the martyred messenger of hope cut down so violently in his bloom - Sattar Beheshti - true to his name a paradisiacal gift to the wretched of this earth, ascending to the heights of paradise precisely at the moment when the Larijani brothers were descending into the abyss of hell to save their Islamic Republic: Rest dear brother, rest in peace sweet valiant soul! Your noble life and your untimely death will not be in vain! The soil that is now sanctified by embracing your bruised and broken body will soon flower. You are the seed from which myth are made. The tyranny that murdered you will not last, and sooner than even your gallant soul had dared dream young children all across that suffering but defiant land, all the joyous interpretations of your noble dreams, will sing your beautiful name in chorus.

Hamid Dabashi is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature at Columbia University in New York and most recently the author of The World of Persian Literary Humanism (Harvard University Press, 2012).

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salman farsi

Brothers

by salman farsi on

    You should not confuse ISLAM with the Iranian regime.  This regime is an insults to the holy ISLAM.

For an Islamic democracy


Anonymous Observer

Dabashi's hilarious hysteria over an email

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Anonymous Observer

It looks like after his Palestinian girlfriend dumped him

by Anonymous Observer on

Dabashi has been paying more attention to the country of birth.  He now realizes--to some extent---that the world does not revolve around the Israeli / Palestinian conflict.


Mehrban

Beautifully conceived, structured and written

by Mehrban on

This is one of the best literary essays I have read by an Iranian in English.  In many ways well done Mr. Dabashi!

Here are some of my humble opinions;

The reference to Faucault in the passage that was also picked up on by "firstdayofmylife" is brilliant.   For me also it is exactly in the human body and its treatment where I lose all hesitations in opposing the IR regime.  

I find the reference to Hana Arent and the banality of evil a bit forced and maybe not so effective and necessary to the purpose of the article.  

Structurally, to set up the article within the dichatomy of Sattar Beheshti's (from heaven) last name and the comment of going to the end of Hell uttered by one of Larijani brothers is also brilliant.

As a political essay; even though there is a huge departure from a pat Reformist agenda and approach, there remains a lingering fence sitting in claiming Iran's freedom.   There is still an aplogetic attitude in wanting freedom for Iran and the writer is still struggling with coming to terms with this issue and its value in and of itself.

Mr. Dabashi, it is okay to be an Iranian and want freedom for one's own country.  We do not owe anything to anyone, once a free nation we could get involved depending on the view of our compatriots in any humanitarian rejection of atrocities.  Until that time,  throwing anyone else's lot into that of Iran's freedom only dilutes the Iranian cause.  

Well done, Mr. Dabashi I humbly say "you have come a long way"  thanks!

I am glad that you are out there and writing. 

 


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Afshin Shafai political activist at Evin prison arrested 2009

Mehdi Samadi political activist at Evin prison arrested 2009

 


iraj khan

Hamid Dabashi,

by iraj khan on

telling it like it is eloquently, thanks for posting it.


ham1328

A great blog, full of facts, not fictions.

by ham1328 on

These criminal brothers and all of regime's top brass MUST PAY for their crimes.

Hamid, 


amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

Ayatoilet, Irans Shia establishment were not just backwards but

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

traitors too, who were paid for directly by british colonial companies from India, the brits needed a place to invest their immense resources and so controlling the land between India and Russia was Vital to protect their jewel. 

Understanding the reality that Iran was so poor that after an act of parliament which elected Reza Khan to be king of Iran, at a time when the entire clergy was paid for across all Iran by the City of London and understanding the history of the struggle against colonial rule and the eventual victory or Iranians under theleadership of late shah for their independence it really makes one wonder why you do not worship MR Pahlavi???? Have you no Shame since you seem to have enough knowledge to know this to be true????  The Late Shah was the Iranian that is most responsible for Iranian Independence, so Iranian elites within Iran could make decisions for the people of iran.  He was the one moving Iran towards Democracy from within. 

This is why it is surprising you are not 100% a Pahlavi groupie supporter after what Reza Pahlavi did to British Influence in Iran and their immense colonial influence and then how the Brits once again using populism almost succeeded in to cornering Iran in Partnership with the Russiasn using Mossadegh and getting rid of the young shah, but the USA knew in detail their policy and came begging the young shah to forge an alliance and how the USA kicked the Brits Head first out of Iran and How Mohammad Reza Pahlavi who's father was murdered by the brits, defeated them in the early battles for Iran and was really the first Independent Iranian Leader who put Irans progress towards democracy above his own life (though never revealing his cards or agenda and Stupid Iranians not even capable of recognising who he was, passing dumb unfounded judgements on him).  And how the Brits and the Russian returned the favor to the USA, by using the democratic system to elect a no name idiot "Carter" to betray the shah, in cooperation with US multinationals and kick the USA out of Iran Head first style using Khomeini.

The issue is if Iranians like you can't see the trees for the woods and stand in support a great Iranian Leader like the late shah openly and for clear reasons today, knowing the little you do know, then how can you passionately wish to be a part of irans positive future? 

At some point looking at all the chips and sides you must know that the Tudehis were never going to be a part of irans positive History and in the same light you must have known that the Mullahs were not going to be part of irans positive history and you have to realize that the Pahlavi's were the best thing to happen for iran and if you are not supporting the Pahlavi's, then you are clearly not on the side of a positive future for Iran, solely based on the Pahlavi's history.

Personally if there are 10 bets and the winning bet is not a postive future for Iran, that is not in your hands entirely.  So for example if the IRI is the winner, we know the future will be worse, but it doesn't mean you should help the IRI or place your bet with them.  That goes against passion and compassion. 

In the same frame of mind the one choice you do get, is to put your reputation and being behind the one who at least represents and is focussed on a positive history for Irans future.  A more loving and courageous one than we see today. 

None of the others can claim it or even pretend to hope for it, certainly not the mossadeghollahis who 1) helped khomeini and 2) worship a veritable dictator who used absolute power in cooperation with the brits and russian against the crown and closed parliament unlawfully.  Now Mossadegh is presented by the USA "as our first real Democrat" based on meeting their own interests for Iran and not for Irans good! LOL 

Irans future may or may not be a positive one, certainly what Iran will need is something to address the clear policy of all the west to neocolonialise all of north africa and the entire middle east.  Under these conditions its not clear what value a democracy will have for Iran, assuming the agenda for the worlds powers is for the ecoonomy of Iran to not even be in the top 50 in the world due to corruption and thefts. 

Assuming you are smart enough to realize that they can achieve this and harm Iran like they do India through elected representatives, So where are you, if based on your knowledge you know how principaled and uncorruptable, based on results, the pahlavis and their team were?????  AND  Were focussing on a democracy that did not starve and rob Iranians?

Look there is no way in hell the USA will support the Pahlavis due to their interests, but aren't you an Iranian, I mean so what who the USA supports, its unlikely their interests will win in reality.  The USA's own ability to change events in Iran and to be the winner, based on Syria, is thankfully not highly likely in reality, the USA economy is already 15% smaller than the eu 27, soon to be only 70% its size of eu27 by 2020.  The USA is in steep decline relative to all others for at least another decade if we are optimisits, projected to be much more, and the USA can't even start a Large war to to prevent its own decline. Fact.

Meanwhile Russia alone will be 4 times larger an economy in the same period relative to today by 2028 and there is no way the USA can defeat Russia militarily or be a sole military super power in the world as Russia can easily contest it in anywhere in only 15 years.  a 400% growth is no joke for the worlds 9th largest economy today.  In large part Thanks to supplying natural gas to all europe N,S,E,W

Hoping for a USA lead world future is just not in the cards thank god, focus on Iran based on which team and what is the best for it despite the worlds united agenda against iran and north africa.  And don't be like the late generation of stupid Iranians who were knowledgeable about very litlle, and cluelessly diminished the contributions of the late shah towards Irans democratic development.  Wouldn't it be nice to enjoy progress, development and education, all unlike India, and have a democracy answering to iranians interests not solely the west?  How else is this honestly possible in light of the agenda of the west for the next 40 years based on their interests?  Which leadership team can be trusted to ensure Iranians are not being ripped off???? PAHLAVI

 

 


ayatoilet1

I repeat - they are NOT even Iranian ....

by ayatoilet1 on

Lets be clear about this.

(1) They were NOT born in Iran. In fact they were born in Najaf, Iraq. They are Iraqi - by every measure.

(2) Their mother was Iraqi. While their father was Misrza Hashem Amoli - who was a Shia cleric, originally born in Larijan - he moved to Iraq as a young mand and lived there for over 30 years -- where he married an Iraqi Arab Woman - had kids - the kids went to school there, learnt to speak Arabic First (not Persian). They were born AND BREAD in Iraq.

(3) The plot gets thicker. Mirza Hashem Amoli (and his family) were part of a shia cleric group in Iraq, that was financially supported by the British managed Fund like the Aliman fund in India for his day-to-day expenses. (You have to ask yourself, how did they live and send their kids to school ... I mean who paid for Mohamad-Javad to go to UC Berkely? Where did Sadegh get his religious credentials (Najaf)? How did they afford it all??) FOLLOW THE MONEY!!

(4) Why is it that all the brothers are strategically placed in key roles throughout the regime - like a Mafia. There are five brothers, two of whom sit at the very top of two of the three branches of government. Ali Larijani is the Speaker of the Majles, while Sadegh Larijani is the new chief of the judiciary. A third brother, Mohammad Javad (Ardeshir) has been an important conservative ideologue who was deputy for international affairs to Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, Sadegh Larijani's predecessor. A fourth brother, Dr. Mohammad Bagher Larijani, is the head of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and a one time deputy health minister. Until two years ago, the fifth brother, Fazel Larijani, was Iran's cultural attache to Canada.

(5) Then Add to this mafia list a first maternal cousin, Ahmad Tavakkoli, whose mother and the Larijanis' are sisters, and a maternal uncle, Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli, a powerful conservative cleric, and one has all the makings of a true dynasty. Tavakkoli is an influential right-wing Majles deputy and head of its research center. Tavakkoli is also a two-time presidential candidate, and was Minister of Labor in the administration of Mir Hossein Mousavi in the 1980s.

(6) Consider the fact that they married the daughters of very important clerics, and Ali Larijani forged a very close relationship with Ayatollah Khamenei when he was serving in the IRGC. First, Khamenei was the deputy Defense Minister, then the (clerical) supervisor of the IRGC, and finally the president in the 1980s, when he frequently went to the war front during the Iran-Iraq war. Ali Larijani has remained a confidante of Ayatollah Khamenei ever since. AND, the Larijanis have a sister who is married to Ayatollah Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad, a progressive cleric. He has recently been highly critical of Ahmadinejad.

(7) A most interesting aspect of the rise of the Larijanis to prominence is that none played any role in the 1979 Revolution, or even in the first several years after the Revolution. In fact, the Larijanis' father, Grand Ayatollah Ayatollah Mirza Hashem Amoli, as well as their maternal grandfather, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohsen Ashrafi, who lived in Behshahr, in the province of Mazandaran, in northern Iran, belonged to a school of Islamic thinking that had little, if any, interest in politics.

(8) I have listened carefully to interviews in both farsi and english of the brothers. They speak english with heavy british accents though 'on paper' none of them was educated in Britain or spent much time there. And they speak Farsi with heavy Arabic accents - though they never lived in Ahwaz or any part of Iran that had Arab ethnic populations.

Basically they are NOT Iranian, they control key levers of government, operate like a Mafia, who the hell knows who is behind them, and what their agenda truly is.

Oh, and I forgot one other thing. NONE OF THEM - has EVER held REAL elective office, for all the power they yeild.


All-Iranians

گویم به تو از مثلثـی شیطانی

All-Iranians


علی اردشیر لاریجانی
http://iranian.com/main/blog/all-iranians-71

برادران لاریجانی
http://iranian.com/main/blog/all-iranians-72

محمدجواد لاریجانی
http://iranian.com/main/blog/all-iranians-75

گویم به تو از مثلثـی شیطانی
یک دست و دوپای اَستَرِ سُفیانی

قانون و قضا و کار دولت  افتاد
در چنگ برادران لاریجانی
http://dodoozeh.blogspot.ca/search?updated-min=2012-11-01T00:00:00-07:00&updated-max=2012-12-01T00:00:00-08:00&max-results=3


Shazde Asdola Mirza

مرگ بر سه مفسدین جانی ... سه قاتل کثیف لاریجانی!

Shazde Asdola Mirza



Demo

The Abyss of Foxiness

by Demo on

 

 

"save their regime mind you and not to protect the lives and
liberties of 75 million human beings trapped inside their own homeland
and watched over and brutalised by a vicious military, security, and
intelligence machinery
."

"It sends shivers down the spine simply to think that in charge of the
life and liberty, of the civil rights, human rights, and legal protection of seventy-five million human beings are three megalomaniac brothers delusional enough to think an ancient land and its inhabitants are the personal property bequeathed to them by their father."
 

Like many other green foxes of the so-called Green movement, Mr. Dabashi with his green foxy tale has zero credibility. Those foxes, the 3 stooges & the said 'machinery' all have been serving the regime at all times, including the golden times, for at least 30 years out of the past 34 years. And was not 30 years too long for the said foxes to come out of their abyss of silence to warn 75 millions Iranians slaves???     


Roozbeh_Gilani

سه‌ برادر جانی...

Roozbeh_Gilani


سه‌ سمبل بیشرفی، خیانت، فساد، دزدی و جنایات اسلامیون فاشیست، سه‌ لکه ننگ بر نام پر افتخار هموطنان مازندرانی.....

من، به عنوان شخصی‌ که کاملأ با اعدام، به هر دلیل، مخالفم، با کمال میل نه‌ تنها بعد از سرنگونی رژیم ولایت فقیه شیعیان در مراسم اعدام این سه‌ فاشیست اسلامی شرکت کرده، بلکه با اشتیاق فراوان آمادگی دارم که  با سه‌ لقط محکم به آین سه‌ چهار پایه در زیر چوبه دار، آنها را به دیار درک ارسال کنم. 


firstdayofmylife

As in all other cases when

by firstdayofmylife on

As in all other cases when faced with a politcial dilemma we must go down to the first fact and phenomenon of politics - the human body and its various regimes of incarcerations, discipline, torture, and murder. In other words, when faced with a politcial conundrum, start with the body of the most recent victim, with the body of a human being that was just arrested, incarcerated, tortured, and then declared dead while in custody of the security apparatus of the Islamic Republic - and take it from there. All other political considerations must be resolved from the site of that dead body.

Finally, some moral clarity after all these years of empowering IRI.


shushtari

Ayatoilet

by shushtari on

U are dead on my friend

I hate to sound like daee jaan Napoleon and say the filthy Brits did it....but it IS TRUE

It is all about oil and keeping Iran back in the 18th century....

Believe me, I gripes up in khuzestan and I have see rock solid proof that the shah was 'removed' and Khomeini ' installed' just for the sake of keeping the hands of the Brits on our oil at dirt cheap prices

Cant wait till these thieves are brought to the gallows  


ayatoilet1

Larijani Brothers are NOT Iranian...

by ayatoilet1 on

Lets be clear about this.

(1) They were NOT born in Iran. In fact they were born in Najaf, Iraq. They are Iraqi - by every measure.

(2) Their mother was Iraqi. While their father was Misrza Hashem Amoli - who was a Shia cleric, originally born in Larijan - he moved to Iraq as a young mand and lived there for over 30 years -- where he married an Iraqi Arab Woman - had kids - the kids went to school there, learnt to speak Arabic First (not Persian). They were born AND BREAD in Iraq.

(3) The plot gets thicker. Mirza Hashem Amoli (and his family) were part of a shia cleric group in Iraq, that was financially supported by the British managed Fund like the Aliman fund in India for his day-to-day expenses. (You have to ask yourself, how did they live and send their kids to school ... I mean who paid for Mohamad-Javad to go to UC Berkely? Where did Sadegh get his religious credentials (Najaf)? How did they afford it all??) FOLLOW THE MONEY!! 

(4) Why is it that all the brothers are strategically placed in key roles throughout the regime - like a Mafia.  There are five brothers, two of whom sit at the very top of two of the three branches of government. Ali Larijani is the Speaker of the Majles, while Sadegh Larijani is the new chief of the judiciary. A third brother, Mohammad Javad (Ardeshir) has been an important conservative ideologue who was deputy for international affairs to Ayatollah Seyyed Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi, Sadegh Larijani's predecessor. A fourth brother, Dr. Mohammad Bagher Larijani, is the head of Tehran University of Medical Sciences, and a one time deputy health minister. Until two years ago, the fifth brother, Fazel Larijani, was Iran's cultural attache to Canada.

(5) Then Add to this mafia list a first maternal cousin, Ahmad Tavakkoli, whose mother and the Larijanis' are sisters, and a maternal uncle, Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi Amoli, a powerful conservative cleric, and one has all the makings of a true dynasty. Tavakkoli is an influential right-wing Majles deputy and head of its research center. Tavakkoli is also a two-time presidential candidate, and was Minister of Labor in the administration of Mir Hossein Mousavi in the 1980s.

(6) Consider the fact that they married the daughters of very important clerics, and Ali Larijani forged a very close relationship with Ayatollah Khamenei when he was serving in the IRGC. First, Khamenei was the deputy Defense Minister, then the (clerical) supervisor of the IRGC, and finally the president in the 1980s, when he frequently went to the war front during the Iran-Iraq war. Ali Larijani has remained a confidante of Ayatollah Khamenei ever since. AND, the Larijanis have a sister who is married to Ayatollah Seyyed Mostafa Mohaghegh Damad, a progressive cleric. He has recently been highly critical of Ahmadinejad.

(7) A most interesting aspect of the rise of the Larijanis to prominence is that none played any role in the 1979 Revolution, or even in the first several years after the Revolution. In fact, the Larijanis' father, Grand Ayatollah Ayatollah Mirza Hashem Amoli, as well as their maternal grandfather, Grand Ayatollah Sayyed Mohsen Ashrafi, who lived in Behshahr, in the province of Mazandaran, in northern Iran, belonged to a school of Islamic thinking that had little, if any, interest in politics.

(8) I have listened carefully to interviews in both farsi and english of the brothers. They speak english with heavy british accents though 'on paper' none of them was educated in Britain or spent much time there.  And they speak Farsi with heavy Arabic accents - though they never lived in Ahwaz or any part of Iran that had Arab ethnic populations.

Basically they are NOT Iranian, they control key levers of government, operate like a Mafia, who the hell knows who is behind them, and what their agenda truly is.

Oh, and I forgot one other thing. NONE OF THEM - has EVER held REAL elective office, for all the power they yeild.


amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

I have a favor to ask

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

I have a favor to ask Hamid. Please, Can you Give me back my country and
my Shah-han-shahi?  Pretty Please.  While I know he did not give us the Iran of today, he was one of many deceived into allowing it, when it was the obvious
USA aim to regress/weaken/suppress a region of totally untouched
resources with lots of future free/cheap copper, gas, minerals etc.  The
Poverty, The Tyranny, the Corruption, the Oppressions, the Tortures,
the Stealing, the Killing, the Brutality and Lying are what the USA
wanted and wants for a future Iran, it was the real reason they betrayed the late
shah, while helping the Saudi's (not exactly democrats).  Anti-Monarchists have had alot to say
for over 40 years, while helping the USA install Khomeini's creation, I
think its time they stopped talking and start listening.

In the History of thefts, the theft of 1979 was quite a big achievement,
na? It was carried out by a team of theives who were devoutly following
muslims.  It is at times like this that I appreciate democrats and
democracy more and more, because democrats today in practice aim to prevent
stealing my freedom, justice, human rights, country, culture and
traditions. 


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