Cyrus Reza Pahlavi says "No" to his dad.

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alimostofi
by alimostofi
07-Jan-2012
 

If you look at the video, you will see Cyrus Reza Pahlavi clearly state, that he does not have any Royal duties. I have responded to his interview http://t.co/3flrxIuI.

My argument has always been, that CRP cannot be in a state of limbo. He either identifies with his job as the Caretaker of the Royal Household, or lets someone else do the job. If he wants to put democracy above all else, then he can use his popularity to create a proxy election for all Iranians, using the modern technologies that are available. If you had his popularity you would do the same. His argument is this. He states, that the moment his father died, he decided not to carry out the duties his father was doing.

Let's review. His father had left Iran, and was going to return, when he had recovered from an illness, and Prime Minister Bakhtiar had carried out his duties. We all know what actually happened. Just like 9/11 in US, the Iranian national forces were not used to protect the country, when the police force was too weak. So suddenly Iran was lost. A bogus election was carried out, and suddenly a new Home Land Security was created in Iran called IRGC. This is the force that is terrorizing Iranians and others via other Hezbollah cells in the world.

Cyrus Reza Pahlavi would not have dared to tell his father, that I am not going to act according to what my obligations are, as the new King of Iran. So he wants to be an idealistic democrat. A very honourable position. He calls himself a Human Rights Activist. Superb. Now what?  What this means is that he does not have to do anyting now as in a national emergency. The Royal Institution was created with the sole objective to defend Iran. Just like the Shiite monarchy which has its own contigencies, The Royal Institution of Iran was set up to defend the cultural heritage of Iran, and humanity. Yes humanity. Iran is old. The oldest. Much of world history is in Iran.

The Royal Institution is not political, religious, or commercial. This institution exists in many old civilizations where the people feel suspicious about the democractic process. Cyrus Reza Pahlavi is not suspicious of the democratic process. Nor are the Communists by the way. If sat down with a Communist, they would say the same. How ironical. Both our King and Communists put democracy first, and Iran second. OMG!

Let me explain what putting democracy first means. You just saw how it was abused recently. It happens in UK too. I went to vote for Liberal Democrats in our local parish church and they told me there isn't a Liberal Democrat running. So it happens in "the mother of democracies". But do the Brits care? No. They know the limits of politics. And thank goodness politicians are not what the total government of UK is. The government is more than those in the House of Commons. But in Iran we have a house of Shiites attending to the needs of a Shiite monarchy. That is what they take care of. Their mandate is not Iran first. Their mandate is Shiite first. And they do a fine job of it too. They need their own country. Not Iran. Go and create a government around Najaf in Iraq.

So let's get back to Cyrus Reza Pahlavi. Millions know him. Why doesn't he follow his democratic duty that he so staunchly believes in? He could rally everyone to vote via the internet via a secure UN site and make it official. It really does not matter how he does it. But he does not do it. He is hidding behind the ideals of democracy and awakard Catch-22 arguments that Iranians just love to brood over. So either way he has to do something beyond writting books, lectures, and interviews. Yes, he has to act in a practical that creates change.

So let's say he creates this lovely internet site and all Iranians vote for new government in exile. What then? This elected bunch of the best Iranians would be the true representatives of Iran. When will they be needed? Well, let's say the President of United States wants to say something about Iran, he knows that he needs to address the government in exile as well as the Hezbollah Party in Iran. The government in exile would be the true Iran. The world press would treat the Hezbollah Party in Iran like the Taliban in Afghanistan. The Hezbollah Party in Iran would not be seen as "Iran". Any attack to them would not be to Iran. That is the big difference.

But alas HIM Cyrus Reza Pahlavi wants to be a limbo dancer. He does not want to create a democratic process or act as a King and give direct orders now as a King. He has that mandate. He could get up and say, "I am the Constitutional King of Iran, the personification of Iranian culture and history and am defending the rights of the innocent of Iranians by stating my return to Iran, and restoring Iranian culture to all Iranians". He states clearly in that video that he does not want that title or its duties. So he is a democrat. Ok what has he is he doing about that? Hobson's choice as a good friend of mine just told me. He has to act either way and not be a limbo dancer.

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anglophile

Simorgh jan

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I had noticed someting likeable about you, now I know what that is: you are a fellow anglophile :).

 

I look forward to reading more of your enjoyable writings.

But for now, as we say, Cherrio! 


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S: Of course Iranians had

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S: Of course Iranians had translated it. But you just don't know that stuff because it is not public. There is also a heck of a lot of stuff which will only appear when the planets are in the correct positions. Of course you are not expected to accept any of this. So please refrain from making any comments. It is not within the scope of logic.

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Simorgh5555

Anglo Jan - too kind, old chap:)

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Thanks for the kind words.I don't hold it against you for being an anglophile. Quite the contrary. We just happen have a healthy diagreement about a historical event. I live in Britain. I am a British subject so I guess I am an anglophile as well. Infact, most Iranians despite any perceived hostility towards Britain are actual anglophiles themselves whether its their love for British chocolate, Mr Bean, David Beckham or Manchester United. Any opposition Iranians have may be towards policies of Britain abroad but British culture is warmly embraced. As I said before the important British scientists and archaeologists made to Iran's rediscovery of its ancient pre-Islamic heritage is immense. From the discovery and translation of the Cyrus cylinder, to uncovering the true identity of Cyrus's tomb in Passargad (called the Tomb of the mother of Solomon to avoid destruction) and the deciphering of the Behistun Inscriptions by Henry Rawlinson are great British contributions to Iran despite whatever else went on during that period. I think it is shameful that not a single Iranian for three thousands years had translated Darius's inscriptions and this task was done by a British officer at the British East India Company. This single feat was Britian's greatest achievement in Iran.


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Dear Rea

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I am humbled by your compliment - thank you.

anglophile

Dear Simorgh

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  Iran needs people like you who are often a rarity. You make a great politcal analyst or critic - someone to keep the unruly politcians in check. And please don't ever get shot - the world needs you.   I maybe an Anglophile but my love for the homeland remains unfettered. 

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R: Astrologers are

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R: Astrologers are visionaries. Say you don't agree, but please don't call be delusional. Most people are a pessimistic cynics at best. That is easy. That is why there are so many of them. Our tools are different.

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Rea

Romantic, in good faith

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But slightly delusional. 

You create an internet site, you vote, you proclaim government in exile, then hop, hop, all problems solved.

@anglophile, your knowledge of history is truly commendable.


alimostofi

A: you need a drink. How old

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A: you need a drink. How old are you? What is your education? All you do is get personal. Please stick to the topic and stop trying to get up people's noses. You remind me of the discussion techniques we had ten years ago. Stop it.

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Anglo Jan

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Thanks for the compliment. Unfortunately, this regime makes every one become political. But you are right. I'm not running for office. No one will ever vote for me or I'll probably be shot....which isn't a bad thing some wiill say LOL 


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S: any attack will not be

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S: any attack will not be deemed as an attack on Iran. The world will treat The Hezbollah Party in Iran just like the Taliban in Afghanistan. Once that distinction is made, Iran per se is out of the equation.

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anglophile

Simorgh

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I respect your views but cannot agree with them. My humble advice to you and Ali Mostofi is: stay away from the dirty world of politics but for two different reasons: you becuase you come across as a very decent person and Ali because he is simply delusional.    

Simorgh5555

Anglophile

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The allies were perfectly justified to seek a corridor of supply to aid the Russian war effort.....

Not an Iran's expense. As an Iranian why would I give a flying f#### how the Russians were faring in the war after they had pillaged, looted and annexed huge chunks of Iranian real estate of what is today the Republic of Azarbaijan and Georgia. If I were living in Iran during the WW2 I would have cheered the Germans on. You speak as Iranians are an inferior race obliged to clack their heels and concede to every demand the allies had made. Reza Shah was entirely sensible to remain neutral during the war, as unlike the British and Russians, the Germans had not exploited Iran for its resources or territory. In hindsight he had no way of knowing the nature of the Nazi regime but he had little to lose from cooperating from them. 

If the Allies had let sleeping dogs lie then the Germans and Russians would have been engaged in a long drawn out war of attrition eventually destroying both despicable tyrants, Hitler and Stalin, in one go. By helping the Russians  to become victors you certainly did no favours to Iran who would continue to suffer their imperialist and hegemonic policies from their export of Marxists beliefs to the exploitation of Iran and dominance over the Caspian, not to mention their support of the Mullah regime today. 

In relation to the British, of course, as with most of its colonies it leaves both a negative and postive legacy. Its not just the business with the Oil, it is the 1919 Agreement and its aggressive policies to dominate Persia which you cannot deny even if you are an 'anglophile'.  I am not dismissing Britain outright -they have helped Iran to re-discover its ancient persian heritage.  Like you, I believe Iranians are the first and foremost architects of their misfortune because they allowed themselves to be corrupted by outside influences. However, unlike you, I have no deep affection for Britain for manipulating and taking advanatge at the expense of the Iranian people even if we were gullible fools.  

One of the reasons which I want Britain and the USA to actually take military action against the IR regime is to reverse the error the made by propping up and giving a mouthpiece to Khomeini. Let them sort out the mistake they unleashed on the world and on Iranians even if it means a risk at their expense. Sorry to say but that is the way I feel.....

 


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A: We have all read such

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A: We have all read such views for thirty years. Hindsight is always 20-20 old chap. Let's move on. Why don't you do away with pseudonyms and come forward with a decent proposal to sort out the mess we are in. And this goes for everyone here. Come on let's get this show on the road. That's the trouble with internet. Full of people hidding behind fake id's making odd comments ad infinitum.

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A: Your cynicism is rather potent. Have you any positive reflections. You seem so angry.

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anglophile

Tell Them Christmas is Coming.

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First of all Reza Shah did't need Ismat Inouno's advice to reach a compromise deal with the Allies because Inonou's suggestion to Sepahbodi was not such a big revelation anyway - possibly the reason Ali Mansoor filed it away. For a military commander who had not travelled to any foreign country, except Turkey, Reza Shah's knowledge of the international politics was, understandably, not much. Surprisingly, his arch foe Mosaddegh who had been so-called educated in foreign lands had no grasp of the international politics either. But this is beside the issue.  Turkey's nuetrality was no issue - it could have been violated as easily as Presia's but the geopolitical consequences of invading Turkey were much worse than a Persian invasion. A allied invasion on the old ally of Germany could have expanded the war very aggressively in that area. Besides both (nothern) Mediterranean and the Black sea were unsafe routes for a continuous supply of aid to Russia as German U-boats and navy not to ention the air force could easily disrupt  and destroy the supplies convoy. But Persian gulf via the Suez Canal was a longer but a much safer route. In 1943 Churchill tried unsuccessfully to bring Turkey on the side of the Allies and sent his foreign secretary Anthony Eden to Turkey for negotiations. Eden, dissapointed with the negotiations sent a telegram to Chruchill: "progress low, what more can I tell Tureky?" Churchill replied: "Tell them Christmas is coming." 

alimostofi

A: Inonou's Report

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A bit of a refresher for you now that you are so much into all this:

http://www.hoveyda.net/mystery.html

Yeah why didn't they use Turkey?

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anglophile

Not so fast Simorgh

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First of all Ahmad Qajar was already corrupt and did not need any persuasion by the Brits. He had hoarded thousands of tons of wheat only to sell them back to the hungry people of his country at extortionist prices during the big drought. So get your history right old chap. Second, haven't you heard "all's fair in love and war"? The allies were perfectly justified to seek a corridor of supply to aid the Russian war effort and Iran under Reza Shah was their best route of supply. Reza Shah, in my opinion, made a big mistake by refusing to expel the Nazi personnel and advisors, hence giving the allies the best excuse to force their way into the country. There is no such thing as illegal here. Remember that Iran was already in partnership with the Brits (as unfair a partnership at it was) over its most precious natural resource, the oil. Reza Shah, as patriotic and decent a king that he was, could have prolonged his own reign and passed it to his son a few years later down the line, when the crown prince was more experienced, by agreeing to the allies demands and allowing the supply routes used by them. Had he done so we wouldn't have had the menace of communism nor that of Mosaddegh and his gang. This was his Waterloo.

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If Cyrus is Rooney we need a good team with him. Just look at Valencia's pass to Rooney.

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Yeah well bloody mullahs

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Yeah well bloody mullahs freemasons were all over the shop even after they tried to shut up Reza Shah. That's why he didn't want a CM. He wanted to give them the old Araturk treatment. Had to get the guns out. Come on ManU.

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Anglophile

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What a pleasant surprise. You admit that the British paid bribes and corrupted Ahmad Shah so perhaps you can take your criticism of your beloved anglo saxons a step further and condemn the unjustified and illegal occupation of Iran by HM Government following WW2 and the removal of Reza Shah the Great. 

 


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Why watch it? Can't you predict the result?

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  Or has the recent weather made your predictive skills !!! gone rusty - LOL 

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A: stop wasting time I

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A: stop wasting time I watching ManU vs ManC.

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anglophile

Prince Reza is doing just fine

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  Dear Amir Parviz,     Your analysis in spot on. Prince Reza (as I choose to address him but he is democratic enough to welcome any style of address as long as it is not derogatory) is treading a very fine line. Remember Mostofi is not an astronomer but a self-styled astrologer, hence his mathematical skills are very limited bordering non-existent. So one cannot expect a logical and orderly argument from him, let alone a meaningful one. You are absolutely right is saying that the US (possibly the UK as well) want to see him out of the equation. To Prince Reza, the people of Iran come before any institution or system of governance. He is duty bound to protect the interests of the people and not the party politics or a those of the Palace. Surely without the People the Palace ceases to exist. This is what Mr Mostofi fails to see or grasp.   It was nice to hear from you Amir Parviz.     

anglophile

Good morning Seyyed Ali Mostofi!

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Had a good sleep last night? How was that cereal breakfast this morning? Rich in fibre? You need to add more roughage to your food Ali to help you with your chronic constipation or you will continue to suffer from that arse-ripping sensation and not to forget that recurring nightmare: Ali the Astrologer Royal to the court of his Qajari distant cousin, Dozdodowleh Ahmad Mirza, is about to be hanged for failing to predict the fall of the Qajari tribedom and the rise of the Pahlavi kingdom - LOL Why is it Mostofi that you can never be taken seriously - not by me and least of all be Prince Reza Pahlavi. I tell you why. You are living in a dellusional world of your own. In your made up world in which you feel very comfortable nothing is real: your faith, your history, your politics, your astrology, your .... Please don't take me wrong Ali - I say all these out of caring for you, kind of similar to the way that you care (or you think you do) for the Prince. You have a deep sense of jealousy towards him that you can't even hide. For instance you feel some degree of superiority over him because in your delusional world, your grandfather "trained!!" His Imperial Majesty Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.!! For readers of this blog information, HIM Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was "trained" by  hundreds of educators and trianers and I can't imagine your granpa Seyyed Abdollah Mostofi (http://fa.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D8%B9%D8%A8%D8%AF%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%84%D9%87_%D9%85%D8%B3%D8%AA%D9%88%D9%81%DB%8C) who had such a limited experience of political office (apart from resigning as the head of "bread" in Tehran due to  mismanagement of bread distribution and also being recalled to Tehran after, as the governor of Azerbaijan, he had meddled in the army affairs) could have any useful influence on the young crown prince. Besides, your toally inaccurate and self-created understnading of the institution of monarchy combined with astrological hocus-pocus have really gone into your head and made you the self deluded person you are. If you take offence at what I am saying, well I am sorry, but I can't imagine how else one can argue against a wholly mythical argument. But Mostofi dear, you do amuse me. So on this positive note, I let you go back to your delusional world. Chin Chin old boy! 

alimostofi

Maryam: there are two ways

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Maryam: there are two ways to bring the opposition together. Either you become like them political, which is what he is doing. Or be part of the non-political opposition. This is a crucial issue. A CM is not part of politics. The Monarch has one duty. Iran. He represents that ordinary person who is an Iranian first and outside politics religion or commerce. The King is the personification of culture. He is the best representation of a country outside the day to day management of the country. The King's job is to keep a Royal Institution that embodies the history and heritage of the nation. Without this institution democracy will change the very essence of the country. The name would change; the flag would change; the national anthem would change; even its history would be rewritten.

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Maryam Hojjat

I Agree with Omeedvar

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RP has been doing great job to bring all oppositions together.


alimostofi

As Cyrus states, he does not

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As Cyrus states, he does not defend his title. But we Monarchists do. Show me a Republican and I will defend the merits of CM tooth and nail. You do not ever see HIM sitting in a forum defending CM. Sorry he does state that it stands for secular democracy but he does not explain the intricacies. What are the intricacies.

So you are in a pub and the debate starts why you need a King. The first reason is, "oh its good for tourism". Then it gets serious and everyone starts to slag off the PM. In Cockney the lads would say, "basically the thing is, at the end of the day, you know wot I mean the politician are all a bunch of whateva and if it weren't for the Queen the country would go to the dogs mate"

That is how an ordinary common ol garden English people would express it. And Cyrus is the equivalent of the Queen He is all that is good about Iran rolled into one Human body. He is not one scruffy looking tosser from the back streets of Qom with a rifle.

So its a national character issue. His he a personification of our modern generation. And I love him. Our problem is organizational abilities. We Iranians couldn't organize a pissup in brewery as they say here in England. And he can't make compromises to decline people or tell people off.

What we need are the equivalent of Civil Servants to be organized in a conmittee that undertakes the duties of The Royal Institution no matter who is King. We need this Institution to keep what is Iranian out of politics religious and commerce. Iran is sacred no matter what this website says.

Ali Mostofi

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Joubin

اراده آخر شاهنشاه آریامهر محمد رضا پهلوی

Joubin


@Ali Mostofi:

Tonight I had the pleasure of watching The Art of Steal [1] with friends.  It is a very affecting documentary and highly recommended.  To sit and watch the narrative of neglect and disregard for the last will and testament of that exceptional man and his life's accomplishment; to see sworn enemies worm their way in and take over the very institution that bore his name, was very affecting.  (If you have not seen it, it is highly recommended.  And my God, the collection is simply breathtaking.) 

One said "If only he had had children to look after his legacy".  

Ironically enough, prior to watching the film, I had brought up your post and the important, timely, points that you raise.  Most generally sympathized with Reza Pahlavi.  "Farah wrote in her own book that he was isolated from her and pressured into taking the sogand", was a point raised.  "He was just a young man, imagine the pressure on the poor kid."  Etc. 

@"personal friend and a close relative of the Prince"

Reza Pahlavi comes across as a genuinely warm, and congenial person.  And he has clearly availed himself of the excellent tutelage afforded him per his station as the Valiahd of the Iranian nation. We all wish him and his lovely family the best as fellow Iranians.  

It would appear that unlike yourself -- perhaps due to an excess of "love" for the Anglo-Saxon tribe -- the son of late great Shah of the Iran nation does not subscribe to an alien notion that would have an Iranian deemed a "subject" of the Shah of the Iranians.  (Let me remind you that we are only subject to The One God and consider no man, however merit worthy, as our "Lord".  Our Lord is Ahura-Mazda even Al-Aziz Al-Hakim.)

That the shared experience of the ill fated revolution of the disaffected Iranian nation has served to shape his understanding of the merit of consensual leadership is the proverbial silver lining and worthy of minor celebration.  

And certainly, it is entirely understandable should a sensible man elect to disentangle himself from the burden of bearing the weight of the cosmic responsibility of the station of the ShahanShah of Iran Zameen.  

Please tell your close friend that if it is indeed a burden to bear the Crown of Iran Zameen he has my sympathies.  Surely only the foolish or the vile would press forth their person of their own design to seek this position. 

But please further relate to Reza Pahlavi that his vacillation regarding this matter is not at all a personal matter or decision.  That he is even considered is due to none other than the command of our beloved King, his dear late great father.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=575jBG0Bm0o

& Salaam. 

[1]: http://www.barnesfriends.org/files/art_of_steal.html 


omeedvar

He is doing a great job

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I think Prince Reza Pahlavi has done his best to support all Iranians with different ideology, religeon and ethnic background; and unite them. Whatever he does, there are some people who will criticize him.

We must remember that after the departure of shah, and arrival of Khomeini, in a couple of weeks, the Islamist arranged a referendom for Jomhourieh Islami (not a word less or more), or Monarchy; and no other choices. They announced 98.9% victory.

Therefore, it is the responsibility of the people of Iran who voted, if they are not happy with IRI, to exercise their right, and until a fair referendom is arranged under the trusted international observers, to show to the world that they want a secular monarchiy in Iran, using new technologies, demonstrations, etc.


amirparvizforsecularmonarchy

Ali would you be shocked if I said your article disappointed me

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as do your opinions on rallying his base?  A democratic vote online is idealistic, you could have one organized by the people of bahrain and a majority of them would want to remove their current sunni king, yet it means nada.  You're views are not supportive, nor are they accurate regarding what is going on.  The USA would rather see HIM dead, than lead a movement and 100% does not support a Free or Democratic Iran, especially not with a Constitutional Monarch.  No one could have been more fair with the USA than the late Shah, yet they killed him and destroyed his country as he was trying to raise the people of Iran up and awaken them.  You don't have to have top secret info to know why the USA acts the way it acts, when it will act, or what its real agenda is, every move she makes reveals the depth of her policy, strategy, philosophy, ideas, intentions etc,  As a Respected Astrologer, you must have great respect for Mathematics and hopefully you use some mathematical system, outside astrology, of your own to get through the complexities and make correct assessments over what will happen on key issues 1 year, 2 years, 5 years from now, who will get elected, what part of what they say will happen and why.  And if you have proven your own mathematical system for yourself and use it you would know that the USA was going to leave Iraq and the reason for it, and also know why they want Maliki to build close relations with IRI.  All this in contrast to what they officially say.  HIM is doing a great job in light of the odds against Iran in General.

I think HIM is doing all he sensibly can with what he has to ensure his life has the most positive impact in the service of Iranians.  Today and for 33 years Iranians have suffered untold injustices at the hands of Savages outside Iran who make the brutal & corrupt islamic authorities in Iran look like intelligent, upright, decent human beings.