Ganji is wrong

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by alimostofi
10-Feb-2008
 

The mullahs' strategy is simple. To retain power, they need an enemy. They thus seek to keep their country on a perpetual war footing by playing up the notion that the Bush administration is conspiring to overthrow them, destroy the Islamic republic and undermine Islam itself. Nonviolent activists, human-rights defenders and intellectuals are labeled enemy agents. And Iran's deteriorating economic conditions are attributed to U.S. sanctions rather than to Tehran's chronic mismanagement.

http://www.newsweek.com/id/109548

Are we Iranians that weak and unorganized outside the religious circles, that we can let people say such stupid things. We Iranians cannot, like any other human beings stand up for peace. That we cannot organise a unity based on love and peace that can organize a national non violent strike? How can we sit there and take such rubbish from such writers. For how long should we Iranians just not say "enough is enough, we want peace, and anyone that distrubs the peace, is wrong".

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  Irandokht, I have

by alimostofi on

 

Irandokht, I have understood him exactly as you said, but I believe in passive resistance. You see, if we true Iranians can unite along a theme such as peace for Iran, and threaten the Seyyeds with a General Strike, then the Seyyeds would realise that they are standing on shaky ground.

What can they do, if the whole of Iran just decided not to work for them and switched off for a while?

 

 

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IRANdokht

Ganji said it right

by IRANdokht on

The only reason the IRI lasted long enough to penetrate its claws in every part of the government's infrastructure was the Iran/Iraq war and that's exactly why after two years Iran did not agree to end the war and dragged it on for 6 more years.

Patriotism is strong amongst Iranians and the current regime does benefit from the threats of military attack by the US administration.

I think you might have misunderstood Ganji

 

IRANdokht


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Ganji is wrong? ENEMY on Drug? IRANIANs are Winner at End

by Faribors Maleknasri M.D. (not verified) on

after some news such as:
Egypt's Ahmed Hasan kisses the cup as FIFA's Blatter looks on.] African Cup of Nations title for Egypt. [A backstage scene from 'Children of Heaven' by Majid Majidi(R) ] S. Arabia shows Iranian film for first time,
better forget all about that. acknowledge please what goes actually on in the ISLAMIC REPUBLIC of IRAn today and the Price of freedom in Iran. Those who have paid the prices are satisfied. They will never let others come to the street and demonstrate publicly against thier constitution, as it was demand in some comment to some article newly in the "IRANIAN". changing a constitution can be possible only I offer blood and Life. But i am, just as so many other bloggers far away from focus. better forget all about regim-change. Even in 1978 stil a little bit greate satan could not manage it.Think about SSARACHSS, forget regim-change acknowledge the following, please go on:

February 11 marks the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution of Iran.

This day brings remembrance of the fact that the will of a nation can change the course of history, of a time when one nation stood up for its rights and would not be intimidated into accepting tyranny any longer.
The Iranian people put their trust in their charismatic leader Imam Khomeini, who had guided them through the hardships of a long battle against injustice, to finally take their fate into their own hands.

It is easy to understand why the people would not compromise with the Shah. How could a religious nation continue to turn a blind eye to his obvious anti-religious conduct and disrespect for the peoples' beliefs and the clergy.

How could the nation continue to tolerate seeing the representative of their country be the West's puppet, who instead of listening to the people's legitimate demands, turned his SAVAK (secret service) attack dogs on them?

While many were living in poverty and neglect, the Shah frivolously gambled away national assets.

People carrying the body of a young demonstrator, Tehran, 1978
How could people live under the rule of an illogical despot who demanded that they all be members of a single political party of which he was founder and leader?

If people dared show the slightest hint of dissatisfaction, the Israeli-trained SAVAK would bully them into silence by severing their limbs or taking their lives.

How can a nation maintain its dignity when its people are treated as second-class citizens in the land of their ancestors, while all Americans were granted diplomatic immunity regardless of their vocation and thus were immune from prosecution even when they killed Iranians?
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Young man shot in Tehran demonstrations, February 1979
The scores of Iranians who had paid for freedom in blood, where rewarded upon Imam Khomeini's return to Iran on Feb. 1st 1979 after years of exile, as their struggle neared an end.

From Feb. 4th to 11th Iran had two governments, one which had long lost its legitimacy among the people, the other dependent on the chosen leader with his millions of loyal followers.

When the remaining supporters of the old regime realized that there was no way to save the sinking ship of the foreign-influenced absolutism, they secretly agreed on a coup in hopes of taking the reins of the popular revolution into their own hands.

Troops confront angry students at Tehran University gates, 1978
The illegitimate government then announced martial law would be imposed on Feb. 10, but Imam Khomeini who foresaw something was about to happen, told the nation to defy the order.

When word got out that the armed forces were moving toward Tehran in order to put down the revolution by force, young and old, man, woman and child took to the streets and stood in the way of the military.

The clashes which followed made the military realize they could not stand in the way of the nation's will to be free, and when revolutionaries began to take over police stations and military installations, it declared itself neutral in order to prevent further bloodshed.
please:
Clergy and soldiers clasp hands in friendship, Tehran, 1979
The 15-year struggle finally bore fruit when Iranians took part in a national referendum and Iran officially became an independent Islamic Republic on April 1, 1979.

Feb. 11 is not only the anniversary of the revolution, but is also a reminder that the willpower of a united nation can triumph over despotic rule, military force and the illegitimate ambitions of world powers; nothing can stand in the way of a nation determined to regain its freedom.

The Iranian nation which has paid the high price of independence with the blood of its youth, will therefore never cease to safeguard the legacy of the revolution.
all the world including western "free media" do admire the struggle of the honourable Iranian Nation and the glorious revolution in 1978. Only the "IRANIAN"s remembrance on those days seemsto be painfull. never mind. dont worry, be happy. it is Time of the Revolution. Greeting


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War is the only answer for Iranian opposition

by AnonymousIranian (not verified) on

A U.S. attack on Iran is the only hope for the Pahlavists and Rajavists to have their leaders come to power in Iran. We can let Reza Shah the Second sit in Niavaran Palace and Masood and Maryam Rajavi can take over Evin Prison. They already tried to come to power by fighting on Saddam's side in the 1980s, when all the European countries and the U.S. gave Saddam chemical weapons. Unfortunately, for the Iranian freedom-fighters, Saddam's forces were not able to reach Tehran. Don't worry, Uncle Sam will help you reach the Peacock Throne.


Last Stance

Enemy

by Last Stance on

To be honest I don't have much problem with the article, but the focus should not be peace - the people of course want peace, instead of offering a replacement for the war, which is the answer and what we need to lobby the american government with, he is only repeating what the Islamic Republic lobbyists and agents are saying "peace, no war", end of story.

However he does have a point about I.R. wanting an enemy too. This "Neo-conservative" approach is working both ways, I.R. needs and feeds on possible enemies and so do Neo-Cons (this doesn't necessarily make them as evil as eachother).

It's a shame that Ganji has such platform and doesn't use it well. No War,.. and nothing? No to war, and no to Islamic dictators, say it loud and clear.