Happy Birthday Cyrus Reza Pahlavi

alimostofi
by alimostofi
31-Oct-2007
 

Happy Birthday Cyrus Reza Pahlavi,

You are responsible for keeping the Royal Institution of Iran alive and well. Many think that you are far too much of an idealist, and have moved slowly. You stand firm and educate all Iranians what their national and cultural duties are. You remind us regularly where the divide is between the alien Seyyeds, and the true Iranians. We all know that the Royal Institution is there to keep the politics and religious domains of Iran separated from the ancient culture of Iran. The national character of Iran is held in the Royal Institution, and you are the personification of that Institution. You gallantly defend non violent regime change. We will change Iran in a civilized way. We can warn the Seyyeds that they have no chance against a national strike. The Iranian nation loves Iran above all else, and will threaten aliens like Seyyeds with a General Strike at the appropriate time. Until that time, the Seyyeds will know that they can be paralyzed by the Iranian nation, if the nation decided not to run the country for them. We are all united in non violent regime change.

(I will ignore any rude comments, but will gladly reply civil ones. Please do not abuse your right to speak, it will be flagged).

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jamshid

Re: Ali Mostofi

by jamshid on

Iranian scientists had learnt a lot about the stars much before Gallileo, but all their work was burnt by the Arab invaders and work in that area stopped.

 

I discovered this short video about babak khoramdin. Watch it and when you get to the end of it, get angry:

 http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=babak+khoramdin&sitesearch=

 

P.S. Also at the end, it says something about Iranians TODAY celebrating his birthday by paying visit to one of his casttles. What does that tell us?

 

Babak is one of my greatest heroes almost in par with Cyrus the great himself.


alimostofi

Dorood Jamshid: . The

by alimostofi on

Dorood Jamshid:

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The calendar of Iran is solar, and is the most accurate in the world. No one can touch it. It has persevered, and permeated throughout the world. Our months are Astrological, and in the ancient calendar, we had celebrations for all those born under each Astrological Sign. Jashne Mehregan is just one of them, that you should know. Present day Zoroastrians celebrate all the meanings associated with each Astrological sign. So you have Jashne Farvardingan, Jashne Ordibeheshtgan, so on and so forth. So Iranians have a great deal of respect for space-time.

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Ali Mostofi

http://www.alimostofi.com


jamshid

Replaced

by jamshid on

All the happy celebrations were replaced with mourning for foreign Arab emams. Just look at our calendar and the observed days. It's either for an Arab's birth, or for an Arab's death. Except Norooz, they couldn't get rid of that.


alimostofi

This is what Herodotus had

by alimostofi on

This is what Herodotus had to say about Birthday celebrations in old Iran:
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"Of all the days in the year, the one which they celebrate most is their birthday. It is customary to have the board furnished on that day with an ampler supply than common. The richer Persians cause an ox, a horse, a camel, and an ass to be baked whole and so served up to them: the poorer classes use instead the smaller kinds of cattle."
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http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/herodotus-p...
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Ali Mostofi

http://www.alimostofi.com


Majid

trying to

by Majid on

trying to delete my comments.

Some I can, and for someother  there's not the option to do .


alimostofi

My personal favourite video

by alimostofi on

My personal favourite video, on what Cyrus did in 539 BC, is this one:

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YebB4nVw_Mg

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Ali Mostofi

http://www.alimostofi.com


jamshid

To all Iranian compatriots: You must watch this:

by jamshid on

Shah's tribute to Cyrus the great, spoken in English by the powerful and mesmerizing voice of Orson Wells:

 

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2529233153385183461&q=orson+wells+cyrus&

 

 


alimostofi

Video respecting Cyrus the

by alimostofi on

Video respecting Cyrus the Great's Birthday

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObIbUUql3uY

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Ali Mostofi

http://www.alimostofi.com


alimostofi

For the first time, a date

by alimostofi on

For the first time, a date of birth is recorded and celebrated. It is the
birth of Christ. Scriptural records show that Zarathushtra is the first
human being whose birthday was hailed, and Herodotus writes that the
Achaemenians celebrated their birthdays. Birthday celebration is a
Zoroastrian tradition. Christ's birth also reminds one of the Wise Men,
the Magi being led by astronomy to pay their respects to the newborn
mothered by a virgin. Virgin birth of the promised savior is a prophecy
made in later Zoroastrianism. The presence of three Zoroastrian priests,
instead of Jewish sages or Roman elders, is an important sign of the
interaction.

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http://64.233.183.104/search?q=cache:U-ZaGXeFge8J:...

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Ali Mostofi

http://www.alimostofi.com


jamshid

Re: Zeinol Abedin

by jamshid on

Zeinol says: "I am a believer of Islam and I am proud of it..." Felicitations. And so what do you have us do about it? Celebrate this "great" event?

 

Zeinol says: "Witout Islam Iran would never have had such shining stars as Abu Ali Sina, Ghazzali, ..."

 

I totally agree with you. Iran would have had even MORE and BETTER shining stars WITHOUT Islam. And those that we did have had nothing to do with Islam, and everything to do with Iranian genius.

 

You also say: "... coup against the democratically elected Mohammd Mossadegh". Democratically elected? By whom? I'll tell you by whom. Mossaddgh was "democratically elected" by a "democratically elected" majles. It was that majles that legitimized Mossadegh as being "democartically elected". What does that mean? It means that a "democratically elected" majles was the foundation of democracy in Iran, not Mossadegh. And after the majles opposed some of Mosadegh's policies, then what did Mossadegh do with that "democratically elected" majlis? I'll tell you what he did. He ordered the military to "close" the majles with complete support of the tudeh party. And what does that make out of Mossadegh? I'll let you answer that one yourself.

 

"... feeding on the looted riches of their Pahlavi..."???? What looted riches? Where is the evidence? The mullahs after they took over all the accounts, books, banks, documents and so on, couldn't find one shred of evidence against the shah's "looting".

 

Are you perhaps refering to the crown jewels that the shah could have taken with him but didn't? So that the mullahs can loot it instead? So that then a "bacheh akhoonde soosool" like you can "feed on the looted riches of Iran?" And then dare call others looters?

 

There is a word in Faris. It is called "veghaahat" and a better word called "ghebaahat"....


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Monarchy is dead - eat your hearts Kadivar and Mostofi.

by Zeinol Abedin Eslaminia (not verified) on

I am a believer in Islam and I am proud of it. And I also beleive that without Islam, Iran had no history and nothing to be proud about. All the cultural achievements of the 1400 years were made possible through Islamic faith and adherence to the Islamic culture. Witout Islam Iran would never have had such shining stars as Abu Ali Sina, Ghazzali, Rumi, Hafez, Saadi, Ferdowsi and many many more luminaries that I can't list them here in this limited space. Even the Shahs of Iran were moslems including the last two. So there is no escaping from the fact that Islam is part and parcel of our national identity. I don't see how such charchaters like Mostofi and Kadivar can claim that they support the Institution of monarchy without acknowledging its inseparable Islamic identity. Besides, if it wasn't for the CIA supported coup against the democratically elected Mohammd Mossadegh, their beloved Shah and his son would have been buried in the dust bun of history more than 50 years ago.

These two spoilt and useless kids, Mostofi and Kadivar, who no doubt are feeding on the looted riches of their Pahlavi stooge fathers and mothers have nothing better to do than sticking to the remains of a corrupt and dysfunctional institution and shout meaningless slogans. You two are worthy of pity. Keep dreaming as Islam survived the monarchy but the monarchy is dead and bureid. For good!


alimostofi

caspianseamermaid and

by alimostofi on

caspianseamermaid and Nazanin: you both are touching areas that are related. It will seem awkward to you, as you do not know Astrology, or in particular Mundane Astrology.

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Let me explain. The King's Birthday, is linked to the fate of a country. There are other space-time moments, we Astrologers look at, and produce cultural connotations. For example the moment of the coronation, or the moment a person is elected.

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Obviously, you are not going to understand one iota of this, until you have the interest to study the basics. So it is pointless for me to even try. But I thought that I should just mention it.

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Finally, as far as dualism is concerned, of course there are a multitude of ways to describe it, from dialectical materialism, to just plain old yin and yang.

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Ali Mostofi

http://www.alimostofi.com


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To get his "heir" does Reza take another wife or does he adopt?

by Nazanin (not verified) on

Hi Ali. I wonder how come you haven't picked a "lord of the rings" name for yourself from your astrology books. Anyway, you didn't respond to what I said at all. I dont care about Islam or Mullahs, so please don't answer me with anything relating to either of those.
If Reza Pahlavi was 9 years old, it's be sensible to blog about his brithday. But to wish a grown man happy birthday because you think he'd be a good king is more than strange. You resort to these silly maneuvers (taj on the head of shah parties) because you have nothing else going for you. Take a lesson from Rajavi - they know how to do opposition. You guys are amateurs! Have a great weekend. You don't have to respond either. It's ok!
P.S. if you get around to it, let's pretend we're in candy land, if Reza Pahlavi becomes the king, does he get to take another wife so he'll have an heir? or does he simply adopt?


caspianseamermaid

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jamshid

Re: Kadivar

by jamshid on

Excellent response to Cyrus. I couldn't have express it better myself.

 

Islamists talent and skill in the art of "deception", "diversion" and "fallacy" is so great that believe me, Hitler and Stalin were mere pupils compared to them. Their techniques are effective with the masses because they are mostly uneducated.

 

To fight back against deception, diversion and fallacy one must stick to the truth, to the subject and to logic.

 

For anyone who wants to better fight back against Islamists' fallacy, just google the word "fallacy". It should be considered "required reading" for all anti-IRI individuals.

 


alimostofi

caspianseamermaid: I will

by alimostofi on

caspianseamermaid: I will assume you are not being facetious. In fact you need the ancient Iranian frame of mind to understand the Iranian way.

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Iranians were Dualistic Zoroastrians, as opposed to monotheistic idealists, as many later younger religious historians think. By dualism, I mean that they looked at both sides of every story. They believed in heaven on Earth and materialism. In fact their approach was quite practical and scientific.

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As far as the Astrology goes, ancient Iranians, like Indians, and Chinese, consulted the Planetary delineations constantly. For every event there was a space-time signature.

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Thank you for you curiosity.

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Ali Mostofi

http://www.alimostofi.com


caspianseamermaid

Oooooops. I've got the giggles again

by caspianseamermaid on

I'm sorry, Alimostofi, SOMETIMES you've touched some sort of sense.

 

BUT, astrology? Loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool

 

And are all privy to this Iranian spirit of yours, when they meet you or is it a race thing?

 

P.S. Will you do my chart? You never know, it might be royal.

 


Darius Kadivar

Chee Chee Bayad Bebeenam Yek Cyrus Keh Kourosh Neest ? ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on

Boro Badbakht beechareh !

Khodet ham nammedoony chee megee.

What A pity That Iranian.com has become a nest for Hezbollahi Propaganda and Bullshit like yours.

At Least People used to have the courage to speak in their own name rather than use a free tribune just to give credit to your IRI propaganda machine.

You already have bashed Free speach in Iran and brainwash people on a daily basis with your Pashmo Sheesheh Television and want to give lessons on Democracy to us who have been writing for the Iranian.com for over 10 years and made it become a tribune for not only free speach but a Voice to those Iranians back home who you are crushing and beating.

Little Coward with No Name !

 


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Dariush Kadivar

by Cyrus- (not verified) on

Dariush ( Ozgal ) ;

DIDI ZARFIATESHO NADASHTI ?? 2 ZARIE OZGAL ??
HA ,,,,,,, HA ,,,,,,, HA


Darius Kadivar

Question for Cyrus with no Name ...

by Darius Kadivar on

How Come you don't take a full bold stance to start with and sign your article with your full name like me ?

I will answer your question but I am not going to enter into dialogue of nonsense because of your useless provocation. The Holocaust in the first place is a proven fact and no one except Fascist revisionists dared to question it. Why not question the fact that the Americans were the first to land on the Moon, then ?

Oh I forget that We saw Khomeiny on the Moon back in 1979 ?

You are simply playing with words and I know perfectly why you want to draw me into this useless debate simply to avoid the real question of national interest.

The Islamic Republic has been reviosionist from the start in wanting to wipe History and rewrite it to please its own ideological interests. Refuting the Reality of the Holocaust and the existence of Gays in Iran follows the same perverted logic you are trying to indirectly support by bringing up the so-called contradiction that "if we are to debate about the monarchy then we should also be allowed to debate about the reality of the Holocaust."

I see perfectly where you are trying to lead me or rather mislead the readers.

Tell me, what about the Russian Revolution or the French Revolution, why do historians debate and write about them to this day ? Do they deny that these Revolutions took place ? NO !

To Deny an Event is not the same thing as debating about the reasons that led to that historical event. This is true about the Islamic Revolution like anyother major historical event.

You or your so-called president Ahmadinejad are suggesting revisionism and not debate. THAT is the major difference between an academic approach and a dishonest not to say childish refutal.

I can even guess what your answer will be already. Just as Aahmadinejad or the KKK you will draw parallels between the Reality of the Holocaust and the Reality of the Tyranny of the Pahlavi's.

Come on then, who are you adressing your arguments too ? A bunch of naive fanatics in the Friday Mosque prayers ?

You cannot put history in any perspective of Reality if you do not admit to a minimum of historical honesty.

Your Refusal to offer logical counter arguments such as "the revolution was inevitable because the Shah was an absolute ruler" or "That the economic and social gaps in Iranian Society was growing due to corruption" or " The SAVAK was brutally suppressing opposition" reflects the fact that you already know the answers in that the same critics are valid today in regard to the Islamic Republic of Iran and its so-called "Glorious Revolution".

Talking to people like you is like talking to a wall or a stubborn immature kid.

You think that because one presents some historical fact like the coronation or the fact that the Shah's regime did some constructive things for Iran means that one is systematically defending the monarchy or the Pahlavi's. I never claimed the SAVAK did not exist or that crimes were not commited under the Shah's reign. I never justified any form of bloodshed commited in the name of the Monarchy or the Pahlavi's even if in the balance it is considerably LESS than the level of tyranny and bloodshed that the Islamic Republic has imosed on its own people for the past 29 years.

So you or Ahmadinejad want to question the Holocaust right and offer Statistics like the 6 million figures are exagerated. Maybe we should clap hands for Hitler and his regime for the invention of the VOLKSWAGEN instead ?

It is not as much the questions Ahmadinejad asks that are as dangerous as his intentions and more importantly as a World Leader who is supposed to know about the consenquences of his words and actions.

Those who question the Holocaust are ill intentioned otherwise they would know perfectly that the ideological and moral dillema's that led Europe into two World Wars. The Nuremburg trial was an INDEPENDENT Court and Only 11 Nazi Criminals were executed after a Fair Trial. THAT is very little in comparison to the Crimes they committed and THE WAY it was commited.

Ahmadinejad and the KKK and neo fascists are simply trying to banalize some realities like the word "Genocide". We are not talking about figures and statistics ? We Are Talking about Moral Responsability ?

The United Nations with all its faults was built upon this principle and because of the Horrors of the First and Second World War. All of a sudden idiots like you and your dear Ahmadinejad ( I don't care if you are or not for him but you have just embraced his argument and general attitude which puts you in the same intellectual mindset) is that you want to deny historical accuracy just to satisfy your ego and petty hatred of the West and all the values that for better and for worst have founded today's Western Democracies.

I really don't care what your answer will be cause I am not hear to convince stubborn mules like you or your petty president "elect".

Maybe the day Iran will be a true democracy with a free press and where Human Rights are respected and kids are not executed regardless of the Human Rights Charter of the United Nations then maybe we can talk.

But you should be ashamed to sign your name with "Cyrus" for your namesake is at least known for establishing the Human Rights Charter after saving the Jews from Babylon as much as Hamurabi was for the first Law Code in the history of Mankind.

Shame on you for not signing with your real names all of you hezbollahi's or whatever you are !

My Anger is not directed to you in person but your stubborn mindset and for taking your readers for stupid people.

 

There is a point where even an intellectual and any intelligent person should refuse to dialogue any further when the intentions of the other party are clear.

Shame on Holocaust Deniers like you and your "DR. President" ! 

Don't Blame me, the monarchists ( to which I do not belong as a party memeber)  or the opponents of the Islamic Regime or even that Son of A Bitch George Bush if they Bomb Iran or the nuclear installations. YOU have given them all the arguments and pretexts to do so by your stubborness and constant provocations since 1979.

May God Protect Iran and Iranians from such diverting comments as YOURS. May Their Wisdom be strong enough to resist the germs of intolerance and hate that you have planted to destroy a country that was on the road of progress and did not deserve to be destroyed by the henchmen of the Islamic Republic, no more than it deserves to be bombarded by the stupid neocon's of the White House.

SHAME ON YOU and YOUR DIVERTING COMMENTS !

 

 


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Dariush Kadivar

by Cyrus- (not verified) on

Mr. Kadivar ;
let me reprint a paragraph of your own writing.
here it is.>>>
Isn't it better to have it out in the news and allow debate on the issue as much as there is debate about Iran or the Nuclear issue ?

I think that is more healthy cause then people have the necessary feedback to draw their own conclusions be it for or against the monarchy
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OK? now here is a question from Ahmadi-Nejad for you.
Can we also use the same logic on the subject of Holocust? after all fair is fair.
what is your take on that ?


alimostofi

Thank you everybody for

by alimostofi on

Thank you everybody for your responses.

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I have to say that iranian.com, by all accounts is in its early days of forum development. The type of comments that I have seen here represent the sort of political debate I had in politics 101 in the first week at Princeton. Nevertheless we have to start somewhere, and thank you all for all your participation.

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I am not about to lecture you all on politics. My angle is different, and maybe quite absurd by some standards. Briefly then, I am an Astrologer, but I am an Iranian Astrologer, that believes in the Spirit of Iran. You can make what you like of that comment, but believe me, if you met me in the flesh, you would feel the Iranian Spirit. I will try to put it into you here, as a lot of you already have it, but it is all over the place. It needs to be focused and tamed, and correctly applied, for it to become a force to work.

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First of all, you all love Iran. That is a fact. We can all agree on that. Is there anyone, or any comment, which states that you do not love Iran? No. Now that love manifests itself in so many ways; and they are all lovely. I don't care if the person's love for Iran means that he or she has to anonymously use foul language to defend that love for Iran, they do. And that is good.

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Secondly what is it in that love for Iran that we want to protect and cherish as a society? Now think about it? Do we need a body of people in Iran, to protect it from the negative aspects of too much politics and democracy, or too much religion and theocracy, or too much business or capitalism, or too much law and no freedom? Let me repeat this in another way. You have all seen how theocracy can mess things up. So we can too much politics and democracy. I know most of you prefer the Republic model, but think of the ways democracy can be abused. It is so easy to take advantage of apathy and pass laws with low participation. These can be laws, that like in a theocracy, benefit the politicans only, and go against the culture of the country. And then you have the business lobby who can control all the powers of government and ruin the fabric and heritage of the country, just for material gain. Too much of that is no good.

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So you need an institution that makes sure you do not have the capitalist pigs running amok, or the politicians becoming fascists, or the priests becoming zealots, as the Seyyeds are. This institution can be whatever you want to call it. You can call it the Institution for the protection of Iranian Culture. It will be the Iranian equivalent of what the Seyyeds have got to protect their dogma. The Seyyeds do not give two hoots about things Iranian. We all knew from the moment they got rid of the flag. They were not interested in Iran. So all of you who love Iran, have to think about an institution to protect Iran, so the flag does not get changed. There isn't one at the moment, and not one of you wants to create an institution. So your country, Iran, is in danger of being wiped off the map, if it isn't already. Remember that Khomeini originally did not want the name Iran in the new name. He just wanted to call it Islamic Republic.

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So if you can do a better job of protecting the culture of Iran, go ahead and do it, without politics, religion or business interests. You should do it for the sake of Iranian culture. If you do not know what it means to be Iranian, then take a look at Mt Damavand and tell me what you feel nothing. Take a look at Persepolis or the face of an Iranian tribal girl, or the finest Iranian carpets, or the poetry of Iran, or ganats, or the architecture of Isfahan etc etc. You get my drift? Of course you do. The Spirit of Iran will run up your spine and give you your Iraniyat feeling. That is what, in essence, what I am talking about. You need an institution to show that and protect that.

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Now you love Iran, and you are willing to create an institution to protect that kernet of thoughts and feeling for you, but you will criticise the Royal Institution and in particular anyone associated with it. Hmm .... Does it make sense?

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So please folks, do not confuse the need of the institution with the person. You all love Iran, and you all agree that we need to protect it from the horrible aspects of politics, religion and business. So please tell me what other institution can we have to protect it. We have to have something that respects the glory and spirit of Iran. It does not matter who runs it, but we must have it. Now RP has that job, and if you think he is not doing his job right, like I do, and yes I do think that he can do a better job, then tell him and tell the world. But the Royal Institution or something that protects Iran is needed.

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I rest my case.

(Again folks, remember I will ignore foul comments, and respond to civil ones, and I advise all of you to do the same. Please do not abuse free speech. If you do, you are wasting space.)

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Ali Mostofi

http://www.alimostofi.com


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Also Darius

by Rahim (not verified) on

It would also be nice to hear from you what has Europe said? Are they willing to help USA for chance in Iran? Tell us about Europe because all we hear about is USA. That would be interesting!


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Darius K.- capitalism image

by Rahim (not verified) on

Darius K.- capitalism image looks good from far to e. europe, but americans u talk about are not ashamed but alarmed at the consequences of over consumption that has hurt american culture.
also restoration of monarchy is not what people are afraid of. rajavists have a better chance than monarchists and that is what is scary. ppl are tired (not paranoid) of u and others shoving the past into the present and saying it matters. it WAS news, but it's old news now. move on and quit this constant celebration of the coronation and other failures. we want news as in new events also new ideas. Monarchy is old news and it failed iran, just like ayatollahs have.


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Darius - capitalism image

by Pourmand (not verified) on

Darius - capitalism image looks good from far to e. europe, but americans u talk about are not ashamed but alarmed at the consequences of over consumption that has hurt american culture.
also restoration of monarchy is not what people are afraid of. rajavists have a better chance than monarchists and that is what is scary. ppl are tired of u and others shoving the past into the present and saying it matters. it WAS news, but it's old news now. move on and quit this constant celebration of the coronation and other failures. we want news as in new events also new ideas. Monarchy is old news and it failed iran, just like ayatollahs have.


Sohrab_Ferdows

Ben Madadi

by Sohrab_Ferdows on

You got it all wrong sir! what is your your source to claim "many many" people killed by Reza Shah the Great? Qajars were lineint? to what? to British who were even in charge of making decision for Ahmad shah to travel inside the country and giving him pocket money! You are complaining in your article about other people making irrelevant comments about your article and yet you are doing it to others! don't you think you are being a hypocrite? Your comments under this topic is very biased and unsubstanciated. Remember that a claim is not equal to fact and what you wrote is nothing but your own claim or may be of some others but there is no real substance and solid base under it.


Darius Kadivar

Cyrus Where did you Read I supported George Bush ?

by Darius Kadivar on

Cyrus Jan,

I don't see your point. Giving out news is not supporting or shouting slogans. Its true I have no animosity as far as I am concerned with Royalty and the Pahlavi's to put it straight but that does not mean I am naive or do not see the historical and political nature that their status imposes on them because of their name and past and because after all they do have many supporters be them by nostalgia or conviction.

What amazes me is the to see how paranoiac Iranians can become when one mentions even news related to such things as the anniversary of the coronation or even news related to monarchists. Why are you guys so afraid ?

Isn't it better to have it out in the news and allow debate on the issue as much as there is debate about Iran or the Nuclear issue ?

I think that is more healthy cause then people have the necessary feedback to draw their own conclusions be it for or against the monarchy.

The problem is that you guys seem to want to speak in the name of everyone as if you had the answers.

I am not even supporting the monarchy in Georgia. It happens THAT is news. Also in this particular case I am less enthusiastic about the prospect because many monarchies in Eastern Europe find their justification in religion.

But the fact is that the Communist Era tried to wipe nationalist references for more than 70 years and that has resulted in the surge of nationalistic feelings and nostalgia for an era none of them experienced themselves.

That however is less the case of Iran which many people still remember the Shah's reign for good or for bad.

To avoid the question of a restoration of the monarchy in Iran is I believe naive and wrong from a journalistic or historical point of view for it corresponds to a reality that has to be taken into account just as much as the reality of the ideals defended by Dr. Mossadeg or the National Front that apart from Shapur Bakhtiar supported and still do a Secular Republic.

As for George Bush being invited to Georgia well that is not my problem ? StatesMen are invited and Bush is indeed popular in nearly all Eastern European countries except Russia. Why because they are facinated by Americas Capitalist image which most Americans themselves are ashamed of.

That has to do with cultural and historical differences not with the pertinence of George Bush's visit to Eastern Europe and particularly Georgia.

Best,

DK


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Georgia considers return of MOnarchi

by Cyrus- (not verified) on

Mr. Dariush KAdivar;

Georgia's president also named their international airport : G. W. Bush International Airport. he he he
In a recent interview on PBS this guy that you probably admire so much evaded all the questions
directed at him by Charles Roach about the political prisoners and torture in that country.
When a president of a soverign country names the
International Airport of their country after a moron like Bush, well you figure out the rest of the story.


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Thanks for posting this vali....

by Nazanin (not verified) on

I don't think it's appropriate to be writing this. I also think you're doing RP a disservice by making such a silly blog entry. Reza Pahlavi is not having a happy birthday. He is suffering. He is hurting. He will probably never live in his native country ever again, and even if he does, he'll be a target. He can't even shop for plates (New Yorker) What happened to his dad is very embarassing and sad, regardless of their royal status. From my readings, lots of Iranians have suffered in similar ways. RP doesn't even hold public speeches/events for Iranians in the US because Iranians like the ones on iranian.com would probably shout and scream at him. Maybe that's a good thing? That's how politics works? I still think sending him happy birthday wishes is too much. In addition, you're opening him up to more and more berating. If the guy is doing something good, let it speak for itself rather than making a birthday post to highlight whatever work he might be doing for his hamvatan. My main point isn't to bash RP, but to say that it seems the pro-Pahlavi people ONLY seem to have a contribution when these anniversaries/birthdays roll around. That says a lot. If you "support" Pahlavi for his work, rather than for who is dad was/their last name, why don't you write about that? So far, all I've heard about is his hunger strike to support Akbar Ganji. If the stuff I've said about him being an opportunist with the neo-con characters isn't true, then write that. This birthday stuff is silly, considering the seriousness of what Iran and Iranians are facing. Honestly, I think some of Reza Pahlavi's supporters are more intelligent, qualified leaders than he.... that's why I have a problem with leadership in the form of monarchy.


Ben Madadi

To Jamshid

by Ben Madadi on

I agree with you to a large extent, that Mullahs are far crueler than Mohammad Reza Shah, and you know why he lost power? For exactly the same reason. You cannot rule a country like Iran with leniency. Look at Iraq! But it is not the cruilty that can be used against that man but the FACT that the Pahlavis WERE corrupt, they did not promote democracy and human rights, they did the opposite. Reza Shah, the father, did indeed kill many many people. He was indeed very cruel. And he reigned with no problem from the Iranian masses. You know why the Qajar fell too? They had also become too lenient.