Obama's correct Iran Policy, SO FAR!!


by Jaleho

Iran presently is in the middle of the most rapid evolution of its revolution. This new phase has been afforded in parts by the open debates which led to massive participation of Iranians in the presidential elections. A big factor which facilitated this openness was the security Iranians felt against foreign threats, itself resonated by president Obama's outreach to Iran. For the first time in thirty years after the revolution, allegations against powerful clerics on the top of the Iranian power structure has been put on the table for public debate. The healthy fracture that was created in the hitherto well protected factions inside Iran, is rupturing rapidly. However, the real power of this evolutionary phase doesn't not emanate from different clerical factions, represented by Mousavi or Ahmadinejad. Rather, it rests with the Iranian youth who are pouring in the streets for their legitimate aspirations, and is manifesting itself in as a challenge to even some political foundations which has been out of question before. This is a very healthy phase in Iranian revolution and must not be interrupted by foreign powers. Short of a large bloody civil unrest that might erupt because of the very close win of Mousavi in the city of Tehran, and a more pronounced win of Ahmadinejad in the rest of the country, or an engagement of the military beyond  a riot control, these daily demonstration in Iran are a magnificent step forward for Iranian people. It furthers Iranian democracy in leaps, and so far as women's right is concerned, it is high time for those leaps. Unfortunately, there has been already some blood in the streets, and hopefully this will not end by pitting different groups of Iranian people against each other.

At this important juncture, President Obama should not follow the advice of people in the US who have failed to achieve what he achieved in a short time regarding his Iran policy. Let's not get blindsided by the outpouring of the Iranian youth in the streets for their legitimate RIGHTS. Let's not forget that although there are divisions on the internal economic policies, or degree of openness among supporters of different presidential candidates, 94% of all Iranians support Iran's right to nuclear energy which is advocated by both candidates, Mosavi and Ahmadinejad. The main message that the US administration regarding  its foreign policy towards Iran should get is this fact represented by an 85% turnout in Iranian election, and the fact that the large majority from both sides in Iran's presidential election also desire a relation with the United State. The huge demonstrations in Iran from both camp include people who unanimously welcomed president Obama's call for a dialogue between the two countries. President Obama's announced non-belligerent and non-interference in internal affairs of Iran, has already aspired the Iranian people to demand more openness and freedom inside Iran. Any wrong message by US president at this critical juncture, the types of interfering messages that Sen. McCain and his typical crowd are advocating now, would reverse the monumental gains that Iranian people had in an amazingly short period. If president Obama heed to the advice of people like McCain, the chants of the youth in the streets of Tehran from demand for more freedom and democracy will turn quickly back to chants of "Death to America!"

President Obama must be commended for his wise Iran policy by letting Iranians sort out their own internal affair. A US meddling in Iranian affairs will certainly return the clock, and reverse the hard earned gains of Iranian people. 


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Wind Change

by Massoud Yavari (not verified) on

Irandokht, you said something completely different a few days ago.When you got called on it you said you weren't that smart.Now you want to sound smart again. IQ is something you are born with, so people can't be blamed for being dumb. But duplicity is a state of survival for some.You are such a cameleon.


and damned if he doesn't

by damned if he does (not verified) on

Well, he's never been able to please everyone all the time so it's not likely he's going to start now. I hope the US doesn't intervene in ANY WAY. He can voice his concerns and he can voice his support of the protestors and he can support the final outcome and he can hope for improved relations with Iran. But I hope he doesn't make one single step that could be preceived as aggressive. Not one.


I agree

by Ben (not verified) on

With the poster. Regardless of his intentions, President Obama is wise to tread carefully in this matter. He has already expressed concern over the violence against innocent protesters. If he does more than that the Ahmadinejad loyalists are going to use that as an excuse to distract the cause of the Iranian reformists. Furthermore, he is stopping short of calling the election fraudulent because there is a lack of concrete (not circumstantial) evidence that the election was indeeed rigged. Again, as an outsider for so many years to Iranian affairs, the US does not want to be making such strong statements based only on circumstantial evidence. Such allegations can and should only be made by the Iranian people themselves. The people who insist that the President call foul are either being naive about international relations or simply cynically prodding him down a path of destruction, as I think several prominent Republicans like John McCain and Mitt Romney are doing. These people do not want a Democratic President to succeed. Fortunately, President Obama is maintaining a cool and clear head in the matter and playing it close to the vest. It confirms to me that the American people have chosen the far wiser candidate to be President, as opposed to that hothead McCain.


To Jaleho

by H. Molana (not verified) on

Are you schizophrenic or this is just a trick on your part for the gullible?




by IRANdokht on

Jaleh jan here's some points I wanted to make. (Some of it I moved to the other blog.)

I think the support of US or any other country will only result in labeling the protesters as foreign agents and mofsed-e fel-arz and then the violence will be a lot worse because killing them would be "savaab".

That's why I am against the republicans point and support Obama's politically sensitive and wise decision not to meddle in another country's internal dispute, except to denounce the violence.

I am moving the rest of my comment to your other blog, where it's more appropriate.



I disagree

by IB on

The US need not meddle in Iranian affairs. Who can disagree with that.

But, President Obama needs to voice concerns about the fraud in the Iranian election. He needs to understand and acknowledge the plight of the millions out there on the streets. All the President  seems to care about is who he will negotiate with. I think he thinks he has already figured out Ahmadinezad and hence his negotiating tactics and Mousavi is an unknown to him. Thus for US' sake he perfers Ahmadinezad.  

That is not a good enough reason for me. See my blog today. I have included the link to the White House contact page and ask that people write to the White House and ask the President to take a more harsh position on his position.


What Presdietn Obama Shoudl Read!

by Anonymous500 (not verified) on

Presdient Obama should read the following:

ولى فقيه ارتجاع، در هراس از شقه شدن نظام آخوندى
9:12:03 AM 1388/3/27
تظاهرات ميليونى مردم عليه تماميت نظام آخوندى

در اوج قيام و درگيريها و تظاهرات سراسرى مردم ايران، در حاليكه رسانههاى بينالمللى خبر از سه كشته جديد در درگيريهاى ديروز دادند، غروب ديروز ولىفقيه ارتجاع در يك جلسه مشترك همراه با نمايندگان كانديداهاى انتخابات و مقامهاى وزارت كشور رژيم و هم‌چنين سركردگان نظارت و تبليغات انتخاباتى، براى هم آوردن شقه درونى رژيم به آنها تكليف كرد كه بايد از هويت و موجوديت رژيم دفاع كنند و اساس قضيه، دفاع از نظام است.
خامنهاى گفت: حرف اصلى من اين است كه انتخابات نبايد مايه انشقاق شود. همه ما وظيفه داريم از رأى 40ميليونى دفاع كنيم همه بايد در مقابل خرابكاريها بايستند، اعلام موضع كنند، و بگويند اين تخريب هايى كه انجام مىگيرد، مربوط به هيچ‌كدام از اين اطراف قضيه نيست.
مربوط به نامزدها نيست، مربوط به خرابكارهاست، مربوط به اخلالگرهاست. اينها نه از اين طرفند نه از آن طرف، اينها كسانى هستند كه با اصل نظام مخالفند.
همه بايد در برابر تشنج آفرينى و اغتشاش سريع موضع بگيرند و روشن كنند كه اين خواسته آنها نيست.
ولى فقيه ارتجاع، راى سازى 40ميليونى را حماسه بزرگ خواند و افزود:
كسى كه به آقاى دكتر احمدىنژاد راى داده آن هم سهيم است آن كسى كه به آقاى مهندس موسوى راى داده يا به آقاى كروبى راى داده يا به آقاى رضايى راى داده آنها همه سهيمند و در ايجاد اين حماسه بزرگ نظام حقيقتا مديون اينهاست.
به چكيده سخنان خامنهاى كه از تلويزيون رژيم پخش شد توجه كنيد:
-ما بايد سعى كنيم، دقت كنيم، انتخابات مايه انشقاق نشود، اين حرف اصلى منه.
...ما نگاه كنيم به راى قريب 40 ميليونى مردم در اين دوره اين مهمه، من معتقدم همه ما وظيفه داريم اين را پاسدارى كنيم. يعنى اين اتحاد ملى را در گفتن، و اعلام صريح حمايت از نظام اسلامى اين را دست كم نگيريد، اين چيز بسيار مهمى است.
...بله ممكن است كسانى اشكالات و اعتراضهايى را در مجارى گوناگون امور در انتخابات ثبت كرده باشند، اعتراض داشته باشند، خوب راههاى قانونى وجود دارد. رسيدگى به اينها حتماًً بايد انجام بشود، مواردى را آقايان ذكر مىكردند من درخواست مىكنم از آقايان مسئولين كشور در وزارت كشور و همچين در شوراى نگهبان به اين موارد دقيقا رسيدگى كنند، اگر چنانچه مقتضى اين هست بعضى از اشكالات در پارهاى از صندوقها باز شمارى بشود اشكالى ندارد حالا مثلاًًًً يك مورد را آقايان ذكر كردند آن شخص گفته كه راى فلان نامزد اين تعداد است و بعد در شمارش تعداد ديگرى معرفى شده خيلى خوب كارى ندارد صندوقهاى مورد اشكال را يا به‌طور تصادفى تعدادى از صندوقها را باز شمارى كنند.
-در اين انتخابات هم همينطور است اعتماد مىكنم…
.. . انتخابات مايه افتخار ماست، 40 ميليون راى شوخى نيست،
-آن كسى كه به آقاى دكتر احمدىنژاد راى داده آن هم سهيمه آن كسى كه به آقاى مهندس موسوى راى داده يا به آقاى كروبى راى داده يا به آقاى رضايى راى داده آنها همه سهيمند، در ايجاد اين حماسه بزرگ و كشور مديون آنهاست و نظام حقيقتا مديون اينهاست.
البته همه بايد در مقابل اين خرابكاريها بايستند، اعلام موضع كنند، بالاخره بايستى بگويند اين تخريب هايى كه انجام مىگيرد، اين كارهاى زشتى كه انجام مىگيرد بعضا جناياتى كه واقع مىشود اين مربوط به هيچ‌كدام از اين اطراف قضيه نيست. مربوط به مردم نيست، مربوط به نامزدها نيست، مربوط به خرابكارهاست، مربوط به اخلالگرهاست.
... اينها نه از اين طرفند نه از آن طرف، اينها كسانى اند كه با اصل نظام مخالفند با آرامش كشور مخالفند طرفدار تشنجند طرفدار اغتشاشند، مىخواهند آرامش نباشد هر كس سر كار باشد اگر نتايج انتخابات غيراز اين هم مىشد بنده به‌طور اطمينان مىتوانم عرض بكنم باز حوادث اينطورى مىشد.
باز اين حوادث پيش مىآمد و اينكه آصلا آرامش در كشور نباشد هدف گرفتن امنيت كشور را به آرامشه، كشور را مىخواهند اين را از بين ببرند، هيچ نبايد كمك بكند به اين تشنج آفرينى و اغتشاش آفرينى و همه بايد در مقابل او سريع موضع بگيرند، كما اينكه مواضع حقيقى شما هم جز اين نيست، سريع موضع بگيرند، روشن كنند اين خواست آنها نيست، و هر كارى كه تشنج آفرين باشد واقعا نكنند.
- دفاع از نظام اسلامى اين اساس قضيه است… . امروز همه تكليف دارين از هويت جمعى اين كشور و اين ملت دفاع كنيد.


To minadadvar: I rest my case

by Anonymous46465445 (not verified) on

Read what he or she wrote above and remember what I
said about mullahs having a thousand tricks up their sleeves.