AUDIO:Mehrangiz Kar claims former husband was no more a Monarchist
radio farda / Amir Mossadegh Katouzian
05-May-2011 (2 comments)

از سلطنت‌طلبی تا اصلاح‌طلبی،‌ از ۲۸ مرداد تا ۲ خرداد، و از فرهنگ تا سیاست تا فرار از زندان.

سنگسار ساختگی؟ ضرب و شتم و وادار کردن بانویی به اعتراف به رابطه نامشروع با سیامک پورزند؟ متهم کردن او به سازمان‌دهی «کنفرانس ایران پس از انتخابات مجلس ششم» معروف به کنفرانس برلین (رجوع کنید به پانویس)، در حالی که سیامک پورزند حتی در این کنفرانس حضور هم نداشت؟

برای شناخت بهتر از کوشش‌های فرهنگی سیامک پورزند قرار شد مصاحبه‌ای کوتاه با مهرانگیز کار در حد پنج دقیقه داشته باشیم. اما رشته کلام و پرسش در پرسش برای روشن شدن هر موضوع از مرز بیست و پنج دقیقه گذشت. حاصل گفت‌وگویی اختصاصی شد که مهرانگیز کار برای نخستین بار در آن پشت پرده ماجراهایی را که سرنوشت سیامک پورزند را رقم زد برملا می‌کند.

لیلی پورزند، دختر سیامک پورزند، نیز انتشار صدای پدر را وعده داده است که از آن چه بر او رفته است می‌گوید. تا آن موقع، شمه‌ای از مصائب... >>>

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Dunno Why But I don't trust Mehrangiz Kar's Conclusions ...

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To begin with she was divorced from her husband and was no more living with him for many years all the more that he had remarried so to claim that she knows exactly the motivations that led to her husband's suicide by claiming to speak in his name seems presumptuous to say the least. 

It seems to me that she is trying to capitalize on Pourzand's respectability as a film critic to shed attention on her own Political views ( i.e: Jomhurykhahy) than honestly acknowledging that he was probably sympathetic to the cause of the Monarchy.

To be Pro Green and Monarchist is not necessarily incompatible. The Crown Prince claims to be one:

Reza Pahlavi's message on the Anniversary of the 1906 Constitutional Revolution in Iran


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How does she know that Regime Change is something that her former husband did not ultimately aspire to ?

Committing suicide is Not an ordinary gesture even in the form of a Protest.

Regardless of how intimately one may know someone To claim to know the exact significance of such a gesture seems far fetched.

To suppose that Pourzand did this out of desperation or even in protest to the regime which left him no other choice is one thing ... But to claim that the gesture was in support of Reforming the Islamic Republic is another.

How does she know ? Who knows ?

I'm not sure to claim so outwardly that "Look Fellows this is what Siamak actually wanted to tell us by committing suicide" is particularly respectful towards the memory or intellectual legacy of the man.  

Even the Pahlavis did not try to claim otherwise in regard to Prince Ali Reza's gesture other than the fact that he suffered from depression for many years.

Suicide is as Mysterious as birth itself. 

One can always find a coherent explanation to the gesture but never a definitive one.

Otherwise might as well claim that Hemingway killed himself in protest towards American Capitalism or in Support to Fidel Castro's Cuban Revolution.

Another reason that makes me suspect Mehrangiz Kar's conclusions as genuine is that I have heard through reliable sources that she had met the Crown Prince along with Azar Nafisi a few years ago (prior to the elections in Iran) at his home in Virginia to talk about the situation in Iran and notably regime change. But it appeared that the meeting was a disappointment to both. Apparently RP spoke all the time but wasn't particularly listening to both ladies suggestions. Where they expected a dialogue they were greeted with a Monologue instead. It's unfortunate but maybe RP was just not particularly receptive or focused on that particular day. Dunno maybe he Woke Up late, or had a bad night. Whichever the reason, Mehrangiz Kar was apparently disappointed and left with a negative impression. Could that explain her change of heart ? Wanting to appear in the name of Posterity as a potential PREEEEEEZIIIIIIIIDEEEEEENTEH MAHBOUB of the Future IRANICAN Republic of her Dreams ? If so I wouldn't be surprised given that megalomania is probably one thing she shares with most Iranians regardless of our political affiliations. She was also considered as a potential candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize which ultimately went to Shirin Ebadi ...

Either way her interpretation of Pourzand's final gesture doesn't convince me in this otherwise touching interview with it's share of revelations on the last years of her husband's activities and humiliating treatment by the IRI.  

My Humble Opinion,


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