A Nation of No Laws


Anonymous Observer
by Anonymous Observer

I was just talking to a relative who has just returned from my home town of Abadan.  I asked about all the familiar places.  His response was that a lot has changed in Abadan even from a few years ago.  A lot of people have converted the homes in the affluent areas of Braim and Bovardeh to car repair shops and stores, changing the once neat rows of homes to a mishmash of residential and commercial areas.  “What about zoning laws” I asked.  He started laughing. I didn’t follow up.

We then spoke of a family member who also works in Abadan for a large construction company.  He said that the person was depressed because he had not been paid for the past 4 months, and had to borrow money to pay for household expenses.  He said that the family member was afraid to approach the boss about the unpaid wages because a few people who had done so had been fired.  “What about labor laws”I asked.  He started laughing again.  I got the message this time too.

It seems like the only laws that are enforced in Iran are political and religious laws.  God forbid if a few strands of a woman’s hair are showing.  God forbid you protest about your vote.  God forbid if you write something remotely critical of the government.  In those instances, watch out.  They will drag you out of whatever cave you’re hiding in and will beat you, jail you and even shoot you on the streets.  For everything else, the prevailing law in Iran is the law of the jungle.  You can do whatever you want with whomever you want.  And ifit happens by some miracle that you are caught, you just bribe someone and get out of whatever mess you have made for others…and that’s why Iran is a nation of no laws…



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by Anonymous Observer on

you got it my friend.  They have no sense of Iranian identity and cannot connect with this land.  That's why they're going to abuse it as much they can before their butts is kicked out at some point.  



AO , I call it "Ommatie hotel syndrome"

by SamSamIIII on


My good man, it,s the same mentality that afflicts folks who stay in a hotel, they are sloppy, break things, make huge mess and in short act as grease monkeys on steroids totaly ignorant to that temporary place of residence since it,s not their home and could care less . It is the same mentality that Arabo ommaties have when dealing with Iran since it,s not their home and they are there only to loot & pillage , that simple . So, incompetent city planning is yet another little chapter added to their long list of ignorance . What do you expect from a buncha uninvited pan-malakhii guests.

Cheers AO jaan & best wishes pilgram  !!!


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by Anonymous Observer on

I think that the problem goes a little farther than that.  Even though I agree with your comment, I think that the IRI's policy, from its inception, has been to say and do whatever it needs to line its own pockets, and to keep itself in power, to the detriment of the rest of the Iranian society.  The overwhelming majority of its resources and efforts are directed toward those goals and, as a consequences, it does not have the will power or the resources to care about or to improve the quality of life for the Iranian people.  And the lawlessness and "khar too khar" [pardon the expression] that we see in Iran today  is the direct result of that policy of neglect. 



by capt_ayhab on

Problem is that ever since AN took office, every and all governmental projects go through SEPAH.

Sepah has become what [Bonyad e Pahlavi] used to be which is in charge of all major construction projects in Iran. And since they are above the law, as a result the smaller general contractors who win the projects in betting process pay hefty amounts as bribe to the Sepahi in charge.

Sepah is in charge of over 75% of entire Iran's economy, from construction, to communication, to manufacturing to large banks.

In essence they have been given  the [Carte blanche] to pillage the country.


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Mehrban jaan

by Anonymous Observer on

You're welcome.  And you are absoultely right.  These people are blinded by ideology and cannot see the damage that this evil regime has done to our homeland, our people, and the future of oure people.  They are happy to sacrifice all of that just to see the IRI with an A-bomb "confronting" the "West" and "Israel" for some dubious cause.  what a shame...


Dear AO

by Mehrban on

It is good for some of our friends on the site who while sitting in the West, still defend IRR on an ideological basis, to see and hear about realities of everyday life in Iran.   Thanks for the blog.

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by Anonymous Observer on

Not only business transactions, but laws in general.  


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Rings True

by Omid B on

I like your post! The kind of resources poured into "cultural" enforcement agencies in IRI is definitely immense. If only they'd use that to enforce private contracts in business transactions.