PRIMARY COLORS: Reza Pahlavi and Trita Parsi Take a Stroll Down The Political Lane ;0)


PRIMARY COLORS: Reza Pahlavi and Trita Parsi Take a Stroll Down The Political Lane ;0)
by Darius Kadivar
Veiled Prophet of Khorasan's generous plea to Iranian Americans to give NIAC a chance in his recent Blog ( 

NIACprompted me to make a similar suggestion but the other way round to Trita Parsi through this cinematic metaphor.

I leave it to your imagination to guess or decide "who is who ? " in this scene ... ;0)


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It has been over 30 years

by Bavafa on

It has been over 30 years since the Iranian revolution and one can see how much support RP has gathered as a leader.

If he was going to keep the same pace and Iranians were going to look in him as the leader, IRI would be there for another 300 years, hope not.

On other notes, NIAC as a relatively new and young organization has been aiming to pull together Iranian-American voices and so far has done a very successful job at it, one can not deny that.

It is also noteworthy that there is no a rivalry between NIAC and the future Iranian opposition leader, who ever that maybe

But that leader must first earn the Iranian people respect as a leader by doing the hard work and showing that he/she is a leader material. I am afraid RP has much catching up to do.


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Re: Reza Pahlavi path to success

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


I agree. He is the most reasonable of the well known leadership. If Pahlavi has remained Iran would be the undisputed power in the region. We would have likely recovered lost territory. The ex-Soviet republics were and are ripe for reunification with Iran.

But who wants to join with IR? Iran under Pahlavi would have been very attractive. It is not too late. RP is still around; I hope he raises to the occasion. We need him. 


Reza Pahlavi path to success

by siavash1000 on

Just take a look at where we were before Pahlavi Dynasty and what happened after shah left the country in 1979. No need to mention how Reza khan improved our country and morenized Iran. Reza khan most frequent expression was, " I make Iran better than France, that french people come and see it and regret". He never took his booth out in those days working for Iran days and nights.  No comparison between Iran with surrunding countries during shah days. We were the dimond of the Persian Gulf. Iran was part of Europe in middle east. Our people were very happy. I have seen it with my own eyes those days and how happy our people were.

Now, with Reza Pahlavi, hand to hand, shoulder to shoulder,  we can re-build our country once again. If you have heart for Iran, if you love your country people, this is the way to go.

Payandeh our AryanLand IRAN 

Long live crown Reza Pahlavi



by afshinazad on

RP is the great leader to oppose the regime and united opposition by leadership of Reza Pahlavi great threat to IRI and make no mistake our country needs more powerful opposition against the Islamic killing machine. whoever wants to join the RP for freedom of our nation and country and restoring our culture and dignity and everything that we have lost is welcomed and there is no excuses as far I am concerned because our country is in verge of destruction by IRI and foreign forces, there must be compromise and tolerance among all oppositions for their goal and our nation and motherlands freedom. There is no greater service to our country and the nation than built united and powerful force to defeat the satanic regime.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

Aren't you a bit concerned when you see Sargord pushing for NIAC? 

I am not naive and am well aware of what SP stands for. However there are other people like MM pushing for NIAC also. I strongly respect MM. SP is a trouble maker and I do no base my actions on anything he says. I don't care if he supports or opposes something. His voice to me means less than the dogs barking.

In my view NIAC is at a formative stage. We do not have many Iranian American lobbies. This is the most powerful one. I am asking for "conditional" support for one year. By joining it we may influence it in directions we see helpful. Personally I rather have it focus on non IR related matters.

Things like: 

  • Preserving Iranian heritage and artefacits.
  • Preserving Iranian territory.
  • Stopping nonsense like US Navy renaming the Persian Gulf.
  • Standing up to people who promote ethnic problems.
  • Preventing mistreatment of Iranians.
  • Promoting respect for Iranian people.

You can either site on the side line and criticize or join and try to change things. Here is a fine statement from Eroonman:

Don't like NIAC or PAIIA or any other group? Use the system, join them and fix it from the inside.

If you chose not to join that is your prerogative and I respect that. But I also respect people who chose this as a path to make good changes. We got to try; fail; get up and try once more. Or we are doomed to fail right now.





by masoudA on

Aren't you a bit concerned when you see Sargord pushing for NIAC? 

This sargord pirouz guy is a great asset here - let's use him.   Remember adab az keh amookhti....? 

Trita Parsi and NIAC are both creations - designed by non Iranains to further anti Iranian causes....The sooner you recognize that the faster we can get organized.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

Reza Pahlavi

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


In a way I agree with Benross.

My suggestion for NIAC different. I was promoting unity behind them for one year. As an Iranian interest lobby group not as a potential leader for Iran. While members we could influence it more to our point of view or at least try. After a year reevaluate and decide whether to continue our support.

RP is a different situation. He is a potential leader to Iran. I make no secret of my admiration for his grandfather and wish that he be like Reza Khan. I have always had a good opinion of Reza Pahlavi. In fact on multiple occasions I have suggested him an a leader. From the day he volunteered to fight Iraq he showed that he put Iran above other things. Just imagine RP is willing to go fight for Iran; MKO sides with Saddam. That speaks tons about ones character right there.

Here are my positions:

  • I am willing to support RP as the focal point of all opposition to IR.
  • I do not mix NIAC and RP as to me they have different purposes.

I have watched his interviews and his actions. He has always taken the high road and never advocated any policy that would harm Iran. I think under his leadership Iran would very quickly regain its prosperity. Personally I would be honored to have him: show initiative and take the lead on political opposition to IR. 

Darius Kadivar

No Benross Jaan I don't

by Darius Kadivar on

Because to begin with this is not a Comparison per se but a Metaphor ...

And Metaphor's by definition can be applied regardless of which political, social or cultural context or timeline one has in mind.

But it seems that once again you are more obsessed by the "Form" than actual "Content" of this blog as you were in the case of another blog I posted some time ago underlining the threats of Separatism in Iran:

SEPARATIST TEMPTATIONS: Don't Let It Fool You ... Treason Exists ...

Which in the above case is Anything But a Metaphor ... For that is a Real Threat which exists and which has increased ever since we foolishly abolished the monarchy which for centuries had guaranteed the "Yek Parcheghi" of this Country we call Iran:

Words For Eternity ...

GIVE ME BACK MY COUNTRY: Bold Poem by a fellow compatriot denounces Ahmadinejad's Iran


In my current blog however I aim to address the fact that if Iranians in the Diaspora hope in their lifetime to offer a realistic path for Democratic Change in Iran or offer a serious and challenging political alternative to the clowns Ruling Iran today they will have to learn to put aside their differences and prove that they understand one or two things about : TEAM WORK !

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RESPONDING TO REZA's CALL: An Iranian Solidarnosc in the Making ... by DK

A Response to David ET's Blog: "Iranicans" Get Your Acts Together!!! by DK

Clearly given the reactions in this thread coming respectively from a Cyber Bassijee, a cyber Communist and a cyber Monarchist ...

The Answer is They Cannot in the Cyber World ! ...

All I can hope for best is to see a hint that they could in the Real World !






by benross on

Comparing a small time local politician (of a foreign country) with the king of another country is a defeatist attitude don't you think?


Critic's corner

by comrade on



With the advance of technology, nowadays, viewers have the choice of alternate endings.

Never increase, beyond what is necessary, the number of entities required to explain anything.


Sargord Pirouz

Why? Reza's following is a

by Sargord Pirouz on

Why? Reza's following is a few middle-aged cranks that follow european royalty on celebrity gossip media presumably while knitting sweaters and stuffing themselves with bon bons.

The younger generation at NIAC is a lot hipper than that, Darius.

Face it, you and your likes are a bunch of obtuse fuddy-duddies.