Monday, January 23, 2006

  • All it will take for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing
  • Benefit of the doubt is appropriate if and only if no words to the contrary yet spoken
  • No Taqiyah (hiding or lying about your beliefs or opinions in order to CYA) exercised or allowed
  • Take what is said at its face value and challenge it the way it is, no less, no more, no excuses, no exceptions

It is rather unfortunate that I have to start my blog on negative notes. But the article in LA Times by Shirin Ebadi and Muhammad Sahimi leaves little doubt in my mind that she is a Trojan horse. The article is dishonest and misleading. It is shameful that 27 years after Shah's fall and his death in exile, she still chooses to attack him for, in her words, creating the Frankstein that the world has to deal with today. Funny that this lady was one of the first female judges under the same regime she hates so much while demoted to the clerk in her own court under the regime she defends so adamantly.

Some other nonsense from her article "instead of backing Iran's fledgling democratic movement, which would have led to nuclear transparency, the U.S. undercut it by demonizing Iran. While Khatami proposed people-to-people dialogue between Americans and Iranians, Washington chose to block Iranian scholars, artists and authors from visiting the U.S. Although Khatami helped the U.S. in Afghanistan, President Bush designated Iran a member of the "axis of evil." By 2003, when it became clear that Khatami's reforms had stalled, the world started paying closer attention to Iran's nuclear program. So, what had demonizing Iran achieved?". Well, lady peace has apparently forgot that the regime crackdown on the students, the press, and other dissidents and its clandestine pursuit of nuclear technology was in full force as Madam Albright was offering apologies to mullahs for US role in overthrowing Mossadegh.

And now listen to the advice of lady peace to the West: "Western nations should help the U.N. appoint a special human rights monitor for Iran. It would remind the General Assembly of Iran's human rights record annually, and strongly condemn it if the record keeps deteriorating. Contrary to the general perception, Iran's clerics are sensitive to outside criticism." Has this (nearly) annual condemnation of mullahs not been happening in the past 27 years? What has it accomplished? Has it stopped mass executions, stoning, public hangings, mutilation, or stopped Iran's nuclear activity for that matter?

In brief lady peace is suggesting the west to waste time engaging in some useless acts as the mullahs develop the bomb. But in the process, lady peace may have decrypted the DaVinci Code for the demise of her beloved regime: Invert exactly everything lady peace suggests and soon we'll be rid of the murderers in Tehran, God willing (inshallah).


Blogger Sahar said...


I like the name, "lady peace". I agree with a lot of what you said. It is sad how she always used to "talk" about a lot things without "saying" anything. But well, I think we should have known this when Khatami didn't even congratualte her on her prize, and said that the only "real" nobel prizes are for sciences, and then she went back to Iran and kissed khatami's hand (to be polite). I thought at that point that she is doing these because she wanted to work in Iran and she needed some security. But after this article, I don't know what to think.

By the way, welcome to blog world...

11:31 AM  
Blogger Count Down said...

Sahar khanom-e-aziz,

Thanks for your kind message and leaving the first comment on my blog.

7:33 PM  

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