Skip to comments.Iranian Alert -- July 3, 2004 [EST]-- IRAN LIVE THREAD -- "Americans for Regime Change in Iran"
Posted on 07/02/2004 9:00:07 PM PDT by DoctorZIn
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The regime is working hard to keep the news about the protest movement in Iran from being reported. Unfortunately, the regime has successfully prohibited western news reporters from covering the demonstrations. The voices of discontent within Iran are sometime murdered, more often imprisoned. Still the people continue to take to the streets to demonstrate against the regime.
This is the same thing the last ones that wanted to overthrow that government were saying.
"Stop The Flood Of Blood In Iran" I still have a handout given to me in Houston in the 70's by an Iranian "student" wanting to overthrow the Shah and bring back the Ayatolla.
And your point is...?
As an Iranian I agree with you. US credit will be damaged here if the US doesnt help raise our voice over Saddams crimes. Caz the regime in Iran does not care about us.
Rafsanjani wants it turned into a circus. Not necessary. They can do as they are for Kuwait.
"US credit will be damaged here ...."
That's what I'm afraid of.
Saddam will be tried for his crimes against Iranians too.
"they may not want to provide access to all the evidence against Saddam to Iranian prosecutors"
That's a good point. And yes, there are probably other reasons we won't know about, why the Iraqis decided not to include crimes against Iran.
"Rafsanjani...: confuse, divide and conquer"
You're right again. Thanks for the reminder.
You have a point. I hope that they include that Saddam used chemical warfare against Iran as well as his own population.
We aren't in the business of giving concessions. The Iranians are not coming to the table from a position of strength. They have no right demanding what the US does or does not encourage the Iraqis to do in the Iraqi courts.
Saddam's atrocities rest with Saddam, not the Iraqi people who fought in the Iran-Iraq war. I very much doubt that there is much love lost between the Iraqis and the Iranians. With Saddam in the dock, Iraq can and will try him whichever way the citizens see fit.
Iran has no place in this matter. To acquiesce to the likes of Rasfanjani will only add to his clout in Iran. He is using this issue to draw the attention of the Iranian people away from the inner turmoil within Iran. Playing his game is not in the best interests of the US. We do nothing without it serving our ends, not that of the mullahs.
The next step will be for all of them to be formally charged. At that hearing, they will all have legal representation and will be told when the trial will take place, they will at that time have the formal charges and the evidence. Saddam's trial will not take place until January, 2005 when Iraq has elected representatives.
The US has nothing to say about this trial, it's being run by the Iraqis for the Iraqis. If Iran wants him tried, they should contact the Iraqi prosecutor and present their evidence. The Iraqis would probably welcome their help.
"Don't say this is only up to the Iraqis, 'cause all Bush would have to do is nod his head and the Iranians' charges would be heard also."
Iraq's sovereignty would be enhanced if the Iranians took their case directly to the Iraqis, rather than to attempt to convince an intermediary to make their case for participation.
"We can not close our eyes on crimes committed by the mad dog of the middle east, Saddam. Can we?"
Absolutely not! It would be better for all concerned if the Iranians appealed to the Iraqis to present their charges.
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