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Iranian Alert - March 7, 2005 - 'Incompetent Clerics Driving Iran to the Abyss'
Regime Change Iran ^ | 03/07/05 | freedom44

Posted on 03/06/2005 6:42:04 PM PST by freedom44


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Iran Press Service

In an unprecedented open letter to the ruling clerical leaders, more than five hundred Iranian scholars, intellectuals, journalists, students, artists and politicians have denounced the "incompetence" of the present clerical-led leadership and warned that only bowing to the principles of a real democracy can save the country and nation from total collapse.

Observers say this is the first time that so many dissidents of all categories have joined in writing such a letter, produced on the occasion of the forthcoming presidential elections, due next June.

The signatories, most of them well known activists, have dressed a black picture of the regime's achievements in the past 25 years, reaching the conclusion that the record of the "appointed and selected officials" in charge of the nation is "negative" in all political, economic, cultural and social fields "to the point that the nation's independence, unity, coexistence and future are in serious danger".

Based on some official statistics, the signatories also hints at the "critical conditions and situation" of the nation, particularly in political, economic, cultural and social fields to conclude that the establishment has been "both incapable and impotent" in the defining, recognising and defending" Iran's national interests in face of threats coming from outside.

The Office for the Consolidation of Unity (OCU), the Iranian students largest organisation, the Popular Front, the Iranian People Party (IPP) of the late Dariush Forouhar, the Iranian National Party (INP), some nationalist-religious movements as well as hundreds of well-known personalities have signed the petition.

"The publication of the petition shows that the rulers have failed in their attempt at discouraging the people by propagating the wrong image that the dissidents and activists have deserted the political arena", said Mr. Keshtgar, adding that the letter shows that contrary to the ruler's expectations, the Iranian, more than ever before, are determined to go ahead with their long struggle for freedom and democracy".

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1 posted on 03/06/2005 6:42:05 PM PST by freedom44
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; fat city; freedom44; Tamsey; Grampa Dave; PhiKapMom; McGavin999; Hinoki Cypress; ...
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2 posted on 03/06/2005 6:47:48 PM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: freedom44

Somebody has seen thos inkstained voters just across the border and has taken heart and is putting ever more pressure on the mad mullahs.

I blame Dubya for this. Heh heh...


3 posted on 03/06/2005 7:03:29 PM PST by TalBlack
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To: DoctorZIn

What's an ambyss?


4 posted on 03/06/2005 7:04:35 PM PST by AdequateMan (I keep wanting to type "Feral" government instead of "Federal". Is that a freudian slip?)
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To: AdequateMan

Ambyss - Female Albatross.


5 posted on 03/06/2005 7:06:52 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: freedom44

The elections are in June. I wonder if the mad mullahs are going to stop people from running again? Staying away from the polls just allows the bad guys to get elected, maybe the people should go and write in the names of the candidates they really want.


6 posted on 03/06/2005 7:52:01 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999

The elections are in June. I wonder if the mad mullahs are going to stop people from running again?

It wouldn't suprise me.


7 posted on 03/06/2005 8:46:03 PM PST by Valin (DARE to be average!)
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To: McGavin999

There has been repeated offers made from united Iranian factions to give mullahs amnesty if they step aside. It’s not in the nature of these fundamentalist vampires to do so. They don’t consider themselves guests. And with the shrinking world of victims, they have nowhere to go but to get wiped out. Something big will happen in June, hopefully, peacefully.


8 posted on 03/06/2005 8:57:38 PM PST by Reza2004
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To: Reza2004

As Rafsanjani once said

"Mah neyoomadem enja khe basyeh mehmooneh, mah omadem khe beboonem.'

We didn't come here for dinner or get-together, we came to stay.


9 posted on 03/06/2005 9:06:02 PM PST by freedom44
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To: McGavin999

The Mullahs do not care what names people write on the papers.

They want to tell the world, look, we get 30 milion voters so we are a democracy! (which they are not).

So, people of Iran should stop participating the sham elections under the rule of the Mullahs.


10 posted on 03/06/2005 10:35:09 PM PST by Khashayar (Normandy.... You are my pilgrimage site! You are the most sacred place in the world!)
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To: freedom44; nuconvert; Reza2004; parisa; peacebaby; Valin; AdmSmith

Mullahs' saying: (in Persian):

'age ye yek gherooni ro be molla dadi, dige nemituni azash begiri. hala chetori mikhay hokumat ro azash begiri?'

Translation:

"It is impossible to get back a penny from a Mullah if you give it to him. Now how do you want to get the government back from them?"


11 posted on 03/06/2005 10:38:27 PM PST by Khashayar (Normandy.... You are my pilgrimage site! You are the most sacred place in the world!)
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To: Khashayar

People wouldn't vote if their job didn't depend on it.


12 posted on 03/06/2005 10:50:52 PM PST by freedom44
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To: freedom44

Yeah, I know!


13 posted on 03/06/2005 10:56:26 PM PST by Khashayar
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To: freedom44
It's high time Rafsanjani & the rest of the terrorist promoters in Tehran go.

Since 1979 the Iranian public & her vast supplies of crude oil have been held hostage to 7th century Islamic fanatics which have unitized the nation's number one exportable natural resource to spread its own brand of jihadic terrorism around the globe.


14 posted on 03/07/2005 1:09:14 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: freedom44
If the arab countries were smart thay would pass a law that mullah's can not hold positions of POLITICAL power. Why don't they take a lesson from us. We ban very few from holding the top office, but, very few "clerics" have held office in the U.S.

Ofcourse there is the render unto ceasar thought here.

15 posted on 03/07/2005 5:21:01 AM PST by marty60
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To: M. Espinola

Isn't it amazing how these mullah's think keeping the population in poverty, spending the national wealth on nuclear bombs, and sending the money out of the country to the likes of arafat (with swiss accts) is acceptable. When the Iranian people finally stand up and demand the mullahs step down and take over their country these maniacs will continue to squander the national treasure.


16 posted on 03/07/2005 5:25:36 AM PST by marty60
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To: marty60
The way things are shaping up in Lebanon & Syria, the day the mullahs are overthrown seems to quickly approaching.
17 posted on 03/07/2005 5:53:56 AM PST by M. Espinola (Freedom is never free!)
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To: DoctorZIn

Bump!


18 posted on 03/07/2005 7:31:13 AM PST by windchime (Hillary: "I've always been a preying person")
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To: M. Espinola

This GW’s legacy of the US president who set the Middle East free is already a reality. Lets pray for the forces of change to work in peace and finish the job without war in Iran as it is happening so far in Lebanon.


19 posted on 03/07/2005 7:43:24 AM PST by Reza2004
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To: marty60

lol

things do not work here as it may work there.

it is a different world.

Ah, forgot to say that Iran is not an Arabic country!


20 posted on 03/07/2005 3:13:18 PM PST by Khashayar
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To: DoctorZIn; nuconvert; parisa; MLedeen; freedom44; peacebaby; Valin; AdmSmith; Reza2004; ...

Students of University of Esfehan opposing the speech of upcoming presidential election nominee, Mostafa Moeen, by saying:

Freedom, Equality and Food for all

No To Election, yes to referundum

No To Islamic Republic

21 posted on 03/07/2005 5:56:20 PM PST by Khashayar
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To: PhilDragoo; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Happy2BMe; Smartass; SandRat; sionnsar; Allan; ex-Texan

PING TO TODAYS THREAD!


22 posted on 03/07/2005 5:57:57 PM PST by Khashayar
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To: Khashayar
That looks encouraging.

I just read something really encouraging on one of the ME blogs. I read that some of the wealthy Iranians have decided to accept Al Sistani as their spiritual leader and are sending money to him. I also read that Najef is skyrocketing as the center of Shiia religious schools with their "quietist" philosophy. Sistani believes that clerics have no place in politics :o)

23 posted on 03/07/2005 6:39:40 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: McGavin999

That is right

This article is also proving the photos.

http://iranvajahan.net/cgi-bin/news.pl?l=en&y=2005&m=03&d=07&a=7


24 posted on 03/07/2005 7:01:34 PM PST by Khashayar
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To: Khashayar; F14 Pilot

#21


25 posted on 03/07/2005 7:09:43 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Government is not the solution to our problem, government *IS* the problem.)
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To: AdequateMan; DoctorZIn
"What's an ambyss?"

=======================

A ambush on a precipice.

26 posted on 03/07/2005 7:11:54 PM PST by Happy2BMe (Government is not the solution to our problem, government *IS* the problem.)
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To: Khashayar
LOL, I loved that article! Think the mad mullahs are beginning to see the picture?

The way they keep sending their intelligence officers to other countries, and they keep getting arrested and jailed, who are the mad mullahs going to call on when the protests get serious?

27 posted on 03/07/2005 7:12:50 PM PST by McGavin999
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To: marty60

Iranians are ethnically Persians and are in no way related to Arabs.


28 posted on 03/07/2005 9:21:29 PM PST by freedom44
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To: Khashayar; freedom44; F14 Pilot
Who is that Che Guevara -look alike? If it really is Ernesto then what percentage of the opposition in Iran are stupid communists, socialists and general leftwingers?
29 posted on 03/08/2005 12:01:22 AM PST by AdmSmith
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To: AdmSmith

They are not commie. As I said, that photo for Iranian students is a symbol of rebellion. That's all!


30 posted on 03/08/2005 12:12:08 AM PST by Khashayar
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To: freedom44
This thread is now closed.

Join Us At Today's Iranian Alert Thread – The Most Underreported Story Of The Year!

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31 posted on 03/08/2005 2:47:35 AM PST by DoctorZIn (Until they are Free, "We shall all be Iranians!")
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To: freedom44

I know that, but there tends to be a generalization about the "me". I don't consider Iran part of the me, but most people do.


32 posted on 03/08/2005 2:50:06 AM PST by marty60
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To: AdmSmith

I don't think these students understand who Che is. I spoke with a teacher at Tehran University who told me the students had no idea who he was - they think he's some pro-Democracy figure instead of a communist guerrilla


33 posted on 03/08/2005 9:22:20 AM PST by freedom44
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