Skip to comments.Islamic regime to submerge Iran's historical root (Persepolis & Pasargade)
Posted on 08/22/2005 1:02:15 PM PDT by F14 Pilot
The Islamic regime is to submerge part of Iran's past in a shameful historical cleansing, in order to avoid facing more nationalistic problems with future generations. The construction of a very controversial dam project is near completion and soon, the tomb of "Cyrus the Great" and "Persepolis" would be submerged under water.
Cyrus the Great (580-529 BC) (known as Kourosh in Persian; Kouros in Greek; Kores in Hebrew) was the first Achaemenian Emperor and founder of Iran, who issued a decree on his aims and policies, later hailed as his charter of the rights of nations. Inscribed on a clay cylinder, this is known to be the first declaration of Human Rights, and is now kept at the British Museum. A replica of this is also at the United Nations in New York. Part of his charter states: "I am Cyrus. King of the world. When I entered Babylon... I did not allow anyone to terrorize the land... I kept in view the needs of people and all its sanctuaries to promote their well-being... I put an end to their misfortune. The Great God has delivered all the lands into my hand; the lands that I have made to dwell in a peaceful habitation.... . .When my soldiers in great numbers peacefully entered Babylon... I did not allow anyone to terrorize the people... I kept in view the needs of people and all its sanctuaries to promote their well-being... Freed all the slaves... I put an end to their misfortune and slavery (referring to the Jews and other religious minorities). The Great God has delivered all the lands into my hand; the lands that I have made to dwell in a peaceful habitation... " http://www.livius.org/ct-cz/cyrus_I/babylon05.html#Cyrus
The founder of Iran was upright, a great leader of men, generous and benevolent. He's qualified by many as an enlightened liberator, not a heroic conqueror, because of his tolerance and respect for the customs and religions of every region of his great empire. Some might argue that Cyrus was the founder of "multiculturalism. "The Hellenes, whom he conquered regarded him as 'Law-giver' and the Jews as 'the anointed of the Lord'. He freed them from slavery, in Babylonia and helped them to re-build the Temple of David in Jerusalem.
He established a type of federal government for his vast Empire and appointed a governor (satrapi) to represent him in each province. However the administration, legislation, and cultural activities of each province was the responsibility of the Satraps. According to the Greek historian, Xenophon, Cyrus is also reputed to have devised the first postal system. (Achaemenide achievements).
It's believed that the Islamic regime's decision to destroy Cyrus' tomb is due to clerics' fear of what he did represent and the increase of nationalistic sentiments among Iranians. These fears have been boosted as more Iranians are turning from Islam and especially following the news on the future release of a British-US movie on the life of Cyrus the Great. The un-Iranian Islamic regime and its propaganda machine have already labeled the movie as a US-Zionist conspiracy intending to undermine Islam. The independent 80 million dollars budget movie is to be made outside Iran. http://www.chahayagroup.com/
The dogmatic Islamist clerics are considering as pagan anything related to Iran of before the Islamic invasion of 14 centuries ago and a direct threat to their backwarded and barbarian ideology. The Islamists have shown, at several occasions,, their animosity about ancient Iran and are considering it as something 'dirty' while ancient Iran was monotheist and was following Zoroaster guidances of "Good Thought, Good Deed, Good Speak". No slavery was existing in Iran of that time, while Arab conquerors were killing or taking as slave all those who were not accepting the Islamic religion. Many theologists believe that the Abrahamic religions are all inspired from Zoroastrianism.
It's to note that the Islamic republic regime is usurping Iran's chair at the UN and it's a member of UNESCO.
The Gate of Nations, Persepolis
Pasargad, tomb of Cyrus the great
Reminds me of the Taliban blowing up those buddas right before 9/11
More cultural genocide from an Islamic Regime.
Oh, this is awful.
OH! This is UNBELIEVABLE!!
This is awful; among the things I have wanted to see...
KILL THE MULLAHS NOW!
"It's believed that the Islamic regime's decision to destroy Cyrus' tomb "
These people are below pigs, real barbarians and savages.
This is the face of the kind of lunacy we are confronting - or NOT confronting.
I'd gladly put a bomb right in the middle of Tehran to stop this kind of desecration -and so - I imagine, would a good many Iranians.
Cyrus the Great was a Zoroastrian - the first monotheistic religion.
Mohammad's ancestors were chasing camles around the Arabian desert when Cyrus was building palaces, temples and monuments.
I like this!
Thanks for saying it!
The best thing is to attack mullahs' strongholds RIGHT now!
As opposed to "submerged" over water?
Today is officially "National Punctuation Day". Close enough to make a remark about gratuitous repetetive redundancy.
This is an opportunity for American billionaires to do something useful with their spare change.
Buy it all up, block by block, and ship it all to Arizona to keep company with the London Bridge. Surely, we've got some extra space in need of a good tourist trap.
Yup...these sites are on my To-see-before-I-die list. The whole history of the Persian Empire is very impressive. I am baffled why the Persians embraced an imported religion and were so willing to discard their own heritage. Though, I suppose Europeans forsake their heritage for an imported religion also.
Its like Planet of the Apes over there!
No...as opposed to submerged under oil.
That sounds like a good idea!
At least, they will be reserved for future generations of mankind
This might turn out quite differently.
Unless the sandmaggots start blowing up each persian national treasure, they might discover that that dam dam may be harder to build and take much longer than planned; hundreds of years, even.