Skip to comments.INSIDE IRAN'S NEW CONSPIRACY THEORY
Posted on 04/18/2009 7:07:25 AM PDT by nuconvert
IRAN is facing an "international conspiracy" to over throw the Khomeinist re gime with a "velvet revolution," the official Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) claimed yesterday.
The latest mascot of the plotters is supposed to be Roxana Saberi, a former Miss North Dakota now charged with espionage in Tehran. A US citizen with an Iranian father and a Japanese mother, the 31-year-old Roxana has worked in Iran on and off for years as a freelance reporter.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has called for Saberi's immediate release and safe return to the US.
IRNA claims that the plot was first given "a credible structure" during a conference organized by a German think tank in Berlin eight years ago. It identifies the Heinrich Boll as an annex of the Green Party that is itself "controlled by Zionists." Former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer is labeled as arch-conspirator and presented as "a close friend" of Massoud Rajavi, leader of the People's Mujahedin, an Iranian armed opposition group based in Iraq.
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Once you allow yourself to become an Iranian citizen (as this girl did), no matter where you were born, you are an Iranian and therefore subject to the whims of the Iranian regime. They do not recognize dual citizenship and will treat you however they please.
Pretty and stupid=pretty stupid.
as a matter of curiosity -
Because of her Iranian father, does the woman in question hold dual citizenship??
Ms Saberi, 31, was born in the US and grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, the daughter of Reza Saberi, who was born in Iran, and his wife Akiko, who is from Japan.
In 1997 she was chosen as Miss North Dakota and was among the top 10 finalists in Miss America 1998.
When she received her Miss North Dakota title, Ms Saberi said that her aim was to encourage other people to appreciate cultural differences - an ambition that eventually led her into a career in journalism.
She graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota, with degrees in mass communication and French.
Ms Saberi also holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Northwestern University in Chicago and another master’s degree in international relations from Cambridge University in the UK.
She is currently working on yet another masters degree in Iranian studies.
Ms Saberi moved to Iran six years ago and worked as a freelance journalist for various news organisations, including the BBC, before her press credentials were revoked.
Her father said she had been determined to go to Iran, although he had expressed his concerns.
Mr Saberi said that despite losing her press status, his daughter had stayed on to finish a book on Iran and to study. He said she had planned to return to the US later this year.
But then came her arrest.
The development surprised former BBC Tehran correspondent Frances Harrison, who remembers her as a very careful person.
“She was a very cautious person and the kind of person who wore a headscarf even in diplomatic functions where there were no restrictions,” she said.
“She was careful about her reputation being a young, single woman living in Iran.”
She added: “She would know as a journalist that she would be under a lot of scrutiny - her phone would be listened too and she would be watched.”
This could be a ploy by the regime. Either it is being used as part of the run up to the elections [domestic] or her release could be a bargaining chip in the upcoming negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program. Her release could be used as a show of good faith to a gulible Obama administration who will point to it as Iran’s willingness to have better relations with the US. She has been convicted and her sentence is 8 years.
She had to apply for Iranian citizenship and Iranian passport - which she did. So technically she has dual citizenship. But once you have an Iranian passport, the Iranian regime doesn’t recognize dual citzenship - they see you as an Iranian only and treat you accordingly.
Yup. There’s an ulterior motive for sure.
Now her father, an Iranian, is there too. It will be interesting to see if he is allowed to leave.
I have often wondered when these type of cases make the press which citizenship prevails and have always presumed the country where the incident occurred would.
I have a big-time problem with dual citizenship.
In my thinking, you can owe allegiance only to one or the other - which??
I am sure he will be allowed to leave.
“I am sure he will be allowed to leave.”
Why on earth would you be sure of that?
I lived in Iran for two years, 1977-79, including during the fall of the Shah and the takeover by Khomeini. The mullahs still run Iran thru the Surpreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei who replaced Khomeini in 1989, and the Assembly of Experts. Ahmadinejad is just a figurehead. Nothing happens by coincidence in Iran. There is a reason why this woman was charged and convicted at this time.
“There is a reason why this woman was charged and convicted at this time.”
Yes, and that’s why her father is at risk too.
And I will add, the closer it gets to Israel making her move against Iran, and the more threatened the regime feels, the more danger ANY westerner or Iranian visiting the country is in.
” They have the daughter, who has lived in the country for 6 years. Accusing her as a spy and putting her on trial is more plausible than placing the father on trial who is visiting the daughter”
Lol. The father is also an Iranian citizen to the regime. Since they have found the daughter guilty, they could easily claim that the father was working with his daughter and arrest him too, especially if he gets to vocal for their liking.
You have a fertile imagination. We won’t have to speculate. Let’s see what happens. I bet I am right.
The father has only one value to the Iranian regime, and that would be squelched if he were arrested. They are more likely to kick him out of the country so he can return to the United States or Europe and be featured prominantly in the Press pleading for Obama to please help free his poor falsly convicted Daughter. Her real guilt or innocense is, as has been pointed out, unimportant. His job as far as Iran is concerned is to have him complain most vocally and keep pressure on Obama with his daughter being in the news.
“You have a fertile imagination.”
No, the regime does. I hope they allow the father to leave, though he said that he will not return home without his daughter.
They will use the father to their own advantage, whatever and however they see fit. If they determine that detaining him suits their needs, they will.
So to say that one be can “sure” that the regime will let him go is ridiculous.
I am sure. No need to speculate. We will see what happens and you will see whether I am right or wrong. I am sure I am right and you are wrong.
“They are more likely to kick him out of the country so he can return to the United States or Europe and be featured prominantly in the Press pleading for Obama to please help free his poor falsly convicted Daughter.”
Her mother can publicly plead on her daughter’s behalf (and her husband’s for that matter), so they don’t need to let the father leave for that.
They enjoy taking Americans hostage, because they can. And they think it shows strength.
It’s difficult to predict the actions of the regime.
Hostages, Hostages Everywhere
“I am sure I am right and you are wrong”
Wrong about what? That the regime is unpredicatable and no one should be sure about what they may or may not do?