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Iranian Alert -- DAY 24 -- LIVE THREAD PING LIST
Live Thread Ping List | 7.3.2003 | DoctorZin

Posted on 07/03/2003 12:03:52 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

In just 6 days (July 9th) the people of Iran are planning massive demonstrations events and strikes.

On this date, 4 years ago, the regime brutally attacked peaceful student demonstrators while in their dorms. The result was the loss of life and liberty of hundreds of students, many of which are still unaccounted for.

Once again, the regime has been threatening a major crackdown on the protesters. A major confrontation is just days away.

Iran is a country ready for a regime change. If you follow this thread you will witness, I believe, the transformation of a country. This daily thread provides a central place where those interested in the events in Iran can find the best news and commentary.

Please continue to post your news stories and comments to this thread.

Thanks for all the help.

DoctorZin


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bushdoctrineunfold; iran; iranianalert; powellwatch; protests; southasialist; studentmovement; warlist
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1 posted on 07/03/2003 12:03:53 AM PDT by DoctorZIn
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2 posted on 07/03/2003 12:07:20 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Iran Mullahs will feel the heat from our Iraq victory!)
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Iranian Alert -- DAY 24 -- LIVE THREAD PING LIST

Live Thread Ping List | 7.3.2003 | DoctorZin

Posted on 07/03/2003 12:03 AM PDT by DoctorZIn

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3 posted on 07/03/2003 12:15:01 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 7 days until July 9th)
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Good morning DoctorZIn, any word from the Young Lions?
4 posted on 07/03/2003 12:17:59 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: DoctorZIn
The Iranians should know we are watching the situation there, and we are worried for them.
5 posted on 07/03/2003 12:20:29 AM PDT by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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SMCCDI: Famous American Strategist Calls for Support of Iranian Students

SMCCDI (Information Service)
July 2, 2003

One of the most famous American analysts called, yesterday, for the increase of official US support of the Iranian Student Movement and the Secularist forces who are seeking to overthrown the Islamic republic regime.

Dr. Jack Wheeler, the mastermind behind the famous
"Reagan Doctrine", who was speaking in a public forum in Dallas (TX/USA), stated: "More than ever we shall adjust our policy and bring an open and firm support to the brave students and freedom fighters who are fighting against a barbarian and terrorist regime".

"Without doubt, these young Iranians who are forming more than 70% of the Iran's population are our best friends for years to come and they're our natural allies against fanatism and terrorism" he emphasized.

Dr. Wheeler slammed those "Opportunistic European Countries" who are blinded by the money made on the back of the oppressed people of the World and predicted a soon end to their colonial rules.

Following Dr. Wheeler's description of the current geopolicy, Aryo Pirouznia, speaking on behalf of SMCCDI, asked from the audience for an increase of the moral support for Iranian freedom fighters.

Pirouznia stated:" Your moral support and pressure against those countries dealing with my Motherland is an important step in the Iranian Freedom process. Such help is less costly than any type of military war which will dammage my country and undermines the increasing US popularity among the majority of the Iranians."

"Help us to determine our future by ourselves. Just support us moraly and we will overcome of a shacky regime" he emphasized.

Jack Wheeler who's a Geopolitic expert and a maverick explorer is well known for his role in support of the non-marxist freedom movements across the globe and his role in the dismantelment of the defunct Soviet Empire.

He's the author of several books and is managing an online news service named "Tothepointnews.com"

http://www.iran-daneshjoo.org/cgi-bin/smccdinews/viewnews.cgi?category=5&id=1057217356

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6 posted on 07/03/2003 12:37:02 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
Thank you for the ping. While I haven't been posting to all the threads I have been watching what is going on.

God Bless those who have the bravery to love liberty and oppose tyranny. God is not a tyrant and has always brought about the destruction of those who were. I firmly believe He will not tolerate the innocent blood on these oppressers hands.
7 posted on 07/03/2003 12:42:04 AM PDT by kuma
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To: DoctorZIn
Good Morning from the GoE.

A few weeks ago, I suggested the idea of going to a specific website to show our support towards the brave people of Iran on July 9th. i know you have had an awful lot going on, but has there been any progress on that idea, as I want to play my part on that historical day. I have already signed two petitions, on the Students Movement's website and an separate petition to Mr Annan at the Dis-United Nations.

Any suggestions into where the best place to be to protest on July 9th on the Web???

Keep Believing

BBB
8 posted on 07/03/2003 1:55:55 AM PDT by Big Bad Bob (FREE THE WORLD OF REDS)
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To: DoctorZIn
Iran holds over 300 - Most Saudis, Kuwaitis

A majority of the over 300 al-Qaeda members being held in Iran are Kuwaitis and Saudis, says an informed source. The source told Al-Anba Iran's Ministry of Security has prepared a list on the identities and names of al-Qaeda members held in its prisons. "Tehran, however, prefers, not to reveal the names and nationalities of the detainees because most of them are Kuwaitis and Saudis," he added.

"The total number of al-Qaeda members held in Iran exceeds 300. Most of them have been involved in major terror plots and attacks. We, therefore, do not wish to aggravate tension between Riyadh and Washington, in particular," said the source.

Iranian sources had earlier confirmed Iranian intelligence officials are involved in secret negotiations with Arab and international intelligence officials, including the British intelligence, to discuss the fate of al-Qaeda detainees.

The source said, meanwhile, Tehran does not wish a military or political escalation with the United States. "Iran does not also wish international nuclear weapons inspectors to commence their inspection duties in Iran without a prior agreement and on the basis of international agreements.

The source affirmed Tehran does not want to produce weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons. He added such nuclear capabilities will economically be a burden on Iran, especially when it is heavily involved in economic reforms.

The source reiterated Iran is ready to open up all of its nuclear installations to international inspectors to ensure Iran is free of any military or armament activity. He stressed international inspectors should not be granted permission to expand inspection activities without an international resolution.

Source: http://www.iranexpert.com/2003/iranholdsalqaeda2july.htm

Iran’s judiciary chief to visit Saudi Arabia

The head of Iran’s judiciary is to visit Saudi Arabia for talks there with top officials, a spokesman said, amid signs that Iran has detained and is seeking to extradite high-ranking members of the Al Qaeda network.

Judiciary spokesman Gholam-Hossein Elham told the official IRNA news agency that Ayatollah Mahmud Hashemi-Shahrudi will begin his two-day visit to the desert kingdom on Saturday, and will discuss ”important regional issues... and a joint campaign against regional organised crime.”

“A memorandum of understanding will also be signed to promote bilateral judicial ties,” he added. But Elham did not confirm if their talks would cover the possible extradition of Saudi Al Qaeda members detained in the Islamic republic.

According to numerous diplomats, Iran is engaged in secretive and complex negotiations with Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Kuwait over the extradition of several top aides to Osama bin Laden.

Iran’s foreign minister has said that Iran has no intention of publicly revealing their names.

Source: http://www.iranexpert.com/2003/judiciarychief2july.htm

They are in a hurry, most of the extraditions will be done before July 9th. Expect a declaration from Teheran tomorrow July 4th when they send a message to Dubya.
9 posted on 07/03/2003 6:19:07 AM PDT by AdmSmith
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10 posted on 07/03/2003 6:58:39 AM PDT by Free the USA
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Iran Targets Satellite TV Owners

July 03, 2003
Middle East Online
middle-east-online.com

TEHRAN - Iranian security forces have carried out a series of raids targetting private owners of banned satellite dishes in areas of Tehran that were the scene of recent anti-regime protests, witnesses and reports said Thursday.

The official Iran newspaper said that for several days there has been "a new wave of dish seizures, particularly in districts that were the theatre of recent troubles," a reference to the June 10-20 student-led unrest.

The protests swelled after many residents of Tehran were urged to take to the streets by foreign-based opposition satellite television broadcasts.

The ownership of satellite equipment is illegal in the country, and the paper said offending households received court summons and fines ranging between one and five million rials (120 and 600 dollars).

Witnesses in one neighbourhood near Tehran University, the epicenter of the virulent protests, said many of the raids were carried out by plainclothes men who could be seen throwing dishes from rooftops.

Around a dozen opposition television stations beam Persian-language broadcasts into Iran. Most are run by sympathisers of the monarchy that was ousted in 1979.

The struggle by Iran's clerical leaders against the broadcasts also includes attempts to jam reception of the stations in the capital, where hundreds of thousands of people are believed to own dishes and receivers.

http://iranvajahan.net/cgi-bin/news_en.pl?l=en&y=2003&m=07&d=03&a=4
11 posted on 07/03/2003 7:52:41 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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Powell: 'Keep out of Iran feud'

BBC News 7.3.2003

Iran's leaders reacted angrily to US support of the protests The US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has said America should not get involved in Iran's internal politics.

In a radio interview, he said Washington should stay away from the "family fight" between the country's reformists and conservatives.

He also reminded listeners that Iran was a democracy and President Mohammad Khatami had been freely elected.

Washington upset Iran in June when President George W Bush welcomed a wave of protests against the country's religious leadership.

President Khatami was elected... not in an American kind of election but an election that essentially tapped into the desires of the people

US Secretary of State Colin Powell

The protests have since subsided and Mr Powell said in his interview that the United States should sit back and observe further developments.

He told the Washington radio station WMAL: "The best thing we can do right now is not get in the middle of this family fight too deeply.

Deep concerns

"Remember that the president of Iran is freely elected. President Khatami was elected by his people, not in an American kind of election but an election that essentially tapped into the desires of the people."

Several thousand people took to the streets in cities across Iran to protest against the conservative clerical establishment and the reformist President Khatami, who is accused of betraying hopes for change.

At the time, President Bush described the protests as "the beginnings of people expressing themselves toward a free Iran", prompting an angry response from Iranian leaders.

Mr Powell stressed that Washington still had deep concerns about Iran, one of President Bush's "axis of evil".

But he added that it was best for the US to see if the protest movement would pressure Iran's political and religious leaders "to see whether this causes them to realise that they are going down a loser trail".

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3041426.stm

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12 posted on 07/03/2003 8:11:33 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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The Future of Iranian Nationalism (Great Read!)

TCS Defense ^ | 7/3/03 | Pejman Yousefzadeh
Posted on 07/03/2003 7:42 AM PDT by Persia
AP [An Excerpt]

The twists and turns of domestic Iranian politics can be tracked by examining the evolution of Iranian nationalism throughout the 20th century, and how nationalism has shaped modern day Iran. Nationalism will continue to be a significant influence on Iran's social and political life, and it is important for us to understand its history and present course if we are to understand the nature of the domestic revolts that are currently threatening the survival of the Islamic regime in Iran.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/939861/posts
13 posted on 07/03/2003 8:21:48 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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This was posted to yesrtdays thread and I didn't want you to miss it.

Posted by Khashayar to ewing; DoctorZIn; RaceBannon; risk; nuconvert; dixiechick2000; Eala
On News/Activism 07/03/2003 8:22 AM PDT #75 of 75

I couldnt let this NEWS pass and get old.
Many students are in hunger strike situation and they dont eat or drink any thing. 4 of them are in critical conditions!
14 posted on 07/03/2003 8:31:07 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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And one more final comment from Khashayar, yesterday...

As I dont have access to Internet on fridays any more, and 4th of July is near to come, I would like to say Happy 4th of July to all mates in this forum.
I would like to say congratulations for this holy occassion.
We, all Iranians, wish all Americans a happier life under the sacred flag of the U.S of A.
This event is really famous among Iranians and we admire your battles and heroic actions to be independent.
Wish you all a fortunate and better life in the days ahead.
God Bless America and Americans.

Wish you the bests!
15 posted on 07/03/2003 8:43:39 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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Powell: 'Keep out of Iran feud'

Very frustrating :-(

16 posted on 07/03/2003 9:37:56 AM PDT by Tamzee (Peace is the prerogative of the victorious, not the vanquished.... Churchill)
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To: Tamsey
I agree...
17 posted on 07/03/2003 10:39:23 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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Several Iranian students on hunger strike over arrests

A number of students from Tehran and provincial universities have gone on hunger strike to demand the release of classmates arrested during recent anti-regime protests, press reports said Thursday.

The reformist Nassim Saba paper said several students from Tehran's Allameh Tabatabae University had stopped eating since Monday.

They were demanding that detained demonstrators be freed and "rogue elements" of the clerical regime, namely hardline vigilante groups that helped violently quell the June 10-20 protests, be put on trial.

The conservative Afarinesh paper said eight students from Mashhad's Ferdowsi University were also making a similar protest to demand the release of detained students.

A third hunger strike has reportedly begun in the central city of Isfahan.

According to Iran's judiciary, a bastion of the religious right, some 4,000 people were detained during the demonstrations marked by unprecedented slogans targeting supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and fierce clashes between hardline Islamist groups and demonstrators.

Some 2,000 people are still in detention, a top justice official said last week, but the judiciary has said only 100 of those in detention are actually students.

The rest have been described as "hooligans".

http://www.abc.net.au/news/justin/nat/newsnat-4jul2003-2.htm

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18 posted on 07/03/2003 10:41:52 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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Yeah RIGHT!!!

That ties with this????:

IRAN: U.S. to Beam TV Show to Iran From Washington

19 posted on 07/03/2003 10:47:25 AM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (Iran Mullahs will feel the heat from our Iraq victory!)
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To: DoctorZIn
Just a reminder:

Invitation for a National Gathering Commemorating July 9th [LA & DC rallies for Iranian freedom, Sunday, July 6th]

(Anyone know if there will be any in the Seattle area?)

21 posted on 07/03/2003 11:02:34 AM PDT by Eala ("Every Child a Wanted Child" TruthfullyTranslated: "Abortion. It's for the Children.")
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To: Eala
Thanks for posting this....
We all need to participate in a demonstration like this on July 9th.
22 posted on 07/03/2003 11:05:50 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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SMCCDI: Financial Times Confirms Regime's Role in the Artificial Boom of Tehran's Stock Exchange

SMCCDI (Information Service)
July 3, 2003

The famous "Financial Times" confirmed, in its today edition, the role of the Islamic republic in the artificial boost of Tehran's Stock Exchange.

SMCCDI reported, in mid June, the drop of the Tehran index following the investors understanding of the unpopular nature of the regime and its shacky position.

In part of its article, Financial Times quote: "This is also a peculiar market, insulated because most of the 340 companies listed are affiliated to the government and most buyers are institutions that are also tied to the government.."

It is to say that specific instructions have been given by the Economic Offices of the Regime's National Security Council to avoid a collapse of the ehran's Exchange which will have a deadly impact on the support of the regime made by countries such as those EU members.

Neverless, the exit of capitals and Iranians have increased sharply and many of those affiliated to the regime are selling their illegitimate propreties in order to leave the country

http://www.iran-daneshjoo.org/cgi-bin/smccdinews/viewnews.cgi?category=5&id=1057255550

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23 posted on 07/03/2003 11:12:11 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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Public executions in Iranian province

The Express Chronicle
By Prima News Agency
July 3, 2003

IRAN. Two anti-government protesters were publicly executed in Iran one or two days ago. The two men were among those Iranian demonstrators arrested in the city of Ahwaz, Khoozestan province, in June of this year. The public executions took place in the city of Behbahan. Violent clashes ensued between locals and security forces as people tried to stop the executions.

According to the Student Movement Coordinating Committee for Democracy in Iran (SMCCDI), in recent days Iranian clerical leaders have frequently called for the execution of “mercenaries of US imperialism and Zionism”. Sources say the Iranian regime intends to execute several more protesters arrested during anti-clerical demonstrations in last month.

http://www.iran-daneshjoo.org/cgi-bin/smccdinews/viewnews.cgi?category=5&id=1057254829
24 posted on 07/03/2003 11:14:59 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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VOA TV to Launch New Persian Program July 6
VOA News

03 Jul 2003, 18:14 UTC

The Voice of America will begin broadcasting a new half-hour, Persian-language television show to Iran via satellite this Sunday, July 6.

In a statement Thursday, the U.S. government's Broadcasting Board of Governors says the information program, called News and Views, will be shown nightly from 9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.. local time in Iran.

Kenneth Tomlinson
Broadcast officials say the television show will feature original news reporting from Iran, world news roundups, analyses of issues and cultural reports. This Sunday's premiere will include the first of a series on the country's 1999 student demonstrations and the ensuing crackdown.

The program is meant to offer Iranian television viewers an alternative source of news, and is scheduled to run through September 30.

Kenneth Tomlinson, who chairs the broadcasting board, says that "if ever there was a time when the people of Iran need sound, factual reporting on their country, it is now."

Iran has experienced a series of youth and student protests against its cleric-run government in recent weeks. Tehran has accused the United States of encouraging the protests, a charge the Bush administration has rejected.

Television is a leading source of news in Iran, and satellite dishes are available in many homes across the country.

http://www.voanews.com/article.cfm?ObjectID=4F714C95-D462-410D-8F58CC371647B227&Title=VOA%20TV%20to%20Launch%20New%20Persian%20Program%20July%206&db=voa

25 posted on 07/03/2003 11:54:28 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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He also reminded listeners that Iran was a democracy and President Mohammad Khatami had been freely elected.

So... when that election took place, did women and non-muslims have the right to vote, did people have freedom of speech and religion, and was the press genuinely free?

Seems like it's hard to call it a democracy if women are second class citizens because of radical muslim views, and are not free to vote (and not free to travel to the polls without male minders.) And can an election be "free" if the press is so afraid of the mullahs that it has to self-censor to avoid having its journalists imprisoned, or is censored by or owned by government? I don't know what the conditions were during the election, but I would be very surprised indeed if the radical mullahs that took over left the press totally unshackled.

26 posted on 07/03/2003 11:56:13 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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In Iran today, candidates for elected office have to be vetted (approved) by the Islamic regime. The people, all people, then can vote on these candidates. Khatami wants to open this up a bit. Much like Gorbachev wanted a little change.

Also, they press has been free for a time under Khatami, but then the regime began closing down the newspapers, one by one and imprisoning their editors and writers.

BTW, in the last election, the protest movement asked the people not to vote in the election. The result being that approx 10% of eligible voters voted in the last election, in Tehran. The people voted by not voting. They consider the regime illegitimate.

27 posted on 07/03/2003 12:18:20 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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I was asked yesterday about the Coalition for Democracy in Iran. I am posting a link to their website for those interested in taking a look. There are a lot of good people on board.

http://www.c-d-i.org/index.shtml

DoctorZin
28 posted on 07/03/2003 1:36:21 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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I thought you might enjoy this.... It shows how many Iranians view the USA.

Barbaric Islam vs. Aryans
When life calls upon us, we must act

By Amil Imani
July 3, 2003
The Iranian

I read somewhere that "the whole story of the progress of human liberty shows that concessions yet made... have been born of earnest struggle... If there is no struggle, there is no progress."

I believe all human beings are privileged to have liberty of life. Prejudiced, medieval-like actions must and should be eliminated in this 21st Century. The pinnacle of cruelty must and should be obliterated in our new era.

Human beings are obliged to look forward to a brighter and more enlightening future and work hard to bring prosperity, not only to this generation, but also to the generations to come. That applies to all the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve, not just to a particular rich industrial section of this global village.

There are many nations in this global village of ours that have been struggling, in many ways, for centuries to reach the prosperity that most have enjoyed in Western nations. This divisive gap between the very rich and the very poor has never been clearer, to the entire world, than it is today. With the advent of the Internet, we have more accurate information on this calamity, this reality that we all live with, on a daily basis.

When many immigrants arrive at the port of New York, the first thing they want to see is the Statue of Liberty, and it is something beautiful. It is something extraordinary in the eyes of people who have dreamed all their lives, of seeing this symbol of liberty. It represents what America must be and ought to be. It represents America, the land of the free, and the land of opportunity.

That hasn't changed in 116 years, but there were have been subtle changes in what she came to represent. Before she was a statue and before there were waves immigrants, she was Liberty. Just Liberty. Now it means much more than a statue. Now, it is America and we must not allow the recent tragedies in New York to tarnish this magnificent symbol of love, justice, and liberty for all mankind.

America was founded on aspirations of liberty and justice for all. She is now a proud country with very a rich constitution that protects, not only its own citizens, but whomever makes it to her shores. For that, we all must all be grateful and thankful and struggle to keep it that way.

What inspired me to write this article was the mere fact that all forms of life start with struggle. We all know that the city of Rome was not built in one day. Similarly, people's liberty and freedom were not given to them simply because some ruler felt sorry for the masses. They were secured with many bloody revolutions, an inch at the time. That's how most countries have achieved their liberty and freedom.

Iran is a land of beauty and love, but also a land of turmoil. At this critical crossroad in her history, this old nation, perhaps, the mother of all nations, needs you. This very rich culture which has given the world many great scientists, in all areas, unparalleled poets, such as Rumi, Ferdowsi and Hafez needs you.

Iran has the youngest and brightest and the most educated population of any country at this time in history. Iranians, like many other nationalities, have been struggling to achieve the liberty and justice and freedom that are being enjoyed, mostly, in the western countries.

The Islamic Republic says NO to a population of 70 million. The Islamic Republic says NO to liberty. The Islamic Republic says NO to justice and NO to freedom. Ultimately, if its leaders succumb to the will of the people, they will have to pack and leave. The Iranian people believe that "everyone has the right...to hold opinions without interference and to see, receive and impart information and ideas through any media, regardless of frontiers."

The Islamic Republic, perhaps, is the only nation in the world whose leaders work, twenty-four hours a day, three hundred sixty-five days a year, against her citizens. It is as though the sole purpose of this regime is to torture, antagonize, fabricate, lie, harass, arrest, murder, and intimidate her innocent citizens in the name of some sort of Islam from of a different planet.

Yes, life itself is a struggle, but the vast majority of Iranians are struggling, at this very moment, for simple and basic human rights.

Ladies and gentlemen of the free world! We need your moral support now more than any other time in the history of our country. We need your support NOW. The rewards for supporting love, justice, liberty, and freedom for those who are trapped in an Islamic terrorist country are magnificent. You will receive your rewards from the Almighty Lord, either in this world or the next.

My fellow freedom loving people! July 9th, 2003 is almost upon us. Millions of people, inside and outside of Iran are gearing up for a tremendous movement on that day. Iranians are hoping to eradicate the Islamic barbarity from the land of Aryans. They are hoping you, the people of earth, watch them, pay attention to them, and help them morally in whatever capacity you are able.

Your other fellow human beings need you, and need you now. So, I beseech you to come out on July 9th, 2003, in front of the Iranian consulates or the embassies of the Islamic Republic, in your respective countries, in solidarity with the people of Iran.

A stream of light shall pierce the darkness of ignorance and man's oppression until Liberty enlightens the world. -- President Grover Cleveland

http://www.iranian.com/Opinion/2003/July/Protest2/index.html

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29 posted on 07/03/2003 3:10:16 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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I thought you might be interested in the most popular photograph in Iran regarding the Student Movement...

This young student is AHMAD BATEBI. He has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

His "crime" has been none other than having been identified in this photo. He was holding up the tshirt of one of the students beaten and I believe killed on July 9th, 1999.

I am also providing a link to a letter from him from prison where he as been since 1999.

Batebi’s Letter Click Here

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30 posted on 07/03/2003 3:25:16 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
Reads just like the Iraqi torture chambers.
Disgusting.
The letter is dated 2000, any news since then about this young man?

Heart breaking to know he is only one of many...
31 posted on 07/03/2003 3:42:21 PM PDT by visualops (Fight for the freedom and liberty of your fellow man as you would your own.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thank you for the link about Voice of America... I hope it helps even to a small degree. What I believe might help even further, though, is for our State Dept to quit recognizing as valid a "government" executing citizens for merely expressing a political opinion. It is tearing me apart to hear how the students are being brutalized throughout their protests and I am astounded at the incredible courage they have to keep going.

The protestors need American support and I don't believe we are giving them nearly enough :-(
32 posted on 07/03/2003 3:43:48 PM PDT by Tamzee (Peace is the prerogative of the victorious, not the vanquished.... Churchill)
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To: DoctorZIn
I thought you might enjoy this.... It shows how many Iranians view the USA.

It was beautiful and brought me to tears... as did the incredible picture of Ahmad Batebi. Thanks so much for relaying the information and updates on Iran... it is so tragic that many Americans are unaware of the amazing fight for freedom there.

33 posted on 07/03/2003 3:49:25 PM PDT by Tamzee (Peace is the prerogative of the victorious, not the vanquished.... Churchill)
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To: DoctorZIn
They are hoping you, the people of earth, watch them, pay attention to them, and help them morally in whatever capacity you are able.

All our thoughts and prayers are with the Iranian people in their struggle for freedom, and I hope our Iranian friend who posts on these threads has a method of sharing the support he sees here in dramatic fashion.

34 posted on 07/03/2003 3:53:23 PM PDT by BOBTHENAILER (proud member of a fierce, warlike tribe of a fire-breathing conservative band of Internet brothers)
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To: visualops
Reads just like the Iraqi torture chambers. Disgusting. The letter is dated 2000, any news since then about this young man? Heart breaking to know he is only one of many...

I was told that he now has MS...

35 posted on 07/03/2003 4:15:11 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
That was absolutely beautiful.
36 posted on 07/03/2003 4:21:50 PM PDT by McGavin999
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To: seamole
Powell...reminded listeners that Iran was a democracy and President Mohammad Khatami had been freely elected...." President Khatami was elected... not in an American kind of election but an election that essentially tapped into the desires of the people"

As Secretary of State, Colin Powell is looking more and more like a blithering idiot; I'm so glad he resisted the calls to run for president. But... how do we get rid of him and the rest of the State Department?

37 posted on 07/03/2003 6:05:39 PM PDT by Eala ("Every Child a Wanted Child" TruthfullyTranslated: "Abortion. It's for the Children.")
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To: DoctorZIn
We all need to participate in a demonstration like this on July 9th.

The wife and I are prepared to take the day off -- but we've been unable to learn of anything happening in the Seattle area. And the "Eastside" (Bellevue/Redmond, WA) Iranian organization, which even sent out demonstrators in favor of the Iraq war, seems to have vanished...

38 posted on 07/03/2003 6:09:16 PM PDT by Eala ("Every Child a Wanted Child" TruthfullyTranslated: "Abortion. It's for the Children.")
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To: DoctorZIn
Iran's Successful Missile Test Puts Israel Within Range

Ha'aretz ^ | July 04, 2003 | Amir Oren
Posted on 07/03/2003 6:12 PM PDT by DoctorZIn [an Excerpt]

Iran has successfully tested a Shihab-3 missile, which has a range that can reach Israel. The launch last week was the most successful so far of the seven or eight tests of the missile over the last five years, and has increased worries in Washington - which spotted the test with its tracking mechanisms - and in Israel.

If the assessment proves to be true that the missile, which was launched from east to west, had an effective range beyond the 1,300-kilometer red line, meaning the range from western Iran to Israel, the Iranians could position the launching pads for the rocket deeper inside their country.

(For the rest of the article go to...)

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/940180/posts
39 posted on 07/03/2003 6:14:14 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
Thanks for the ping. Glad to see all the discussion. Thanks for posting the info on Coalition for Democracy in Iran. Very good. I wonder if Eala in the Seattle area might find out some info by contacting them?
40 posted on 07/03/2003 7:24:11 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: DoctorZIn
Doc, didn't know if you have seen this yet: Michael Ledeen enters the blogospere to defend his Iran policy in an Iranian blogger's comment thread where he had come under attack, then asks how he can help. Amazing stuff. Click
41 posted on 07/03/2003 8:10:11 PM PDT by ganeshpuri89 (anti-idiotarian party)
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To: ganeshpuri89
Your post is great..
I hope more read it.
42 posted on 07/03/2003 8:28:12 PM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
What a scene.
43 posted on 07/03/2003 9:48:37 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: All
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44 posted on 07/04/2003 12:20:24 AM PDT by DoctorZIn (IranAzad... 5 days until July 9th)
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To: DoctorZIn
"Some 2,000 people are still in detention, a top justice official said last week, but the judiciary has said only 100 of those in detention are actually students.

The rest have been described as "hooligans".

THE CLERICS WANT TO SEE HOOLIGANS, THEY SHOULD HAVE A LOOK AT ANY EUROPEAN CITY AFTER OUR ENGLISH HOOLIGANS HAVE GONE ON THE RAMPAGE.

The Iranians are liberators of their nation
45 posted on 07/04/2003 1:55:52 AM PDT by Big Bad Bob (On July 9th 2003, We will all be Iranians, United against Evil)
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To: DoctorZIn
Thanks for the info and the pings.
46 posted on 07/04/2003 11:26:54 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge.)
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