Iranian-French journalist Lila Azam Zanganeh in a very passionate interview speaks her mind about Islamic regime of Iran’s nuclear issue on 2006.
I noticed some misinformation in what she said, so I thought I should have clarify them.
First, she refers to Mr. Ahmadinejad infamous 18-pages letter to Mr. Bush and considers it a waiting signal “to be addressed”; I guess she never read that letter before. Here is the letter if you didn’t get the chance to read it. In the letter, Ahmadinejad portray himself as a virtuous man who speaks from above and try to convince Bush that he has been wrong and he (Bush) is in contradiction of his religion by what he has been doing while looking back at Ahmadinejad’s presidency, he was lying from day one and Islamic regime oppressed more people than before. Ahmadinejad is not in any position to advise anybody while his government abused more human rights, oppressed more people, imprisoned people, brutally has suppressed people and so on.
Second, she said “…and part of reason why people have been talking about nuclear bomb is that gives them a sense of identity”. Here you needed to differentiate who are you talking about? Majority of Iranians don’t care about anything nuclear and they want peace and stability in their economy and society. Majority of Iranians have nothing to worry about it except simple food that they have to work very hard for it. Which people were you talking about? Many Iranians are fed up with atrocities of this regime and terrible economy situation and they wish “if America attack and get rid of this regime, we will have better life”.
But they are small minority of militia and regime and their associates and their families, they want nuclear bomb and it gives them sense of security, not identity! And I don’t call them people, they are regime and militias.
Third, you said “if there are military strikes against Iran the consequences can be devastating both for the population of Iran”. Well, Iranian people don’t think it’s gonna get worst than this if there would be a military strike. As I stated earlier many believe that a military strike actually sets them free. I don’t think so this regime would be open up to any peaceful negotiation with civilized world, or at least it wouldn’t make any difference to population in Iran. People can’t choose what to wear; economy is almost dead in Iran, people are living in fear of Islamic regime and under brutal repression, so it’s not gonna get worst than this.
Fourth, you said “we should trying open up Iran” and at the end of video you added “we have to let time run its course. I think there is a great hope for democracy in Iran but it’s not going to be tomorrow.” So you think so people should live under Ayatollahs atrocities for 40 – 50 years for the hope of democracy. Please go back and live in Iran if Iran’s current situation is something that you can live with. Don’t dictate your so-called long-term strategy for people under repression; people have had enough of this.
Fifth, you bragged about Iran’s situation like “You have women in Parliament. You have women lawyers as we know because of Nobel peace prize of 2003, Shirin Ebadi. There’s an electoral process. You have a thriving civil society in Iran”.
It’s sounds funny when some brag about something that they have no clue what are they talking about. O.K. let me clarify this section too.
Women in Parliament in Iran are all associated with regime. None of them defended any bill that rightly come form people and for people. Even in some cases like choosing “National Dress” to oppress more Iranian women, all these women in Parliament were actively participated while they should have stood by and say people clothing is not our business. So these members of parliament, all in together are just part of Islamic regime and it has nothing to do with civil society.
Shirin Ebadi was under huge pressure from day one that she got Nobel Peace Prize till today. They shut down her office and even they managed to attack to her house too. So don’t even talk about thriving civil society because Islamic regime of Iran has been abusing power to oppress all movements including human rights movements. Read this link
“There’s an electoral process” are you kidding me?! Have you ever studied Islamic regime of Iran politics during past 30 years or just you’re talking because they gave you a chance to talk? How can you call it there is an electoral process when regime has barred many people from participating in the electoral process at the first place?!
Please instead of electoral process call it “Islamic dictatorship regime electoral process”, this is appropriate term for Islamic regime so-called electoral process.