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The Orwellian Newspeak of Press TV
August 19, 2009, 00:12
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In the Name of My Father:

     American conservative, Dr. Adrian Krieg of, reminds us in his The New American Newspeak Dictionary, that governments, especially totalitarian ones, employ language in a way designed to deceive and to obfuscate the truth for both those governed by the nation-state, and the larger community of nations to which the nation-state allegedly belongs.

     No better example of deceptive language by government and state-owned media can be produced than Press TV’s story, entitled “Tehran to Compensate Post-Vote Victims,” posted on August 18th.

     The rigged character of the June 12th elections, the Mullahs’ control of Iranian State Media, and the violent suppression of legitimate dissent from the electoral fraud perpetrated by the Islamic Republic, are all a matter of public record.  Damage to the global reputation of the IRI regime in Tehran has reached such proportions that the “compensation” program announced August 18th by Press TV became necessary as a desperate attempt to reclaim international opinion catastrophically lost by the Mullahs since the June 12th farce and its bitter aftermath.

     Yet any analysis of the statements of Tehran governor, Hossein Tala, underscores the hopeless character of the political position of the Mullahs and the doomed character of the reign of Mr. Ahmadinejad.

     Mr. Tala, in describing the “compensation” program offered to victims of the events of the last 2 months, maintains a straight face in attaching the caveats of Newspeak to the Mullahs’ latest PR outreach in a way surprising even to George Orwell and Dr. Adrian Krieg.

     Here is the bottom line.  The Mullahs want the international community and the Iranian people to focus upon Mr. Tala’s statement that, “Following the Leader of the Islamic Revolution’s order to compensate those families who have fallen victim to the post-election incidents, the government is ready to pay indemnities to individuals who have suffered damages.”

     But the caveats of Newspeak delegitimize any credibility from the “Leader of the Islamic Revolution’s order.”  They are as follows:

1.  Only those who have not committed “provocative” acts are eligible.  [The Mullahs, in the interest of Theocratic Newspeak, will define what constitutes “provocative” acts.]

2.  Victims within Tehran Province should provide the Tehran Governor’s Office [Mr. Tala’s office] with “evidences” to prove damages inflicted in post-election unrest.

3.  The Tehran Governor’s Office will “investigate” the “credibility” of the applicants’ claims, before awarding any indemnities.

     I believe Dr. Adrian Krieg would agree with my assessment that in the final days of its historical existence, a totalitarian government reaches the point where its Newspeak deceives only its perpetrators, not its intended targets and victims.  Hossein Tala’s babblings of August 18th for Press TV confirm that the Mullahs’, Mr. Ahmadinejad, and their doctrine of velayat-e-faqeh, have reached this point-of-no-return. 

     They are finished.  Only the final date of death for the Death Certificate, and the signature of the Certifying Physician, remain to be determined. 

     The Day of Redemption for the Iranian people and Nation draw near.  We are ready and waiting.

Payendeh Iran,

Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan and Janbakhtegan


Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan to All Iranians: Do You Know Where Your Rials are Tonight?

In the Name of My Father:

     The August 6th Wall Street Journal story by Margaret Coker and Roshanak Taghavi may provide clues regarding my own August 1st post  about $18.5 billion/U. S. conveniently departing Iran for Turkey via truck transport.

     Coker and Taghavi state that, “Iranian economists are predicting double-digit currency depreciation by year-end, amid expectations that already high levels of capital flight will increase over fears about Iran’s economic direction.”

     It gets worse.  Tehran’s limited access to international credit markets are a direct result of anti-IRI sanctions.  And Ahmadinejad’s economic program since 2005 has, as the Wall Street Journal reminds us, consisted of lavish spending and “subsidized loan programs to government insiders” [translation:  crooked Mullahs].  The 50 Iranian-run money exchange dealers inside the Islamic Republic, the wider Middle East, and Europe,  say the Mullahs are selling $180 to $250 million daily to keep the exchange rate of rial to dollar within the central bank’s parameter of 9,700 to 9,900.  That amount of money exceeds daily oil revenues for Iran at present market prices for oil.

     Outlook according to Coker and Taghavi:  the fall of the rial by another 15% by December, and further drops in central bank coffers–an ominous sign given the 25% drop in reserves in the last year.

     My own outlook:  rial depreciation, further drops in central bank coffers, and ongoing increases in political violence followed by further repressive measures taken by the IRI regime against the Iranian people, will have only one measurable, guaranteed outcome.

     The overthrow of the regime.

     Indigenous and expatriate Iranians arise.  The hour of your redemption draws near.  A great, final conflict is coming.

     And freedom will win.

Payendeh Iran,

Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan and Janbakhtegan

Barack “Jimmy” Obama and His Pal Ahmadinejad


In the Name of My Father:

     President Barack “Jimmy” Obama is probably the first black politician from Cook County, Chicago to remind anyone of white Georgia peanut farmer and ex-American President Jimmy Carter.  What do they have in common?

     Answer:  their appeasement of Islamic theocracy and mutual contribution to the tragedy of Iran in the last 30 years.

     Carter was the David Rockefeller/Trilateral Commission choice for the American Presidency in 1976.  By 1980, the damage was done, both to Iran’s future in the 3 decades that would follow, as well as to America’s short-term international prestige and economic stability.  In the fall of 1980, the American people exercised both common sense and electoral prerogative, and sent Mr. Carter back to Plains and the peanut farm.

     But the effects of the Carter Presidency on Iran would reverberate to the present time.  We now know that Mr. Carter’s Ball-Brzezinski Commission on Iran was working hand-in-glove with British Petroleum (BP) to destroy Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi’s reign, given the latter’s refusal to hand Iranian petroleum rights and reserves over to BP at bargain-basement rates.  The rest is history. 

     The relationship between Khomeini and the British MI6, along with the Ball-Brzezinski cabal, may never be completely aired to the public.  But the results are self-evident, in the form of an Iran-Iraq war that inflicted 2 million casualties on both sides, and the establishment of the Islamic Republic in Iran’s (IRI) police state, which continues its murderous activities and wholesale assault on human rights to the present moment.

     Barack “Jimmy” Obama professes to be in favor of human rights on an international scale.  Yet through his press secretary, Mr. Gibbs, Mahmoud Ahmadinjejad was described as the “elected” leader of Iran, despite massive evidence of voter fraud in the June 12th election, and wholesale acts of criminality on the part of the Basij and the police.

     Not to worry, however.  Jimmy Obama can make a U-Turn almost as quickly as his Georgia cracker predecessor of 30 years ago.  The UK Times Online  reports today that the White House is now backpedaling fast from Mr. Gibbs assertion of just yesterday.  As thousands of Iranian riot police were beating back demonstrators during Mr. Ahmadinejad’s “inauguration,” Mr. Gibbs now says that, “Whether any election was fair. . . we’ll let [the Iranian people] decide about that.”

     Jimmy Obama and his press secretary may want to take a look at the thousands of demonstrators in the streets of Iranian cities, protesting the charade of free elections and demanding the end of mass incarcerations, torture, suppression of a free press, and the killings of dissidents. It is clear what the Iranian people think of the “fairness” of these “elections.”

     And in what may be a repeat of past American history, let us hope that the people of the United States send the latest “Jimmy” back to Plains–or is it Cook County, Chicago?

     And for a pathetic replay of Mr. Gibbs’s press conference performance of yesterday, click here.

Payendeh Iran,

Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan and Janbakhtegan

Dr. Manouchehr Ganji to PM Erdogan: Come Clean on the $18.5 Billion U. S. transferred to Turkey from Iran


Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan 

In the Name of My Father:

Dr. Manouchehr Ganji’s letter of July 31st to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chronicles a most interesting event on the Iran/Turkish border, involving the Turkish customs authorities.

It seems that on October 7th, 2008, trucks containing $18.5 billion dollars/U. S., in one hundred dollar bills and 20 tons of gold, were delivered to the Ankara Customs Office.  The largesse was in transit from Iran through Turkey to a destination yet publicly unknown. 

Turkish independent television station Kanal D quotes Turkish lawyer Senol Ozel as stating that the $18.5 billion is legally owned by an Iranian named Esmael Saffarian-Nessab. Ozel describes his client as a “respected Iranian businessman [who] has transferred the money to Turkey through legal means.” 

Obvious questions abound.  Who really is Esmael Saffarian-Nessab?  Who is he working for?  Whose money is really being transited out of Iran?  For what final destination?  And what do Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan and Turkish attorney Senol Ozel really know about all of this?  How many players are there, really, in the transfer of $18 billion U. S. across the Iranian-Turkish border?

One thing is sure.  Dr. Ganji is fundamentally correct in his analysis that Mr. Esmael Saffarian-Nessab is not The Lone Ranger in this matter, just as Senol Ozel is not a convincing Tonto on Turkish television.  They are only minor middle men and liaisons in a deal with draconian implications.  We need the full story.  Now.

One other obvious implication of this faux pas.  Someone has decided that the Islamic Republic regime in Iran is no longer a place to keep one’s money.  Is the roof about to collapse?j

Mr. Rafsanjani and the Gnomes of Zurich won’t be talking, for sure.  But perhaps Dr. Manouchehr Ganji’s valiant public demand of accountability from Turkish PM Erdogan will have international intelligence agencies, world banks, and the Iranian people asking all of the right questions.

$18 billion U. S. leaving Iran in the dead of night.  The Mullah regime’s days are numbered.  The atomic clock is ticking.

See Mihanam Iran’s video here.  The text of the Ganji letter to Erdogan follows, below my signature.

Payendeh Iran,

Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan and Janbakhtegan

 Washington, D.C., 31 July 2009
His Excellency Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Prime Minister of Turkey
Ankara, Turkey
Dear Mr. Prime Minister:
Since three days ago a TV report  from Turkey circulating on the Internet, which is attached herewith, divulged a few months old story of confiscation by Turkey – at the Iran/Turkey  border Customs Office – trucks entering Turkey from Iran for unknown destination, containing 18.5 billion US dollars, in hundred dollar bills and 20 tons of gold. The report stated that the bill of lading showed that the money and the gold belonged to an Iranian by the name of Esmael Safarian-Nassab. Later, reports quoted a Turkish Lawyer by the name of Senol Ozel on the Turkish independent “Kanal D” TV Channel stating that his client Esmael Safarian-Nasab is a “respected Iranian businessman and has transferred the money to Turkey through legal means”.
The Turkish TV report contained a statement by Ozel stating:”The container-load of US dollars and gold bullion was delivered to Ankara Customs Office on October 7, 2008.”
That TV report now circulating on the Internet, of which I attach a copy for your second time viewing, shows the unbelievable stock of hundred dollar bills being counted by Turkish officials and placed on the storage holding racks. It also shows you Mr. Prime Minister addressing a Turkish Official gathering and stating that “this is an indicator of the Turkish Government’s success in attracting foreign capital”.
Now, since the story has fully and internationally surfaced, all kinds of disinformation, coming from Tehran, have begun to circulate. One states that your Government has fully denied the verifiability of the whole story ! Another states that Mr. Safarian-Nasab has asked for all the money and gold to be returned to Iran and yet another refers to the whole thing as nothing but a fabrication !
Excellency, I am sure during all this time you have wondered and asked yourself, how and where could an individual have stored all this money and gold throughout these years? I am sure you have wondered also as to whether this huge wealth in fact belonged to the Iranian people. Time will tell. But until that time on behalf of tens of millions of my compatriots, I respectfully urge you Mr. Prime Minister not to let that money and gold get out of Turkey. It is apparent that it belongs to the people of Iran and one day Turkey must return it to them. I heard today the denial statement by a Minister in your Government. With such documented media coverage, obviously neither you nor anyone else of sound mind would believe such denials.
Please accept Mr. Prime Minister the assurances of my highest considerations.       
Professor Manouchehr Ganji

The Mujahedin-e-Khalq: The Peril of Paradox in American Middle East Policy by Mark Dankof

In the name of my Father:

Mark Dankof’s news commentary today for Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan’s Justice for All Iranians Blog reminds the readers of the murders and acts of wanton terrorism committed by the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK) in Iran in the 1970s, and the role the MEK played in overthrowing Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.  The MEK has blood on its hands in what it has wrought in Iran since the 1960s, and is among those responsible for the death of my beloved father, General Ali Neshat, last commander of the Shah’s Imperial Guard.  We shall never forget.

Payendeh Iran,

Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan and Janbakhtegan

The Mujahedin-e-Khalq:  The Peril of Paradox in American Middle East Policy

by Mark Dankof


     One thing is abundantly clear about American policy in the Middle East–it is based on a series of paradoxical, internally contradictory goals and alliances which typically end in tragic results for friend and foe alike.

     Nowhere is this conundrum clearer than in the present U. S. quandary over the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), or People’s Holy Warriors, as chronicled by Ed Blanche, Beirut correspondent for The Middle East, in that publication’s June 2009 issue.

     As Blanche capably summarizes what is known of the MEK, the organization was formed in Iran in 1965 by leftist students, subsequently adopting a “bizarre ideology that embraced both Islam and Marxism.”   The ideology soon became linked to urban revolutionary guerrilla violence.  In the final years of Pahlavi Iran, the MEK conducted a series of attacks and assassinations on American military and diplomatic personnel, as it sought the overthrow of Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi.  

         The MEK joined forces with Khomeini’s revolutionaries in this ultimately successful effort, only to be expelled by the IRI regime itself in Tehran once its usefulness had expired after the Shah’s departure.  The MEK began to conduct guerrilla operations against the Mullahs as they had against the monarchy previously, with considerable success.  But the Mullahs applied a level of retaliatory force the “Islamic-Marxists” could not endure.  They fled to France, and later joined forces with Saddam Hussein against Iran in the 1980-1988 war between the Gulf rivals.

     The shifting paradoxes would continue, as the MEK established a headquarters at Camp Ashraf in Iraq, largely under American and Israeli protection.  The one-time adversaries of both Persian monarchy and its American military and intelligence allies, had now become a tool of the United States and the Europeans against the Islamic theocratic regime they helped to usher in 3 decades ago.

     And the ultimate paradoxes are these:  First, Mr. Bush’s Operation Iraqi Freedom has resulted in the installation of a central government in Baghdad largely sympathetic to the IRI regime in Tehran, and with identical animosity to the MEK’s presence within its borders.  Second, while Ed Blanche notes that it “was the MEK that disclosed the existence of Iran’s nuclear program in August 2002, stunning the U. S. intelligence and military establishments,” he fails to note credible information provided by Barry O’Connell and IPS’s Gareth Porter that the MEK’s role in “disclosing the existence of Iran’s nuclear program,” has been to serve as a clandestine conduit of information on the subject supplied by the Israeli intelligence communityHello, Mossad, meet your new allies in the “Islamic-Marxist” network worldwide.

     There you have it.  The Mujahedin-e-Khalq (MEK), or People’s Holy Warriors, is an “Islamic-Marxist” terror organization, which assisted in implementing the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979; was subsequently involved in guerrilla warfare operations against the very Iranian Mullahs they helped to bring to power; fought on the side of Saddam Hussein for 8 years in the Iran-Iraq war between 1980-1988; and now, according to Barry O’Connell and Gareth Porter, is working with Jewish neo-conservatives and Israeli intelligence in planting false “intelligence” on Iran’s nuclear program with the American National Security State and Western news media, itching for a confrontation between Tehran and Tel Aviv—even as it now possesses an adversarial role with the very regime in Baghdad installed by Mr. Bush’s War.  Confused?

     You should be.  The global international establishment can’t figure out what its position on the MEK is supposed to be, either.  Hence, according to Blanche, Saudi Arabia’s General Intelligence Directorate is trying to find the organization a new place to live; the U. S. State Department continues to maintain a place for the MEK on its terrorism blacklist, as does the European Union; American and Jewish neo-conservatives in the defense and intelligence communities of the United States advocate an alliance with the MEK against Tehran; even as Britain’s Court of Appeal ruled in May of 2008 that the MEK “should not be deemed a terrorist organization.”

     Oh, yes.  One other thing.  Even as Israeli intelligence and the Pentagon pursue an anti-Tehran alliance with the MEK, Tehran, according to Blanche, offered the United States in December of 2003 several senior Al Qaeda operatives in exchange for MEK commanders under U. S. control at Camp Ashraf.  The U. S. could have had Saif Al Adel and Mahfouz Ould Walid (Abu Hafs the Mauritanian), even as it avenged the deaths of murdered American personnel from the days of Pahlavi Iran in the 1970s.

     Why was there no deal?

     Better ask the Mossad, Richard Perle, Paul Wolfowitz, Kenneth R. Timmerman, and the Project for the New American Century crowd.

     Isn’t paradox wonderful?

Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan’s Justice for All Iranians Blog: Fareed Zakaria over Mohammed Marandi by First Round Knockout
July 29, 2009, 15:40
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Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan with H. I. M Reza Pahlavi

In the Name of My Father:

     Fareed Zakaria of CNN is to be credited with a legitimate journalistic strip-searching and pistol whipping of IRI-mouthpiece Dr. Mohammad Marandi of Tehran University. One can access the televised encounter by clicking here.

     Marandi’s role as Propaganda Minister of the Mullah Regime is a most transparent one.  Zakaria’s refusal to buy the Tehran University professor’s act is to the credit of the former, even as crowds on the streets of Iranian cities and expatriate protests around the globe demonstrate beyond a shadow of a doubt that the Mullahs’ days are numbered.

     Let me be absolutely clear–there is no candidate, and no proposed “reforms” that can hide the fact that Islamic theocracy and the velayat-e-faqeh doctrine upon which it rests, are comprehensively doomed.  Mullah preemption of popular will and political expression cannot continue in a country of 70 million people where over half the nation is under the age of 30, living in an Internet age where global communication and free exchange of ideas work to undermine archaic notions that a small cadre of turban-clad men in mosques, will be allowed to continue dictating their ideas of policy and life-style to an informed, educated electorate.

     What will finish these self-appointed spokesmen of God? 

      Time.  Iranian expatriates and the West must refrain from the temptation to employ military preemption against the IRI regime, which would play into the Mullahs’ hands.  A policy of continued adherence to a policy of economic and political isolation of the regime, the deliberate exposure of the Iranian people to notions of economic and political autonomy apart from theocratic control, and the provision of historical education to Iran’s young people of their glorious 2,500 year old Monarchial past, will seal the fate of the criminal cabal running the country since 1979.

     The desertion of the military will be the final death-blow to the Mullahs.  An entirely new generation of Unsung Heroes of the Imperial Iranian Armed Forces will arise to reclaim their Nation from the clutches of Islamic theocracy.

     Imagine an Iran of Constitutional Monarchy, free elections, autonomy, economic growth, and cordial international relations with the diverse nations of an increasingly small planet Earth.

     There will be rejoicing in the streets of the cities.  Dr. Mohammed Marandi and his pals will be permanently and simultaneously disemployed.

     It’s easy if you try.

Payendeh Iran,

Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan

The CIA and Iran: What Really Happened? Ardeshir Zahedi for Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan’s Justice for All Iranians Blog
July 29, 2009, 14:29
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Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan with H. I. M. Reza Pahlavi
In the Name of My Father:
I observe that there is still much misinformation on what happened in 1953 surrounding Dr. Mohammed Mosaddeq.  With this in mind, I point my readers today to what has been written by my good friend, the Honorable Ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi, in the New York Times of Monday, May 22nd, 2000.  For those of you who can read PDF files, Ambassador Zahedi’s comments may be accessed here.

Payendeh Iran,

Shirin Neshat of Sarbazan and Janbakhtegan