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1028452 tn?1537448484

A letter of pain

O World! Enough hesitation! It’s time to act

Hundreds of newspapers have been shut down in Iran; international reporters have been banned; hundreds of Iranian journalists are in prison; internet has almost been shut down; the sophisticated filtering system has blocked the contact of the Iranian people with the world; the police is massacring people in the streets in broad daylight and then blames the violence on the people themselves; the government is giving out lies after lies; all the minority ethnic and religious groups are suffering from the official oppression; prisoners have been tortured, raped, murdered; the Basij militia shoots unarmed civilians in the streets; students have been expelled from the universities because of protesting against tyranny…

While you, people of the world, are celebrating the New Year by embracing your loved ones with joy, while you dance to the Christmas tunes, the young people in Iran are dancing to the macabre music of the bullets and embrace batons and teargas. While you are hugging each other and wishing a happy new year, mothers in Iran are forbidden to shed tears for their children who were brutally murdered by the police trucks running them over. The people of Iran are alone, they are broken, they are tired, but determined to go on.

Do you think this has nothing to do with you? Do you think that you only need to worry about your domestic affairs? Do you think that saying a few words of condemnation will redeem you from your global responsibility towards human rights? Is this the global citizenship you preach?

This is the most dangerous State in the world. Hesitate in acting and you will see how this government, rooted in lies, will destroy your own children. What do you expect? Do you think that a totalitarian regime that does not show mercy to its own children will have pity on your people? Do you think that this beast will stay calm and watch you? Wrong! Hesitate and see.

The people of Iran have spoken with their torn throat and through the last sparkle of life in Neda’s eyes; they have written their vows with their own blood on the pavements in the streets: They want to be global citizens, they resent terrorism, tyranny, lies, wars, nuclear weapons… and they have died the most brutal deaths for speaking out. Why are you watching silently? Do you think you are safe? Do you think that this cancer will be contained inside the borders or Iran? Do you think that the rotten claw of this grim reaper will not reach you? Wrong. Hesitate and see.

It is time to act. There are people drowning in Iran. Do not believe the lies of the Iranian government. This government that denies all these brutalities is the same that denies the Holocaust, that claims that there are no homosexuals in Iran, that Neda Agha Soltan was killed by CIA, MI6 and BBC, and there is freedom of press in Iran.

How to act? We do not want any violence. This government is falling. Just do not support the government. Do not recognise the current government of Iran. Do not negotiate with them – How can any negotiation with someone who tells nothing but lies and is willing to break any promise, be fruitful? Do not be deceived by their lies. Expel the Iranian ambassadors and diplomats. You will lose nothing and will gain everything by supporting the future of Iran. Hesitate, and you will be run over by the evil machines of this rotten government. Hesitate, and you will be weeping over the graves of your own children.

It is time to act. Hesitate, and when you regret your hesitation, it will be too late.

Arash Hejazi, 30 December 2009
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1028452 tn?1537448484
It depends on the causes and cases
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535822 tn?1443976780
I am uncertain what way you meant that jagrut I dont consider fighting to keep America what it has been or the consitution which is at great risk..,a cause ..maybe I misinterpreted what you meant ...
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If you like fighting for causes....read Aung San Su Kyi's biography (perhaps auto)
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1028452 tn?1537448484
I think America has a great nation . They earned their freedom since this country was found and they never stop, remember blacks and Indians were second class citizens and remember people had to go to wars and fight for others. But these back-warded rules wanished away by all freedom lovers in America . When you people talk like that and worry about the economical and social policies of your government, means you people are alive because you care and if you keep this respected sensitivity You will never fall.
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1028452 tn?1537448484
I know what you mean and I understand the how badly socialism can hurt people, but here we have criminals taking every rights of their own citizens just because they want to stay in power. What i am trying to say and nobody spot it is : If US Gov. has no diplomatic relations with Iran and They know that they can't trust them also they know they have been cheating and lying all these years Why yhey still try to talk and negociate with them why all european countries don't cut off their relations not kicking them back home . That is really what is hurting so much.
Remember they will not last for ever
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Oh, for all the animal lovers, they will use animals for experiments, according to the "Bill"
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Yep, Margy, that is why they keep printing money that is worthless. Other Countries don't want worthless money, so it will be unacceptable. It will be a universal money, a universal bank and universal health care. In the health bill,there is a mention of delay in applications of worldwide allocation of interest. Section 443....This reform is full of ____. There will be co payments, deductables, charges for coverages because they are not included. The date the Bill is signed if you don't have private insurance, then to get it the company has to get approved by the Commissioner. If you are allowed to purchase it. Taxes on unacceptable coverage. You can purchase additional approved insurance. So, in the end we will pay all the things we did, pay more, IRS will control getting the money, get permission for care and pay for a million committees to watch it all. There is not coverage for all by them paying, we will pay for them, then they will be fined for not having it. They will give medical care that is, what they decide, to your children at school. Do you really think we will be notified as parents in decisions. I think not.There is no winning every way we go. When the White house has a "Holiday" ball hanging on a tree with a dictator picture and Obama on Mt.Rushmore, it says it all. Some Democrates are praising dictators to the public. Unless the entire Nation stands up to put a stop to what is happening, Freedom is over. But, then they have to have eyes to see with and news that tells the truth. There is no free ride for those that get the wealth of others. It is going to cost more than money.
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535822 tn?1443976780
tell you what guys I do believe that they are trying deliberatly to destroy our economy and  the Dollar, thats my opinion ...
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535822 tn?1443976780
I agree rahim the People are good people I have a friend who left when it was no longer Persia she still refers to it as Persia , and has family there .Barb is right but they do not realise the cost they pay for being looked after by government , England is voting in, in May a new  Conservative Government ,it is a fact that a good portion of Europe is sick of Socialism ,the Government here want to be bigger than UKs they want to control everything , look at all this rubbish about redistribution of wealth, so someone who works hard who builds up a business, pays their bills should give money in the way of Big Taxes to people who have not .done anything, ..If anyone reads up on Saul Alinski  and his book 'Rules for Radicals " they will see what O Bama and his friends have been up and continue to do ...
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1028452 tn?1537448484
Thanks, but I rather to stay and help those who are for democracy. Besides we have good people but bad system
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Leave Iran....escape...move to some other country....
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I just hope the people in America wake up soon, before it is too late.
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1028452 tn?1537448484
Dear Barb you just reminded me the economical guided coupons project for poor people of so called pres. Ahmadinejad and that is giving monthly payments to poor families for free ( 9/000/000 families ) which will be about 45/000/000 people without any productive work which will cause great inflation nobody can imagine. It looks like doing us a favor but they are actually making a beggar nation.
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649848 tn?1534633700
You are right -- freedom must be looked after and protected; or it will be whisked away before anyone realizes it's gone.  

It is my strong belief that in our country, our freedoms are being taken away because too many people want the government to give them things for "free", such as your food, housing and medical care; and if someone gives you everything you have, that someone owns you and has the right to tell you what to do.  With our current administration, this is what they want -- to make the people believe that they (the administration) can give them all they want at no cost.  How silly can the people be?  And when will they wake up to the truth?  



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1028452 tn?1537448484
Dear margy
You asked what is going on these days in Iran
It is hard to explain that, just picture this in your mind that peaceful demonstrations are bitten so badly right after the fraud election by several layers of forces including soldjers  police ( which is supposed to protect people ) revolutionary forces of Sepah, Basij, secret agents and..... killing, turtureing, raping boys and girls and acuseing them being agents of US and UK and not allowing anyone to tell the truth. They call people rashenals but they destroy things I saw 2 police truck just several times passed over a man and killed him . Funny thing is chief said those police cars were stolen and we are looking for thief . See were we are ?
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535822 tn?1443976780
I say your Leader ..I do not mean that literally I meant it as the head of your government I could have phrased it better ...
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1028452 tn?1537448484
Thanks for your thoughtful comment
God bless you and your wonderful family
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973741 tn?1342342773
I agree that contacting our congressmen and senators feels more and more like it is falling on deaf ears.  I get form letters back stating they agree with me but then go on to say what their political agenda.  It rarely has anything to do with mine.  I feel very hopeless with that.  But it is a start right?  I think as we go about our life, keeping the topic alive with others helps a little.  Generally, people are uninformed----  which in this country isn't necessarily their fault.  The news doesn't get to us.  You have to seek it out if you want to know.  And our government has everything in such a mess that people are preoccupied with the acute situations of their life.  They don't realize how the big picture will affect them.  I've been guilty of that myself, to be honest.  I can't afford to do that anymore. . .
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1028452 tn?1537448484
Dear Marg AH is not my leather, I think the message of the above letter is so clear and you shouldn't expect the greatest free country on earth shall always stay that way, it may dose or may dose not. As I said this is an endless way and a global strategy of mankind . You can not expect people lean back on what they had have freedom for ever.
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1028452 tn?1537448484
Dear Barb
Freedom is not something that when you get it, remains for ever. We as a people have to take care of it all the time and some times have to pay a priceless values for it. I believe idialogic governments are worst kind and they definetly end up with dictatorship.
advantage taking people hide themselves behind idiology and logic disappears.
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535822 tn?1443976780
Here that rahim Barb speaks the truth... thats also the way I feel ...I think we are on the brink..we in America are the last bastion of Capitalism it will be gone forever we will all be living the way the government wants us to live ...you ask for help yet the rest of the world is seeing the down fall of the greatest 'Free country on'  earth.your leader AH sees America as an Ally now , ..unless this year everyone stands up and is counted whatever the cost ...as an Immigrant I know what is coming ..I have seen it ...
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649848 tn?1534633700
I fear that the United States is moving in the direction of dictatorship as well, as our voices are no longer being heard either.  At this time last year, I thought we were looking at socialism which is bad enough -- no, I'm sorry -- I suspect that our current "leader" thinks to install himself on a permanent basis.  

Our freedoms are being taken away one by one, day by day.......think about it -- there really is no more "we the people" as our constitution guarantees -- our congressmen no longer listen because they have their own agenda and the constitution has changed so much from the original, it's incomprehensible.  

The world is a sad place now and I'm at a loss because there are so many situations that we don't hear about without having to dig.... and so many situations entangled with each other that *I* have a hard time keeping up with it all.  
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535822 tn?1443976780
Ha Ha thank you rahim hows today going ...is it as bad .we will be able to contact our senators to see whats happening about sanctions we do not know  anything else ,, other than our TV and the government tell us nothing at all, the transparency we were told be would have amounts to nothing everything is a secret .behind closed doors ......
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1028452 tn?1537448484
Don't worry dear Marg
I just undelete it
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