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Posted in American-Iranians by homeyra on June 19, 2008

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  1. Pedestrian said, on June 19, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Hey! I’m writing a post about that today! ;-)

    But I did not like it too much!

    To me, it seemed to be promoting Iranian-Americans than peace!

    I’ll elaborate in my post …

  2. homeyra said, on June 19, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    Lol:) I was counting on you to find what’s wrong with it! – (just kidding).
    Going right away to your blog.

  3. Pedestrian said, on June 19, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    :-)

    LMAO!

    That was a good one …

    Always the pessimist ……

  4. homeyra said, on June 20, 2008 at 3:15 am

    Pedestrian you nailed all there was to say. I have added a link to your post.
    Thanks!

  5. Dean said, on June 20, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Its a horrible shame that Iranian Americans have to imitate the despicable behavior of AIPAC in order to respond to AIPAC. It’s no sin that Iranian Americans aren’t as organised at manipulating American foreign policy as Jews. In fact it is a badge of great distinction. What if there were people who just lived here in U.S. without trying to get the whole world into a war. That would be huge news, right? :P

    I will tell you what I learned from what I overheard in secret conversations with Washington power brokers. A Jewish peace activist I know expressed a very low opinion of all other cultures when it comes to understanding the forces which drive international relations and manipulating the media and American foreign policy.

    I thought to myself – of course you would say that – you’re a Jew. But you’re working for justice for Palestine, so you are my friend. But I thought it was quite arrogant nevertheless. Someday if I will explain how other cultures are being assimilated by Jewish culture. Perfectly good cultures that want nothing to do with world domination.

    In the meantime, I know you cannot view YouTube, Homey, but I would be grateful if you would post this video on my recommendation, even if you cannot view it yourself – because of Iran’s blackout of Jewish communication channels. :P

    Let me see if I can give you an accurate synopsis without transcribing the whole thing.

    It begins with Barbara Slavin, USA Today Foreign Affairs Chief and author of Bitter Friends, Bosom Enemies saying the 1953 Coup is essential to understanding the relationship between Iran and the United States.

    Yeah? Well Duh! Ya think?

    But it gets better. Trita Parsi of NIAC speaks also.

    There’s a very good slide show of historical footage of Mossadeq and the Shaw and the Iranian people who lived in poverty when the the British-American coup took place. Stephen Kinzer explains that “many people don’t understand that Iran had a thriving democracy….” “until the United States came over here and crushed it.”

    Ya think?

    It goes into further detail showing how the British lived in high style on their Iranian oil profits while many Iranians lived in squalor.

    You know the rest of the story, which has been told so many times by now there can be no excuse for the ignorant, but your readers might enjoy the video, and related videos, at YouTube.

    Stephen Kinzer may be the one who is behind the web-site (sponsors of the video) at http://www.JustForeignPolicy.org , but I don’t know. He’s not listed as a member of the board, but his latest book is featured prominently.

  6. Video « Forever Under Construction said, on June 20, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    [...] 20, 2008 · No Comments A much esteemed friend highly recommends the following video on some recent history of Iran: “It begins with Barbara Slavin, USA Today [...]

  7. homeyra said, on June 20, 2008 at 4:36 pm

    Thanks Dean for your recommendation. Will see to it subito e presto :)


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