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No War

Posted in Activism, Iran, Peace by homeyra on January 19, 2007

Robo wrote:

“I’m worried these days. You are too. These days we’re all too worried and distracted to focus on our daily affairs.

I’m only a simple florist without the means to weather the hardships of war. I haven’t forgotten my childhood spent in ‘potato years’ – my word for the 80’s. I can’t bear the loss of my friends and countrymen. I am against the war. I don’t want a heavy conscious when I die.

What do we do if there’s war?” That’s not important now. What is important now is not to let it happen. We shouldn’t just stand by and wait for it and then have to defend the homeland and… at the expense of future generations. War should not happen.

The destruction brought by Saddam on behalf of the World on us is enough for another century. We shouldn’t have a few heads of state unite to destroy what is left of Iran.

But how?

The true power in the world is Public Opinion. It must be led towards “NO WAR!” That is, the “NO WAR!” banner must be spread wherever possible.

The world leaders must learn to solve their problems without harming people. If they can’t do that they must simply disappear.


I thought this does not need further elaboration. No websites, platforms or speeches are needed. I think this simple phrase is enough. I do not want war. “NO WAR!” I will tell this in my weblog and to anyone I meet. “NO WAR!”

The logo is simple and brusque. Yellow conveys horrid feelings. As horrid as war. It fully expresses the appalling sense. If you like these logos put them in your weblogs and sites. No need for a link. This single phrase will do: “NO WAR!””

Here, the original text in Persian

Update: Persian Petition

Update 2: 99 writing in Persian 🙂


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  1. Dr. Victorino de la Vega said, on January 19, 2007 at 11:25 am

    Hi Naj,

    Welcome back.

    Sad for what happened to your blog…but hey, that might turn out to be the golden opportunity that will allow you to restart everything from scratch: the “reinvention of the self” thing!

    I had news from you trough madam(e) Homie while you were away on the other side of the Karon river.

    Which brings me to my next point: (as Homie well knows by now!) beyond my ironic teases, the fact is I hold no grudge to Iranians- quite the contrary actually.

    When I say “Persian thugs” I mean the – – – – NIST fools and other born-again expansionists invaders who are trying to conquer Baghdad, Beirut and Bahrain.

    This being said, these people aren’t more “evil” than say Washington’s Neocon and their Israeli friends: it’s just that they are more numerous and better organized!


    Hi Homie,

    For the record, I’m opposed to military attacks on Iran inside Iran’s internationally recognized borders- of course, that would exclude Ahwaz ;))

    The Neocon are a crazy criminal bunch: they have put themselves in an untenable position where empty saber-rattling against the mullahs is the only refuge they have left.

    Pathetic indeed.

  2. homeyra said, on January 19, 2007 at 11:42 am

    Dear Professor, great to have you back!
    Till further notice Ahwaz is still on our side of the rood-e-Karoon! You already have whatever is on the other side 🙂

  3. Bluebear2 said, on January 19, 2007 at 4:05 pm


  4. Bluebear2 said, on January 19, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    Hi ACE!

    I love the one by Amir Hossein Dehbashi!

  5. servant said, on January 19, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks Robo, Homie.

    Here in the United States of Dimwits those of us who are awake hope that Bush’s saber rattling against Iran is just a lip service that he pays to Israel and to the psychotic people who voted for him.

    What we can use most here in the United States is real news from Iran – since everything that we see on television and read in the news papers – is filtered through media which is either owned by Zionists or very influenced by the Zionist agenda.

    We have been led to believe through a series of lies and distortions and a long accumulation of half-truths – that Iran wants nothing more than to get it’s hands on a nuclear weapon and attack the United States.

    Of course this is a lie, but this is what the news papers are telling us is the cause for war.

    The problem here that both people’s face is that our respective governments do things behind closed doors. They can manipulate the facts very easily and no one in the public can contradict them.

    There is an active disinformation campaign by the U.S. media, supported by the neoconservatives, who are primarily Jewish Likud party, to enlist the support of the American public in a pre-emptive strike against Iran.

    The problem is with Americans – in my opinion – that only 30 or 40 percent of us are awake to the fact that our government has been taken over by Zionists. The other sixty percent believe what they see on the news.

    So I encourage you – if you are an Iranian blogger – stop writing stories for your fellow Iranians. They already know the story.

    Write real news stories for the American audience to tell people what is going on in Iran and about friendly relationships that are being created by the internet.

    Use Google bombs (when thousands of people link to the same story) to get the stories higher in the news pages.

    Advertise that the bloggers are not buying into the Zionist message against Iran.

    We can do this. Bloggers can stop the war. We can replace the voice of corporations and government with the voice of the people.

  6. homeyra said, on January 19, 2007 at 5:07 pm

    🙂 BB2
    I used whatever I had on my PC! but I am going to protest! Something is really fishy with them. It has the opposite effect…
    I am sure there are much much more who have signed in… and if they can’t handle it better say so or forget the pictures and just gather the names. Or forget the whole thing!

  7. homeyra said, on January 19, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    Dear Serv
    Thank you for your thoughtful comments. Indeed there is a discrepency between what is here and what is “told”.
    There is also a language barrier. The most interesting bloggers in Iran write in Persian. Indeed an effort should be made to translate. This would be a great help that Iranians who live abroad can do.
    I am sure what you wrote will make many think about their involvement in the blogosphere.

  8. Dr. Victorino de la Vega said, on January 19, 2007 at 7:34 pm

    “The most interesting bloggers in Iran write in Persian.


    Your modesty honors you.

    Unlike us, pretentious Shemite dwellers on the western side of the Karoon river and/or of the Atlantic pool, (mainline) Ayyranians seem to be rather down to earth cum pacific people…

    Too bad they’re ruled by bearded irredentist warmongers

    I sincerely hope a change/shave is gonna come!

  9. homeyra said, on January 19, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    Dear Professor
    Thank you for your kind words, but this was mere observation of my part.
    I should have added that most of them have almost half of my age! That’s rather depressing! 🙂

  10. Agent 99 said, on January 20, 2007 at 8:54 am

    Those who intend on bombing Iran do not care about public opinion, do not care about national or international laws, will not be stopped by even the most massive protest in human history. The best chance for it to be averted is that Iran not provoke any action by the United States, and that is only a slim chance, since it is so easy to make it look as though Iran has attacked us. I would be making sure Iran did not allow itself to be provoked into aggression, and looking to see if there are ways to prevent Iran from being blamed for false flag operations if I were an Iranian. It has to be Iranians who do this because there is no way for outsiders to know where third party witnesses might be useful to make sure Iran is not blamed for things it has not done.

    These guys mean business and the grassroots will not stop them unless it comes in and physically prevents them. The chances of that happening are vanishingly small. It’s time for Iran to be very, very smart, and more cautious than even regular good sense would seem to call for. For instance, the consulate in Kurdistan was a bad idea. Don’t have any Iranians anywhere near any US operations, and have proof of that.

    Invite masses of Chinese to vacation in Iran. This is not a drill. If these fiends are sick enouogh to rip the US Constitution to shreds right in front of our unaccountably docile Congress, and to TORTURE people, even guilty people, take it to the bank that they will attack if they can find the slightest opening to do so. People in the know are positive these criminals mean to attack Iran. Military generals are flipping out, trying to stop it, and it’s not stopping. I have no idea how much influence Iranian citizens have over their government, but however much you have, USE IT.

  11. Agent 99 said, on January 20, 2007 at 10:47 am

    Really. This is the language the neocons understand. Lots and lots of Chinese tourists….

  12. naj said, on January 20, 2007 at 11:15 am

    Hi Homie, Dr. v, Servant …

    Dr. V, the rulers of Iran are not the rulers of people’s ethics, hearts, morales, principles. The people of Iran are actively transmogrifying their rulers and it becomes obvious to anyone who visits the country in interpersed intervals.

    Servant, the news about/from Iran are falsehoods; and the dramatization of the nuclear threat is just BS. Iran is a country ambitious to modernize (and ironically the rulers are invested in this modernizaion in a very capitalist sense, they are the silent patrons of modernization, if fo no reason than their own capital gain). The people of Iran do not want the nuclear bomb, nor do they want a war; but they are skeptical that Americans will let them excel in their process of democracy. Democracy in Iran does not favour America, nor Israel.

    But speaking of enlightening the Western audiences, from experience, I have learned that unless someone is interested and willing to learn, it is not very easy to wipe people’s mind of the false images they have about the “other”. If Americans were to be enlightened, we would not have seen any traces of racial discrimination in the oh-so-democratic American society; would we?

  13. homeyra said, on January 20, 2007 at 3:25 pm

    Dear 99, Naj
    Thank you for your depressing and realistic comments.
    I can only wish that our leaders will be wise enough.

    a Canadian wrote in Enough Fear:
    Iran has some of the coolest architecture on the planet,. bombing is just unacceptable 🙂

  14. Huti said, on January 20, 2007 at 4:35 pm

    here, all together …

  15. servant said, on January 20, 2007 at 8:32 pm

    If Americans were to be enlightened, we would not have seen any traces of racial discrimination in the oh-so-democratic American society; would we?

    Ask Agent99 my opinion of American potential. We’ve been around and around. I have written them off as a bunch of idiots.

    But the idiots watch a lot of television and so they are suseptible to marketing and brand making strategies. They’re easy to brainwash with commercials as long as you don’t try anything too cerebral. The more stupid, the more off the wall, the more banal, the more effective the message.

    Put something up on YouTube with Iranians doing stupid things that Americans will think is cool. Like swim in a disguisting pool of shit or eat some camel testicles or pigs brains or something like they do on American game shows. Americans love stuff like that. Then the big message at the end – “Look! We’re morons too! Don’t worry about us! We’re just like you. Let’s be friends. Come to Iran. Eat exotic disgusting things you’ve never even heard of.”

    Then fifty years later, when this generation is dead, you can explain the truth to the grandchildren. This generation are goners.

    Sorry to polute your comments, Homie. But it’s the truth. You have to do anything to get a mule’s attention. The best thing is to hit them with a two-by-four.

  16. homeyra said, on January 20, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Dear Serv, I liked the youtube idea! 🙂
    Look! We’re morons too! Don’t worry about us!”
    No pollution at all, my friend. Enjoying always your inputs.

  17. شاهین said, on January 20, 2007 at 9:54 pm

    nice blog you have
    why i didn’t recognize it before
    and thanks for your comment on sheidaei 😀

  18. Naj said, on January 20, 2007 at 10:04 pm


    I totally agree with you. and as a mater of fact, I will be documenting how extensive is the spread of moronicity in Iran’s present popular culture. (I personally am of the opinion that people are entitled to being stupid, as long as their stupidity doesn’t determine anyone else’s destiny! … but that is the major flaw of democracy, isn’t it?)

    The parallels between American and Iranian ignorance is rather cute!

  19. homeyra said, on January 20, 2007 at 10:11 pm

    Hi Shahin, thank you, your post was very useful.

    … the best argument against democracy … according to Sir Winston.
    What are you going to do about your blog?

  20. Naj said, on January 20, 2007 at 10:27 pm

    What do you mean, Homie? 🙂

    I have figured out a wierd way of accessing it for now and have written to google to fix the bug, because their login system is buggy!

  21. homeyra said, on January 20, 2007 at 10:32 pm

    Mr. Churchill, he said something like :
    The best argument against democracy is to speak 5 minute with someone entitled to vote! 🙂
    I see no updates on your blog!

  22. Dr. Victorino de la Vega said, on January 20, 2007 at 11:35 pm

    I mean like Jeez:
    Seems like Homie’s electronic café has become the place where enlightened literati discuteurs from both sides of the Karun divide meet to tackle such burning issues as the debasement of popular culture* [see quote below], the merits of democracy and the meaning of life!

    * “We rarely think people have good sense unless they agree with us.”
    Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Maximes

  23. homeyra said, on January 20, 2007 at 11:41 pm

    ” ... if you don’t like them” – … those who agree “… well, I have others” ! 🙂

  24. Farrokh said, on January 21, 2007 at 12:53 am

    I can feel Robo’s pain. His feeling and message is loud and clear.
    War may make goverments come and go, but country and the nation are the one who suffer the most. Lets pray and hope that public opinion will bring some kind of sense to our goverments to refrain from war and hostility.

  25. servant said, on January 21, 2007 at 1:03 am

    Well – this seems to be the only place where Iran and the U.S. are talking. Maybe we can get Condi over here and do some real work.

    What do you want, Homie, says Condi

    I dunno, sayd Homie. Just don’t let Israel nuke Iran.

    Condi says, Sorry Homie. I’d like to help you out but the United States can’t afford to look weak. We have to bomb you or everyone else will think they can stand up to us. We have to make an example out of you.

    Homie says, nothing I can say to change your mind?

    Condi says, well maybe. Could you put up a few million Palestinians at your house? It wouldn’t be long. Just until some of these Likudniks leave the administration.

  26. rita said, on January 21, 2007 at 7:42 am

    khahesh mikonam baes khoshhali ast .

  27. homeyra said, on January 21, 2007 at 7:00 pm

    Farrokh, thanks for passing by. Robo are you reading these?

    Rita, خيلي ممنون از شما!

    Serv, after Youtube No1: “Look! We’re morons too! Don’t worry about us!”, we can make the sequel: “Homie and Condi! … Vote for the more-moron” 🙂

  28. saa said, on January 21, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    Iran has big oil reserves like Iraq so no doubt that one day US will attack, probably in 10 years or more but certainly not today.

    As far as I believe, Bush wont attack on Iran, because at the moment US is so broken to handle the fuss they made in Iraq and Bush is losing his popularity in US as well. Because Afghanistan is still a problem for them, the ex-US friend Osama is hiding or dead no one knows and Iraq, well they lost the war there and now Bush is sending more troops, and sure how much Americans are in favor of that.

  29. Bluebear2 said, on January 21, 2007 at 11:17 pm


    The bad part is that Bush has no concept of having failed and doesn’t care what the people want or think.

    And don’t get me started on Morons

  30. Agent 99 said, on January 22, 2007 at 1:23 am

    He also has no concept of a broken military, no notion of honor to impede sending troops back for unlimited tours, and can recruit hundreds of thousands of new enlistees from third world countries by dangling citizenship in front of them… if they live through it. It would seem to reasonable people that he doesn’t have the forces to back up his threats, but he is no kind of reasonable or rational. Maybe China’s little statement will cause enough hesitation within the power structure that the thrust will go out of this, but, really, these people have shown over and over and over that they will, and want to, do the worst….

  31. pen Name said, on January 24, 2007 at 9:20 pm


    There is no global consensus against Iran. But as any great nation, Iran has to be prepared for war.


    What is your recommendation in the event of a threat by Pakistan to attack Iran with a nuclear bomb?

    Who is going to guarantee the security of Iran, in your opinion?

    Dr. Victorino de la Vega & Homeyra :

    Bahrain, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Western Afghanistan, Turkeminstan, and Oman are occupied Iranian territories.

    Dr. Victorino de la Vega & Farrokh:
    “Too bad they’re ruled by bearded irredentist warmongers ” ?!?! You just do not know Iranian people or their rulers –

    We are in our own country and our own part of the world. We are not fighting any one. Iranian Navy is not going up and down the Mobile Bay telling Americans: “We will kill you”. The Iranian papers are not discussing which sites to attack in the United States.

    Our sin, really, in the eternal words of that great Iranian, Ayatullah Khomeini, is that we oppose the evil machinations and policies of the United States that destroys Muslim Lives, Wealth, and Dignity.


    There are many many low-tech ways that a local power can retaliate against a foreign power. The foreign power will be subject to great harm as well.

  32. Kaveh said, on January 24, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Tonia reads your blog all the time but she is too shy to write comments. You know the story!
    Pen Name:
    You have the State Broadcast and newspaper to write your opinions. It isn’t enough?

  33. Jax-sp said, on January 24, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    I hope governments of both parties will find some sanity.
    Pen Name “Knows” the Iranian people. Then Pen Name should know how much the Iranian people despise those with no names, sick minds, full pockets and bloody hands. That’s what make them prefer the Americans to pretentious such as you.

  34. pen Name said, on January 25, 2007 at 3:25 am




    I am aware of all that. My impression of many Iranians that I have met has been tha they are whiners and mercurial. Some times I really wonder if there can ever be a government under which they can be content. I do not know what they want.

    Arguably, the current government has many many problems. It does not respect its own laws at times, it is inefficient, and it is corrupt.

    But I would like to point out that many of the people of Iran also, at a personal level, by and large do not respect the Law, are corrupt, and are in-fact & lazy.

    The Islamic Republic is still the best government that the people of the Iranian plateau have experienced over the last 3000 years. Consider, as a small example, the municipal councils that were formed in 1998 (if I recall correctly) – the first attempt in the entire history of the Middle East to deveolve power to the provinces.

    Theere is nothing wrong with Iran that foreigners could fix; specially Americans.

  35. homeyra said, on January 25, 2007 at 5:49 am

    Hey guys
    I leave the PC for two days, and I find WWIII starting in my own blog.
    As much as I wish to have the chat open for all people from the 4 corners of the world with all kind of opinions, I just don’t like this blog becoming a battlefield of prejudices, bitterness, propaganda of the pro or the counter, and above all rudeness.
    This is a personal blog of an ordinary person and if you are looking for solutions to solve the problems of the world and the beyond this is not the right place.
    Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind at all to be criticized, but please do it with humor and benevolence, or create your own blogs and manage it as you wish.
    Pen Name: True that our problems are our problems. No one from the planet Mars – even Borg (sorry 99) – can’t solve it for us.
    Jax: More than once I heard what you wrote. Please note: I don’t want the hate vocabulary here. As a host I have the right to be partial! You can have your own blog and write down you thoughts, but don’t use mine to appease your personal grudges.
    Kaveh: glad to see you back, please tell Totonia not to worry! Though I would have really like to have her fun, original and unusual view of the world reflected here!
    I am having a busy day today. I am also having a bad mood… dear friends, please behave while I’ll be away.

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  37. brando said, on January 31, 2007 at 7:49 am

    There’s no reason to worry.

    “The United States is unable to inflict serious damage on Iran” – Ahmadinejad

    Ahmadinejad promised, so what’s the big deal.

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  39. iranfacts said, on February 7, 2007 at 2:32 pm

    (Yes, definitely this pen Name is the same “edifying” Anonymous; with dubious posts, contradicting his position as well, at times.)

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