Saturday, February 9, 2013

Islamic Republic Celebrating Its 34th Anniversary

A Decisive Year Ahead – In Pictures
Iran Leadership (a house divided)
Khamenei and Rafsanjani (from left to right, revolutionary to diplomat)
Sadeq Larijani (ultra-right and the danger of a “Judicial” putsch)
Ahmadinejad and Mashaie (struggle for survival)
Nuclear Program
Oil Sanctions
The Economy

Islamic Republic will celebrate its 34th anniversary on Sunday. This year could prove to be as decisive as any period in these 3.5 decades: major issues facing the country and a mid-year presidential election.

June presidential election, arguably the most important presidential election ever - Key players, in pictures, from top:
Iran leadership (a house divided)
Khamenei and Rafsanjani (from left to right, revolutionary to diplomat)
Sadeq Larijani (ultra-right and the danger of a “Judicial” putsch)
Ahmadinejad and Mashaie (struggle for survival)

Major issues facing Iran, in pictures, from top:
Nuclear Program
Oil Sanctions
The Economy


15 comments:

Anonymous said...

And why shouldn't a bunch of liars thieves and murderers of the Velayat celebrate their spoils of the rich resources of Iran through the enslavement of the nation because of their religious beliefs and superstitions?

Anonymous said...

34 years of utter failure: economy in shambles,least valuable currency on earth, pollution, natural disasters, human trafficking, drug addiction, highest brain drain, destruction of historical sites, arabization of Iran, international isolation, zero international prestige, crack down on free speech, execution... the list is endless

Makes me proud to be Iranian!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

34 years so far and may the regime survive for as long as one more

Anonymous said...

Well Iran science production is good at least.
http://www.scimagojr.com/compare.php?c1=IR&c2=TR&c3=&c4=&area=0&category=0&in=it
so I would not call it a total failure. Though I agree that the regime is brutal and stupid in someways but it is way better than Saudis, Mubarak and Assad, just look at how they invest in science and technology and how Iran did.
If we could pass the sanctions and gradually reform the system I think we will have a good future

Anonymous said...

@Anon 8:52 PM

You can't reform a death cult based on martyrdom!

Anybody that believes they can reform a rotten decayed system based on the principles of 1400 years ago is only fooling themselves.

The Islamic ideology as a political force must die in Iran so that Iran can live.

Anonymous said...

It may survive as long as one more or may survive for one more year.
But what ever the case it wont survive for ever!
So you should be looking elsewhere to earn your daily allowance other than working for a farcical regime that likes you to spread their Bullsh*t all the time.

Anonymous said...

If you love Iran and want its prosperity then you should know that other ways (revolution, war,...) will destroy the country maybe for ever. Just look at Syria and multiply it by 100 to see what could happen in Iran. The only way is gradual reform and time. Fortunately, Death, is not yet curable and so people and generation will die and with them their ideas and values. Islamic values and ideology will die too but we should be smart and does not let them to destroy us and our country along the way. We should just wait until the time comes.

Mark Pyruz said...

I don't think this is a critical year, nor are recent events exceptional. Reading "Going to Tehran," one realizes the Islamic Republic has a distinct political dynamic that endures.

I'm wondering if like in 2009, there will be polling places here in the United States for the upcoming presidential election this June.

Nader Uskowi said...

I disagree. This election is the most crucial presidential election in Islamic History. The leadership has never so divided on so many key issues. How and who wins the election will determine the future course of IRI for some time to go. The authors of Going to Tehran must have missed the critical importance of this election while they were in Iran, or you might have misread their reading of the situation.

Nader Uskowi said...

I meant Islamic Republic, not Islamic History!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry but you're wrong.The time is fast approaching for great changes in Iran.If this cult remains in power there will be no Iran left for that "until the time comes" mentality to save the country in the future.

Anonymous said...

@Mark: The only thing that will endure in Iran after the filthy theocracy is gone is their legacy in the art of lying,stealing,imprisoning,raping,torturing and mass murdering innocent people in the name of their Allah and the rotten veleyat-e-fiqih.

Anonymous said...

The West has won, Iran is lost forever.

Anonymous said...

Right, the West is going to win as long as they keep up this "Haveej vah Chomaq" approach...the carrot and stick policy, that is.