[ExI] left on iran

Stefano Vaj stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Fri Jun 26 11:38:23 UTC 2009

2009/6/26 John Grigg <possiblepaths2050 at gmail.com>:
> But I would say despite all that, at this point we
> have the moral high ground and should do all we can to support the Iranian
> people in their struggle.

As already mentioned a number of times, I haven't the slightest
sympathy for monotheistic fundamentalism, islamic brand included, and
the Shah was perhaps not so bad as many Americans consider him to be

Concerning the current situation in the country, however, let us limit
ourselves to say that it would seem pretty natural that the US may
support the Iranian forces that are at least slightly less
anti-american than others, exactly as the Iranian government would do.
But it seems far-fetched to claim that supporting illegal actions
brought by a (be it "enlightened") minority against the government in
place in order to reverse electoral results means "supporrting the
Iranian people in their struggle". This sounds a little too much as
Soviet-style doublethink.

Were things reversed, I have no doubt that the same violent protests
would be labelled as terrorism and treason in favour of a foreign

Stefano Vaj

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