From One Islamic Paradise
Reformists in Iran were undoubtedly the biggest losers in last Friday's
"elections". Those who advocated a boycott, even if we accept the
manipulated figures by the Guardian Council, enjoy at least the support of half
of the Iranian population. But the reformist vote simply collapsed however you
look at it.
are simply fed up with how the reformists always end up saving the
Their support for Hashemi
Rafsanjani in the second round may now disgrace them even further in
the eyes of the ordinary Iranians who see Rafsanjani, not as a
"moderate" like BBC's John Simpson, but the head of a brutal financial
letter below by an ordinary Iranian citizen may explain why:
got the highest mark in the 1992 entrance
exam to Technical university. I have a Masters Degree and yet I have to do
unofficial mini cab job to make ends meet. Hashemi Rafsnajani, however is the
richest man in Iran. Why? What is his expertise? Answer me. Who is the Fascist,
who is Taliban? Why is it that when my daughter tells me her shoes have a hole
and her feet keep getting soaked, and asks me dad when can I have a new pair of
shoes? I have to go into the kitchen and cry. But the oil ministry and the oil
commission has been in the control of the Rafsanjani clan for the last 21 years.
Rafsanjani’s brother-in-law, Hossein Mar’ashi, has been the head of the oil
commission for three terms. Ali Hashemi has been the head of the petro-chemical
industry for 10 years, and all other key industry positions have been held by
the Rafsanjani clan, even during Khatami years. Why? Is no body else worthy of
say Ahmadi-Nejad is a killer? He is a terrorist? So why did Rafsnajani appoint
him as the governor of Ardebil? Why did Khatami's science minister, appoint
him as his cultural deputy? If Ahmadi-Nejad is a terrorist, Hashemi Rafsanjani
has been on the wanted list of the European courts on terrorist charges for
voted for Khatami, but what did he do? The Rafsnajani clan stole millions from
me and my family and the Iranian people and bought villas in Spain and
Switzerland. This is reform??
suffer when I hear a 14 year old girl has to sell her body to 5-6
grown men to be able to feed herself. Yet Rafsnajani’s children spend the
weekend in the Maldive islands.
suffer when I see thousands sell their kidneys to pay the bills with.
am neither a Hezbollahi nor Ansar, I have nothing to do with anyone and mind my
own business, but I just want to say that shame on the reformists who are
kidding about an “Anti-Fascist coalition” and form a coalition with
Fascists like Asgaroladi, Badamchian, and Falahian. This is not an
“anti-Fascist” coalition, it’s the coalition of Ali-“Akbar” Baba and
the forty thieves of Tehran.
Rezvani, is a Senior Agricultural