Friday, September 21, 2007

The Shah of Iran-Pahlavi-Kurds-Kurdistan-Kords-Kordestan

Letter to www.counterpunch.org
counterpunch@counterpunch.org

To whom it may concern,

Being familiar over the years with what you pass off as articles on Iran, I naturally expect nothing from such items but lies, deceptions and complete distortion of facts. However, even I have to congratulate you on your very latest slanderous and defamatory remark regarding the Shah of Iran. For attempting to rewrite history, or thinking every single reader an absolute fool, shows very high ambitions on your part.

I am of course referring to Saul Landau’s September 8 article, titled “The Irrational Drama of a Declining Empire”:

“[Chemical] Ali and company allegedly killed tens of thousands of rebellious Shiites in 1991, people George the First encouraged to rise up against Saddam. W's Daddy followed the adage Kissinger introduced in 1972, supporting a Kurdish uprising and then abandoning the Kurds to the Shah of Iran's slaughter machine.”

Show your readers a SINGLE, I repeat, A SINGLE document regarding the “slaughter” of Kurds (an Iranian people, incidentally, you lying bastards, though that is not the issue here) by the Iranian King, in 1972 or at any other time, or apologize to your readers for printing falsehoods.

Kurds are my Iranian brothers and sisters, wherever they are. And no amount of disinformation and propaganda by you, the likes of Timmerman and (chemical) Landau and the world media at your disposal, can create enmity between us.

Up yours and your “experts”,
Khorshid

5 Comments:

Anonymous Farid said...

Dear Khorshid (Sarbaze Kuchak):

I read your letter to “Counterpunch” (a far-Left publication) with great interest. I congratulate you on the tone, outrage, and the disdain you showed in addressing these loony neo-Communists.
A few weeks ago, I posted a comment in response to one of your postings which had made reference to “Noam Chomsky”. I forget the subject matter now, but in my comments, I delved into what I believe to be the nature of the “Left”, and its hatred of anything, any entity, or government that is either not “revolutionary” or is friendly to the “West”. I argued that the savage treatment of Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi in the hands of these “progressive character assassins” was motivated by the world-view of the Left….Your reply back to me was, well, surprising. You replied that you did not want to either agree or disagree with me as you did not know (I am paraphrasing here) what the “Left” was! Well, dear Khorshid, “Counterpunch” is the Left! It is time, I argue, that we start to call people what they are and the ideology they represent. If we don’t, we will see the perpetuation of what happened in the years leading up to the 1979 coup in our homeland. We will continue to see terrorists like “Khosrow Roozbeh” and “Khosrow Golesorkhi” lionized as martyrs, and we will continue to see traitors like “Farrokh Negahban” held up as “republican” leaders! To defeat the Left, we must fight them as they fight us. Call them what they are and what they represent and stop the nauseating cycle of “hero making” in the popular culture.

All the best to you.
Farid

4:14 PM  
Anonymous serendip said...

My God, what liars. Killing machine of the Shah? has he mistaken Khomeini for the Shah? How stupid.

Read this please. WHy Ahmadinejad is invited to Columbia university:

http://www.americanchronicle.com/articles/viewArticle.asp?articleID=38223

Gary Sick has been involved in destroying Iran since 1970's. Major force in ousting the Shah.

12:40 PM  
Anonymous twoshorties said...

"Lie, lie and you'll sell your cheap products(either ideological or goods) and then you thrive" has been the order for sometimes now,

I am glad that you have expressed yourself; I really enjoyed "Up yours and your experts" part.

1:08 PM  
Blogger سرباز كوچك said...

Dear Farid,

I’m happy to hear from you again. I apologize for the late reply. I check my e-mail often to approve the comments as earlier as they are made, but I do not always have the time to reply in kind.

To continue our discussion (http://sarbazekuchak.blogspot.com/2007/07/mohammad-reza-shah-pahlavi-shah-of-iran.html), I too believe in “calling people what they really are”. However, as I implied in my reply, what they really are is not always what they pretend to be.

Take the subject of this very letter. You call Counterpunch “leftist” for publishing such lies. Yet, the aim pursued here is very much in line with the agenda openly pursued by people, institutes or organizations which Counterpunch and the innumerable journals like Counterpunch themselves often label as Rightists, “neocons” or (even) “conservatives”!!

If I fail to be accurate in my labeling, or to label at all, I do try to make up for it by being consistent and avoiding contradictions.

Prevent the perpetuation of what happened in the years leading up to the 1979 coup in our homeland? Do you believe world opinion would have been less sympathetic towards the Iranian government had the world media labeled the leading reactionaries as thugs, terrorists, and mercenaries, instead of “leftists” and “revolutionaries”?!

If you have the time, I encourage you to please read the following exchange from March 2005, in what I was too dim to realise was an anti-Iranian forum. It may further clarify my view:

http://www.activistchat.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?p=20849&sid=1cc0b029b36c3bc20153821066c51dfc

1:35 AM  
Blogger سرباز كوچك said...

Serendip,

As such disinformation regarding Iran and the Pahlavi government is the norm, and has been for decades, one would hardly call this latest manifestation “stupid”.

Supposing its authors to have made a “mistake” is only a clever way of getting them “off the hook”.

Articles like this are generated on a daily basis.

2:02 AM  

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