Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Manual for Youth Aggression

Slide show “Manual for youth aggression”, photos Sergey Ponomarev (2003-07). Song Lumen “Khvatit!” (Enough!).

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Project FUBELT and Iran

Henry Kissinger, who has a long-standing experience in regime changes through clandestine and more open channels, does not only consider but openly promotes external influx onto domestic issues of the Iranian regime... - "we may conclude"...

The Lie Receiver

At least this is a spot on argument. But are they really going to distrust their glossy flat panels in Iran and elsewhere?

Further very challenging insight into slogans apparently used on Iranian streets in the past days can be found here:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Treacherous Lessons

Do you think Mrs Merkel is keen to recover any poll results as the elections in Iran were already decided in her government´s head?

Do you think Gordon Brown´s concern are the gathering people on streets in Iran?

Do you think Mr Sarkozy is an honest and independent voice to support protesters versus a theocratic regime?

Do you think Mr Obamas concerns are focussed on burning tires and dust bins?

Do you think it is worth dying to be surrounded by six, seven, eight people that stick their mobile phone into your face? Your death is getting public, solitude has been turned into publicity. The more you bleed, the louder you scream, the more you die, the better for the foundations of what you thought was caring for freedom. You are another idol now, a biased error of mass symbols. Where words fail, images are erected as universal speakers to the crowd, and your headshot is a slap that makes the play more tragic.

What a bloodshed. Burnt into flash cards.

A. Paul Weber, Hammerschlaege, 1971

Ahmadinejad won. Get over it

Without any evidence, many U.S. politicians and “Iran experts” have dismissed Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s reelection Friday, with 62.6 percent of the vote, as fraud.

They ignore the fact that Ahmadinejad’s 62.6 percent of the vote in this year’s election is essentially the same as the 61.69 percent he received in the final count of the 2005 presidential election
, when he trounced former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. The shock of the “Iran experts” over Friday’s results is entirely self-generated, based on their preferred assumptions and wishful thinking.

Although Iran’s elections are not free by Western standards, the Islamic Republic has a 30-year history of highly contested and competitive elections at the presidential, parliamentary and local levels. Manipulation has always been there, as it is in many other countries.

Like much of the Western media, most American “Iran experts” overstated Mir Hossein Mousavi’s “surge” over the campaign’s final weeks. More important, they were oblivious — as in 2005 — to Ahmadinejad’s effectiveness as a populist politician and campaigner. American “Iran experts” missed how Ahmadinejad was perceived by most Iranians as having won the nationally televised debates with his three opponents — especially his debate with Mousavi.


Moreover, these irregularities do not, in themselves, amount to electoral fraud even by American legal standards. And, compared with the U.S. presidential election in Florida in 2000, the flaws in Iran’s electoral process seem less significant.

Flynt Leverett directs The New America Foundation’s Iran Project and teaches international affairs at Pennsylvania State university. Hillary Mann Leverett is CEO of STRATEGA, a political risk consultancy. Both worked for many years on Middle East issues for the U.S. government, including as members of the National Security Council staff.

Unseen Advocate

They all are covered in darkness one would think, and the sun shines only for the believers. But there are other pictures painted in the Arab world, and the followers are growing.

I am very proud to be writing in a paper (Al-Akhbar) that is the only Arabic newspaper in the world that advocates for gay and lesbian rights. But the Western media are more impressed with a lackey of Ayatullah Khomeini who led the purges against leftists, Baha'is, and Jews in Iranian universities in the 1980s.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

The Return of the birds...

...that can´t wait to squat down on the Peacock Throne again:

"I am not saying to President Obama or other leaders of this world, 'Don't have a dialogue with the regime.' All I am suggesting is that you should have today a dual-track approach -- talk to the mullahs all you want, but talk to the Iranian people as well," Pahlavi said.

His father, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, fled Iran in 1979 in the face of increasingly violent protests against his rule, with cleric Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini then returning from exile to take power. The shah died in exile in Egypt in 1980.

The American-educated Pahlavi has lived in the United States since 1984 after previously living in Morocco and Egypt following the 1979 Iranian revolution.

The United States in 1953 restored his father to power in Iran as the CIA and British agents orchestrated the overthrow of Iran's popular prime minister, Mohammed Mossadegh.

Asked if he aspired to return to Iran as shah and restore the monarchy, Pahlavi said it would be premature to answer.
"The only thing that I'm concerned with -- which is my agenda, my political agenda -- is to end up with a secular parliamentary, democratic system," Pahlavi said.

Such a system could take the form of a parliamentary monarchy such as in Sweden or Japan, he said. "I'm not fighting for any job right now. This is not about me," Pahlavi added.


Souverän ist, wer über den Ausnahmezustand entscheidet.

Carl Schmitt, Politische Theologie

Friday, June 19, 2009

Fashionista Revolution

The entire carneval is made up by and for the foreign powers tightening their screws on an independent country that is not interested in belonging to neither side. Personally, I am far away from justifying a theocratic Islamic regime, however the rules they ask for are they rules that are played with.

Most of the signs are in English. "Where is my vote?" - it is with the candidate and party that has not collected enough of these votes to be victorious, that´s the pity with elections, isn´t it. I liked the comparison of disappointed hooligans, because the shootings and aggressions were purely reactions to improper provoking behaviour.

O well, it could have been a global armchair revolution promoted through 140 chars on a shitty, overly hyped website, but there we go with the old fascism/nazism drama again. What a fresh approach! She really must have risked her entire existence printing such a brillant intellectual abstract of the current situation in her suburb appartment...

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Zionists for Ahmadinejad

A simple truth, but nevertheless interestingly published open enough. O yes, I forgot, the Guardian is an antisemitic paper anyway...:

In private, Israeli officials appeared to be hoping for an ­Ahmadinejad victory even before the polls opened, despite his vitriolic ­criticism of Israel, his denial of the ­Holocaust and his apparent eagerness for a nuclear weapons programme.

Israeli newspapers quoted several senior officials anonymously saying that a win for Ahmadinejad would help Israel because, as they saw it, none of the candidates differed very much on policy and Ahmadinejad's strong language and blunt actions made him easier to criticise internationally. "Considering the circumstances, he is the best thing that ever happened to us," one foreign ministry official was quoted as saying in the popular Ma'ariv newspaper last Friday.

Ben Caspit, a Ma'ariv columnist, put it even more bluntly that morning: "If you have friends in Iran, try to convince them to vote for Mahmoud Ahmadinejad today … There is no one who will serve Israel's PR interests better than him."

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Jeunesse III

There is another youth.

Party Time in Tehran!

Whilst they ask for the same rules they are facing now, they run after an opponent who was none. Their saviour is now reverred in a totally irrational manner, especially as Mr Moussavi was and is part of the theocratic clergy structures as well.

However, it all needs to be coined for the consuming world. Imperialism does not get smoother with a slick name. It´s the "Green Revolution", after the "Orange Revolution", the "Rose Revolution" and other attempts. Posters are there for the masses, banners in English language and all the gestures you would expect from a libertarian revolution of the youth. The victory sign is one of them, being the foundation for the rulership of the technical demon. The human being is recuced to an individual that raises its arm to take pictures with a mobile phone or digital camera. This is the expression of invididualism we will have globally, this is the liberty we are facing: no step is uncontrolled, and we will enjoy being oppressed, peoples will enjoy being exploited, the nature will enjoy being raped, as long as well can have some fun and consume. Mr Ahmadinejad is far away from being a social revolutionary nationalist, but he has the support of the masses, and the world needs this as a geostrategic outpost against imperialism.

Biggest German news magazine "Der Spiegel" reconfirms it´s all a big party in Tehran and Shiraz and... and... Let´s join the youth culture, we are all the same, wherever we are on planet Earth, and we all do have Twitter as a legitimate ally in this fight to be equal: to have the same language, smell the same, eat the same, dream the same and believe the same: capitalism has proven to be the best fitting fabric for mankind.