Thursday, May 27, 2004

John Kerry’s success could be good for Mullahs

For Mullahs, obtaining the nuclear weapon is one of the very urgent things to do and the evidences suggest that they are very close to their goal too. They are continuing their attempts despite of all international condemnation and pressure. Nothing would stop them. They are very optimistic that they would get rid of Bush administration’s pressure very soon. It would really happen if John Kerry becomes the next president of US.
In case of victory, and beside all internal matters that need to be challenged, Kerry will have lots of international dilemmas, which have to be solved or corrected. One of his priorities would be the invasion of Iraq and he will have to deal with a big mess. He was one of the critics of the war in Iraq therefore he would have to react immediately and pull American forces out of Iraq. He does not believe in “axis of evil” theory, generated by Bush and unlike him, he would not take any serious step in order to topple or threaten the regimes, considered as “axis of evil”.
The Mullahs only need little bit more time and new policy of US would create that for them.

Wednesday, May 19, 2004

The Persian Sphinx

Recently, I have been reading, The Persian sphinx. The book seems to be Amir Abbas Hoveyda’s biography, but it’s not just like an ordinary life story. The Author, Abbas Milani, describes many important details of Iran’s contemporary history through narrating Hoveyda’s life. One thing that caught my attention most, was the America’s roles and influences in Iran’s affairs during that periods. They were there for almost 4 decades, from the end of Second World War until the revolution in 1979. Before America, Britain had been had most weight on Iran’s politic and politicians for years. But the 1953 coup d'état against Mohammad Mossadegh’s legitimate government, orchestrated by America and Britain, and bringing back the Shah on power, created a great atmosphere for American to get more involved in Iran and the Middle East. However this incident created lots of problem for them after revolution and it became one of the key reasons of occupying the America’s embassy.
Beside getting advantage of Iran’s rich oil resources, Americans really tried to democratize the system of government as well. In so many instances they wanted to get rid of the Shah but there was not any clear policy on Iran at those days. Especially changing the administrations would make happen different situations and bring new aspects. In that period a group of young highly educated politicians, included Hoveyda, attempted their best to reform the system severely. They started very well and Americans supported and encouraged them as well. But some small mistakes and Iran’s very complicated society caused them lots of problem. The pro American prime minister, who was the leader of the newly established political party, was assassinated by a member of an extremist Islamic group. Though this incident did not stop the reform process in Iran but it changed the factual path of it and brought a limited economical reform and less political changes.
According to some conspiracy theories, it’s believed that Iran’s revolution was happened to avoid Iran of falling in the hands of Soviet Union’s. But I believe that was taken place by the hands of two different factions to stop America’s influences in Iran. Islamic extremists, supported by Britain and Marxists, backed by former Soviet Union. They worked together harmoniously to topple the Shah and they succeeded. It was clear for Mullahs and Britain that Iranians, who were % 99 Muslim, would never accept Marxism. In that new game, directed by Britain, after the people of Iran, Americans were the biggest losers.
Indeed most fanatic group took over the country and established one of the weirdest systems of government in the world. The system, which helped to give birth to many other terrorist groups and rise against America.

Monday, May 10, 2004

Three words

I have always lived,
And played
With three words


I always wish to have more
I would ask my mom:
“ Buy me some words,
Doesn’t your basket have enough room for them?”
She would say:
“ Live with those three words
You can talk to each other
You can omen together
Not having more words, is not the weakness”

I knew that the lack of pencil,
Is much worse than having fewer words.

When I was with tree
Bird would say:
“You should write -the Tree- in green,
To persuade me to fly”
I could only write – the tree- in yellow,
By my only pencil.
And the bird would see the tree
Always in the autumn
And she would sulk.

This morning
I told to my mom:
“ Buy me some color pencil”
Mom laughed:
“ Only the words could cure your pain”

Thursday, May 06, 2004


Finally I got a chance to see Dogville, Lars Von Trier’s new movie. I saw his pervious movie, Dancer in the dark, before and I was looking forward for this Danish filmmaker’s Dogville. Film, which was made in theatrical style, is presenting a small fictional town in Rocky Mountains with a few residences and telling a mystic story about a few people who live there. The story seems to be happened in the America’s depression era. 178 minutes is enough time for director to portray his characters and also enough time for audience to get involved in story and hate or love it. For the audiences who are bombarded by Hollywood’s colorful movies and mostly banal, watching this movie could be a torture specially if they are Americans. They are also invited to be challenged by the critical theme of the movie. There is not much entertainment in this movie; it is complicated and simple at the same time. Story takes you inside the souls of its characters and lets you judge about them in the end and depend on the point of views; there would be different judgments. For me it was a going over of the human condition and their reactions in difficult situations.
I took a long walk after I came out of the movie theater. I usually do this when I see a satisfactory and meaningful movie.

Sunday, May 02, 2004

Sun in the city

Sun rose
Kissing the roofs
Greeting the doors

Sun ripped the cloud’s notions
By its golden blade

Sun passed around the city
Carried the passion with its steps
Brought the smile and caress.
Created the need of unity
By its hands.
Set the ardor on the cold hearts
Sprayed the odor of hope all over
And then left.

Hey you,
The brightness of many hearts and eyes
Hey, dear sun
Come out again
This time
Glow out of the orifices of the weary hearts.