Friday, July 16, 2004

Canada should put more pressure on Mullahs

After a year, Zahra Kazemi’s death is still remaining a mystery. Mullahs arranged a fake trail in closed doors for someone who is used as a scapegoat for another high range prosecutor. There is no surprise that Mullahs did not comply with Canada’s demand for sending observers to the trial. They consider the case as a domestic issue and they try to do the same thing that they did with the other political murder cases.
In Mullahs judiciary system we will never find out what happened to our intellectuals and political activists. But Kazemi’s case is different. It is indeed an international matter. Kazemi went to Iran as a Canadian journalist and was murdered there. Canadian government should care more about her murder and put further pressure on Iran. Bill Graham’s recent reaction against Mullahs refusal is a good start, despite of being a little bit late response. He could have taken a serious step a year ago. He should not have trusted liar Mullahs. They say judiciary in Iran like Canada is independent. That’s bullshit. Nothing is on its own in Iran. Even president cannot do any thing in his own decision.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11?

I saw Michael Moore's controversial movie yesterday. Fahrenheit 9/11 carries all the factors that a good movie needs. It is well-made, profound, artistic and entertaining movie. It is full of true stories and documents, which have been researched and put together by director very acceptably. You probably could not be disagreeing with any of Moores pleas. Every body knows that 9/11 created the best opportunity for Bush and his allies to do what they had been dreaming for years. Getting rid of Saddam and taking the control of the region was one of their long-term plans. There is no doubt that Bush installed Hammed Karzi in Afghanistan, in order to take advantages of his position and one of them could be the pipeline from Caspian see to Pakistan.
But some important points are missing in his movie. What would be the consequences of all this so-called messes? If Afghanistan and other countries along with Halliburton could get profit of some projects, why they should not? Who else is going to help Afghanistan? Who else is going to invest there? Mighty European countries?
How many years the Iraqi people should have waited to free their country and get rid of dictatorship? Let suppose American are there only for their own benefit and all the promises of freeing Iraq and bringing democracy are bullshit and they just want to install their own men on power for their further interests. Do you think they could be able to do whatever they want in Iraq? Do you think that Iraqi people are dull and they don't know what they want?
Michael Moores' outlooks are very unilateral and that makes his film little bit artificial and half-truths.