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For the people of Iran, there are few things worse than continuing the status quo. If the people of Iran want to be truly free, let alone modern and developed, they must spare no effort, no time and no amount of money in overthrowing this travesty of justice perpetrated on a truly enlightened nation.

The Islamic republic of Iran has proven to be neither Islamic, nor a republic, and not even truly Iranian in concept, practice, ideology or methods.

Shahroudi presided over catastrophes and massive human rights violations. He is not an Iranian born citizen and has shown himself to have no national or patriotic aspirations.

Khameini, Shahroudi, Ahmadinejad and finally even Moussavi and Khatami and everyone else who has a vested interest in continuing the appalling status quo must be vehemently and relentlessly opposed.

Ardeshir Papagan

Washington, DC

Jul 27 2009 - 9:17am

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I have had a deep respect for the inner meaning of Islam and that has influenced me immensely. Having said that, may I suggest that in order to become a truly modern society and join the international community of nations as a true equal, rather than be patronized as an "equal" by particularly Western nations, Iran needs to start on a path of secularism and place its theocracy in the past where it belongs? After all, Iran has the great tradition of ancient Persia to build on, and it would be a real pity if Iran is instead isolated by particularly developed countries and even the secular emerging countries like China, India and Brazil. I really don't have a clue as to how such a transformative change could be initiated! Good luck, my Iranian brothers and sisters!

SAM GEORGE

Metro Vancouver, BC, Canada

Jul 24 2009 - 10:59am

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Iraq is an Arab state, and he will face a lot of opposition to joining Iraq and Iran into one Shia Republic. The Sunnis would go ballistic, and we may see a proxy war again in Iraq. It may have already started. This is not good!We need to get our people out of there! We definitely need alternative energy sources!

Pervis James Casey

Riverside, CA

Jul 23 2009 - 3:17pm