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We Have No Choice But Freedom

OpinionWe Have No Choice But Freedom

(Times Of Ocean)- From Saddam’s Second Qadisiyah[2] to China’s New Silk Road, Iran is in the eroding process of history for the continuation of the criminal ruling sect in Tehran.

For 43 years, the presence of foreigners in Iran has been a blessing for the Islamic Republic, both through repetition and symmetry of events and dualism such as the eight-year war, as well as frenzy against the United States and countries in the region, and symmetry like what Russia and now China have done.

On September 22, 1980, after months of provocation by Khomeini’s agents in Iraq, Saddam’s attack on Iran officially began with the bombing of Mehrabad Airport in Tehran.

The Iranian nation was experiencing a sense of dread and terrible loss at the same time as the deep confusion caused by a dilemma: Should we fight the imposed Islamic Republic, or should we first save the homeland from the danger of foreign occupation?

The growing hatred that has been created from a year and a half before the start of the war and from the day after the chaos of 1979 by killings on the roof of Alavi school and then suppressing women and restricting civil liberties in the Iranian nation, forced them to confront the elements of the Islamic Republic early and line up to the point of the overthrow, but suddenly that national feeling being replaced by “logic and eagerness to defend the mother-land against the foreign enemy . For 8 years, the course of the war changed from confronting Khomeini to fighting Saddam and Iraq!

The mullah’s cunning answered once again, and he cunningly played his cards well with what he absolutely does not believe in, namely national identity, and in the chronic and hateful Machiavellian way, he pursued his illegitimate goal by sacrificing the blood of the innocent and courageous youth of the homeland.

After the imposition of the Islamic Republic in Iran, a foreign war was imposed on the Iranian nation and inevitably changed the people’s priority from eliminating the former to repelling the latter.

Thousands of teenagers of anxious, committed, and patriotic families marched to the battlefields on the western and southwestern borders of the country and threw their precious lives into the storm of war, lest this land is turned into scorched earth by the invading Iraqi army.

Even the young Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, who had just taken the oath [of allegiance to the Constitution of 1906] said in a message to the usurpers of his father’s throne and the occupiers of his country that he was ready, as a fighter pilot, to fight alongside the Iranian people against the Iraqi army in order to save the homeland which, of course, was met with the insidious rejection of Islamic insurgents in the country.

I remember a sentence from Queen Farah Pahlavi who years ago addressed the leaders of the criminal sect [Islamic Republic] in Iran and said: We raised a generation that defended beloved Iran for eight years against the foreign army, what did you do?

The palace where Djamshid got his planetarium goblet [1]

One of those young people raised in the patriotic zeal of the Pahlavi era was my brother who grew up with Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh or “Book of Kings”. The only son of the family, who with a firm determination to defend the territorial integrity of his country, rushed to military service in the remaining army of the imperial period and went straight to the front line in the “Salehabad” of Kermanshah province. The stories of bravery, comradeship, and self-sacrifice of which he himself was “both a partner and a witness” shake every listener.

We Have No Choice But Freedom
Officer Ardeshir Hosseinpour; Salehabad Front of Kermanshah; 1983

As a young girl disgusted with the harassment of the mullahs, violence, and increasing restrictions in society, I had to fight the Basijis and the agents of the so-called Islamic Revolution every day to maintain my minimum independence and individuality. At the same time, with the torment and anxiety that I felt in every cell of my body, I followed the news of war and the young people on the front line” moment by moment, and I was proud to hear the news of their victories.

Every time my brother went on holiday, I was in charge of buying and packing Shirazi chickpeas and cookies so that he could take them as souvenirs for his comrades, as well as textbooks for the university entrance exam, which was not clear when it would happen. With the encouragement and management and careful learning plan that he did for those friends, 5 people, including Ardeshir Hosseinpour a decorated officer, passed the barrier of the national entrance exam in 1984.

We Have No Choice But Freedom
Letter of commendation for the duty of officer Ardeshir Hosseinpour in the Iran-Iraq war; the year 1984

Letter of commendation for the duty of officer Ardeshir Hosseinpour in the Iran-Iraq war; the year 1984

I remember once on the path of this “preparatory mission!” Due to the type of my clothes and scarves, I was attacked and insulted by two stray Hezbollahi. And I, who used to fight with such strays as much as possible to force other people to oppose them, this time with flexibility and ignorance, I escaped menace, so as not to waste time because I knew that my brother’s bus would leave for the front in a few hours and I wanted his souvenir to reach his friends and all have a brief peace and fleeting time in that emptiness full of threats and apprehension and ambiguity.

Soldiers inside the trench searching for Iraqi missiles; Salehabad Front of Kermanshah; Year 1983

Many at that time were not as fortunate as the soldiers of this stronghold, and only their bloody plaques, clothes, and corpses returned.

The endless capacity of patriotism and national zeal of the people, however, helped to make the sufferings and martyrdoms bearable, and in spite of the lamentations of the government chants and the Khomeini clowns who, as far as possible, distorted carts from the lives of those brave young men and reduced their patriotic greatness to the superstitious evil intentions, the martyrs and casualties of the Eight-Year War have been recorded in history as Iranian defense soldiers.

After eight years, the country escaped the bite of a foreign enemy by paying exorbitant prices, including human blood and material resources, but the persistence of the domestic cannibal viper, which is now a decade older and more experienced, seemed further bloodthirsty.

On the other hand, the widespread corruption and reckless incompetence of the elements of the government, which increased astronomically after the eight-year war, widened the gap between the people and the pyramid of power and feared the consequences of the “vacuum of national trust and popular base” will force the Islamic Republic to ransom the so-called “Red Front” by turning attention to the East and further rely on the Russia and China so to defend itself against the Iranian nation that it would soon free themselves from it.

Soldiers inside the trench searching for Iraqi missiles; Salehabad Front of Kermanshah; Year 1983

Finally, Dr. Ardeshir Hosseinpour was assassinated by the agents of the Islamic Republic at dawn on December 16, 2006 for disobeying the order to enrich a higher grade of uranium.

The transfer of Iran’s share of the Caspian Sea to the Soviet Union and then a 25-year agreement with China, which in addition to plundering our economic resources, could lead to change and even destruction of the indigenous-cultural fabric of the Iranian nation is the only answer against the sacrifices of the precious lives that our young people made to the homeland in anonymity.

Restoring national identity and overthrowing this tyrannical regime will not be possible except with the heroic renewal of the promise of the “[3]Kaveh” of Iran to take back the homeland from the [4]Zahakians.

“We have no choice but to be Kaveh, We want nothing but freedom”[5]

The article was published in Farsi on Kayhan London, written by Mahboubeh Mehr Ardeshir (Hosseinpour).


[1] Djamshid, the legendary king of Iran who got the Planetarium goblet

[2] The [first] Battle of Qadisiya was the first major victory of Arab in Persia Mesopotamia that set the seal of decline on the Sassanid Persian empire. 636 AD. Saddam named his war with Iran “The Second Qadisiya!”

[3] Kaveh the Blacksmith, also known as Kawa, is a mythical figure in the Iranian mythology who leads a popular uprising against a ruthless foreign ruler, Zahāk. The story of Kaveh narrated in the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi, the national epic of Iran in “the book of Kings”, by the 10th-century.

[4] In Ferdowsi’s “Book of Kings” Zahhak (Aži Dahāka in more recent folklore) is described as a monster with three heads, cunning, strong, and demonic. But in other respects, Aži Dahāka has human qualities and is never a mere animal.

[5] Taken from Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh “Book of Kings”.

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