Thursday, April 23, 2009
In addition, in the letter to Roxana Mr. Ghobadi clearly states that she had wanted to leave Iran it appears in late 2006. Then, he writes that she was just looking for a local publisher. So, that her book could be published in Iran. Those statements do not add up.
So, Mr. Ghobadi encourages Roxana to stay while he finishes his film. Which he may or may not of had authorization for. Then, she is put in jail for spying. He is off to the Cannes Film Festival.
One more note, Mr. Ghobadi talks of Roxana not going out of her apartment for days. He also states that she told him everywhere she went including "asking his advice". So, he would know when she was in her apartment or not. He stated having keys to her apartment.
Do I need to send an army to Tehran to find out what this evidence is against Miss Roxana Saberi?
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
As Mr. Ghobadi put it best in his letter about Roxana "We all know – no, we have all seen in movies – that spies are malicious and sneaky, that they peep around for information, and that they are very well paid." & "My Iranian girl with Japanese eyes and an American ID, is in jail. Shame on me! Shame on us!"
The Iranians have stated that Roxana isn't American but Iranian. They say she broke Iranian law. What law she broke they will not say.
More than anything, the diplomats for representing Iranians Interests in America stated that the issue was about them only having one reporter. A reporter whose border is only 25 miles from the United Nations Building. In addition, that the Gaza situation is to blame for why Roxana is in prison. (well, in so many words)
"Shame on us" Who is us? Would Mr. Ghobadi like to answer that question.
He is going to Europe now. Even though his last film was banned in Iran and went underground.
Does he work for the Iranian Regime and/or the Kurds wanting an independent state?
Did he "buy" that bottle of Shiraz wine for himself?
Mr. Bahman released this letter on April 21, 2009:
"To Roxana Saberi, Iranian with an American passport"
If I kept quiet until now, it was for her sake. If today I speak, it is for her sake.
She is my friend, my fiancée, and my companion. An intelligent and talented young woman, whom I have always admired.
It was the 31st of January. The day of my birthday. That morning, she called to say she would pick me up so we would go out together. She never came. I called on her mobile, but it was off, and for two-three days I had no idea what had happened to her. I went to her apartment, and since we had each other's keys, I went in, but she wasn't there. Two days later, she called and said: "Forgive me my dear; I had to go to Zahedan." I got angry: why hadn't she said anything to me? I told her I didn't believe her, and again she said: "Forgive me my dear, I had to go." And the line was cut. I waited for her to call back. But she didn't call back. She didn't call back.
I left for Zahedan. I looked for her in every hotel, but nobody had ever heard her name. For ten days, thousands of wild thoughts came to my mind. Until I learned, through her father, she had been arrested. I thought it was a joke.
I thought it was a misunderstanding and that she would be released after two or three days. But days went by and I had no news from her. I started to worry and knocked on every door for help, until I understood what had happened.
It is with tears in my eyes that I say she is innocent and guiltless. It is me, who has known her for years, and shared every moment with her, who declares it. She was always busy reading and doing her research. Nothing else. During all these years I've known her, she wouldn't go anywhere without letting me know, nor would do anything without asking my advice. To her friends, her family, everyone that surrounded her, she had given no signs of unreasonable behavior. How come someone who would spend days without going out of her apartment, except to see me; someone who, like a Japanese lady, would carefully spend her money, and had sometimes trouble making a living; someone who was looking for a sponsor to get in contact with a local publisher so her book would be printed here (in Iran); could now be charged with a spying accusation?! We all know – no, we have all seen in movies – that spies are malicious and sneaky, that they peep around for information, and that they are very well paid.
And now my heart is full of sorrow. Because it is me who incited her to stay here. And now I can't do anything for her. Roxana wanted to leave Iran. I kept her from it.
At the beginning of our relationship, she wanted to go back to the United States. She would have liked us to go together. But I insisted for her to stay until my new film was over. She really wanted to leave Iran. And I kept her from it. And now I am devastated, for it is because of me she has been subject to these events. These past years, I have been subject to a serious depression. Why? Because my movie had been banned, and released on the black market. My next movie was not given an authorization, and I was forced to stay at home. If I've been able to stand it until today, it is thanks to the presence and help that she provided me with.
Since I had no authorization for my last movie, I was nervous and ill-tempered. And she was always there to calm me down.
Roxana wanted to leave Iran. I kept her from it. She is the one who took care of me while I was depressed. Then I convinced her to stay, I wanted her to write the book she had started in her head. I accompanied her, and thanks to my friends and contacts, I knocked on every door and was able to set up meetings with film makers, artists, sociologists, politics, and others. I would go with her myself.
She was absorbed by her book, to the point that she could stay and bear it all, until my film would be finished, and we would leave together.
Roxana's book was a praise to Iran. The manuscripts exist, and it will certainly be published one day, and all will see it. But why have they said nothing? All those who have talked, worked and sat with her, and who know how guiltless she is.
I am writing this letter for I am worried about her. I am worried about her health. I heard she was depressed and cried all the time. She is very sensitive. To the point she refuses to touch her food.
My letter is a desperate call to all statesmen and politics, and to all those who can do something to help. From the other side of the ocean, the Americans have protested against her imprisonment, because she is an American citizen. But I say no, she is Iranian, and she loves Iran. I beg you, let her go! I beg you not to throw her in the midst of you political games! She is too weak and too pure to take part in your games. Let me be present at her trial, sit next to her wise father and gentle mother, and testify she is without guilt or reproach.
However, I am optimistic about her release, and I firmly hope the verdict will be cancelled in the next stage of the trial.
My Iranian girl with Japanese eyes and an American ID, is in jail. Shame on me! Shame on us!
April 21st, 2009.
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Must we continue to forget the lesson of our LORD, who decides life and death. Must stupidity rein again. Even Dr. Hossein Fatemi would be against what is happening to Miss Roxana Saberi.
Dr. Hossein Fatemi, former Foreign Minister of Iran, under Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh, was executed on November 11, 1954.
Monday, April 13, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
It appears the whole world media or Main Stream Media, who buy and sell pictures and stories to each other, is waiting for a grasping HEADLINE. Maybe one that puts Roxana in an Iranian Prison for 20 years or beheaded which is the punishment.
The Fargo Daily News hadn't put Roxana's story above the fold until she was charged with espionage. In fact they used the NPPA/AP picture this author has talked quite abit about. So, I will not go over it again.
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Even still Clinton states she handed the Iranians a letter asking for the release of Mr. Leviston. God only knows what happened to him.
In addition, Clinton mentions an Esha Momeni who was arrested in Iran back in October 2008. She was released a couple of weeks later. Miss Momeni's alleged crime was a traffic violation.
Roxana Saberi was arrested Jan 2009. In those short two weeks of Miss Momeni's detention the group "Code Pink", a feminist wackedout organization, goes to Iran. They personally told me that they talked to the civilized people of Iran.
It appears to me that Miss Momeni rose up as a false witness against Roxana. Whereas, Code Pink now has "Don't Bomb Iran" on their website. http://www.codepink4peace.org/
Code Pink is also running a campaign against President Obama. I have never heard Code Pink say anything about Clinton. There is nothing on Code Pink's website for Roxana. Which proves that Miss Momeni gave false testimony against Roxana. In fact, when this author spoke with Code Pink's office the girl stated she had not heard anything about Roxana's case.
The girl in Code Pink's office is either a bold face liar. Or completely out of touch. This author thinks it is the liar aspect.
Last but not least, the Iranians want, count them, 3 Iranians held in Iraq released. It appears that Clinton thinks she can deal with thugs.
The Iranians can release Roxana for Allah loves Goodly Deeds. Allah wants the Hereafter for his servants not worldly possessions. For Allah loves the Good Doer. Allah is All Merciful, All Beneficent.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
BTW & FYI General Sanchez was the one to blame for Abu Ghraib. No one needed a memo to tell them to do something. They did it because they wanted to. Only a selfish person would seek to hurt more innocent people because of the wrongs of someone else.
It seems some people have been waiting to use this against Rumsfeld or America by holding Miss Roxana Saberi.
How many Iraqi/Iranians were involved in who was brought to Abu Ghraib?
"Say: Who guards you by night and by day from the Beneficent? Nay, they turn away at the mention of their Lord."
"O men, serve your Lord Who created you and those before you, so that you may guard against evil."
Rumsfeld Says He Has Not Considered Resigning After Former Generals` Criticism.
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Original Source: NEWSHOUR JIM LEHRER: Good evening. I`m Jim Lehrer. On the NewsHour tonight: the news of this Tuesday; then, a debate over the precedents and the fallouts from the retired generals` assault on Defense Secretary Rumsfeld; with the beginning of the Chinese president`s four-day visit to the U.S., a look at the Internet and the Western influences on China; and a conversation with the Pulitzer Prize-winner for fiction, Geraldine Brooks. (BREAK)
JIM LEHRER: Stocks soared today on news the string of interest rate hikes could be near an end. That word came from the Federal Reserve`s top policymakers; they`ve raised rates 15 times in the last two years. The rally pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average up 195 points today, to close above 11,268. It was the Dow`s largest point gain in nearly a year. The Nasdaq rose 45 points, nearly 2 percent, to close at 2,356. The market surge came despite another record close for crude oil. Futures in New York gained nearly a dollar to finish above $71 a barrel for the first time. Also today, the Labor Department reported wholesale inflation was up 0.5 percent in March, due mostly to the spike in gasoline prices. President Bush refused today to rule out a nuclear strike on Iran. He spoke amid rising tensions over the Iranian nuclear program. The president was asked how far the U.S. might go during an appearance in the White House Rose Garden. QUESTION: ... does that include the possibility of a nuclear strike? Is that something that your administration will plan for?
GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States: All options are on the table. We want to solve this issue diplomatically, and we`re working hard to do so. The best way to do so is therefore there to be a united effort with countries who recognize the danger of Iran having a nuclear weapon.
JIM LEHRER: The president of Iran today warned against any attack on his country. He spoke as the Iranian army showed off its military might. We have a report from special correspondent Roxana Saberi.
ROXANA SABERI, NewsHour Special Correspondent: Iran holds this Army Day Parade every year, but this year`s event comes at a time when Iran is facing more international pressure than it ever has to prove it`s not pursuing nuclear weapons. Iran`s president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, used the opportunity to send messages not only to his people, but also to the U.S.
PRES. MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, Iran (through translator): The land of Iran has created a powerful army that can powerfully defend its political borders and the integrity of the Iranian nation and cut the hand of any aggressor.
ROXANA SABERI: Iran`s army showed off missiles that are hard to track with radar, super-fast torpedoes recently tested in war games, and other domestically produced weapons. Iran launched an arms development program during its 1980s war with Iraq to make up for a U.S. weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and a fighter plane.
PRES. MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD (through translator): Today, you are among the world`s most powerful armies, because you rely on God.
ROXANA SABERI: The parade did not feature Iran`s Shahab-3 missiles, which have a range of about 1,200 miles and can carry a nuclear warhead. Those are operated by the country`s elite revolutionary guards whose forces are separate from the regular army.
JIM LEHRER: The U.S. and the other permanent members of the U.N. Security Council began meeting in Moscow today on Iran. Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns said they discussed possible sanctions, but did not agree on anything. In Iraq today, a Sunni section of Baghdad was sealed off by Iraqi troops, a day after a major gun battle. Streets were largely empty, and most shops were closed. Six civilians and five gunmen were killed in Monday`s fighting. The U.S. military said the attackers were insurgents; residents said some were neighborhood men who thought Iraqi soldiers were working with Shiite death squads. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld said today he has not considered resigning. A half-dozen retired generals have called for him to step down, but Rumsfeld defended his five years at the Pentagon. And the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Marine General Peter Pace, said commanders have plenty of chance to speak out before they retire.
GEN. PETER PACE, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman: It`s important for the American people to understand how this dialogue takes place, that they understand that decisions are not made in a vacuum, and that all of those of us who you trust with the lives of your sons and daughters -- you trust us -- that we are going to speak our minds as we should to the leadership so that they can make decisions based on as much knowledge as possible.
JIM LEHRER: We`ll have more on this story right after the news summary.
Friday, April 3, 2009
From Fox News Channel - The Big Story with John Gibson
Byline: John Gibson, Roxana Saberi, Heather Nauert, Andrew Napolitano
GIBSON: Stop me if you have heard this one before. International watchdogs asking for more access to a suspected illegal weapons program much. This time it's Iran. Joining us by phone from the capital city of Tehran, reporter Roxana Saberi. Roxana, Mohammed ElBaradei is inspecting Iran's, or taking a look at Iran's nuclear facilities, what is he saying now about what he wants from Iran?
ROXANA SABERI, FOX NEWS CORRESPONDENT: Well, John, ElBaradei was in Tehran today. And he held a number of talks with some Iranian leaders. And he has said that he wants Iran's nuclear energy program to be more transparent and eventually for Iran to sign up for stricter inspections of its facilities. Out of these talks from today, ElBaradei and Iran did not agree on if Iran's nuclear facilities would be submitted to stricter inspections. But they basically decided to hold more talks about it. His agency, the International Atomic Energy Agency, has called for Iran to sign up to this something called additional protocol, which would open up its nuclear sites to stricter inspections, in part to counter worries that some countries have that Iran is pursuing nuclear weapons. Iran has said it might consider this additional protocol in return for certain concessions, such as help with nuclear technology for peaceful uses - John.
GIBSON: Roxana, why does Iran want nuclear power when it is so energy rich? What is the rationale for going to the expense and the trouble of building nuclear power plants when oil and gas is abundant?
SABERI: It does have a lot of oil and gas, but for a couple of reasons. It says it wants to use its oil and gas for other purposes as well. And it wants an alternative source of energy, so it does not rely solely on oil and gas. And also, Iranian (UNINTELLIGIBLE) have argued that these plans, for example, the nuclear plant in Ducher (ph) had begun before the Islamic revolution, which was in 1979 with the support of Western countries. So they say what's wrong with doing it now? We have planned it before.
GIBSON: Roxana, before I let you go, big protest at the universities, government responding. What is going on with the protesters in the street?
SABERI: Yes, it is the fourth anniversary of a big student protest that turned violent when hard line (ph) vigilantes cracked down on some student protesters, as I said four years ago. And last month in June, too, there were a number of protests led by students. They also spread to the general population. And those were quelled also by law enforcement and also the hard line Islamic vigilantes. Tonight, a number of people did come out on to the street. What I saw, a lot of people were in cars honking their horns in protest. There was a lot of security. You have these plainclothes hard lined Islamic vigilantes, and you have the law enforcement as well. So, it's uncertain whether or not this will continue, but tonight it did start once again - John.
GIBSON: Roxana Saberi in Tehran. Roxana, thank you very much Iran offering to send home some Iraqis who have been living in their country, even giving them cash for walking around money. But this free ticket home comes with a little payback.
Our Heather Nauert is here to explain how that works.
NAUERT: That's right, John. New reports coming out of Iran suggest that religious students may be offered up to $300 apiece, that's roughly equivalent to two months' worth of salary, to go into Iraq and preach a radical version of Islam. Their message is rabidly anti-American and could serve to further destabilize Iraq. The U.S. government is keeping an eye on Iranian attempts to influence the majority Shiites in Iraq. The overarching concern that Iran is working behind the scenes to set up a hard line government in Iraq. Earlier today, General Tommy Franks touched on that during testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) GENERAL TOMMY FRANKS, CENTRAL COMMAND: I believe that there continue to be efforts by Iran, by Tehran, to influence activities inside Iraq. (END VIDEO CLIP)
NAUERT: Throughout the war, U.S. officials warned that the Iranian government not meddle in Iraqi affairs, but some reports indicate that clerics at Iranian religious schools aren't listening at all. James Phillips has studied the region for years. He says indoctrinating and exporting students who have extreme views is simply a part of a much bigger plan.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) JAMES PHILLIPS, HERITAGE FOUNDATION: Iranians are training students to return to Iraq because they see themselves as the vanguard of a worldwide Islamic revolution. And there modus operandi is to take young Islamic scholars and radicalize them in their classes, in their religious schools and then send them back to their home countries to help radicalize the population and try to replicate an Islamic revolution in those home countries. (END VIDEO CLIP)
NAUERT: And during these uncertain times, experts fear that Iraqis might be more open to radical Islamic inroads and not supportive of attacks on U.S. troops, but they also say Iraqis won't necessarily support a religious government modeled after Iran. During the war with Iraq, U.S. officials were, for the most part, satisfied with the behavior of the government of Iran, particularly regarding the long border region between the two countries. Unlike Syria, Iran didn't allow large numbers of fleeing Iraqis to cross into Iran and seek haven there. There is, of course, constant reassessment of Iran's role in the region, especially in the turmoil that's followed at the official end of operation Iraqi freedom - John.
GIBSON: Heather, thank you very much, Heather. Coming up on THE BIG STORY, President Bush is in Africa to promote his $15 billion plan to fight aids, but criticism over the Iraq war threatens to drown out the message. We're live with the president in South Africa. One of those critics, Bianca Jagger. She's using a controversy over faulty intelligence to fuel her attacks on the war. She will join us here live. And should a foreign law affect the way our Supreme Court decides a case -- Judge?
JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO, FOX NEWS SENIOR JUDICIAL ANALYST: John, one would think not, but the dispute is bubbling over in the Texas sodomy case. And we'll talk about it.
GIBSON: All right, that's coming up. (COMMERCIAL BREAK) AUDIO/VIDEO GAP)
GIBSON: ... United states Supreme Court. And they are starting to look outside of U.S. law to make their decisions?
NAPOLITANO: Well, there's two ways to answer that question. One is to tell you no because this is the first time that a decision of a foreign European court in the post-World War II era, of a European court, has been cited as precedent by the U.S. Supreme Court. Now to shake you up a little bit, five of the United States Supreme Court justices as we speak are in Florence, Italy, conferring with the drafters of the European Union constitution and exchanging ideas. I don't think you have to worry about any of that seeping in. There's actually a lot of U.S. Supreme Court precedent saying, we don't care what other countries think. We're going to write our own laws.
GIBSON: Judge Andrew Napolitano, thank you for that note of defiance.
NAPOLITANO: You're welcome.
GIBSON: Time now for a Belgian waffle. We've talked before about a war crimes law in Belgian being used to target world leaders like President Bush and like Tony Blair. Defense Secretary Rumsfeld has warned that law might force NATO to move out of Brussels. Now Belgian's newly elected government is promising some changes that will make it impossible to abuse the war crimes law for political purpose like opposing the war in Iraq and trying to punish American policy makers who the Belgians disagree with. See, they can wise up if they think about it.
Coming up on THE BIG STORY, a microchip used to keep track of inventory could be used to keep track of you, at least that's what somebody says. I don't believe it. It has people concerned about big brother. Plus, Bianca Jagger may have more anti-war ammunition and it comes from the White House itself. She will be here to explain.
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Thursday, April 2, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
The Iranaians deny any letter.