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It’s hard to say who and what Assad is the President of! I wonder if he ever looks back at the first peaceful demonstration of his citizens who demanded more political freedom and were instead shot at and killed by his order. Everybody has been too quick to claim victory in Syria but the war has cha ... Read more
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I found the overall homelessness in U.S. very shocking. They were every where. I had never seen so many homeless people in a developed world. San Franciso was particularly bad but I also found that people were very understanding of the problem. A kind of coexistence between the have and have not. B ... Read more
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It was only a matter of time for the truth to come out. I bet more damaging stuff will follow as to why the Russians wanted him as the U.S. President. He's got no place to hide.
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) replied to MashGhasem (@MashGhasem) on Pinned comment
An interesting entry in Wikipedia:

The word orange derives from the Sanskrit word for "orange tree" (नारङ्ग nāraṅga), which in turn derives from a Dravidian root word (from நரந்தம் narandam which refers to Bitter orange in Tamil).[24] The Sanskrit word reached European languages through Persian نار ... Read more
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It’s impossible for the dysfunctional government of Iran to care for the people of Iran in the time crisis. They have proven their disloyalty and incompetence time and time again.
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) on Pinned comment
Thanks for this post. An important yet conveniently forgotten history of crimes against ordinary Iranian people on an unimaginable scale.

There are aksi articles suggesting British had an indirect role in Armenian genocide in WWI
www.pipr.co.uk/all/britains-hidden-role-in-the-armenian-genoc ... Read more
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IRI should come clean and tell the people how many of those who turned up and waved the flag are on their payroll.
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There are some data that FGM exists in Islamic countries outside of Africa. Also those countries do not readily give that kind of statistics to outsiders, so it doesn’t mean that it is not practiced or not endorsed by the religious establishment. However, FGM like burka (or Nigab) existed before Isl ... Read more
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Where is the 'internatinal community' now? Does it even exist?
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) replied to Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
“Revival” is an interesting concept. Iranian cinema has gone through an impressive phase, although by force than design, but it has been the artistic medium of protest, critique and education. Number of Iranian filmmakers like Pourān Derakh’shandeh, Rakhshān Banietemad, the late Kiarostami, Makhbal ... Read more
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) replied to Ash (@Ash) on Pinned comment
Every educated person knows the overhaul of English language was not by peaceful means. ‘In 1066, the Normans invaded England. It was an event that was to transform the English language forever. For over 300 years French was the language of power, spoken by royalty, aristocrats and high-powered offi ... Read more
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Parsa Parsa (@Parsa) replied to Dakho (@Dakho) on Pinned comment
Thanks for the feedback. I agree about Roudaki. Perhaps because most of his poetry didn't survive. Shahnameh got lucky to have survived which in itself is another epic story.

Another interesting point about Yeats is that he loved Irish mythology. His favourite story: The Legend of Cu Chulainn, whi ... Read more
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The range of slogans are interesting: This is very recent:
چهارشنبه ۲۷ دیماه ۱۳۹۶ جوانان ایرانی بار دیگر با فریاد «نه غزه نه لبنان جانم فدای ایران» در آمل به خیابان ها آمدند Iranian people have no doubts the Islamic Republic has betrayed their country many times over.
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What I noticed in some of the media coverage of MEK demonstrations outside of Iran the shots were in big closeups so the audience would think it was happing in Iran, with small group of people waving posters of Rajavi and Maryam. Obviously some Western governments have vested interests in MEK so the ... Read more
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