February is before Us--I decided to work on some #RandomThoughts on Iran opening it up with the Song "Deng" on the legacy of the horrific war between Iran & Iraq.
The lyrics of the Song are I believe in the local Arabic Dialectic in the South of Iran that depicts the horrors of War. Iran's South is yet to be rebuilt after over 30 years as it continues to grapple with destroyed infrastructure and Agriculture's Destruction. The scenes are heart breaking to see.
The regime in Iran is also beginning a celebration of what it refers to as "Fajr". It is the ten days that began with the return of Khomeini to Iran and the success of the Revolution. This has seen Regime Officials paying homage to Khomeini appearing with his grandson--the depictions below reflect the President, the head of the Judiciary and the Red Crescent Organization appearing:
|Iran Red Crescent Organization at Khomeini's Tomb in Tehran|
|The Head of the Judiciary Joins Khomeini's Grandson at Khomeini's Tomb|
|The Iranian President and His Cabinet at Khomeini's Tomb with Khomeini's Grandson|
It is absolutely sickening to see such images-as poverty continues to spread like cancer, inflation looms as the Economy teeters on the brink of collapse. Leading Human Rights Activists and Freedom Fighters continue to languish in Prison. What is also so tragic is that even one of the rare voices of dissent and courage was summoned to Court and had to post bail to be released--and she is a Deputy in the Parliament:
In the midst of all the tragedy I've been witness to, All I could do is to take refuge in Poetry--this I ran across was from Coach Wooden as I close out this weekly #RandomThoughts: