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  • Masoud Dalvand 4:44 pm on August 15, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Art, Books, , Poems   

    The Enigmatic A. Molotkov 

    This is an interview with a poet A. Molotkov by my friend Danielle who herself  is an excellent poet too.

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    When I first heard the name, Anatoly Molotkov, it was at the end of the poetry reading that I had attended last month. Our host and coordinator, David Hill, announced that Mr. Molotkov would be reading on August 29th at the Barnes & Noble in Vancouver, WA. A few people were familiar with Anatoly Molotkov, or A. Molotkov as he’s published under. The news of his being our guest poet brought smiles to their faces. Their reactions aroused my curiosity. Guest poets were of the norm and met with great enthusiasm, but there was an extra buzz around August’s guest. Those familiar with him chattered quickly about his other performances. I caught a bit about entertaining and colorful. Colorful what? I was hooked.

    Feeling compelled not to miss out on a great opportunity, I quickly submitted my request to videotape the August reading. One email led to another and…

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  • Masoud Dalvand 10:00 am on August 12, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Freedom, Indian girl, Music, Nishtar Sharma,   

    A beautiful world, a very young talent, Indian teenage girl shines With a miraculous voice 

    For watching video, click on below link

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:01 pm on July 24, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    The Right Solution For Iran Is Not War 

    Iranian military trucks carry surface-to-air missiles during a parade on the occasion of the country’s Army Day, on April 18, 2017, in Tehran. / AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

    By Heshmat Alavi

    We are at a critical juncture in our time in history. The Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), has entered now its third year.

    As the Trump White House is pending its Iran policy there is increasing support for regime change. All the while the Iran appeasement camp are boosting their efforts of claiming any firm policy on Tehran will lead to war. The question is do the measures professed by this party truly prevent war?

    When Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) recently held its annual convention in Paris, with Trump “emissaries” such as former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich speaking powerfully of regime change in Iran. Former US ambassador to the UN John Bolton went as far as declaring the Iranian regime will not witness its 40th anniversary in February 2019.

    In response, Iran and its lobbies in the West, terrified of such a surge behind the NCRI as the sole alternative able to bring about true change in Iran, have not remained silent. Iran apologists are yet again seen resorting to the old tactic of warning about a new war in the Middle East.

    For decades now pro-Iranian regime writers have cautioned against adopting a firm policy on Tehran, allowing the mullahs’ regime to plunge the entire Middle East into havoc.

    As we speak Iraq, Syria and Yemen are in ruins thanks to Iran’s support of proxy elements fueling sectarian conflicts and deadly civil wars.

    The war in Afghanistan has yet to finalize after 16 years, and reports continue of Iran supporting the Taliban and al-Qaeda in this country.

    Lebanon has yet to witness political stability in decades as Iran continues to funnel millions of dollars and arms to its offspring, the Hezbollah, brought to life by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) back in 1982.

    Many other Arab countries can follow suit after Kuwait expelled Iran’s ambassador and more than a dozen other “diplomats” from its soil based on espionage charges.

    But of course, the Iran apologists conveniently consider such matters as irrelevant or at best second hand. These very Iran lobbyists are the actual warmongers as their efforts have provided Tehran the opportunity to bring upon utter devastation to all Middle East nations.

    Pat Buchanan in a Townhall piece argues, “After Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen, would America and the world be well-served by a war with Iran that could explode into a Sunni-Shiite religious war across the Middle East?”

    Neglected here is the passivity encouraged by such Iran-apologists has actually empowered Tehran. The end result has been Iran engulfing Iraq and Syria into a horrific abyss of Shiite militias massacring innocent Sunni civilians.

    Former MEP Struan Stevenson sheds light on such an unfortunate phenomenon.

    “800,000 people have been rendered homeless from Mosul alone, millions when you count the refugees who fled from Ramadi and Fallujah. Thousands of innocent Sunni civilians have been killed, and tens of thousands among them were injured,” he wrote in a recent Al Arabiya article.

    There is no question that the 2003 Iraq war was a strategic mistake. Yet why do Iran-apologists, again conveniently, neglect another drastic error of Obama prematurely pulling all US troops out of Iraq in 2011? This left the fledgling state of Iraq at the hands of wolves, being Iran, its puppet, former Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, and Shiite proxies and death squads.

    We simply cannot deny the fact that al-Maliki in Iraq, Bashar al-Assad in Syria, Hezbollah in Lebanon, all supported financially and logistically by Iran, paved the path for the rise of ISIS. They massacred Syria’s Sunnis, parallel to Maliki’s crackdown of the Iraq’s Sunni minority. This allowed ISIS to spread, and first in Iraq and Syria, and thus throughout the Middle East, Europe and beyond.

    The regime in Iran actually benefited extremely from the rise of ISIS to claim legitimate its involvement in Iraq and Syria through Shiite proxy groups.

    Again, as Iran-apologists across the board in the US and Europe encouraged engagement and rapprochement with Tehran, climaxing unprecedentedly during Obama’s tenure, Iran’s mullahs continued their killing spree across the region.

    Looking back at the past several years, one can dare to accuse these Iran-apologists of paving the path for Tehran to legitimize its horrific killing sprees, and causing a horrible number of deaths. Can we not accuse them of warmongering?

    These Iranian lobbyists, including Trita Parsi, head of the so-called “National Iranian American Council”, raise the flag of war being bad for business, and thus cheering diplomacy to encourage business. Yet he neglects Iran’s own warmongering in the Middle East.

    All said and done, with the Trump administration seriously weighing regime change as policy vis-à-vis Iran, the international community sees before it the opportunity to finally adopt the right policy on Iran.

    Engagement has failed. Wars in the Middle East have been disastrous. We do not want to go down that road in regards to Iran. And there is no need.

    The Iranian people and their organized opposition, the NCRI, are more than capable of toppling the mullahs’ regime in Tehran. This organization has everything in place and seek only the international community to recognize their struggle and end the disastrous Iran appeasement approach. A course correction vis-a-vis Iran policy regarding is needed, too, in order for the people of Iran and their opposition to take on the rest.

    Originally published at http://www.forbes.com on July 24, 2017.

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:38 pm on May 31, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Humanity,   

    What do you wish for? 

    Must listen this(Hindi:Tu kya chahta hai?) What do you wish for?

     

    Such a beautiful song! Elegant and harmonious. Below the video are the lyrics in English.
    Description of the audio- video :

    Singer – Suresh Wadkar
    Lyricist and Video Concept – Natesan Muni
    Music Compose – Saarthak Chintu Kalla
    Creative Director – Mukesh Kaushik
    Editing – Prince Grover & Mukesh Kaushik
    Media and Marketing – Shailesh Tripathi,
    Public Relation officer – Reema Ojha

    English Translation of Lyrics

    Shelf ( Mukhda )

    What do you wish for ? What do you wish for?
    You want this earth, full of your co-believers !
    In the name of Religion, In the name of a Pride,
    Why are you alienating the human hearts?
    1st Stanza (Anthra)

    You are not more then a dust, you are a nothing in this universe,
    God gave you one more sense , and you become a God
    After seeing your brutality, this nature also get shivers, Shivers

    2nd Stanza (Anthra)

    Struggle among you still exist, no sight is there for patch up of hearts,
    If both side exits one day, how can life will reappears on this earth?
    Although the intention is noble, but the pathway is full of bloods

    3rd Anthra

    If your God also, had your outlook, then how he could have made this universe?
    Had he differentiated among all, why he put the blood in all with same color?
    You are also as of others; why are you alienate with others ?

    What do you wish for? What do you wish for?
    You want this earth, full of your co-believers!
    In the name of Religion, In the name of a Pride,
    Why are you alienating the human hearts?
    *** ** ***

    LYRICS in Hindi

    Mukhda

    Tu kya chahta hai, Tu kya chahta hai !
    Tu kya chahta hai, Tu kya chahta hai !

    Hum khayalo ka jahaa (2)
    Chahta hai, chahta hai

    Tu kya chahta hai, Tu kya chahta hai !
    Insaano, Insaano

    dharam ke naam par, Aham ke naam par,
    Kyo dhilo ko baanta hai,
    baanta hai, baanta hai !
    Insaano, Insaano
    1st Anthra

    Ek zarre se jyaada kuch nahee, Teri husti hi kya hai is jahaan me.
    Mil gayi kya ek samajh tujhko jara si, Nasamajh khud ko samajh beta kudha thoo
    Teri yis haiwaniyat ko , dekhar tho
    kudrat ka dhil bhi kamptha hai, kamptha hai

    Insaano

    2nd Anthra

    Dilo ki ranjishe mitthee nahee, jane kahan, katham hogi yeh kahani?
    Jab namo nishan mit jayega sabka, to kya, phir suru hogi ye zindagani ?
    Jab namo nishan mit jayega sabka, to kya, phir suru hogi ye zindagani ?
    Pak hai manzil magar, khoon se rangi raastha hai

    Tu kya chahta hai, Tu kya chahta hai !
    Insaano, Insaano
    3rd Anthra

    Teri tarah sochtha malik tera, kaise bhala, phir vo ye duniya basatha
    Phark bandho me kartha koi, kyo lahoo, ek saa sab mein milatha
    Thoo bi auro ki tarah hi, hai re bandhe,
    Kyo bala khudh ko judha thoo maantha hai, maantha hai

    Tu kya chahta hai, Tu kya chahta hai!
    Tu kya chahta hai, Tu kya chahta hai!
    Humkhayalo ka jahaa (2)
    Chahta hai, chahta hai (2)

    Insaano, Insaano -2

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  • Masoud Dalvand 11:21 am on May 27, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Online Campaign: No to Iranian Meddling in the Region. 3 June 2017 

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    I would like to inform  about an important conference that takes place in Paris, Saturday June 3, 2017 at 1930 Paris time.
    The conference is about meddling of Iran regime in the Middle East and against extremism.  
    Solidarity of Religions Against Extremism. United against extremism on the Ramadan. 
    By the time the session, will be the  live webcast of this session.
     
  • Masoud Dalvand 7:45 pm on May 23, 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Trump’s Middle East Trip and Iran: How to Bring Peace? 

    The answer

    By Dr. Majid Rafizadeh

    Donald Trump embarked on his first trip overseas as President on May 19th. Destination, Saudi Arabia, of all places. After all the controversy about campaign rhetoric regardingIslam and his executive orders on travelers from Middle Eastern countries, his choice of what he called “the heart of the Muslim World’ as his first stop on his first trip came as quite a surprise to many.

    Even more unexpected were the “yes” responses by more than 50 Muslim heads of state to attend the Arab Islamic American Summit on May 21st.

    The timing, place and reception of the American president’s remarks at the Summit really should have come as no surprise. They reflect the shared goal of western and Muslim nations of “a coalition of nations who share the aim of stamping out extremism.” And in that context, in comments long overdue for their clarity and lucidity, the American president called out the world’s number-one state sponsor of terrorism: Iran.

    In his words, “no discussion of stamping out this threat would be complete without mentioning the government that gives terrorists all three—safe harbor, financial backing, and the social standing needed for recruitment…  From Lebanon to Iraq to Yemen, Iran funds, arms, and trains terrorists, militias, and other extremist groups that spread destruction and chaos across the region. For decades, Iran has fueled the fires of sectarian conflict and terror.”

    It was a statement of policy long awaited in the Arab world and beyond. For too long, groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda have hoarded the headlines with their vicious massacres, bloody videos, and offensive rhetoric. They were allowed to define the narrative as “Islam versus the infidels,” to the dismay and outrage of Muslims worldwide, instead of calling it what it is: terrorism, plain and simple.

    This is not about Islam versus the West, or Arabs versus Persians, or Sunnis versus Shiites. It is about the civilized peoples of the world – of all faiths and cultures – joining together to defeat a barbaric, violent extremism that spreads destruction and chaos in the region, and brutalizes civilian populations, most of whom are in fact Muslim. To do so, they must recognize that the heart of the leviathan beats in Tehran. That fact has been well known to the peoples of the Middle East for almost four decades. As Trump stated, Iran is “a government that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing the destruction of Israel, death to America, and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room.”

    His words struck a chord among the Muslim leaders gathered in Riyadh, and again struck a chord at Trump’s next stop, Israel. And they struck a chord among the Iranian people, “the Iranian regime’s longest-suffering victims.”

    While the Iranian people did not have voice at the summit, Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance coalition, whose main component, the Mujahedin-e Khalq(MEK), espouses a  modern and tolerant Shia Islam, welcomed the vision of peace, prosperity and alliance against extremism propagated at the Riyadh Summit, and called on the international community to confront the Iranian government’s export of terrorism and fundamentalism, its ballistic missile program, its interference in the internal affairs of other countries, as well as its destructive regional and international role. Iran’s velayat-e faqih theocracy, with all its factions, sees only one hope for its survival: dogged pursuit of the fundamental policies of export of terrorism abroad and harsh suppression within Iran.  Its reckless drive to extend its influence throughout the region provides Syria’s Bashar al-Assad with the extremist reinforcements, funds and weapons he needs to massacre Syrian civilians, drive millions from their homes, and turn city after city into wastelands. None of those resources is turned on ISIS.

    In Yemen, Houthi rebels armed and financed by Iran spread death and destruction. In Iraq, militia led by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps incite sectarian strife, and thwart efforts by Iraq’s central government to unite the nation in a campaign to isolate and drive out ISIS. To confront this threat to the region and the world, the international community must cut off the flow of funds and forces from Tehran. In a nutshell, as Mrs. Rajavi emphasized, “The ultimate solution to the crisis engulfing the whole region is the overthrow of the velayat-e faqih regime.” The 100,000 Iranian expats and their supporters from around the world who are expected to attend an international convention in Paris on July 1, will echo that message. When Iran’s people have freed Iran from Islamic extremism, replacing the mullahs’ rule with freedom and popular sovereignty, in doing so they will bring the goal of stamping out extremism in the Middle East region that much closer.  It is time to enable them realize that task.

    Dr. Rafizadeh
    President of the International American Council and board member of the US-Middle East Chamber of Business and Commerce and Harvard IR. 
     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:41 am on April 17, 2017 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Easter day, Happy Easter,   

    Happy Easter everyone! 

    Happy Easter

    Happy Easter! Let’s hope for the day when all mankind can celebrate what we cherish, together.

    Happy Easter3

    I believe that we are all equal in the eyes of our Creator. We are obligated to give all the love we can. Only then can we truly appreciate the love we receive.

    At the end, I wish all of the best for my readers and I hope peace and happiness for all friends.

    Happy Easter4

     
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