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اخیرا این شبکه صفحه ای راه انداخته تحت نام tehranbureau یا دفتر تهران. حالا نیمدونم آیا اینها واقعا در تهران دفتری دارند و این همه ترهات را در آنجا به هم می بافند یا اینکه این فقط یک اسم است. در هر صورت چند تا از مقالات از دهها و بلکه صدها مقاله آنها را که دیدم اینها توسط افرادی ایرانی در آمریکا یا نویسندگانی غیر ایرانی در دیگر کشورها نوشته شده بودند. یکی از این افراد شخصی است به نام دکتر محمد سهیمی. این آقا تا چند سال پیش فقط یک استاد مهندسی شیمی در یکی از دانشگاههای آمریکا بود. ولی ناگهان با شیرین عبادی جفت و جور شد و شد تحلیلگر و متخصص امور سیاسی ایران در مجلات و شبکه های خبری آمریکا. حالا ایشان به مناسبت سفر رهبر انقلاب به قم مقاله ای در شبکه پی بی اس منتشر کرده که در آن هر چه توانسته دروغ به هم بافته که یکی از مسخره ترین دروغهای این آقای محمد سهیمی این دروغ شاخدار است که آقای خامنه ای قبل از انتخاب شدن به رهبری هیچ پست و مقام مهمی نداشته و بالاترین پستش معاونت وزارت دفاع بوده است! انگار نه انگار که ایشان 8 سال رئیس جمهور این کشور و همچنین امام جمعه تهران بوده اند.
مطلب زیر پیامی است که ذیل مقاله مزبور در سایت پی بی اس نوشته شده است.
It is intresting that all of a sudden Dr. Shami a professor in chemical engineering in California turns to an expert and political analyst. How a person who has not been in Iran for so many years poses as an informed person even on inner circles of Iran's politics?
More than that it is strange that Mr. Sahimi uses lies as a mean to prove his points? On of which is the rank of Ayatollah Khamenei before he become leader. He claims that highest position that Khamenei could get was as deputy defense minister, but he was the President of Iran for 8 years before he elected as new leader.
It is a shame that a person like Sahimi turns to lies and twisting the realities for short term recognition.
Mohsen / November 8, 2010 8:10 PM
بعد از مطلب بالا...یکی از خوانندگان وبلاگ با خوشحالی پیامی گذاشتند که ببین آقای سهیمی جواب نویسنده نظر انگلیسی بالا در صفحه پی بی اس را داده.
خوب برای رعایت انصاف جواب آقای سهیمی و پاسخ متقابل نظر دهنده اول به نام محسن را هم دوباره اینجا نقل می کنم:
First of all, the deputy defense minister was the FIRST official position of Mr. Khamenei after the Revolution. This was made clear. So, it is you
who is distorting what I said.
Secondly, anyone who has even the most superficial knowledge of Iran's contemporary history knows that some, if not most, of the most important and distinguished political figures have belonged to the ranks of engineers. Mehdi Bazargan, Yadollah Sahabi, Noureddin Kianouri,..., all engineers. Look at the ranks of officials in the Shah's government and you will find mostly engineers, from Safi Asfia on. Then look at the important figures within the ranks of Mojahedin and Fadaeeyan-e Khlagh that fought the Shah: Ali Asghar Badizadegan, Mohammad Hanifnejad, Majid Ahmadzadeh, Khashayar Sanjari, Mansoor Farshidi, Tahereh Khorram, Nastaran Ale-Agha, Ali Zarkesh, Ali Mihandoust, Hamid Ashraf, ..... all engineers. Then look at even the present situation: Ahmadinejad, Bahonar, Mousavi, ..... all engineers. Look at the important figures of Nationalist-Religious group: Mostly engineers. Look at the EDITORS of some of the most important dailies over the past 10 years: Mohammad Atrianfar, Mohammad Naeimpour, Mansoor Sheikh Attar, ... all not only engineers, but also chemical engineers! So, once again, with due respect, it is you who seems to be unfamiliar with history, not me who "have not been to Iran for many years."
Third, if people like me were after "recognition," there are easier ways to gain it, not to mention my scientific work that has already been recognized by the scientific community. Why would I want "recognition" by getting involved in such a dangerous thing as writing articles that are critical of the hardliners? People like me write because they love Iran.Muhammad Sahimi / November 8, 2010 10:05 PM
Dear Dr. Sahimi,
You did not address my points.
1- you say that I distorted your views on the highest position that was held by Khamenei before death of Ay. Khomeini. Would you please show me where you mentioned any other positions and ranks that he held before he was selected as leader by the guardian council? Dear Sir, am I distorting your words, or this is your words that say "Unlike his predecessor as Supreme Leader -- Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini -- Khamenei has never had his own independent base of popular support. He did not belong to Khomeini's inner circle, nor..."
If you don't remember at least you could refer to his official site: http://english.khamenei.ir/ where I have copied following list of positions that he held so readers of this page can judge if you have been honest in your opinion or you have kept key points for yourself?
--Start of text from Khamenei's official site----
"The following is a list of the services he has rendered to the Islamic Republic since that time:
1980- Founding member of the Islamic Republic Party, together with such religious scholars and Mujahids as Shahid Beheshti, Rafsanjani, Shahid Bahonar, and Musavi-Ardebili.
• Deputy-Minister of Defence
• Supervisor of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards
• Imam of Tehran's Friday Congregational Prayers, per Imam Khomeini's decree.
• Elected Tehran MP in the Majlis (Consultative Assembly)
1981- Imam Khomeini's Representative at the High Council of Defence
• Active presence at the fronts of the Iraqi-imposed war.
1982- Elected President of the Islamic Republic of Iran following the martyrdom of President Mohammad Ali Rajai (Ayatollah Khamenei was himself the target of an assassination attempt at Abu Dhar mosque in Tehran after which he was hospitalized for a few months).
• Appointed Chairman of the Revolution's Cultural Council.
1986- President of the Expediency Council
• Re-elected President of the Islamic Republic for a second 4-year term
1989- Elected as the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran by the Assembly of Experts after the demise of Imam Khomeini."
----End of copied text-----------------------
2- Just calling anybody by the title of "Hojatlislam" does not mean that he is not mojtahed yet. Same was with Rafsanjani where he was Mojtahid (competent Scholar) from many years before 1994, but only after that they started calling him as Ayatollah. Anybody with slightest knowledge of Islamic Shia seminaries knows that unlike universities that when some one finished his dissertation defense is called a Dr., in seminaries this is people who gradually call some one by his right title, not the entitled person who claims the title.
3- Regarding engineers and politics in Iran, I agree with you that many key political positions had been occupied by engineers and many apolitical analysts in Iran too have been engineers. But this does not mean that all of them have been right. Among them we had both servants and traitors and off course ignorant too, who were brilliant engineers and naive politicians or analysts.
Also by no means I wanted to disrespect you as a scientist. By "short term recognition" I meant as a political analyst, not as a scientist. In fact I am a chemical engineer too. And you know that these days it is not very hard for any Iranian, especially if he can write some article or talk in English to become a recognized expert on Iran's politics in US and western media, provided that he analyses issues as they expect from him.
4- On the other hand you write "it is you who seems to be unfamiliar with history...". I don't know how you judge me without knowing me. At least while I have not claimed to be an analyst and expert, any time that I want to write on any issue, I try my best to make my homework, and to avoid talking on issues that I have no proves for them.
5- My last comment was just about one or two lines of your article. Off course it was no by any mean an analysis of many other lies (or at best chance incorrect information) in your article. Just as another example on meeting of grand ayatollahs and senior scholars this is your exact words "Those who resisted meeting with him were threatened with having the funds used to pay their seminary students frozen.". Again any one who has slights information on the structure of religious seminaries in Qom, know that senior scholars are independent of government in running their schools and their budget is 100% from popular support. So no one could be threatened in that way even if we accept that there is any intention for threats.
Hoping that next time you be fair in your analysis of events and do a better search on your subject as you do in engineering, instead of trusting every thing that you hear from people around you.