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1/9/07

An appeal from Iran to all Iranians to prevent war

By Cyrus Mossaddegh, Campaign Iran (CASMII)

 

Like many Iranians you are probably conflicted about Iran, its nuclear activities, and if there should be regime change through military action or not.

 

Some may feel that if they oppose military action and sanctions they are therefore supporting the current Islamic regime in Iran. Some that support regime change also support military action and sanctions. Some don't know where they stand and don't have sufficient information to make a decision.

 

Unfortunately a majority of Iranians are standing on the sidelines because they feel they have no voice in any of the outcomes, can't do anything about events, and feel alienated and impotent. If Iran is to avoid being turned into Iraq then this all has to change. The time to act is now. The time to stop the war is now.

 

The sanctions that the United Nations imposed recently have started the ball rolling towards a military confrontation. And only you can stop that ball from rolling over Iran and crushing the entire country. It does not matter if you are living outside Iran or inside Iran.

 

Any change in Iran should be bought by the people of Iran and not by Western states; the results of recent elections show how determined Iranians are to act independently in order to produce change in Iran. Finding ways to give support and encouragement to these forces needs to be found.

 

Those Iranians living outside Iran have the greater responsibility to act given that they have the freedom to assemble, organize, and directly lobby and petition those in Washington and Downing Street.

 

Religious minorities have a special responsibility and could play a very important role in this conflict. It is understood that they have faced difficulties since the revolution but they need to also understand that this is a temporary condition and that one day there will be a separation of mosque and state and they will be able to return to living in Iran as the have for thousands of years.

 

I urge all Iranians to become anti-war activists because Iran is in great danger and it needs all of us to come to its rescue. Time is on our side for making other changes in Iran but time is not on our side for stopping war.

The time to act is now.

 

If you are unsure how to get involved a very good place to start is to read the mission statement of Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran. Here is the link:

http://www.campaigniran.org/casmii/index.php?q=about

 

We in Iran need your help to stop this disaster from taking place. Please give this serious consideration and find a way to do your part. After the bombs start falling it will be too late.

 

About the author: Cyrus Mossaddegh is on the editorial board of Campaign Iran (CASMII).

 

 

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