November 08, 2004


Never in the past had I hated Khatami and his cabinet this much, as today.
After some Basij students had taken the dean of the University of Science and Technology hostage and they had taken off his clothes and beaten him inside the university (this is the first time that the dean is being chosen by the professors rather than being appointed by the ministry), the professors refused to go to the classes and cancelled all classes in the university.
First the idiot who is the science and technology minister asked the professors to inaugurate the classes, saying that the cancellation is not a good idea for the regime!!!
And now, Khatami is saying the same thing. Khatami is well over limit on his credit, it's already too late to fix anything and I'm sure the future generation in Iran will judge this betrayal and misconduct.

I wouldn't blame him. What will 'HE' gain by encouraging lecturers and students to boycott the classes? Reminds me of John Kerry's presidential speeches "when we go to war, we should have a plan to win the peace and deal with the consequences".

You might say it would increase the pressure on the government If Khatami supports the boycott. But what after that? Do you expect other universities to follow that stance? I'm not sure if they would. It may lead the country into some kind of chaos. If well organised, it could lead to a reform, otherwise it will just make the government more agressive and repressive.
Posted by: Al at November 8, 2004 05:35 PM

let me adress the same thing "when we go to war, we should have a plan to win the peace and deal with the consequences".

Khatami should be blamed for having no plans at all!!!

as a president he is just wasting the second 4 years just to hold the title of a president. The exact syndrome that has lead the country in to this mess is the fear of getting into trouble!

everyone, even non-conservatives are playing according to the rules of conservatives! and exactly that's the very same reason why Kerry couldn't win. I think both reformists in Iran and democratic party in US have to learn to be original, and express their beleifs as they really are, not as they think would be better!
Posted by: Shauheen at November 11, 2004 01:57 PM

Posted by Shauheen at November 8, 2004 11:30 AM