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Iran, pronounced Eeran NOT Eye-ran...".> Hint: Italy: Eetaly not Eye-taly.
Iran has been in the region properly termed 'West Asia' -- not the 'Middle East' for thousand of years.

It is heart-warming to see more and more scholars look past politics to discover Iran's contributions to science, film, and literature. One good piece of evidence is the display of Iranian artifacts in the majority of the world's museums.

The term 'Middle East' is a fake term invented in the 20th century for the benefit of rationalizing British (and hence European) imperial interests.

The "Islamic Civilization" is another fake term. Interesting that Western societies do not lump themselves with Koreans and Filipinos onto a single "Christian Civilization."

After living and working in many countries, I have become an environmentalist. I am an independent business Professor and documentary film producer about environment and creatures in it.

I have spent most of my professional life as a university Professor and as an Advisor to companies seeking to streamline their operations and to make them more efficient. My Doctorate Degree is in Quantitative Methods, Production and Operations Management. As a University Professor, I received Outstanding Professor Awards from several universities.

As a film producer, I received the 'Best Foreign Film Award' from several international festivals for my documentary films, e.g., on the spider-tailed viper of Iran which it received a Panda Award from Wildscreen Film Festival in England in October 2018. The award is called Green Oscar among environmentalists. 2019 Awards: NaturVision, Deutscher Wildlife Filmpreis, Germany. 22 Gran Paradiso Film Festival, Cogne, Italy.

Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species listed Spider-tailed Viper on August 27, 2019. This Convention is in Geneva, Switzerland. This action will make sure when I pass away this creature will continue to live.

I welcome competition while my main goal is to educate public and protect the precious environment until I pass away.
The earth belongs to all of us and sadly is in need of care. Dumping waste, especially poisonous weed killers for weeds and Crops similar to "agent orange," should be banned.

Native people should not be forced out of their homes to make room for settlers who arrive from different countries.
Western countries and Russia have not been punished for their crimes against humanity

My professional and personal experience has convinced me that the world has become more dangerous and threatening. I have created several NGOs to protect what is left of the environment and of the creatures in it and to preserve historical heritages with emphasis on Iran's heritage and contributions to this world.

Favorite Quotes which most of them are my own summarize the way I believe:

* Enlightenment is the goal of media but delusion is often its true target.
* The prerequisite for peace is justice for all people and for all nations.
* In the past, weapons were manufactured to fight wars, today wars are manufactured to sell weapons.
* Seeking justice is meaningless if it is not translated into action.
* Western societies and Russia share responsibility for the loss of free societies in many parts of the world, especially in less developed countries. Western countries, Russia and China have depleted natural resources, looted national treasures displaying them in their museums in exchange for deceptive freedom and wealth.
* "Super Powers" would not be "Super Powers" if they minded their own business.
* Hunting is not a sport. A real sportsman defends on his own strengths, not on a firearm.
* Give a man a gun, he may kill someone; give a man a bank, he will kill those who disagree with Western countries' policies.
* "A hungry man is an angry man" Illegal sanctions create hungry man.
* People should not be indoctrinated with lies, only to learn the truth later. Every time a truth is told, some new understanding and tolerance between people and nations can take root.
* Poor does not mean stupid. Rich does not mean civilized and smart.
* The more simply I live and travel, the more I am able to experience life around the world.
* The news is not as bad as you think it is; no news can be as good as you think it is.
* Heaven and Hell is a concept from Zoroastrian religion which has been borrowed by other religions e.g. Islam & Christianity. To me, Heaven is the last twenty years of one's life when you can look back and smile. Hell is when you look back and suffer remorse.
* Happiness isn't where you find it. Happiness is where you create it.
* Rule of force has replaced the rule of law. Bombing innocent people in Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, and elsewhere must stop.
* Any person with a 🔫 gun may rob a bank. Any person that owns a bank is capable of robbing the 🌎 world.

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(8 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, November 30, 2019
Regime Change - What are the common threads? The reason behind most regime changes have been countries which have refused UK/USA/France terms of their natural resources and banking systems. These Western countries start with sanctions which most violate international agreements and norms. After sanctions, military threats have been the norm. (Cases of Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Bolivia, and so on.)
Map of West Asia, From InText
(15 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 24, 2019
Historical Facts about Kurds People in Iran have lived with Kurds for several thousand years, some estimate it to be 7000 years. They eat similar food, and we have had similar celebrations for New Year (Nowruz) for thousands of years. Iranians consider Kurds Iranians. We understand their dialect. They are emotional people similar to many of us in West Asia. They have suffered, as have many of us in West Asia.
When the US breaks every treaty and deal it has ever made, then what is the point of talks?, From FlickrPhotos
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 29, 2019
What is there to negotiate? No President - not Reagan, nor both Bush, nor Clinton, or even Jimmy Carter - thought the money the Shah paid as deposit for military weapons or investments in such companies as Pan Am belonged to America.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Yemen: Lessons to be learned. Not under any circumstances are Western sanctions, as we see against Iran and Venezuela, understandable because they have negatively affected millions of civilians (among them thousands of children and elderly) and have caused incalculable harm - the same as in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere. And no one can ever justify their use. It is beyond inhuman.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 6, 2019
Regime Change and International Laws We have witnessed similar arguments for regime change in Kosovo. We noticed similar arguments against Libya. There has been a prohibition on the use of force, Article 2 Paragraph 4 of the UN charter discusses international law. It prevails over all other international norms. There is a distinct danger of military intervention, as we know from history in Afghanistan and Iraq.
RQ-4A Global Hawk, From WikimediaPhotos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, June 24, 2019
Whose War is it? Some Questions and Comparisons One of my questions is: Is this a UK/USA war or is it an Israel/Saudi Arabia war using UK/USA military personnel and resources?
From InText
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Poetry in Iranian culture It is vital for many world citizens to understand Iran's civilization. It is akin to owning a priceless treasure as long as they know the multifaceted worth of treasures. Enjoying Hafez Poetry is a double pleasure. Dick Davis on "Faces of Love" and poetry in Iranian culture
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, May 28, 2019
Hypocrisy towards Iran over International Treaties and Agreements Western countries, Russia, and China have taken advantage of weaker countries and abused their power because they have nuclear bombs.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, December 23, 2018
The Negative Role of Hollywood If Hollywood is upset, it might because its hero's might be out of their jobs in the near future. It is not difficult to figure out who controls the media and Hollywood, but it may be difficult for artists to realize that they have a common control group(s) at their origin and that this group wields census as control.
Persian Warrior Sculpture, Vatican Museum, Rome, From FlickrPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, May 9, 2018
The Price of War Against Iran: 'Just Say No' We should say no to war on Iran. Say yes to the UN members who can search for a peaceful process to resolve international inequality of arms and lack of enforcement on all countries. IAEA and NPT regulations should not replace rule of force.
Edward Said's Orientalism cover, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, January 21, 2018
The "Middle East": A 20th Century Neologism that has Run its Time? the expression "Middle East" has created many misconceptions about regional people, arts, and customs that disadvantage the many different peoples living in what is not necessarily a uniform part of the world.
Tehran, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, January 19, 2018
The USA and Iran: Strains and Illegal Sanctions Those who have travelled throughout West Asia, where Iran is located, can vouch that the people of Iran view USA citizens more positively than even Israelis do.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 29, 2015
Why P5 +1 nuclear agreement will set a dangerous precedent As long as Iranians remain independent, Western and Russian policies and goals towards them will not change. They will continue their covert and overt operations to control Iran's natural resources. The weakening of Iran because of illegal sanctions will continue after a period of calm that may last for a few years. Nothing will change for Iranians or their human lives or their human rights.
Oil and gas pipelines, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, August 11, 2015
The Fall of Shah of Iran In 2014-2015 time frame, a number of people who had read Iranian oil contracts and agreements have spoken that there were a possibility that the Iranian government during Shah's regime did not realize the term of the contracts was limited to the time while Shah or his regime (Pahlavi) remained in power.
Picture of USS Vincenness, From ImagesAttr
(6 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 3, 2015
Remembering Iran Air Flight 655 incident On July 3 in summer of 1988, the USS Vincennes, a U.S. Navy warship, shot down an Iranian airplane (Iran Air flight 655 -- an Airbus A300 civilian airliner) over the Persian Gulf with a surface to air missile. The ship was in an Iranian water and the incident took place in Iranian airspace.
UN & vicinity, From ImagesAttr
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, May 16, 2015
Who defines UN Responsibility to Protect? UN-Responsibility to Protect needs to be defined and all pillars of the responsibility to protect should be carried out equally to all countries.
Iran and USA wrestlers, From ImagesAttr
SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 17, 2013
Wrestling Diplomacy Ping-pong diplomacy had a positive impact on the China -- United States relationship in the early 1970s. Will wrestling diplomacy work to ease the tension between United States and Iran?
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Monday, April 22, 2013
Media Coverage of Boston Bombings Shows Human Life Is Valued by Different Standards Westerners are often oblivious to the harm that their own governments cause other nationals. Claims in Western courts have been dismissed when other nationals (especially from third world countries) have submitted them.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Lip Service to Human Rights: What Are the Causes? In view of "human rights," Western countries have no credibility with the surviving people in the Persian Gulf region. In order to work with the citizen participants in these uprisings, the West must deal honestly with the historical background of its involvement in the Middle East and recognize that ultimately, despite having military power on their side, political dictators, and the economic interests will not survive.
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Human Life Should Be the Priority! It appears that the "international community or police" is opposed to Iran being prosperous and to the well-being of its people. Certainly, that is what their actions in the name of "human rights" seem to indicate. Illegal sanctions on Iran and its people must be lifted!

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