Committee with a Cause
August 31, 2009
August 29, 2009 marked the 5th anniversary of the formation of
The International Committee to Save the Archeological Sites of Pasargad.
The Institute is to be saluted for its outstanding tireless work to
safeguard the irreplaceable historical heritage of Iran against the
machinations of the Islamists presently ruling the country whose aim is
to wipe out any and all pre-Islamic Iranian heritage and artifacts.
Driven by both the Islamic zeal as well as profit motive, the clerical
regime poses an existential threat to the precious sites and relics of
ancient Iran. It is against this terrible force that the Institute has
served as the rallying point for many concerned citizens and
organizations to protect the Iran’s archaeological sites and its
current clerical regime has demonstrated on numberless occasions its
wanton contempt by actions such as flooding the plain which houses
Cyrus’s tomb, destroying the archeological sites of Pasargad and
Persepolis, and harassing and intimidating those who would gather at the
tomb of the enlightened king to commemorate the International Day of
Cyrus the Great.
bears repeating that the Islamic Republic of Iran is staffed by fanatic
elements that are determined to wipe out all traces of the
pre-Islamic era. They aim to surpass the heinous act of
Afghanistan's Taliban who destroyed two irreplaceable Buddha statues.
What is enshrined in the Cyrus Cylinder is unconditional respect for
the complete rights of all the people of the world, an anathema to the
mullahs’ regime, either willfully driven by greed, or through its
incompetence has devastated the natural bounties of the land of Iran
which was dotted with
green meadows and majestic forests and lakes, once home to
the gazelle, fallow deer, Onyx, Snow Leopard, Panther, Asian cheetah,
Baluchistan Black Bear, Caspian Tiger, boar, Persian lion. In a mere
thirty years of its misrule, the clerical regime has succeeded in
squandering the country’s natural resources, fouling its rivers,
contaminating its air and leaving little trace of the great land revered
by our great Zoroastrian ancestors.
heart aches for this once great land that has all but vanished
the cast of Islamic selfishness and murderous cultism. I cannot help but
hurt so deeply....who will hear the echoes of the Persian gazelle, the
Ibex and the tiger above the ranting praises of Hassan and Hussein?
Today, I am honored to join you in this vital venue,
The International Committee to Save the Archeological Sites of Pasargad,
in recognition of your valiant efforts to preserving Iranian heritage. I
wish to express my deep gratitude to you and every one of the decent
people who have selflessly dedicated their time, talent, and substance
to assist in the monumental task of safeguarding what has not yet been
plundered or desecrated by the sworn enemies of Iranian heritage,
disguised as Iranians.
special expression of gratitude is due to our compatriots in Iran who
are serving as the on-site guardians of our heritage under severe
hardship and retributions of the mullahs. It is propitious on this
occasion to extend a particular expression of deep appreciation to a
relentless champion of our heritage,
Kourosh Zaim who is presently languishing in the prison of the
Islamic Republic and suffered considerable abuse and torture.
Committee must be thanked for ceaselessly working in collaboration with
other NGOs to prevent the illegitimate rulers in Iran from intentionally
destroying what is in effect humanity’s heritage that belong to the
The International Committee to Save the Archeological Sites of Pasargad
must be further thanked for enabling individuals to coalesce and
form an effective force against those in power with means to achieve
their dastardly aims.
with a sense of hope and optimism that I join you to push forward the
lofty aims of your organization, to stem the present wave of
destruction, and to reestablish once again the Iranians’ ancient way of
life: A way of life based on enlightened appreciation of humanity’s
diversity with full recognition of everyone and every peoples’ rights to
liberty, justice and equality.
We do not celebrate our past as an easy escape from the challenges of
the present and those that lie ahead. Our aim is to duly recognize what
our ancestors had achieved and use their examples as inspiration. We,
the diverse people of Iran are descendants of an optimistic,
enlightened, and positive people. We are descendents of Cyrus the Great
and the long line of determined upright people. We meet any challenge
and pay any price to defeat tyranny and we will not rest until Iran is
completely free of the plague of Islamofascism.