Sunday, January 28, 2007

The Islamic Republic Planning to Destroy Iranian's Cultural Heritage

International Committe to Save The Archealogical Pasargad:

The Islamic Regime of Iran is planning to flood this historical site.

Following the footsteps of Taliban, The Government of Islamic Republic of Iran is set to destroy a major part of humankind's cultural heritage***The flooding of Sivan Dam is pronounced evidence to the nullification of the human rights of the Iranian people; People of the world, People of Iran!

Two days ago, on January 22, 2007, Islamic’s Republic of Iran’s (IRI) Minister of Energy announced his intention to begin flooding the Sivand Dam within a week. This Dam will flood the ancient archeological sites of Bolaghi Gorge and Pasargad Plains where the mausoleum of Cyrus the Great - the author of the first declaration of Human Rights in mankind's history - is situated.

The Iranians regarded him as
"The Father",
Babylonian as "The Liberator",
Hellenes as 'Law-Giver'
the Jews as 'The Anointed of the Lord '

The date chosen for this act is coincided with the anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini's return to Iran and taking over the reigns of power 28 years ago.Thus, it is now clear that the government of Mr. Ahmdinejad, taking advantage of the tension it has created all through the world and region, has decided to realize that inauspicious intention which has been hidden in the construction of Sivan Dam by flooding a large part of Cyrus's ancient capital and birthplace, thus, annihilating the most sacred parts of Iranian territory.

By this action, he is telling us that whatever archeologists, historians, experts and university professors have said about the dangers of this dam, and the discoveries of last two years have proved them to be right, has no value for his government and he is poised to destruct the Iranian pre-Islamic history and culture.But, is it the end of this saga? Is the Sivand Lake going to gradually drown Bolaghi Gorge and bring its disastrous consequences to this region?Do we have nothing but to surrender to despair and mourn our loss? No, we do not think so. Although this decision is the beginning of a catastrophe, it also can be seen as the beginning of a new phase in our cultural campaign against such atrocities to the mankind's cultural heritage.

We think that in these sensitive moments, the duty of lovers of culture and history all through the world and Iran is to expand their endeavors and show the people of the world that all the pronouncements of IRI with regards to the preservation of historical heritages are hollow and baseless and this monstrous dam and its flooding is pronounced evidence to the nullification of the human rights of Iranian people by this government.

Our duty is to show that the government of IRI is knowingly and intentionally following the footsteps of Taliban and has bluntly embarked on the destruction of our heritage. Flooding the Sivand Dam is similar to the detonation of those bombs that exploded the ancient Buddha statues in Afghanistan.This Committee urges all people, both within and outside of Iran, to restlessly spread the news of this grand injustice with the aim of putting a stop to such atrocity.We loudly declare that any responsibility with regards to the destruction of Iranian ancient heritage rests on the whole apparatus of IRI's government.

We have no doubt that in a day to come all those who are participating in this horrendous act will be legally bound to answer Iranian nation. In the meanwhile, their name will appear next to the worst and most sinister names that could be found in the annals of the Iranian history.

With regards and loveICSASPP
January 24th, 2007

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Bardia said...

thanks a lot for this post,
they can only flood this site by water and this shows they can't wipe the culture off. the water flows everything to other places. Cyrus " my Father " never can be died by these actions. The great Cyrus is in our mind forever.

Michael said...

This is so typical of Islamists, to want to wipe out all traces of other cultures and beliefs...

It's just part of their basic feelings of cultural inferiority that makes them do this. Islamic culture hasn't produced anything of value to the world in centuries, and they are taking it out on the relics of other peoples' glory.

SERENDIP said...

Bardia jan: You're absolutely right.

Michael: In order to establish the Islamic Ummah, the Islamic Republic has to destroy all traces of Nations and Nationalism...The Arab conquest of Iran comes full circle after 1400 years. I guess the next thing to go is our languag...