it. Important thing is what was said. I use all the inputs to my beefint for improving our process and determine where I should pay attention on the future planning.” There is no doubt that surveys done with objectivity and neutrality are great tools to be use by all. However, surveys can also be done using peculiar methods to derive the surveyor’s biased and suspicious conclusions in order to strengthen the position of some BOSSES such as “The Ruling Mullahs of Iran”. Ironically, sham elections with predetermined final outcome like those in Iran and BOTH polls done by Zogby (behind closed doors, of course) on Iranians and Iranian-Americans are well-known examples of such biased polls as viewed by the majority of Iranian-Americans. Interestingly, the mullahs in Iran also don’t think it is important who said what. At the end of their polls or elections, the mullahs pull out a cute rabbit out from the stuffed election boxes anyway. I doubt you are equating PAAIA as the bosses of the people faking up this survey in order to “direct their executive command successfully” and open the doors for Goli Ameri, Houshang Amirahmadi and Trita Parsi to reach one of their goals, opening up an American Embassy in Iran!You wrote: “You got my point by now that how important it is to know what Iranian people wish for. We need to spend a little more time about the Vision of Tomorrow for people. We are required to know what people want. (Being vague like they want freedom won’t help us either). Until we find out what nation need in specific, we are throwing our fist to the wall and most of the time in the air.” No, it can’t be! Millions of Iranian women don’t want freedom from the Islamist regime. They must hate to live in a place like Beverly Hills as you do. Perhaps they yearn for having the vision of Anousheh Ansari to fly high above the cloud with Islamist regime’s flag. It may even be that millions of Iranian women like to be stoned to death or grow up to be Human Rights Activists, Peace Activists and Nuclear Specialist and first and above all a Muslim woman like Shirin Ebadi! Na, the homeless victims of the earth quake in Bam wouldn’t like to have those houses that the Islamist regime is building for Venezualans. Perhaps, if Zogby is commissioned by PAAIA for another poll, they will conclude that the majority of Iranians want THE NUKE.You wrote: “We all experienced this fact by now, that regime change does not necessary bring democracy. Don’t jump the gun and assume that I am pro this or that… lets look at the big picture. Everything depends on having objectives We need to have an OBJECTIVE and know what PEOPLE want. Where should these objectives come from? We, people living outside Iran, ARE NOT the one to determine what the people of Iran want. It should come from Iranian people who are currently living in Iran.” Nah, jumping the gun is a violent behavior. Similarly, I hope you don’t jump the gun and assume that I’m pro this or pro that. Could “knowing what the mullahs want” be considered as an objective, as well? If so, could such objective come from the Intelligence Services in Iran to perhaps PAAIA and subsequently to Zogby? If, as you say, Iranians living outside of Iran, ARE NOT the ones to determine what the people of Iran want, then the matters whether we have an OBJECTIVE or not. Why do you suggest that we should have an OBJECTIVE? Perhaps, you meant that we should have OBJECTIVES unrelated to the suffering of the Iranian people at the hands of the mullahs? You wrote: “Also it is important to know what they are fighting for and NOT what they are fighting against.” Next time I see a ferocious beast ripping a human being into pieces while the victim is crying out loud for my help and as she frantically fights for her life against the beast, I’ll remember to shout and ask her: “never mind the beast, tell me what would you like to have in the future in the event the beast is not around anymore?!”You wrote: “Eastern culture unfortunately does only concentrate on what we do NOT want instead of what we should go after. Ok, we all know most majorities do not want Molla’s regime. If Mollah leaves tomorrow then WHAT? This is what we have to work on.” I can understand that for someone like you who lives in Beverly Hills may not have the same desire as those living in Iran, but do you mean that an imprisoned Iranian student in Evin prison should not concentrate on NOT wanting to be tortured anymore and instead he should have the vision of being free walking the street of Westwood in Log Angeles? If you could tell me WHAT you would do if, for example, the worst murderer and rapist after 30 years leaves your loved one alone, I’ll tell you WHAT I’ll do when Mullahs leave. I’ll give you a hint, “jubilant” is an understatement.You wrote: “What is the alternative? Give me something to replace them for? I was tricked once, big time, and I was promised that if Shah leaves, things will change for better. We need to know what is the substitute?” You are correct, the next government may kill women by stoning or hang innocents by hydraulic cranes as the mullahs have done. You are correct, the next goverment may flog young men simply for having had relationship with women or cut off hands or gouge out eyes of the so-called criminals on crowed public squares, as the mullahs have been done for the past 30 years. The next government may assassinate Iranian ex-ministers, artists and Iranians from all walks of life outside Iran, like the mullahs have done. The next Iranian government may commit terrorists acts around the world and force the Iranians inside Iran to submit to some 1400 years-old Islamist principles while destroying Iranian historical art and culture as they raid the wealth of the nation, as mullahs have done. Unlike you mam, most Iranians believe that during the known history of Iran, the mullahs are the worst enemies of Iran and Iranians who have occupied Iran. Such fact automatically justifies the removal of the mullah regime under any circumstances as soon as possible. That is, no other regime could come to power in Iran that can possibly be as bad as the mullahs are since it only has happened only once in 3000 years. Perhpas, you do not believe in using such tools as “statistics” in your mangerial actions, but to millions of Iranians, any regime in the future is an improvement compare to now. Yes, mam. During the Shah’s time, there may not have been political equality, but there were surely more social equality than now. Religious and gender inquality, for example was not so rampant. Now,however, the regime as black as it can get. Any other color has to be a shade lighter than than black. Unless, statistics fails and after 3030 we have another black regime in a row, which is very unlikely.You wrote: Poll or survey is one of the tools we need to use to learn or rediscover of people’s interest IN SPECIFIC for the future of Iran. For example, is there any statistic to show what percentage still wants monarchy? What percentage wants state of republic? How they would like for us to pursue? What kind of help in specific they need from us? Etc… Unlike you, those Iranians that I’ve surveyed, unanimously don’t give a hoot what percentage of Iranians want Monarchy or Republic at this time. They all want to get rid of the mullahs so that 7 millions of them (about 10% of Iranian population) would not be living outside Iran, as they are now. Those Iranians that I’ve surveyed do not want to be hostages to the mullah regime and they resent the fact that their wealth is being spent in Cuba, Venezuela, Gaza, Lebanon, etc. The survey I’ve done among the Iranian-Americans also indicates that overwhelmingly they do not want the mullah regime to waste billions of Iranians’ money on the old NUKE technology of Moscow.You wrote: “Having this information from the people who reside in Iran, will certainly help us to concentrate or maybe in particular re-direct some of our efforts toward educating our self, how to lobby, reforming our effort, re-grouping, and most importantly come together.Only survey of Iranian people inside Iran will provide the answer” Re-direct some of our efforts, lobby, reforming our efforts, etc? I don’t get it, didn’t you write: “We, people living outside Iran, ARE NOT the one to determine what the people of Iran want. It should come from Iranian people who are currently living in Iran.”? Then, why are you telling us how our efforts, lobby, reforming, education should be. If you say it is none of our business, then why do you tell us how we need to re-direct our efforts? I hope your lucky employees do not get confused with your managerial actions as you have confused your readers here.Morteza
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