Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Taheri: Reporting for Destruction

by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (CASMII Columns)March 31, 2008

Israel wants a military attack on Iran. Murdoch’s paper is providing a platform for Amir Taheri to spin his lies. Why does the owner of Fox News so enamored with Taheri? Foremost, because Taheri excels at propagating misinformation and Murdoch picked him at an auction of sorts. ››read more


Taheri: Reporting for Destruction

(source: CASMII) March 31, 2008

Israel wants a military attack on Iran. Murdoch’s paper is providing a platform for Amir Taheri to spin his lies. Why does the owner of Fox News so enamored with Taheri? Foremost, because Taheri excels at propagating misinformation and Murdoch picked him at an auction of sorts. ››read more


Sanctions: A Colonial Tool

by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (CASMII Columns)February 25, 2008

Sanctions are an alternative to military force. By punishing a nation economically, socially, and/or politically, it is hoped that change will be affected without the prohibitive cost of war. The current policies directed at isolating and undermining the government have in reality helped to weaken the social and economic institutions which the country requires if it is to become a viable democracy. ››read more


The Iran Threat

by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (CASMII Columns)November 30, 2007

The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan was the pretext Washington needed to make its move. The ‘Carter Doctrine’ was nothing short of putting American soldiers in harms way to protect the free flow of oil. In subsequent years this doctrine took on other forms such as the Gulf War, and War on Terror and democratization. But putting the life of American soldiers in harms way for the sake of oil required a noble cause – the public have always been led to believe that wars have been necessary to defeat ‘evil’.

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Faisal the Fox

by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (CASMII Columns)November 6, 2007

It is hard to image the foreign minister of a third world country more capable of hypocrisy than Mr. Bush - but, without a doubt, Prince Saud al-Faisal takes the prize for being the more obnoxious of the two. Such insincerity and double-standards must surely make Mr. Bush feel inclined to ask himself if he got short-changed by having Rove as his ‘brain’ – or perhaps Mr. Bush has a prince as the new ‘brain’. ››read more


Safer Airports across America

by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (CASMII Columns)October 21, 2007

It is no secret that the Bush administration has been supporting a terrorist group in Iraq; the Mojahedeen-e-Khalq (MEK), listed on the State Department’s list of Foreign Terrorist Groups and has given them ‘special persons status’ . While the nation was coxed into waging a ‘war on terror’, Mr. Bush is giving protection to terrorists – our tax dollars support them in camp Ashraf. Additionally, the ‘political arm’ of the terrorist group MEK is in Washington soliciting support from congressional members to replace the clergy in Iran. They seem to have excellent PR and support. If only a legitimate nation-state could do as well.

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The Hydra

by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (CASMII Columns)October 10, 2007

Failing to prove Iran’s nuclear program as a threat to world security as the IAEA would not be party to another mass murder and lie to further the ambitions of the White House, Mr. Bush is now commanding his generals to inform the American public that Iran is responsible for arming Iraqis that are killing Americans. Randomly, he takes pleasure in having Iranian diplomats arrested by his thugs in Iraq, the same people who murder Iraqi civilians, women and children. ››read more


Turning Iranians into Cockroaches!

by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (CASMII Columns)September 7, 2007

Could the paper be suggesting and endorsing the extermination of the people of Iran portrayed as insects - cockroaches? Are they inciting genocide? ... So we, the Iranians, the heirs of that proud and sophisticated tradition of tolerance, will accept an apology from The Columbia Dispatch in writing when they retract the map. Being people of peace, we hope that we do not see them place ‘cockroaches’ on any map in the future.

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Response to New York times

by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (source: CASMII) September 3, 2007

Today, it appears that the newspapers in this country have faced several paper shortages; in the spirit of the Great War and the propaganda apparatus set up to ‘explain war’, the stories we see in print are not based on accuracy, but rely on the Bush White House agenda to justify wars – one after another. The most recent example of this is the Sciolino and Broad ‘interpretation’ of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)’s report on Iran which they presented so very inaccurately. ››read more


        Editor's note: This letter is in response to NY Times’s article, “Iran Expanding Its Nuclear Programme, Agency Reports” (August 30 2007) by Elaine Sciolino and William J. Broad. Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich is a CASMII Columnist.

A Policy of Genocide

by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (CASMII Columns)August 13, 2007

Sepahpour- UlrichSepahpour- UlrichSo it was that Dick Cheney whispered into Mr. Bush’s ear to attack Iraq, confident that with her children buried, the parents too weak from mourning and disease, she would surrender – quickly. He made sure America stayed on track; track of deception. Prior to the invasion, Cheney was confronted with a report from the IAEA which threw doubts on the administration’s allegations about Iraq’s WMD, and he responded: “We know he has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons. I think Mr. ElBaradei frankly is wrong" (Meet the Press, March 16, 2003). Dick Cheney is still on track. ››read more


The Liberator

by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (CASMII Columns)July 31, 2007

Soraya Sepahpour- UlrichSoraya Sepahpour- UlrichHolding a joint press conference with the new British Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, George W. Bush called Iraq a ‘new democracy’; The gift of democracy from Bush White House. It would seem appropriate that a statue of George W. Bush be erected where Saddam’s statue once stood – after all, he is the liberator. The momentous unveiling ought to be accompanied by the wailing of mothers rocking back and forth as they beat their chests holding corpses and shrieking in anguish. The ‘new democracy’ should have its orphaned children present, delivering their gratitude with growling stomachs and tears that are all they have to relieve their scorched throats. ››read more


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