Sam Ghandchiسام قندچي Dear President Trump: US Strategy for Iran Needs to Change

Sam Ghandchi

پرزیدنت ترامپ عزیز: استراتژی آمریکا برای ایران ضروری است که تغییر کند

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Dear President Trump, Iran is not North Korea and the people's movement will determine what happens next in Iran, and this is not just a cliché I am writing. The strategies like what the US pursued five months ago in Iranian Nowruz holidays when images of you and Iran's Prince Reza Pahlavi and Empress Farah Pahlavi were posted on the first page of VOA website reminded people of 1953 coup as if it is the US that decides their future, a message 180 degrees opposite to what you broadcasted on January 1, 2018 when supporting Iran's December 2017 Uprising. Of course the intention was to scare IRI leaders, that if they do not abide like Kim Jong-un, US will replace them. Other US strategists support Islamic Reformists and mistake them with people's movement in Iran which is another error. The Islamic Reformists of Iran are neither Gorbachev nor Deng Xiaoping, and in the eyes of Iranian people, they are not a genuine opposition and alongside the Islamic Fundamentalists, are playing good cop/bad cop for the people, and the reaction of Iranian people is just like any prisoner would respond to good cop/bad cop routines. That is all. US needs to treat Iranian people's movement with respect, the same way France treated American people's uprising in 1770's, supported it and did not try to force its will on the American revolutionaries. Iran is in a 21st Century Revolution and all dimensions of this upheaval are not even known yet, let alone its leadership which could end up to be the likes of Jefferson and Madison.

Hoping for a democratic and secular futurist republic in Iran,


Sam Ghandchi
5, 2019

















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