I watched Voice of America Persian TV today and on the Round table programme was Eric Garris the founder of the Antiwar.com website. I have never seen anything like it. The guy dodged every question put to him by the presenter, Vafa Mostaghim reading messages from the Iranians who live inside the Islamic Republic of Iran. Toward the end of the show one Iranian sent an email and congratulated Garris for talking in the way that Khamenei in his wildest dreams could never do to propagate his regime and defend its policies of war and jihad. He gave a very nervous chuckle to that and had the cheek to ask Iranians to donate to his website! I think he missed the irony.
Garris showed his ignorance about what is happening in Iran throughout the show. The level of his ignorance about Iran was actually embarrassing. Iran is not a remote country that no one has heard of. She was one of the main campaigning points of the US presidential election. This dude has set up Antiwar.com campaign and knows jack about a country that his beloved country is at loggerheads with at the moment. He has not bothered himself to read and educate himself about what is really happening in Iran; who is in charge; how elections are just a meaningless show; how Ahmadinejad came to be the president; and what the Islamic regime stands for. He told Iranians that he was against the American government interfering in other parts of the world. This he repeated in various forms as the answers to most of the questions. He then told Iranians inside Iran how proud he was to be American. What makes him proud to be American? The freedom he has to set up a site and criticise his government and stop it from interfering in other countries? Something that Iranians certainly cannot do. Iranians inside Iran cannot protest against the regime regularly sending millions of $$ Iranian money to the terrorist groups of Hamas and Hizbullah, whilst over 40% (regime's own statistics) of Iranians live below the poverty line.... ..Maybe he is so proud of his freedom that he only wants it for himself?! Garris said on the show that it was not up to America to help Iranians to freedom.
This dude's anti war campaign isn't about innocent people dying. This dude doesn't give two hoots about innocent people dying. If he did, he would also campaign for those innocent people who are killed by their brutal regimes. He doesn't give a damn about innocent Iranians being slaughtered by the Islamic regime. He just doesn't want to help Iranians to have freedom. He is from the category of Americans who would not only do nothing but do everything to destroy other's freedom. Like the ones who destroyed our one year old democracy 55 years ago. Those who believe freedom belongs to the Americans and the West only. This dude believes America should only have economic ties with Iran with no questions asked. He confessed on the programme that he was actually a Conservative..a Republican.
War is so horrible that you could stand at the corner of the street and shout stop the war all day and people would applaud you and even donate money to your cause. What a great earner that is? War is so horrible that you could in fact make loads of money if you start a stop the war campaign like Garris has done. Garris claimed that over 100,000 people visit his website. I was surprised because any anti war campaign should be so popular that millions not thousands should visit these sites. I believe Antiwar.com is more of a money making machine than just a humanitarian cause. One thing is for sure is that Antiwar.com receives a lot of money as donations from around the world. Perhaps even some from those rogue dictatorial regimes that feel the Americans breathing down their necks. I bet there are many Americans who are green with envy that this so and so got there first.