Plea from Saeed in Iran: "Please help us"Submitted by BP_McLiberty on Fri, 10/12/2012 - 10:39
I recently wrote a blog post comparing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's warnings about Iran to the flatly false declarations he made about Iraq a decade earlier. The post went on to refute three key assumptions built into America's anti-Iranian animus: That Iran is building a nuclear weapon, that Iran's leaders are genocidal, and that Iran's leaders are irrational. (It can be found at http://libertymcg.com/2012/09/30/netanyahu-the-bibi-who-crie... )
Last night around midnight, I was struck by receiving an impactful comment on that post from someone who identified himself as an Iranian man named Saeed. I've copied it here just as I received it, with all its imperfections:
"I'm Iranian. I'm 28 years old. I'm expert in my job. I marriage 3 mounts before. It's the time that I should be happy and make my own feature. Our economy crushed because of us sanctions. Living in Iran have become harder and harder.
You all are living in free world but the roulette wheel of chance force me to being middle of this funny struggle between some stupid governments of Iran , Us and Israel. We are the nation that don't attack any country in past 200 years. We have the great history of about 2500 years.
Please Help us. i'm not guilty about nuclear and terrorists. my opinion is like you. I want to live in peace."
Naturally, I cannot vouch for its authenticity, but it seems more likely than not that it is real--and so I share Saeed's words to amplify his voice, to illustrate the human impact of our misguided sanctions and to reinforce liberty-minded peoples' dedication to a rational foreign policy.