Scott Horton Interviews Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Scott Horton, November 19, 2008

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Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich, an independent researcher on U.S. foreign policy in Iran, discusses the worldwide goodwill Obama has already squandered with his hawkish appointments, the U.S.’s double standard when it comes to nuclear non-proliferation, ordinary Iranians’ desire to be left alone to form their own government, and how neocons like Max Boot support fomenting factional conflicts to provoke an Iranian overreaction.

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Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich is an independent researcher on U.S. foreign policy in Iran associated with CASMII (Campaign Against Sanctions and Military Intervention in Iran).

14 Responses to “Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich”

  1. Barack Obama is turning out to be a fraud. It is too bad and quite pathetic to be honest. Obama outright lied to win this election. He will not bring about “change” which speaks to peace issues. Obama has already been compromised and he is just more of the same it seems. Obama has shown little moral courage and he is turning out to be the same “Washington politician” he denied. Obama should be ashamed of himself. Obama is a liar and he lied to me. I would never vote for Barack Obama again!!!!!

    I saw how fast this snake talks soon after he won the election on November 4, 2008. His first speech after he won the election showed how fast he can turn on the same campaign words only earlier. Obama lied, lied, lied, lied…..to the good people of America who believed he was a new type of candidate. I believe at this time that Obama has some severe psychiatric issues to be able to lie all that time and so easily dismiss all those promises only minutes after he won. What a scam.

  2. Oscar,

    Although I don’t believe in reifying so-called mental illnesses, there is a personality characteristic relating to this: it is called sociopathy or psychopathy. It simply means lacking any conscience. The job of politician is frighteningly well-suited to such a person. The job offers uncountable incentives to behave in this way, to blunt one’s conscience, and do so flagrantly, even beyond whatever innate dispositions one might have toward this character trait.

  3. Neither Obama or bush had mental problems, these guys make it to power because they are corrupted from the start, if they were clean they never make it, and if they do and are not corrupted they will be shot.

  4. Obama is not a fraud. Anyone who paid attention could have seen all this coming. I made that choice. My expectations were low. Obama has not disappointed me at all.

  5. Eisenhower saw what was coming and tried to warn the American people. Now you get to choose between approved candidate A or approved candidate B. If they do not buy into the globalist agenda then the MSM goes into overdrive to insure that they never become candidates. Don’t be disappointed, the game is rigged and honest people do not stand a chance.

  6. All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible. Such people have a tendency to become drunk on violence, a condition to which they are quickly addicted.

    Missionara Protectiva, Text QIV (decto)
    - From Frank Herbert’s “Chapterhouse: Dune”

  7. As Soraya said, Obama is already disappointing the people of the Middle East. The Change that he promised us is apparently a change from the Bush group back to the Clinton group. In particular, the same type of pro-war people who worked in the Clinton administration are going to work in the Obama administration. Hillary Clinton who ridiculed Obama for saying that he wants to negotiate with Iran without preconditions, the same woman who threatened Iran with Obliteration, the same woman who voted to declare part of Iran’s legitimate armed forces as a terrorist group, will be the new negotiator with Iran? The woman who never apologized for voting for Iraq’s war will be advocating removing US froces from Iraq?

  8. America continues to pursue the fool’s errand under Obama, hoping to subjugate the world’s peoples and their resources for its own benefit. It should be obvious to all but the most deluded that America’s interests are those of the world banking cabal and those of a few Israeli centric zealots who always manage to stay close to the levers of power in Washington. The lack of any coherent domestic policy has led to the recent economic shockwave generated by capitalism run amok. If left unchecked, American foreign policy will proceed to destroy the world as we have known it.

  9. I didn’t vote for Obama, nor did I vote for Mad Bomber McInsane. They were the candidates of our monopoly, one-party (DemoPublican Party) system.

    Obama’s choice of Hillary Clinton for Secretary of State is terrible. The woman’s a captive of the Israel Lobby. At a time when fresh diplomatic initiatives are needed–especially in the Middle East–how the hell can this woman inspire respect in the Muslim world?

    My compliments to Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich. She’s concerned, and rightly so, about a possible American or Israeli attack on Iran. An attack on Iran would be completely unjustified, owing to the fact that–well, Iran doesn’t have nuclear weapons!
    Of course, the Israel Lobby–which controls “American policy” in the Middle East–will be up to their usual warmongering antics.

    Sepahpour-Ulrich is right when she said that “Iran is standing up for its rights.” That’s exactly what it should be doing.

  10. To be honest I voted for Obama since the race was so close in NC but I wish I had voted for Barr who was conveniently on the ballot..But no way in hell was I voting for that war-mongering hero of the neo-cons..The Republicans were just offering America national socialism and empire with all of it’s pains and obligations…( war for Israel and Her war-profiteering business allies and bailing out the banksters while spitting on the working class ” Reagan democrats ” )…Maybe, I thought, Obama and his crew would be an improvement over a gang that allowed ( or engineered ) the 9-11 attack, lied and manipulated us into two wars, watched us lose millions of manufacturing jobs and didn’t do a damn thing to secure our border or save one unborn baby when they controlled the congress and the White House..

  11. I disagreed with some hopeful people on the Right who saw Palin as a Godsend..I realized it was just a case of marketing this good-looking grown-up version of Annie Oakley to all the Joe and Jane Six-packs and “Hockey-moms out there”…Enough with Roe….It’s just an issue that these bastards trot out every 4 yrs..If they cared about giving the states back the right to legislate on it they wouldn’t have given us O’Connor, Kennedy and Souter-but they did..
    There are other ways to save babies..laws could be passed..For example, if a couple buys health ins when the wife is one month pregnant should the ins co. really have the right to call it a pre-existing condition? Alright, maybe they should..but if so we could up the tab if they’re poor…that would save some babies…But no, the pro-life GOP’ers were too busy defending Bush’s bloody wars to even bring the issue up-when they controlled both Congress and the White House..

  12. Obama said that Iran should be barred from importing gasoline. That´s a Declaration of War, the same as HR 362 and SR 580 which were shelved for now.
    There´s ZERO evidence that Iran ever has had a nuclear weapons programme.

  13. Soraya you are a big lie working for mullah's regime in Iran. You are going to Weak up soon and see the freedom in Iran and see mullah's regime gone for every then what do you have to say to Iranian people.

  14. shame on you soraya,i dont know how much money yoy get
    go and die dirty woman,im sure they are giving you alot of money

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