When M R Pahlavi decided, that in order to save his skin and out of selfishness, he had to commit treason as the best way out, and took side against Iran's best national interest and welfare...collaborating with her enemies, he lost ALL legitimacy as a leader and officially became West's propped up stooge and lackey! And once again Iran was deprived of her hard earned fledgling democracy...and those actions culminated and paved the way for the emergence of the disaster that are the Islamofascists!
This corrupt, illegitimate and treasonous family became persona none grata in the eyes of the average Iranian, and rightfully so. They deserve and have acquired ZERO legitimacy, then and NOW, Read more
You still can't remember any of those names?
You can't even remember Dr. Fatemi, the foreign minister of Iran, getting executed while still hospitalized and suffering from knife wounds. Isn't such a conduct against all international norms and laws? Read more
As you could see the feeling is very mutual.
Monarchists have ZERO future in Iran. Clicking "like" in cyber space on their own comments pretty much describes and defines what this tendency has become; hence the observation at the start.
Don't you think the term "Gargantuan Joke" has a certain ring to it? Read more
Your response is a nonsensical nonstarter. You might think that you can divert attention and confuse the audience...but, hate to break the BAD news to you, anyone who adores a murderous organization like SAVAK, the true bretheren of Gestapo/KGB, and has the despised M R Pahlavi as his hero, after all has been out regarding the thieving Pahlavis and the magnitude of SAVAK murders, in the 21st century, where internet brings us so much information and awareness and with lightning speed, can't be too smart...in other words, and in short your response SUCKed, as usual. Read more
there, I toop'ed on of your comments out of sympathy for mediocrity.
Misrepresentation and ineffective deception among intellectuals which balance and put thoughts into a context. You are a Propagandist not an an unbiased observer, you misrepresent a leader that was FAR FAR better than most of the ones he had to work with. Read more
You are desperately crying for honesty and fairness in your thinking, not a projection of mine, but an observation of unbalanced propaganda you spew. Iranian Workers were doing very well and it was always getting better for them during the shahs time, they lost the most in 1979, even benefits not enjoyed in democracies like share of profits.
(not including the co-ordinated mass lay offs & Mass Unemployment by UK and US companies close one year before the revolution/coup) Read more
What part of a gargantuan joke is beyond your ken?
FYI "An injury to one is an injury to all" was coined by Industrial Workers of World, the one and only IWW aka I Won't Work , I Will Win, Wobblies,... nothing to do with a corrupt, violent clown king.
Joe Hill was a poet and a Wobbly, enjoy.
.... and before you write, read about this guy here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Goebbels because you remind me of him.
FYI, An injury to all (as in all Iranians) was also an injury to one (the shah).
A gargantuan joke, clown-king of all times. In his youth he used to have a few decent people around him but after 1953, and some argue even before that it was a very different story.
And just as a reminder I'll repeat a simple request made earlier,
before you write another word remember the name of Mr. Karimpour Shirazi, burning alive in his jail cell, or how the country's foreign minister was executed, still suffering from knife wounds, people like Morteza Kayvan and others... Read more
Israel makes it ridiculously easy fir news like this to be believed. They provide medical care to rebels al-Nusra. When errant bombs for bullets or whatever land on their side, no MATTER what position the firing is coming from, they always retaliate against the Syria army. So al-Nusra could fire on Israel day in and day out they would NEVER get hit, but instead the Syrian army would be getting fired upon as retaliation.
So yeah Israel picked a side and I am not pointing finger! but let's just say they did not pick Assad.
something about You commenting here brings happiness my way, our IC Wicked Character Assassin. Shah never aimed for perfection for Iran, he made sure however that Iran's record with his leadership was better based on what he had to work with than those of all neighboring countries & the USA, UK, France or Germany, in terms of civility and humane behavior. Add to your list all the exaggerations and fictions and you still have to give him a check when comparing his team with the record all the rest.
Although for some reason, I don't think that making a plea to your sense of Honesty & Fairness is going to get us anywhere. Wicked Character Assassins do not compare the interviews of the Northern Irish Prisoners held by Mi6 and the Prisoners held by SAVAK at the same time, Intellectuals do. Read more
The so called pahlavi "dynasty" remain one of the biggest scams in Iranian history. So called "dynasty" since we all know even their "name" was stolen from another family and their real last name is Savad Kohi.
They're also a scam because they always take credit for other people's achievements and ideas. Like the progress after constitutional revolution, modernization or the butchered land reform.
Monarchists have ZERO future in Iran. Keep clicking "like" on your own comments since that's the only "change" you're about to bring. Read more
"Little did he know that those same 'friends' were busy using the profits of western oil companies." he knew this very well. Any time you are in a catch 22 as the shah was you can get out by giving up your goal, that he did not selfishly give up on the Dreams of the Iranian People for Peaceful Progress, will make his name last longer than anyone else's Iran has been able to produce.
His Wisdom came from Non Attachment, he knew everything rises and falls and was ready for his own demise at any time. He made the best choice of all the ones he had in my mind, with respect to the savagery of the West and how to undermine its negativity for Iran. He knew there would be no meaningful agreement among those coveting Iran's rightful freedom and independence, the usa, uk, france & russia have time and again met & tried their hardest to even make a small agreement over Iran and so far nothing after several attempts by their top experts (non political). And so the basis for hope for Iranians only grows with time out of the predicable ignorance of Iran's self proclaimed enemies.
The Shah wanted better for Iran and could only deliver so much under the circumstances based on Iran's prognosis. He sacrificed the Pahlavi's for Iran, hopefully the people can change that as that is the saddest part, because of who he actually proved himself to be. Even leaving Iran to be denied medical treatment by the Uk and delayed treatment to the point of death by the USA was to sacrifice himself for Iranians benefit. The Shah truly had the option of siding with Russia, releasing no prisoners and him living with Russian care, but that would have been a Massive Mistake for Iran (not for him). Read more
Shah was probably the greatest clown king of all Iranian history. A looser twice. His only good fortune was how he was replaced by mullahs so people forget his predilection to violence, SAVAK and Rastakhiz.
And before you write a word remember the name of Mr. Karimpour Shirazi and how he was burned alive in his jail cell, or how the country's foreign minister was executed, still suffering from knife wounds, Morteza Kayvan,... Read more