HISTORY OF VIOLENCE: Shah's Generals Executed and Imperial Army Disintegrated (1979)


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HISTORY OF VIOLENCE: Shah's Generals Executed and Imperial Army Disintegrated (1979)
by Darius Kadivar
30-Aug-2009
 

Iran's new rulers have executed four of the Shah's top generals and are putting 22 other military and civilian officials of the overthrown monarchy on trial.  

Revolutionaries display General Corpses in the Morgue for Foreign Journalists and Film crews. (circa  16/02/1979)

 

Immortal Guards of the Iranian Imperial Army Trained in Anti-Subversion Tactics (Report Amidst Revolution) Date: 26/01/1979

Mahabad Military Barracks occupied by Mullahs and Revolutionaries (ITV Report 13/03/1979 ):

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Iran's new rulers have executed four of the Shah's top generals and are putting 22 other military and civilian officials of the overthrown monarchy on trial. This was announced by an official spokesman of the Ayatollah Khomeiny. The four generals had been convicted of offences against the people. SYNOPSIS: The generals' bodies were displayed for newsmen in a morgue. The four men had been machine-gunned to death on the roof the military headquarters of religious leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeiny, who led the campaign to topple the Shah. The former martial law administrator for Isfahan General Raza Naji was among the dead. And there were General Medhi Rahmi, the former chief of police and Military Governor of Teheran, and the former head of the army's airborne bridge General Manducher Khosrodad. General Mematollah Nassiri was the best known among them. He was a close friend of the Shah and a former head of the SAVAK secret police. All four had been convicted of treason, torture and massacres. Photographs of the corpses were published in the Teheran evening newspaper, and supporters of the Ayatollah greeted the news with jubilation. But some factions in the country disapprove of the secrecy and swiftness of the trials, and plan demonstrations.

Date: 16/02/1979



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And that was just a begining

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What a pity, they were good soldiers and very patriotic. Over 250,000 military officers and non-coms with some lower ranks being executed since the start in 1979 till today. As I see it, the revolution, once it has been accomplished and established, does not wish to have citizens who have revolutionary tendencies. Therefore, to maintain the new status quo, it will destroy the very people who have brought it about. It alludes to the fact that revolutionists usually end up victims of their own revolution. The same thing happened in Russia during and after the Communist Revolution.
Here are some of the well known people who are amongst the very people who helped Khomeinie Dajal to establish Islamic Republic
i.e Sadegh Ghotbzadeh , Behzad Nabavi, Hajarian, chamran