One of the most peaceful people in the world, in the last century, if not The most Peaceful person based on his actions (and not mere words or lip service) was the Late Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. Most people within Iran intuitively knew he was a Generous and Gentle King by his Actions. While he, his Team and Iran had not accomplished a Democratic System within Iran's political system, the actions of the late Shah made him one of the most Democratic Acting Leaders in the World. Few forget the largest growth of middle class, the schools and progress of the entire country. With Western backing as a result of the Shahs decisions in favor of iranians, extremists groups from mullahs to communists betrayed the people of Iran. In the past they dared stand up to the peace, progress and human rights the shah had delivered because they knew that Savak was no harm to them. This is in contrast to today where no one really dares stand up to the Islamic regime as they know it is a real tyranny and not one where thousands of political activists have to be supported to write up stories of non existent torture to win political points. In 1970's anti-Iranian groups, from mullahs to commies, were not truly bothered by Savak and were with the support of Amnesty International busy Lying about non existent crimes to fulfill political goals. The victims were all the people of Iran who were stabbed in the back by their fellow countrymen and women, under the banner of communism or islam in government. Iranians have now had a real taste of Anti-monarchist groups who in practice served western Interests. The extremists similarity with Mossadegh is that they focused on selling Iranians on pursuing cruel hopes, which Iranians were not capable of achieving on the lines of "More and Better" and each of these groups participated in a Massive Lie, which is that they were Nationalists wanting the Best for Iranians. They never convinced anyone How producing a painful failure in the pursuit of dreams is in the benefit of Iranians? Iranians in the 1970's relative to the rest of their region and unlike all other oil producing countries in the world were enjoying the finest life had to offer. Irans economy was almost 3 times the size of Turkeys and the investment in skills and education as a percentage was the highest in the world. So considering the size of Iran's economy and its population. Other Oil producing countries which did not have the late shahs team or dreams in place were being dominated by real corruption instigated by wealthy countries that were after their resources. We hear mostly of dictator and corruption in the western media regarding the late shahs Iran because he was acting independently for Iranians development and education in opposition to the wests aims for Iran. The West would defend Saddam and Saudi's and anyone who remained under their thumb and would not help their people develop, and sadly the west was the main beneficiary of bringing the late shahs team down. Pahlavi Iran was seeing less and less corruption over time and the reality is corruption was minimal in Pahlavi Iran which is why the people In Iran remember how much they were benefiting and how good life used to be, before the western backed revolution. Iran's record with corruption was far better than oil rich dictatorships, which the west really does control and helps keep in power because they do little to benefit their people and allow the west to dominated their economies. Yet you don't hear anything but support for them and not a word of their dictatorships or corruption. The late shah left Iran peacefully after persistent demonstrations that threatened Iranians. Back then anti-shah leaders were everywhere in the west, example Tony Benn was one of the leaders who Lied frequently about Iran and the Shah in service of the UK. Benns approach was to use text book & self evident truths and mixes them with Massive Lies to serve his own agenda and the interests of the UK, not Iran. The real sad part was that Iranians, who were anti-monarchists (lets face it are in practice and based on results are anti-Iran also) would sing the same tune as western politicians who were serving their own people. So In practice the late shahs opponents turned out to be backstabber towards their own people, to the benefit of others. This betrayal is not one the people of Iran will or have forgotten, not from any group associated with 1979. What the youth of Iran seeing their paretns generation so easily deceived by fellow countrymen realize today is that leaders like Tony Benn in truth feel no solidarity and viciously and disingenuously competes against Iranians. Examples of Massive Lies, "the late shah was a dictator". Example of text book truths twisted to his own way of thinking, "choice depends on the Freedom to Choose which they can't if they are being shackled with debt, Benn says it this way "people in debt become hopeless and hopeless people don't vote, so they say everyone should vote, well I think if the poor, in Britain or the United States, turned out and voted for people who truly represented their interests, it would be a real democratic revolution, so they don't want it to happen, so they keep people hopeless and pessimistic" In contrast to this we have a late shah that was serving the interests of the poor and raising the standards of Living, Health and Education of All Iranians far better than in the entire region and far better than the soviet union. His period is remembered as one of Increasing equality and the largest percent growth into middle class in the entire world. Benn says that, "there are 2 ways to keep people in control, first of all frighten people and secondly demoralize them" what he doesn't say is that the late shah was raising Iranians upwards and his misrepresenting him as a dictator and supporting the mullahs in Iran is with the aim of serving the UK, which wants Iranians to be demoralized and frightened and won't complain one bit about the IRI or seriously support action that would oppose them enough to remove them. Tony Benn says, "An educated Healthy and Confident Nation is harder to Govern, and I think there is an element in the thinking of some people, we don't want people to be educated, healthy and confident because they would get out of control," What Benn doesn't say is that when Iran was among the top 10 largest economies, in the world and heading towards being the 4th largest world economy, not the poverty his government helped bring to power in 1979, this was the most educated, healthy and confident Iranians had been in hundreds of years and they were better off than all their neighbors combined. So this being the truth about Iranians, how could the late shah have been a Dictator Mr Tony Benn? We all know he never acted outside the law or ever used absolute power, there are no examples of it. Unlike the Uk and USA which have been invading every country in the region, the King of Peace and Love, the late shah, never controlled people using fear and demoralization as your countries do, he never invaded anyone as the UK and USA have Unlawfully done. In the Iran of the past the top one percent countries population didn't control even 30% of the countries wealth thanks to the white revolution, yet in the west the top 1% of population control over 80% of its wealth. What is incredible is the degree of demoralization, repression and fear that western governments have imposed on Iranians using lies about the shahs team and willing traitors among Iranians. Iran's human rights situation was never the concern of the west, it was used with Lies to disingenuously to deceive iranians in to letting go of the late shahs team. The people of Iran now mostly under 30, know that they are the victims of the results of the actions of Iranian traitors and the west. The traitors whether mullah or commie have shown time and again they care the least about Iranians based on their results. Yet Iranians have to put up with the IRI as they are poor, they are demoralized and they are frightened and they don't know what will happen to them should they rebel for the sake of their freedom. If Iranians rebel for their freedom and independence as it existed with the shahs team and aim to create peace, progress and human rights again will they have to look forward to a west that values oil more than the blood in Iranians veins or traitors among Iranians that will create and support lies to betray good Iranians, destroys good institutions and leaders? Lets hope that Iranians champion of Freedom, Justice and Equality will return despite what the west will do this time around and will have better alliances and answers to respond more effectively.
I Love Waterfalls and Find One of the most humorous things in the world; is the notion that Americans are a greater force for good & more civilized than Nazi's, Mullahs and Communists.