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ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

We'll get back to those days again, I wouldn't count on the akhoonds staying in power too much longer.....but I could barely watch it anyway, it's too sad what happened after all we were working for.

But let me just take the time to thank all of the ''leftists'' students and ''intellectuals'' who instigated the rebellion, not only against shah, but against the thousands of civil servants and hard working men and women who were quickly transforming Iran from the middle ages fuedal society it was under the Qajar turks, to a modern, powerful and respected state.

But let's remember the way people thought back then. People thought ''democracy'' was being able to directly criticise the shah. The average person, then, had a kind of childish view of what really constitutes a democracy. Ofcourse they learned soon enough.

As for the argument about the revolution being essentially a revolt of the lower classes; I just want to point out we are talking about an Iran where the living standard of every social group was improving faster than all of it's neighbors and faster than most western nations.

Was there poverty? Unfortunately, as in every country, even Iran felt the side effects of turning a agricultural and nomadic society, into an industrial powerhouse. Should the shah have given the lands of the aristocracy to the peasants who had worked that land in virtual bondage for centuries? It was a monumental experiment on his part and the economy dealt with the results as best as it could as those workers turned around and sold that land and moved to the shahrestans.

Looking at the economic projections of the time, by the 1990's Iran would have mostly dealt with the issue of the flooding in the cities of the migrants. Jobs in manufacturing and construction were already employing a huge percentage of the migrants and many of their children went ahead to have productive lives after a good education.

At least the IRI continued many of the shahs programs like education, and literacy continued to rise.

Thanks for the video anyway.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Lovely song. It shake the heart of any patriotic Iranians.




PAYANDEH IRAN

ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

Javid Iran doostan. Great video Siavash joon.

sedaye_man

sedaye_man "Civilizations flourish the most where the masses are passionate about their liberties." - Gary Gross

This is awesome.....Thank you for posting my friend.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

"Freedom of Choice" is the most beautiful aspect of the above video. Under Monarchy (Padeshahi) system, Iranians had a freedom to choose for their attires. They could come to public with Islamic veil or with western attire. Nobody bothered them. We see the combination of both Islamic and western attire in the video. Iranians were not being harassment by any authority. Thanks to our security forces who keep our country in peace and stability.
The video conveys the feeling of "Class" , "Sophistication" and modernization which is the essence of monarchy. That was how we were living under monarchy system.

GOAL : RESTORING MONARCHY

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Beautiful song from our famous singers.



GOAL : RESTORING MONARCHY

Shirzadegan

Siavash

LAST TANGO IN TEHRAN

In a loving memory of our Shahanshah Aryamehr whose none existence was equal to destruction of Iran.



GOAL : RESTORING MONARCHY

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Were they using butter or margarine in this last tango?

Shirzadegan

Siavash

LAST TANGO is a trade mark for any major social or political move. it is signature used by many cultures and many countries to express importance of the event. Here is some of those lists:

Last tango in Lavenham

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0637204/

Last tango in Brooklyn

http://www.amazon.com/Last-Tango-Brooklyn-Kirk-Douglas/dp/0446516953

Last tango in Croydon

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1703082/

Last tango in Moscow

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Tango_in_Moscow

Last tango in London

http://www.lyricsmania.com/last_tango_in_london_lyrics_mud.html

Last tang in Las Vegas

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/last-tango-in-vegas-fear-and-loathing-in-the-near-room-19780504

Last Tango in Dallas

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0772431/

Last tango in Paris

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070849/

Last tango in croydon

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1703082/

Last tango in Halifax

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p1q6x

The list goes on. You may find some more of this international trade mark.

P.Galenous

P_J. An Iranian!

BOTH (LOL)

G.Rahmanian

G. Rahmanian



We had ballet, too. And I saw Alvin Ailey and the gang in Tehran. When I tell young dancers I meet about how much I used to enjoy watching ballet they often ask me to watch them perform. You should see the joy in their eyes when I talk to them about ballet. The joy that has been denied the Iranian youth.

And what have the Islamist criminals ruling Iran have done in the past three and a half decades? They have invited all kinds of terrorists and backward entities who want to live in the 7th century. What a difference!!!

Shirzadegan

Siavash

The above video gives the feeling of glamour, luxurious life style, class and sophistication to it's viewers . Those are the essence of monarchy system.

GOAL : RESTORING MONARCHY

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi

do you think the Pahlavis would be welcomed back as monarchs by the people in Iran?

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Sure, Pahlavis would be welcomed back as monarch by the people of Iran. Crown Reza Pahlavi. Here is the latest vote poll.

http://iranian.com/posts/view/post/15947

The link shows that crown Reza Pahlavi voted 28% equal to Hossain Mousavi.
Please notice that Mousavi had access to all form of media inside Iran and crown Reza Pahlavi was not even in Iran. He didn't have that luxury of political propaganda that Mousavi had. But the numbers are equal.
I am sure the number would be much higher in democratic Iran.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi

I won't question the quality of the survey but even 28% is hardly a winning majority. My sense is that monarchy as a system may have bigger support than your chosen candidate.

But let me ask you: Khamenei has the Council of Experts above him. This is more legitimate than how the late Shah operated. What is your vision for the level of power of a future monarch?

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Yes, Monarchy as a system has been introduced by our ancestors for the first time to the history of mankind. We are proud of that. We lived under monarchy over 5000 years. Our people are well familiar with the system and it's function.
28% vote is the answer to the question of whether Pahlavi would be welcomed in Iran. The poll shows that he is welcomed as much as leader of Green Movement was welcomed in 2009.
Surely, In democratic Iran, the number would be much higher than 28%. That is just a glance to see what direction Iran is heading.
I have mentioned previously that no one claimed our shahanshah was a saint with no mistake. In fact, our shahanshah appeared on state T.V in 1978. He addressed the nation. He said that there were some mistakes, but let's fix it together. It is not too late. We still can fix those mistakes by supporting crown Reza Pahlavi.
The strength of democratic wave which initiated in Egypt and escalating throughout the Middle East mandate the level of power of the future monarch in Iran.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

“What is monarchy? From whence does it derive its sanction? What has been its gift to humanity? Monarchy is a survival of the tyranny imposed by the hand of greed and treachery upon the human race in the darkest and most ignorant days of our history. It derives its only sanction from the sword of the marauder, and the helplessness of the producer, and its gifts to humanity are unknown, save as they can be measured in the pernicious examples of triumphant and shameless iniquities.”
James Connolly

Shirzadegan

Siavash

The experience in U.K, Sweden, Netherlands is way different than what this guy "James whatever" is saying. As you see in the above video (if you watch it which I doubt ), it conveys the sense of dignity, luxury, glamour, style, sophistication and class. That is the essence of monarchy. Any unbiased person can see that.
Monarchy gift to humanity has been integration, strength and powerful Iran over 5000 years.
We are proud our ancestors introduce monarchy, as a political system, for the first time to the history of mankind.

Payandeh IRAN

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

“One of the strongest natural proofs of the folly of hereditary right in kings, is, that nature disapproves it, otherwise, she would not so frequently turn it into ridicule by giving mankind an ass for a lion.”
― Thomas Paine, Common Sense

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi

that's quite funny! Paine had a good sense of humour it seems.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

If you think Tom Pain's humor on Monarchy is good, wait till you read his humor on the clergy & the religious establishment. Tom Pain is called the father of American Revolution because he was a true Renaissance man, enlightened with no patience for any heredity powers; be they "king" or priests.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

This comment consist "nasty word". No need to respond

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

The truth might hurt, but it's always liberating; especially when stated by the father of American Revolution. Cheers

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Truth requires Clean language, NOT profanity and obscenity.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Monarchy in Iran has often been some of the most profane & most obscene moments of our national history.
For instance how the so called pahlavis destroyed Iranian civil societies & assassinated & executed some of the best poets Iran has ever had, poets such as Mirzadeh Eshghi and Morteza Kayvaan.
So the only query left would be: is there really a substantial difference between criminal mullahs & criminal so called pahlavi "kings?"
The answer to this requires a simple yes it no.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

"Monarchy in Iran has often been some of the most profane & most obscene moments of our national history."
Hoshang Tarehgol

Any unbiased person watch the above video will find the above comment is ridiculous and completely lie.
The above video convey the feeling of "Class" , "Glamour", "Sophistication" and modernization. It shows how Iran was on the way of becoming equal to European countries. It shows it with no need of profane language. Profane language that you commonly use in your communication with others is a reflection of "trashy society". However, Red's idea is not that far from Trash Can.
The above video shows Iran's rapid progress in 70's. It shows the great step toward "Grand gate of civilization" as our shahanshah stated frequently.
I am sorry that you can't see that,, but hey that is not only for you to judge.There are thousand and thousand Iranians on this site with rational mind and "good social judgement" and good moral that are able to see it. They will able to judge about Iran progress prior revolution. It also shows how alliance of Reactionary Red and Black destroyed our beautiful country. Shame on them. No need for me to explain more.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Here's a short list of what stupid little kings in Iran have "achieved:"
- Creating such internal chaos & confusion that a Macedonian invader could invade & wipe out our entire nation.
- Being so corrupt, greedy & dysfunctional that another set of invaders, this time Arab Muslims, could invade & again wipe out our entire national structures.
- Your "sophisticated" king was the one repeatedly writing about how a "holy ghost" had saved his life. Even uneducated peasants are not as superstitious as that.
- Your "classy" monarchy was the same system that destroyed Bahai temples, while giving a free hand to building thousands of mosques, Hossanieh, Mahdieh,....
- This the same "glamorous" system attracting millions of uprooted farmers to big cities of Iran, ending up creating tens & hundreds of slums & shanty towns around every major city in Iran.
After 35 years monarchists still don't have the vaguest clue what happened.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

ALL READERS OF THIS BLOG PLEASE PAY ATTENTION.
The above comment is a big insult to our history and our ancestors. The writer is trying to trash our 5000 years of civilization. Only enemy of Iran is make such a rude and provocative comment. Any rational, unbiased person can see in the above video we had a good life till the enemies of Iran put us in this misery for 35 years.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Your continued obtuse cult of personality promoting Nazi sympathizers like Adolph Reza khan, or his murdering son, is the biggest insult to intelligence and taste of all.
You have no answer why clown kings in Iran, by their sheer corruption and greed have always provided best opportunities for foreign invader; Macedonians, Arabs,...to destroy and plunder our land.
Monarchy in Iran from 1953 to 1979, by its reliance on conservative Shia clergy, destruction of Iranian Civil Society, SAVAK's cooperation with Hojatieh,... was the incubator of Islamic Republic of Hell.
What part of this is so hard to comprehend?

Shirzadegan

Siavash

You have a weird idea about Iran's history. Seems you have been brainwashed by ruling mullahs since you're repeating Mullah's agenda here about Reza shah the Great. Here is the historical fact which has been documented:

"For many decades, Iran and the German Empire had cultivated ties, partly as a counter to the imperial ambitions of Britain and the Russian Empire (and later, the Soviet Union). Trading with Germany appealed to Iran because the Germans did not have a history of imperialism in the region, unlike the British and Russians.[2][4] When the Nazis took over Germany in 1933, trade was not seriously affected.
While Nazi propaganda sometimes tried to play up the similarities between the two Aryan nations, in reality Iran cared little for the Nazis' policies, including anti-Semitism. An example of this was when Iran's embassies in occupied European capitals rescued over 1,500 Jews and secretly granted them Iranian citizenship, allowing them to move to Iran and thus be saved from almost certain death in the Holocaust.[2]

Nevertheless, British propaganda began to accuse Iran of supporting Nazism and being pro-German.[2]

Although Rezā Shāh declared neutrality at an early stage of World War II, Iran assumed greater strategic importance to the British government, which feared that the Abadan Oil Refinery, owned by the UK-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, might fall into German hands; "

Rezā Shāh appealed to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt on the basis of the Atlantic Charter:

"…on the basis of the declarations which Your Excellency has made several times regarding the necessity of defending principles of international justice and the right of peoples to liberty. I beg Your Excellency to take efficacious and urgent humanitarian steps to put an end to these acts of aggression. This incident brings into war a neutral and pacific country which has had no other care than the safeguarding of tranquillity and the reform of the country." — a letter of 25 August
However, this plea failed to prompt a response from the US President to prevent the invasion of Iran, as Roosevelt's response shows:

"Viewing the question in its entirety involves not only the vital questions to which Your Imperial Majesty refers, but other basic considerations arising from Hitler's ambition of world conquest. It is certain that movements of conquest by Germany will continue and will extend beyond Europe to Asia, Africa, and even to the Americas, unless they are stopped by military force. It is equally certain that those countries which desire to maintain their independence must engage in a great common effort if they are not to be engulfed one by one as has already happened to a large number of countries in Europe. In recognition of these truths, the Government and people of the United States of America, as is well known, are not only building up the defenses of this country with all possible speed, but they have also entered upon a very extensive program of material assistance to those countries which are actively engaged in resisting German ambition for world domination."
Roosevelt also reassured the Shah by noting "the statements to the Iranian Government by the British and Soviet Governments that they have no designs on the independence or territorial integrity of Iran". However, in 1945, the Soviets would be responsible for backing two breakaway territories in the north.

Source:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Soviet_invasion_of_Iran

So there was no Nazi sympathizers. Reza Khan saved the lives of 1500 Jews from holocaust. I know your strong bias thinking does' allow you to see it. I am really sorry...
Iran was neutral and Reza Khan was in process of "Reform the country". it was act of aggression against Iran. Brits and Soviet wanted to stop Hitler from having access to oil field in Khozestan. Hitler was playing card of "Aryan nation" to have access to oil field. Got it ?
That would have been disaster for the mankind all over the world if Hitler won the war.
Now, what part of this is so hared to comprehend. Please let me know I explain further.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Cult of Personality is getting coupled with distortion and manipulation of Iranian history in here.
1) If you had ever gone to the main railroad terminal in Tehran, Rahe Ahan, you could've still seen the faded marks of a large swastika sign on the ceiling of that building. Iranians had that fascist logo put on that ceiling thanks to Adolph Reza khan. Permitting public buildings in Iran to be polluted by fascist symbols and icons is Nazi sympathizing.

2) Here's a short piece on why no one took Adolph Reza khan's claims of "neutrality" serious, and Iran was invaded:
پيش از رسيدن شعله های آتش جنگ جهانی دوم به ايران، بر شمار کارشناسان آلمانی در ايران روز به روز افزوده می شود.

بسياری از ايرانيان، آلمان را فرشته نجاتی می دانند که برای رهايی آنان از چنگال خرس بزرگ (روسيه تزاری) و اکنون اتحاد جمهوری های شوروی سوسياليستی، و انگليس ابليس (بريتانيای کبير)، فرستاده شده است.

هيتلر در دامن زدن به آتش آلماندوستی ايرانيان، بی کار نمی نشيند. برای نخستين بار، بخش فارسی راديو آلمان براه می افتد.

بسياری از ايرانيان، با اشتياق پای راديوها جمع می شوند، سراپا گوش به گفته های آتشين «بهرام شاهرخ» گوينده ايرانی ِ زرتشتی ِ بخش فارسی راديو برلين.

در برنامه های تبليغاتی اين راديوی فارسی زبان، ايرانيان و آلمانی ها، برادران و خواهران تنی ِ نژاده يی هستند که دست ستمگران آنان را از يک ديگر جدا کرده است. بگفته اين راديو، اکنون، زمان آن رسيده است که اين خواهران و برادران تنی برای بخشيدن سيمايی نوين به "جهان آلوده به يهوديان"، دست به دست هم دهند.

همزمان ، ماموران مخفی و جاسوسان آلمانی در ايران به تکاپو می افتند. با سران قبايل و عشاير تماس می گيرند. از نقاط حساس ايران عکاسی و نقشه برداری می کنند. زمينه را برای منفجر کردن ذخائر نفتی ايران، در روز ضرورت، آماده می سازند.
نيروهای متفقين که زير ضربات کوبنده متحدين، برهبری آلمان نازی پرپر می زنند، از رضا شاه پی در پی می خواهند که آلمانی ها را از ايران براند.
درخواستی که ناشنيده گرفته می شود، بر پايه اين استدلال که ايران در اين جنگ رسما، اعلان «بيطرفی» داده است، و بيرون راندن آلمانی ها، مغاير اين «بيطرفی» خواهد بود.
http://www.radiofarda.com/content/o2_iran_us_relations/2267245.html

3) You claim of Adolph Reza khan "saving" Polish jews from Nazi Holocaust is another total distortion of history. First of all they were Polish prisoners of Russian, and only some might have been Jews, but definitely not all of them. Second: If they were prisoners of Russians how were they in danger of becoming victim of Nazi's holocaust? Third: they got to Iran by the end of 1942, two years after Adolph Reza khan was removed from power & sent to South Africa. Was he directing this operation with remote control from South Africa?
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=1b3_1364043359

Last but not least what kind of an army exactly did Adolph Reza khan build that the whole armed forces collapsed without firing a single shot and the entire country was occupied by foreign forces?

Bavafa

Bavafa   'Hambastegi' is the main key to victory  Mehrdad

Is that the same Iran I grew up in?

Funny, I don't remember much of his of course I grew up in Shahrestan where many of the Tehroni would say

پیف پیف دهاتی

Mehrdad

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

As a reminder to "our" forgetful monarchists let's remind them it was those very civil servants and industrial workers that went on strike to overthrow monarchy. Iranian revolution of 1979 was actually one of the most most modern revolutions of its time, with the highest rates of both political street demonstrations and shop floor industrial actions, compared to any other revolution before it; from the French revolution all the way up to Mexican, Russian and Chinese revolutions.

What sealed the fate of monarchy more than any agitation by any one sector was shah's obtuse two minutes appearance on national television telling everyone that he had heard the "voice" of the people. Was he deaf for the previous 35 years?

Per IR's "continuing" literacy program, is that why now we have (according to IR's own statistics) more than 9,000,000 illiterates in Iran?

Below are two articles by Mr. Mohammad Ghaed on the content and composition of protestors in 1979:

http://www.mghaed.com/ay/demonstration.pdf

http://www.mghaed.com/ay/kargaran.pdf

Shirzadegan

Siavash

" Iranian revolution of 1979 was actually one of the most most modern revolutions of its time,"
Hoshang Tarehgo

That is commonly called "Delusion". Delusion means "False Perception".
All sociologists agreed about the concept of "Populism" in Iran's revolution. They all agreed the revolution didn't have neatness and sophistication of modern society such as Russian or French revolution. One of the reason was the the hegemony of revolution was in the hand of uneducated mullah who didn't even know Beethoven.
When Oriana Fallaci asked Khomeini about his idea of Beethoven. the sheikh puzzled and asked who the Beethoven was ? Oriana Fallanci said: "he composed revolutionary songs". Khomeini responded ..."o...oh if it is revolutionary , it is okay." That is "populism". It doesn't have sophistication of modern society. When people saw the image of sheikh in the moon, that was "populism". it didn't have sophistication of modern society. When Omat Hezbollahs set a fire in Cinema Rex burring over 500 innocent women/children and families in order to reach to the power, that was "Populism". It didn't have sophistication of modern society.

Mohammad Ghaed has a nice paragraph about the modernization was done by Pahlavi dynasty. He is saying: "During shah days, people were comparing Iran with European countries. Then, they were saying "Iran has not progressed as much as Europe, because we are not quite like them. Nowadays, the people compare Iran with Afghanistan, Pakistan and other third world countries and then they say: "Iran is Not that bad".... lol. That was written by Ghaed, not me. He confessed to the progress Iran made by Pahlavi.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

If you've started to read Ghaed at least try to read all of his texts & not just the parts that please you.
Ghaed also mentions that shah had this ambition to create a modern society, without the vaguest notion how a modern free, democratic society is incompatible with absolutism, single- party state & dictatorship.
Hopefully you know what absolutism means & how your puny clown king embodied it.
Furthermore when you're finished reading Ghaed you'll discover that he points out there were actually two revolutions against shah. Meaning that until monarchy was overthrown & even up to March of 1979 the fate of that movement was still contested.
No one denies progress during monarchy. What is pointed out is that all those developments were mal-developments that didn't result in establishing a proper bourgeois class or proper capitalist relations of production in Iran. Once you comprehend the difference between absolutism & bourgeoisie, or the difference between state imposed economic growth & capitalist market initiated growth, you might understand Ghaed's points.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Unlike you, I read and listen to people very carefully to see where they are coming from and what is their opinions, so I can respond accordingly.
Again, The above comment shows that you didn't even bother to read my comment I wrote many times regarding "Dictatorship".
Long time ago, I explained in detail the criteria which is prerequisite for democracy. I explained about socio-formation of Iran many times. I found out you didn't even read what I said.
Anyway, I think I read Ghaed more in detail than you did because his language is NOT as bad as you think, otherwise, with those bias that you have in mind, you won't even bring it up his write ups.
He gives credit to our shahanshah. Yes, our shahanshah had ambition for Iran to reach Iran to the ultimate level of progress, as you said in the above comment. Did you appreciate that ? NO.
How about those idiot students in confederation ? Did they appreciate that ? No, they didn't. So something must be wrong.
Funny part is the you keep talking about democracy and you never respect other people's opinion. I do remember those "nasty words" you wrote me because I was thinking differently. I never forget those words.
Anyway, I only gives credit to Ghaed as far as he was saying that during shah days people were comparing Iran to Europe . That is true. They were saying Iran is NOT good enough in compare to Europe, Nowadays, they're compare Iran with third world countries and they say, NOT bad. Ghaed realizes that Iran went down and you don't.
Once again, NO one claim everything was perfect during shah days. Even our shahanshah came on T.V and explained that there were some mistakes. Okay, So what?
Is that mean people like you following mullahs? Of course NOT. Our shahanshah appearance intended to work together and make a better Iran. Yes, let's work with our padeshah and fix the mistakes.
Now, I am saying It is not too late. Let's work with crown Reza Pahlavi and make a better Iran. What is wrong with that?
Only thing could be wrong with that is your bias thinking against Pahlavi, but the good news is: not all Iranians are that much irrational.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

What part of monarchists living on Fantasy Island is so difficult for you to comprehend?
What do you think the term "Legitimacy crisis of the state" means?
How do you think it applied to monarchy in Iran?

Shirzadegan

Siavash

This video shows you that you were living in Island with no connection with reality of our society. Khomeini never said that people did revolution for shanty house. It was for koran and Islam. Here to watch:



Like I said before, you're way off track. Iran's revolution targeted destruction of modernization and prosperity of our country, NOT removal of poverty. You got it all wrong. Currently, poverty line is worse than any other time in history of Iran.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Anglo khan for all your tape recording repetitions, after 35 years you still don't have a clue as how monarchy was overthrown in Iran.
The riot by slum dwellers living outside Tehran's city zone (thus forcing Tehran's city hall to send it the bulldozers to destroy their shanty town) was in 1976, way before even anyone had heard of Khomeini. But you don't need to know that , all you need to do is to repeat yourself like a tape recorder!
Such is the price of living on Fantasy Island.

Shirzadegan

Siavash


"The riot by slum dwellers living outside Tehran's city zone (thus forcing Tehran's city hall to send it the bulldozers to destroy their shanty town) was in 1976, way before even anyone had heard of Khomeini"
Hoshang taregol

The above comment is a proof that you're way off the track. The riot have always been in Iran. From Tobacco movement all the way to revolution in 1979. Those riots had nothing to do with revolution of 1979.
As you said one of them was in 1976. So what ? That shows you are Unfamiliar to what happened to trigger the revolution.
What you have in your fantasy world is the bridge of what Marxist Leninist was saying to the reality of our society. Unfortunately, it won't fly.
Below link will educate you about the start of revolution. It educate you about how revolution started.
Again, it had nothing to do with those slum dwellers living outside Tehran. Here is what happened:



On 6 January 1978 a slanderous article appeared in Ettela'at suggesting Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was a homosexual and a serving British agent.[1] The next day, clerics in Qom protested and the police demanded they disperse.[1] When they refused, police opened fire and at least twenty people were killed. Iranian media displayed outraged mounting tensions leading up to the 1979 Iranian Revolution.[1

Source:


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ettelaat

Dariush Homayon frequently mentioned about that article in radio or t.v talk show.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

What gave impetus to the anti-monarchist movement of 1977-78, which eventually turned into an anti-monarchy revolution of 1979 was an amalgamation of different protests from various different quarters in Iranian society, not one single event. What they all had in common was that they were all fed up with shah's single party dictatorship, SAVAK, the heavy handed approach of Inspectors from Chamber of Commerce (Otagh Asnaf), lack of democratic rights, run away inflation,...
The destruction of shanty towns around Tehran by City Hall and ensuing protests and riots by slum dwellers, were the opening guns of what turned out to be the 79' revolution.
Even after 35 years monarchists still cannot fathom what hit them, yet another indication they're still living on Fantasy Island. So be it!

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Of course, there were some mistakes as our shahanshah stated in his T.V appearance. He said : let's fix it. Now, keep bring up those mistakes doesn't solve any problems.
I am saying it is not too late. With help of crown Reza Pahlavi, we will fix those mistakes and make a better country. Let's all together gather under one flag of shir o khorsheed and restore the monarchy.
Payandeh IRAN

ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

Siavash joon, I wish the prince was more like his grandfather, Reza shah....I believe he would already be in power if he had Reza shah e Bozorg's sense of resolve and fearlessness in uniting Iranians and lightning the flame we've been waiting all of these years for.

The prince, with all due respect, is trying too hard to be ''politically correct'', in the eyes of the west.

Iranians, right or wrong, respect power and steadfastness. They want someone to speak and behave like a giant against mullah tyranny.

Reza Pahlavi IS capable of doing this. He has about 25-30% of the population in Iran that openly support him and another 20%, I believe, support him but cannot do so openly for fear of the Ahriman Republic.

This makes him, easily, the most popular Iranian political figure today.

He has the education, manners and respect (which is very important among Iranians), and nationalist views we value.

He is not some kind of bitarbiyat playboy on the pages of the tabloids like so many royals, from different countries we see today.

He is over qualified in my opinion....but he needs to be more like Reza shah.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Of course, we are living in different era than Reza Shah e bozog. Our society and our people have been changed since that time. Crown Reza Pahlavi is speaker of "national council of Iran". We all can gather under 1 flag to fight with these monsters who occupied government of Iran. Crown Reza Pahlavi truly represents the interest of Iranian people among international community.
Historically, Red and black reactionary have despised Iranians. The feeling is mutual. Iranian people also despise Red and black reactionary in return. Iranians knew those people back stab them and put their country in a mess for 35 years. They understand.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Adolph Reza khan was nothing but a Nazi sympathizer, who had a hard time trying to stay loyal to his original masters that put him into power. Not to mention he turned out to be the biggest thief in Iran, for someone who started with no possession other than his clothing & horse, ending up as the biggest landowner in Iran. Too bad he couldn't take any of that with himself to South Africa!
Irony is how the exact same thing happened to his son; with shah accumulating all these mansions & houses in Europe, but not a single European country allowing him to even enter.
Paradox, to put it mildly, is how monarchists are urging the latest so called pahlavi to be more like his predecessors!

Shirzadegan

Siavash

The above comment is vivid example of what I was saying all long about user name @Hoshang Tareggol. His vicious and strong bias against Pahlavi dynasty. Like I said before, his bias against Pahlavi dynasty requires to be addressed in therapeutic settings. The issue is psychological, NOT political.

Why I am saying that? Let's talk about it. why I said the issue is psychological, NOT political ? Hope he reads my comment because he also has a habit of not reading people's comment and has zero tolerance for opposed idea. The write must realize that my suggestion is meant to help him, not hurting him. I hope he use it in his own benefit rather than close his eyes and ears to someone who is trying to help him to get over his biases.

Here is the reason:

PEASE ALL READERS OF THIS BLOG PAY ATTENTION ABOUT REZA SHAH THE GREAT, AND HIS ACHIEVEMENT. ANY RATIONAL, UNBIAS PERSON CAN SEE IT.

روزي كه رفت تنها مشتي خاك از ايران آباد را با خود برد بخشي از خدمات او در ١٦ سال حكومتش(جمع دو دوره خاتمي وا ن ) : دستور به سر گذاشتن کلاه پهلوی به جای دستار و عمامه به همه‌ی مردم در سال ۱۳۰۳ خورشیدی (در پست نخست وزیری) متحدالشکل کردن لباس مردان (جایگزینی کلاه پهلوی با کلاه شاپو) و اجباری کردن کت و شلوار و کفش مردانه به جای لباسهای سنتی کشف حجاب (تغییر لباس زنان از پیچه و روبند به لباس و کلاه فرنگی و باز کردن صورت) ایجاد دادگستری تهیه و تصویب نخستین قانون مدنی ایران بنیانگذاری ثبت اسناد بنیانگذاری ثبت احوال و اجباری کردن برگزیدن نام خانوادگی و صدور شناسنامه لغو کاپیتولاسیون اسکان عشایر براندازی خانسالاری (ملوک الطوایفی) یکی کردن نیروهای نظامی و تشکیل ارتش ایران بنیانگذاری بانک سپه (نخستین بانک ایرانی) بنیانگذاری بانک ملی ایران بنیانگذاری بانک فلاحتی- بانک کشاورزی بنیانگذاری بیمه ایران ساخت راه‌آهن سراسری ایران (از خلیج فارس تا دریای خزر) جاده‌سازی، پلسازی و تونل سازی در کشور (به ویژه جاده های تهران به شمال) گسترش صنایع بنیانگذاری رادیو ایران (نخستین ایستگاه رادیویی ایرانی) بنیانگذاری خبرگزاری پارس(نخستین خبرگزاری ایرانی) بنیانگذاری دانشگاه تهران (نخستین دانشگاه ایرانی در ایران) بنیانگذاری فرهنگستان ایران (برای تقویت زبان و ادب فارسی) تغییر تقویم رسمی ایران از تقویم هجری قمری به تقویم خورشیدی جلالی (تغییر ماههای حیوانی به ماههای اوستایی) تغییر نام رسمی کشور در مجامع بین‌المللی از پارس به ایران در سال ۱۳۱۴. اعزام اولین دسته از دانشجویان ایرانی برای آموختن فنون جدید به اروپا تأسیس بانک رهنی برای گسترش خانه سازی در کشور تدوین تعرفه گمرکی و واریز در آمدهای آن به حساب دولت برچیدن حکومت دست نشانده شیخ خزعل در خوزستان و بازگرداندن این خطه به دامن میهن بنیانگزاری نیروی دریائی بنیانگزاری نیروی هوائی راه اندازی کارخانه هواپیما سازی ایران ، شهباز تشکیل موزه ی خزانه جواهرات ایران و پشتبانه اسکناس الغای امتیاز نشر اسکناس توسط بانکهای خارجی و اختصاص آن به بانک ملی برچیدن بلدیه ی شهری قاجاریه و تاسیس شهرداری تشکیل اولین فدراسیون ورزشی المپیک ایران و فدراسیون فوتبال ایران تاسیس مدارس دخترانه و دانشسرای عالی بانوان تاسیس دانش سراها و موسسات آموزشی تاسیس ژاندارمری و شهربانی کل کشور تاسیس سازمان زنان کشور تاسیس سازمان غلات و محصولات کشاورزی تاسيس اداره باستانشناسي و بيرون آوردن بخش عمده پرسپوليس و پاسارگاد از زير خاك تاسيس موزه ملي ايران پايه گذاري صنعت فولاد ايجاد صنايع دخانيات داخلي كارخانجات قند و شكر كارخانه جات سيمان نامش را امضا ميكرد "رضا"

NOW THESE ARE SMALL PORTION OF WHAT REZA SHAH THE GREAT DID FOR IRAN.
Do you see any of these accomplishment in the above comment ?
Of course, NOT.
Why ? these are historical fact. why it has been said in the above comment ?
Public should informed about historical fact, so why this individual fabricate our history ? The above is what Reza Shah the Great did for our country.
Please readers of this blog, ask yourself what this individual did for our country?
Please allow me to answer that question.

ANSWER:
THIS GUY AND PEOPLE LIKE HIM PROVOKED NAIVE IRANIANS AGAINST OUR SHAHANSHAH AND PUT OUR NATION IN POVERTY FOR 35 YEARS.


ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

Its ok Siavash, Iranians know it was the lies of the Marxist groups that helped bring that akhoond to power.

What astonishes me though, is that these guys were largely made up those western educated students who suddenly returned from American universities as ''anti-western revolutionaries''.

They have no sense of nationalism or patriotism.

Yet they insist on ''educating'' the most patriotic Iranians, the monarchists, about history.

These are the same people who refer to kurosh e bozorg as ''a thug''.

They have no shame in hating Iran's long history or the tens of millions of Iranians who don't fall for the anti-shah lies.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Yes, they despise Iran's history, Iranian people, specially Iranian culture. The feeling is mutual. Iranians hate them too. Alliance of RED and Black reactionary put our nation in this mess.

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

Iranians also know what Cult of Personality means & how much of a Nazi sympathizer Adolph Reza khan was.
Koroush's biggest contribution to Iranian politics & culture was his apprehension of lies & dishonesty. For Koroush plagues & lies were in the same category. The so called pahlavis were nothing but lies, dishonesty & more lies; start with how they stole their last name; how Adolph Reza khan was infamous for his insatiable greed for other peoples lands,...all the way up how according to Mr. Alaam (shah's own minister of royal court) shah had turned the "royal court" into the biggest brothel of the land.

ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

Z, you have an irrational personal hatred for our padeshah.

Now I believe the health care is universal in Britain. So whats the excuse for not seeking some kind of psychological treatment for this disorder among our pseudo-marxist /shah hating friends?

Again, I must inform you that we do not disagree on certain points regarding the shortcomings of the shah. Such as the couple thousand political prisoners, unfortunately murdered by SAVAK. The endless support and immunity given to the clergy, who the shah believed would always back him....and his refusal to allow more political participation.

Apart from those points. Everything else the pseudo-marxists say is pure lies and propaganda.

You know as well as I do that Reza shah achieved more in 20 years than the pathetic Qajars did in 200 years. He will always be remembered as the father of modern Iran.

The other open misrepresentation of facts shah haters repeat is ''Reza shah ''stole'' lands.''

Reza shah confiscated parts of the properties of a few dozen families, who owned most of Iran's land, for use in infrastructure development and other development projects. Then the aristocrats (who were still rich) started to cry that ''Reza shah just wanted to steal our land''.

Later, his son distributed all of that land, including his own, to the peasants. This is something the pseudo-marxists should appreciate about the shah.

But again, irrational hatred for Iran's history and it's kings does not allow these people to think straight....for for this disorder some recommend medication and some combination of cognitive therapy.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

Again, the above article feed your bias against Pahlavi dynasty.It doesn't help you.
I suggest you read Bijan Jazani book "Tareekh 30 saaleh" 30 years history very carefully. Jazani had Unbiased thinking in his write ups. Please try to learn from him. He gather data from Lebanon in those days. He conceptualized that the future movement of Iran would have a religion color. He predicted long before revolution happened. He was Unbiased. Why ? because he didn't believe in Islam or religion movement,but he gave credit to upcoming Islamic movement and view it as a potential political alternative after collapse of Monarchy.
Now, are you able to say that after collapse of Islamic republic the alternative would be potential Padeshahi or monarchy system ? Of course NOT because your view has been commingled with strong bias that you can not think clearly. You are not able to judge the history a way it is.
Hope the metaphor I used help you to attend the therapy to get rid off your biases.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi

Monarchy or theocracy or republican or democracy, in the end if there are no systems for accountability and no recourse to justice, it is going to fail the people.

Personality is what makes a leader distinctive, not ideology. Outside of routine administration, it is in those moments of crises that the value of personality exposes itself. Obama is weak yet charming. Ineffective in crises. Putin is determined and courageous as well as strategic. Palin and Bush are plain stupid while Cheyney and Rumsfeld and NetanyaWho are snakes on acid. Who among this list can claim to have had some real success?

The Pahlavis have too much baggage, and next in line is just not in the required category. Why not go for a new dynasty? This would fit Iranian history better. When was an ousted dynasty rehabilitated successfully before?

P.Galenous

P_J. An Iranian!

Could NOT agree with you more! Not only they have too much baggage, but look how this father, Adolph Reza, and son, the treasonous M R Pahlavi, had come to power...Not by popular demand and uprising but by foreign organized coup!

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi

and they are hoping for the same thing again now! hard to understand...

HoshangTarehgol5

Hoshang Tarehgol An injury to one is an injury to all.

An unstable, weak and undemocratic society depends on charismatic and "strong" personality, while a stable, strong and democratic society is based on its established institutions and how the governments and citizens rights and responsibilities have been established and institutionalized.

Iran has had its fare share of charismatic and "strong" leaders. It's time to once and for all snap out of our traditional "Cult of Personality" culture and start the difficult task of institutionalizing a democratic, participatory political culture in our land. We are all leaders.

Early 21 century is no time for a tired rehashing of bankrupt, undemocratic old ideas and dogmas. A proliferation of democratic institutions and ideas is what is needed.

ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

Niloufar, An ousted dynasty was brought back in your own England and Spain after Franco.

Again, focusing our attention on foreign governments' treatment of their own citizens is a strategy used by all governments to distract from problems at home.

If you want reform, as you have said numerous times, why would you label the millions of 2009 ''reformist'' protesters as ''agents of the west'' and ''a few sore losers from the middle and upper-classes?

Like it or not Reza Pahlavi is the legitimate heir to the Takhte Kavuus.

The only ''bagagge'' the Pahlavis have is being the modernizers of Iran and champions of it's 2,500 year history.

Reza Pahlavi has more support than any other Iranian political figure today. Even if it is only 30-50% of the population in Iran that openly support him and call pre-revolutionary Iran as ''the golden age''.

In an open and free referendum in a liberated Iran, Reza Pahlavi would easily defeat any other single candidate.

Note that his popularity is DESPITE the mullahs 35 years of anti-shah propaganda, as well as in the west, where they absolutely fear an independent, nationalist leader in an oil rich country such as Iran.

The west prefers a broken Iran run by religious extremists. Then they can make a killing from: arms sales, shipping insurance, oil profits for the oil companies, and an Iran with a huge ''brain drain'' where 200,000 of the most brilliant young Iranians escape the clutches of the mullahs every year, and much more.

That's why the west brought that akhoond to power in the first place. It worked out perfectly for the heads of western oil and defense corporations and owners of private central banks.

If Iran had continued it's economic trajectory under the shah, we would have made Japan look like a third world country by the 1990's. This is common knowledge in Iran.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi

"Niloufar, An ousted dynasty was brought back in your own England and Spain after Franco.

Again, focusing our attention on foreign governments' treatment of their own c itizens is a strategy used by all governments to distract from problems at home."

Remembering that we were discussing Iran, I don't know whether you can see how your second paragraph destroys the first para. But it's funny :)

ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

Niloufar, I was answering your question, ''where has an ousted monarchy successfully been restored before?''

But I'm happy to have made you laugh. Akhoond adoration must be a tedious job....with the small bit of change it pays. lol

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi

Arvand,

You can have him for all I care. I was just questioning your chances with someone who was rumoured to be involved with drugs trade to fund operations. A bit like the CIA host.

I have seen him in person. Was a forgettable moment.

But if the people of Iran want him, then so be it. I don't get why they would, and you can put it down to my 'paid-agentness' if you must, but the man has no personality or charisma. That's all I'm saying. And the institution is not tied to the Pahlavis. But this is all close to your heart and I mean no harm. Just discussing.

ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

Niloo, I see anti-shah propaganda has done wonders on the akhoond parastan.

Just remember what is stamped behind every mullahs beard. ''Made in Britain''.

You know that old joke. Since you're in the laughing mood.

NiloufarParsi

Niloufar Parsi

Arvand, I will share with you a little secret of mine: One of the prince's closest supporters who was an ambitious and tireless campaigner was for some years dating a cousin of mine. They are not together now, but they are good friends still. I can tell you that the drugs trade 'allegation' is true, at least according to my cousin.

ArvandRud

Arvand Rud Arvand Rud is the proper name of the "Shatt al Arab". Let's just say I would never sell out Iran to the mullahs or the communists.

Are you sure you aren't referring to Sepah's smuggling of heroin and opium into Iran from Afghanistan?

For your comment on his somehow being involved in the drug trade; We both know how Iranians gossip. We are famous for this. I'm not saying you're lying but it doesn't make any sense to me.

Reza Pahlavi has tens of millions of dollars, including various investments. He doesn't need to sell dope to make ends meet.

He has also been raised in very strict environment, specifically trained to be the ruler of Iran. Just going by his past record. He never engages in any of the ''tabloid'' making behavior the British royal family, for example, is famous for. No prostitutes. No drug addiction ( unlike his poor brother and sister). No violent behavior or rudeness. ( not like me. Rud is my middle name...or last name. lol)

I just don't see the usual environmental or situational factors one would expect surrounding a person who would engage in this type of behavior.

Sepah on the other hand? Now that would be an incredible article. '' The Role of Sepah in Iran's Illicit Drugs Trade- And other Black Market Activities''. Thats one article I'd like to see you write.

Repeat after me; ''Down with the mullah mafia!'' ( just to see if your loyalties lie with the people or that akhoond) lol.