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Afraid of Reza Pahlavi

 

His detractors describe Reza Pahlavi as a “nobody” who has “no chance” and is “despised” by Iranians.

Today China’s CCTV aired an interview with Reza Pahlavi. It triggered an immediate reaction from the Islamist regime’s embassy in Peking which filed a formal complaint with China’s Foreign Ministry.

Question:

If he is nobody, with no chance and despised by Iranian people, why so many are so afraid of Reza Pahlavi?

 

The audio file here

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G.Rahmanian

G. Rahmanian

Mr./Ms. ghourbagheh,

You made it easy for yourself and others who think each time Reza Pahlavi talks he should mention his father. Why do you think there was a revolution? We are not dealing with the Shah, anymore. We're dealing with the most brutal forces in the recent history of our country. So, instead of reviewing Iran's history of the past, let's stay focused on the present and the issues at hand. The past has already taken care of itself.

G.Rahmanian

G. Rahmanian

Mr./Ms. ghourbagheh,

You wrote,

"Ordinary Iranians have a hard time putting bread on the table. A potential leader would jump aggressively at every chance to denounce the sanctions. People are suffering, and the sanctions haven't done a thing to the regime."

Since you seem to care about ordinary Iranians, do you think for starters you could condemn the mass-murdering regime of the Islamists in Tehran?

Can you also condemn Khomeini's false promises before the Islamists took control of our country?

Do you think, by any chance, you could tell the readers of this open forum how the mullahs who used to receive handouts for their subsistence got so rich so fast?

As a caring Iranian, can you please tell us what is happening to the billions of dollars that are being embezzled by the mullahs and Ahmadinejad's gang?

Can you also kindly tell us what the source of the Rafsanjanis' affluence is?

Do you think you could inform us why the top echelon of the Revolutionary Guard Corp gets all the major contracts?

Some years ago, president Ahmadinejad promised poor people not to buy homes because he would build homes for them. He even collected hard-earned cash from the poor folks who believed him. How many homes has he built for the poor?

There's a lobby called NIAC which you may have heard of, and, as you may know, is very well-connected to some powerful circles in Washington. Why do you think NIAC has not been able to stop the sanctions?

It's not often that I follow Reza Pahlavi, but from what I remember he HAS advocated sanctions which only hurt the regime and not the ordinary people.

You see, with these mullahs in power there's so little anyone can do on his own. So, please come out of the shadow of this funny alias you have adopted and let's join hands and bring down the regime of the murderous mullahs so we can build a great country for everyone.

Thanks for reading my comment. I have many more questions, but the above shall suffice for the time being.

ghourbagheh

ghourbagheh

I have always condemned the IRI. It's easy to beat up on IRI and the mullah's. Trying to prove that IRI is and has been a terrible theocracy is like trying to prove that Nazis were racist! No need for any special effort. Almost all people here pretty much agree on two things. One, IRI is terrible. Two, IRI must be removed. The problem is that Reza Pahlavi and the cult of personality that keeps supporting him here ONLY want to talk about how bad IRI is and, either directly or indirectly compare the monarchy to the IRI. That comparison is pretty cheap. IRI and mullahs are a pathetically low bar!

Shirzadegan

Siavash

"Almost all people here pretty much agree on two things. One, IRI is terrible. Two, IRI must be removed." ghourbagheh


Not really. NOT all people here agree on IRI is terrible and not everybody thinks IRI should be removed. There are so many "Agha zadeh" on this site who don't want IRI to be removed.
Some of the "Reds" constantly talking negatively about Pahlavi, but never wrote any blog against IRI.
Some constantly talk highly of Mosaddeq, but they never wrote anything about Jebheh Meli who was leading political party along with criminal mullahs in 1979.
. Some people constantly talk about S.A.V.A.K and restakheez party, but they never say even one word about parties under ruling mullahs. They never talk about S.A.V.A.M.A.. They never mentioned how our people are getting tortured,raped and killed by criminal mullahs.
Some people keep critizising Pahlavi, but never say how to topple criminal mullahs. They are against war, sanction and anything leading to remove mullahs from power,but they never come up with any strategy to suggest how to remove mullahs. They're just critical of any movement against IRI. They never say anything about how ministry of information under mullahs are operating. They constatntly write against Israel by taking side with Arabs, but they never mention anything about massacre of our people by Arabs in 80's. Just review their blogs and you will find not everybody think the way you described. That is the reason IRI still on power and continues to be on power till we have these kind of people. .

Samanro

Saman Just Iran and politics.

I'll tell you what the shah should have done. Created a basij like organization to beat the living crap out of the islamists and liberal leftists. I'm not talking about the savak either.

Any member who needs to be paid to be part of a movement or political organization can't and shouldn't be depended on.

What I am talking about are nationalists who are ideologically motivated, not by cash or materials, but by a goal.

ghourbagheh

ghourbagheh

Well, as long as supporters of the "Shah" aspire to something as low as the Basij, then all Iranians can clearly see what awaits them should they err and opt for the Shah's son.

You have to do better than that. This sort of talk is stale and no longer effective. The IRI (and all its aspects) is a pretty low standard to use as a comparison. And of course, the SAVAK wasn't a shining achievement of the Pahlavi era either!

Samanro

Saman Just Iran and politics.

eh, basijis are needed. They just need to change their ideology.

ghourbagheh

ghourbagheh

The telling moment of the interview is when he says "should have, would have, could have" in response to what he would advise his father. He says he doesn't look back unless to analyze. Well, that was the point of the question. Analyze! What would you have your father do differently!? Should'ha would'ha could'ha is certainly not convincing anyone that you are going to be a leader, except perhaps the Pahlavi fossils in LA and London. Plus, if Reza Pahlavi is so ready to analyze the current regime, wouldn't be a bit more honest to apply some of that analysis to the old regime of his father? As we say in Persian, "yek suzan be khodet bezan, yek javalduz be mardom"! If Mr. Pahlavi is such a great leader, he would start with an honest look back at his own family. To this day, the man has never admitted that his father's policies were at the very least one of the key factors that led to the revolution. Perhaps his advice to his father would be to crank up the SAVAK and act more like the Arab dictatorships!?

He also sings the praise of the founding fathers of US and the democratic principles of Western world. Surely he knows that the wisdom of the founding fathers' of American independence included slavery and mass genocide of the indigenous population. Is that what he has in mind for the future of Iran? Washington and most of the other framers of the American constitution were slave owners who believed strongly in extermination (their words) of the Native Americans. Is that wisdom? Can't Iranians after all that we have been through, do better? After a US/UK backed coup, a bloody revolution, a terrible war, and above all a despotic, fundamentalist murderous theocracy, the best we could hope for is the wisdom of a bunch of slave owners who continued one of the most terrible genocides in human history?

He speaks of US democracy. What democracy? If IRI has the Guardians Council, the US has the mainstream US media, and the Presidential Debate Commission, ran by the heads of Democratic and Republican parties. All other voices and candidates are shut out. No real debate exists in US politics, almost like IRI's "electoral" process. The US political scene is essentially a one party rule, just like IRI. So this so-called opposition leader has nothing to offer to Iranians other than a milder oligarchy!?

US has more of its population in jail (total number, not percentage) than China, including more women! More than 75% of prisoners in US are African American or Latino. All of this is the continuing legacy of those founding fathers' wisdom. And Mr. Pahlavi keeps referring to it as a benchmark. What US/Western human rights is he talking about? The same one that actively or passively went along with the illegal invasion of Iraq! The same one that has seen multiple elected governments toppled in favor of despotic dictatorships like his father's. Western "democracies" are very comfortable with genocide and destruction so long as they are allowed to pretend it's not happening, like the 5 million dead in Congo in the past decade. That's his reference point!? What he perhaps means to say is that he would be very happy to run Iran like a satrapy state, as his father did.

Above all, he could have used this interviews (and all other interviews) to strongly advocate against the sanctions that are hurting Iranians. Ordinary Iranians have a hard time putting bread on the table. A potential leader would jump aggressively at every chance to denounce the sanctions. People are suffering, and the sanctions haven't done a thing to the regime. Plus, Iraq is a perfect case of economic sanctions strengthen a ruling dictatorship by suffocating the population. The sanctions ought to be the number one, two, and three issue when he gives interviews!

Samanro

Saman Just Iran and politics.

Reza shah is a good man and yes, leftists, liberals and islamists are extremely threatened by him as they are by Iranian/Persian nationalism in general.

G.Rahmanian

G. Rahmanian

PJ.


PJ.

It was Leon Trotsky and NOT a US senator who said,

"Everyone has the right to be stupid, but comrade Macdonald abuses the privilege."

Ir

Parthian

Iran will be social-nationalist. Back to its roots ;)))

Roozbeh_Gilani

Roozbeh_Gilani "Personal business must yield to collective interest."

My question for Reza Pahlavi upporters:
How is he precisely planning to wrestle the power out of Islamist Regime's hands? How is he going to fight the regime forces on the streets? All the evidence points to the fact that he does not have well organised armed cells inside or outside Iran's military .

Shirzadegan

Siavash

;your mistake relates to the fact that you see collepse of establishment in Bulshivick way or through arm struggle.
No, the world has been changed. We are living in the era which is distinctively different from begining of 20 century. Experience in Chili shows how the establishment could change by simply voting system. Michelle the president of Chile once said that she is a " child of Hate". Her parents were tortured and killed by Pinocheh regime, but Michelled came to power by simply vote of people and paved the rough way of democracy. Bloodless transition seems in order.

Roozbeh_Gilani

Roozbeh_Gilani "Personal business must yield to collective interest."

Shirzadegan. Actually Bolshoviks gained power through weakening the government by organising and carefully leading mass industrial strikes. Big chunks of army joined workers militia. In fact there was relatively little blood shed during the revolution itself. The ensuing civil war, were Red army fought and defeated "white army" was the bloody phase. Revolutions in China and Cuba were different. In fact all revolutions are different and take their own courses. But that is the history and methodes of the Revolutions according to me!! My question still stands un answered: How do you precisely think RP is going to defeat Islamic regime? If not by armed struggle, how else? It is a serious question.

Shirzadegan

Siavash

If you answer my question then I think we both will find the solution. It is also big puzzle for me as well.
How Michelle the president of Chili came to power in light of dictatorship of Pinocheh and bloody Coup in 1973. Pinoche army massacred about 1300 in Studium central Santiago in Sept 1973. Dr.Allendeh presidential palace was bombed. Very bloody history.
President Michelle herself says that her parents were killed under the torture by DINA (Pinocheh secret police). How was possible such a dictatorship, blood thirsty establishment turns to democratic one?

daneshjoo

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