Isn’t Calling for the Head of State’s Death usually called “Treason” ? Specifically if you are the minister of a head of state you claim to serve be it in the name of the people ?
And I thought Dr. Mossadegh and his ministers were claiming to be respectful of the Constitution, and their only goal was Iran’s nationalization Not changing the Constitution from which they drew their legitimacy ? Or Revolutionaries revolting against the Head of State and aiming to topple the regime ?
So what was Queen Soraya in the mind of Dr. Fatemi ? Marie Antoinette ?…
Shah’s Role in the Coup of 1953 debated by Historians Abbas Milani and Mashadollah Adjoudani and former diplomat Parviz Rajji :
It seems to me the Dr.Fatemi’s comments attest to the Shortsightedness of some of the ministers of this so called Nationalist government counting on Populism and irresponsible slogans to stay in power, jeapordizing the nation’s very existence at the height of the Cold War and a Soviet Union ready to swallow us at the first occasion.
Where was Dr. Mossadegh who wanted the Shah to relinquish his prerogatives as head of the Army during the Azerbaijan Crisis ?
Fatemi’s simplistic parrallels with the French Revolution is another proof of the Dogmatic approach of the Iranian Jomhurykhah’s in regard to the political and historical reality of their country.
Had they been patient and not resorted to such provocative slogans at the time which finally undermined not only their own boss’ political achievement (i.e: Mossadegh’s nationalization of Iran’s Oil) but also undermined the efforts of the Constitutionalist movement (barely 50 years old at the time ) in Iran which had managed for better or for worse to limit the Shah’s powers to a representative role just like in any Constitutional Monarchy in Europe at the time:
Dr. Fatemi is another typical example of an Irresponsible Politician who got his Priorities Wrong and whose behavior doomed the COLLECTIVE efforts of those who intended to see a genuine democracy be established in our country !
But then that is Very Typical of Our Intelligentsia I’m afraid who seem to ignore the ABC basics of Politics …
We saw what the POOR CHOICE of the likes of Bazargan or the Ill fated Forouhars did to our country. All of whom called for the abolishing of the Monarchy instead of looking for a Middle Ground like the late Shapour Bakhtiar: