June 22, 2000
We did not choose the Shah
I would like to thank F.
Rafat for responding to Farah Pahlavi's letter, "Shah's
Return in 1953". There are some good points. I will add some more.
The facts are that we Iranians did not choose our leader (Shah). He
was given to us by the British and then the U.S.. He came back in 1953
by the WILL of the U.S. and for the price of $60,000 and NOT the will of
the majority of the people, unless you call Shaaban Bimokh and his gang
of hoodlums the majority of the people!
Mrs. Pahlavi, as second in command, is responsible for all events in
Iran for all those years. Yes, the credit is her's for all the killings,
murders, political imprisonments, trips to Europe for winter skiing, summer
swimming, and Disneyland, courting foreign visitors with food and wine
imported from Europe...., while in some parts of the country (Iran, remember?)
there are no hospitals, clean drinking water, telephone, drugstore,....the
list can go on for ever.
How can one claim to be Iranian, or just human, and simply not care?
I remember when Mrs. Marcos was saying: "But, nobody understands me."
Yes, Iran will rise again from the ashes that THEY left us.
Thanks to The Iranian for providing this democratic environment
so we can see who people are.