May 23, 2000
Refresher course in history
Reference to Mrs.
First paragraph: false.
Second Paragraph, false: Political and economical deterioration threathened
Iran in 1953 because the profit of countries such as Great Britain, the
U.S and others was threathend due to the nationalization of the oil industry
and the movemet that Dr. Mossadegh had started toward a democratic government.
So instead we got the Shah's dictaorship, which naturally protected the
interests of those countries particularily the U.S.
Third paragraph, false: When the Shah fled Iran before the coup, the
majorty of Iranians didn't care if he returned or not . It was the will
of the U.S. which didn't think Dr. Mossadegh was going to be a good serven.
So they planned and implemented the 28th of Mordad coup.
Let's assume that the Shah' did serve the country in many ways -- that
is if we compare his regime with the present regime -- but we also have
to take into consideration that neither of these regimes were what Iranians
would vote for or select.
If impartial historians write what we hope is the truth, Mrs. Pahlavi
would realize that what she thinks about her husband is nowhere near the
Who knows, maybe if the Shah had not returned and Dr. Mossadegh had
stayed in power, we wouldn't have the present government and would have
moved towards democracy a long time ago.
AIn conclusion, I suggest a referesher course in history for Mrs. Pahlavi.