September 18, 2000
Most undeserving monarch
I happen to be a strong opponent of the evil regime which is now ruling
our land. However I fervently believe that the Pahlavis are the main cause
of the calamities which has gripped Iran today ["Requiem
The late shah was the most undeserving monarch to ever sit on the Peacock
Throne. Underneath his public grandeur he was a frightened and weak individual
who on several occasions packed his bags and abandoned his land at the
first sign of a storm. Indeed he should have never been allowed to return
the first time he fled in 1953.
In early 1978 he had every chance to convert Iran into a democracy.
But both he and Farah kept pressing for one party system and refused to
defuse the upheaval. In order to quiet down the gangs of street thugs they
decided to betray and incarcerate their most trusted servants. Then finally
upon the orders of a second class American Air Force General they packed
for the final time and fled with billions of dollars.
Do they really believe that Farah would dare return to a public life
in Iran? Can Reza ever dare to believe that the young generation would
allow an uneducated, inexperienced son on Mohammad Reza to ever call himself
While they are living in the lap of luxury, Iran's next generation of
revolutionaries are sitting in Evin waiting for their turn. They are not
much but they have stood against tyranny and have jeopardized their lives
and health for progress and democracy. They are indeed the people's true
objects of desire and affection.
If you ever have the chance to speak to Mr. Reza Pahlavi, please advise
him that today real power is TAKEN NOT GIVEN OR BOUGHT. Alas their fate
shall follow the deposed dynasties of Italy, Greece and Afghanistan.