The general

Photo essay: General Hassan Arfa's "Under Five Shahs"

by Darius Kadivar
05-Dec-2007
 
Pages from UNDER FIVE SHAHS. BY GENERAL HASSAN ARFA (William Morrow & Co. New York, 1965), extremely scarce, first U.S. edition, first printing. Description: General Arfa was an officer in the Iranian Army for thirty years before his political and diplomatic career. His father was also a diplomat and through his ancestry General Arfa has Iranian, Russian and English blood. He received his military education at the Military Academy Istanbul, the Cavalry Schools in Berne and Saumur and at the Ecole de Guerre in Paris.
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dude, you are so lost. The

by DAEIUSHAGAHA (not verified) on

dude, you are so lost. The generals did not do anything...they should have killed the akhounds and mojaheds, instead they watch the the idiots screamed and set banks on fire.

all those money spent to protect who?
it was their job to take care of iran.


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Under 5 shahs

by Emam (not verified) on

So is he the man whose family donated/lost a third of iran to tzars under 5 shahs? and who served the ghajar addicts?


Sasha

aryamehr11....I read from the web link........

by Sasha on

 I read from the web link you provided and I do feel for the loss of his widow. She never got to grow old with her husband.

 

 

Natalia Nadia


aryamehr11

Rahimi, Neshat, Mohaqeqhi, Jahanbani

by aryamehr11 on

Sasha if you google on the topic you'll find more information on it, but i'd like to share the story of the exemplary Iranian General Rahimi and his execution: http://aryamehr11.blogspot.com/2007/05/in-loving-m...

Bedaaneem, Beandeesheem, Bepaakheezeem!
Beedari, Paaydari, Peeroozi!

http://aryamehr11.blog


AmirT

Interesting...

by AmirT on

.. but hardly "scarce". You can buy copies of this book for as low as 20 bucks from alibris. (Shipping and handling not included!)


Sasha

Aryamehr11..........what?

by Sasha on

 You mean to tell me the generals and other military officials were executed.  Please can you tell me more? I really want to learn.

 

 

Natalia Nadia


aryamehr11

Knuckleheads be gone...

by aryamehr11 on

Again the knuckleheads and dumwits show up to show their biorzegi. How can one tell these knuckleheads and dumwits that members of Armed Forces are not trained to handle internal disturbances? How can one convince these ignorant people that this is the job of trained anti-riot police of which Iran at that time had none! The Imperial Armed Forces of Iran were there to protect the territorial integrity of Iran and they did a damn good job in doing so- to be all wiped out in one day when that Kashmiri-Brit Khomeini supported by these knuckleheads and traitors decided to provocate a war with Saddam Hussein! In which the first act of these enemies of Iran was to execute all the heads of Iran's Imperial Armed Forces!

Bedaaneem, Beandeesheem, Bepaakheezeem!
Beedari, Paaydari, Peeroozi!

http://aryamehr11.blog


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To all idiots

by MRX (not verified) on

Majority of you can't even perform a two years militery serivce and that's why you try so hard to skip it, much less becomming general!. For some one to reach that rank that means more than 30 years of soldiering, dedication, education and hard work to get there. All of it which is a foreign concept to you bums. your greatest achievement is to pass judgement on the people that you don't know, you never met over the internet. If your mentality is shared by majority of Iranian public, then let's hope islamic republic last a thousand years!


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Kurdish warrior, just because....

by The real soldier (not verified) on

Kurdish warrior, just because a handful of generals did not come up to the standards, that does not mean they were all bad. We had a lot of good generals ( and other members of the armed forces) who had nothing to do with the revolution or Shah and yet they were put in front of the firing squad. They were not rich and most had got there after 30 years of soldiering. Most Iranians cannot even take two years of national service and they do anything and everything to get out if it.
If you didn't know a good number of them, then be like a true and proud Kurd and don't be hasty in passing judgement.
The vast majority of the generals (as well as other members of the armed forces) were good men who lost their lives for services to their country
Don't defame their names.


Sasha

Kurdish warrior.........those who do not.........

by Sasha on

 Those who do not learn from the past will repeat the past. It is why we study about history as children and when some of us go to univesity. In my case I am always learning more about the past of  different cultures. It gives one a different perspective in many things. :o)

 

solh (peace)

Natalia Nadia


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who are we kidding

by kurdish warrior (not verified) on

Iran hasn't been a country with democracy for more than 100 years....these generals only look after themselves rather than the country. We need to stop looking at the past.


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To all the idiots like DARIUSH HAGHA, , General zadeh, Kaveh....

by The real soldier (not verified) on

The job of the generals was to keep Iran safe from and during foreign aggression, so that dirt bags and dimwits like you could live safe from foreign bombs, missiles and soldiers' boots. When you killed them, you destroyed the army and we ended up having an eight year war, killing at least 500,000 Iranians and maiming a lot more.

Their job was not to interfer in politics because Shah and his political opponents as well as your dumb parents who supported one side or another, could not work out their differences in a normal manner and with a dialogue.

So don't ever defame their names. They were the true patriots. Not like a-hole politicians who were all in it for their own personal gains and ended up f---ing Iran. With the help of dumb people like you I might add.

Get your heads out of your backside and see the world around better. Dimwits.


Sasha

Now, Moraad........:o)

by Sasha on

 Just because he puts up the pictorials does not necessarily mean he is proud of it, as you refer to it. He is simply sharing the past with those on the website.  For example, people like me who is not Iranian. I think you would call me a "khareji". who needs to learn about Iranian political history.

 

Solh (peace)

 

 

Natalia Nadia


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To Sasha

by Moraad (not verified) on

You are right, unfortunately we can't deny it. Do you know why Mr. Kadivar is so proud? because they were toork and he is one too.


Kaveh F

No offense

by Kaveh F on

No offense but was he literally under 5 shahs? Did it hurt?


Sasha

Darius KADIVAR.........motashakkeram..:o)

by Sasha on

 Thank you for this pictorial and others. It helps me to see who the figures of Iranian political history were. Good or bad they were part of Iranian history and no one can deny this.

Natalia Nadia


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DARIUSHAGHA you f orgot

by General Zadeh (not verified) on

and the rest end up driving cabs in
NY Or CA. check with the cab companies.


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GENERAL WHAT?

by DARIUSHAGHA (not verified) on

ALL THESE GENERALS ARE DIME AND DOZEN.
WHAT ANY OF THE GENERAL DID WHEN ANGHOLAB HAPPENED? NOTHING!!! SOME RAN AWAY SOME GOT KILLED FOR BEING STUPID. THEY DID NOTHING WHEN THE COUNTRY WAS IN WORST TIME OF HER HISTORY. WHAT EVER DID THEY DO TO BECOME GENERAL IN FIRST PLACE?


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Peace or War

by AmericanSpy (not verified) on

Making war is easy. Making peace is a challenge. The true hero is the one who makes and keeps peace.


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He was No GOOZ

by Goozolmoke Saaheb Divaani (not verified) on

Can you name ONE (not even two) major militaristic achievement of General Arfa in the battlefield? Why we Iranians like this guy Kadivar love to suck so much?


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Nice Pictorial, but ..

by Malek O'l Molk (not verified) on

in my book, Qajar="Bi Orze"
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If it wasn't for Reza Shah Kabir, Iran would be "Mollook ol Tavayefi", like Afghanistan.