Lest we forget

Lest we forget
by anglophile


In this clip a young Martyn Lewis, now a veteran journalist and newscaster, reports on the horrific executions that took place in the aftermath of the Islamic revolution of 1979. In some cases the famous phrase "revolution devours its own children" - subject of the Goya's painting featured above,  found a fresh meaning.



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Ayatollaphile boy

by JahanKhalili on

You Iranians are crazy.


J Kiddo

by anglophile on

Is this Hakim talking again? Can't you be original for once in your joke of a life dude?



by anglophile on

They say if you can't make it in the UK, then head for the US, which is your story my midget robot. All the losers in Britain become winner in the States or Canada - which is your story.


But hey, admit it,  here at least, you  have learned something from a British educated master. :))


Now go figure buddy! 


Minor Note

by JahanKhalili on

The rabble in South Africa don't need sponsorship or schedules to kill their former bosses, as seen from the farm murders that you don't want to notice.

These are the people who overthrew Apartheid, are they not? 


Hey, Ayatollaphile

by JahanKhalili on

Don't take it personally.


Ha Ha ;)

by R2-D2 on

My dear anglophile - I thought that with a British education, that is if you have had one, you would be able to come up with something a bit smarter, and more orginal - But then again, I know that Britain in general, and its educational system in particular, has been in a precipitous decline for a long time -

In any case, back at you: 








Yes ;)







Ciao ;) !




In case you were wondering ...

by anglophile on

what these binary patterns in my previous comments mean: this is the only way that my good friend R2D2 can be communicated with: in binary code! To decode them into "human" language just copy and paste them into the right hand box in the link below and click on the "To Text" button. You can communicate with him in the same way by reversing the process. It is great fun! 








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Don't Need To Be ;) !

by R2-D2 on

'M Sure You Understand :) ?




Darius Kadivar

C'est Celà 'poet' ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Mel Brooks' The Critic


If only you were as 'funny'  ... 


Dear DK .....

by R2-D2 on

I Know That Truth Hurts - Whether One Happens To Be A "Shahollahi", As You Are; Or Indeed A "British Lackey", As Our Friend 'anglophile' Happens To Be ;) !

P.S. Looking Forward To Your Next Wonderful Praise-Blog On Our Beloved Late Shah :) ! - It's Become A Daily Ritual For Us ;)

Be Good ..... !



Darius Kadivar

Yes & Robots usually Rust everyone to boredom

by Darius Kadivar on

like a broken record ... 

r2-d2 broken


Thanks For Your Insightful ;) ;) Post DK .....

by R2-D2 on

As The Saying Goes, "Birds Of A Feather, Flock Together ;) !

Ciao ..... !




Darius Kadivar

Thanks for the Reminder anglophile Jan

by Darius Kadivar on

And not just it's children alas ...

pictory:(FOR REFERENDUM BASHERS) Women Punched in Face by Revolutionaries 


HISTORY OF VIOLENCE: Man Chased by Anti Shah Protestors During Shah's US Visit (1977)



But also many collateral damages against innocents who didn't even participate in it ...


BOOK: EVEN AFTER ALL THIS TIME By Afschineh Latifi ( A Memoir )


Keep up with your interesting posts and insightful comments for it is a refreshing change from much of the Childish Self Righteous binary responses you get for them ...


HISTORY FORUM: Bahram Moshiri's Take on The French Revolution and Why He Misses The Point ;0)






PS: I agree with Bruce that alas revolutions cannot happen peacefully ... The Velvet Revolutions as we saw them in Eastern Europe ( Yougoslavia and Romania aside) were more of a result of an implosion than truly a Revolution. The Fear factor of seeing it erupt into a Nuclear War added to an economic bankruptcy of the Soviet Empire also contributed to this implosion from within the system rather than a as a result of a "French Style Revolution" to be followed by a Reign of Terror ...


Recommended Watchings: 


LSE IDEAS : Niall Ferguson On Nuclear Arms and Human Rights 


REVOLUTION DEMYSTIFIED: Truth and Lies Surrounding the French Revolution 


Dear anglophile

by R2-D2 on

Please continue your pathetic and incomprehensible line of commenting - Believe me, it thrills me to no end seeing you demonstrating and conspicuously exhibiting your true self and nature - A True And Unapologetic, Shameless British Lackey :) !

P.S. Looking Forward To Your Next Brilliant Comment - Really ;)  - You Need To Be Taught A Lesson, And I Intend To Do That - BTW, Please Say Hello To Your Masters For Me ;) ! - As You Know, I Used To Live There Many Years Ago ..... !




Dear robotic midget

by anglophile on






Hi Kiddo :)

by anglophile on

Glad you visited my blog - we all need a laugh from time to time. Well, ehmmm,  on a more serious note, can you read English or is it a challenging question LOL. You asked: "SA is an example of what?" Had you read the comment by our friend Mash Ghasem, this was the question he asked:"Can we have a revolution without a single, state-sponsered execution?" (do I need to translate it to you or is it OK?) - "state-sponsored execution". Right kiddo? So please my dear keep your Googled knowlege for the right place and the right time and don't make us laugh more than we need.


ta ta! 


Dear Mehrban

by R2-D2 on

Please don't pay much attention to this character 'anglophile' - If you look throughout this website, wherever he is commenting, by and large, his sole mission is that of admiring all things British (as his username indicates), and also defending his Masters in England at any and all cost -

Again, just pay attention to some of his comments in this thread - Also, go and read some of his other comments in praise-blogs by our friend DK on the subject of how great the Shah was -

We all know how despicable the Mullahs are - But May God Save Us If People Like Him (Anglophile), And His Masters In England Replace Them :) !








The Problem With Analysis of These Things

by JahanKhalili on

... is that the people doing them often are doing it from their particular perspective.

There is not just one perspective about complex historic events - which is why political activists make lousy historians. 


South Africa an Example of What?

by JahanKhalili on

For a second opinion on that, ask the white farmers.


The who people rhapsodize about the fall of Apartheid being wonderful and bloodless obviously aren't in their shoes. 


I think its okay to call these people savages.

by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

These mullahs have served no one but themselves, in contrast to what was there before.


American revolution was no revolution

by anglophile on

It was a muntinous rebellion of the Kings subjects against their sovereign. According to some historians all it did was to replace one Goerge (King George III) by another (George Washington - a hugely wealthy plantation owner with slaves workers). The Americans learend of and later copied (through the likes of Benjamin Franklin) the ways to operate democratic institutions from their former masters the British. The declaration of Independence was to guaranttee the equal rights for the "people" as longs as they were white, wealthy and Christian (protestants preferably). Even slavery was first abolsihed in Britain (thanks to Wilberforce) and later copied by American some fifty yeras later. So much for democratic and libertarian values!!   And YES there is a contemporary example of a true revolution without the old gaurd being put against the wall and riddled with bullets: South Africa.       


Mash Ghasem is Right

by JahanKhalili on

The American "Revolution" was really a war of independence.

It was not a popular uprising to overthrow the government of England. 

Mash Ghasem

Historical exception!

by Mash Ghasem on

American Revolution of 1776, just kicked the Brits out of the "New World,' it didn't kill the English Monarch since he lived thousand of kilometers away.

Blood and killing sucks all right, but the paradox no one is able to answer is this:

all the liberal regimes  currently in  power, that advocate human rights , suffrage and enfranchisement are themselves results of violent upheavles.

Can we have a revolution without a single, state-sponsered execution?

That's what we should aim in overthrowing IR. Yes, it sounds idealisticly impossible.

As they used to say back in the 60's : Be realistic, demand the impossible!


All revolutions kill the old guard

by bahmani on

Every single revolution since the French, has put the old guard up against the wall and shot them in the name of the revolution.

This is necessary in order to establish a new guard and eliminate any chance that the old guard can return to power.

If you intend to remove the old guard, you have to eliminate them.

That's why all bloody revolutions suck, they only breed revenge and yet more bloody revolutions. Which is the only logical reaction to it.

To read more bahmani posts visit: //brucebahmani.blogspot.com/


Revolution (or whatever it was) did not eat anything

by Mehrban on

It was direct orders and actions of men (gender not the issue) who committed these murders.  They only try to hide their murders behind fancy adage.


Well, Merhban khanom you have a point

by anglophile on

but it wasn't so much of an excuse but more a fact. Don't you agree?


"Revolution eats its own children" was just a BS excuse!

by Mehrban on