POINT DE VUE: Pahlavi Tragedy Makes Cover Story of French Royal Weekly Magazine


POINT DE VUE: Pahlavi Tragedy Makes Cover Story of French Royal Weekly Magazine
by Darius Kadivar

Unlike North American or other European Medias the death of Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi was hardly mentioned in the French Press. However French Point de Vue Magazine which has a huge following has dedicated it's cover story to Iran's Royal Family's Drama. With exclusive testimonies from Friends and distant Family members. ( To Order Go Here )

Global Candlelight Vigil in Remembrance of Prince Alireza Pahlavi:

Intro ( In French):

"Il y avait beaucoup de raisons pour expliquer son geste… Beaucoup de raisons. » La shahbanou n’en dira pas plus. Parce qu’elle ne peut pas. Sa voix, si facilement reconnaissable, s’arrête dans un sanglot. Ces raisons, celles du désespoir qui a conduit son second fils à se suicider dans la nuit du 3 au 4 janvier, elle les ressasse les unes après les autres depuis la terrible nouvelle. Entre deux coups de téléphone auxquels elle a tout de même le courage de répondre. Pour recueillir un message d’amitié, une pensée, quelques mots. Des dialogues hachés, au bord des larmes, des paroles émues qui ne font pas disparaître la douleur, ne servent à rien devant ce nouveau drame qui la frappe. Simplement, le corps, l’esprit fonctionnent encore, presque par automatisme, même s’ils semblent anéantis par le chagrin. Une phrase encore, parce qu’il faut bien répondre à la question que tous se posent : «Pourquoi? » «Tenez-vous en à ce qui a été publié par mon fils aîné. C’est tout ce que je peux dire. » Les faits donc, tels qu’ils ont été présentés le lendemain de la mort du prince Ali Reza : la police du comté de Suffolk (Massachu - setts) a déclaré avoir trouvé, tôt hier matin, un corps gisant au 141 Newton Street, à Boston. La victime « est décédée des suites d’une blessure par tir d’arme à feu qu’elle a apparemment tournée contre elle-même, d’après les premiers éléments de l’enquête», a précisé le procureur."        Related Blog:   

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The masses are awaiting your return....the little "president" has a special place for you on every table and occasion, would you end the suffering by coming back? Will the messiah accompany you too , or will it be a muslim supremacy (lol) kinda thing? How's it been all these centruies down that well? When did they relocate the well to the infidel West, and how have you endured all these years being in the infidel west?





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I was touched watching the clip.

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by Sargord Pirouz on

Yours is a humorous post. It made me chuckle. Thanks.

Here in the US (and Iran) we don't have any of this royal fussiness. These people are perpetual clowns. As clowns, you've got to expect them to go haywire. All of them do.

So in the Iranian case, there's a higher propensity of going haywire. Chalk it up to the yellow streak handed down from the father. 

Cowardice: it runs in the family. 


What happened to good old days?

by Mehdi on

When a prince or a princess used to be an example for others to follow. I used to read it in books how a prince or a princess was so brave and risk his/her life for his people. I used to read how they would be the fairest, kindest and smartest people in their land. I remember reading those books would inspire me. What happened to those days? Why are today's royal families so dysfunctional?

Could it be because they are all now under the strict control of at least one psychiatrist?

It is true, you know? They don't do anything without the strict advice of a psychiatrist!

And they are all dysfunctional.

They do not inspire anyone.

The same faith has befallen the British family - under the strict advice of psychiatrists. 

I would love for my land to have a real prince! I would love to see him dressed up in full uniform on a white horse rescuing the damsels in distress and slaying the dragons. 

Damn those anti-depressants. They have replaced every admirable virtue a we used to have. Your country worries you? Take one of these pills and everything will appear OK. Your people need your help and support? Take this other pill and you will see that nobody needs your help! And if your worries don't go away, well, the psychiatrist is right there to tell you that you either need to up the dosage or change to a "more effective" one. Every problem mankind has ever had can now be easily resolved with chemicals! Valor, courage, kindness, sacrifice, leadership..., well those are for the times of before the anti-depressant.

Somebody should tell Pahlavis that making it on the cover of a magazine as the most defeated family is not really an honor! You are being taken out one by one anyway, so why not fire that psychiatrist and do something that will leave a mark in the world. At least if you die, you die doing something valuable. What is the point of getting a PhD from Harvard or wherever and then letting a lousy psychiatrist convince you that there is no hope? 


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Thanks DK

by Maryam Hojjat on

for this news and sharing it with us.


Thank you Darius

by Souri on

For sharing this news with us. The French are always more dedicated to Farah Diba, then the US magazines. I'm sure they will have an accurate tale for her, soon in the futre.

The good behavior of the people, warms our heart and make us thankful.....  And the bad ones, just make us to recognize and appreciate the good ones!