Reza Pahlavi's Letter to Barack Obama

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Reza Pahlavi's Letter to Barack Obama
by Darius Kadivar
14-Nov-2008
 

The Former Crown Prince of Iran congratulates President Elect Barack Obama for his election. Here is the content of the letter.

I am not the Official Spokesman of Reza Pahlavi nor belong to any political group or organization but am submitting this letter for general info and leave the pertinence or not of this letter and its interpretation to the sagacity and personal judgment of the readers.

From Reza Pahlavi's Official Website 

Letter The Honorable Barack Obama
President-Elect of the United States of America
Washington, DC

November 5th, 2008
Dear Mr. President-elect,

It is with a great pleasure that I offer you my heartfelt congratulations on your historic election victory.

This is indeed a proud moment not just for America, but for millions of others around the globe who have come to believe in and aspire for the kind of values that have become universally acknowledged as the hallmarks of American society. Your success is a remarkable reminder of the potential for promoting major change through the ballot box in a free and fair electoral process.

Mr. President-Elect,

The prospect for change as promised by you has already aroused a great deal of expectation from people everywhere who are hopeful of emulating your example by constructing societies based on peace, freedom, justice and opportunity.

No where is the desire for such change greater than in my homeland, Iran.

The people of Iran are perhaps amongst the most eager aspirants for the kind of values that have become synonymous with your success in the recent months. Iranians believe ‘that if allowed the opportunity, yes they will’.

It is their hope that with your moral and vocal support, they too can pursue their struggle for the realization of their individual liberties and fundamental freedoms along with the restoration of their pride and dignity as human beings.

Wishing you ever increasing success in all your future endeavors,

Yours sincerely,

Reza Pahlavi

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by Kaveh Nouraee on

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My Iranian passport is expired. I also hold a US Passport. I also have a connection to Maryland. My family owns a house in Maryland. So what?

No one is interested in your overprocessed BS.

You're not even news, except for perhaps the section of the newspaper used to line a puppy's cage in a kennel


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Reza Pahlavi

by ineedmychange (not verified) on

Sounds like an opportunist to me Don't these exiled royalist realize people don't want them around anymore that's why they were thrown Why would Iran want that kind of gov back--Iranian people will chose what they want for a government and we (US) needs to stay out-no meddling.. The Shah's relatives should stay in exile and enjoy their expensive livestyles-why would Iran want them and their expensive habits. These people are so naive--they don't ever seem to get it.


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I think Iranian people need

by aliali (not verified) on

I think Iranian people need to know , How much money did shah transferred overseas during or before revolution , that is our rights to know. we know how much did Bush or Clinton made so we know How much Bill gate has in his account so we know how much Queen Elizabethan's assets is . If reza phalavi supporting the freedom of speech and democracy , why he wont tell us , how much money is in Pahlavi foundation ? it would be easy for anyone to say like " i have 100 million dollar in Pahlavi account " but this money is people's money and I will use that money for Iran and its people , instead keep refusing to admit about it .
How people can trust someone when it doesn't want to reveal their banking account ?? i remembered that during USA presidency ,Obama and John McCain released tax returns to public !


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Great hope!

by One day! (not verified) on

Nothing is ever going to change, unless we the people want that change. People should not be afraid of their government, the government should be afraid of the people. Change will never happen, unless the people wakeup!


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Anonymous aak....For all of you debating or...

by YT (not verified) on

Anonymous aak,
that is a good reading nice recommendation my friend. Another book, which demonstrates daily life and mind set of Shah is " Khaterate Aalam" or Aalam's Diary". As you know, Aalm was , for decades, right hand man to Shah. His job description was to PIMP young girls for Shah( which they called it Gardesh) lol.
If you could not find the book, you can find the excerpts in a monthly magezine called Asghar Agha.
Asghar Agha is published in UK by Mr. Hadi Khorsandi, which I am certain you are familiar with his work.
Link: http://www.asgharagha.com/
Enjoy and have a great day


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Reza Pahlavi is Old News, maybe ancient news

by Cyrus Tabatabai (not verified) on

Does anyone seriously listen to Reza Pahlavi? He is a loser. He hasn't done anything for Iran in 30 years. The theocracy, thanks to Reza Pahlavi, has out lived the reign of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Reza's father ruled for 26 years after the 1953 coup. Before that Mohammad Reza Pahlavi was king for 12 years. Reza Khan/Reza Mir Panj/Reza Shah was king for 16 years. The theocracy has out lived any continuous rule of any of the 2 Pahlavi's. It is time to forget this guy. He is old news. He is ancient news. It is high time someone tell this joker the circus has left town and that he should stop clowning around.
People should really analyze this guy. He says he wants to bring change to Iran...Does he mean the same change he has brought to Iran for the past 30 years? If that is the case, he may as well move to Qom and become a Shia priest. He is doing the theocracy's job by saying he is for change and doing zilch. 30 years of useless jargon.
reza Pahlavi has done nothing for 30 years. He has just spent the trillions of Rials his father stole from Iran at the expense of the lives of 70 million Iranians living in Iran today.
It is very easy for Reza Pahlavi to complain about the situation of Iran in Maryland. reza Pahlavi is a green card holder who does not even hold a valid Iranian passport. Reza Pahlavi's mother is an Egyptian citizen holding an egyptian passport. Reza Pahlavi has been said to hold a passport from Monoco. He has absolutely no connection to Iran. He has more in common with Maryland than anywhere in Iran.
He may as well become a US citizen. It is ironic, he has lived in the US so long and has never become a US citizen. It seems he has loyalty to nothing.
he goes around calling "Iranians", his fellow country man, yet, he carries a non-Iranian passport, is a green card holder, and owns a house in Marland. he has absolutely no connection to Iran.
it is amazing that no one brings this stuff up.


nema

UNITED stats of Shiite Islam, rather

by nema on

Iran nowdays is more of a UNITED Stats of Shiite Islam, rather than filament of your imaginations or wishful thinking. Cyrus the Great's grave is about to be destroyed permanently by Shiite and people of Ayrian are just watching it now.Why we remain clueless of what's happening to us throughout centuries and even now, I got it, we got history, but no deep rooted culture people.

 


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........(YT)????

by airie on

Why????
Is he gonna be president of united stats of America? or-----UNITED  stats of  ARYAN (IRAN)??????
Dont worry about my english i dont live in england or america, but u do! I am sure you talk a crap english,so every body laughing at you! they all ask you,how long do you live in this country?? You say 30 years old,from that day we screw for whole ppl of Iran and then we lefted and leaved to thoes busters which had nothing whith revolution to do! they were too young or not born yet,but who blady cares!

you should listen to us when we talk al-farsi after 1400 years in Iran genaration after genaration still talking our forefather's language and make fun and destroy for IRANIANS when they want to talk pure Parsi and call them for racists!
You should know! This is our taktik,they dont call us for islamics leftists for,nothing! this is our way!

 


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airie ....lol

by YT (not verified) on

Airie,
and R.Pahlavi should make you his spokesperson/press secretary, on the count of your mastery of English language.
Good luck to you both ;)


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R.Pahlavi

by airie on

As a true patriot,i prefer his son R,pahalavi as a president than any islamists or or islamists leftis!

I was a child juring revolution and a lot of people in Iran today were too young or eaven NOT born juring revolution! I think,no i know a lot of them think just like me! If we have to chose between islamic leftis or mulla(trash) and pahlavi!
We all chose pahalavi!

1.ppl want someone who listen to them! Pahlavi does!

2.ppl want someone do the thing they desire and demand! Pahlavi does!

3.ppl are tired of all thoes old,trash and sick ppl and idea and ideologi! Pahlavi is young and his looking like ok!

How about islamic leftis and all thoes Mulla(trash)????
I dont think so!

So long your pahlavi is willing to acceptance of what the major of people of Iran want and do exact what ppl want,he's get my vote!

I like him better than other alternatives!

The most important of all! He does not comming whith an idea which is too damn old and is not IRANI! Islamic leftis and toudehi is same as mulla(trash) whith an old ideologi which their concept do not work anymore and is AnIrani! The concept is from other lands! one from saudiarabia and the other from germany and saudiarabia!

All of you of islamists leftists and islamists toudehyi are not so many,in Iran,or outside of Iran!TOP,couple hundred tousands!

The major of people in Iran,just want,freedom and democracy and freedom of religion and speech,whith other word we say no; To all mullaArabs and islamics leftis and islamics fadayi and islamics toudehyi! The only alternative is left,is actually,R.pahlavi!

He's not baazmaandegaane al-ghadesieh just like rest of mulla are atleast he is an iranian!


Ostaad

Allow me...

by Ostaad on

to pour some aabeh sard on the hands of those who are having wet dreams about the good times under the Shah and want the Pahlavis back in business by having wishing Reza-the-slacker would move his royal ass. Throughout Iranian history there has been NO precedence of a dynasty being restored to the throne after being ousted for whatever reason, period.  I personally have nothing against a secular and DEMOCRATIC constitutional monarchy, if the Iranian people so desire and vote for its establishment. Therefore let's junk the hologram "prince" and look for a NEW dynasty. Or, adopt the Malysian method where the monarchy is not hereditary. The monarch, or the Sultan, is selected by the council of rulers through a secret ballot for five years if I'm not mistaken. It's not a perfect system but it sure has some advantages over the traditional Iranian way of choosing the rulers, which has always been arbitary, bloody and ineffective.


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For all of you debating or

by Anonymous aak (not verified) on

For all of you debating or arguing over whether or not the Pahlavi Dynasty did us any good or if they were no better than the present day Mullahs or for those of you who still have doubts in your minds about the coups and revolutions that took place before the ouster of the Dynasty, I recommend you read All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer. It will rid all doubts you ever had about the Shah, the CIA or SIS.
The Pahlavi Dynasty's ignorance towards the needs of its countrymen and its allowance of great foreign control in domestic issues resulted in both the loss of democracy in 1953 with the US led coup against Mossadegh and eventually to the welcoming of our new regime in 1979.


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MISHA

by DBK (not verified) on

Misha can't produce the numbers, they are fictional fantacy numbers created by the Shah's lackey's. She gets her numbers from Pro Shah propagandist.


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Misha

by YT (not verified) on

Actually You(Misha) might be more qualified than Reza Pahlavi, At least you have passion and you truly believe in Iran. No Joke bud. Where is he now??? why is he not reading these postings and why is he not getting into debate??? You strike me as being intelligent. So do not fall for one sided propaganda, seek the truth yourself.

U call me rude, but from the get go, you were the one who started labeling me and judging me without knowing me. That my friend pisses me off, so i hit back. Besides heated debate such as this is not for faint at heart. Do not take my postings personal, I have nothing against you personally, I only disagree with your philosophy. My experience from SHAH's period and his blood sucking regime is first hand and personal, get my drift???

Will you send me the link for ur numbers plz. Its unlike these 2 organizations to publish contradictory data.
Roozet khosh......


Shazde Asdola Mirza

Moment khanoom moment!

by Shazde Asdola Mirza on

Mageh shazde hayeh Ghajar mordan keh ina vaseh president nameh benevisan?

Shah's father should be shah, so kingship belongs to the Ghajar not the Reza khan who didn't know his own father.

San Francisco Yadet Nareh


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I wonder if Reza P has ever

by sarzamin (not verified) on

I wonder if Reza P has ever quesTioned himself "shayad Baba yek kaar haii ra nabayyad mikard, ya keh bayad baraye mellat anjaam midad o nakard???"
Wonder if he has ever thought " agar man jaye Babam boodam oon aghayoon ra sar-e kar nemigzashtam ya inkeh oon eshtebaah ra jobran mikardam???
I wonder....


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YT

by Anonymous Misha (not verified) on

read your comment one more time and see who is name-calling and acting like a spoiled child. no wonder we are where we are. you are the problem and your solution is the same as the democracy that khomeini was preaching. you give yourself the right to decide for iranians, the exact same thing that khomeini did. with likes of you and your language, shah was too good for, and your bullying and accusations towards a person whom you do not know does not change a thing. you are a rude person, unfit for a civil discussion, and deserve not even the shah, but likes of mullas.

my source is international database (a spin-off of UN), FYI.


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Misha

by YT (not verified) on

Misha jan
I nominate any TRUE, PROGRESSIVE, INTELLIGENT, PATRIOTIC, Iranian for the job. and REZA aint IT.

And shazdeh, i do not feel like getting into name calling and crap like that. so please keep ur stupid rhetoric for when u SHARAFYAB to kiss Reza's hand. You and likes of you are way too busy to bother to read and learn, too busy with worshiping rotten corps of a blood sucking dictator( Mohammad Reza) and his washed up family.

Unlike your numbers which i am sure has come out of seat of your pants, which serve only you and likes of you, I have provided you with the source of my numbers. All i asked u was to provide your source. let me put it in layman's terms, which even you might understand.... WHAT IS YOUR SOURCE DUDE??????

FYI.... your Master, Reza should know, CIA has been compiling those data among hundreds more on ALL and EVERY nation in the planet. Ask ur Master to ask his Masters.....they will tell him that it is so.

The only difference I see between you and a SEPAHI, is that you two have different master. You kiss Reza Pahlavi's butt as they kiss Khomeini's, and their damned RAHBAR.

Good day sir


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YT

by Anonymous Misha (not verified) on

Your comments are childish and void of rationale and logic, and that is exactly what brought us here. You did not challenge any of my rationale and you did not understand why I asked you the first two questions. If you know anyone better than Reza Chi (your language, not mine), then by all means introduce that person to iranians, or if you think you are more capable and more honest than him, by all means, go to iran and do something about mullas, rather than relaxing here and wanting the disaster to persist for the iranians within because you have some accumulated hatred from 30 years ago towards someone's father. He is an iranian citizen, innocent until proven guilty in a court of law, and has every right to voice his opinion and work towards freeing the country from the hands of mullas just like any other iranian. Or is it that your ideal democracy is only for an exclusive club members that you have affinity towards and are acceptable to you?

I never claimed to be the only one who knew those numbers; again, you made a childish counter-punch. I was quoting per capita income which is different from both GDP and GNP, relative to 1978. Amazing that you quoted cia for your data, the same cia that you reject when it comes to support for the shah. So cia is good enough but only selectively when you need them to support your point of view?


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Question

by DBK (not verified) on

SOMEONE PLEASE ANSWER THIS.

How is Pahlavi making a living? Where is his money coming from? His wife works for a none profit, so she's not bringing in money. THey live in the "Beverly Hills" of MD where the houses are well into the millions.


Kaveh Nouraee

Carpenter

by Kaveh Nouraee on

The new name you have added to your bag of tired tricks......

Don't use it again.


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Misha

by YT (not verified) on

Misha,
Thanks for your reply. You say and I quote:
[Obviously you are having a good time in the west. Were you living in Iran during shah's? Why aren't you living there now?]
If this is the best answer you can come up with I have to hand it to you. You are not as bright as you think you are. Why?
I do not know where you have arrived with your numbers. Perhaps from the lectures of your Master Reza Pahlavi. Allow me to give you some real numbers with the source!!

According to report from The World Factbook of CIA (Reza Pahlavi'es Masters), these are the economic facts about Iran:
GDP (purchasing power parity):$762.9 billion (2007 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate):$294.1 billion (2007 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:6.2% (2007 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP):$11,700 (2007 est.)
GDP - composition by sector:agriculture: 10.7%
industry: 42.9%
services: 46.5% (2007 est.)

Unemployment rate:12% according to the Iranian government (2007 est.)
Oil - production:3.956 million bbl/day (2007 est.)
Oil - consumption:1.63 million bbl/day (2006 est.)
Oil - exports:2.52 million bbl/day (2006 est.)

SOURCE:https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/print/ir.html

Just in case you might need to know the definitions of GNP, GDP & PPP, here are what they mean:

(GDP) is defined as the "value of all final goods and services produced in a country in one year".

(GNP) is defined as the "value of all (final) goods and services produced in a country in one year, plus income earned by its citizens abroad, minus income earned by foreigners in the country"

The purchasing power parity (PPP) theory uses the long-term equilibrium exchange rate of two currencies to equalize their purchasing power. Developed by Gustav Cassel in 1920, it is based on the law of one price: the theory states that, in an ideally efficient market, identical goods should have only one price.

My friend, I have no idea where you have come up with your numbers. Nevertheless whats important is that as i said before, you are entitled to your opinion, no matter how stupid and outdated they might be.

I emphasize again that i see no difference between shah and Khomeini. To me they both are (Gharat-gar, and Adam kosh). Both have looted Iran and Iranians of their lives and natural resources.
In closing, I shall use ur own childish logic that u used at the beginning of ur reply:
If this Nimche Shah(Reza Pahlavi) wanna be is so brave and patriotic, why is he sitting behind his mahogany desk, in his cushy office, getting fatter everyday and kissing butts of US presidents? WHY IS HE NOT GOING BACK TO IRAN AND LIBERATING THE COUNTRY?
your guess is as good as mine? he is a BOZDEL just like his father.
have a prosperous day my friend and JAVID IRAN.


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Still the same language with a different Paalaan.

by Anonymousww (not verified) on

John Carpenter III (aka, Richard Tehrani, Cyrus Tabatabai, Jamshid Niavarani, ...) is a Ghajar princess mad at pahlavis because they ate his family's lunch, got rid of their harems, broke their optimum pipes, and overthrew the most corrupt and useless regime in iran. He loves khomeini because the mulla got their revenge!


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A letter to a US Prez who is a DEMOCRAT?? Hey REZA, 1979!

by Cyrus Tabatabai (not verified) on

In 1979, another Democrat by the name of President Carter abandoned the Shah. How can Reza Pahlavi stoop so low to try to give advice to a US President who is a member of the Democratic Party? Doesn't he remember how is father was cancer ridden and going from country to country for cancer treatment? Doesn't he remember that his father was thrown out of ever country at the request of the Carter Administration. Historians write that Mohammad Reza Pahlavi paid a lot of money to Egyptian President Anwar Sadat in order to gain asylum there. What did the Shah get in return? Egyptian citizenship for him and his family. No one ever brings this up. The Shah died an Egyptian. Farah Diba, the Shah's 3rd wife, who was a poor orphan, still carries a valid Egyptian passport. Reza Pahlavi also has non-Iranian citizenship. To top everything off, Reza Pahlavi is a green card holder. If there ever was a draft and the US declared War on Iran, Reza Pahlavi could be ordered to be a US Soldier and fight Iranians. This is a hypothetical scenario. But it demonstrates that Reza Pahlavi is not a REAL Iranian. Anyone on this site who pays any respect to these scum bags is the lowest scum on earth. Remember, that scum bag, Shabaan "the brainless" Jafari? Shabaan helped in the coup against Dr. Mossadegh. Shabaan was very loyal to the Shah. What happened to Shabaan at the end of his life? Shabaan was collecting food stamps, he was on welfare, and he died the same scum bag monarchist he was. May we one day be rid of these scum bag, parasitic monarchists once and for all. Send them to hell. They all belong to Ahriman. AhoraMazda has washed his hands of these scum bags.


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YT

by Anonymous Misha (not verified) on

Obviously you are having a good time in the west. Were you living in iran during shah's? Why aren't you living there now?

I don't argue with what we need. The question is can we get it? and when? There so many thugs there that will NOT allow iran becoming a true secular democratic system (that khomeni was also preaching before the revolution) any time soon. In the absence of that ideal system, while you are having a good time blogging, others have been suffering in iran, not under the shah, but in the absence of the shah. The majority of whom had a good life under the shah. Things have changed, and a dose of reality has sinked in the minds of most if not all iranians living within. Per capita income was $2400 in 1978 ($7200 in today's $) while it is estimated to be $1800 this year. The distribution of wealth (standard deviation) was 9 times larger in 1978 compared to today. The "total" oil revenue for all years prior to 1978 was $110B ($330B in today's $), the oil revenue only for this year is estimated to be around $100B. And so on and so forth.

As for your numbers, you do not take inflation into account twice, once for iran and once for $. That is why your numbers are double what they should be. Iranian inflation shows up in the exchange rate. And iran had little inflation anyway: remember what hoveyda said in response to "what did you do in the 13 years that you were the PM?" He said: "when I took over match box was 1 rial, and when I left, match box was still 1 rial." People laughed at him then, but now they know that it was a fact.


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Ostaad

by YT (not verified) on

they say [LIKE FATHER LIKE SON] Reza Pahlavi is waiting for his MASTERS in USA and UK to put him on power, as they helped his Shah couple of times.


Ostaad

Great, Obama finally got a letter from the ...

by Ostaad on

hologram "prince" who has perfected the art of letter writing without saying or doing much. Here's a thought, if HIM is convinced that his "homeland" desire change, why doesn't HIM announce a date certain that he will fly to Tehran and face whatever the consequences? 


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Misha

by YT (not verified) on

I bet you think u are the only one who deals with those kind of numbers. nice rebuttal LOL. First of all my computation is not in error, because u have to factor in the high level of inflation in Iran.
Secondly, if SHAH killed less people than Khomeini, does that makes him good?, with your account Hitler is not bad because he killed less people than Stalin?

but before you use up all the ink in ur keyboard. just tell me where was it on my posting that you read about me condoning Khomeini's regime? may be i missed it myself? A bit of sarcasm i know, but read my posting before u jump into putting ur penny's worth, and shouting [javid shah].

for the last time my point is.... we need a secular pragmatic democracy,[Republic]. which neither current Islamic regime nor your beloved Shah been able to deliver. besides, can someone tell me what kind of political experience this NIMCHE shah wanna-be ( Reze Pahlavi) has, except being a honorable butt kisser??? and what kind of generosity has he shown toward his countrymen?
This guy [Reza Pahlavi] has been residing in a foreign land, waiting and hoping for some US president to change the regime in Iran so he can go and pick up where his father left off??????
My friend, SHAH was commander in chief, he was [nasalamati] our leader, as history has shown, anytime there was an unrest in Iran, he did what he used to do best, he FLED, like a RAT.
So please do not sit behind ur computer and tell me since shah killed less people then he is better????? is that all of ur logic???????
One more thing.... don't disagree for the sake of disagreement....


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YT

by Anonymous Misha (not verified) on

You are simply wrong, being for or agasint shah does not make things right or wrong: 1971 dollar to todays dollar is about 3.5 times - I know this with certainty because that is part of my job. And murderous shah? Yes, he unjustly killed people and should be kept accountable for that, BUT, khomeini killed as many people in a single day as shah killed in his entire regime according to Ganji and Baghi. My point: had we the iranians chosen a regime better than the shah, we would not be having this discussion today. It was an awful and costly mistake to replace him with IRI.


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letter

by A B (not verified) on

that was a good congratulatory business letter, however, Reza Pahlavi needs to realize that he is no longer relevant to what's going on in Iran.