ROYAL BOOK TOUR: Shahbanou Farah in Cairo to Promote AutoBiography


ROYAL BOOK TOUR: Shahbanou Farah in Cairo to Promote AutoBiography
by Darius Kadivar

Shahbanou Farah's autobiography entitled "An Enduring Love: My Life With The Shah" is Now Available in Arabic. On a Book Tour in the Middle East to promote her book she spoke to AFP and VOA Persian recently.

Empress Farah Pahlavi, denounced conditions for Iranians under the current Islamic regime during a book signing in Cairo on March 7, 2010. The Empress, whose memoir "An Enduring Memory My Life with the Shah" has now been translated into Arabic, said the majority of people in Iran wanted change.

AFP Report: ( if You can't See Click Here)

VOA Interview Jan 15, 2010:

Recommended Readings:

Canvas Magazine - Her Majesty Farah Pahlavi The Queen of Culture - January- Feb. 2010 (Published in Dubai)

A Queen's Loyalty by Darius KADIVAR

Related Blog:

Reza Pahlavi on Arab Satellite TV Al' Hurra Talk Show "Hiwar Khass"

Recommended Books:

An Enduring Love: My Life with the Shah A Memoir By Shahbanou Farah Pahlavi
Answer to History: Final Memoirs By Mohamed Reza Shah Pahlavi
In Search of Identity an Autobiography By Anwar El Sadat

The Shah's Last Ride by William Shawcross
All the Shah's Men by Stephen Kinzer


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by jamshid on

I did not call you an IRI thug. I said your behavior in accusing others is similar to them. Do you understand the difference?

"I have been using this site for 2 years now and you are one the first so called democratic person who introduced yourself."

Again, my humble thanks for having such a great interest in me, all the way back to two years past.

I am a democratic person. But being democratic does not mean tolerance for those who are dictators in nature, such as IRI apologists (I don't mean you), or for those who enable the regime in one way or another.

"Just wondering what is your religious believe if that is ok to ask."

I am a morted and mohaareb ba khodaa, according to the IRI that is. But according to myself, I was born in a nasl andar nasl moslem family, was a faithful moslem in my youth, lost my faith, and now I am an agnostic.

P.S. I know your red lights are flashing, but no it does not mean I am against Islam, and no it does not mean I was brainwashed by neocon and zionist plotters. It only means that I am not religion material.

P.S. #2: Instead of busying yourself with my bad behavior, I suggest you focus on the entity that have caused many Iranians physical and psychological scars to have this behavior, namely, focus on the tormentor and antagonist, the IRI, not on an insignificant person like me who does not harm even an ant.


Dear Jamshid

by amirkabear4u on

Here you go again. You done it once more.

If you expect others to take your comments with open mind so should you. Anyone who disagrees with you is an IRI thug. That is how open minded and understanding you are. You do not even bother to get to know the person before firing away. 

I have been using this site for 2 years now and you are one the first so called democratic person who introduced yourself. I can tell you with confidence your attitude needs improving.

Just wondering what is your religious believe if that is ok to ask.

Fairness and Equality in Justice



by jamshid on

Your words and accusations remind me of IRI thugs. I'll let the readers take a look at your own comments and then decide which one of us is the hate raged person. Remember one thing: Accusing is easy, IRI thugs are doing it in Iran left and right. I suggest you choose a different role model.



by amirkabear4u on

Since you are trying to show yourself understanding why don't you conduct yourself like an understanding person?

Looking at your past responses and blogs one gets the idea you might be disabled or mentally impaired. DON'T you see this is democracy, one can express himself or herself.

Behave like a democratic person NOT a hate raged person.

Fairness and Equality in Justice

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

In fairness

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


I do not see how anyone would want the IRI over Pahlavis. After 30+ years of hell. Pahlavis were not perfect. I could make a list also. But they were so much better than IRI. Why do people still harbor hated of them defies reason.



by jamshid on

how some folks here can't muster anything of substance against the Pahlavis. So what do they revert to in abscence of susbstance?

Fahaashi, hochi gari and arbadeh keshi. The usual tools of araazelo obaash in any country and society.

I could create a long list of critisicms on Pahlavis, all with substance and with strong backings. I could argue about these issues against the staunchest Pahlavi supporters by presenting solid and strong arguments.

But this is not the forte of araazelo obaash. Belittling, hochi gari and arbadeh keshi is their shining forte.

They remind me of Khomeini's thugs early in the revolution when they went after the "non-favorable" groups in order to silence them. There is a striking resemblence.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on

was the name of "Middle Persian" language. Reza Shah named his family after the name of Middle Persian. Yes he showed real patriotism. I know the haters don't know how to deal with it. Without Reza Shah we would not be anywhere near where we are now. If the Anglo Soviet invasion had not removed him Iran would be a lot better off now. If the Jimmy Carter ; British; idiot Marxist revolution had not happened Iran would be a heck of a lot more advanced now.

So all you Pahlavi haters why don't you go back and eat the fruit of your namk nashnasi and biting the hand that fed you? Yeh you f*** Iran up then ran away to the West. Now my family is scattered around the world thanks to you. Great job you did for Iran keep it up.


Exclusive edition II

by amirkabear4u on

Chapter Five: How Iran was so backward until I arrived.

Chapter Sex: Men in my life.

Chapter Seven: What marriage certificate? What for?

Fairness and Equality in Justice

I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek

We should change the name of Iran to Pahlavi

by I Have a Crush on Alex Trebek on

we would be livestock without that family, of course. 

Darius Kadivar

VPK LOL that was a Good One ;0)

by Darius Kadivar on


Here is the scene right ?


Here is another one for our closet clueless Revolutionary :


I sincerely Apologize on behalf of the Pahlavis for Oppressing them !



Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

What did the Pahlavis do for Iran

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


reminds me of Monty Python Life of Brian:

Just substitute Pahlavi for Romans and you get it right. No thanks to the namak nashnas revolutionary assholes.

The aqueduct.
Oh yeah, yeah they gave us that. Yeah. That's true.
Masked Activist:
And the sanitation!
Oh yes... sanitation, Reg, you remember what the city used to be
All right, I'll grant you that the aqueduct and the sanitation
are two things that the Romans have done...
And the roads...
(sharply) Well yes obviously the roads... the
roads go without saying. But apart from the aqueduct, the
sanitation and the roads...
Another Masked Activist:
Other Masked Voices:
Medicine... Education... Health...
Yes... all right, fair enough...
Activist Near Front:
And the wine...
Oh yes! True!
Yeah. That's something we'd really miss if the Romans left, Reg.
Masked Activist at Back:
Public baths!
And it's safe to walk in the streets at night now.
Yes, they certainly know how to keep order... (general
... let's face it, they're the only ones who could
in a place like this.

(more general murmurs of agreement)
All right... all right... but apart from better sanitation and
medicine and education and irrigation and public health and
roads and a freshwater system and baths and public order... what
have the Romans done for us?
Brought peace!
(very angry, he's not having a good meeting at all)
What!? Oh... (scornfully) Peace, yes... shut up!

Darius Kadivar

When the Phantom Farts ...

by Darius Kadivar on

The Trigger Starts ...

The Phantom Of The Opera


by The Phantom Of The Opera on





The Pahlavis, all mullahs, and all public figures associated with the Green Movement  must disclose the source and the amount of their wealth/income.