The Green Movement's bloody street protests may not have toppled Iran's Ayatollah Ali Khamenei—but they will.
Newsweek / Maziar Bahari |
06-Jun-2010 (2 comments)

"This is the beginning of the end of the Islamic Republic as we know it," I told my editors at NEWSWEEK in a hastily written e-mail from Tehran on the night of June 20, 2009. "I don't know how long is it going to take for the Islamic regime to fall. Khamenei has learnt many lessons from the Shah's downfall and is not making the same mistakes." It seemed clear in any case that the rule of Iran's Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was doomed. His regime had abandoned its claim to legitimacy earlier that day when Revolutionary Guards violently crushed a peaceful mass protest against the shamelessly rigged June 12 presidential election. By that assault on the Iranian people, Khamenei revealed himself to be no better than Iran's deposed shah or any other common dictator.

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by free vs islam on

I wonder how can you compare the Shah to some killers and I am happy that you are free and I should remind you shah was true Iranian and he could of order the killing but he didn't and that was his mistake and he knew who these people were and if and British and american were arranged and backed some one like khomeinie who was against freedom of women to vote and against the given land to people and many other things and what is that done is done but Iranian should restore the their Pride and History and drive these arabs invators out of our land.



by shushtari on

makes some valid points.....but it is nonsense to compare the shah of iran with a vile idiot like khomeini


the shah made a lot of mistakes, but he was a true patriot who loved his people and his country.....

the mullahs could care less about iran, it's image, culture, or its people......they are raping it's wealth while they have the chance....b.ecause they know once they are gone......they will be exterminated for good