Haunting Headlines from the Past
Ashargh alawsat / Amir Taheri
07-Dec-2010 (4 comments)

“Revolution Will Restore Rule of Law”. The quotation comes from Ibrahim Yazdi, a naturalised US citizen of Iranian origin who landed by the side of Khomeini just before the revolution and became the ayatollah’s contact man with the Carter administration.

For a few months, Yazdi became a foreign minister under Khomeini and managed to protect the US Embassy from the first attempt at seizing it by leftist groups. However, the second attempt was successful and Yazdi had to resign along with the entire cabinet headed by the clueless Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan.

“ I Do Not Want To Head the State” and

“ No Mullah Should Become President.”

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As if we needed another reminder on 16th Azar...

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

That the hopes and ideals of a very well justified, truely popular revolution were crushed under the sandels of the islamist fascism due to a combination of treason, incompetence, and above all, non existance of a truely Revolutionary organisation to lead the Revolutionary masses to freedom, secularism and social justice.

Good news is that lessons are well learnt. Next time there will be no mistaking who the friends and enemies of people are, and they will be dealt with accordingly and decisively......

BTW, I dont know Mr Taheri, but  his quotations of headlines at least are correct and factual.

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


Amir Taheri is also a grade A liar, just like war advocate Fred


long list of fabrications by taheri: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amir_Taheri#Alleged_f...

Sargord Pirouz

Remember when Taheri wrote

by Sargord Pirouz on

Remember when Taheri wrote that Iran was forcing its jewish population to wear stars?

You know, that's how bankrupt these anti-Iran folks are, they're forced to rely on duds like Taheri.

Yeah, you've picked a real winner there- mahmoud. lol 


Amir Taheri is an erudite editor

by mahmoudg on

My father told me once, he and Amir were walking in the halls of the Ministery of Imperial Court once and Amir told him, when this country needed a good technocrat as the prime minister, his Majesty appointed a good politician, now that it needs a good politician, he has appointed a good technocrat.  How true this rang as Hoveyda went out and Amouzegar came in.  Good job Mr. taheri.