Rare: Key Figures in 1979 Revolution

Never-before seen clips

Sadegh Ghotbzadeh, Mohammad Khatami, Mahmoud Doaie, Mojahedin Khalgh (fast forward to 17:55), Abolhassan Banisadr, Mir Hossein Mousavi (25:45), Hashemi Rafsanjani, Mohammad Beheshti...


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by aliash on

Dear hmj2101 if the shah's period was such a wonderful time why did so many people actually come into the street and essentially commit group suicide?! The truth is the revolution happened due to the mistakes of the monarchy, and until the day people of Iran and people such as yourself do not realize that we will never get out of the worse period in the history of our nation.  You have to have an open minded and accept the inadequacies of the people you support to understand why this did happen, and why many do not want to go back to that period.  That is not to say that a true constitutional monarchy is not a good option for our country, but the support for such a system may actually not be there!  In either case many of the people in the video were young and did not know what they were doing.  They were idealist led by a shroud religio-politician.  Some may have been less than genuine, but the majority were good people with good intentions many of whom paid the ultimate price!  Bad mouthing them or anyone else really does not help your cause!  Unless of course you are actually pro-IRI, in that case then I have nothing to say to you!


Swallowed up by their own lies

by hmj2101 on

How amazing that one by one the people who helped Khomeini consolidate his power were cut from underneat by him or his successors. 

This is not simply due to Khomeini's and Islamic Republic's evilness, it is the outcome of these men lied for Khomeini and their own lies caught with them.

The revolution of 1978-79 was founded on seeds of lies, lies and lies. People were led to believe that Savak killed Shariati, that he poisoned Khomeini's obese son, that Savak was throwing live people into salt lakes, that Khomeini's face appeared on the moon and that he is in regular communication with the hidden Imam. There is nothing honorable about the revolution of 1978-79. The leaders and participants shall be remembered as Iran's worst generation.


H. Michael Jalili is a writer based in the Gulf.


Wow, never seen so many people carry the picture of

by JavoonDeerooz on

their executioner and cheer him. 

shahram G

good catch

by shahram G on

He sure is,how naive we all were at the begining....

Jahanshah Javid

Shahbal Shabpareh?

by Jahanshah Javid on

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