A file photo from Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani in Savak prison. Rafsanjani became a prominent revolutionary figure after the Islamic Revolution of 1979 and he survived in the high ranks of IRI helping create and lead the Expediency Discernment Council. (circa late 1970's). Rafsanjani's Responsability in the Death of the Shah's Last Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar as well as Fereidoun Farrokhzad and other political dissidents in the late 1990's has been exposed by the French Judge Jean-Louis Bruguière . In recent Years he has become enstranged with the Supreme Leader he helped Create as well as with the current Leadership of the Islamic Republic.
VOA Interview of Journalist Ali Reza Nourizadeh:Part I:
Rafsanjani chooses Ali Khamanei as supreme leader to succeed Khomeiny in 1989
Same in a Dutch Documentary with English subtitles:
Hashemi Rafsanjani interview after an assassination attempt on his life alledgedly by the MKO, 1980's:
Rafsanjani during his "Charm Offensive" Presidential Campaign interviewed by University students a few years ago is asked about the Hijab restrictions:
In the Same meeting asked about the Arrest of Akbar Ganji:
Related New to Ali Vakili Rad's Liberation:
FRENCH NEWS COMPILATION: On Bakhtiar's Assassin's Liberation ( France 24/Euronews)
BOOK: New Revelations on Bakhtiar's Assassination
BOOK: MA FIDELITE by Shapour Bakhtiar
BOOK:Sadegh Ghobtzadeh, The Man In the Mirror by Carole Jerome (1987)
REPUBLICAN OFFSPRING: Massoud Rajavi at Tehran University during Presidential Campaign (1980)
CLUELESS JON STEWART: "Ebrahim Yazdi Such a Lovely Man"
pictory: Yazdi, Castro and Pretty Interpreter (1978)
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Scaryby hirre on Tue Dec 28, 2010 05:04 AM PST
It is scary how power is built up during history... Very sad that the shah executed so many confused "communists" that atleast wanted a secular society with rights for the poor... What if the shah executed or imprisoned all these mullahs, history would have had a different turn...
By the way, the documentary is not in dutch, it's in swedish...
sean....by shushtari on Tue Jun 29, 2010 06:06 PM PDT
your're absolutely right....
this kooseh, along with the other filth should have been exterminated long ago.....and khomeini should have been sent to hell a lot earlier than 1989- in 1963
gen pakravan who saved his butt was one of the first to be executed.
the akhoonds don't deserve any mercy- the shah could have saved all this misery by taking care of them long ago.
and the fact that he did not goes against everything that these filthy akhoonds and their cronies have been trying to spread- that he was a brutal tyrant
DK jaan good pic! A young shark in, is that a villa or Mashad?!by Anonymouse on Tue Jun 29, 2010 04:27 PM PDT
Everything is sacred
I agreeby Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on Tue Jun 29, 2010 03:24 PM PDT
With the rest COP & Sean and the rest of you. Shah's mistake was to let the scum live. He should have taken care of them. Both the Islamists and MKO. He got blamed for nothing.
But his bigger mistake was to censor them. He should have had Khomeini's writings published and given out. For free to all! People should have been shown the drivel. Beginning on how to properly f*** a camel. To what to do if you fall on your ammeh. Then the bastards promoting him would have been the laughing stock of everyone. Instead he kept the stuff hidden. So charlatans manages to push them on people as some hidden wisdom.
current revolutionaries have learned from the mistakes of theby mahmoudg on Tue Jun 29, 2010 03:16 PM PDT
late Shah, hence why they are killing and raping every one, cause they know if the page turns, these same people would be their demise. just like Mr. Rafsanjani (and his family) is/are reposinble for the thousands of murders and will be brought to justice soon.
I'm w/ you seanneyby Cost-of-Progress on Tue Jun 29, 2010 02:12 PM PDT
my problem with the SHAHby seannewyork on Tue Jun 29, 2010 02:08 PM PDT
was that he let these roaches live and reproduce and also a problem is that he put these guys in country club prisons. ask abbas milani who says they played volleyball.
shah got tagged for being brutual and he had a soft hand with these guys, if you are going to get tagged that way exterminate all roaches.
" Shame that Shah didn't exterminate these vermin"by fooladi on Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:54 AM PDT
Not only this vermin, but also, the chief vermin khomeini and the entire leadership of islamic regime.
Unfortunately Shah , for reasons still being debated, had a soft touch for islamists. Yet he was ruthless to anybody he considered to be leftist or marxist.
Under Late shah's regime there were more mosques built in Iran than any other period of Iranian history. A co incidence? I say not!
What a shameby Onlyiran on Tue Jun 29, 2010 09:32 AM PDT
that Shah didn't exterminate these vermin. :-(
So, this guy wasn't aby Cost-of-Progress on Tue Jun 29, 2010 07:31 AM PDT
career mullah at first and became one when the atmosphere was ripe for rape?
Can't watch the posted videos now, so I can't tell.....
Just selfishnessby Amir Sahameddin Ghiassi on Tue Jun 29, 2010 06:44 AM PDT
The people who were in jail. Sent the other people in Jail. Just selfishness. We need Unity, Love and Respect for each other, which is a very good point.
SPink Jaan, I'm sure indeed I can Rely on YOUR Excellent Sourcesby Darius Kadivar on Tue Jun 29, 2010 06:23 AM PDT
When it Comes to Exclusive Feedback on YOUR OFFSPRINGS and their Whereabouts in the Corrupt West they are trying like YOU to penetrate ...
Strange You don't Even Acknowledge Your Former Friend as One of Yours Anymore ... It should be a lesson to You that LOYALTY in the Islamic Republic doesn't Pay Off ...
Oh and Lastly Just Make Sure Next Time to wear a more Suitable Fouragere when Saluting to Your Superior Officer ...
It may Even Help YOU Concentrate better and Shoot Straight ...
Well, he's not exactly anby Sargord Pirouz on Tue Jun 29, 2010 06:04 AM PDT
Well, he's not exactly an "offspring" in the photo, it being pre-revolution.
And in reference to that French judge, well, we are talking about the extraordinary role of a French judge- aren't we? (What an outrageous judicial system, by Western standards)
You failed to mention his role as effective C-in-C of Iran's armed forces during the Imposed War.
And DK, don't believe everything you read in the Western MSM, or from exiles (no matter what the persuasion). He hasn't turned on his own country, as you're mistakenly hoping for. (More grasping at straws)