Regime change; democracy and high horse

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan
by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

People have been debating what is good for and what is going on in Iran. Is there intervention; is it desirable and what is good. Do we want democracy? Where does Reza Pahalavi fit in.

I welcome you ALL to post here and share your thoughts in a polite and civil manner. 

My own thoughts are intervention is happening right now.

Therefore it is not a question of if but how. Do we get to impact it and if so how. 

To me these are the priorities:

* A strong and intact Iran.

* A secular state.

* Freedom and guaranteed rights for all.

* Iran so attractive to stop the brain drain and get parts of diaspora to return.

* A strong an vibrant economy.

Not so important are:

* Actual form of government: Monarchy; Republic or whatever as long as it is free and respects our rights.

* Getting all the oil and gas wealth. We should be working not living off goo pumped out of ground.

* Independence whatever that means because I don't think any nation is really independent.


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by amirparvizforsecularmonarchy on

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Oon Yaroo

Regime change, God all Mighty regime change at last!

by Oon Yaroo on

I would vote for RP to lead the next government of Iran! As a king, a president, a prime minster, or at any other capacity as long as it is within a framework of constitution, law, and order!


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by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


I want to coin a new phrase: RPhobia: a fear of Reza Pahlavi. Mostly in Islamists goons of IRI who see RP as a catalyst to bringing them to justice.

This is different from hatred of RP which is more among Mossadeg supporters. They have nothing to worry about and are not to be confused with the former.

One day big bad RP is gonna get the Islamists :=> 

Maryam Hojjat

Bacheshirazi, I agree with you

by Maryam Hojjat on

Reza Pahlavi has got momentum since his latest move.  and a lot of people on IC such as Pendar NIK are worrying and BSing.


My favorite part

by Rastin on

"Not so important are: ... Getting all the oil and gas wealth. We should be working not living off goo pumped out of ground."

I couldn't have said it better myself. The only sustainable resource a country has is its people. 


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Reza Pahlavi

by BacheShirazi on

I think it has gotten to the point where Reza Pahlavi should just call people to come out and demonstrate and strike. Iran needs someone they can rally around. And while I am grateful that he is finally doing something, I think he would be more successful if he took a tougher approach. If Khomeini could communicate with Iranians in 1979 then Reza Pahlavi can do it in 2011. And I don't buy that stuff that the BBC did all the work for Khomeini because of some giant conspiracy even though Iran was not going against western interests at the time compared to the current regime. I guarantee if Reza Pahlavi got some protest movement going the BBC would cover it.

Maryam Hojjat

I am with you, VPOK

by Maryam Hojjat on

I like particularly this one:

Actual form of government: Monarchy; Republic or whatever as long as it is free and respects our rights.