An Iranian fighter ace makes flight to freedom
The Global and Mail / David Ebner
20-May-2010 (3 comments)

From stunt pilot to bomber to diplomat to accused spy to refugee, Yadi Sharifirad has endured changes of fortune that would destroy a lesser man.

He awoke, his feet grotesquely swollen and severely blistered, covered in plastic bags, after another beating at the hands of the henchmen of Ayatollah Khomeini in a Tehran prison.

This is where Yadi Sharifirad gave up on god and contemplated death in 1988. Lying on the ground in a concrete cell two by two metres, he was ready for the end.

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Anonymous Observer

And they brag about

by Anonymous Observer on

how they respect and value the sacrifice of those who fought in the Iran / Iraq war.  This is how they treated highly trained military officers, and then replaced them with a bunch of chagookesh and arazel va obash basiji and pasdar. 


Interesting story. He may know Hajiagha!

by Anonymouse on

Everything is sacred.

Darius Kadivar

Amazing Story I met a similar guy in Paris

by Darius Kadivar on

They must have been of the same Golden Crown Unit Training But this one Trained in Texas Huston not Arizona.

He also wrote a book I highly Recommend. He too was a Iran Iraq War Hero and used by the Regime to train other pilots only to be tortured on three different occasions including a fake execution to scare him out.

He remains a Firm Monarchist to this day and worked with Shapour Bakhtiar.

Nocturne iranien : Mémoires d'exil du colonel Bidgoli Rad, de l'armée de l'air impériale iranienne (Broché) by Claudine Monin-Krijan