Skip to comments.The last interview of the late Shah of Iran with ABC (Must See)
Posted on 11/03/2005 7:07:21 AM PST by F14 Pilot
An interview with David Frost in 1979, 75 days after the Hostage Crisis
How the liberals and Commies helped overthrow one of the greatest allies of the US in the mideast
How did this Shah get to achieve his lofty position?
I heard Pres. Carter yesterday noting how if he had a second term he "would have brought peace to the middle east."
This idiot caused all the problems we have today in that region.
US and British sponsored coup, I think.
I do believe your comment is a tad simplistic.
But every time I am reminded of the Shah, I get this urge to break my thumbs around Jimmah's throat.
Too bad it is in Real Player format. I refuse to let that crap program take over my computer.
Well, there ya go.
You have to see this!
UN wanted to try him to make the Mullahs happy!!????!!!!!!!!
Will have to pass. I don't watch network shows ever. No way, no how.
bump for later look
In 1953 the Iran's constitutionally and democratically elected nationalist prime minister, Dr. Mohammed Mossadegh had nationalized the oil industry, much to the anger of the United States and Great Britain. This resulted in an embargo on Iranian oil exports, which only worsened the already fragile economy. To gain control over the Iranien oil industry the CIA funded and lead a coup to overthrow prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh (see Operation Ajax). The coup initially failed and Mohammad Reza had to flee Iran. After a brief exile in Italy the Shah was brought back again through, this time a succesful, second coup. Mossadegh was arrested, tried and put in house arrest. General Fazlollah Zahedi had been handpicked to succeed prime minister Mohammed Mossadegh.
Yes, we assisted in removing a Commie sympathizing Mossadegh and got a good ally in the Shah. Sounds good to me. Wish we could do something similar today.
Careful, wikpedia is very leftist.
The CIA put him in place. This is when the CIA was an agency in support of the United States as opposed to the CIA of today which is so full of Clintonistas that it is an enemy of the United States.
The peanut farmer from Plains said that the biggest shock he got in his life was when the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan.
But he really stuck it to them by pulling out of the Moscow Olympics.
"How the liberals and Commies helped overthrow one of the greatest allies of the US in the mideast"
An ally who stayed in power with torture and didn't have a democratic bone in his body. And when he was overthrown the people didn't just hate him - they hated us too.
You would think we would have learned more from that situation.
I also read that the Shah was unpoular with the most radical of the lunatic Muslims in Iran as he was toying with resurrecting Zoroastrianism as a state religion - Zoroastrianism was the first Monotheistic religion and had its origins in Persia.
I also read in one of the postings in this forum something about Jimmy Carter having a personal vendetta with the Shah over some personal economic details, but can't recall the details.
Under the Shah, its true they had a brutal secret police, but SAVAK was hardly more brutal than what they have there now, and probably a lot less effective and intrusive in the personal lives of individual Iranians. There was also a thriving, educated, middle class adn a lot of pro-western thinkers there.
Jimmy Carter and the French - who provided Khomeni with asylum - helped unleash a nuclear mightmare on the world.
No I tend to agree. He is an idiot. But seriously, while Jimmy didn't cause all the troubles, he sure as hell didn't do a damn thing to make things better. I saw an interview where he said his most proud moment was not succumbing to pressure to use military force - no mention of burned helicopters in the Iranian desert. My impression is that he was inept, lost his nerve and then was paralyzed with fear.
That is what the Liberals say! and I believe you are here to repeat them!
You saw that story at this link, I guess
We did. And THAT is precisely why we went into Afghanistan and Iraq and may have to make other "visits".
!!! I have underestimated what a complete Clymer he really is.
Do a search for "real alternative" or go to this site:
It's a free codec that plays real audio files without installing the real audio player.
There is also a quicktime alternative available so you don't have to install that either.
Carter was blaming Reagan for Iran-Contra too, last night but there was no one, almost no body, to remind the old idiot that Iran became a mess due to his stupidity!
Until the end of the Shah's rule, God continued to bless Persia/Iran because one of the Shah's predecessors, Cyrus, rebuilt The Temple in Jerusalem. (I will bless them that bless thee)
ping a ling...
The Shah was just as bad as the rest of them. Unfortunately, Carter let someone even worse take over.
"We did. And THAT is precisely why we went into Afghanistan and Iraq and may have to make other "visits"."
Actually I was thinking about our relationships with Saudi Arabia and China.
Absolutely true. We put the exalted Reza on the throne in 1953, almost against his own wishes, and in the process threw out the only legally elected leader Iran ever had. Under the FOI act CIA docs that were formerly classified are not available to anyone who can google. The docs describe blow by blow what Ike did, how we had to use Reza's own sister to shame him into action and how he fled to Italy when the first stage of the coup didn't go too well.
Are you a DemocRAT?!
In time and if necessary. Don'tcha think we should give diplomacy a chance? ;-)
This book is recommended for those who might wanna know more about the revolution of 1979
Forever linked in my mind with Jimmy Carter. Bleccch!
Google "Real Alternative", it's good stuff.
I won't use the Real Player spyware, either.
"That is what the Liberals say! and I believe you are here to repeat them!"
If you are going to label as liberal everyone who has concerns about allies who oppose our ideals then you're gonna have to go after many, many conservatives.
Saudi Arabia and Pakistan come to mind... Now I'm not saying that we turn against either of them but we should at least recognize that we are not really on the same side, we just have a common enemy. It's not the same thing.
We assisted! Huge understatement...we did all the heavy lifting and then stuck girly-man reza in his seat.
"In time and if necessary. Don'tcha think we should give diplomacy a chance? ;-)"
Yes. But the situation is more critical than it was the Shah's day.
Thanks for that link and book. I shall explore them.
I wonder how you, as a pacifist, are on FR
Well, I would certainly prefer Reza to the nutcases who have followed him. Wouldn't you? Or, for that matter, the anti-American Leftist who preceeded him who we ushered into obscurity.
That wtc911 loves Mullahs and Carter!
Don't waste your time with him/her plz