Skip to comments.With immense grief .. we ...inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi
Posted on 01/04/2011 1:32:25 PM PST by nuconvert
It is with immense grief that we would like to inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi.
Like millions of young Iranians, he too was deeply disturbed by all the ills fallen upon his beloved homeland, as well as carrying the burden of losing a father and a sister in his young life.
Although he struggled for years to overcome his sorrow, he finally succumbed, and during the night of the 4th of January 2011, in his Boston residence, took his own life, plunging his family and friends into great sorrow.
Once again, we are joined with mothers, father and relatives of so many victims of these dark times for our country.
My deepest condolences to the Pahlavi family.
Wow. Same here. Prayers for the family.
Courtesy of President Jimmy Carter. Wonder if peanut butter will get all that blood off his hands?
You beat me to the punch. How many dead Iranians will hopefully haunt the evil one worlder from Plains?
Son of, not brother.
Although when I went to Berkeley there were people always demonstrating against the Shah, I always thought he and his family were decent and honorable folks... And friends of the United States.
Mental illness is an awful disease, and I'm sorry to hear the young man succumbed to the darkness of depression.
May the Good LORD comfort his loved ones and family.
“Son of, not brother.”
No, it’s Reza Pahlavi’s younger brother. The Shah was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi
Having a brother & sister commit suicide; Farah losing 2 children to suicide.
Thanks. Guess I broke the news
ALL exportation of radical Islam can be laid directly at the feet of Jimmy Carter. I say with total certainty that 9/11 would not have happened if Carter had not abandoned The Shah.
Bad news. Very sad news.
This is so sad.
How very sad. May peace come to the family somhehow.
The people who left Iran for America after the Shah was removed, those former iranians were for the most part highly educated and became a successful part of American life.
I know many feel deeply what is happening now and I can only imagine he felt it too.
I always thought Farah Diba was so lovely looking.
What a tragedy for his family. May God bless them all.
“I always thought Farah Diba was so lovely looking.”
I think she’s a lovely person
Two siblings lost to suicide, how horrible. The Pahlavis have had more than their fair share of misfortune and sorrow.
Mr.Pahlavi was reclusive, stayed away from politics and was not as well known as his older brother.
Prayers for his family.
Yalta, Vietnam, Cambodia, Iran, Cuba, Simas Kudirka, Elian Gonzalez.
No he won’t. He will die an old, bitter individual Unourned and unmissed.
Take a look at these pictures from Iran before the
Revolution, um, Devolution. This is what Jimmy Carter couldn't stomach.
Well, it's going, going, gone now.
Over the Holidays, the guest host on Glenn Beck's radio show interviewed one of the Marine guards that had been on duty at the time the embassy was stormed. Although he was armed, he had received direct orders from the ambassador to hold his fire while a diplomatic solution was being sought while the Iranians were rushing the gate. He dutifully held his fire.
Although he is now a successful executive, parent and grandparent, he stated that he would trade it all to go back to that moment and pull the trigger. He stated his belief that the lack of any confrontation and resistance at that moment encouraged virtually every subsequent terrorist action against the U.S. He stated it was his belief that if he and his fellow Marines had fired into the crowd of Iranian *students* that day, 9/11 would not have occurred.
“ALL exportation of radical Islam can be laid directly at the feet of Jimmy Carter. I say with total certainty that 9/11 would not have happened if Carter had not abandoned The Shah.”
I absolutely agree. Sad news. Prayers for the family.
Has anyone written When Khomeini Decapitated Pink Rabbit yet? Not that I Kerr.
I sure hope they considered thoroughly whether this was a legitimate suicide, or a staged one.
Thank you Jimmy Carter. /s
What a shame. Blame this and the Ayatollahs on our worst president, Jimmy Carter
Sorry to hear this. Prayers to the brave survivors.
This is very sad.
Yes, more tragedy for the family.
My deepest sympathy to the Pahlavi family. They have been subjected to far more than their share of grief. Prayers for strength and comfort...
Nothing definitive, but we're suddenly hearing from friends it was a "hit." By whom or why, I have no idea.
But it is sad, regardless.
Nuconvert is correct, Son of late Shah but brother of Crown Prince Reza.
Monday morning quarter backing or as the Persians say it's easy to sit at the side of a wrestling match and say “largish koon” (roughly meaning “get his leg”).
Since Obama came to power, the Crown Prince has the chance of a snowflake in hell of getting any support from the Administration and any support that had been there previously was lost as the State Department shut down all support checks and any small funding. Even moving to acclaim pro-Mullah “exiles” and calling on them to free Iran!! (From themselves??)
Having a fairly close window into the efforts by RP and what obstacles he faces,the lack of results is notable but impossible to achieve large without financing from outside.
He does not have personal funds with which to accomplish/encourage even fairly simple tactics let alone implement strategy and his mother is holding tight onto the comparatively little she has left.
A guy called Ansari drained the last $22 million from the family promising to return them multiple times more as revenue and then “lost” it. Or claimed to have lost it. Some of that money was Alireza’s contribution to the “investment”.
In fact, his financial problems and his mother refusing to “waste” her funds is being discussed as the reason for his demise.
The question of whether he was placed into financial difficulties by pro-Mullah people who are stealthily around him, or got him back onto drugs, is still open.
Notice in the AntiMullah article photo that the two siblings who resemble the mother more than the father are the two who have said goodbye.
In any event the family has had a huge share of disasters that were not deserved and our hearts go out to them.
>>>”this young man .... began to gather a following (as a possible potential leader) of some of those who feel that the Crown Prince is not getting enough done nor putting in enough effort into overthrowing the Mullahs.”<<<
I heard that first time in early 1990’s when visiting the U.S. - Also heard that compared to RP, Alireza’s character was more similar to his paternal grandfather Reza Shah. I was told that, at the time, he decided not to actively pursue politics because of protocol & out of respect for his older Crown Prince brother (RP), so as to avoid any potential leadership conflict within the family.
Personally, I neither know the Pahlavis nor am I familiar with the circumstances surrounding Alireza’s life in recent years. But, it would take a huge jolt for someone of his mentioned character to shoot himself. The reasons given for his “suicide” appear tenuous, but understandable. (Though, I could accept the same reasons for his sister’s [Leila’s] suicide)
Anyhow, very sad news.
correcting typo: the Farsi/Persian expression is “lengesh koon” - dyslexic fingers and a hurry to post not language error. .
Thanks for the ping!
There is a rumour circulating, that the police were called to the house at 2am, and that no one knows who put in the call. If so, that is suspicious - although not proof of murder. It is also said that he was killed with a shotgun ... golly ... a farmer’s weapon. One would expect a wealthy man to take an easier and less violent exit. But if he had mental illness then that is accounted for.
Like DGH, I hope the police do a thorough job. There is a lot of money around that family, a lot of political divisions, a lot of old scores, and (as FARS points out) a history of being taken in by scams. All of these things provide motive for murder.
I offer my condolences to the Pahlavi family and to the Iranian people who yearn to live free.
They had 4 children - the oldest son (Reza) and oldest daughter (Farahnaz) survive.
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