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With immense grief .. we ...inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi
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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.


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KEYWORDS: alirezapahlavi; carterlegacy; iran; pahlavi; persia; shah
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This is the brother of Reza Pahlavi.

My deepest condolences to the Pahlavi family.

1 posted on 01/04/2011 1:32:31 PM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Wow. Same here. Prayers for the family.


2 posted on 01/04/2011 1:35:32 PM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.)
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To: AdmSmith; freedom44; Valin; sionnsar; LibreOuMort; Pan_Yans Wife; Army Air Corps; GOPJ; mazda77; ...

PONG


3 posted on 01/04/2011 1:35:46 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Courtesy of President Jimmy Carter. Wonder if peanut butter will get all that blood off his hands?


4 posted on 01/04/2011 1:36:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Please donate to FreeRepublic, sanity in a world gone mad!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

You beat me to the punch. How many dead Iranians will hopefully haunt the evil one worlder from Plains?


5 posted on 01/04/2011 1:38:54 PM PST by Frantzie (Slaves do not have freedom only the illusion of freedom & their cable TV to drool at)
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To: nuconvert

Son of, not brother.


6 posted on 01/04/2011 1:38:54 PM PST by Per-Ling
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To: nuconvert
Condolences and prayers for the Pahlavis.

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.

7 posted on 01/04/2011 1:41:04 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: nuconvert

Sad news.


8 posted on 01/04/2011 1:43:11 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: nuconvert

How sad.


9 posted on 01/04/2011 1:44:25 PM PST by MeganC (January 20, 2013 - President Sarah Palin)
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To: Per-Ling

“Son of, not brother.”

No, it’s Reza Pahlavi’s younger brother. The Shah was Mohammad Reza Pahlavi


10 posted on 01/04/2011 1:44:25 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Shah son a suicide in Boston

CNN - Azadeh Ansari - ‎12 minutes ago‎
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) -- Alireza Pahlavi died Tuesday morning at his home in Boston, Massachusetts, a suicide, a spokesman for the family of the former shah of Iran said.
AOL News - Herald Sun - Cambridge Chronicle - KMPH Fox 26


11 posted on 01/04/2011 1:46:31 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Army Air Corps

Having a brother & sister commit suicide; Farah losing 2 children to suicide.
Terrible.


12 posted on 01/04/2011 1:48:07 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Thanks. Guess I broke the news


13 posted on 01/04/2011 1:49:37 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Frantzie

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.


14 posted on 01/04/2011 1:50:01 PM PST by Artemis Webb (What, if not a bagel and coffee, confirms the existence of a just and loving God?)
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To: nuconvert

Bad news. Very sad news.


15 posted on 01/04/2011 1:56:44 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: nuconvert; sionnsar; LibreOuMort

This is so sad.


16 posted on 01/04/2011 1:57:46 PM PST by Monkey Face (If I seem short with you today, remember tomorrow is another day, and I'll try to be taller.)
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To: nuconvert

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.


17 posted on 01/04/2011 2:01:39 PM PST by RWGinger
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To: nuconvert

I always thought Farah Diba was so lovely looking.


18 posted on 01/04/2011 2:01:48 PM PST by surrey
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To: nuconvert

What a tragedy for his family. May God bless them all.


19 posted on 01/04/2011 2:02:58 PM PST by Tax-chick (The gifts we have, we are given to share.)
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To: surrey

“I always thought Farah Diba was so lovely looking.”

I think she’s a lovely person


20 posted on 01/04/2011 2:03:55 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Two siblings lost to suicide, how horrible. The Pahlavis have had more than their fair share of misfortune and sorrow.


21 posted on 01/04/2011 2:04:49 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: nuconvert

Mr.Pahlavi was reclusive, stayed away from politics and was not as well known as his older brother.

22 posted on 01/04/2011 2:05:55 PM PST by kcvl
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To: nuconvert

Prayers for his family.


23 posted on 01/04/2011 2:08:18 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: nuconvert

Yalta, Vietnam, Cambodia, Iran, Cuba, Simas Kudirka, Elian Gonzalez.


24 posted on 01/04/2011 2:08:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: FARS

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Ping.

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25 posted on 01/04/2011 2:14:46 PM PST by LucyT
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No he won’t. He will die an old, bitter individual Unourned and unmissed.


26 posted on 01/04/2011 2:15:27 PM PST by sport
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To: nuconvert
Very sad, indeed.

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.

27 posted on 01/04/2011 2:16:23 PM PST by BfloGuy (It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker, that we can expect . . .)
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To: Artemis Webb
"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."

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.

28 posted on 01/04/2011 2:16:48 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Artemis Webb

“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.


29 posted on 01/04/2011 2:21:37 PM PST by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Has anyone written When Khomeini Decapitated Pink Rabbit yet? Not that I Kerr.


30 posted on 01/04/2011 2:39:27 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: nuconvert; surrey

Visit www.farahpahlavi.org.

RIP, Ali-Reza.


31 posted on 01/04/2011 2:44:11 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
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To: nuconvert

I sure hope they considered thoroughly whether this was a legitimate suicide, or a staged one.


32 posted on 01/04/2011 2:49:10 PM PST by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi)
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To: nuconvert
This is really, really sad. Condolences to the Shah Reza Pahlavi and his family.
33 posted on 01/04/2011 3:16:34 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: nuconvert
is that the son that committed suicide???
34 posted on 01/04/2011 3:20:20 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: nuconvert

Thank you Jimmy Carter. /s


35 posted on 01/04/2011 3:21:06 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: nuconvert
This is really, really sad. Condolences to the Shah Reza Pahlavi and his family.
36 posted on 01/04/2011 3:22:12 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: nuconvert

What a shame. Blame this and the Ayatollahs on our worst president, Jimmy Carter


37 posted on 01/04/2011 3:24:55 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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To: nuconvert

Sorry to hear this. Prayers to the brave survivors.


38 posted on 01/04/2011 3:29:20 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: nuconvert

This is very sad.


39 posted on 01/04/2011 3:53:06 PM PST by Twinkie (Awake and strengthen that which remains . . . . . . . . Revelation 3)
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To: Twinkie

Yes, more tragedy for the family.


40 posted on 01/04/2011 3:59:15 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

My deepest sympathy to the Pahlavi family. They have been subjected to far more than their share of grief. Prayers for strength and comfort...


41 posted on 01/04/2011 4:23:36 PM PST by patriot preacher
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I sure hope they considered thoroughly whether this was a legitimate suicide, or a staged one.

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.

42 posted on 01/04/2011 5:52:18 PM PST by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Why are TSA exempt from their own searches?)
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To: Per-Ling; All

Nuconvert is correct, Son of late Shah but brother of Crown Prince Reza.


43 posted on 01/04/2011 5:56:31 PM PST by FARS (Be Healthy, Happy and Thrive)
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The jury is still out on that.After a checkered life in discos and some drugs this young man turned his life around and 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.

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.

44 posted on 01/04/2011 6:45:19 PM PST by FARS (Be Healthy, Happy and Thrive)
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>>>”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.


45 posted on 01/04/2011 7:38:46 PM PST by odds
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To: All

correcting typo: the Farsi/Persian expression is “lengesh koon” - dyslexic fingers and a hurry to post not language error. .


46 posted on 01/04/2011 8:13:27 PM PST by FARS (Be Healthy, Happy and Thrive)
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To: FARS

Thanks for the ping!


47 posted on 01/04/2011 8:25:30 PM PST by Alamo-Girl
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To: FARS; sionnsar; DGHoodini

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.


48 posted on 01/05/2011 12:02:58 AM PST by BlackVeil
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How sad. And I never knew the Shah's daughter had died young. He and Empress Farah only had the two of them, didn't they?

I offer my condolences to the Pahlavi family and to the Iranian people who yearn to live free.

49 posted on 01/05/2011 3:43:01 AM PST by Allegra (You're a towel.)
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To: Allegra

They had 4 children - the oldest son (Reza) and oldest daughter (Farahnaz) survive.


50 posted on 01/05/2011 4:00:07 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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