Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

To: Windsong

"Uh..secular?"

Yep..

Why didn't Iranians support the Shah, instead of helping the mollahs taking over their country?


6 posted on 06/18/2005 6:04:28 PM PDT by thierrya
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies ]


To: thierrya

Ask Carter!


7 posted on 06/18/2005 6:06:00 PM PDT by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies ]

To: thierrya

Majority of Iranians who fought against the Shah were either leftists, or nationalist democrats. Even after Khomenei came to power the idea was for a secular government - Khomenei eventually had them either kicked out of the government or assasinated.


8 posted on 06/18/2005 6:09:33 PM PDT by freedom44
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies ]

To: thierrya

The wheel's turned full circle dude.
The present generation of students were likely born after 1979 and have no clue about the Shah regime's relative freedoms.

Iran is a perfect test case for what happens when ordinary decent folks are fed an "overdose of islam", the disgust and yearning for freedom it engenders etc.

I think this is a good sign of hope. A pityit'll take a huge Iranian mullah folly with nuke ambitions for the Bush admin to act and bring it crashing down like it bloody well deserves to...


23 posted on 06/18/2005 6:54:15 PM PDT by voletti (One Ring to rule them all, one Ring to find them....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies ]

To: thierrya
Why didn't Iranians support the Shah, instead of helping the mollahs taking over their country?

Because they have seen Shah as a dictator supported from abroad.

52 posted on 06/18/2005 7:37:31 PM PDT by A. Pole (Alexander Solzhenitsyn: "Live Not By Lies")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies ]

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article


FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson