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Reza Pahlavi on Fox News: Despicable Ahmadinejad, Ignorant and Unfit to Lead
Rezapahlavi.org ^ | January 07, 2006

Posted on 01/09/2006 2:36:27 PM PST by F14 Pilot

Washington, D.C. -- During a live primetime televised interview with Fox News' Bret Baier, Reza Pahlavi of Iran condemned Mr. Ahmadinejad's repeated comments on the holocaust and ailing Ariel Sharon as "despicable," having set a "new standard on incivility and disgrace," and "rejected by the vast majority of the Iranian people."

Observing that Jews and Persians had "for millennia lived peacefully together," the 45 year old opposition leader to the clerical regime reminded the audience that the first Shah of Iran, Cyrus the Great, is revered as a 'savior-saint' of the Jewish people.

"Obviously Mr. Ahmadinejad is ignorant of our heritage. He is unfit to be "called an Iranian or a statesman for that matter."

"Until today the international community had based its foreign policy on a false assumption that the clerical regime wants a diplomatic settlement," said Reza Pahlavi. "History has proven that fascism can not be negotiated with," warning that the clerical regime was "set on, and desired a collision with the west" – to justify its militarization, especially nuclearization, and to distract its brewing domestic distress.

"Time has come for regime change in Iran," asserted Reza Pahlavi. Citing increased growing unrest within Iran, he attributed the increase in defiant acts of civil disobedience reported in Iran, in the form of strikes and sit-ins, to a powerful force of 50 million, Iran's youth, which "desires nothing less than modernity, freedom and economic opportunity."

For this to happen, Reza Pahlavi said, "the free world must unambiguously declare its support for the Iranian people's rightful quest for regime change."

Reza Pahlavi, who has been leading a campaign of political defiance against the theocracy in Iran, is the former crown prince of Iran. He is an accomplished jet fighter pilot, graduate of U.S. Air Force training program and the University of Southern California. Author of 'Winds of Change, The Future of Democracy in Iran', he is married and father to three daughters.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: ahmadinejad; foxnews; iran; israel; jews; rezapahlavi; theshah; us
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1 posted on 01/09/2006 2:36:29 PM PST by F14 Pilot
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To: McGavin999; freedom44; sionnsar; AdmSmith; parisa; onyx; Pro-Bush; Valin; Pan_Yans Wife; seamole; ..

PING!


2 posted on 01/09/2006 2:37:10 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

Where is Monsoor Jihaz? He used to be on Fox during the early days of the war. Has he gone underground some where?


3 posted on 01/09/2006 2:39:08 PM PST by llevrok (Chutzpah, with salsa on the side.)
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To: F14 Pilot

forgive my ignorence here- but this guy is said to be "of Iran"

Is he IN IRAN? if so- I'd say he better be hiding!


4 posted on 01/09/2006 2:40:30 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: llevrok

Good question! hmmmm


5 posted on 01/09/2006 2:42:16 PM PST by bonfire
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To: eeevil conservative

No, he lives in exile in the US


6 posted on 01/09/2006 2:42:21 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: eeevil conservative

He is the son of the former Shah of Iran.

I believe he is a good man, and eventually I hope he goes back over there to get rid of the lunatics in power.


7 posted on 01/09/2006 2:43:10 PM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: F14 Pilot; rlmorel

thank you for clearing that up for me....

Iran is insane (the gov't goons anyway) and anyone trying to "deal" with them on a civil level is MORE INSANE!


8 posted on 01/09/2006 2:45:23 PM PST by eeevil conservative (courage is living in tyranny and speaking for freedom/not living in freedom and speaking for tyranny)
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To: F14 Pilot
Reza Pahlavi, who has been leading a campaign of political defiance against the theocracy in Iran, is the former crown prince of Iran.

He needs to look at pictures of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and get a move on.

9 posted on 01/09/2006 2:49:53 PM PST by Stentor
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To: rlmorel

he is a honest man!

I hoped Pres. Bush could offer him a meeting as a signal to the mullahs of Iran


10 posted on 01/09/2006 2:49:57 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
Hey, the Pahlavis had their shot.
11 posted on 01/09/2006 2:50:41 PM PST by Grut
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To: F14 Pilot

Reza Pahlavi is just part of the culture. He bleeds off some of the counter-revolutionary energy and contributes to the stability of the system.


12 posted on 01/09/2006 2:52:21 PM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: Grut

nope


13 posted on 01/09/2006 2:52:30 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: RightWhale

WoW!

What an analysis


14 posted on 01/09/2006 2:53:02 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot

This has been going on for years. If he were going to actually do anything, it would have happened by now. He has been assimilated.


15 posted on 01/09/2006 2:55:37 PM PST by RightWhale (pas de lieu, Rhone que nous)
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To: F14 Pilot

Cyrus the Great wasn't a Moslem, so he doesn't count.


16 posted on 01/09/2006 2:57:01 PM PST by RonF
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To: Grut

Yep, the Pahlavis had their "shot", done by Jimmy Carter right in their back.

Iran had only been broken away from the Ottoman Empire about five decades, and had made greater progress toward a modern society than ANY other middle eastern country. My gosh, Motion Performance even had a store in Tehran until 1979, and shipped boatloads of hot rods over there.


17 posted on 01/09/2006 2:57:28 PM PST by 308MBR (Definition of Political Correctness; manners dictated by law)
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To: 308MBR

Iran (Persia) has never been under the rule of Ottomans


18 posted on 01/09/2006 2:58:40 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: Cronos

Seen this?


19 posted on 01/09/2006 3:00:30 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
"He is an accomplished jet fighter pilot, graduate of U.S. Air Force training program..."

Yeah, he attended Undergraduate Pilot Training at Reese AFB, Lubbock TX. I know because he was still there when I arrived to start UPT in '77. Everyone kept tellin' me that we looked alike. Never quite knew how to take that.....

20 posted on 01/09/2006 3:03:44 PM PST by RightOnline
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21 posted on 01/09/2006 3:05:55 PM PST by SJackson (Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy. B. Franklin)
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To: llevrok
"Where is Monsoor Jihaz? "

Don't know.

Mansoor Ijaz

22 posted on 01/09/2006 3:08:49 PM PST by blam
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To: llevrok
Where is Monsoor Jihaz? He used to be on Fox during the early days of the war. Has he gone underground some where?

Was wondering the same. . .

Also am missing Col. Hunt and am not happy with the now appearing, Fox analyst Col. Wesley Clarke. . .ex Demrat candidate hoping to be President. . .he needs to go. . .

23 posted on 01/09/2006 3:26:46 PM PST by cricket (No Freedom - No Peace)
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To: Grut

Their regeim was not saintly by any sense of imagination, but they were exponentially better then the current bunch.

I'd like to see him return and try to bring Iran into the 21st century. Iranians educated and I think they have had it with the mullahs and need a catalyst.


24 posted on 01/09/2006 3:39:33 PM PST by Joe Boucher (an enemy of islam)
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To: F14 Pilot

I'm probably wrong, but what happened after WW1?

Wasn't Iran "formed" then, along with Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, etc.?


25 posted on 01/09/2006 3:53:03 PM PST by 308MBR (Definition of Political Correctness; manners dictated by law)
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To: 308MBR

No!

Iran (Persian) has never been colonized or ruled by foreign governments.

Those countries including Syria, Jordan, Saudi, Kuwait, Iraq... etc were part of the Ottoman empire and later with the help of the Brits these countries were formed as nation-states.

Iran has always been independent and free of foreign ruling


26 posted on 01/09/2006 4:12:20 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: 308MBR

Iran broke away from the Ummayads and set up their own Shia dynasty, then the Mongols set up the Il-khanate, but the Iranians took it back. The Turks never conquered Iran.


27 posted on 01/09/2006 6:44:31 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11. Restore Hagia Sophia!)
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To: F14 Pilot
Iran (Persian) has never been colonized or ruled by foreign governments.

Actually it has -- originally the Medes (not sure if they were an Indo-European people) were conquered by the Assyrians before overthrowing them. Then the Greeks conquered Iran, then the Mongols, then the Timurids.
28 posted on 01/09/2006 6:45:54 PM PST by Cronos (Never forget 9/11. Restore Hagia Sophia!)
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To: Cronos

not true!


29 posted on 01/09/2006 6:48:12 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: F14 Pilot
"Obviously Mr. Ahmadinejad is ignorant of our heritage. He is unfit to be "called an Iranian or a statesman for that matter."

BINGO

Thanks for the ping.

30 posted on 01/09/2006 9:32:03 PM PST by GOPJ
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To: GOPJ

Yep


31 posted on 01/09/2006 9:33:41 PM PST by F14 Pilot (Democracy is a process not a product)
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To: rlmorel
..eventually I hope he goes back over there to get rid of the lunatics in power.

I have been praying and hoping for that for decades.
32 posted on 01/10/2006 1:31:43 AM PST by LibreOuMort ("...But as for me, give me liberty or give me death!" - Patrick Henry)
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To: F14 Pilot

Is there a link to the text of the interview? The website appeared to have links only to audio.


33 posted on 01/15/2006 6:44:44 PM PST by Tarantulas ( Illegal immigration - the trojan horse that's treated like a sacred cow)
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