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  • The U.S. should have sided with the Shah

    07/03/2016 1:07:47 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 70 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/3/2016 | Slater Bakhtavar
    In 1979, after a long campaign of political pressure applied by the Carter administration in the United States, the Shah of Iran fell to the Islamic Revolution, ending a tradition of monarchic rule that had persisted in Iran for thousands of years since the rule of Cyrus the Great. The stage was set for the rise of the Ayatollah, and the establishment of a theocracy in Iran that, today, most Iranians do not even want. But what if none of that had ever happened? While a momentous departure from actual history, it is not nearly so far-fetched as it sounds....
  • Great news: Hillary chief of staff lost Blackberry tied to secret e-mail server

    01/27/2016 11:45:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 39 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/27/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Another nice catch from the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross brings into sharp relief another aspect of the danger to national security that Hillary Clinton’s secret e-mail system created. Chief of staff Cheryl Mills lost her Blackberry in March 2010, a little over a year into Hillary’s tenure at State, which had been used with the unauthorized and non-secure homebrew Hillary server. She reached out to the State Department to inform a familiar figure of the loss: Records obtained by The Daily Caller through a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit show [Cheryl] Mills revealed that she lost her Blackberry in...
  • INSANITY: Obama Govt Gives Iran $1.7 Billion In “We’re Sorry” Money

    01/17/2016 5:16:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 28 replies
    In 1979, Iranian revolutionaries stormed the U.S. embassy and took more than sixty Americans hostage for 444 days. Those hostages were not released until Ronald Reagan was sworn in as President on January 20th, 1981. This week the Obama government admitted it is paying the same Muslim extremist Iranian government that took those U.S. hostages in 1979 $1.7 BILLION in penalties and fees the Iranians claim was owed to them for agreements the United States had with the previous Iranian government prior to the revolution that saw Iran overtaken by radical Islamic fundamentalists. Read more at
  • Iranian Princess Ashraf, shah's twin sister, dies at age 96

    01/08/2016 4:19:20 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 8, 2016 7:02 PM EST | Jon Gambrell
    Iranian Princess Ashraf Pahlavi, the twin sister of the country's deposed shah whose glamorous life epitomized the excesses of her brother's rule, has died after decades in exile. She was 96. [...] Reza Pahlavi, a son of the shah, announced his aunt's death in a Facebook post on Thursday night. Her personal website said she died Thursday, without elaborating. Robert F. Armao, a longtime adviser to Princess Ashraf in New York, said the princess died in Europe on Thursday, declining to elaborate on the cause of her death. He said there were no immediate plans for a funeral. ...
  • Good intentions not good solution

    10/06/2009 9:08:49 PM PDT · by ancientart · 3 replies · 359+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 2, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    In the wonderfully funny movie Mom and Dad Save the World, one of the heroes admits that his people are not so bright. But what we lack in brains, he says, we make up for in ...good intentions. Gentle mocking here of the frequent appeal of the incompetent for tolerance of their mistakes: How can you blame us if our intentions are good? The trouble is that much of what's really rotten in the world is due to people who thought that their good intentions would ensure a favorable result. Maybe the best example of this: former president Jimmy Carter....
  • History Lesson on Iran: The Truth about the CIA and the Shah

    07/25/2015 6:42:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 77 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/25/2015 | JOSH GELERNTER
    The common wisdom is wrong; a history lesson is in order. A cousin of mine has finished his freshman year in college; like most freshmen, he now knows absolutely everything. He took it upon himself, this week, to announce (to my brother, who is a very patient man) that Irans Islamist dictators were a predictable consequence of American imperialism, which manifested itself through the CIAs international pro-fascist crimes. Thats nonsense, of course, but its widely believed nonsense and not just among college kids whove read the first chapter of a Noam Chomsky book. There are serious men who are...
  • US delays release of study on 1953 Iran coup

    12/18/2014 12:39:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 18, 2014 12:34 PM EST | Bradley Klapper
    The State Department is delaying the release of a volume from its U.S. foreign relations history that deals with the CIA-backed overthrow of an Iranian prime minister in the 1950s out of concern that publication could undermine nuclear diplomacy with the Islamic republic. The decision was made at a September meeting of the departments advisory committee on historical diplomatic documentation and recorded in minutes released this week. The foreign relations records arent supposed to be suppressed for longer than three decades. Stephen Randolph, the departments historian, informed the gathering that the volume on U.S. policy in Iran would be withheld...
  • What if the Shah of Iran had remained: 35 years later

    09/28/2014 7:45:32 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 43 replies
    FSM ^ | 9/28/14 | Slater Bakhtavar
    In 1979, after a long campaign of political pressure applied by the Carter administration in the United States, the Shah of Iran fell to the Islamic Revolution, ending a tradition of monarchic rule that had persisted in Iran for thousands of years since the rule of Cyrus the Great. The stage was set for the rise of the Ayatollah, and the establishment of a theocracy in Iran that, today, most Iranians do not even want. But what if none of that had ever happened? While a momentous departure from actual history, it is not nearly so far-fetched as it sounds....
  • Legacy of the Shah haunts the Carter Administration

    07/11/2014 9:29:11 AM PDT · by freedom44 · 8 replies
    FSM ^ | 7/11/2014 | Slater Bakhtavar
    Truth be told, it was principally the Republican party in the United States that saw the value of Mohammad Reza as an ally and treated him with warmth, respect, and friendship. Prominent Republican President Ronald Reagan, who held office from 1980 to 1988, spoke favorably of the Shah, calling him "a stalwart ally" and criticizing Jimmy Carter's attitudes towards him. Another Republican President, the well-known Richard Nixon, who sat from 1969 until 1974, openly praised the Shah. Hosting the Shah at a dinner at the White House, Nixon referenced a visit he had made to Iran in the aftermath of...
  • Exclusive: Reuters investigates business empire of Iran's supreme leader ($95 billion)

    11/11/2013 8:11:54 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei controls a business empire worth around $95 billion - a sum exceeding the value of his oil-rich nation's current annual petroleum exports - a six-month Reuters investigation shows. The little-known organization, called Setad, is one of the keys to the Iranian leader's enduring power and now holds stakes in nearly every sector of Iranian industry, including finance, oil, telecommunications, the production of birth-control pills and even ostrich farming. Setad has built its empire on the systematic seizure of thousands of properties belonging to ordinary Iranians - members of religious minorities, Shi'ite Muslims,...
  • Iran to debate suing US over 1953 coup support

    08/27/2013 6:03:35 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 27, 2013 7:06 AM EDT
    Irans parliament has approved fast tracking debate on a bill that seeks to sue the U.S. for its involvement in the 1953 coup that overthrew the countrys democratically elected prime minister. New declassified documents revealed recently offer more details of how the CIA orchestrated the overthrow of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh 60 years ago.
  • This Years Ramadan TV Hit in Iran: Reza Shah Pahlavi

    08/03/2013 8:09:23 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 30, 2013 | Farnaz Fassihi
    In Iran, like the rest of the Middle East, nightly soap operas have become a popular ritual for the month of Ramadan. The idea is that those who fast from dawn to dusk might be too exhausted for late night outings and appreciate some home entertainment. Irans state-owned broadcast company spends a lavish budget each year commissioning famous actors and directors to produce several Ramadan specials for each of its channels. These soap operas compete for viewers offering everything from family dramas to love stories and comedy. But it turns out that this years surprise Ramadan hit is not a...
  • Iranian Murders in the West

    10/19/2011 5:00:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 18, 2011 | Stephen Schwartz
    Americans were stunned on October 11 when the Justice Department unsealed its complaint against Mansour Arbabsiar, a 56-year-old used-car dealer from Corpus Christi now in federal custody, and Ali Gholam Shakuri, a member of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force. Shakuri remains inside Iran. The pair have been charged with conspiring to kill the Saudi ambassador in Washington, Adel Al-Jubeir. As disclosed by the Treasury Department, the plot was coordinated by Arbabsiars cousin, Abdul Reza Shahlai, a top Quds Force functionary whom the Treasury designated in 2008 as one of several individuals and entities fueling violence in Iraq. Shahlai was...
  • Obama Incompetence in Mid-East Rivals Carters in Iran

    09/20/2012 9:13:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Bob Barr
    Despite repeated, self-serving claims by Obama officials that the Administration did everything it could to head off and then respond appropriately to the violence against American facilities in Libya and Egypt last week, their blunders in policy, intelligence and security illustrates an incompetence every bit as profound as exhibited by the administration of Jimmy Carter in Iran 33 years ago. It appears nothing has been learned in more than three decades; despite significant gains in technology available to the U.S. government during those intervening years. In 1979, the Carter Administration precipitously abandoned the Shah of Iran, Washingtons long-time and loyal...
  • Iran Announces Another Miracle (?!)

    07/10/2012 11:19:32 AM PDT · by hamboy · 4 replies
    Strategy Page ^ | July 10, 2012 | Strategy Page staff
    Iran makes frequent announcements about the growth and modernization of its submarine force. The latest press release reveals that Iran is beginning to develop a nuclear powered submarine. On a more substantial level, last December they announced they had put another three of their Ghadir class submarines into service. While the nuclear powered sub project is a mirage, the Ghadir is real, as there are 19 of them in service. What Iran does not issue press releases about is the stuff that doesn't work. Take, for example, the 400 ton Nahang class sub. This was to be the successor to...
  • (Liberal author:) Jimmy Carter - Mass Murderer

    05/20/2012 9:05:08 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 23 replies
    Pravda ^ | May16, 2012 | John Fleming
    Jimmy Carter - Mass Murderer Pravda 16.05.2012 Boni pastoris est tondere pecus, non deglubere. - Tiberius By John Fleming ... Jimmy Carter affects a superficial appearance of amiability and since leaving the White House, besides his well-known work for Habitat for Humanity, he has espoused time and again humanitarian causes. He has been appointed a diplomatic plenipotentiary time and again, especially under Clinton, and he made a well-publicized trip to Cuba and met Fidel Castro recently, where he, without mentioning the repression under corporate monopoly capitalism, in Georgia and everywhere else in the U.S., chided Castro in a would-be...
  • The danger of incompetence..

    03/10/2012 1:29:33 PM PST · by pickrell · 10 replies
    10 March 2012 | Ron Pickrell
    The origins of the conflict between Iran and the U.S. go back decades. To understand them is to get a better idea of how we got here. At the start of Eisenhower's presidency, in 1952, Iran was a country barely removed from the middle ages. The famed General H. Norman Schwarzkopf's father, (who, after retiring from the New Jersey State Police, was best for a radio "gang-busters" show he did,) had been hired by the Shah to build an Iranian national police force- the first successful attempt to even nudge Iran towards the 20th century. Illiteracy was rampant; poverty was...
  • Following A Saudi Lead On Syria

    08/10/2011 5:59:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 10, 2011 | Staff
    Mideast: In his first-ever condemnation of another Arab state, Saudi King Abdullah has taken Syria to task for the atrocities it has committed on its own citizens. And where was the U.S.? Leading from behind, of course. The Saudi king startled the world over the weekend by blasting dictator Bashar al-Assad and recalling his ambassador after Syria's massacre of democracy protestors during the holy month of Ramadan. "Stop the killing machine," Abdullah demanded in a statement read Sunday on Al-Arabiya satellite television. "What's happening in Syria is not acceptable to Saudi Arabia." Within hours, Bahrain and Kuwait followed, and the...
  • Egyptian Daily: Egypt Prevents Wife of Iranian Shah From Visiting Cairo

    07/31/2011 5:26:01 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 7 replies
    The Egyptian daily Al-Yawm Al-Sab'a reported that for the first time in 30 years, Egyptian authorities prevented Farah Diba, the wife of the late ousted Shah of Iran, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, from visiting his grave in Cairo on the anniversary of his death. The daily estimated that the reason for preventing her from attending is her association with the Mubarak regime. The Iranian website Asr-e Iran claimed that this move is a positive message from Cairo to Tehran. (Source: Al-Yawm Al-Sab'a (Egypt), Asr-e Iran (Iran), July 27, 2011.)
  • Information About the Iranian Royal Family

    02/15/2011 9:10:07 PM PST · by Niuhuru · 8 replies
    Mind of Niuhuru | February 16 2011 | Niuhuru
    Does anyone know anything about the Iranian Royal Family? Members, extended family, that sort of thing?
  • Obama Channeling Jimmy Carter

    01/31/2011 5:22:51 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 28 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 1/30/2011 | Washington Times Editorial
    The turmoil in Egypt is markedly similar to the revolution that gripped Iran 33 years ago. Egypt may be to Mr. Obama what Iran was to Mr. Carter. President Carters emphasis on human rights in foreign policy set the stage for the 1979 revolt in Iran. Like Mr. Obama, Mr. Carter adopted a tone of moral superiority to the policies that had preceded him. When small-scale demonstrations began to break out in Iran in the fall of 1977, the State Department simply chastised the Shahs government, which had been a firm U.S. ally, to get ahead of reform or get...
  • Democracy is Not an Option

    01/29/2011 10:01:17 AM PST · by jazminerose · 8 replies ^ | 1/29/11 | Joy Tiz
    It would make sense to support the protesters in Egypt if a free and open democracy were in the works. Its not. None of the potential outcomes are good, some are just more horrible than others. A negotiated resolution will create a government too weak to stand up to Islamic terrorists. Well end up with a scenario in which the Muslim Brotherhood emerges as a legitimate political faction. A complete collapse of Mubarak and his regime creates a power vacuum that history tells us will be immediately filled by those most dedicated to seizing power by force and with the...
  • Iran shah son's remains to be scattered in Caspian Sea

    01/05/2011 2:25:08 PM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies
    Prince Alireza Pahlavi, the younger son of the late Shah of Iran, will be cremated and his remains released into the Caspian Sea, his brother said on Wednesday. Pahlavi, 44, shot himself to death in Boston on Tuesday after what was described as a long struggle with depression. Prince Reza Pahlavi, the Shah's older son, said there was a worldwide outpouring of support for his family's loss.
  • Son of deposed shah of Iran kills self in Hub home

    01/05/2011 6:41:36 AM PST · by massmike · 13 replies ^ | 01/05/2011 | ORyan Johnson
    The son of the deposed Shah of Iran and an heir to the ancient throne of Persia committed suicide early yesterday in his South End brownstone despondent over the misfortunes his country and his family have suffered, a statement from his family said. A gracious and unassuming man, Prince Ali Reza Pahlavi, 44, lived on West Newton Street for at least four years, where neighbors whispered about his royal lineage and expensive cars and clothes. Pahlavis family released a statement mourning his death and calling it a suicide. The district attorneys office said Pahlavi died of a self-inflicted gunshot...
  • Son of former Iranian shah found dead in Boston

    01/04/2011 2:08:34 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 105 replies
    AOL News ^ | 4/1/11 | Denise Lavoie
    BOSTON -The youngest son of the late shah of Iran has been found dead of an apparent suicide at his home in Boston. Reza Pahlavi, the shah's oldest son, announced the death on his website Tuesday. Pahlavi says his 44-year-old brother, former Iranian prince Alireza Pahlavi, had "struggled for years to overcome his sorrow." Police say they found a man dead from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound shortly after 2 a.m. Tuesday at a home in Boston's South End neighborhood.
  • With immense grief .. we ...inform our compatriots of the passing away of Prince Alireza Pahlavi

    01/04/2011 1:32:25 PM PST · by nuconvert · 50 replies
    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...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Alert Issued for 17 Afghan Military Members AWOL From U.S. Air Force Base

    06/17/2010 3:59:12 PM PDT · by TaraP · 113 replies · 3,961+ views
    Fox News ^ | June 17th, 2010
    A nationwide alert has been issued for 17 members of the Afghan military who have gone AWOL from a Texas Air Force base where foreign military officers who are training to become pilots are taught English, has learned. The Afghan officers and enlisted men have security badges that give them access to secure U.S. defense installations, according to the lookout bulletin, "Afghan Military Deserters in CONUS [Continental U.S.]," issued by Naval Criminal Investigative Service in Dallas, and obtained by The Afghans were attending the Defense Language Institute at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. The DLI program teaches...
  • Muslim daubs war memorial with 'Islam will dominate the world'...

    05/02/2010 1:14:04 AM PDT · by myknowledge · 21 replies · 630+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | April 30, 2010 | James Tozer
    A Muslim protester who daubed a war memorial with graffiti glorifying Osama Bin Laden and proclaiming 'Islam will dominate the world' walked free from court after prosecutors ruled his actions were not motivated by religion. Tohseef Shah, 21, could have faced a tougher sentence if the court had accepted that the insults - which included a threat to kill the Prime Minister - were inspired by religious hatred. But - citing a loophole in the law - the Crown Prosecution Service chose not to charge him with that offence and he escaped with only a two-year conditional discharge and an...
  • Jewelers busted for hiring gunmen to dress as Hasidic Jews, don fake beards and fake robbery

    02/24/2010 4:58:46 AM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies · 752+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2-24-10 | John Lauinger
    Scene from 2001 movie 'Snatch,' in which robbers disguised themselves in Hasidic garb.'Robber' was caught on surveillance camera Jewelry heist was as phony as the robbers' beards. Two Diamond District jewelers were busted for hiring gunmen to dress as Hasidic Jews, don fake beards and fake a store robbery so the owners could collect insurance money, cops said Tuesday. Atul Shah, 48, and Mahaveer Kankariya, 43, were charged with directing the heist of their W. 46 St. store - ripping off a scene from Guy Ritchie's film "Snatch" in the process. Just like in the 2001 flick, the two gunmen...
  • Papers reveal Britain's anxiety over Iranian Shah

    12/30/2009 6:53:10 AM PST · by nuconvert · 10 replies · 495+ views
    BBC ^ | Dec. 30, 2009
    Britain despatched an undercover diplomat on a covert mission to the Bahamas to convince the deposed Shah of Iran not to seek to settle in the UK. The revelation comes in official archive documents made public 30 years after they were written. The 1979 papers reveal that the British government was very concerned that Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi, then in exile, would seek to live in England. But Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was upset she could not help the Shah. Mrs Thatcher told her foreign minister she was "deeply unhappy" not to be able to offer refuge to the Shah...

    11/25/2009 11:37:00 PM PST · by Cindy · 8 replies · 636+ views ^ | November 25, 2009 | n/a Rawalpindi - "SEVEN INDICTED FOR PLANNING, AIDING MUMBAI ATTACK" SNIPPET: "Anti-terrorism court judge Malik Mohammad Akram Awan charged Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid alias Zarar Shah, Mazhar Iqbal alias Abu Al-Qama, Hammad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Younas Anjum with planning, arranging weapons and providing training to the attackers." SNIPPET: "The court decided to take up the case of Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving 'terrorist' being tried in India, separately under section 540-A of the criminal procedure code..."
  • "Sorood e Shahanshahi" for Ahmadinejad ( Iran's Imperial National Anthem. LoL. An omen?)

    11/25/2009 7:50:36 PM PST · by nuconvert · 18 replies · 1,439+ views
    As Mahmoud Ahmadinejad entered the Caracas airport in Venezuela, they received him by playing the Pahlavi-era "Sorood e Shahanshahi" instead of the Islamic Republic's anthem! (See video at link above)
  • Opposition: Iran Rulers more brutal than shah

    11/14/2009 10:47:19 AM PST · by SmithL · 23 replies · 460+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/14/9 | ALI AKBAR DAREINI and JASON KEYSER
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- The showdown between Iran's clerical leaders and a resilient protest movement sharpened Saturday, as opposition leaders accused the government of becoming more brutal than the shah's regime and authorities announced a new Internet crackdown. Two of Iran's top pro-reform figures said in a Web statement that police used excessive force against anti-government protesters who took to the streets last week on the sidelines of state-sanctioned rallies to mark the 30th anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover.
  • Md. Man Charged With Terrorism Conspiracy {Trained in Pakistan }

    08/04/2005 7:16:21 PM PDT · by Qaz_W · 6 replies · 445+ views
    The Jackson Channel ^ | August 4, 2005 | N.A.
    BALTIMORE -- Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a Maryland man with conspiracy to provide information to terrorists. The U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of New York said Thursday afternoon that Mahmud Faruq Brent, also known as Mahmud Al Mutazzim, is in federal custody in New York. He was arrested Thursday in Newark, N.J. Brent, of Baltimore, faces charges of conspiring to provide resources to Lashkar-e-Taiba, which has been linked to bombings in India, from 2001 through the current year. Federal authorities, along with the Baltimore Joint Terrorism Task Force, searched Brent's northwest Baltimore residence following the arrest. Federal...
  • Obama notes anniversary of Iran embassy takeover (barf alert)

    11/04/2009 4:46:15 AM PST · by nuconvert · 23 replies · 1,027+ views
    Google/AP ^ | Nov. 4, 2009
    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama noted Wednesday's 30th anniversary of the takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, while insisting he wants the U.S. and Iran to move beyond "suspicion, mistrust and confrontation."
  • Iran activist sentenced to death for election protests (Monarchist Resistance)

    10/08/2009 9:51:58 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 4 replies · 688+ views
    Guardian UK ^ | October 08, 2009 | Robert Tait
    Iran activist sentenced to death for election protests Regime's opponents say forced confession was used to convict Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani An Iranian man has been sentenced to death on charges of organising mass protests against Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election as president, according to reformist websites. Mohammad-Reza Ali-Zamani, 37, is the first person understood to be facing execution over the unrest. Ali-Zamani had confessed to plotting against Iran's Islamic system and belonging to the previously little-known Iran Monarchy Committee (IMC), which the regime regards as a terrorist group. Supporters say he was forced into his confession, which was made at a public trial...
  • Cry Her Beloved Country

    09/22/2009 9:54:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies · 455+ views
    Half a century ago, then Miss Farah Diba married the Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, who crowned her Shahbanou, or empress, eight years later. This past June, 30 years since the Islamic revolution overthrew the Shah, the Empress watched as her homeland erupted in protest against a disputed presidential election. In a rare and intimate interview with New York gallery owner and longtome family friend Leila Taghinia-Milani Heller, the Shahbanou shares her sadness, her memories and her hopes for her compatriots. First, by way of introduction, Vanity Fair writer and Reagan biographer Bob Colacello, who visited Iran three years...
  • How We All Miss The Shah (Jimmy Carter Caused All Havoc in Middle East Since 1979)

    09/22/2009 9:27:55 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies · 1,525+ views
    New York Post ^ | September 22, 2009
    SNIP If Carter hadn't let the Shah be overthrown in 1979, "there wouldn't be this problem in Afghanistan, nor would there have been the Iran-Iraq war," Pahlavi tells Avenue magazine. "Iraq would never have dared to even send a plane over our country. The Gulf War wouldn't have happened, nor would any of the problems of the past 30 years, including the exporting of religious fanaticism." SNIP
  • Interview with Reza Pahlavi: 'Iran Is My True and Only Home'

    08/13/2009 5:54:28 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 27 replies · 1,041+ views
    Spiegel via Reza Pahlavi ^ | August 13, 2009 | Reza Pahlavi
    Reza Pahlavi, son of the late shah of Iran, has lived in exile in the United States since 1979. In an interview with SPIEGEL ONLINE, he reveals how he has aided the recent opposition protests, why he believes Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has lost his legitimacy as supreme leader and his hopes of returning home. SPIEGEL ONLINE: Mr. Pahlavi, are you still politically active? Pahlavi: I have been politically active in opposition to the clerical regime in Iran for the past 29 years. Throughout these years, I have maintained broad-based contact with a variety of Iranian groups SPIEGEL ONLINE: So you're...
  • Iraqi forces storm MKO camp

    07/30/2009 4:53:42 AM PDT · by SolidWood · 24 replies · 2,945+ views
    Tehran Times ^ | July 30, 2009 | Tehran Times Political Desk
    TEHRAN/BAGHDAD - On Tuesday, Iraqi soldiers and riot police stormed Camp Ashraf, where Mojahedin Khalq Organization members had been based, triggering violent clashes that left at least 260 people injured. Iraqi officials say clashes broke out as they were trying to establish a police post in the camp. After the failure of negotiations with the Mojahedin (Khalq) to enter peacefully, the Iraqi army entered Camp Ashraf with force and it now controls the interior and all entrances to the camp, an Iraqi military source said. An Iraqi army spokesman in Diyala said two battalions of 400 soldiers each plus 200...
  • Slain Neda Is 'One Of My Daughters', Shah's Son Says (Symbolically)

    06/22/2009 2:41:12 PM PDT · by lewisglad · 37 replies · 1,535+ views
    The son of the late shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, was Monday carrying in his breastpocket a photograph of the slain protester known as Neda said to have been killed in the Tehran protests. "I have added her (Neda) to the list of my daughters. She is now forever in my pocket," Pahlavi told AFP fighting back tears, after calling at a press conference for Western media and governments to stand strongly alongside the protest movement in Iran. The former crown prince of Iran took from his left breastpocket photographs of his wife, Yasmine, and three daughters, Noor, Iman and...
  • Iran's Uncrowned Prince Cries Over Violence

    06/22/2009 1:28:10 PM PDT · by NoGrayZone · 39 replies · 1,098+ views
  • Iran's last queen still hopes for fairy-tale ending

    06/21/2009 8:20:24 PM PDT · by Saint Reagan · 33 replies · 2,067+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 6/18/2009 | Glenn Garvin
    Watching Iran's fierce anti-government demonstrations on TV this week, Farah Pahlavi has marveled at how familiar it all seems, and yet how different. The young protesters are the same age as those who drove her husband Reza Pahlavi from power and chant some of the same slogans -- but there's one obvious difference. She hasn't seen a single demonstrator with a long beard, the trademark of the Islamic fundamentalists who seized power in Iran in 1979. ''Look at the faces of the young people in the streets, and compare them to the people who were demonstrating against us,'' says the...
  • 2 Al-Jazeera producers arrested in Afghanistan

    06/19/2009 3:40:47 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 406+ views
    SNIPPET: "Qais Azimy and Hamedullah Shah, who work for the station's English and Arabic services, have been held by Afghan authorities since Sunday, the station said in a statement."
  • Shah's son sees echoes of 1979 in Iran

    06/15/2009 3:07:32 PM PDT · by Flavius · 49 replies · 1,220+ views
    ap ^ | 6/15/09 | afp
    The son of Iran's late shah said Monday he saw echoes of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that overthrew his father as massive crowds took to the streets against the disputed re-election of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
  • International Telephone Hacking Conspiracy Busted (NJ)

    06/12/2009 2:52:24 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 7 replies · 588+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 12, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office District of New Jersey
    NEWARK, N.J.An Indictment was unsealed today against three individuals who allegedly hacked into the telephone systems of large corporations and entities in the United States and abroad and sold information about the compromised telephone systems to Pakistani nationals residing in Italy, Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr. announced. In conjunction with the unsealing of the Indictment, Italian law enforcement conducted searches of approximately 10 locations in four regions of Italy and arrested the financiers of the hacking activity. Those financiers allegedly used the information to transmit over 12 million minutes of telephone calls valued at more than $55 million...
  • Reza Pahlavi of Irans Statement on the Latest Developments in Iran

    06/13/2009 6:07:43 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 44 replies · 1,659+ views
    Reza ^ | June 13th, 2009
    Saturday, June 13th, 2009 Today the world is witnessing the demonstrated anger of millions of Iranians against a regime that denies their most basic rights, including the right to choose leaders who could improve their abysmal condition. There is no exit from this condition, so long as one man appropriates onto himself the power of god and controls the judiciary, the media, the security forces and, through direct and indirect appointees dictates the only candidates claiming to represent an impoverished and disenfranchised people. Today I stand united with my fellow Iranians and call for the end of the Islamic Republic,...
  • Warden Message: India Urgent Security Concerns

    06/03/2009 5:49:07 PM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 280+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: YOU ARE HERE: Home > Reports > Consular Affairs Bulletins > Report Warden Message: India Urgent Security Concerns CONSULAR AFFAIRS BULLETINS South / Central Asia - India 2 Jun 2009 U.S. Embassy New Delhi released the following warden Message on June 2: The United States Mission in India wishes to urgently remind all U.S. citizens resident in or traveling to India that there is a high threat from terrorism throughout India. As terror attacks are a serious and growing threat, U.S. citizens are urged to always practice good security, including maintaining a heightened...
  • Obama admits US involvement in Iran coup in 1953

    06/04/2009 1:32:24 PM PDT · by markomalley · 283 replies · 11,006+ views
    AFP ^ | 6/4/2009
    US President Barack Obama made a major gesture of conciliation to Iran on Thursday when he admitted US involvement in the 1953 coup which overthrew the government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh. "In the middle of the Cold War, the United States played a role in the overthrow of a democratically elected Iranian government," Obama said during his keynote speech to the Muslim world in Cairo. It is the first time a serving US president has publicly admitted American involvement in the coup. (snip) Obama also said: "For many years, Iran has defined itself in part by its opposition to...
  • East German Spy Shot West Berlin Martyr(Stasi agent instigated leftwing extremism)

    05/23/2009 10:26:07 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 1,664+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | 05/22/09
    East German Spy Shot West Berlin Martyr The name of Benno Ohnesorg became a rallying cry for the West German left after he was shot dead by police in 1967. Newly discovered documents indicate that the cop who shot him may have been a spy for the East German secret police. It was one of the most important events leading up to the wave of radical left-wing violence which washed over West Germany in the 1970s. On the evening of June 2, 1967, the literature student Benno Ohnesorg took part in a demonstration at West Berlin's opera house. Mohammad Reza...