1979: When Reza Pahlavi’s father Fled from Iran

January 19, 2012

On January 16, 1979, the Shah fled from Iran to Egypt. Following his flight, people took to streets to celebrate. Now, after about 33 years, Reza Pahlavi, the son of the toppled Shah, thinks he can deceive the people and the world by telling stupid jokes. The funny Iranians inside Iran say: “Let’s read a joke: ’33 years later, in 2045 CE, the son of Khamenei, who fled from Iran in 2012 and the people toppled his medieval Mullah regime, live in exile in the UK (or Canada). But he stupidly thinks he can restore the Mullah regime in Iran with the help of the UK. He gives stupid interviews and tells stupid jokes about the importance of religion and the Mullahs in Iran. He publishes a report about the violation of human rights in Iran ! The Islamists who live in exile, support him and his bullshits, while Iranians inside Iran only laugh at him and his supporters’. And it’s exactly like the today’s story of Reza Pahlavi and the stupid Iranian Monarchists who live in the US”. The world should know more about the stupid Iranian Monarchists. There are many similarities between the revolutionary era of 1978-1979 and today. Iranians and non-Iranians can learn many things from history, so lets take a look at history and what happened in 1978-1979. In January 1979, the BBC reported: “The Shah of Iran has fled the country following months of increasingly violent protests against his regime. Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi and his wife, Empress Farah, left Tehran and flew to Aswan in Egypt. The couple’s three youngest children were flown to the US yesterday. Official reports say the Shah has left for a ‘vacation’ and medical treatment. The news of the Shah’s departure was greeted with mass celebrations across Iran“.You can ask yourself: “Why the people were so happy at that time?” It’s a very important question. The Shah died in exile in Egypt in 1980. But why the Shah, who was pro-West, fled into exile in 1979? The non-Iranians know nothing about “Guadeloupe Conference“. In 1979, the media reported: “This conference of the heads of four Western powers -U.S., UK, France and West Germany- was held in the first week of January 1979 on the island of Guadeloupe. French President Giscard d’Estaing, who hosted the Guadeloupe Conference, US President Jimmy Carter, British Prime Minister James Callaghan, and German chancellor Helmut Schmidt attended this conference, and reached the conclusion that Shah could no more stay in power and his stay would only raise tensions. In a press conference, the US secretary of state Cyrus Vance announced that Shah was getting ready for holidays outside Iran”. Can you believe it? In fact, the story of Shah in 1979, was like the story of Mubarak (Egypt) and Bin Ali (Tunisia) in 2011. But why all people, including leftist, rightist, extremist, democratic wings and also foreign countries did not want Shah any more? It’s clear why the West didn’t want the Shah, because Iran had become a regional economic and military power, but the West was stupid and wanted a weak and puppet regime in Iran. But why did Iran’s people hate the Shah? Why on January 16, 1979, the people started chanting, dancing, offering free candies and cookies and the sound of car horns did not stop the whole day? Why the Shah was sad, but the people were so happy at that day?


The above questions is like this: “Why the people hate the Mullahs now? Why they are too eager to see Khamenei’ downfall?” In the revolutionary era of 1978-1979, about 2000 people were killed and thousands were arrested and tortured, and it’s like 2009-2011. In fact, there are many similarities between these days and those days, like the brutal dictatorship, the people who deeply hate the regime, Etellaat’s article, Rafsanjani’s downfall (like Hoveyda’s downfall), people’s letters to Khamenei, Change of Western policy on Iran’s regime, the horrible economic crisis in Iran, the economic crisis in the world, and many other things. In 1978 and even in 1979, no one predicted that the Shah was in imminent danger of falling in spite of increasing unrest spreading across the county. The people should not be disappointed, because the dictators are toppled when no one predicts it. Of course, in today’s Iran some predict the imminent downfall of the Mullahs. Now, everybody hates the Mullahs and wants to get rid of the Mullahs. But the people should read history and learn when they should do the proper work at the proper time. Iran’s history can show them when they should insist on change and protest, when they should stop protesting and instead should accept the big concessions, and when they should prevent themselves from creating another stupid revolution. The non-Iranians can learn many things from Iran’s contemporary history, too. In 1941, Russia and Britain invaded Iran and installed a puppet ruler (Shah). This new puppet ruler was son of Reza Kachal, the brutal dictator. As we said before, the great Iranian intellectual, Sadegh Hedayat, called Reza Shah “Reza Kachal” (Reza the bald). Reza Kachal is the grandfather of Reza Pahalvi. In 1910s and 1920s, “Ahmad Shah” was king of Iran. “Ahmad Shah”, the last king of Qajar dynasty, was the most modern King in Iran’s history. He not only respected the Parliament and the Constitutional Monarchy, but he really believed in the rule of law, Parliament, Freedom, Democracy, etc. He was kid when became king. The World War I created many disasters in Iran, and it was his bad luck and Iran’s bad luck. But in the mid-1920s, the British bastards hated “Ahmad Shah”, because he was young, modern, and open-minded and they could not deceive him. But Reza Kachal was a stupid illiterate soldier who just obeyed orders from above. So, the Britons made him king. The British bastard toppled the Qajar dynasty, mainly because “Ahmad Shah” was not like his stupid ancestors, and unlike them, he was modern. Of course, “Ahmad Shah” has his own stupidities and weak points, but compared to Reza Kachal, “Ahmad Shah” was intellectual. The British bastards wanted a puppet ruler in Iran, so they made Reza Kachal king, by a British-backed Military coup in 1925. But it’s funny to know that even Reza Kachal didn’t remain puppet. When Reza Kachal fled from Iran in 1941, he was not a puppet, but he was a stupid and weak brutal dictator who wanted to oppose the UK. But he had suppressed his own people, and Iranians really hated him. They preferred the British soldiers to Reza Kachal and his brutal dictatorship. It’s the tragedy of all brutal dictatorships who torture the people in a way that they prefer any force to the brutal dictator and his regime. In 1979, we had the same situation in Iran. The people only wanted to get rid of the Shah and the brutal Monarchists, at any price and by any means.


On January 16, 1979, the Etellaat newspaper had a big headline: “The Shah Went”, but the people changed the headline to “The Shah Fled”, because it was more meaningful. The Shah had fled from Iran, and even he himself knew it, and that’s why he cried and was very sad. The Khayemals (ass-kissers), that some of them still live in LA, California, and some of them were executed by the Mullahs, kissed the Shah’s legs and the Shah’s hands and asked him to stay in Iran, but the Shah was so stupid and so coward. The Shah was a puppet ruler like his father. And like his father he didn’t want to remain puppet in his last years. But when you suppress your own people and kill them and torture them, and insult them and treat them like slaves, they only can hate you and they don’t help you. The Shah wore crown in 1941 after British troops occupied Iran and forced his dictator father to go to exile. In the 1940s, that was a tragedy for Iran and the world, the journalists and the open minded people could breath freely in Iran. In the late 1940s, a national movement was begun to nationalize oil industry in Iran which were monopolized by Britain. But in early 1950s, the Shah who was puppet of Britain, opposed the decision. The nationwide protests in 1951 forced him to appoint Mosaddeq premier. In August 1953, the Shah attempted to dismiss Mosaddeq, who was one of the leader of “The Oil Nationalization Movement “, but the premiers popular support was so great that the Shah himself was forced to fled from Iran. But very soon the US and the UK supported a Military coup against Mosaddeq, and the shah returned to take power. It’s so funny to know that the Mullahs and the Islamists supported the UK and the Shah at that time. In fact, the Mullahs have always been close friend or puppet of the UK. In 1953, a CIA-sponsored coup ousted Mossadeq and his nationalist supporters and returned the Shah to power as an absolute monarch. He became a puppet of the US, and also a brutal dictator. The oil companies were returned to their foreign owners, the Parliament was largely stripped of its power, and the people and the opponents to the regime were ruthlessly suppressed. The Shah’s American-trained secret police, the SAVAK, had been thought to have successfully terrorized the population into submission during the next two decades through widespread killings, torture and mass detentions. From 1953 to 1973, the Shah was US poppet and a brutal dictator, but in 1974 he started to be more independent, and the West decided to topple him. But if the Shah was not so stupid and had not suppressed the people, and had respected the Constitutional Monarchy, Iranians would have supported him and aided him in his struggle with the hypocrite west. But the Shah was a coward and stupid dictator. Some say: “In December 1977, the Shah’s police massacred dozen of religious protestors and the resentment boiled over into open anger. In June 1978, the Shah made a number of concessions, such as the repeal of the ‘imperial calendar’ to the oppositions and the forces opposing him, but repression also continued. Strikes and sabotage were on the rise while wages dropped due to an economic downturn. The shah imposed martial law, and on ‘Black Friday’, September 8, 1978, troops gunned down hundreds of protestors. In October and November of 1978, a series of strikes by civil servants and workers in government industries crippled the country. Oil workers struck for about one month, bringing the economy to a dead halt, despite fruitless attempts to send troops into the oilfields”.


You can ask: Why many happy boys and happy girls went to the street and celebrated the Shah’s departure on January 16, 1979? Why the people started chanting, dancing, offering free candies and cookies and the sound of car horns did not stop the whole day? The Monarchists answer: “Because the people were so stupid”. It’s exactly like what the Mullahs say now. All people hate the Mullahs and the Islamists, but the Mullahs say: “Those who hate us are stupid people who can’t understand the value of independence, Islam, etc”. Maybe, 30 years later, the shameless Mullahs who would live in exile, like today’s Monarchists, would say: “The people in 2010s were stupid”. But now, we all can understand why the people hate the Mullahs and the Islamists. Who are the main responsible for another revolution in today’s Iran? The Mullahs and the Islamists, their thugs, and their mercenaries. And who were the main responsible for the Islamic revolution in 1979? The Shah and the Monarchists. And that’s why Iranians inside Iran say: “If the stupid Monarchists and Reza Pahlavi want to come back to Iran, we will entertain them with Guillotine“. If the Basiji thugs and the Mullahs fled from Iran during another revolution, and If after 30 years they want to restore the Mullah regime in Iran, what will Iranians do to them? The answer is very clear. The stupid Iranian Monarchists try to deceive the world, but Iranians inside Iran only laugh at them. The Shah and the Monarchists were exactly like Khamenei and the Mullahs, and the people hate both of them. Today, the majority of Iranians are literate and 20 million Iranian are university-educated. But in 1979, the majority of Iranians were illiterate and ignorant, and that’s why the 1979 Revolution could not bring fundamental change, and the secular tyranny was replaced with the religious tyranny. “In late November 1978, the Shahs nightly speeches were interrupted when workers cut off the electricity at precisely the time of his scheduled addresses. And in December 1978, soldiers began to desert. And finally after Guadeloupe Conference, the shah fled from Iran to Egypt on January 16, 1979″, historians say. It reminds many of Egypt and Tunisia in 2011. In the mid-1970s, the stupid Shah thought that his American-trained secret police, the Savak, can save him. He thought the Savak has successfully terrorized the people, and the widespread killings, torture and mass detentions could prevent the protests and the revolution. By the mid-1970s, most of the leftist, liberal, nationalist, and almost all opposition leaders had been successfully repressed through murder, imprisonment or exile, and most of their organizations banned. The stupid Shah was the main responsible for the 1979 revolution. Like other brutal dictators, he was so stupid and blind.


The 1979 revolution in Iran failed, because at that time the majority of Iranians (60% to 75%) were illiterate and about 80% of Iranians followed the Mullahs like sheep. But now, more that 85% of Iranians are literate and more than 90% of Iranians hate all Mullahs, all Islamists, all Monarchists, all Marxists, all Iranian Baboons. In 1979, about 75% of Iranians lived in the rural area, but now about 75% of Iranians live in the urban area. In 1979, Iran’s population was about 33 million, but the number of university students were so small, about 200 thousands, and only about 10% of them were female. But now, Iran has about 4 to 5 million university students and about 65% of them are female. Now, Iran has about 20 million university-educated people, and about 60% of them are female. And that’s why Iran will become a modern country in the near future, with or without a revolution . Following the success of the Islamic revolution, the Islamists instituted a theocratic dictatorship and wiped out other groups, because the majority of the people were illiterate and supported the Mullahs. At that time, 99% of the Iranian intellectuals were so stupid. Most of them were Marxists, Islamists, or Islamist-Marxists. They were at least as stupid as the Mullahs. Women were illiterate and inactive. But now, the modern Iranian girls and boys whose population is about 50 million, are at least as modern as their counterparts in the West. In January 1979, when Bakhtiar became Prime Minister, he took several measures to appeal to the opposition movement such as ending all restrictions on the press, freeing political prisoners, dissolution of SAVAK, lifting martial law, and promising free elections. At that time, If the opposition, the journalist, and specially the intellectuals had been wise, they would have accepted Bakhtiar’s measures, instead of supporting the savage Mullahs, Khomeini, and a stupid revolution. But the Iranian intellectuals were so stupid at that time. Bakhtiar became Shah’s last prime minister, because both the Shah and the Iranian intellectuals were so stupid. Iranians hate the Marxists and the stupid lefts, mainly because they have created many disasters in Iran from 1930s to 1980s. Most of them were puppet of Russia. They betrayed everything for the sake of USSR. But even the non-Marxist Iranians were so stupid. As we said before, Masoud Behnoud has confessed how stupid and how bastard he and his friends were in 1979, when almost all Iranian journalists and Iranian intellectuals didn’t support Bakhtiar and his progressive measures. Instead of supporting the Bakhtiar government, they supported Khomeini and the Mullahs, and within some years all of them badly paid the price of their horrible stupid mistakes.They didn’t do the proper work at the proper time. They still don’t do the proper work at the proper time. In 2009, they betrayed the young Iranians and their anti-Mullah movement, and tried to prevent efficient non-violent protests like remaining in the streets, general strike, daily protests, etc. The people could not win any concession from Khamenei and the Mullah regime, only because the Iranian baboons and the Islamist-Reformists betrayed the people. If those who controlled the media had not betrayed the people, and instead had asked the people to stay in the streets, within some weeks or some months the people would have won big concessions from the Mullahs. But the people only paid a very high price, without any outcome or any concession. The wise guys know that sometimes, like 2009 and 2011, you should insist on efficient non-violent protests, because you should win some major concessions, and sometimes, like 1979, when the regime gives big concessions to you, you should stop protesting and creating a stupid revolution. But the older generations of Iranians, i.e. almost all 50+ Iranians and the Iranian baboons, could not understand it. They betrayed the people in 1979, 1980s, 1997 to 2004, 2009, and 2011. They still betray the people, but the majority of Iranians hate them now. Unlike the Iranian baboons, the young wise Iranians know what is concession, when they should stop protesting and accept big concessions, and when they should stop creating another revolution. The younger generations of Iranians only want fundamental change or big concessions, not another revolution. They know that Revolution has a very very high price, and they should avoid it as much as possible. But they are not scared of Revolution, too. They know that they should solve the problem of the tyranny in Iran once and for all . It’s really shameful that after 100 years (after “Constitutional Revolution”), and in the 21st century, we still have the tyranny in Iran. The future and what will happen, is depend on what the Mullahs do. If they wanted to be as stupid as Gaddafi and other savage tyrants, then they can be sure that their fate will be worse than Gaddafi. The younger generations of Iranians will teach them a lesson that the world history will never forget it. But if the Mullahs were not too stupid, the transition can be clean and modern. It’s better for both sides, specially for the Mullahs. In 1979, the BBC reported: “British and American expats living in Iran (regarded as symbols of Colonialism) have been the frequent target of attacks. Thousands have left Iran”. I ask the bad guys in the west, specially in the US, the UK, France, and Germany to think about it.