Tuesday, July 27, 2010

27 July 1980

reminded me that today is the 30th anniversary of the death in Cairo of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the last Shah of Iran (1941-79). The Shah was betrayed by his Western "allies," particularly the incompetent American President Jimmy Carter (who 30 years later, not content with having helped destroy Iran, would cheer on the collapse of yet another monarchy in Nepal), and rejected by the people for whom he had tried to do so much. His regime was not perfect but infinitely superior to what Iran has endured since, as anyone familiar with the history of revolutions should have been able to predict. R.I.P.

1 comment:


Yes, the Shah was one of the good guys - and Peanut Carter remains one of the bad ones.
Monarchism makes sense!
Any Aussie royalists reading this might want to see the republican nutter in yesterday's Jakarta Post attacking their monarchy. Reply, asap! Or send a comment to Ross's Right Angle blog.