Skip to comments.Shah's Son Asserts Iranian Regime 'Close' To Collapse
Posted on 02/13/2019 7:08:42 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
Reza Pahlavi, the exiled former crown prince of Iran, said in an interview with RFE/RL's Radio Farda that he thinks "we are really close to the fall of the [Iranian] regime."
He added that the current situation in Iran is similar to how it was in 1979 when his father left Iran amid violent turmoil and went into exile.
That upheaval ended centuries of monarchy in Iran and led to the formation of the Islamic Republic of Iran with Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini at its head.
"The atmosphere [in Iran] seems to be close to a flash point," he said at his home outside of Washington, D.C.
Pahlavi's comments came as Iran on February 11 celebrated the 40th anniversary of the establishment of an Islamic government in Iran.
"Let us not forget that the majority of Iranians within the present-day generation were not even born during the 1979 revolution," Pahlavi said. "If you really listen to them, their common demand, from any political inclination, is that we must be rescued. What are you [the political forces] doing for us?"
In a message to young Iranians on the anniversary, Pahlavi called for "civil disobedience" and an "all-out reconstruction" of Iran.
"After toppling the Islamic Republic of Iran, it is time to reconstruct Iran and its national identity," he added.
Pahlavi was critical of many Western countries for not being bolder in their policies toward Tehran.
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Why cant we drop a million of these into the country.
Or something similar. Fight back.
Reza has said this before, yet the mullahs survive... every damned time.
Another foreign policy success by President Donald J. Trump.
I pray to God he is right.
“the mullahs survive... every damned time.”
Too many muzzies. Yeah the people are Persian, but let the mullahs take over. Similar to Turkey, which used to have a secular gov’t.
If they do, it will become a Chinese tributary state.
Heck, it will anyway.
Theyve been saying this for years though.
I hope he’s right this time.
Around a decade ago....Iranian business owners felt that a economic collapse was going to occur. So they started to take profits, buy into foreign currency (Euro, dollars or Dirhams), and move the money out of Iran. This meant that Iranian banks weren’t holding much in assets, and mortgage potential for young Iranians to buy houses diminished (a lot).
Year after year, that strategy has been taking place. Iranians who were marginally wealthy, moved a fair amount of cash to Dubai and simply bought property, condos, or gold....waiting out this believed-to-soon-occur collapse.
When Obama did his nifty ‘help-Iran’ deal....by flushing that money back into Iran (via dollars), without realizing it...the government flushed the cash into different things, and various people got their hands on it....again, moving it off-shore and waiting for this anticipated collapse.
If you go into Iran today, the chief word you’d use is ‘stagnation’. The exchange rates have gone to the extreme because everyone wants some type of foreign currency instead of the Rial.
In this case, the economic collapse can be made to occur, rather than some revolution or coup deal. It just takes a long period of time. The Mullahs have zero appreciation or understanding of economics.
How much money did his family “liberate” before they fled Iran? He seems like somewhat of a gritter.
Karl Marx and Engels were correct. Control the economic motivation and you control the country.
Absolutely. The theocracy dictatorships have been propped up in Iran by the CIA, thanks to the deep state cabal run traitorous politicians and government employees at high levels. We can thank POTUS for the removal of these traitors.
yep, I heard from a friend who said the shah was brutal
I wasn’t talking about the shah. I was talking about the Mullah run Theocratic government that came in when he fled the country. Do you think the shah was more brutal than the Mullahs that took over the government after him?
Iran was (probably still is) a very corrupt country full of grifters. Don’t be surprised if grifters running a country are eventually thrown out on their asses.
Not in my mind, my acquaintance may lie about things...
Seems like everyone in the ME is brutal. I think it’s the religious ideology they follow.
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