Although he had predicated it - before witnessing the depth of misery, depravity and disrepute his beloved Iran and Iranians are force to endure under the Islamist fascism - the late Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi was fortunate to have passed away. If he were still alive, today on his birthday he would have been 99 years old.
Given the state of affairs in Iran for the past forty years, it is beyond a scintilla of doubt that the revolution which overthrew the very progressive and reformable monocracy of Pahlavi has marched Iran backwards.
From women’s rights to economy, environment to state of people’s mental and physical health, Iran’s place in the world to hopefulness for a brighter future, all indicators undeniably have been and are in a steep downward trajectory.
During any chance the beleaguered Iranians get to demonstrate against Islamist fascism before being violently suppressed, their call for restoration of Pahlavi monarchy is loud and clear.
Whatever the reasons - including nostalgia for better bygone days or rejection of revolutionaries of all stripes who overthrew the Pahlavi - the question for those who love Iran, wishing her prosperity and glory that she deserves and are freed of ideology, cult of hatred for America/Israel is clear.
You miss the Shah Pahlavi yet?
Airtight sanctions - which includes oil - a la against the despicable South Africa apartheid, works. U.S. lawmakers get to it.