Comment by Jim Campbell
July 31st, 2021
Things went pretty well under the rein of Shaw Palavi.
SAVAK (Sazeman-i Ettelaat va Amniyat-i Keshvar) was the National Organization for Intelligence and Security. Formed under the guidance of United States and Israeli intelligence officers in 1957, SAVAK developed into an effective secret agency.
Bakhtiar was appointed its first director, only to be dismissed in 1961, allegedly for organizing a coup; he was assassinated in 1970 under mysterious circumstances, probably on the shah’s direct order.
This is absolute nonsense.
If what the the spokesman was speaking the truth, there would be no Iranian dissidents and everyone would be free.
His successor, General Hosain Pakravan, was dismissed in 1966, allegedly for having failed to crush the clerical opposition in the early 1960s.
The shah turned to his childhood friend and classmate, General Nematollah Nassiri, to rebuild SAVAK and properly “serve” the monarch.
Mansur Rafizadeh, the SAVAK director in the United States throughout the 1970s, claimed that General Nassiri’s telephone was tapped by SAVAK agents reporting directly to the shah, an example of the level of mistrust pervading the government on the eve of the Revolution.
SAVAK increasingly to symbolized the Shah’s rule from 1963-79, a period of corruption in the royal family, one-party rule, the torture and execution of thousands of political prisoners, suppression of dissent, and alienation of the religious masses.
The United States reinforced its position as the Shah’s protector and supporter, sowing the seeds of the anti-Americanism that later manifested itself in the revolution against the monarchy.
Accurate information concerning SAVAK remains publicly unavailable. A flurry of pamphlets issued by the revolutionary regime after 1979 indicated that SAVAK had been a full-scale intelligence agency with more than 15,000 full-time personnel and thousands of part-time informants.
SAVAK was attached to the Office of the Prime Minister, and its director assumed the title of deputy to the prime minister for national security affairs. Although officially a civilian agency, SAVAK had close ties to the military; many of its officers served simultaneously in branches of the armed forces.
The “Biden” administration supports the murdering mullahs against the people of Iran. Shame, shame, shame.
Protests Against Iran Regime Growing Rapidly: ‘Death to the Dictator!’
In facilitating the coup, America and Britain bear inadvertent responsibility for the trajectory towards Iranian theocracy.
Barack Obama speaks at American University in Washington, DC, August 5, 2015, about the nuclear deal reached with Iran. JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images
Washington is thus morally obliged to oppose fundamentalist persecution of minorities and crackdowns on dissidents.
The Obama administration, obsessed with rapprochement with Tehran, abandoned Green Movement protesters, but America recently sought support for Iran’s spontaneous demonstrators at the U.N. Security Council. Russia, China, economically motivated traders and others chastised Washington for attacking internal Iranian matters.
The U.S. approached the Human Rights Council for symbolic support, but that cadre opposed
Breitbart News Consortium
July 31st, 2021
As protests rage within Iran against the hardline Islamist regime, demonstrations calling for the regime’s fall and death to its Islamic rulers have appeared in its capital Tehran as more and more Iranians speak out against the Islamic Republic’s abuses.
Widespread protests, which began nearly two weeks ago against the government’s handling of the country’s water crisis along with its foreign policy and long history of repression, have led to more and more support for protesters and condemnation of the Islamic Republic’s rule
Many have voiced support for the Iranian people in recent days while criticizing the theocratic regime, which is also the predominant state sponsor of terrorism worldwide.
In an exclusive statement to Breitbart News on Tuesday, Executive Director of Iranian Americans for Liberty Bryan E. Leib expressed full support for the demonstrators:
The Iranian Americans for Liberty fully supports the Iranian people who have taken to the streets for what started as an isolated protest because of water shortages that has quickly grown to a full scale protest of the regime in the Islamic Republic of Iran with Iranians chanting “death to the dictator” inside Tehran.
It’s important to separate the two – the Iranian people seek the freedoms and liberties that we have in America while the regime has a track record of censoring, imprisoning and executing their own citizens for speaking out against the regime.
In addition, the regime continues to spend billions every year funding terrorist proxies around the world such as Hezbollah, Hamas, Houthis and many more.
The time is now for all Americans, regardless of their political affiliation to start raising their voices in support of the freedom-seeking Iranian people. It’s also time for President Biden to break his silence on these protests happening inside Iran and to voice his support for the people of Iran.
In another tweet, Rajavi explained that “The young protesters in #Tehran display the Iranian people’s firm resolve to establish democracy and national sovereignty.”
On Tuesday, former chess world champion Garry Kasparov urged the U.S. government to end nuclear negotiations with the Iranian regime.
“Terror regimes should be isolated and their leaders should be treated like the criminals they are,” Kasparov said.
“That is how you can support the people and the victims of these regimes. Instead, the United States is repeating a terrible mistake by negotiating with Iran’s leaders in Vienna. These negotiations are a waste of time except for Iran’s leaders,” he added.