Discussion in 'History' started by Jos, Jan 31, 2012.
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You might be interested in this item re: February 1, 1979
Ayatolah Ruhollah Khomeini arrived in Tehran [the Shah had left for America for cancer treatment] stating: I beg God to cut off the hands of all evil foreigners and all their helpers. Summary executions began....
and, on October 2nd of '79... While Middle-East allies wanted to see a strong US, President Jimmy Carter allowed the dissolution of Iran. On this date, Crown Prince Fahd of Saudi Arabia, said to US Ambassador West in Jeddah, Instead of pressuring the Shah into bringing his thought and actions up to date so as to pull the rug from under the Communist agitators, you let him go. Look what has happened in Iran! They have killed the cream of their society- the best brains in the military, the professions, and the civil service have all been executed or forced into exile. [And] not a word of caution to Iran from President Carter.
I suspect we won't be getting a lot of this history in our press.
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