Look at these happy Iranians before 1979 enjoying their short skirts, tanktops, freedom, education, music, dance, and looking forward to their future. Iran was the allie of the U.S. and America had installed the Shah in Iran (which may be why Iran contain the few Muslims in the world who love the U.S.). This video reflects Iran during the time of the Shah when it was a modern, relatively free, and a progressive nation with a blend of western and traditional values which made it unique in Eurasia. These are a selection of photos from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. Background music is by Iranian singer Googoosh
Today Iran is the aggressive enemy of the world, wingclipped and sanctioned to poverty while dreaming of little else but how to punish the people and exterminate Israel. In 1979 Israel was not Iran’s enemy but the conservatives with their Sharia law. Hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has banned all Western music from Iran’s state radio and TV stations — an eerie reminder of the 1979 Islamic revolution when popular music was outlawed as “un-Islamic” under Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Then the pedophile Ayatollah devil, granted exile by– guess — France (!), plotted and planned his return while protected by France and forced his presence on the country with support of the conservatives who could not stand secularism. France has been an incessant instigator to Islamic infiltration in the Western world. France is the father and creator of Eurabia. They should have rejected Kohmeini any protection and arrested him for his propaganda, seeing what he was up to. Muslims are simply allergic to secularism.
Militant Islam enjoyed its first modern triumph with the arrival in power of Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979. In this series of three programmes, key figures tell the inside story.
Former US president Jimmy Carter talks on television for the first time about the episode that, more than any other, led American voters to eject him from the presidency. Iran’s seizure of the US embassy in Tehran and the holding of its staff for 444 days took more and more of Carter’s time and energy. His final days in office were dominated by desperate attempts to secure the release of the embassy hostages. Those who sat in the White House with him, planning how to rescue the hostages, how to negotiate their release and, finally, wondering whether anything could be rescued from the disaster, all tell their part in the story.
Other contributors include former vice president Walter Mondale, ex-deputy secretary of state Warren Christopher and former national security adviser Zbigniew Brzezinski. The other side of the story is told by top Iranians: Ayatollah Khomeini’s close adviser, Grand Ayatollah Montazeri; his first foreign minister, Ebrahim Yazdi; his negotiator with the US, Sadeq Tabatabai; and the founder of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Mohsen Rafiqdoust.