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Monday, June 22, 2009

Pahlavi: fanatical tyrants who know that the future is against them may end their present course on their terms: a nuclear holocaust

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Shah's Son: Iran Conflict Could Trigger Nuclear War
Monday, June 22, 2009 2:46 PM

The exiled son of the late shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, warned Monday of dire consequences for the volatile Middle East and the rest of the world if the popular uprising in Iran is crushed.

The defeat of the movement protesting the outcome of presidential elections 10 days ago would not only threaten global stability but could lead to nuclear war, Pahlavi told a news conference here.

"Their defeat will encourage extremism from the shores of the Levant to the energy jugular of the world," said Pahlavi, who left Iran a year before the ouster of his father, shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, in the 1979 Islamic revolution.

"At worst, fanatical tyrants who know that the future is against them may end their present course on their terms: a nuclear holocaust," Pahlavi told a room packed with reporters at the National Press Club in Washington.

Pahlavi urged Western media to continue to act as "the information artery connecting different parts of the freedom movement in Iran" by globally spreading the messages coming from the protesters inside the country.

The Iranian government has severely clamped down on foreign media coverage of the protests in Iran, which Pahlavi said were happening around the country and involve all walks of life from factory workers to academics.

Skirting the news blackout, Iranians have been sending messages and videos to news outlets or acquaintances outside the country using social networking sites, online video and photo outlets
and micro-blogging source, Twitter.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous revereridesagain said...

Exactly what I've been thinking. Even if they crack down and regain control now, they know it won't last. Pahlavi's right -- their plan to bring about the return of the Mahdi incorporates violence and chaos anyway, so bringing about a nuclear catastrophe may have become of immediate importance.

Btw, where is Ahmadhimjihadist lately? Haven't heard of him for a couple of days and even then he was relegated to a couple rows back of the Supreme A-hole.

Monday, June 22, 2009 10:47:00 pm  
Blogger midnight rider said...

He had been in Russia. Don't know if he still is. Probably out there soiling his shorts. If any of these manage to get ahold of him it will be his Ceausescu moment. If he's lucky to get off that easy.

(one can only hope)

Monday, June 22, 2009 10:59:00 pm  
Blogger Pastorius said...

Hmm, I had not thought of this possibility.

Frightening.

Monday, June 22, 2009 11:48:00 pm  
Blogger midnight rider said...

Bad losers. Gonna take all their toys and blow them up. . .

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 4:29:00 am  

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