Lord, I Agree with what Better Your Opinion Is!

Compiled by: Islamic Revolution Website
Translated by: Fazel Shirzad


Being Submission and alienated are problems that had plagued many governments in contemporary Iranian history, especially since the Qajar dynasty came to power. The result of the problems, which became more severe in the first and second Pahlavi era, caused that many colonialists came to the country and interfered in all affairs of society. During the Pahlavi era, this problem went ahead so far as to involve foreign embassies in the appointment of prime ministers, ministers, members of parliament, and even in the appointment of commanders of the country's police and military forces, and played a decisive role.

Reza Shah and Mohammad Reza Shah were those who came to power at the discretion or order of foreign embassies. Reza Shah, the man who had succeeded in establishing power inside the country for 20 years, was forced to resign and be exiled to a remote island in 1941 by the British and Soviet ambassadors.

This humiliation is due to the thought of being submission and reliance on the will of foreigners and preferring their will to the interests of the nation.

Recently, the "Research Group of Qadr Velayat’s Cultural and Artistic Institute" has compiled a collection of developments and events of the Pahlavi era, which showed the submission of the kings of this regime and the governments under their command, and published it in a collection entitled "Lord, I Agree with what Better Your Opinion Is!" This book has been prepared and arranged in two chapters. The first chapter, entitled "Reza Shah", has 11 readable memories, and the second chapter, entitled "Mohammad Reza Shah", contains 18 interesting and at the same time unfortunate memories of his dependence and submission on the king and his rulers.

In the first chapter, where Reza Shah orders no resistance against the British and Russian occupying forces in the cities of Iran, where he implores Mr. Foroughi to save his life from being captured by the British, where he surrenders to the British pressure to build The South-North Railway will be based on a Britain's plan. Where he surrenders to the threat of the Russian and British ambassadors to release Tehran's troops for the easy entry of foreign troops, where Reza Shah is not allowed to disembark for a few minutes during his exile in Mumbai, where a British consulate staffer in Mashhad He says to Reza Shah: Where Stampel (senior professor in the School of Diplomacy and International Relations at the University of Kentucky, USA) says: "The Shah was more concerned with the interests of the United States than with Iran," and so on.

The book "Lord, I Agree with what Better Your Opinion Is!" contains memoirs that generally show the weakness and humiliation of the kings of the Pahlavi dynasty in the face of foreigners. In the last part of this series of memoirs, it is mentioned that when the Shah was in Morocco after fleeing the country, Mrs. Farah Pahlavi quotes the confessions of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi in his memoirs as follows.

During the 37 years of my reign, I did everything the Americans ordered, and give Iran's wealth into the hands of American companies. Followed their commands, I broke the Arab oil embargo and gave Israel free oil. During the Vietnam War, I provided Iranian warplanes to US forces in Vietnam and provided fuel for the US military. During the Battle of Dhofar and at the command of Britain, I sent the Iranian army to the battle of the Dhofar revolutionaries; in short, I danced to Americans' and Britain's tunes. But finally..."

At the end of the book "Lord, I Agree with what Better Your Opinion Is!", he writes: "In the last days of his political life in Iran, the Shah said to the US Secretary of the Treasury, who had visited him: you founded Israel, your government trained the police. These were not things I hid from you; therefore, you should not blame me for all your fractures."

The book "Lord, I Agree with what Better Your Opinion Is!" was published in 2020, without the author's name, in 140 pages and sent to the book market. The point that can be seen as a weakness in compiling this book is that only one memory can be seen about Mohammad Reza Pahlavi's relation with the CIA (The Central Intelligence Agency) in the 17 years between 1961 and the year of the victory of the Revolution in 1978. While the major part of the second Pahlavi dependence on the United States and the main part of the notable events of the Shah's submission to the United States are related to the two decades of 1961 and 1971. Apart from what has been said in the last two pages of Farah Pahlavi's language, there is no significant memory of this era in this book including important events such as capitulation, Santo, withdrawal from the fourteenth province of Iran (Bahrain) at the discretion of the British, the Shah's extensive oil support for Israel, the role of US and Israeli intelligence agencies (CIA and Mossad) in establishing SAVAK organization and training its torturers, the uniqueness of 40,000 American advisers in Iran, etc., each of which is a manifestation of the Shah's dependence and submission to foreigners; it is not difficult to collect them from library resources.


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