The Last Shah of Iran was Mohammad Rezā Shāh Pahlavī. He ruled Iran from 1941 until his overthrow by the Iranian Revolution on 11 February 1979. He was the second and last monarch of the House of Pahlavi of the Iranian monarchy. It is well-known that his oppressive and corrupt rule was backed financially by Anglo-American power, which had been profiting from Persian oil resources for decades.
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As indeed we knew that the Shah of Iran was a puppet leader for Western powers, he was also merely an actor playing a role. The father of the famous Academy Award-winning film director, Martin Scorsese. His name was Luciano Charles Scorsese, whose Wikipedia page is incredibly sparse and shows that he was uncredited in some films he appeared in!
“In November 1978, President Carter named the Bilderberg group’s George Ball, another member of the Trilateral Commission, to head a special White House Iran task force under the National Security Council’s Brzezinski. Ball recommended that Washington drop support for the Shah of Iran and support the fundamentalistic Islamic opposition of Ayatollah Khomeini. Robert Bowie from the CIA was one of the lead ‘case officers’ in the new CIA-led coup against the man their covert actions had placed into power 25 years earlier.
Their scheme was based on a detailed study of the phenomenon of Islamic fundamentalism, as presented by British Islamic expert, Dr. Bernard Lewis, then on assignment at Princeton University in the United States. Lewis’s scheme, which was unveiled at the May 1979 Bilderberg meeting in Austria, endorsed the radical Muslim Brotherhood movement behind Khomeini, in order to promote balkanization of the entire Muslim Near East along tribal and religious lines. Lewis argued that the West should encourage autonomous groups such as the Kurds, Armenians, Lebanese Maronites, Ethiopian Copts, Azerbaijani Turks, and so forth. The chaos would spread in what he termed an ‘Arc of Crisis,’ which would spill over into Muslim regions of the Soviet Union.
The coup against the Shah, like that against Mossadegh in 1953, was run by British and American intelligence, with the bombastic American, Brzezinski, taking public ‘credit’ for getting rid of the ‘corrupt’ Shah, while the British characteristically remained safely in the background.
During 1978, negotiations were under way between the Shah’s government and British Petroleum for renewal of the 25-year old extraction agreement. By October 1978, the talks had collapsed over a British ‘offer’ which demanded exclusive rights to Iran’s future oil output, while refusing to guarantee purchase of the oil. With their dependence on British-controlled export apparently at an end, Iranappeared on the verge of independence in its oil sales policy for the first time since 1953, with eager prospective buyers in Germany, France, Japan and elsewhere.”
And that is the key point: Iranian independence on its oil sales. This is what the crime families feared from the beginning and continue to fear and battle against up to this very day, employing actors to maintain and further their agenda. The criminals basically cut off oil production and this directly threatened the welfare of Iranians, and with the BBC heavily favouring the propaganda of Ayatolla Khomeini, the theocracy option appeared to be the only option available. All a big lie. And the warmongers had their Middle East unrest they so blatantly desire.
Here is a photo comparison of Charles Scorsese’s wife, Catherine Scorsese and Farah Pahlavi, wife and consort of the Shah: