Why should we support Reza Pahlavi? Because the Iranian people support him. He has the full support of Iranians inside Iran and we must unconditionally respect their will. If we don’t stand with him it would be a colossal mistake. Despite other opposition groups resort to violence, Mr. Pahlavi, repeatedly has stated that “non-violent change is the only way to go.” “Change must come to Iran by civil disobedience and non-violence. I stress that. We can’t have change at any cost.”
Some 2,500 years ago, a farsighted and benevolent king, Cyrus the Great, issued an historic proclamation to the varied peoples of his vast empire. He granted every people their rights to dignity, independence, beliefs and their way of life. This trailblazing king, considered as the first author of the Charter of Human Rights, showed the justice as well as the feasibility of diverse peoples living peacefully with one another to the benefit of all.
Close to 40 years after the establishment of the Islamic Republic, the people cries for the Reza Pahlavi. That is a fact. The rest is history. This is not fiction. This is reality as we all have witnessed in recent protests in Iran that people have been shouting for him to come back and save them from the brutal Islamic regime.
Over the past 39 years, I have witnessed Iranian opposition groups and Iranian TV channels in Los Angeles keep popping up, one after another, but none united. Each group had its own agenda, yet, the common denominator between all of them was “regime change.” Knowing the Iranian mentality and a decided lack of team work, I knew they could not possibly stand a chance against the powerful Islamic regime that possesses a capability of monitoring the Iranian population locally and globally in order to ensure and comply with regime mandates.