Marking the 30th "anniversary" of the Islamo-Leftist takeover of Iran in 1979, the BBC has produced a two-part series on the "Fall of a Shah". The one-sided propaganda series does not deviate from the BBC anti-Shah stance and focused on well-repeated themes:
-1953 peoples' uprising against Mossadegh which has been popularized by the BBC and likes as the "1953 CIA Coup"
-Exaggerations on SAVAK's "brutality" against groups that were working against the national interests of Iran; ignorning crimes a thousand times worse by the west's own intelligence services in which 30 years later we still deal with organizations like the CIA conducting torture (for good or bad) - so God forbid though that a developing country 50 years ago used torture against people seeking to undermine the state!
-Criticizing the Shah's military might when in the end it was the few remnants of that military machinery which helped Iran repel the Iraqi invasion (after the mass-executions of Iran's finest military leaders and complete chaos in the military make-up). Noteworthy is also that the Shah knew that Iraq would attack Iran if the country's guards were let down.
-Condemning the Shah for holding a cultural/arts festival in Shiraz (!) and the first time in 2500 years in which a celebration of Iranian culture was once again held (the 2500 years of monarchy celebrations) whilst western nation's are free to celebrate their own nation's cultural heritage each year
-And lastly portraying Iran as poverty-stricken country in which only a select few on the top were prospering - conveniently neglecting the fact that this was not at all representative of Iran in the 1970's but that Iran had a thriving middle class and the nation as a whole was prospering.
This was the BBC's gift to the Iranian nation (or slap in the face if you like) on the eve of the Islamic beast which they helped bring to power. Ironically they even mention in their documentary that this was the first "revolution" that was televised! Ironically this is very true as the BBC acted as the Islamist and Leftists' mouthpiece through which they were able to influence Iranians with their propaganda against the state.
The last part of this two-part series, I believe, will be on BBC (World) next week Saturday at 21:10, if anyone wants to analyze the BBC's historical revisionism and propaganda methods.