Reza Pahlavi Sells Himself at a 98% Discount to be a TV 'Star'
Reza Pahlavi, the son of deposed Iranian king Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, is reportedly set to star in a TV program for UK-based media Iran International.
The Farsi-language channel is reportedly funded by Saudi Arabia's Mohammad bin Salman, and exists to produce propaganda against modern Iran. It also exists as a mouthpiece for terrorists: Iran International gained infamy in Iran - but no condemnation nor penalty from UK media authorities - for broadcasting a gloating interview with the perpetrators of the 2018 Ahvaz terror attack, which killed 25 people and wounded 70 others.
Mohammad bin Salman reportedly conceived the idea that the camera just loves Reza Pahlavi - MBS likely believes the camera loves all monarchs, even "never were" monarchs like Pahlavi.
MBS and Iran International may have a tough time attracting an audience, mainly because the Iranian people are not at all interested in the obvious goal of the program: whitewashing the crimes and multiple treasons of the Pahlavi household. Pahlavi will find it very hard to reverse the widespread opinion in Iran that the Pahlavi family is a hollow puppet of foreign powers which have only ill-will towards the average Iranian person.
Pahlavi, showcasing the negotiation skills he proposes to return to Iran's top office, agreed to do the show at just 2% of his original salary demand. Perhaps Pahlavi cut his rates because he finally realised that he was not only not an actual king, but simply the son of a king, and a long-deposed king at that.
Unfortunately for those who value truth in journalism, this royal-sized discount leaves more money in the budget of Iran International - anti-Iran terrorists surely appreciate Pahlavi's agreement to take a pay cut.
However, the same report said that he put aside his royal pride after getting pressured by the intelligence services of an unnamed European country. That European country is, of course, Poland. I realise that I am unusual in this assertion - every other Iranian surely assumes that the unnamed country can only be the UK, because bribing Iranian (ex-) elite to work for the detriment of the Iranian democratic will is what they have done since the early 1800s.
The only other European country with the neo-imperialist inclination to get involved in this type of a situation is France. However, they have long-hosted the MKO terrorist group, proving that they back the other losing horse in this pathetic race to history's glue factory.
The MKO took time out of planning their next assassination attempt and their friendly chats with John Bolton (see video below) to let it be known to their supporters inside Saudi Arabia that giving Pahlavi a program would result in the MKO leaking damaging information in retaliation. The MKO does not want Pahlavi viewed as a possible leader of the opposition to Iran's popularly-supported democracy.
Sometimes people have fallen so far behind in a race that they actually convince themselves they are winning, and this is the case here. Watching the MKO argue with Reza Pahlavi while the Saudis try to hold the two back reminds all of Iran of Moe trying to restrain Larry and Curly in the "Three Stooges" film shorts.
The reality-show car crash which is the Pahlavi family, the "more horrifying than any movie" MKO - Iranians view both with tabloid interest combined with the relief that our national nightmares with them are completely finished. No matter how much support the US, Israel, the UK, the Arab monarchs and the French give, and no matter how much whitewashing they can get from mainstream Western media like The New York Times and Politico, neither of these groups have any political support inside Iran.
Pahlavi's program will treat us to him traveling around the world and meeting with "dissident movements". It boggles the mind as to whom would welcome an association with the Son of the Deposed King of Kings?