Vanivier wrote:Or, maybe he's talking about the next guy, who took power as part of a bloodless coup. That's Mohammed Daoud Khan (who came to power in 1973, which is less than 50 years ago). He was the one who didn't take the title Shah, instead making himself the president of a new republic. He was assassinated by communist revolutionaries.
That would be him, and his "repressive regime" was based solely on trying to take out those planing a coup, and everyone was tried fairly, and your not so reputable source is not so reputable.
He was assasinated in a communist revolution that then, set up another democratic country, at which time America aided, people like Osama.
Point there was just that even though it wasn't a voting democracy, it was more 'democratic'