Security Briefing : The Rise Of The Islamic Republic Of Iran


2014 by Stephen E Hughes  Association of Geo-Strategic Analysis

“Theocratic Totalitarianism is a view of the world that one’s faith must reign supreme and can be affirmed and held passionately only if all others are negated. It advocates the use of force, violence, or terrorism, because these actions are just a tool when they believe they are righteous, sacred and all others are wrong. For all of their actions are the divine will of God.

The Islamic Republic of Iran is a revolutionary theocratic Totalitarian state formed in 1979 following the overthrow of the last Shah (monarch), Muhammad Reza Pahlavi. Grand Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini was the leader of the revolution and then of the Islamic Republic until his death in 1989.

Iran at one time was one of America’s strongest ally in the Middle East. Tehran was held in high esteem, maintained friendly relations throughout the region including Israel. Under the Shah Iran was the first Muslim Nation to recognize the State of Israel.

This  is account of how one man change the face of the Nation of Iran,  Ayatollah Khomeini. This is an exploration of the ascent of Khomeini, who refashioned the state of Iran into Religious Totalitarianism country based on Sharia Laws.

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About the Author
spent 13 years with the U.S. Army, half of that time was spent overseas, now retired. Author of several books.