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My Turn to Speak: Iran, the Revolution and Secret Deals With the U.S. Hardcover – April 1, 1991

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Brassey's Inc (April 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0080405630
  • ISBN-13: 978-0080405636
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,011,356 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Bani-Sadr, who was president of Iran after the overthrow of the Shah and a close advisor to the Ayatollah Khomeini, reveals a great deal regarding behind-the-scenes U.S. involvement in Iranian politics. Now living in exile in Paris, he breaks his long-held silence to expose the dealings of three U.S. presidents with the Iranians as well as to describe the duplicity of Khomeini, who the author argues betrayed the spirit of the revolution. Bani-Sadr claims that the Reagan election team conspired with the Iranians to withhold the release of the hostages until after the election, thus permitting Reagan to claim the credit. He also makes some interesting comments about the involvement of Reagan and Bush in the Iran-contra arms scandal. This is a tale that is absolutely essential to read in order to appreciate contemporary Iranian politics and the 1979-80 revolution. For a wide audience.
- Sanford R. Silverburg, Catawba Coll., Salisbury, N.C.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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7 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Anonymous on October 16, 2004
Format: Hardcover
It would require a knowledge of farsi and a great deal of time spent searching the archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran to verify much of what President Bani-Sadr asserts in this book. However it has the virtue of corresponding to facts and realities regarding American and Israeli involvement in the Persian Gulf War (aka the Iran-Iraq war) which are difficult to explain in any other way.Some of the details may not be exactly correct, and Bani-Sadr may be a more fallible and opportunistic character in reality than is the self-portrait presented in this book, but this is an important testimony from one of the best-placed eyewitnesses to a successfully buried political scandal of immense proportions.Had that scandal been exposed in all of its ramifications in time, the second and third Persian Gulf wars (aka Desert Storm and Operation Iraqi Fiefdom - er, Freedom) may have been avoided, given that these wars were also schemes engineered by the same infernal alliance of Zionists, Islamists and Big Oil that brought about the first Persian Gulf War.
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