69 million page views

Illusions of the Revolution

Reader comment on item: On Wings of Eagles

Submitted by Alex Gomes (Denmark), Mar 31, 2013 at 07:31

"On Wings of Eagles" is a adventure story, written so unrealistically that one who went through the same problems, only can laugh about it at this time. The reality is that EDS real function in cooperation with the stupid people of the CIA, and the bunch of corrupt oil consortium people for whom I worked at that time,to placate Shah Reza's demand to get hold of all iranians living in Iran by means of a typical "ausweis" registration, concocted in the form of a "social security and free hospitalization" registration while the real idea was to tax and keep grip of the population. The point is that nobody in Iran paid taxes, least of all the oil companies and its multi national cadre of empoyees, not a penny. But the Shah had the idea to tax the country despite the billions of oil consortium dollars that cascaded into his treasury, year after year. And the local people got nothing out of that, only his corrupt family an croonies, plus, not to forget, the stupid CIA (Weel not stupid in that aspect! Its so long ago, but EDS was well on the way with the taxing system, and the Oil Consortium (name was changed to "OSCO", Oil Service Company of Iran) assisted in submitting detailed listings of all iranian field workers in the Ahwaz, Marun, Kushestan, and Abadan Refinery region.

There is much more to it, but it tires me to expound on this, its so long ago. But Perot was in a deal with the CIA and Shah Reza's regime. How do I know? I tell you. I worked as en petroleum engineer for Shell inside the Consortium from I966 until I fled the country xmas 1979. I lived near Gaylord, aboserved the CIA guys getting together. In fact the EDS men were moved around by the Savak secret police at the prison near the Vanak square, Evin, and other places.EDS was a cover for the murky undertakings of the CIA in cooperation with that idiot mr. Simmons and the Oil Consortium. Simmons failed in his mission and hided away in Teheran, some iranians in Khomeini's revolutionary guard fixed the escape (for money of course, as they did with my own escape) Corruption is king then and now!

Nonetheless, "On Wings of Eagles", is what we call in Holland: "a zeven stuivers" narrative. Its big flaw is that typical for a fictional writer like Ken Follett, is that his story is baised positivily to the good intentions of EDS, while the truth is hiden in the CIA involvement toppling the Shah's regime and oil region stategies together wuith the top guys in the Oil Consortium. Remember they did the same thing back in the 1960 toppling at that time Mossadeq bringing back Shah Reza, as long as they feel fit to have him as a US croony, placating him with guns and warplanes as long as the oil stayed in the hands of the Consortium. The background and basic reasons for the revolution in 1979 and Khomeini's regime are not described, EDS and CIA' murky intentions (still secret?) are not brought forward so what is it all about? Oil is to govern the world and the CIA will take care it will control the resource.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Illusions of the Revolution by Alex Gomes

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2021 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)