Monday, August 21, 2006

A Strange Coincidence

There are some ironic events in history. Shaban Ja'fari known as Shaban the Brainless, who was the major mob leader and organizer in 1953 coup died on the anniversary of that event 2 days ago in California. Two years ago he said his story to Homa Sarshar, and denied doing things most people saw him doing in the coup.
He lived a privileged life before Islamic Revolution and after that became a hunted man. He left the country and lived in exile in Turkey, Israel, England and eventually he came to the United States. His years in exile were years of loneliness, isolation and poverty. Timing of his death couldn’t be more ironic, he died on the day he made himself infamous for rest of his life.

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