Side with the Shah
Do what we did
they were mad that we took out one of their leaders, the equivalent of their Reagan, and replaced him with a corrupt dictator similar to King George III... The smartest thing we could have done by far was side with the shah, realize that we created a clusterf*ck of a situation, and then try to make amends.
Do what you do because if not do what you do than you wont do what you do and that makes what you do not what you do!