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Remember the 1953 coup in Iran?

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Remember the 1953 coup in Iran?#1
Posted: 10/21/07 at 12:11am
Just wanted to edumacate any youngins' who might not know our history with Iran.

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Iran
Main article: 1953 Iranian coup d'état
Britain, resentful of the nationalization of Iran’s oil industry, came up with the idea for the coup in 1952 and pressed the U.S. to mount a joint operation to remove the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh[32] and install the Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi to rule Iran autocratically. Partially due to fear of a Communist overthrow due to increasing influence of the Communist Tudeh party, and partly to gain control of a larger share of Iranian oil supplies, the US agreed. Brigadier General Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr. and CIA guru Kermit Roosevelt, Jr. were ordered to begin a covert operation to overthrow Mossadegh. A complex plot, codenamed Operation Ajax, was conceived and executed from the US Embassy in Tehran. Full details of the operation were released fifty years later, in 2003. Britain, who previously had controlled all of the Iranian oil industry, lost its monopoly and allowed U.S. oil companies to compete in Iran. Because the Shah had neutralized or assassinated all of his moderate political opposition, when the Shah was finally overthrown in 1979, it was by extreme Islamic fundamentalists. Former CIA director Admiral Stansfield Turner had poor intelligence of the Islamist revolution of 1979 in Iran as, "It was a big gap in CIA coverage."
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which for all we know you wrote yourself? here, have a tatp vest and show allah your true colors.
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Actually papa I couldn't write anything that concise.

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Are you going to tell me we didn't support this coup and didn't put the Shah in power? And don't give me this show allah my true colors.
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Is anyone arguing? We put the shah on the Peacock throne and got twenty-odd years of cheap and plentiful caviar and oil. As we used to say back then "Ring a ding ding!"
No good can possibly come from using this vast wasteland of error and deliberate deceit. You should get off of it and warn others away. You should make sure your children and grandchildren know what a corrupt and morally bankrupt institution it truly is.
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Sigh....I guess my point was that we imposed a ruler and then suprise suprise 20 years later there is a revoultion against said leader (who would crush opposition) which starts the Islamic Fundalmentalist Movement
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