CIA admits involvement in overthrow of Iran's government in 1953


gore0bsessed
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On the 60th anniversary of the overthrow of the democrtically elected leader Mohammad Mossadeq the C.I.A has finally decided to admit their involvement in the incident.

Robert Scheer: The Moment the U.S. Ended Iran’s Brief Experiment in Democracy - Robert Scheer's Columns - Truthdig

Sixty years ago this week, on Aug. 19, 1953, the United States, in collaboration with Britain, successfully staged a coup in Iran to overthrow democratically elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh that a newly declassified CIA document reveals was designed to preserve the control of Western companies over Iran’s rich oil fields.

The U.S. government at the time of the coup easily had manipulated Western media into denigrating Mossadegh as intemperate, unstable and an otherwise unreliable ally in the Cold War, but the real motivation for hijacking Iran’s history was Mossadegh’s move to nationalize Western-controlled oil assets in Iran. According to the document, part of an internal CIA report:

“The target of this policy of desperation, Mohammad Mosadeq, [sic] was neither a madman nor an emotional bundle of senility as he was so often pictured in the foreign press; however, he had become so committed to the ideals of nationalism that he did things that could not have conceivably helped his people even in the best and most altruistic of worlds. In refusing to bargain—except on his own uncompromising terms—with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, he was in fact defying the professional politicians of the British government. These leaders believed, with good reason, that cheap oil for Britain and high profits for the company were vital to their national interests.”

There you have it, the smoking gun declaration of the true intent to preserve high profits and cheap oil that cuts through all of the official propaganda justifying not only this sorry attempt to prevent Iranian nationalists from gaining control over their prized resources but subsequent blood-for-oil adventures in Iraq and Kuwait. The assumption is that “the best and most altruistic of worlds” is one that accommodates the demands of rapacious capitalism as represented by Western oil companies.
 
petros
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Everybody already knows. Why admit to something everyone already knows?
 
karrie
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When the magician points to something with his left hand, you want to keep an eye on what his right is up to.
 
petros
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magicians shouldn't be running democracies.
 
Machjo
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And see how Iran turned out. Care to overthrow another government?
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

And see how Iran turned out. Care to overthrow another government?

They have a good leader now, he just needs support instead of manufactured alienation.
 
Machjo
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

They have a good leader now, he just needs support instead of manufactured alienation.

A good leader? Maybe. We'll see over time how religious minorities are treated I guess.
 
petros
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He's been bucking the nutjobs ever since he was elected as a minster or whatever they call it. Check out his record for yourself and not what CIA/Moosesad have created.
 
EagleSmack
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Quote: Originally Posted by Machjo View Post

And see how Iran turned out. Care to overthrow another government?

No thanks!
 
Gilgamesh
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Everybody already knows. Why admit to something everyone already knows?

Totally agree. Common knowledge most of my adult life.

Mossadeq's main 'sin' was wanting to nationalize Irans oil industry.

BTW, exactly what all the other ME countries did a bit later.

Mossadeq was just clumsy and impatient.

If the U.S dipsh*ts had let the situation evolve as happened elsewhere in the ME, it's doubtful the rabid mentally diseased Mad Mullahs of Teheran would have gained control.

'The worst of all possible worlds' courtesy the morons in the CIA & the State Department.

FTR, AS A Canadian, I am still a supporter of the U.S & of course, Canada.

However, I am not blind either.
 
B00Mer
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Everybody already knows. Why admit to something everyone already knows?

Next Roswell was Aliens, and Windmills do cause cancer
 
Gilgamesh
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Next Roswell was Aliens, and Windmills do cause cancer

So do you,
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by B00Mer View Post

Next Roswell was Aliens, and Windmills do cause cancer

Whirlygigs do murder thousands of birds every year.