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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-20-13 08:10 AM
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CIA Admits Role In 1953 Iran Coup Against Democratically-Elected Prime Minister
Edited on Tue Aug-20-13 08:15 AM by No Elephants
Mohammad Mosadeq.

The following is not part of the story about the military coup per se, but the caption under a map of Tahrir Square Southern Iran:

This map shows the disposition of bands of "ruffians," paid to demonstrate by coup organizers, early on August 19, 1953. The bands gathered in the bazaar and other sections of southern Tehran, then moved north through the capital. Thug leaders' names appear at left, along with the estimated size of their groups, and their targets. (Courtesy of Ali Rahnema, author of the forthcoming Thugs, Turn-coats, Soldiers, Spooks: Anatomy of Overthrowing Mosaddeq in Four Days.)

BTW, the Brits were involved, too. So, Blair was not the first "poodle" of a US President.

Good Morning, America played a tape of Obama, speaking in 2009, saying that the US had "played a role" in this revolution.

Well, there is a difference betweeen a military coup and a revolution. In a real revolution, the people are probably fighting the military of the ruler they wish to oust. But, passing that, this is the second open "secret" that has been confirmed recently, the other being the existence of Area 51.

Glad to know the USG is such an open book, isn't it? Especially in the wake of the Snowden revelations!

I think I have posted here that hiring many demonstrators in Egypt would be a relatively easy thing to do--and with those hired having no idea that the money was coming from the West. I think I have also posted that the figures of 15 million demonstrators being suggested to us were ludicrously high. And so on. IOW, I think the popular uprising against Morsi smells, too. However, some might say "How could so many keep a secret?"

That is why I chose to post only the caption to the photo of the map. Google around the internet to find your favorite source for the entire story, though. It's everywhere this morning. The similarities to both coups in Egypt--Mubarak and Morsi--may strike you, even to the four days it supposedly took to overthrow Morsi.
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-20-13 02:44 PM
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1. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction?
They should have learned that?

Or they want reactions?

If there are no actions there are no enemies? No enemies means no ridiculously large MIC?

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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-20-13 09:16 PM
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2. Four words: Cold War and fuel.
God forbid someone builds a solar vehicle.

Oh well, there's always frickin' fracking.
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