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Today: 58th Anniversary of Iran coup d'état

the 19th August 1953 UK/CIA-backed coup - also known as Operation Ajax - overthrew the democratically elected government of Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh.

in 1951, Mosaddegh nationalized his country's oil industry - which until that point, had been controlled by the British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (AIOC).
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1953 Iranian coup d'état

The 1953 Iranian coup d'état (known in Iran as the 28 Mordad coup) was the overthrow of the democratically elected government of Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh on 19 August 1953, orchestrated by the intelligence agencies of the United Kingdom and the United States under the name TPAJAX Project.
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homepage: homepage: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1953_Iranian_coup_d%27%C3%A9tat


pipedream: "Popular fairy tale" 20.Aug.2011 13:55

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since, according to you, Mossadegh was a "dictator like any other"

the UK/CIA plot which overthrew him and subsequent rule by a murderous police state tyrant was just fine by you.

i.e. your remark perfectly assents this.

I like the truth 20.Aug.2011 14:33

pipedream

I get very tired of the propaganda and lies that permeates our society. When I read, see, or hear untruths I call Bullshit.

You are welcome to your opinion, but you should at least have your facts straight before you construct that opinion.

"should at least have your facts straight before you construct that opinion." 20.Aug.2011 15:21

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what is not factual about the coup d'état propogated by UK/CIA oil-backed interests ?

do you know what a coup d'état is ? What is involved in the occurrence of one ?

What might happen to be your own "constructed opinion" about the events of September 11, 2001 ?

Why? 20.Aug.2011 17:17

pipedream

Why would you want to know my opinion of 9/11/2001? Is that some kind of litmus test?

I stand by my original points, Mossaddegh was not democratically elected to be Prime Minister, he was appointed by the Shah, he also assumed more power than he was given.

"Is that some kind of litmus test? " 20.Aug.2011 18:02

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quoting you:
" I get very tired of the propaganda and lies that permeates [sic] our society. "

ergo,

what do you think occurred on September 11, 2001?


quoting you:
" [Mosaddegh] was appointed by the Shah "

On 28 April 1951, the Majlis (Parliament of Iran) named Mosaddegh as new prime minister by a vote of 79-12.
(only _after_ this was he appointed to Premiership)

Additionally, Mosaddegh's immediate 'predecessor' -- military general Haj-Ali Razmara, who had been "recommended" to the Shah via urgings of the British Foreign Office and the AIOC -- was assassinated in March 1951 by a soldier acting on behalf of the Shah. Razmara had opposed efforts to nationalize AIOC oil assets in his country.


and you still have not stated any understanding or comprehension of what a coup d'état is / function it serves.