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The CIA's 1953 Iranian coup

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CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup

Documents Provide New Details on Mosaddeq Overthrow and Its Aftermath

National Security Archive Calls for Release of Remaining Classified Record

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 435

Posted – August 19, 2013

Edited by Malcolm Byrne

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http://www2.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB435/
 

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One of our nation's worst mistakes and shows the CIA should never be anywhere near the action in anything but a pure intel capacity.
 

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Well, they were so successful there that they subsequently moved operations to Latin America and toppled a whole lot of democratically elected governments, replacing some of them with dictatorships. The CIA could be eliminated all together and the world would be a safer place.
 

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Well, they were so successful there that they subsequently moved operations to Latin America and , replacing some of them with dictatorships. The CIA could be eliminated all together and the world would be a safer place.

Yes, we toppled a whole lot of democratically elected governments. I just don't recall which ones we didn't replace with a dictatorship. Anyhoo, an interesting sidebar to our anti democracy agenda, someone did a forensic study of stock prices of companies that had the most to gain from each country's specific coup and guess what they found? people were trading on the info of the coups to topple a whole lot of democratically elected governments.

EconomicPolicyJournal.com: CIA and NSA Employess are Frontrunning Coups (for Profit)
 

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CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup

Documents Provide New Details on Mosaddeq Overthrow and Its Aftermath

National Security Archive Calls for Release of Remaining Classified Record

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 435

Posted – August 19, 2013

Edited by Malcolm Byrne

For more information contact:
Malcolm Byrne 202/994-7043 or mbyrne@gwu.edu

CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup

That's the result of letting Big Money rather than Republican Principle rule your government. Eventually, our society became so economically and defensively dependent on such bad behaviors that they became the norm, like a drug that kills you once you stop taking it.
 

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CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup

Documents Provide New Details on Mosaddeq Overthrow and Its Aftermath

National Security Archive Calls for Release of Remaining Classified Record

National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 435

Posted – August 19, 2013

Edited by Malcolm Byrne

For more information contact:
Malcolm Byrne 202/994-7043 or mbyrne@gwu.edu

CIA Confirms Role in 1953 Iran Coup

the us govt has many times overthrown leaders simply to replace them with yes men for the us and un,not caring whether or not those new leaders were dictators.its all aboit foreign policy,

for one thing to think about,the iranian coupe began in 53,and british owned oil fields in iran were nationalized in 51,2 years later the iranian govt is overthrown,and replaced by a dictator who was a yes man to america.under the shah though iran saw amazing prosperity economically,and iran became one of the mostmodern countries of that era,but no one could there was willing to live with economic prosperity if it meant trading off their ways of life for a dictator who nearly as cruel as stalin.
 

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Things did not get better after he left though. Look at what that regime has been doing since 1979. Much worse than the Shah.
 

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Yes, we toppled a whole lot of democratically elected governments. I just don't recall which ones we didn't replace with a dictatorship. Anyhoo, an interesting sidebar to our anti democracy agenda, someone did a forensic study of stock prices of companies that had the most to gain from each country's specific coup and guess what they found? people were trading on the info of the coups to topple a whole lot of democratically elected governments.

EconomicPolicyJournal.com: CIA and NSA Employess are Frontrunning Coups (for Profit)

Great link Vern, I hope the Rah Rah everything American posters here check it out but then, what's the chances?
 

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the us govt has many times overthrown leaders simply to replace them with yes men for the us and un,not caring whether or not those new leaders were dictators.its all aboit foreign policy,

for one thing to think about,the iranian coupe began in 53,and british owned oil fields in iran were nationalized in 51,2 years later the iranian govt is overthrown,and replaced by a dictator who was a yes man to america.under the shah though iran saw amazing prosperity economically,and iran became one of the mostmodern countries of that era,but no one could there was willing to live with economic prosperity if it meant trading off their ways of life for a dictator who nearly as cruel as stalin.

So.....I'm not sure, was that a support of the CIA sponsored coup or not?
 

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Things did not get better after he left though. Look at what that regime has been doing since 1979. Much worse than the Shah.

yea, things did get much worse after the shah left. dang those oppressive dictators who make extremists look like a perfectly reasonable alternative. anyhoo drake, the question is would it have been much worse if we didnt overthrow their govt in the first place. Oh and it seems that iranians already knew we were behind the coup. sorta added to their anger towards us.
 

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So.....I'm not sure, was that a support of the CIA sponsored coup or not?

i dont know how it could be called support,i dont approve lack of freedom.they only had an advanced and prosperous economy because of funds pumped into it by america and europe to prop it up.

under the shahs rule,even so much as mentioning hate against iran or america meant being dragged away and never seen again.he literally took a stalinist approach towards dissidence.
 

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One of our nation's worst mistakes and shows the CIA should never be anywhere near the action in anything but a pure intel capacity.

Are you blaming Harry S. Truman (Ms-Dem) for the disbanding of the OSS and creating the CIA. Are you also claiming that under the direction of HST the CIA overthrew the Iranian leader?
 

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i dont know how it could be called support,i dont approve lack of freedom.they only had an advanced and prosperous economy because of funds pumped into it by america and europe to prop it up.

under the shahs rule,even so much as mentioning hate against iran or america meant being dragged away and never seen again.he literally took a stalinist approach towards dissidence.

Hmm..., Is the Ayatollah any better?
 

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Hmm..., Is the Ayatollah any better?

depends on what you determin as better,under the ayatollah,people were generally poor,had no religious freedom,and had poor infrastructure,but they hadmore freedom over speech and more general freedom(though nothing close to the us or other western countries)

the shah had economic advancements,the most modern middle east infrastructure,but people were kill or tortured to death for simply speaking their mind about anything that wasnt praise for his regime.

overall they had it better under the ayatolah than the shah,had the country had the shahs economic prosperity,without the dictatorship,the country would have remained an advanced modern country.
 

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Not a mistake. The Radicals would have taken over 26 years earlier,that's all.

. . . Mohammad Mosaddegh's legacy is ignored by the government of Iran specifically because he pursued secularism.

His big crime was that he nationalized the oil industry that belonged to British companies because the Iranians had little share in the profits of exporting their only natural resource. The British got mad and convinced the United States that this meant that Iran was going to go communist and become an ally of the Soviet Union.
 
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